Food & Drink

REVIEW: Endangered Species Chocolate

REVIEW: Endangered Species Chocolate

Sometimes you really need to eat some chocolate. It is almost a meditative undertaking, especially when you eat good quality chocolate. For just a moment you can pause to savor the uniquely healing flavor. And never has it been a better time to justify eating it. Sugar, butter and milk fat dilute the health benefits […]

The Beauty Of Homemade Hemp Milk

The Beauty Of Homemade Hemp Milk

You might be surprised with the variety of milks available. Soy, almond, coconut, rice, oat, hemp. etc. Each type of non-dairy milk is known for having different properties. Out of all the different varieties of milk, hemp is the most nutritious, and most delicious too. Yet, most people don’t even know that hemp seeds can […]

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

A few years ago, drinking kombucha was something of a “crunchy” hippy practice. Creating it involves fermenting cultures in barrels, and looks a little funny with all the stringy cultures swimming around. The bottles would often explode because of the natural effervescence that comes in the fermentation process. But then it starting popping up in […]

Hemp From Head To Toe

Hemp From Head To Toe

Hemp has been growing in popularity again, yet it is still not grown or manufactured in the United States due to federal prohibition, making it an expensive import. Fortunately there are some really great companies on the market now that make it easier to literally “walk the walk” in your own hemp shoes while you […]

Five Hemp Essentials

Five Hemp Essentials

PHOTO: “Hemp For Victory” a United States government campaign aimed at getting American farmers to plant more hemp during World War II. Hemp is the misunderstood sister of marijuana. While both plants are scientifically classified as Cannabis, hemp does not produce psychoactive flowers, or buds, which you can smoke. Hemp has been used throughout history for a […]

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

For years I have viewed Western medicine as a necessary evil in my life. While I will not stop seeing my doctor, I have a natural distrust for the industry-side of healthcare. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I asked the doctor how I should change my diet to keep the symptoms under control. […]

REVIEW: Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup

REVIEW: Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup

Many staff members and writers at Ladybud Magazine have very sensitive digestive systems and we’re always looking for foods that are easy to process but palatable to all kinds of folks. One of our very favorites is Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup because it’s hearty, healthy and easy to prepare. It comes it […]

Rosemary Can Help You Keep Stress In Check

Rosemary Can Help You Keep Stress In Check

Rosemary is an herb-plant native to the Mediterranean that seemingly grows everywhere– from your front yard to your freeway off ramp. It is a delicious flavoring for all sorts of dishes, but did you know it can provide a variety of medicinal effects as well? Rosemary is known to increase blood flow to the brain, improving memory. […]

REVIEW: Runa Guayasa Tea

REVIEW: Runa Guayasa Tea

This tea is great for those all night study sessions or days when you need a more focused, long-lasting drive than coffee can provide. Guayasa is a native Amazonian tree leaf indigenous to Ecuador. One tea bag of Runa Tea provides the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants […]

REVIEW: Carrington Farms Milled Flax Paks

REVIEW: Carrington Farms Milled Flax Paks

Flax seeds have been popping up everywhere, even in mainstream foods in convenience stores. What is so great about flax seeds? Flax seeds pack a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber and have been shown to benefit men and women suffering from breast and prostate cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty […]