OPTIMIZING YOUR METABOLISM

OPTIMIZING YOUR METABOLISM Metabolism…This word is tossed around commonly in the wellness and weight loss worlds. We know we want to “boost” it but what is it and how does our metabolism impact our body? In medical terms, metabolism is defined as the set of life-sustaining biochemical transformations and reactions within the cells of every…

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CHARD GRUYERE FRITATTA

CHARD GRUYERE FRITATTA  Chard is a fabulous blend of an edible crisp stem with soft sweet leaves. Look for bright firm leaves. Wrap in cloth or plastic and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. A member of the beet family, this nutrient-dense produce item sends its energy to the leaves rather than dense…

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RAINBOW CHARD WITH LEMONY GARLIC SAUCE

RAINBOW CHARD WITH LEMONY GARLIC SAUCE With its rainbow spectrum of color, rainbow chard has a variety of antioxidant biocompounds or pigment-based nutrients! Beyond the variety of spectrum within the stem…Did you know greens contain the full spectrum of antioxidants? Think of leaves on a tree, they have the ability to change colors! So they…

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DETOX DIET BASICS

DETOX DIET BASICS Your body has the natural ability to rid itself of toxins and waste; however, most of our systems are overwhelmed with far more toxins than the body can get rid of. Excess toxins and waste in the body can lead to depression, lack of energy, skin conditions, weight gain, joint pain, headaches,…

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STRESS AND DIGESTION

STRESS AND DIGESTION Throughout people’s quest for the ideal diet and ultimate wellness, many underestimate the importance of the mind when evaluating their health. One of the first things that I ask my clients is to rank their stress level and determine the primary causes of stress in their lives. Following an assessment of how…

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GINGERED APPLE CRUMBLE

GINGERED APPLE CRUMBLE This crumble contributes just enough sweetness for a dessert while providing soluble fiber and anti-inflammatory effects. Apples contain flavonoids including quercetin which is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-tumorigenic. Ginger juice is made by chopping fresh peeled ginger finely and smashing the pulp between two spoons, this is a great way to add zing…

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GREEN BEAN SALAD 2 WAYS

GREEN BEAN SALAD 2 WAYS FOOD-AS-MEDICINE: GREEN BEANS/STRING BEANS GREEN BEANS ARE TREATMENT FOR: Heart and blood vessels Cancer Osteoporosis (bone health) Stress management Green beans are a rich source of phytocompounds including carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. High in folic acid, fiber, and B vitamins, they work to protect our heart improving vessel health.…

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PUMPKIN “PALEO-ISH” MUFFINS

PUMPKIN “PALEO-ISH” MUFFINS From pumpkin lattes to pumpkin bread tis the season to begin to introduce warming comfort foods! Don’t bog down your nourishment with refined sugars and additives, use pumpkin as a whole food to boost your body’s functionality! Just 1 cup of cooked pumpkin offers 200% your daily needed vitamin A in the…

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