Thrive Forward

thrive forward

Know. Eat. Feel. BETTER.

Developed by Brendan Brazier, Thrive Forward is a FREE, personalized online program to help transform your health and sport performance through plant-based nutrition.  Starting with Clean Eating 101, Brendan guides your journey to optimal health and performance through customized topics most relevant to you—be it energy, stress, sleep, body composition, strength and endurance training, or even how to eat more sustainably. And every video lesson is enhanced with useful tools to reinforce what you’ve learned, including recipes and articles.


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Holy Fukushima Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans

You’re going to want to use every share button at the bottom of this article once you’re done reading, so get ready, it’s time to freak out: Maybe. If you live on the west coast of Canada or the United States, you’re pretty much already screwed at this point thanks to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Radiation levels are already increasing in the food and water, babies born with thyroid issues linked to radiation are rising quickly and governments in Canada and the United States are raising the “acceptable levels” of certain toxic substances in the food being shipped in from Japan.

via Holy Fukushima – Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans.

“A” is for Apple…

really cool post on apples… how many apples did you think there were?


And apparently so is every other letter of the alphabet.

I was recently enlightened to the incredible diversity of the apple and have since become completely enamored with the fruit.  Worldwide there are 7,500 named varieties, and within North America the number stands around 2,500.  These varieties are referred to as cultivars, which means they have been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation.

This information is fascinating to me on a number of levels.  Firstly, who knew that something so iconic, like an apple, is in reality a diverse group of thousands of varieties, each with individual characteristics differentiating them in color, shape, and (most importantly) taste?  Secondly, cultivation implies human intervention, meaning that apples as we know them do not exist independently in the wild.  In fact, the only native apple to North America is the crab apple, a tiny and very bitter cousin to the…

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Dr Mercola on feminine care and it’s potential effects

Dr Mercola on feminine care and it’s potential effects

It’s not every day that I find myself pondering feminine care products and you may be wondering why I am blogging about feminine care products. If you can, take a few minutes to watch Dr. Mercola’s video on feminine care products and you might understand. Please pass this information on to any one that you love are care about. 


Love and Groove

the power of a puppy….

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i took these cute little guys to see our neighbor and super talented artist and she said “thats the best thing that has happened to me all week” it got me thinking about how powerful these cute little things can be. It’s a shame that in less than a year they will be feared by many just because of their race…. let’s educate!!!!