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…


parmesan crisps recipe

Parmesan Crisps Recipe

PARMESAN CRISPS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Fun fact: cholesterol is present in every cell membrane! Cholesterol helps keep nutrients in the cell to be used by its mitochondria (“energy factories”) to provide fuel for the body and prevent undesired toxins from entering the cells. Cholesterol also serves as a steroid hormone building block and aids…


dangers of toxins

The Dangers of Toxins and the Truth About Detox

THE DANGERS OF TOXINS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT DETOX P.S. A juice cleanse is not a therapeutic detox! As many begin to realize their New Year’s resolutions to “get healthy” or “lose weight” will require more of an actual strategy, some may consider detox. Myths, conflicting methods and confusing information leave many wondering whether detox…


benefits of grassfed butter

The Benefits of Grassfed Butter

THE BENEFITS OF GRASSFED BUTTER Butter consumption has changed over the course of the last few decades. Butter is typically used in cooking to boost the flavor profile of other ingredients. The saturated fats and cholesterol count in butter has given it a bad reputation, but there are many health benefits of grassfed butter. Grassfed…


beef rendang recipe

Beef Rendang Recipe (Indonesian Braised Short Ribs)

BEEF RENDANG RECIPE (INDONESIAN BRAISED SHORT RIBS) FOOD AS MEDICINE: Grassfed beef is rich in anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and CLAs and is free from added hormones and antibiotics found in conventionally raised animal products. Braising tough cuts of meat makes them fall-off-the-bone tender and creates a rich sauce with no extra work. A…


sweet and sour pork meatballs recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs Recipe

SWEET AND SOUR PORK MEATBALLS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Pasture-raised pork is an excellent source of B vitamins and is high in anti-inflammatory, heart healthy and cancer-fighting omega 3 fatty acids as well as CLAs. Pork is also an excellent source of the amino acid tryptophan, which we usually associate with our Thanksgiving turkey, which…


indonesian chicken salad recipe

Indonesian Chicken Salad Recipe

INDONESIAN CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Capsaicin is responsible for giving pepper and other spices like cayenne their heat. This compound is know for increasing thermogenesis in the body by promoting the body to burn fat for fuel. Capsaicin is also known to prevent a decline in metabolic rate that typically follows weight loss.…