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What Makes a Good Green Smoothie?

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Sure taste is important but what makes up a good, nutritionally balanced green smoothie? A balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is key in order to keep your blood sugar balanced. So having all fruit – green apple, kiwi, strawberries – would not be a good idea since most fruits are high in carbohydrates. You […]


Purple Power Juice

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Why enjoy a glass of Purple Power juice (besides the awesome purple color)?  The “Power” comes from the rich color of purple cabbage (also known as red cabbage) which reflects its’ concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which contribute to red cabbage containing significantly more protective phytonutrients than green cabbage. Interest in anthocyanin pigments continues to intensify because of […]


Tasty Lettuce Wraps

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A quick and easy, gluten free meal that you can make mid-week for family or for easy entertaining. Add whatever veggies you want ~ cucumbers, carrots, squash ~ just dice small so the veggies can easily fit inside the lettuce wrap.  Bibb lettuce holds up best but I have used red leaf in a pinch. […]


Healthy Habits for Your Kitchen

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to male infertility, diabetes, heart disease, aggressive behavior in children, and other ills. The chemical is used in some No. 7 plastic bottles and most canned-food containers, and although some manufacturers are phasing the chemical out of their cans, it’s not clear that the replacements are […]


Astragalus: An Herb for All Ills?

I love finding new herbs that can be used to treat many symptoms! Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus, in the legume family- test if you have peanut allergy) has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, usually combined with other herbs, to stimulate the immune system and treat respiratory infections, fatigue, loss of appetite, and […]


Keep It Clean! Your Clothes That Is…

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Sure, it’s convenient to drop your clothing off with a dry cleaner, but the cleaning chemical of choice in this country remains perchloroethylene, also known as PCE, or perc. This chemical is classified a probable carcinogen and is linked to kidney, liver, and central nervous system damage. It’s not something you want to wear (for […]


Improve Your Gut Health for Better Body Health

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The human GI tract contains more than 500 species of bacteria that help break down food, strengthen immunity, and ward off pathogens. Under constant assault from fat, sugar, salt and processed food, gut bacteria can no longer do their jobs adequately. The maintenance of the intestinal wall breaks down, the gaps between intestinal cells open […]


Vitamins for Your Vices?

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We all know the basics of what we SHOULD do…but doing all the right stuff for our health isn’t always fun, am I right?! We all remember our moms saying “Turn down that music or you’ll go deaf!”  Mom may not have been correct about going deaf but with all the ear bud use these […]


Increase Blood Flow-Add Spice to Your Life!

Well, if you like spice then turn it up! Spicy food is a source of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is essentially a taxi service that shuttles fats and cholesterol in the water-based solution of your blood stream and helps your body dissolve any blood clots that may form. The capsaicin in hot peppers helps tackle […]


Java or No Java?

One moment it’s going to kill you, and the next it’s being credited for cutting your risk of getting liver cancer or Alzheimer’s. Typical sensationalism at its best. Researchers from Italy found indications that as many as 3 cups of Joe a day can reduce the liver-cancer risk by — get this — more than 50%. […]


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