FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: ORGANIC GARDENING FOR THE BODY

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: ORGANIC GARDENING FOR THE BODY With an emphasis of food as medicine in my practice, I feel a sense of urgency to protect the quality of our food and accessibility to our growers, local producers, and real traditional unadulterated foods. When examining farming methods, I think of sustainable farming as a way of…

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MISO-HEALTHY CANCER FIGHTING SALAD

MISO-HEALTHY CANCER FIGHTING SALAD FOOD IS MEDICINE! NURTURE OR LIFESTYLE PLAYS A GREATER ROLE THAN NATURE OR GENETICS IN CANCER!  The most common cancers that effect us in the West (breast, colon, prostate) are 10-60xs more prevalent than areas such as Asia and yet, population studies have identified the same amount of precancerous cells in…

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LOOK TO LOCAL FOODS FOR WHOLESOME NUTRITION

LOOK TO LOCAL FOODS FOR WHOLESOME NUTRITION With the spirit of earth day and the spring abundance of local produce popping up at your area farmers market, I wanted to touch on the significance of eating as a Locavore or supporting your local food systems. The term ” locavore ” was adopted by New Oxford…

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FOOD-AS-MEDICINE: ADHD AND CHOCONANA SMOOTHIE!

ADHD AND CHOCONANA SMOOTHIE RECIPE BALANCED NUTRITION FOR YOUR CHILDREN: FOOD AS MEDICINE ADHD Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior that is often paired with low self-esteem,…

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MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD This salad is a great food-as-medicine approach to lowering cholesterol levels, busting belly fat, fighting off breast cancer, and maintaining bowel regularity! The fiber in chickpeas is predominantly soluble fiber which helps to pull toxins out of the body and sequester excess cholesterol. The fresh squeezed lemon juice helps to cleanse the…

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BANANA CACAO “ICE CREAM”

BANANA CACAO “ICE CREAM” This light decadent treat is simple to whip up and serves as a healthy alternative to a chocolate dipped treat. Bananas provide a rich source of potassium and magnesium adding in blood pressure management and decreasing sugar cravings. INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup almond milk, unsweetened 3 bananas, frozen 2 Tbsp unsweetened raw…

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Blueberry Pumpkin Seed Oat Bars

BLUEBERRY PUMPKIN SEED OAT BARS FOOD AS MEDICINE: This recipe satisfies your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar levels on track! The soluble fiber in the rolled oats works to slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar while lowering cholesterol levels. Almond butter serves as a healthy fat and protein source to sustain energy…

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FOOD AS MEDICINE: BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

FOOD AS MEDICINE: BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM With the flu hitting epidemic proportions, I wanted to give ya’ll some food as medicine tips to get through without getting struck by illness! Yogurt/Keifer/Cultured foods Over 80% of our immune system is regulated by the gut, so incorporating probiotic food sources into your daily plan is a…

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OVERNIGHT OATMEAL: A QUICK HEART HEALTHY START TO THE DAY

OVERNIGHT OATMEAL: A QUICK HEART HEALTHY START TO THE DAY Soluble fiber is key for satiety (holding over you appetite), ability to slow the spiking of blood sugar, and ability to lower cholesterol! In fact, soluble fiber can lower cholesterol by over 20% in just a 3 month period!! That is just as effective as…

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