Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Berry Vinaigrette

For better nutrient bioavailability, there are certain food pairings that increase the uptake and absorption of one or more nutrients = synergistic effect. For example, pairing sources of Vitamin C with sources of Iron to increase the uptake and absorption of the Iron. My favorite way to do this is in a fresh, vibrant spinach…

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Could your health issues actually be due to nutrient deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health. Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals. In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at…

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Is It Better To Sleep In & Skip The Gym For Another Day?

When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. You know that exercise will help you burn off some extra calories and boost your metabolism. But you also know that sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being. Better to skimp on sleep…

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Hair, Skin, & Nails – Why are they considered our beacons of health?

Your physical appearance can tell you a lot about your internal health. Most natural health practitioners include a physical examination since the condition of your hair, skin, and nails can be indicators of underlying health issues, like nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and the health of your digestive system. The growth and maintenance of healthy hair,…

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Mediterranean Bean Salad

Ingredients 2 15-oz cans of beans, drained and rinsed (use black beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas/garbanzo beans) 1 english cucumber, chopped with skin on 1 bell pepper, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 cup cherry tomato, halved 1 cup kalamata olives, roughly chopped ¼ cup virgin olive oil (= longevity oil!) ¼…

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Top 5 Life “Hacks” of The World’s Longest Living People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again. Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.…

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Can This Mineral Help You Boost Your Immune System?

You need a daily dose of minerals for a healthy body and mind. Calcium, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, and Zinc are essential for the effective functioning of numerous bodily functions. They maintain a healthy heart rate, develop strong bones, produce hormones, and increase brain function.   Did you know that ZINC is the second most…

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Chocolate Brownie Bites

Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1 Tbsp liquid stevia 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract 1/2 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a medium sized bowl, stir together the nut butter, maple syrup /stevia and  vanilla/almond extract. Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the almond…

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Try This Healthier Soy Sauce Substitute

We are all chained to processed foods even when there are healthier options around us. Some of us are too lazy to make a change, others are indifferent—but whatever the reason, our health gets affected all the same. Although the processed fare is often more convenient and sometimes even tastier, its negative side effects are…

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Best Ways To Store Your Nut Butter

For the best almond butter toast, banana and almond butter smoothie or a smooth, tasty nut butter on its own,  you have to make sure you’re nut butter is stored in tip-top shape. I wanted to  share the best way to store nut butter to make it last longer, maintain flavor, and improve ease of…

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