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The Importance of Sleep

"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?" -Ernest Hemingway Most Americans are sleep deprived - I don't care if you think your body only requires 5 hours, the fact is - IT REQUIRES 8 hours!! Why is getting...

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Enzymes

On January 25, 2013, Dr. Oz went on his national television program with special guest Robynne Chutkan, MD, touting the benefits of enzymes and how they can dramatically improve your health. In the segment titled "What's In Your Gut", the two doctors discuss how enzymes...

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Roasted Chicken

Did you know the cooked roasted chickens you buy from the grocery store are made with sugar?  I didn't either, until I read the ingredients. Now, this is my go to recipe for an easy and delicious dinner. (It is also great to serve if you...

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Know Your Ingredients

How well do you know what's in the foods you are eating?  Do you read labels? One of the key ingredients to optimal health is to know what you are putting in your body. Can you name this product: water, soybean oil, sugar, vinegar, food starch-modified,salt, cellulose gel (microcrystaline...

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Making Wise Choices While Eating Out

At times it may seem hard to make healthy choices, whether you are gluten-free, grain-free, or sugar-free. Eating out may seem like an added challenge, but it is very doable. Here are a few tips: 1. Choose a restaurant that has a variety of food choices. You...

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Benefits of Fermented Foods

It may seem strange to us that people in earlier times knew how to preserve vegetables without the use of freezers or canning machines. This was done through the process of lacto-fermentation. Lacto-fermentation happens when the sugars and starches in vegetables are converted to lactic acid by lactic-acid producing...

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Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes

Forget about  the chocolates and candy for Valentine's Day.  Here is a  recipe for Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes that is sure to please your sweetheart! Gluten-free Coconut Cupcakes Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 6 eggs 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup honey 1 TBSP vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut...

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Creative {Sugar-Free} Valentine’s Day Foods

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means another holiday for kids to fill up with sugar. It doesn't have to be that way. I was browsing the internet and found several wonderful sites with Valentine's Day foods that aren't filled with sugar! I love...

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Autumn Muffins

I decided to play around with gluten free flours yesterday.  These muffins turned out superb! The flavor reminds me of Autumn with the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. I hope you enjoy these "Autumn Muffins" on this wonderful winter day! Ingredients: 4 eggs 2/3 c. sugar 2/3 c. brown sugar 1...

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Substitutions for Wheat Flour

If you are cutting out wheat flour because of gluten and you still love to bake, don't be discouraged. There are so many other options for baking and the food tastes wonderful. The following are substitutions for 1 cup of wheat. 1 cup gluten-free mix 7/8 cup rice...

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