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Health 101

September 27, 2016

Our program is the “Health 101” training that you always wished that you had received, but never did. We focus on evaluating your blood chemistry and teaching you about specific nutritional and lifestyle interventions that will help you invest in your most precious possession, your health! Our aim is to help you discover increased vitality and a  …   Read More »

Homemade Nut Milks

May 11, 2017

Ingredients 1 cup raw, organic almonds, macadamia nuts or cashews – soaked overnight in enough purified water to cover the nuts 4 cups pure filtered water 1/2 tsp healthy salt 1 vanilla bean 1-2 drops of liquid stevia or 1-2 tsp raw honey Instructions Soak almonds for at least 12 hours in pure water with 1/2 tsp healthy salt. This is an  …   Read More »

Don’t Guess, Test Your Water!

May 11, 2017

We educate about the importance of drinking enough clean water, and many of us have inadequate water filtration systems in our homes. Don’t guess that your water is safe to drink or bathe in. Get it tested. Click HERE for where to get home water quality testing.   …   Read More »

Gluten Free Grain Free Granola

May 11, 2017

Ingredients 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flake 2 cups slivered raw almonds (slivered almonds do best here) 1 1/4 cup raw pecans 1 cup raw walnuts 3 Tbsp chia seeds 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp of recommended salt 3 Tbsp coconut or olive oil 1/4 cup raw organic honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup dried blueberries (or other dried fruit like goji, ) OPTIONAL:  …   Read More »

Dry Skin Brushing

April 13, 2017

The skin is the largest organ, and plays an important role in detoxification. While many people play close attention to the skin of their face, the rest of the skin is largely ignored. A simple way to care for the rest of your skin, stimulate detox, and help improve health is dry skin brushing. The benefits of dry skin brushing include: Stimulating  …   Read More »

Best Fish Choices: Sustainable, and Low in Toxins

April 12, 2017

The Super Green List These items have levels of mercury below 216 parts per billion (ppb), provide at least 250 milligrams per day (mg/d) of omega-3s and are classified as a Seafood Watch “Best Choice.” Atlantic Mackerel (purse seine, from Canada and the U.S.) Pacific Sardines (wild-caught) Salmon (wild-caught, from Alaska) Salmon, Canned (wild-caught,  …   Read More »

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Roast Your Own Nuts

April 12, 2017

We recommend eating predominantly raw nuts, as that is the most nutritious way to enjoy them. Raw nuts contain a lot of healthy fat, and when you buy them already roasted or toasted, many of those healthy fats can be changed into unhealthy fats because they have been exposed to high heat. We recommend roasting and toasting your own nuts, if you enjoy  …   Read More »

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Glycemic Index

April 11, 2017

Food Glycemic index (glucose = 100) Serving size (grams) Glycemic load per serving BAKERY PRODUCTS AND BREADS Banana cake, made with sugar 47 60 14 Banana cake, made without sugar 55 60 12 Sponge cake, plain 46 63 17 Vanilla cake made from packet mix with vanilla frosting (Betty Crocker) 42 111 24 Apple, made with sugar 44 60 13 Apple,  …   Read More »

Dutch Baby: Quick and Easy Breakfast Option

March 14, 2017

Ingredients: Basic Recipe: 3 organic pasture raised eggs 1/2 cup of organic, gluten free all purpose flour 1 cup of organic milk (cow, almond, coconut, walnut, hemp etc.) 1-2 TBSP of healthy fat for high heat (grass fed butter, coconut oil, avocado oil) 1/4 tsp nutmeg Preparation: Heat oven to 425* F. Place 10″ cast iron pan with 1-2 TBSP of  …   Read More »

Wheat and Gluten and Carbs, OH MY!

March 14, 2017

During your detox you are instructed to avoid many common allergens and foods that are high in carbohydrates. We do this for several reasons; to lower blood sugar, inflammation, and to help your hormones come into balance so that you may burn more fat and release more toxins. We know that you are likely missing bread and other carb products, and would  …   Read More »

Thousand Island Dressing

March 8, 2017

Ingredients: 1 cup vegan mayonnaise 1 medium sized tomato 2 TBSP sweet pickle relish 1 tsp finely diced onion 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon Wright’s salt, Himalayan Salt, Real Salt, or Celtic Sea Salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon paprika Directions: All all ingredients to a blender, and mix together  …   Read More »

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