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Heal Thy Self…?

It took me a while to grasp the concept that my body wanted to heal itself. I grew up believing everything doctors told me, if they told me to take this pill, or that pill, or follow a certain procedure, I did it. But never once did a doctor tell me that my body is designed to heal itself if given the …

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How To Beat Your Sugar Addiction For Good

Sugar Vs Crack We all joke that sugary snacks can be a little like “crack”. Often, just the thought of them gives us a jolt of gotta-have-it-ness. The fact is, there really isn’t that much difference between the white stuff you find for free on the table in every diner, and the stuff they are selling in back alleys. You might be surprised …

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Even Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Changing your diet and lifestyle can feel like an overwhelming task, especially when you are struggling just to keep the routine you’ve got. Maybe you’re like I was and couldn’t even contemplate adopting a whole new (and different) way of eating, I was too exhausted to even put a meal (that I already knew how to cook) on the table, …

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Pesto Cabbage Cups

This recipe is so versatile, incredibly flavorful, and super nutritious!  It is not only vegan, but also completely grain free. It is high in phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, and full of powerful herbs and spices which provide highly effective anti-inflammatory agents. This makes for a real show-stopper presentation-wise as well, perfect for dinner parties or even potlucks. The best part…it takes under 20 minutes to make! …

Miso Hungry Soup

This is a ridiculously easy soup that is super nutritious and can be made in minutes! There are tons of variations and you can use whatever vegetables you have on-hand and even sub out the noodles for cooked brown rice. Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon ginger-root, peeled and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 12 cups water 1/2 tablespoon wakame or other seaweed …

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How to Make Fermented Foods

Cultured or fermented foods have a very long history in virtually all native diets, and have always been highly prized for their health benefits. The culturing process produces beneficial microbes that are extremely important for human health as they help balance your intestinal flora, thereby boosting overall immunity. Moreover, your gut literally serves as your second brain, and even produces …

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How to Draw a Detox Bath

A nice hot bath can be an excellent way to not only unwind, but also detoxify your body. By taking a detox bath a few times a week (or more) you can rid the body of stagant toxins that are just waiting to be realeased. 1. Add 2 cups epsom salt or magnesium bath flakes to a standard tub full …

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Garden Fresh Thai Wrap

This garden inspired lettuce wrap is chocked full of goodness and with a little thai influence, it is big on flavor! The perfect use for leftover rice or quinoa. 3/4 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa 1/2 onion chopped 1 clove garlic minced 2 tbsp. coconut oil 2 tbsp. tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) 1 tbsp. organic peanut or cashew butter 1/2 …

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No More Cheese Please

The thing I hear most often from people who are leaning towards a purely plant-based diet is, “I don’t know how I’ll ever give up cheese, I love it too much”. I hear ya, loud and clear on this one. I was a self-proclaimed cheese-aholic and thought life would simply never feel the same without it. Then, I learned something very interesting …