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5 Ways To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs

5 Ways To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs A little self-criticism is a normal shared human mental pattern and can even be healthy for the most part. But we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in our head....

Hormone Imbalance? 10 Signs the Answer is YES … and What to do About It

Hormone Imbalance? 10 Signs the Answer is YES … and What to do About It Hormones are like chemical messengers and govern nearly every cellular action in our body. While very important, our sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are actually not...

Eating to Relieve Constipation

Eating to Relieve Constipation Yep … we’re going to talk about constipation and what you can eat to relieve it. Constipation gets more common when you’re trying to lose weight, and also as we get older. Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea - it's when stool tends...

Elimination Diets 101

Elimination Diets 101 Elimination diets have pros and cons and we’re going to go over some of those right here. Some foods you eat may be causing you some issues. It’s even possible that your body’s reaction to some foods may prevent you from losing body fat and...

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...

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 lot...

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) to...

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...
Recipe – Cho-Coco Fat Bombs

Recipe – Cho-Coco Fat Bombs

You want me to do what...EAT MORE FAT?! You bet, and here are all the reasons why, plus the easiest, most delicious appetite- and sweet tooth-curbing recipe you can whip up -- all for the sake of hormonal harmony!   Recipe - Cho-Coco Fat Bombs   Ingredients:...

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Recipe – Steel Cut Oats with Pears

Recipe – Steel Cut Oats with Pears

I have an absolutely delicious breakfast recipe for you. It’s full of soluble fiber. A great way to start the day is with a bowl full of warm, nutritious goodness that's going to keep you full and satisfied for hours. And it's definitely gut-friendly!   Recipe -...

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Eating to Relieve Constipation

Eating to Relieve Constipation

Eating to Relieve Constipation Yep … we’re going to talk about constipation and what you can eat to relieve it. Constipation gets more common when you’re trying to lose weight, and also as we get older. Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea - it's when stool tends...

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Recipe – Steamed Salmon and Vegetables

Recipe – Steamed Salmon and Vegetables

I have an amazing, and super-simple recipe that is elimination diet-friendly. You seriously wouldn’t think that this tasty recipe is free of common allergens! Who would’ve thought that eliminating foods can be so delicious?   Recipe - Steamed Salmon and...

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Elimination Diets 101

Elimination Diets 101

Elimination Diets 101 Elimination diets have pros and cons and we’re going to go over some of those right here. Some foods you eat may be causing you some issues. It’s even possible that your body’s reaction to some foods may prevent you from losing body fat and...

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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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