Master Tonic Fermentation

MASTER TONIC FERMENTATION FOOD AS MEDICINE: Rumored to have been used in the 1300s to eradicate the Bubonic Plague, this formula is a plague remedy and can cure the most chronic conditions and stubborn diseases. It stimulates maximum blood circulation, while putting the best detoxifying herbs into the blood. The Master Tonic remedy is not just for the sniffles, it has…

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Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Recipe

BLUEBERRY BANANA BAKED OATMEAL RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: This baked oatmeal is an easy make-ahead breakfast and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any brunch gathering. The soluble fiber from the oats helps to prevent blood sugar spikes and increase satiety, while also working to lower cholesterol as effectively as statin drugs. The almonds…

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Homemade Cashew Nut Milk Recipe

HOMEMADE CASHEW NUT MILK RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE Soaking cashews prior to using them for eating and cooking purposes has many benefits! Soaked nuts are more readily absorbed, more easily broken down, have less potential irritants, and have a better flavor and texture. Soaking nuts and seeds helps remove enzymes called phytates that hinder vitamin and mineral…

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Almond Butter Pancakes – Grain Free!

Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup homemade cashew milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup almond butter 2 eggs Grass fed butter for greasing pan Directions: Blend cashew milk and 1 banana in Vitamix or other blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Heat cast iron skillet on…

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My Grocery list for the week!

This evening I decided to share my grocery list for my husband and I. We just got back into town from a week and a half trip in Florida with family and friends and I started to think about meal planning over our flight back. I am always excited to get back to real food…

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Gingerbread Men Cookies

Food-As-Medicine:   Baking Swaps for Health Benefits: Use Grass-Fed Butter in place of vegetable oil!Grass fed butter has CLAs which are anti-tumurgenic and anti-inflammatory! It also contains Vitamin K2 which helps to decalcify arteries, decreased CVD risk, and osteoporosis! Use almond flour  in place of white flour!White flour leaches nutrients and is a dead food! Almond flour…

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Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons

Food-As-Medicine: Baking Swaps for Health Benefits! Use Grade B Maple Syrup in place of white sugar for its health benefits! Maple syrup has polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants to fight cancer and also contains essential nutrients like zinc and manganese to boost the immune system! Use coconut milk in place of condensed milk! Coconut milk is rich…

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Citrus Food-as-Medicine

Eating foods grown locally is a great way to purchase affordable produce and ensure you are getting the most nutritionally dense items and although we think of abundance in summer or fall, in Houston Citrus and Greens are in full swing in the winter months. From Texas Ruby Red grapefruits and beyond, integrative dietitian and…

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BOOSTING YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD

BOOSTING YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD During times of increased stress, our bodies use higher levels of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin. Dopamine is the “reward seeking” hormone related to addiction and when depleted, can cause cravings for high fat or high sugar food. The combination of sugar and fat causes a temporary spike in…

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