green eggs and ham recipe

Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

GREEN EGGS AND HAM RECIPE No, we’re not talking the Dr. Seuss book, but we were inspired by it! Since breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and is often overlooked, we wanted to take the time to inspire you to stop skipping breakfast! Whether it’s lack of time or a…


cold and flu prevention and remedies

Cold and Flu Prevention and Remedies

COLD AND FLU PREVENTION AND REMEDIES It’s like clockwork every year. The holiday season ramps up, the weather changes, we get tired and run down, and then we get sick. The stuffy/running nose, sore throat, watering eyes, cough, etc! It’s important to first work towards prevention of illness by carving out time for self-care. However, if…


health benefits of kale

Health Benefits of Kale

HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE We LOVE kale, and who can blame us? The health benefits of kale are numerous! Kale is an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, heart healthy, cancer-fighting, and detoxifying leafy green. Additionally, kale is a superfood aiding in the healing of bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate cancers. The active compound found in kale is isothiocyanates…


Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe

SLOW COOKER CARNITAS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This healthy slow cooker carnitas recipe is seared with lard or bacon grease before being added to the slow cooker. Lard has been given a negative health connotation from the lipid hypothesis and misinformation on saturated fat in relationship to cardiovascular disease. If you are following my blog or…


kale aphrodisiac salad recipe

Kale Aphrodisiac Salad Recipe

KALE APHRODISIAC SALAD RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This Kale Aphrodisiac Salad recipe is sure to please! Researchers have identified over 45 different flavonoids in kale; kaempferol and quercetin top the list. These flavonoids combine both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits in a way that gives kale a leading dietary role. Kale can provide great benefit…


replacing sugar with real nutrients

Replacing Sugar with Real Nutrients

REPLACING SUGAR WITH REAL NUTRIENTS Replacing sugar with real nutrients is easier than you think. Did you know that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar per year?! You can probably guess obvious sources that are responsible for this huge amount of sugar intake like soft drinks and candy. You may be surprised to…


pumpkin steel cut oats recipe

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats Recipe

PUMPKIN STEEL CUT OATS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Steel cut oats have soluble fiber and beta glucans, both of which can help lower cholesterol, regulate digestion, and balance blood sugar levels while promoting satiety for weight loss! Pumpkin is filled with Vitamin A which promotes eye health. Try starting your day off with this healthy…


break up with bacon

Break Up with Bacon?

BREAK UP WITH BACON? According to the recent report released on processed meats, there is scientific evidence linking both processed meat and tobacco to certain types of cancer and that is strong; so in a sense both bacon, but I say conventional bacon with nitrites, and tobacco, are carcinogens. But smoking increases your risk of…


pumpkin paleo protein pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

PALEO PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Just 1 cup of cooked pumpkin offers 200% your daily needed vitamin A in the form that best protects your vision. The soluble fiber and zinc in pumpkin play a role for blood sugar and insulin regulation while the phytosterols in the seeds aid in lowering your…