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How to Support the Detox Process

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The body has many different detoxification systems: Lungs- Filters the air we breathe Skin- Releases waste through sweat Cells- Each cell continually cleans itself Lymph glands- Circulates fluid through the body, carrying toxins to the places they can be destroyed Kidneys- Filters the blood Liver- The main detoxification organ- all of the above systems are… Continue reading How to Support the Detox Process

Super Food Friday- Coconut Oil

There’s been a lot of hype around coconut oil now for several years. Is it actually healthy? Most of the research published about coconut oil has come up with positive results. However, recently the American Heart Association published a negative report about coconut oil. If you want to read more about that specific study, see… Continue reading Super Food Friday- Coconut Oil

Super Food Friday- Black Beans

We all know black beans are super high in fiber and protein, but did you know that they are also high in folate (64%), magnesium (30%), and iron (20%)?!  Black beans also have plenty of other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as potassium, phosphorous and vitamin A. So it’s safe to say that these little… Continue reading Super Food Friday- Black Beans

Super Food Friday– Avocado

Another one of our favorites! Avocados can be used in so many ways. They are technically a fruit, but can be used in sweet or savory dishes. From main dishes, to condiments, even to desserts, this is one versatile food. Benefits of avocados: Good for your heart High in monounsaturated fat Lowers risk of metabolic… Continue reading Super Food Friday– Avocado

Super Food Friday– Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are one of my favorite super foods! They are so diverse and beneficial. Read on to find out why: Benefits of Chia Seeds: High antioxidant food Can reverse oxidative stress (free radicals), assisting in skin repair and preventing premature aging Super high in fiber Nearly 11 grams in 1 ounce Prebiotic High in… Continue reading Super Food Friday– Chia Seeds

Super Food Friday– Raw Honey

Honey is one of the purest foods on the planet. It is much more that just a sweetener. It has been used as medicine since ancient times and is a fabulous source of many amino acids, minerals and enzymes. Read on for all the amazing benefits of raw honey. What’s wrong with regular honey? Commercial… Continue reading Super Food Friday– Raw Honey

Superfood Friday–Blueberries

What makes blueberries so super? When combined with an overall balanced diet, adequate exercise and healthy lifestyle, blueberries are powerful: High in Antioxidants Improves memory and cognition; alleviates inflammation (which of course reduces all kinds of disease risk); inhibits cancer cell growth High fiber, low calories and nutrient dense Provides support for efficient digestion and… Continue reading Superfood Friday–Blueberries

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Anxiety & Depression

Most of us know that the gut is super important in many aspects of our health. The cause of depression and anxiety usually lies in the gut, so they are no different. Here are 3 things you can do to optimize the function of your gut and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression: 1. Tonify… Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Anxiety & Depression