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Fat Hysteria

When you look around society today, you realize that obesity has become a major epidemic. As a result, we have developed numerous things to address this phenomena with more diet pills, weight loss programs, different ways to workout, intestinal surgeries, and the list goes on and on. To be fair, lots of these options work, however, some are harmful to the body like diet pills, but overall, people do lose the weight they want and are happy with the results.

By | May 1st, 2017|, , , |0 Comments

Cookie Inspired Superfood Smoothies

"Don't make eye contact...Don't make eye contact...Don't make eye contact" Are you like me this time of the year when walking into the grocery store? Those sweet smiles and cute informed girls with their mounds of cookie boxes and homemade signs are hard to avoid these days. Do you fall prey to their mesmerizing marketing? I don't blame you- their cookies are darn right delicious and addicting! I have fond memories of devouring Samoas and Thin Mints as a kid. But now I've grown up, became educated on food and have realized that my body literally rebuilds itself by the foods I chose to eat so therefore, I want the best and healthiest foods going in my mouth. Once you understand the ingredients that make up your favorite Girl Scout cookies, you may think twice about polishing off those boxes that are calling your name right now. To understand and dig deeper into these ingredients and why you shouldn't be consuming them, head HERE! I've found a way to enjoy my favorite cookie flavors with zero guilt and tons of benefits! SUPERFOOD SAMOA SMOOTHIE 1 cup Coconut Milk 1/2 Banana, frozen (if not frozen, add ice) 2 teaspoons Raw Cacao Powder 3 Large Dates, pitted 2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds* 1 teaspoon Core Greens 2 teaspoons Coconut Extract (found HERE) 1/2 teaspoon Stevia (more or less to taste) Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender and enjoy your Girl Scout cookie in a cup!   THIN MINT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE 1 cup Nut Milk 1/2 Banana, frozen (if not frozen, add ice) 2 teaspoons Raw Cacao Powder 2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds* 1 teaspoon Core Greens 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract-found HERE 1/2 teaspoon Stevia (more or less to taste)   Blend all the ingredients in a high powered blender and enjoy your Girl Scout cookie in a cup!   *Feel free to sub the Hemp seeds for your favorite protein powder although Hemp seeds are my go to for raw protein. Two tablespoons equals 20 grams of protein that is full of enzymes, fiber and good omega fats. They blend beautifully and provide a creamy consistency without the chalky, grit that protein powders can leave behind.   Support your favorite Scout by a donation instead of a box! It's much easier to make a donation instead of detoxifying those harmful ingredients out of your body. By all means, support your favorite Girl Scout with a monetary donation but don't fall into the peer pressure of having to buy and consume their cookies. Your health is more important!   Cheers! Liz

By | March 28th, 2017|, , |0 Comments

Got Allergies? Get Enzymes!

When you look around society today, you realize that obesity has become a major epidemic. As a result, we have developed numerous things to address this phenomena with more diet pills, weight loss programs, different ways to workout, intestinal surgeries, and the list goes on and on. To be fair, lots of these options work, however, some are harmful to the body like diet pills, but overall, people do lose the weight they want and are happy with the results.

By | March 21st, 2017|, , , |0 Comments

Why Detox?

When you look around society today, you realize that obesity has become a major epidemic. As a result, we have developed numerous things to address this phenomena with more diet pills, weight loss programs, different ways to workout, intestinal surgeries, and the list goes on and on. To be fair, lots of these options work, however, some are harmful to the body like diet pills, but overall, people do lose the weight they want and are happy with the results.

By | February 28th, 2017|, , , |0 Comments

Why Alkalize?

When you look around society today, you realize that obesity has become a major epidemic. As a result, we have developed numerous things to address this phenomena with more diet pills, weight loss programs, different ways to workout, intestinal surgeries, and the list goes on and on. To be fair, lots of these options work, however, some are harmful to the body like diet pills, but overall, people do lose the weight they want and are happy with the results.

