In Defense of Coconut Oil

IN DEFENSE OF COCONUT OIL How the American Heart Association is Steering Us Wrong Last June, the American Heart Association issued a Presidential Advisory stating that saturated fats including coconut oil should be avoided and instead replaced with polyunsaturated vegetable oils. This is hardly newsworthy, as this has been their stance for as long as…

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Berry Rooibos Smoothie Bowl

BERRY ROOIBOS SMOOTHIE BOWL FOOD AS MEDICINE Rooibos tea is a naturally sweet tasting herbal tea that is grown in the mountains of South Africa. It is naturally caffeine free and its sweet taste can help to curb post-dinner sugar cravings or for a smoothie base. Rooibos tea is a rich source of polyphenols and…

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Rack of Lamb with Cherry Mint Glaze

RACK OF LAMB WITH CHERRY MINT GLAZE FOOD AS MEDICINE Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, which contributes their dark pigmentation while providing anti-inflammatory benefits for joint pain and offering the unique ability to lower uric acid levels working to prevent and treat gout. Cherries and cherry juice can also help to increase melatonin production for improved…

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Minty Cool Keto Smoothie

MINTY COOL KETO SMOOTHIE FOOD AS MEDICINE:  The ketogenic diet can be that tool you are looking for to bring your health to the next level, but when over-restrictive or lacking in real food nourishment, imbalance can occur. This recipe provides anti-inflammatory support and minerals while supporting healthy electrolytes. In my programs, I encourage food-as-medicine…

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Cinnamon Almond Keto Shake

FOOD AS MEDICINE The ketogenic diet can be so nourishing and satisfying, leading to reduced insulin levels, regulated blood sugar, balanced hormones and weight loss that can actually be maintained! In my Virtual Food-As-Medicine Ketosis Program and throughout my clinical work, my focus starts with real food, single ingredients that can be combined as strategy…

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The PERFECT Soft Cooked Egg

THE PERFECT SOFT COOKED EGG FOOD AS MEDICINE Eggs are incredibly nutrient dense, providing 7 grams of protein each plus choline for cognitive function and omega 3’s for heart health! Eggs are also a rich source of sulfur-containing amino acids that support the detox process as well as Vitamin D to support optimal immune function.…

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Natural Egg Dyeing

NATURAL EGG DYEING  The tradition of dyeing eggs goes back to medieval times, used as a way to celebrate Easter and spring. If you do this with your kiddos, making your own egg dyes is a great way to ensure that your craft is non-toxic and that you can eat the eggs afterward. We suggest…

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Grasshopper Bars

GRASSHOPPER BARS FOOD AS MEDICINE Artificial food colorants are responsible for the bright colors of candies, sports drinks like gatorade and certain baked goods. They are even used in certain brands of pickles, smoked salmon and salad dressing as well as medications, oral hygiene products and beauty products! Artificial food dye consumption has increased by…

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Reuben in a Bowl

REUBEN IN A BOWL FOOD AS MEDICINE Cabbage is sometimes overlooked as a vegetable with so many health-promoting nutrients. The compounds called glucosinolates in cabbage have been shown in research to by cancer preventative. They help by regulating the body’s inflammatory system and promoting the detoxification process. The fiber in cabbage helps to remove excess…

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