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Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Chocolatey, creamy, and sweet without sugar. Use a good blender, or cut this recipe in half and use an immersion blender for a large single serving or two kid sized servings. Healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, minerals in this make it a strong snack or starter for before school. The sunflower butter is a hearty addition…

Thai(ish) Chicken Soup

Thai(ish) Chicken Soup

As long as you’ve planned ahead and obtained all the necessary ingredients, this chunky, Thai-inspired dish is the simplest soup you’ll ever make, and will come together in less than 30 minutes. Boasting six vegetables and four herbs, it provides a wealth of anti-inflammatory, cancer-protective and nutrients, and such gustatory pleasure you’ll forget you’re on a diet. Lastly,…

Oxytocin...It's Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin…It’s Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex!  The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus.  The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…

Tunisian Chickpea “Salad”

Soup meets salad in this nutrient-packed vegetarian dish inspired by a recipe for lablabi (Tunisian breakfast stew) in Clifford Wright’s “A Mediterranean Feast”. You start out preparing it like a soup by cooking onions and spices, adding water and simmering, but then finish it like a salad by adding raw tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, herbs, lemon juice and a…

Raw Chocolate Recipe

Thank Microbes for Chocolate’s Health Benefits In the back and forth battle of good-for-you/bad-for-you foods, new research is helping to solidify dark chocolate’s spot with the good guys, by providing a scientific explanation for cocoa’s tick in the pros column. While a host of previous research has suggested an equal host of health benefits to dark chocolate…

Coastal Carrot “Fettuccine” with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pumpkin Seeds from Amie Valpone

Coastal Carrot “Fettuccine” with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pumpkin Seeds from Amie Valpone at The Healthy Apple. The “fettuccine” is actually made from carrots shredded into ribbons with a vegetable peeler. I think you’ll be surprised at how much it tastes like the real thing. The sauce clings to the ribbons, giving each bite a delectable, earthy flavor.*…

Macadamia Dark Chocolate Truffles ©

Macadamia Dark Chocolate Truffles This delicious Macadamia Dark Chocolate Truffles recipe was kindly shared by Pam Vagnieres. Check out her site Nutri-Physique for more tasty recipes! Macadamia nuts contain the least amount of (potentially inflammatory) omega-6 linoleic acid asany nut and are rich in minerals such as magnesium, manganese, copper, and iron. Macadamia nuts are…

Pork and Turkey Thai Veggie Meatballs

Pork and Turkey Thai Veggie Meatballs

Pork and Turkey Thai Veggie Meatballs This yummy Pork and Turkey Thai Veggie Meatballs recipe was kindly shared by Judy Converse! See more of Judy’s recipes AND blogs on Nutrition Care for Children. Sounds like a mouthful of a combination, but boy does it work. Ground turkey, ground pork, shredded sweet potato and shredded carrot, lots of fresh…

paleo carrot cake

Paleo Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing

Paleo Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing This delicious Paleo Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing recipe was kindly shared by Brandi Mackenzie! Check out more of Brandi’s nutritious and gut-healing recipes on her website! I love carrot cake, but had never actually made a carrot cake that I could recall. So, last week when I was invited to a…

low dose naltrexone (LDN)

Low Dose Naltrexone: The New Treatment You’ve Never Heard Of…

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN):  The treatment you’ve never heard of… Why haven’t you heard about this amazing new breakthrough for conditions ranging from autoimmunity to cancer?  Perhaps because as of yet no company has stepped forward with the billions of dollars needed to do a large-scale study on low-dose naltrexone (LDN).  Unfortunately getting FDA-approval for use…

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

A Little Pumpkin History Before There Was Pumpkin Pie, There Was Just Pumpkin. The word pumpkin originated from the Greek word Pepõn which means large melon. The word gradually morphed by the French, English and then Americans into the word “pumpkin.” Pumpkins and squash are believed to have originated in the ancient Americas. These early…

glyphosate toxicity

Glyphosate Toxicity: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You!

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the popular herbicide, Roundup. Glyphosate toxicity is a big deal and what you don’t know just might kill you! Many people routinely spray their lawns with this chemical totally  unaware of the toxicity. In the United States, farmers are applying ever increasing amounts to their crops before harvest. According the…