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The Best Mood Enhancing Healthy Foods to Lift your Spirit!

Ahh the power of food… …it can be used to strengthen or weaken us; make us cry tears of joy or of despair; it can be used as basic fuel for survival or inspire the most impassioned prose; it can be used to pamper, reward, seduce, or punish us, and so much more. Whichever effect food has […]

Heavy Metals: What works and what doesn’t work to get rid of them!

As I’m starting into a more regular lifestyle again and have resumed my Liquid Detox Mondays to give my body a reset from too much food and too much sugar, I’m thinking about all the toxins that I can easily flush out with a regular dietary detox (yay)…and those I cannot get rid of so […]

Our Top 10 Nutrition and Wellness Book Recommendations

Discover our favorite timeless references that everyone interested in healing with nutrition and the power of the mind should read!  As the saying goes, knowledge is power, but only when it’s applied in a suitable manner! In a time when new health scares and unknown impacts of new technologies are all around us, it is ever […]


Healthful Plant-Based Recipes for Every Meal and Occasion

Carrot Coleslaw Salad

This crunchy and flavorful salad can be enjoyed as appetizer or meal. It boosts superfoods like cabbage, carrots, ginger, flax seeds and sunflower seeds to aid digestive health   Carrot Coleslaw Salad 4 organic carrots, peeled and thinly sliced or grated 1/4 red cabbage, shredded 1 tbsp raw sunflower seeds 1 tbsp raw flax seeds […]

Italian Tomato Avocado Salad

Italian Tomato Avocado Salad A different style of salad is this non-green salad based around tomatoes, avocado and olives! It is a hearty meal with tons of vitamins, inflammation busters, and essential fatty acids with a surprising flavor boost from the coconut oil. 2 organic tomatoes, diced 1 ripe avocado, cubed 3 tbsp black olives, […]

Sprouts Sauerkraut Salad

The varied textures and flavors of this sprouts and sauerkraut salad range from tart to creamy in this amazing nutritional powerhouse! Miso paste is fermented soya and the best way to consume soy. It gives a salty note and umami flavor to many of our dishes, and serves as base for this thermogenic salad dressing. […]


Meditation Guides and More

Our Top 10 "Power of the Mind" Book Recommendations

Being aware that ill health starts in our mental and emotional body long before it manifests physically in form of disease, I highly recommend reading or listening to the following exceptional books, which will give you a greater understanding how the astounding human system works and how everything is connected in ways we can barely […]

12 Reflections on a New Year

 1. New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only […]

Six Conscious Gift Ideas

Conscious gifts have a deeper meaning beyond providing momentary joy or taking up space on shelves and in wardrobes. It is an expression of understanding and truly meeting someone’s wants and needs, so we have created a list of six ideas for your gifting pleasure that can contribute more than bringing joy! 1.      The best present is […]


Green Living and Tips Around Sustainable Choices

11 Environmental Films You May Not Know

As our livable environment is changing fast and drastically, and the discussion over human impact on climate change vs natural occurring cycles is still not settled in the minds of some part of our society, I’m inviting you to take a closer look at these 11 not widely known environmental documentaries that I have selected […]

Going Green at Home

Our Carbon Footprint – How Green Are Our Homes?Going Green at home without spending extra money is easier than you think. One person or one family can make a huge difference with small steps! Find out how you can go green at home and reduce your carbon footprint without the need for expensive gadgets or huge […]

Comfortably Unaware

With his book Comfortably Unaware and his many speaking engagements, Dr. Richard Oppenlander addresses a fact that should be widely known but is often conveniently pushed aside: that our current choices of animal foods are causing widespread global depletion – the loss of our land, water, air/atmosphere, food supply, biodiversity, energy resources, and our own health.In a […]


Follow Our Adventures

Ubud Bali Is a Vegan Hot Spot

Few places on earth are more breathtakingly beautiful than Bali, the best known island of more than 17,500 islands that make up the country of Indonesia. A tourism hot spot for many years, Bali keeps its place among the most beautiful islands of the world, where the endless sights of gorgeous scenery, marvelous temples and […]

Singapore Is A Food Paradise!

The city state of Singapore is well known for its diversity, being a melting pot of nations from around Asia, especially China, Malaysia and India. It is an amazing travel destination and in our opinion, a great “entrance level” country to explore Asia for first timers, as it has top notch infrastructure, English as one […]

Vegan Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

If you are traveling to beautiful Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico, you don’t need to worry about vegan options, as the plant-based scene here has exploded in recent years! From rustic taco stands to gourmet vegan tasting menus, you will find delicious options galore that reflect the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that this […]


Great Life Skill Tips

20 true-story movies for inspiration, perspective and overcoming extreme odds

I hope you will find some inspiration in these true-story movies that highlight what the human spirit is capable of when faced with adversity.  You may have seen some or all of them, but this may just be the right time to revisit these tales of astounding feats of overcoming and others that will warm […]


FREE Educational Video Tutorials and “Ina’s Rawsome Monday” Video Library

Ina's best tips to stay healthy and energized while traveling.

Ina shares her favorite natural remedies for flu and cold viruses that you can use to prevent and treat!

Ina explains the difference between prebiotics and probiotics with examples of natural sources for each.