By | December 30th, 2016|, , , |1 Comment

Easy Elderberry Syrup

2 Cups Dried Elderberries (Great source found HERE) 4 Cups of Kangen 9.5 pH water 2 Cinnamon Sticks 1 Nub of Fresh Ginger, peeled 1 Cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) 2 Cups Raw Honey (Local is best) Bring elderberries, water, cinnamon sticks and ginger to a boil. Reduce and simmer on low for 1 hour then let the mixture thoroughly cool. Take a potato masher and press the elderberries to release all their liquid goodness. Then, strain the liquid and set aside. In another bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar and raw honey together until combined. Add the vinegar/ honey mixture to the elderberry syrup and Voila, you have a wonderful immune boosting syrup rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and gut healing nutrients! Recipe yields approximately 4-5 cups of Elderberry Syrup. Stores for up to 8 months in the refrigerator. Dosage recommendations: Children- 1 teaspoon Adults- 1 Tablespoon To shorten the duration of cold or illness, take every 2 hours when symptoms arise. Our friends at Bulk Herb Store have an amazing selection of organic herbs, spices, teas, honey, accessories and more! They have a wealth of information on their website and are an excellent resource- Shop Bulk Herb Store. Excerpts from The ABC Herbal Both elderflowers and dried Elderberries contain substances which ease inflammation and pain. Dried Elderberries soothe the intestines and have been used for all inflammatory bowel diseases. They have a very gentle laxative action, which may explain their decongestant properties. They also have a mild tonic action to help arrest diarrhea. Many other herbalists besides myself have observed a strong connection between bowel problems and respiratory congestion. There also appears to be a strong connection between bowel obstructions and fevers in children. From Bulk Herb Store's Reading and/or Experience... Dried Elderberries are a food, and thus we keep it in the kitchen. Though they are not as moist or as sweet as raisins, we add them to many food recipes as we do raisins (hot cereals, vegetable dishes, stir-fry, waffles and pancakes and granola). It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose. As is the case with most dried fruit, Dried Elderberries should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. These suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.  

By | December 6th, 2016|, , |0 Comments

My Gut On FIRE

When you look around society today, you realize that obesity has become a major epidemic. As a result, we have developed numerous things to address this phenomena with more diet pills, weight loss programs, different ways to workout, intestinal surgeries, and the list goes on and on. To be fair, lots of these options work, however, some are harmful to the body like diet pills, but overall, people do lose the weight they want and are happy with the results.

By | November 2nd, 2016|, , , |0 Comments

Alkalizing Apple Cider Recipe

  12 Organic Apples, quartered 8 Cups of Kangen 9.5 pH water 3/4 Cup Honey (Local if possible) 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon Allspice   Cut apples into quarters removing the seeds. Place all the ingredients into a Crock Pot and cover. Cook on high for 2 hours and let it cool before handling. Use a cheese cloth and strainer to collect all the solids and press to get all the juice out. Refrigerate the cider or warm and enjoy! You can't go wrong either way. Recipe yields approximately 11 cups of cider.   Don't throw away those cooked apples! Using a blender or food processor, blend the cooked apples (including the skins) to make a scrumptious apple sauce. It tastes like apple pie! Makes approximately 4 cups. If you're feeling adventurous, add 1 teaspoon of Core Greens for even more alkalizing power. What a perfect snack or dessert for the whole family that is amazing for you! Did you know? Apples are packed with soluble fiber that your good microbes feast on which in turn builds your immune system and allows for healthy bowel movements. Apples contain powerful antioxidants which are only enhanced exponentially with Kangen 9.5 pH water to fight the free radicals so you look and feel your very best. This fibrous fruit is known to aid in weight loss and reviving up the metabolism. Quercetin, a powerful flavonoid found in the skin, helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body so never throw away those apple skins!   Wow, an apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away! Enjoy!      

By | October 10th, 2016|, , |0 Comments

Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but did you realize all the pink products sold today actually contribute more to cancer? Statistics show that 50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime! So what you do today can either increase your changes of being diagnosed or decrease them. Watch as Shan breaks it down into simple preventive steps you can easily do to never hear the dreaded C word again. "Unfortunately, what very few people understand is that our daily environment is loaded with a myriad of toxic agents that are high in estrogen. These include pesticides, plastics, polystyrene, laundry and dishwashing detergents, perfumes, deodorants, hair sprays, vinyl, nail polish, PCB’s and dioxins from the burning of fossil fuels. The continual and accumulated exposure to these chemicals over time has led to an alarming rate of estrogen-based diseases such as endometriosis, fibroids, fibrocystic breasts, heavy or painful periods, erratic menstrual cycles, infertility, menstrual migraine headaches and, ultimately, cancers of the reproductive organs including the ovaries, uterus, cervix and breasts." Continue reading HERE

By | October 7th, 2016||Comments Off on Cancer Prevention Tips

Gut Brain Connection Broadcast

Featuring Shan Stratton When we think of disease today what typically comes to mind is cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Seldom do we think about auto-immune diseases and especially neurological and mental health disorders but Hippocrates statement till holds true today,"All disease begins in the gut." We are just now understanding the truths of that profound sentence! Shan details the Gut Brain Connection in this Broadcast and highlights the following points: Current statistics regarding mental health disorders. What is the microbiome (gut bacteria) and what are its primary functions? Leaky gut, inflammation and its bio-markers that enter the bloodstream via the gut leading to poor brain function. Certain gut bacteria and its effects on healthy brain function. The relationship between the microbiome (gut bacteria), inflammation and mental health disorders like depression, anxiety/mood disorders, ADHD and autism. Things that make the gut go bad. Finally ways you can improve the gut that may lead to better brain health and/or a reduction in mental health symptoms. Read the full blog HERE  

By | September 9th, 2016||Comments Off on Gut Brain Connection Broadcast