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Weed Eater: Dandelion

I remember vividly helping my father fight an endless battle to eradicate these “nasty buggers” from our yard when I was of chore-age. And boy, what a chore it was… I could hardly ever get the elusive roots out no matter how I pulled them and the milky sap would make my hands a sticky mess. I kind of hated …

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Adrenal Fatigue: I Had It, Could You?

Adrenal fatigue is becoming a pretty common thing these days. In a world that pumps out equal amounts of stress and caffeine, our natural “fight or flight” triggers are in constant GO mode. Our primal instincts, and the accompanying hormones designed to get us out of some big messes, are now being put to the test on a daily basis. …

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Weed Eater: Purslane

Purslane (portulaca oleracea) or Verdolagas in Mexico, is most commonly recognized as a weed. It is recognizable with its fleshy succulent leaves and stems with yellow flowers. It is very resilient growing in many conditions from fertile garden soil to the poorest arid areas. It is even said that the seeds can stay viable buried in soil for up to …

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Nutritional Nightcaps

Sleep doesn’t come easily for most of us, sometimes we have to do things to increase our odds for a better nights sleep. These nutritional nightcaps can be just the thing to help you drift off to sleepy town. Capomo (Mayan Nut): Capomo is a seed grown in tropical Latin America, and unlike most plants, it  contains tryptophan, the same amino …

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Breakfast Wrap

Who says you can’t have lettuce for breakfast…? This sweet and savory wrap is the best of both worlds, AND you get your daily greens. What can be better? Mild butter lettuce leaf, filled with cinnamon and maple syrup sweetened quinoa, topped with sweet carrots, tart raspberries and crunchy jicama, all drizzled with a blueberry/cashew creme.  

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Treva Dea

Treva Dea is not short on beauty or talent. She is an accomplished painter, jewelry maker and a singer in a kick-ass rock-n-roll band. As If that wasn’t enough, this blonde bombshell is also a wife and mother to a family that exudes “cool” in everything they do. At first glance Treva is a multi-talented woman who has the perfect …

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Weed Eater: Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is another one of those plants that has been deemed a nuisance by homeowners, but think twice before trying to rid your yard of this wonder-herb. Milk thistle contains potent antioxidant, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties, and is a known tonic for liver detoxification and protection. Milk thistle also contains special antioxidant compounds called silymarin which protect the liver …

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How Coffee Gave Me Back My Mo-“Joe”

As most of you know by now, I’m not a big fan of consuming things that are acidic to the body. I prefer to keep my diet as alkaline as possible to keep my bod feeling great and my autoimmune diseases in remission, where they belong! As most of you may also know, coffee is the equivalent to an all-out acid bath for your insides. …

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Avo-Choco Pudding

Avo-Choco Pudding: 1 whole avocado, pitted and scooped from the skin 3-4 tbsp. cocoa powder 10 drops vanilla flavored stevia or ½ tsp. vanilla extract + 2 tbsp. local raw honey ½ – ¾ cup of almond milk (adjust to create pudding consistency) pinch of sea salt Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until thick and creamy …

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Morning Magic

This is nutritional magic in a bowl. Each ingredient complimenting each other to provide a super-satisfying nutrient-dense meal to kick start your day. 1 cup kefir (or natural yogurt) ½ cup frozen blueberries 1 kiwi sliced or diced 2 tbsp. hemp hearts 2 tbsp. shredded coconut (no sugar added) ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. local organic honey or stevia …