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Know Your Cholesterol Levels

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

There are several things you can do to promote good cholesterol and reduce unwanted cholesterol.

...Cholesterol is also the backbone of the sex hormones, as well as cortisol, which is why knowing my patients cholesterol is important when I am trying to balance their hormones. Too low of levels can affect how a patient is doing hormonally. There are, of course, many more functions that cholesterol plays in the system...

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

New Sunscreen Guide From EWG

Do you know what is actually "protecting" your skin from the sun? If not, then read on...

...but the ones that I do use I should make sure they are the safest by making sure these products are not going to contribute to/cause cancer, mess with my hormones, or even cause allergic reactions...

Essential Food Prep

Essential Food Prep

Get ahead of the game by preparing your own foods. It is a lot easier than you think with the right tools, and the right food sources.

...When it comes to the dried fruit you should look for sulfite free fruits while making sure no sugar has been added (it’s fruit, come on, does it really need more sugar?). With some planning you could buy fresh fruits, and dehydrate them yourself while storing them to be used later...

Holiday Reflection Time... And Planning!

Holiday Reflection Time... And Planning!

It is never too early to make the holiday season less stressful, and more enjoyable.

It is a great time to look back on the holidays, and reflect on how you did. I am talking about how you did with meal planning, stress management, and even keeping within your budget. Also, how well did you do sticking to your diet goals? Did you gain a few pounds, maintain, or lose a bit? How can you start planning for this years holidays now so that you can keep your stress level down for when the holidays arrive?...

A Healthier Thanksgiving...

A Healthier Thanksgiving...

Planning your Thanksgiving meal means more than just choosing the high calorie ingredients.

With Thanksgiving next week, many of us are finalizing our meal plans. Often this meal will contain more fat, sugar, salt, and other ingredients that we often limit on a daily basis. Why sabotage your healthy diet just for this one meal?...

Breakfast Does Matter

Breakfast Does Matter

Well... What are you eating (or not) for breakfast?

...Our brains need fuel, and we get that fuel from the foods that we eat. Thus starting the day by not eating, or with a high sugar/carbohydrate meal (such as cereal) does not give our bodies what they need. We need to start the morning with a meal dense in nutrients, that has a wide range of colors, and is rich in good macronutrients...

Another Garlic Oxymel

One of my favorite immune boosting drinks is the Garlic Oxymel. I have several versions of this wonderful drink, and have found that the different versions all work well.

Avocado Salad

This is a great raw foods recipe, that is rich in antioxidants.

Lentil Wild Rice Salad

Summer in North America is warm. So sometimes we need to cool off mentally, not just physically. A healthy, and quick, recipe like this salad is a great to get something new and fresh into your life!

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have become my new favorite treat. They are made without sugar, oil, or flour, but are packed full of flavor and chewiness.