Simple Roasted Veggies

SIMPLE ROASTED VEGGIES FOOD AS MEDICINE Roasted Vegetables are a simple, easy side that can have so many applications and a lot of potential for different flavor combinations. Based on their water content and whether they are classified as a root vegetable that grows below ground like a beet, a cruciferous veggie like cauliflower or…

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Tomato and Burrata Salad with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

TOMATO AND BURRATA SALAD WITH PUMPKIN SEED PESTO FOOD AS MEDICINE Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc and essential fats to promote healthy testosterone levels and balanced estrogen in the body. When adding an acid to a mineral rich food, such as lemon juice with vitamin C and other limonene antioxidants, it increases…

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Aphrodisiac Foods to Get You in the Mood

APHRODISIAC FOODS TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD With Valentine’s Day on the mind, dinner plans might include oysters, dark chocolate and red wine to set the mood. Many foods have been buzzed about as aphrodisiacs and the history of some of these foods used for fertility actually goes back to ancient times. A healthy…

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Brazil Nut Milk Two Ways

BRAZIL NUT MILK TWO WAYS FOOD AS MEDICINE Selenium is essential for the conversion of T4 (inactive) to T3 (active) thyroid hormone and can have anti-inflammatory activity in thyroid-specific autoimmune disease. Selenium-containing enzymes function in a protective “detox” capacity, preserving the integrity of the thyroid gland when we’re under all kinds of stress — oxidative, chemical,…

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Maca Cacao Fat Bombs

MACA CACAO FAT BOMBS FOOD AS MEDICINE Maca is a Peruvian root consumed in a ground form that can be added to smoothies, shakes, desserts and more. It works to stimulate the pituitary gland which in turn stimulates human growth hormone, oxytocin, and progesterone production as well as thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Maca is known…

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The Stress Thyroid Connection

THE STRESS THYROID CONNECTION When working with clients, my job as the “detective of their body” is to determine where imbalance started and how we can get to the root cause. When dealing with stubborn metabolism, hormonal imbalance, and inflammation, often stress is the driving force of dysfunction. The thyroid has a significant connection to…

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Roasted Almonds with Nori and Sesame

ROASTED ALMONDS WITH NORI AND SESAME FOOD AS MEDICINE Sea vegetables have 10-20x the minerals as land vegetables due to the mineral deficiency in our soils. Rich in iodine, a trace mineral many are deficient in, sea vegetables aid in tonifying the thyroid gland which can help with weight loss and optimizing metabolic function. Sea…

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Wings Two Ways

WINGS TWO WAYS FOOD AS MEDICINE Staying low carb during parties and social gatherings can sometimes feel difficult, but we promise with a little planning and navigating it can be fun! The Standard American Diet (SAD) is predominately made up of carbohydrates and devoid of  healthy fats, nourishing proteins and disease fighting non starchy veggies. A…

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Game Day Guacamole

GAME DAY GUACAMOLE FOOD AS MEDICINE Avocados contribute B vitamins and fatty acids that aid to manage stress response and reduce excess cortisol stress hormone! Avocados are also higher in potassium than bananas and offer a great source of vitamin E, K, B6, and folate. They have a healthy fatty acid profile that has demonstrated…

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