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Posted by on 4:41 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Inspiration/Motivation | 0 comments

Will you share your story about why you eat healthier today? Did you know that your personal health story can inspire others to take their first steps toward creating a healthier lifestyle and living a longer, happier life?  To you that might not sound like much, but to the person you’ve inspired, it may be huge! What were you previously experiencing/feeling before making changes? Our world today is filled is so many toxic things–from products to food to people.  We are constantly surrounded by things that enter our body and cause...

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All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend

Posted by on 8:34 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Favorite Recipes, Gluten-Free | 0 comments

All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend

I have been trying for a few years to perfect the perfect all-purpose gluten-free flour blend.  This is a great, all-purpose flour/starch blend for making tasty and nutritious baked goods….that look AND taste good.  This blend seems to do the trick in many of my converted recipes. When looking for a wheat-free substitute for wheat flour, you will need to consider a blend.  This is because no other single flour or wheat-free starch behaves the same way as wheat flour does.  You will also find that all whole grain flours are different,...

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Sweet Potato and Chicken Patties

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Sweet Potato and Chicken Patties

Are you tired of purchasing meatless veggie and grain patties only to heat them up and have them taste like cardboard?  This Sweet Potato Chicken Patty recipe has been adapted from a chicken finger recipe my friend gave me.  She was making these for her toddler, who loves them. This recipe is made with chicken.  The reason why I really like it is because I often want an alternative, quick meal and I don’t always want a mouth full of chicken.  In fact, I don’t really care if chicken is part of the recipe, as long as it’s...

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Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

Posted by on 8:30 am in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Other, Toxins | 0 comments

Hidden Dangers When Microwaving Foods

When cooking and reheating foods quickly, most people will turn to the microwave to get the job done.  Homes today have built-in microwave ovens.  They come in all sizes and colors.  Reheating food by microwaving is fast, convenient, uses less energy, recommended by food manufacturers.  But as I often share in my posts, there is always a catch to today’s modern conveniences–and microwaving food is no exception.  There are hidden dangers when microwaving foods that you should know about. What are the hidden dangers when microwaving...

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How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

Posted by on 7:53 am in 4- Physical Well Being, Other, Stress Management, Toxins | 0 comments

How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1)  It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body functions–such as your heartbeat, growth of your bones and tissues, and your...

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The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

Posted by on 7:30 am in 1- Emotional Well Being, 2- Environmental Well Being, 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health | 0 comments

The Real Motivations Behind GMO’s

GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, are becoming a real problem in the U.S. and are contributing to a number of illnesses and deaths.  Even though they are a known health concern, why does the U.S. continue to modify our food today?  These are questions that have been asked for years, with few answers. For the last 50+ years, genetic engineering has been promoted as the solution to end… World hunger (i.e. yield). Malnutrition (i.e. nutrient content). Herbicide and pesticide use. Disease and pest resistance. Environmental...

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Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

Posted by on 6:12 pm in 3- Nutritional Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, DIY / Natural Wellness, Other | 0 comments

Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

I’ve had a number of people ask me what I do to stay healthy and how have I avoided the flu bugs.  So in this post, I’m going to share with you easy protocols for staying healthy daily.   You can find most of the supplements listed below at any natural food store.  Please don’t purchase nutritional supplements from a drug store or market.  If you want some recommendations, just let me know.  I am a firm believer in purchasing quality nutritional supplements after I’ve done some thorough research. Why take supplements?...

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Understanding Toxins 4 – Immune Reactions

Posted by on 11:28 am in 4- Physical Well Being, Digestion & Gut Health, Other, Toxins | 0 comments

Here we are at the end of our 4-part “Understanding Toxicity” series.  We’ve explored how to determine what your body’s reactions might be when exposed to toxins.  Now we’ll take you full circle in the cycle of toxicity. Immune reactions Your immune system develops reactions to substances it’s not equipped to handle on top of the preceding phenomena.  Specifically, an immune reaction is when the body produces antibodies to fight an unwelcome/harmful substance. It continually sees something in the system it...

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Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

Posted by on 9:11 am in 2- Environmental Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Other, Stress Management, Toxins | 1 comment

Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

In part 2 of this series–Understanding Toxins – Detoxification Capacity,  you learned that removing toxins is different for everyone.  You also learned three things you can do right now to help increase your rate of detoxification.  In this post, you will learn how effectively the body manages toxins through gene expression. Did you know genes and gene expression regulate sensitivity? – Genetics – The speed with which you’re genetically programmed (built) to remove toxins There are fast, medium, slow, and ultra-slow...

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Understanding Toxicity 2 – Detoxification Capacity

Posted by on 9:02 am in 2- Environmental Well Being, 4- Physical Well Being, Other, Toxins | 0 comments

Understanding Toxicity 2 – Detoxification Capacity

In the previous post, Understanding Toxicity – Exposure, you learned that toxic exposure is one of the four factors that determine how your body handles foreign substances.  In this post, we will cover the second factor:  detoxification capacity.  You will even learn how to increase your rate of detoxification. Factor 2 – Your detoxification capacity – Effective workload (or throughput) Like a pump’s capacity to transfer water, the volume of a toxin that your liver, kidneys, skin, and lymph system are able to move tells you...

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