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DMSO: The Best Anti-Inflammatory You’ve Never Heard Of

If you suffer from joint or muscle pain, whether due to chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia, or from the occasional over-exertion, you will want to know about the magic of DMSO. One of the hallmarks of injury is inflammation, we all know inflammation causes pain and swelling, but if left untreated can prolong the healing process significantly. Most people …

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Cupping – An Ancient Chinese Remedy

The ancient therapy of “Cupping” is making a modern-day comeback in the Western world and being used to successfully treat neuromuscular dysfunctions, orthopedic injuries, chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, and even cellulite. In China, extensive research has been carried out on cupping, and the practice is a mainstay of government-sponsored hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The fundamental therapeutic value of …

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

  To Assemble Tacos… Sweet Potato/Kale Hash Using a mandolin shred sweet potato and slice kale into strips, toss with coconut oil and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Cook on high heat (450) until both kale and sweet potatoes begin to crisp (about 15-20 minutes).   Add Pepper’s Black Beans (see Recipe here)   Sweet n’ Spicy Salsa ½ …

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2 Ingredient Coco Banana Cookies

2-Ingredient Coconut Banana Cookies 5-6 very ripe Bananas 2 cups finely shredded Coconut (sugar-free) In a blender, or with a fork, mash or puree bananas until soupy, add coconut until a cookie dough consistency forms. Mold into a small patty (it is ok if it is dry enough to “crack” a little around the edges), you want it sticky enough …

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Easy Vegan “Meatballs”

Meatless Meatballs 2 cups Walnuts 2 cups prepared Black Beans (see Pepper’s Black Beans) 1 Chipotle Pepper 1½ tbsp. Organic Tomato Paste 1 tbsp Moroccan Steak Blend (Sana Spices) 1 tbsp 10-Spice Soup Blend (Sana Spices) ½ cup water on hand to thin mixture if needed Salt to taste In a food processor, blend all ingredients until a very thick …

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Keeping it Together?…Try Falling Apart Instead

Those of us with chronic illness know what it is like to be stoic. We fake a lot of things by putting on a happy face in spite of terrible pain, endless frustration and extreme sadness. And while we are always encouraged to “look on the bright side of things” or to “find the silver lining” – sometimes, things just …