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Health Hack #11: Grow your own Broccoli Sprouts

broccoli sprouts

Broccoli is pure magic. In her book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Dr. Natasha Winters states the following: “Cruciferous vegetables help prevent cancer in many ways thanks to the phytonutrients they contain. From helping to eliminate potential carcinogens from the body to enhancing the action of tumor-suppressor genes, cruciferous vegetables are the most well-studied anti-cancer…

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Keto-Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dish Swaps

Keto Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dish

Thanksgiving is such a welcome time of year to share our gratitude and love.And this can easily start within the kitchen! Below are some of my favorite keto-friendly Thanksgiving side dish swaps. Together they provide an amazing punch of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory goodness. On their own, each provides an opportunity to stay on-track during the…

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Health Hack #10: Peel, Peel, Peel your Veggies

Peel Your Veggies

Just blame lectins and happily peel your veggies! See my previous post on Lectins for the background here. Essentially lectins are found in the skin and seeds of all plants – fruit and veggies alike – and lectins cause big problems for humans and are linked to causing most heart disease, arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and…

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Discover Essential Oils, Then Solve Anything

Frankincense

ESSENTIAL OILS ROCK!! (and yes, I’m shouting).  I’m sure this isn’t coming as a surprise to some advanced “oilers” but for me, a basic oil rookie, I can’t say this enough. Essential oils are literally natures cure for everything and anything. I want to buy them all! But starting out can be confusing, as can…

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Health Hack #8: Clean Your Keurig!

clean your keurig

If you’re like me, coffee is a staple kick start to the day. Yes, there are a lot of debates about the health impact on caffeine, so I won’t touch on that today. For me, I keep it simple – coffee + almond milk. However, be mindful of the Keurig itself (or whatever machine you…

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Health Hack #7: Eat a Seasonal Variety

seasonal variety

Back to basic human nature, we were designed to eat with the seasons. Bulk up on fruit in the summer, store fat and survive the more sparse giving season of winter. Repeat. But somehow we’ve gone off course, thanks to mass farming and our “must-have-now” society, and we have all things accessible at all times.…

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Health Hack #6: Know your Produce Codes – Embrace the #9s

produce code 9

The price look-up (PLU) code system is used by most produce distributors but also allows consumers to be in-the-know to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store. Even though the defeat of Proposition 37 means that genetically engineered information will not be added to labels at this time, PLU codes do have the potential to…

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Health Hack #5: Buy organic vegetables & fruits

buy organic

One word as to why – Roundup! It’s literally on and in everything we ingest – from the produce we eat (and touch), to the water (and milk) we drink, to literally every animal we eat. We have a huge problem in the U.S. thanks to both Monsanto (the maker of Roundup) and Dow Chemical…

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Health Hack #4: Swap Pasture Raised Eggs for “Free Range” Eggs

pasture raised egg

According to a 2007 Federal law, chickens labeled as Free Range (or Cage Free) can instead be crammed inside a warehouse and fed corn and soybeans as long as a door to a small patch of grass is left open for at least 5 minutes a day. Five minutes a day!?! Of course, crowding alone prevents…

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Health Hack #3: Throw away your whites! Sugar and flour that is.

Almond Flour

Glucose and Gluten = bad. And both are key culprits in white sugars and white flours. Not only does sugar spike insulin levels in the body, it wreaks havoc on our internal inflammation leading to all sorts of heath issues. And it literally feeds cancer and supports its growth. And gluten…well basically it’s destroying our…

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