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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

January 19, 2019
probiotics

Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.[1],[2]  The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia and published in the European Journal of…

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Health Lifestyle

4 Reasons You Are Still Tired

January 17, 2019
tired

Iron deficiency is the leading cause of female fatigue. It’s the world’s most common nutrient deficiency. These four things make it hard to absorb iron. Do you recognize some bad habits? Washing your meals down Water dilutes stomach acid, (more on this later!), so drinking during meals is never great. However, the real culprits here are tea, chocolate drinks, and coffee. Compounds like polyphenols, oxalates, tannins, and chlorogenic acids in black and green teas, coffee (including green coffee extracts), and…

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Gluten-Free French Toast

January 14, 2019
gluten-free

Print Gluten-Free French Toast Ingredients 6 slices of gluten-free bread 3 eggs, beaten 6 tbsp. dairy-free milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. orange zest Instructions Whisk together all ingredients (except the bread), then soak the bread fully in the liquid until soaked through. Heat up grass fed butter or coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and add the french toast. Cook for a few minutes on each side until golden…

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Minestrone Rainbow Soup with Flax Bread

January 4, 2019

Like a mix-and-match minestrone, this soup covers the liver’s nutritional needs for cleansing. The ingredients can take a bit of effort to gather, chop and cook, or it can be simple. But, like many things in life, the more you put into the soup, the more you’ll get back. The only limit is the size of your pot. Aim to use at least five different colors of vegetables, to get the widest array of phytonutrients. Options: Using cooked chicken makes…

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Paleo Snickerdoodles from Vibrant & Pure

January 3, 2019
snickerdoodle

Print Paleo Snickerdoodles Ingredients Dough 1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water) 1 cup almond butter or cashew butter 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Coating 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons coconut sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you are using a flax egg, mix together ground flax and water and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. In a…

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Pumpkin Hummus from Vibrant & Pure

January 3, 2019
pumpkin

Print Pumpkin Hummus Ingredients 2 tablespoons tahini 1 15 oz. can chickpeas 2/3 cup pureed pumpkin 2 tbsp Flora Pumpkin Seed Oil 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 lemon, juiced (2 tbsp) 2-4 garlic cloves, to taste 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon sea salt top with cayenne and/or paprika Instructions Blend all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Serve with colorful radishes, cucumbers, and crackers. 5.0 http://blog.florahealthy.com/pumpkin-hummus/ Adeline Waugh enjoys challenging the status quo by developing beautifully vibrant recipes…

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Health Recipes

Salted Red Velvet Hot Cacao

December 24, 2018
hot cacao

Something amazing happens when you add beet crystals to hot cacao. Examining the nutrient profile of this recipe suggests beet crystals and chocolate are a natural duo. Salus Red Beet Crystals lend a beautiful dark red hue to this hot cacao. Obtained with a process that uses no heat, solvents, or chemicals, you can get excited about all of the antioxidants and minerals inside. Beets are a good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. Something unique to red beets is…

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Holidays Recipes

Three Cozy Drinks for the Holidays

December 20, 2018
three

High-Protein Eggnog Latte 1 ½ cups hot brewed Flora Rooibos Chai made with 2 bags 3 tbsp vanilla or chai flavored protein powder 2 tbsp coconut cream or heavy cream 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg yolk Add the brewed chai, protein powder, cream, nutmeg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a blender. Blend until well-mixed. Add egg yolk and blend again until fluffy. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve. ___________________________________________________________________________ Gingerbread Latte 1 cup hot…

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Keto-Friendly Sugar Cookies

December 19, 2018
keto-friendly

Print Keto Sugar Cookies with DF Peppermint Cream Cheese Ingredients For cookies 1/4 cup softened grass fed butter 1/3 cup monk fruit sweetener 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup almond flour 1/3 cup arrowroot flour For frosting 8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese 4 teaspoons Manuka Honey* 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pink: 1/4 teaspoon Salus Red Beet Crystals for every 1/4 cup frosting Green: 2 droppers full of chlorophyll (preferably mint flavored) for every 1/4 cup plain…

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