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Summer Skin Health

August 17, 2021
Summer Skin Health Summer can do a number on your skin. The main culprit is sun exposure, which is responsible for the lion’s share of premature skin aging. But chlorine from the pool and salt water from the ocean can also suck the moisture from your skin, making it dry, rough, and scaly. What’s a summer lovin’ person to do? You know enough to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. And moisturizing from the outside with your favorite lotion...

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Featured Health Recipes

Café Mocha Morning Smoothie with Udo’s

July 2, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Café Mocha Morning Smoothie Category Featured Health Recipes Serving Size 1 (cup) Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 5 minutes Notes * To make coffee ice cubes: brew one cup of coffee any way you like. Let it cool and pour into an ice cube tray. When the coffee is frozen store the ice cubes in a glass container in your freezer. Use decaf or a coffee substitute if you would prefer the...

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Family Featured Health Recipes

Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread

May 27, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young,@eatyoungnutrition Creamy Udo’s Hazelnut Spread Category Family Featured Health Recipes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups raw hazelnuts 50 g dark chocolate (for vegan, use dairy-free chocolate) 1/2 cup Udo’s Oil 3+6+9 Blend 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk + more if necessary 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp sea salt Instructions Roast hazelnuts by preheating an oven to 350 F and roasting on a baking tray for 10 minutes. Remove skins from the roasted hazelnuts. This...

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Family Featured Health

Do Kids Need Omegas?

May 25, 2021
Kids Need Omegas! Yes, spoiler alert, kids do need omegas. To fuel their optimal growth and function, they need omegas more than most adults do. For busy caregivers with no time to read the whole article, jump to the Summary. Omegas Help Brain and Body Function These special kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids include LA and AA (types of omega-6s), and ALA and DHA (types of omega-3s). These fatty acids combine to make fat molecules essential for neurological development and...

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Featured Health Recipes

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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Education Featured Health

Omega-3s and Heart Health

March 9, 2021
Omega-3 fatty acids have a reputation for being ‘heart healthy’ and ‘supporting cardiovascular health’. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it or what exactly that all means, this is the blog post for you. First, let’s define our terms. What are omega-3s? They’re a group of fatty acids essential to good health. The key ones are: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Having enough of these fats in our cell membranes contributes to improved blood...

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Featured Recipes

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

February 4, 2021

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing Category Featured Recipes Serving Size 2-4 Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing: 3/4 cup pine nuts 2 tsp avocado oil 1/3 cup boiled water 3 tbsp Udo’s Oil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp sea salt Pepper, to taste Salad: 1 14-oz can chickpeas 1 tbsp avocado oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt and pepper,…

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Featured Fitness Health

Staying Active During Pandemic Times

September 28, 2020

By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March.  I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold.  At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but…

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Featured Recipes

Tomato & Honey Salsa

September 21, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Tomato & Honey Salsa Category Featured Recipes Ingredients 8-9 oz baby tomatoes 1 small purple onion 1 whole roasted red pepper (canned) 3 garlic cloves 1 chili pepper 2 tbsp Udo’s Oil 3+6+9 Blend 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 ½ tbsp mānuka honey 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp juice of peppers Instructions Use the side of a knife to crush garlic cloves. Peel and…

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Featured Health Recipes

Strawberry Yogurt Pops

August 27, 2020

Okay, so I’m gonna be real for a minute. Being a baker is really fun, however, being a FIT baker is another story altogether. I have struggled with my cholesterol and weight for as long as I can remember. I am not one of those people who can eat all the brownies and still look svelte and maintain under 200 on the lipids panel… So, I find as many ways as possible to incorporate healthy foods into my lifestyle. To…

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