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Mangoes

These luscious fruits are native of India and Southeast Asia. It is called “the king of fruit” in some parts of the world because of it’s amazing nutritional value. These juicy, fleshy fruits are a bit higher in sugar than most fruits but when included in your diet in moderation they provide a whole host […]

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Autumn Beef Bourguignon Paleo Style

Fall is here. No denying that fact. With this time of year comes rainy grey days and the feeling of “hibernation”. Comfort food is the thing we crave as the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop. It’s sweater weather and crockpot season. Here is a yummy and easy to make recipe for […]

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TIME FOR A NUTRITION REBOOT!

Yes…that’s right. I need a nutrition reboot! I’ve been letting down my nutrition guard and allowing a few things to return to my diet that I would not think of touching a few years ago. This morning I vowed to myself that I would get back on track. What better way to “seal the deal” […]

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Black Pepper

Do you like to add a little kick to your food with black pepper? If you answered yes to this question…good news….black pepper carries many health benefits to your body. Black peppercorns are dried berries from the Piper Nigrum vine. In the Ayurvedic medicine world, black pepper, known as the “king of spices” has many […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Who doesn’t like mushrooms? They are so tasty and can be prepared in so many ways and added to so many recipes…from soups, stews, salads, pizza, burger toppings, side dishes etc. There are so many good edible mushrooms to choose from…button, oyster, portobello, shiitake, cremini, king, enoki, etc. For the purpose of this post I […]

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MAGNESIUM!

I’ve written about magnesium citrate and magnesium stearate….both very different topics. This post is about the mineral “magnesium” and how important it is to the functioning of so many systems in our bodies as well as what symptoms you may experience if you are at a deficiency. Magnesium is involved in at least 300 chemical […]

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Ghee….A healthy fat!

I know that I have posted about Ghee before but I like to revisit topics for my benefit and yours. Ghee is a staple in my home. I love it. I cook with it. I even melt it and put it on my (rare) bowl of organic popcorn. Yummy. Ghee is very much butter but […]

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Fennel Tea

I love my tea. I have an herbal tea every evening after dinner to aid with digestion. I have always used ginger tea as my digestive tea but recently I was introduced to Fennel Tea. There are many medicinal qualities to fennel tea. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants….all health boosting. Drinking fennel […]

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Brain Food

When we choose our foods for the day do we ever consider our brain health as part of the big picture. Probably not. We think about our cravings and our immediate gratification.. right? Some of us may think about our waistline and our overall health but rarely do we choose a food because it is […]

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The CLEAN 15!

Last weeks post was all about going organic when selecting fruits, veggies, milk and meats. Many conventional foods in these categories carry toxic amounts of pesticides, fungicides and herbicide residues that are carcinogenic to our bodies. The glyphosate has now been proven to contribute to the big “C”. I know that organic produce and meats […]

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