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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Spinach

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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Spinach

Creamy mushroom soup – flavorful and filling While growing up I never was a fan of mushrooms, but over time I learned to appreciate their earthiness.  When mixed with other vegetables and covered in sauce, it’s hard to taste the uniqueness mushroom brings to a dish.  But when you allow them to be the highlight of a dish, the flavor and nutritional benefits shine through. I’ve never made mushroom soup prior to making this recipe.  Since I rarely seem to follow a recipe exactly through to the end, I made some changes to the...

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Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

Posted by on 3:42 pm in 1- Emotional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Awareness / Mindfulness, Natural Wellness, Stress Management, Toxins, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

If you have never gotten a flu shot, here’s to hoping you continue your trend.  If you routinely get them, you will find natural ways to prevent the flue this year and for years to come.  The infamous “flu,” also known as influenza, that everyone tries to avoid during the winter is a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.  The virus can travel from person to person in droplets from coughs or sneezes, either through the air or on your hands or other objects.In reality, preventing the flu has nothing to do with a shot, and everything to do...

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Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Posted by on 2:08 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around.  There are so many choices:  creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With Beans Many people avoid beans because they just don’t know what to do...

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Get the Facts on Sugar

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Get the Facts on Sugar

Sugar – the drug of the 21st Century When we want more energy, we search for something sweet to eat.  When we feel down, we gravitate toward the sweet stuff.  When we have a craving for something–but we don’t know what–we reach for something sweet.  Why is this?   What kind of hold does this substance have on us and why is it being considered the “drug of the 21st Century?”  My intention with this post is for you to get the facts on sugar so you will drastically change your relationship with it.  I’m...

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

Posted by on 5:57 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Toxins, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

Are artificial sweeteners really bad for us? As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume.  Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners.  You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body.  I know you love your zero calorie desserts, yogurts and sodas, but you don’t know the negative health effects these foods...

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Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

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Eating Differently Can Change Your Life

Eating clean (or improving your food choices) is not about changing WHAT you eat, but it is ALL about changing HOW you eat.  It’s true!  So many people wait to eat something after they are all ready hungry or they eat by the clock.  But eating encompasses far more than just grabbing something on the go to get you through to the next meal time. What do you mean to change HOW I eat? By changing HOW you eat, you should consider these five things.  I would suggest that you pick on of them and try it for a week or two.  Why?  Because in the...

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Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Posted by on 7:27 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

What does it mean to be gluten-free? Until recently, I never knew that wheat has gone through many changes over the years. Once I began to do some heavy research, I learned about the impact this “modern” grain has on our bodies and our even more, on our brains.  Now that my husband and I are gluten-free, we are learning so much about this highly modified grain.  There are literally hundreds of diseases directly linked to the consumption of wheat products.  You know, the stuff that seems to be in almost every processed food out...

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Steps to Improve Your Personal Accountability

Posted by on 9:12 am in 1- Emotional Well Being, ADHD, Awareness / Mindfulness, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Steps to Improve Your Personal Accountability

Do you struggle with accountability? Just about everyone does at times. Sometimes it may because you’re just too busy or you’re juggling too many things at once. Other times you may realize you don’t have everything you need to complete a project. But other times, you find that time is just not your friend. As you know, if you can’t trust yourself to accomplish various tasks daily, others around you won’t feel that they can trust you to accomplish them either. Think about it. Have you ever worked with a team of others and at least one person...

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The Clean 15: Foods Considered To Be Safe

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The Clean 15:  Foods Considered To Be Safe

Many of my friends tell me that they are still confused when shopping for quality vegetables and fruits.  Like me, they have had many experiences with buying something that looks great on the outside, only to find a few days later, when they cut into it, that it’s rotten on the inside. Have you experienced this too?  And we have also found that the organic produce can fall victim to this conundrum, though less often than for conventional produce. To obtain the most current and accurate information on things such as this, I go to my...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

It’s the end of the day and you are starving!  On the way home you drive by at least a dozen take-out food joints and at least six restaurants.  You didn’t plan to be working late, so in order to get something into your stomach before it gets later, you opt to stop to eat.  Ennie meanie miney mo.   Which of these places do I go? You finally get your meal and the next thing you notice is….it’s gone.  What just happened?  You’ve just woofed down a bunch of food and you don’t even remember what you ate or if...

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