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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Paleo Broccoli & Bacon Quiche

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Course: Breakfast/brunch Cuisine: Paleo Servings: 8 servings Ingredients 1 Paleo Pie Crust recipe baked for 7 minutes (see recipe below) 5 slices bacon nitrate free, cooked and crumbled, OR cooked ham, if preferred 3 TBSP cooking fat of choice bacon fat, coconut oil, ghee, etc, divided 3 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets chopped into small bite-size pieces 1 small onion sliced thin 2 cloves garlic minced Sea salt to…

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Gluten-Free (Dairy Free) Double Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour 1 cup Monkfruit Sweetener 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 2/3 cup cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum, leave out if your flour already has it 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup butter, melted (for…

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Type 3 Diabetes

Type 3 diabetes is not a term we often hear. Most often when talking about diabetes we refer to Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. More recently in the medical world, there was a discovery linking type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease. The brain cells become insulin resistant causing them to die which affects…

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Crock Pot Fajitas & Homemade Seasoning

2-3 lbs of steak 3 Tbsp of Fajita Seasoning ½ red fresh bell pepper ½ green fresh bell pepper ½ yellow or orange fresh bell pepper 1 medium white onion 1 package fresh sliced mushrooms Cut steaks into long thin strips and place in crockpot Wash all produce. Clean out the seeds of the peppers…

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Top 10 Gut Destroyers

Your gut has a direct connection to your brain via the gut-brain axis. If you have an unhealthy microbiome, your mental health will also not be so great.  Here are some of the top gut destroyers that you should avoid to help improve the health of your gut. Stress – Your gut is sensitive to…

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Health Of Mom’s Gut is Key Contributor to Autism

According to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine a  mother’s microbiome — the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us — during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the risk developing autism-spectrum disorders. (Source)  The mother’s microbiome shapes the developing brain in multiple ways.  The microbiome is really important to…

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Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Oh my goodness, a healthier Alfredo option that is vegan (if you choose)! This recipe still offers a good amount of healthy fats but fewer calories. Go ahead and give it a try on your favorite pasta or any gluten free or spiral veggie noodles. Ingredients: 12 oz. Cauliflower florets 1 tsp. coconut oil, or…

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Frankie’s (Mumbai Burrito) Recipe

A delicious recipe for Frankie’s – India’s street food, also called a Mumbai Burrito. Filled with curried potatoes, roasted cauliflower and chickpeas, spinach, cilantro mint chutney and pickled onions. Vegan! Gluten Free adaptable. Ingredients Curry Mashed Potatoes: 16 ounces baby potatoes – quartered 1 tablespoon ghee, olive oil or coconut oil, more to taste ¾…

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