Articles on Health & Nutrition

7 Reasons Why You Should Soak Nuts and Seeds..

Soaking raw nuts and seeds is an essential if you want to digest and absorb their wonderful nutrients. In nature they are supposed to sit in ground water after spring rain falls in order to naturally remove/reduce nutrient inhibitors. Unfortunately farmers are in such...

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Are Frozen Fruits and Veggies Healthy?

Studies show frozen fruits and vegetables often have MORE nutrients than fresh. Why? Ripe produce contains more nutrients than unripe. Frozen produce is allowed to ripen on the vine before they are picked and frozen. Fresh produce on the other hand, is often picked...

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True Healing For Insulin Resistant Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone in the body produced by the pancreas. It drives glucose into the cell for energy. When fat builds up around the cells, insulin can no longer do its job; it can no longer deliver glucose into the cell. Therefore sugar remains in the blood...

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Are High Fat Diets Healthy?

Let's look at the pro's and con's of high fat diets:   Pro's High fat diets restrict carbohydrates. When you stop eating carbs, your body will use up glycogen (sugar stored in the liver), then switch over to burning fat for energy. This can work well for weight...

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The Fat Storage Hormone

Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Constantly spiking insulin tells your body to store fat. Chronically high insulin levels can lead insulin resistance and diabetes.   Two Things That Spike Insulin: 1. Refined sugars - most people already know this fact. But...

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Is Yogurt Healthy?

Yogurt is crazy popular. If it was raw, organic, home made, and cultured properly, it would have health benefits. Unfortunately commercial yogurt, including Greek yogurt, is not made properly. The result is an unhealthy "health" food I do not personally eat or...

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Is Your Natural Deodorant Safe? Find Out

There are crazy amounts of self claiming natural non toxic deodorants on the market now. But the ONLY way to really know if your deodorant is truly non toxic, is to read the ingredient label, and compare it to this list of toxic chemicals to avoid. Why is this so...

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How To Make Ghee Butter

Ghee is clarified butter. It's made by simmering cow's milk butter, removing the water and milk solids (casein and lactose). The end product is a nutritious, nutty tasting, rich flavored fat that can handle much higher heat than butter and even coconut oil. I used...

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Simply Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I kept hearing so much about portobello mushrooms I thought I need to give them a try! So I came up with a recipe that includes nutritious spinach, super easy, and tastes amazing! Another great way to get dark leafy greens in your diet 🙂 Ingredients: 2 Portobello...

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Is Popcorn Healthy? Find Out!

Popcorn is not what I would define as a health food, because it has no nutritional value, and can actually be a problem for some people. That said, it can be what I call a healthy junk food" alternative for some people if it is non-GMO, organic, and prepared properly....

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Toxicity Quiz – Do I Need To Detox?

How can you tell if you really need a fully body detox? Your body will tell you. It's so simple. If you feel like crap, your body is telling you something.  There are two primary causes of disease: 1. Toxic overload (whether it's dietary or emotional). Junk in = junk...

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My New Favorite Vegetable And Two Simple Tasty Recipes!!

Cauliflower Rice has quickly become my new favorite vegetable. It's tasty and extremely versatile as it takes on whatever flavor you add to it. You can either grate it yourself, or buy it in the produce section or freezer section already finely grated.   Benefits...

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7 Essential Nutrients That Stimulate Hair Growth

1. Protein Hair follicles and nails are made up of protein. Protein is the building block of every cell in the body so nothing can grow without protein. I do not eat a lot of animal protein so I supplement with amino acids (predigested protein). When I get lazy about...

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5 Top Gut Destroyers (That Are Not Gluten)

I think just about everyone has probably heard of the dangers of gluten by now. But gluten gets so much attention a lot of people miss that gluten is not the only gut destroyer, there are many. I'm going to point out five biggies that are not gluten. 5 Top Gut...

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How To Make Your Own Kombucha For Less Than $1 Per Bottle!!

              Video: How To Make 1 Gallon Fermented Kombucha Tea Kombucha is a fermented tea (probiotic beverage) that provides beneficial gut bacteria, improves digestion, increases energy, alkalizes, detoxifies, and boosts your immune system. But it's very expensive...

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Are You Making These Top 5 Juicing Mistakes?

There are so many health benefits of juicing. But rather than list all the benefits, I'll just keep it simple. Fresh juice (made with a juicer not store bought juice) floods your body with enzyme rich life giving nutrients, and is loaded with energy (energy in =...

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4 Reasons I Drink Fresh Juice Every Day

I juice pretty much every day. Some people think that's extreme. But I think insulin shots, chemo, expensive time consuming doctor visits, drugs, and dangerous surgeries are extreme. I would much rather take a little extra time each day to make my fresh vegetable...

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Healthy Lunch In Under 60 Seconds

The number one road block people have when it comes to eating healthy is time. This is a no excuse, whole food, plant based, simple as it gets, healthy recipe anyone can make for lunch in under one minute. This recipe is high in protein, fiber, magnesium,...

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Chia Seed Detox Drink Recipe (Refreshing & Tasty!)

Chia seeds are so beneficial I try to include them in my diet every day. They are a complete food all in one simple seed; high in protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and omega 3 fats, making it a true super food powerhouse. Chia seeds are also great for...

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Juicing Vs. Blending – Which One Is Better?

Based on questions clients ask me, there still seems to me some confusion when it comes to juicing vs blending. I think it's because some of the high speed blender commercials label their blenders as juicers when they are not really juicers. Juicers make clear juice...

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Fight Depression with Food

If you have depression, you know it. There are many causes. Nutritional deficiencies can be one of them. In this article I'm addressing five common nutritional deficiencies that can lead to and even cause symptoms of depression. I have found that even with a perfect...

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Best Summer Salad EVER (Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado)

I personally don't eat many leafy green salads for 3 reasons: 1. It's time consuming to clean and cut up all those leafy greens. 2. It's nearly impossible to consume the amount of leafy greens you really need to get the nutrients you need. And most people do not chew...

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