Chocolate Covered Bacon Hearts Recipe

CHOCOLATE COVERED BACON HEARTS FOOD AS MEDICINE: Bacon is chock full of a very important nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory, from conception to Senior Status, and has been shown in university studies to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic mental impairments. Bacon provides us with substantial amounts…


health benefits of zucchini

Health Benefits of Zucchini

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ZUCCHINI FOOD AS MEDICINE: Did you know: zucchini is the cousin to squash and melons? 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 eye health, age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts. The manganese, zinc, and B vitamins…


5 Foods to Remove From Your Pantry

5 Foods to Remove From Your Pantry Looking for an easy way to begin choosing clean foods? It all starts with your pantry! Here are five things to remove today! Remember, there is always room for a mindful indulgence or a food that may be richer in calories, but when a food has harmful effects,…


keto jalapeno popper recipe

Keto Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

KETO JALAPENO POPPERS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: 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 diet high in carbohydrates (like the SAD) causes our body to become efficient at burning carbohydrates for fuel but unfortunately inefficient at burning…


what does clean eating mean

What Does Clean Eating Mean?

WHAT DOES CLEAN EATING MEAN? Each year, more than six billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released into our environment. These chemicals and volatile compounds can accumulate in the body and impact overall health. Excess toxins and waste in the body leads to depression, lack of energy, skin conditions, weight gain, joint pain, headaches, muscle…


why fat free is not a healthy choice

Why Fat Free is Not a Healthy Choice

WHY FAT FREE IS NOT A HEALTHY CHOICE Oftentimes, clients are surprised to hear that I’m not going to encourage them to limit their fat caloric intake. In fact, I actually discourage them from eating fat-free diet foods. My primary focus is on structured timing and portion control. No number obsessing here! You’ll never hear…


Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES FOOD AS MEDICINE: The health benefits of sweet potatoes are plentiful as they are not only delicious, but nutritious too! This root vegetable has cancer-fighting nutritional qualities. Sweet potatoes also aid in decreasing inflammation and help those with Type 2 Diabetes. Rich in beta-carotene and a great source of vitamins C…


healthy super bowl sunday recipe

Healthy Super Bowl Sunday Recipe

HEALTHY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY RECIPE The big day is almost here: Super Bowl Sunday! Fans are excited to cheer on their favorite teams, but there’s a long to-do list to cross off before Sunday’s game. For many hosts, the biggest task is getting their party menu ready. As tempting as it is to consume unhealthy…


stuffed poblano peppers recipe

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: All chili peppers, including green chilis, contain capsaicin, the compound that is responsible for the spicy sensation associated with eating a hot pepper. The spicier the pepper is, the more capsaicin it contains. Eating capsaicin rich sources like green chili peppers may help inhibit the growth of cancer…