Maple sugaring season has arrived! Warmer days and cold nights means the sap is flowing in the maple trees. Tapping trees at home can be a lot of fun. You can boil your own maple syrup, or, if that seems like too much work, just enjoy the sap as is - nature's sweetener! When it emerges from the tree, sap is a clear, slightly sweet liquid that looks a lot like water. Filter it through a fine strainer or cheesecloth, and save that delightful sap in the fridge or a cold garage.
Have you ever considered that the foods you eat may directly affect the thoughts you have? The "gut" is often referred to as the second brain. Vital nutrients, minerals, and vitamins are absorbed through the gut, but toxins are as well. If you eat foods with pesticides, or foods with other chemicals (often utilized in our foods), those are being absorbed by your gut can go into your blood stream. So, anywhere your blood goes can be directly impacted by these toxins. This can