My Natural C-Section

My Natural C-Section It was June 7th 2016, one day past my due date when it happened…my perfect pregnancy came screeching to a halt with a look, a head nod, and the statement, “your baby is breech”. How could this be? I had been doing everything and I mean everything I could to ensure a…

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Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER “HUMMUS” FOOD AS MEDICINE: Cauliflower is low in calories and carbohydrates and is nutrient dense, making it a great base for soups, purees, and mashes. Cauliflower contains powerful sulfur compounds that have the ability to protect against cancer and detoxify the body. This vegetable also has high amounts of vitamins C and K,…

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Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote

GREEK YOGURT PANNA COTTA WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Over 80% of our immune system is regulated by the gut, so incorporating probiotic food sources such as yogurt into your daily plan is a great way to ensure the bacteria in your body is working to protect and regulate vs. wreak havok. Studies have…

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Cherry Vanilla Nirvana Smoothie

CHERRY VANILLA NIRVANA SMOOTHIE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This recipe is seems too good to be true having the appeal and flavor profile of a dessert with the nutrient analysis of a balanced smoothie! Cherries are rich in anthocyanocides, which contributes their dark pigmentation while providing anti-inflammatory benefits for joint pain and offering the unique ability…

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BRAIN-BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

BRAIN-BOOSTING SMOOTHIE RECIPE This smoothie combines ingredients that support healthy brain and memory function through anti-inflammatory compounds, cellular regeneration support, and regulated mood and concentration. Beyond the featured bioflavonoids, plant-based compounds, it provides a sweet satisfaction that is low-glycemic providing fat and complete protein to balance out the moderate blood sugar response in the fruit.…

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BRAIN BOOSTING FOODS

BRAIN BOOSTING FOODS FOOD AS MEDICINE: Blueberries: rich in anthocyanin, a pigment based antioxidant shown to have anti-inflammatory and cognitive boosting effects. Providing a low-glycemic way to sweeten a smoothie is a great way to ensure healthy brain function as Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline is linked to AGEs (advanced glycation end products) that result…

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Sour Watermelon Gummies

  SOUR WATERMELON GUMMIES FOOD AS MEDICINE: Gelatin is comprised of glycine and proline, two amino acids that are generally limited in the American diet as they are found abundant in organs, bones, and fibrous animal tissues not commonly consumed. The amino acids contribute to healthy skin with promoting collagen formation as well as promoting…

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Zoodles with Pesto

ZOODLES WITH PESTO FOOD AS MEDICINE: Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese, vitamins C, A, and B, and antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are especially beneficial in protecting against age-related macular degeneration cataracts. The manganese, zinc, and B vitamins in zucchini help maintain blood sugar metabolism support. The pectin form of soluble fiber…

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Baked Eggs in Avocado

BAKED EGGS IN AVOCADO FOOD AS MEDICINE: Eggs are a nutritionally dense food, providing about 7 grams of protein each, as well as choline for brain development and omega-3’s for heart health. Eggs are also high in sulfur, which supports detoxification as well as cysteine and Vitamin D. Avocados are a great source of B vitamins…

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