cacoa

Chocolate lovers – today is your day! You can enjoy your beloved treat while boosting your health. Cacao delivers nutritional goodness without all of the inflammatory, insulin-spiking effects of sugar. And this beloved antioxidant-rich cocoa bean delivers 80% of the recommended daily intake of copper, which is essential for red blood cell production, and manganese…

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carbs turn to sugar

Dr. Natasha Winters said this best and its true – “all carbohydrates turn to sugar. And sugar stimulates the same pleasure centers of the brain that respond to heroin and cocaine, so naturally we want more of it.” Sugar is a powerful drug and we need to understand it better and its effect on our…

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cauliflower power

The Holderness Family created a hilarious video about all-things cauliflower. But despite the trendy popularity this food-swap has ensued in recent months, its the health benefits that are the shining star. Cauliflower has half of the carb content that most starchy sides deliver, and per cooked cup contains 66% of your daily vitamin C. That’s…

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low carb cauliflower hummus

Enjoy this low carb cauliflower hummus as a simple alternative to your classic hummus favorite. It’s a great addition to your dipping desires (all those fresh carrots and celery!), and makes a great topping to greek chicken and fish meals. Ingredients 1 large head organic cauliflower (approx. 5 cups florets) 3 tbsp olive oil, divided…

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vitamin D covid

Hopefully by now, you’ve seen the countless reports and studies linking COVID survival to bolstered Vitamin D levels. If you haven’t taken action already, now is your time to do something. Even if COVID isn’t a concern (though I’m not sure how it cant be these days), decreased levels have other health impacts you likely…

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new brew coffee

Coffee is pretty much a staple for most of us. Its benefits have been debated, like most dietary items in our modern lifestyles. But I think the real details of its benefits lies within the quality of the bean. And no, more is not better. Let’s dig in…. High-quality coffee is a rich source of…

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2020

While many of us are wishing away 2020 as fast as possible, I have a different take on quite possibly the most challenging year of my life. I’m not hurried to run from the last 12 months and all of the ups, downs and sometimes sideways curveballs that came our way. Rather, when I take…

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orange

There is certainly some wonderment of an orange, right? The smell let alone the taste, has a way of quickly bringing us to present enjoyment but also has a bit of a nostalgic energy. Slice open an orange, and you’re thrown back to your childhood days or that one time in college that….well never mind…

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olive and avocado oil

Modern fats are inflammatory because of how they are processed and what they are made from. Luckily, oils have been spotlighted in the last few years in part to trendy diets that started to build awareness of good fats vs. bad fats. Even the FDA got involved and banned partially hydrogenated oil from products a…

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2020 Holiday Healthy Living Gift Ideas

Here is a short list of my favorite 2020 holiday healthy living gift ideas. It’s been a special year to say the least and what better way to show your love and gratitude than sharing the gift of good health with those that you love. Rishi Tea Loose Leaf Blends + Ceramic Tea Cup with…

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