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Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

July 27, 2021
Mental health can easily be affected by stress. This year more people than ever are showing signs of stress-related health issues; high blood pressure, stress-fueled eating with associated weight gain, nausea, weight loss and hair loss from worry, and the list goes on. Our mental health status occurs on a spectrum or continuum, meaning we all move back and forth between doing excellently and doing not so great. We hope to spend the most time ‘in the green’, where we...

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Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto

May 20, 2021
Summoning springtime with a light and bright, nutrient and antioxidant rich breakfast. Having this delicious, sweet pesto on hand adds a huge pop of flavour to any breakfast. I love any excuse to up my greens and antioxidants, and this breakfast does just that. Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Crepes with Sweet Mānuka Pesto Serving Size ½ cup sweet pesto and 5 crepes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Ingredients _________________________ Ingredients for Crepes: ½ cup...

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Getting the Most From Iron

May 11, 2021
Many healthcare providers recommend taking an iron supplement if you’re low on this essential mineral. But unless you are diagnosed with anemia – the most severe stage of iron deficiency – you may not get much direction, or even a recommended dose from your doctor. Often people are not even sure if they should supplement, unless they are anemic, because they have heard that too much iron is dangerous. The results of living with a deficiency can be devastating –...

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Spiced Manuka Golden Milk Ice Cream – A Healthy Treat

September 3, 2020

Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free This is the “Spiced Manuka Golden Milk” recipe originally from MindBodyGreen.com, with an ice cream twist! Coconut milk, turmeric, and manuka honey provide the foundation for this recipe. If you resist indulging in ice cream because you think it isn’t good for your health or immunity, this healthy ice cream solves that issue. It feels like a treat, with sweetness and spice to please the palate and creaminess for the senses, but it’s not your usual…

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Relaxing on Vacation: How to Get Away When You Go Away

July 16, 2019
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A lot of folks look forward to vacation for months ahead of time, brightening the dark winter days with thoughts of summer fun ahead. Getting away from it all allows you to temporarily forget your never-ending to-do list, form lasting memories with your family, and return to your regular routine with a spring in your step. But as most of us learn the hard way, vacation doesn’t always live up to its promise. From the traffic jam you hit as…

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Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies

February 14, 2019
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Hearts & Flowers Almond Cookies Category Recipes Seasonal Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour, sifted, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1 cup almond flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off 1/3 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. ground cardamom 1/3 tsp. salt 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup Flora Hydro-Therm Almond Oil 2 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. rose water 1/2 cup pistachios, chopped – additional for topping, if desired 1/2 cup almonds, chopped – additional for topping, if desired…

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Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo)

February 3, 2019

This flax pizza crust is dense and slightly nutty-tasting with no rising time and no mess—perfect for a busy weeknight. It’s gluten-free, low carb, high fiber, keto, and paleo. If you like the yeasty bread smell and lightness of a traditional bread dough crust and would prefer to take the time, feel free to follow step one. If not, skip to step two! Flax Pizza Crust (GF, Keto, Paleo) Category Recipes This crust can be kept in the refrigerator for…

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Pumpkin Seed & Pea Pasta: Two Ways

January 25, 2019

Anyone else craving hearty, warming, satiating foods this January? *Raises hand emphatically!* That’s why I ended up creating this recipe. I wanted to make a pasta sauce rich in chlorophyll and healthy fats, and what I ended up finding was a really light, crisp pasta. I know that isn’t typical of winter but trust me. Your spring cravings will be satisfied, and your skin will be hydrated and nourished by all of the healthy, unsaturated fats and zinc. I added…

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Gluten-Free French Toast

January 14, 2019
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Gluten-Free French Toast Category Recipes Ingredients 6 slices of gluten-free bread 3 eggs, beaten 6 tbsp. dairy-free milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. orange zest Instructions Whisk together all ingredients (except the bread), then soak the bread fully in the liquid until soaked through. Heat up grass fed butter or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and add the french toast. Cook for a few minutes on each side until…

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Salted Red Velvet Hot Cacao

December 24, 2018

Something amazing happens when you add beet crystals to hot cacao. Examining the nutrient profile of this recipe suggests beet crystals and chocolate are a natural duo. Salus Red Beet Crystals lend a beautiful dark red hue to this hot cacao. Obtained with a process that uses no heat, solvents, or chemicals, you can get excited about all of the antioxidants and minerals inside. Beets are a good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. Something unique to red beets is…

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