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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 …

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My Story – A Journey To Wellness

A Journey to Wellness My journey into the world of natural healing has been a long and bumpy ride which started in college. Picture a typical 20-year old student with mid-terms and boys being my biggest worries, when literally overnight, my care-free life came to a screeching halt. One evening I was suddenly struck with a crippling spinning sensation (think teacup ride at the amusement park) that had me curled up …

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Vegetarian Protein Sources – Sample Menu + Recipes Included

Still falling for the “but, where will you get your protein if you don’t eat meat?”? The fact is, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian sources for the protein your body needs. The average woman needs about 45g a day / 60 for men, this can easily be accomplished with the sample menu here. Breakfast: Chia Pudding: (15g) 1 …

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Capomo: Superfood and Coffee Alternative

Capomo is an ancient Mayan superfood. Also called the “Mayan Nut”, it is a delicious nutrient-rich food that has been used in many Latin American communities for centuries. Capomo isn’t really a nut, but actually a seed that grows near the top of the hearty and drought-resistant capomo trees in many Latin American countries. The seeds are typically collected from …

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Rebounding: Quite Possibly the Best Exercise – Ever!

Okay, I always love sharing things that I think are the best-kept secrets in health and wellness. This is definitely one of them. We all know that exercise is beneficial to our bodies in so many ways – it helps us detox, prevents muscle atrophy, and it even helps to strengthen our bones –  not to mention the endorphins it …