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Just Passing Through the Land of Veganville

Veganism, and the lifestyle that often accompanies it, is all the rage these days. There are celebrities endorsing vegan products, and even super-hilarious spoofs on SNL. You know that once something becomes satirical, it’s officially mainstream. In addition to being a hip and trendy way of life, it’s clearly the choice to forego animal products that is the core of veganism. Nowadays, there are …

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Love Your Liver

The liver is definitely the most under-appreciated organ. It takes care of so much and receives so little recognition. It serves as the primary gateway between what we ingest and the rest of our bodies systems. It is responsible for sifting through absolutely every nutrient we consume. That’s right, everything we put in our mouths, whether it be food or drink, nutritious or not, …

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The Guilt-Free “No”

When we are dealing with chronic illness and desperately need rest, not to mention a lot less stress to heal, it is critical we carve out the necessary time to treat ourselves well. We all know that means having to say “no,” more than we say “yes”. And yet, in spite of knowing this, we still say ‘yes’. As a result, we …

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Brain Booster Burrito

It has been proven that there are 10 essential nutrients needed for the brain to, not only function, but to help reverse diseases like MS, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s. These nutrients are: B6 B9  (Folate or Folic Acid) B12 Iodine Sulfur Magnesium Antioxidants CoQ10 Omega-3 Vitamin D These 10 nutrients are key in assisting neural pathways and keeping the central …

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A Rooster I Can Live With

Alright, y’all, confession time…I have been harboring an addiction for too many years to count. It is something that has haunted my dreams and caused me to drool uncontrollably at times. I’ve even been known to audibly squeal just at the site of it. “My name is Katie and I’m a Sriracha addict…” Over the past several years I have …

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

  This is one of my Fall favorites, full of flavor and a little spicy kick.  It also happens to be packed with nutrition – gotta love that! Pumpkin Black Bean Soup: 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil 1 clove Garlic chopped ½ Onion chopped 1-2 cups Vegetable Broth (low sodium if available) 2 cups roasted Pumpkin or 1 can pureed Pumpkin …