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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods? Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the...

What Makes A Food Processed?

What Makes a Food Processed? The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural...

Food Thickeners? You need to know this.

Food Thickeners? You need to know this. Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a...

What to do About a Leaky Gut

What to do About a Leaky Gut Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It's when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They're supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain...

Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101 Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines a low carb diet? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks)...

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it....

Prebiotics 101

Prebiotics 101  “Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics with, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and...

Intermittent Fasting 101 – Will It Help Me Lose Weight?

Intermittent Fasting 101 - Will it help me lose weight? In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It's limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It's more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat,...

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss

Creating a Mindset for Health and Weight Loss  So much of health and weight loss is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a...

Antioxidant Foods vs Supplements

Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements  Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples,...
Recipe – Superfood Soup

Recipe – Superfood Soup

I have an awesome cooking hack to keep the healthfulness of raw broccoli and kale, without eating them raw! Check out my new soup recipe that (literally) “blends” biochemistry with deliciousness.   Recipe (Broccoli & Kale): Superfood Soup Serves 4 2 tbsp...

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods? Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research...

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Recipe – Slow Cooker Applesauce

Recipe – Slow Cooker Applesauce

Here’s a super-easy, minimally processed versatile recipe. Make homemade applesauce! The kids (gib and little) are going to love it.   Recipe – Slow-Cooker Applesauce Serves 16 4 lbs apples, washed and chopped ¾ cup water Instructions: Place apples and water in a...

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What Makes A Food Processed?

What Makes A Food Processed?

What Makes a Food Processed? The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural...

read more
Recipe – Creamy Salad Dressing

Recipe – Creamy Salad Dressing

Have you seen the ingredient list of the dressing you may be adding to your uber-healthy salad? After trying my newest (no food thickeners added) thick and creamy salad dressing, you will never go back to the bottled stuff!   Recipe (Thickener-free): Creamy Salad...

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Food Thickeners? You need to know this.

Food Thickeners? You need to know this.

Food Thickeners? You need to know this. Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot...

read more
Recipe – Braised Greens with Turmeric

Recipe – Braised Greens with Turmeric

Recipe (Gut supporting) - Braised Greens with Turmeric Serves 4 2 bunches leafy greens (kale, chard, collards), washed and chopped 2 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1 lemon ½ tsp turmeric 2 dashes salt and pepper Instructions Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium...

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What to do About a Leaky Gut

What to do About a Leaky Gut

What to do About a Leaky Gut Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It's when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They're supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain...

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Recipe – Baked “Breaded” Chicken

Recipe – Baked “Breaded” Chicken

Love breaded chicken, but don’t want the bread? Try my new (low carb) baked “breaded” chicken. It’s a great dinner, and you can roast your veggies at the same time!   Recipe (Low carb): Baked "Breaded" Chicken Serves 4 2 pounds chicken drumsticks ½ cup almond...

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Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101

Low Carb Diet 101 Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines a low carb diet? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks) to...

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Recipe – Non-Grapefruit Juice

Recipe – Non-Grapefruit Juice

Love tangy citrusy juice? Want (or need) to replace grapefruit? Grapefruit is a super-healthy fruit. It has vitamins, minerals, fiber, and very little sugar. But - there are people who I actually recommend don’t eat this health-promoting food since it can cause some...

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Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit

Take Medications? You May Want to Avoid Grapefruit Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it. The...

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