8 Habits for Optimal Breast Health

You may not know this but, you have more control over your breast cancer risk than you think, even if you have a family history of it.  Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be blamed on inherited gene mutations. While genetic predisposition is significant when present, it’s empowering to realize that the…

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Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing: 4 cups baby spinach 4 cups mixed lettuce 1 cup fresh raspberries and/or blackberries 1 ½ cups fresh chopped strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries ½ cup of Feta cheese crumbles ½ cup sliced almonds and/or walnuts ½ cup sunflower seeds *Layer all ingredients starting with the greens. Toss with…

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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps: 10 oz cooked tuna ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 celery stalk ¼ cup diced red onion ¼ cup diced dilled pickles 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard Lemon juice Salt & pepper Lettuce leaves Directions: Cook tuna. If using canned tuna, tuna in water is a healthier choice.  Dice your vegetables.  Mix all…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

Amino Acids are essential compounds that play an important role in our bodies. Often associated with aiding in protein utilization and rebuilding/repairing of muscle, but amino acids are vital to our body’s nervous, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems. There are 20 amino acids, while 9 of those are considered essential. The human body does not…

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What is MTHFR?

What is MTHFR? MTHFR is an acronym for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which is a gene that helps the body process the amino acid homocysteine. At birth, you receive 2 MTHFR genes, one from each parent. It is possible to have no mutations, one mutation, or a mutation on both. The two most common variants are the…

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Coconut Curry Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

  2 lb Chicken breast or thighs, boneless skinless Frozen organic cauliflower rice 1/4 cup fresh chopped Cilantro 3 cloves Garlic 2 tbsp Ginger 1 Red-bell-pepper, large 1 Yellow-onion, medium 1 can Coconut-milk, full-fat 1 can Coconut cream 2 tbsp fresh Lime-juice Sea-salt and freshly cracked pepper, fine 3 tbsp Olive or coconut oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper…

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4 Ingredient Black Bean Patties

4 Ingredient Black Bean Patties 1 can Non-GMO Organic Black Beans 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes 1.5 cups Coconut Flour 3 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds Olive Oil Optional: black pepper, garlic, onion, diced peppers, mushrooms (You may have to adjust the flax and coconut flour, based on your additional vegetables) Coat sweet potatoes with olive oil…

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