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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Top Brain Killers

While we all want our food to taste good, there are certain chemicals that are used in foods to improve their taste, but have some very harmful effects on the body. Many of these chemicals are also known as excitotoxins. An excitotoxin is a chemical that causes a brain cell to become overexcited and fire…

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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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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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