Thursday, April 18, 2013

CSA: Community Supported Agriculture

Want to take the next step in sustainability? Then join your local CSA! It's hand down one of the most sustainable actions you could take! Community Supported Agriculture has become popular in the recent years as people are becoming more educated on issues like organics, sustainability and shopping locally. You pay into the farm and in exchange you receive a "share" of the produce. Basically, a box overflowing with the best, freshly harvested seasonal crops, from heirloom tomatoes to strawberries, your box is different each week! Your support each week garantuees the farm can continually provide you with the highest quality produce all year long. This direct exchange from farmer to consumer is highly beneficial to your local economy.

What are the nutritional benefits of a CSA? Well, for one you'll be eating your veggies each week cause you'll have a box full! You're less likely to get stuck eating the same thing over and over because your box will be varied each week. This means you'll be giving your body a variety of different nutrients and probably even trying some things you never would have bought otherwise! The produce is picked the morning you pick up your box, so it's guaranteed to contain the most nutrients and keep much longer than store bought produce. AND you'll get a weekly newsletter with recipes and even a nutrition tip from Dani when you join the Something Good! CSA.
Something Good!, the CSA for John Givens Farms in Goleta provides one of the most abundant CSA's in town! The farm has been serving Goleta with the highest quality organic produce for 30 years! Every Wednesday you pick up your box on the farm here in Goleta or you can have it delivered, find more information here or ask Dani! 

Look out for more information about The Juice Feast: the latest from Something Good! It's a new CSA box with all your juicing vegetables! And of course lots of nutritional information from Dani!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Dani's Detox

The latest from Wholesome Practices: Dani's Detox! The perfect way to start off the spring and prepare for that beachy, summer weather. The liver is the largest organ in our bodies and is responsible for several hundred functions. The liver converts vitamins and minerals into usable forms, it activates the mighty vitamin D, while also storing the essential ‘fat-soluble’ vitamins A, E and K. It helps our body eliminate the inevitable toxins we encounter everyday and also creates bile which emulsifies fats that we eat. Are you convinced you need to have a healthy liver? 

The best way to maintain a healthy liver is to do a detox or commonly known as a cleanse. So many detox or cleanse programs are rigid and quite harsh on the body. Dani's Detox is gentle, yet effective at cleansing the liver and improving the detoxification pathways that rid toxins out of your body. Formulated by certified Nutrition Consultant Dani Rhoades, NC and approved by Dr. Robert P. Mathis, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM, CNS, MCP. Together we have created a plan that is natural, science based and incredibly efficient.

"I can definitely tell I have lost weight even just in one week! Dani's Detox helped me get on track with the healthy eating habits I wanted to have, cutting gluten and sugars always makes me feel better. Yes! The detox is very beneficial!" -Sheryl R

Often people hit a wall with weight loss or even with healing their GI tract and it usually comes down to the liver at that point. Only so much can be done and then the liver needs to be cleansed, detoxed and nourished so that it can function at it's best on a daily basis. A healthy liver can aid in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, improving migraines, amongst many other ailments but most notably it will help prevent disease in the long run.

Dani's Detox includes specific dietary, supplemental, and lifestyle adjustments that work effectively in just 5-7 days. You'll get guidelines, outlines and shopping lists after a brief consultation with Dani. In honor of our ONE YEAR celebration we are offering Dani's Detox for just $50! Please contact her at to get start your detox right away!*

*Be sure to contact your healthcare provider before starting any new program. 
**Can be set up over the phone if you are long distance.

Monday, April 1, 2013

One Year Anniversary

The Wholesome Practices Blog has been up and running for a whole year! 55 posts, 25 recipes, tutorials, infomercials, and countless lives affected. Wholesome Practices exists for YOU. Our purpose is to bring about a change in the community. To educate individuals, families, and groups about nutrition. To arouse a movement towards eating locally, sustainably and organically. To change the course of someone's life through the simple, traditional means of eating real food.

Wholesome Practices was built upon the idea that not only is nutrition critical to your health but that often a little help is needed in transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. Certified Nutrition Consultant, Dani Rhoades seeks to be that help by offering multiple different services in her practice. Her services are meant to build a bridge between what you know about nutrition and what you actually implement into your life. From her Personal Health Assessment to her Farmer's Market Tour there is something to benefit you! Read the Services tab to learn more!

In honor of the one year anniversary we will be offering 25%* on any one of our Wholesome Practices services when you mention reading our blog post! And stay tuned for 'Dani's Detox' program, to be launched later this week!

*Offer is for new clients only.