Seed Cycling

Seed cycling or cycle syncing is when you eat certain types of seeds at different times of your menstrual cycle to help support the fluctuation of hormones going on inside of your body. This can help you have a normal and healthy cycle (ovulation on time, menstruation on time, etc.). It can also help take…

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The November Gratitude Challenge

We should all devote some time each day to focus on gratitude.  During the challenge, spend a few moments writing down all of the things you are feeling most grateful for at that moment.  Make a list, or choose one item to elaborate on.  It is up to you. Although we could stop there, gratitude…

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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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Eat Better, Eat Together

Eating with your family and friends on a regular basis has been associated with improved social skills, better-eating habits, and fewer behavioral problems in teenagers. It is also helpful for reducing stress in adults. Every year, October serves as Eat Better, Eat Together Month. While the history of the day is unknown, it is meant…

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Secrets of Longevity of the Blue Zone People

In Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, he identified five places in the world where people lived to be 100 at ten times the average rate.  In the Blue Zone the health and fitness of the people in those areas was extremely outstanding and they live much longer and much healthier lives on into a…

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Grilled Peaches…best served with homemade ice cream!

Grilled Peaches with Homemade Ice Cream 2-4 fresh ripe peaches Honey Sea Salt Cut peaches in half and remove the pits.  Lightly brush the flesh of the peaches with olive oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill.  On medium-high heat, grill the peaches for 6-8 minutes. (For gridline grill marks, cook halfway and…

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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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