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A SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE RECIPE

A SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE RECIPE

 3 raw Brazil nuts  5 stems cilantro (wash, pluck leaves; discard stems)  1 drop cilantro essential oil  1 organic pear, sliced with skin on, seeds removed  1 organic orange or tangerine, peeled  1 drop orange essential oil  2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds or raw sunflower seeds  ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla coconut- or almond-milk yogurt alternative  ⅛ teaspoon powdered kelp (optional)  Purified or distilled water Supplies: Blender  Instruction Place the Brazil nuts, cilantro, essential oils, pear, orange, raw pumpkin seeds, yogurt alternative, and powdered kelp (if using) in a blender. g Blend thoroughly. If needed, add distilled water until the smoothie reaches...

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BRAIN FOG AND MEMORY LOSS

BRAIN FOG AND MEMORY LOSS

As you know... There are TRILLIONS of bacteria and microbes that call your gut home. Even more fascinating, this Microbe Megacity communicates... with your brain! And according to recent research—these microbes have A LOT to say. You see, keeping your microbiome healthy has a huge impact on the kind of conversations happening with your brain… Simply put, unhealthy microbiome = unhealthy brain. Which is why we recommend you start healing your gut with probiotics Here’s the scoop: diet, stress, sleep, and antibiotics all play a role in the balance of good vs bad bacteria that lives inside of you. Too much...

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7 Nutritious Foods High in Vitamin D

7 Nutritious Foods High in Vitamin D

Interest in vitamin D and its role in our overall health journey is growing. We know that vitamin D affects many bodily functions, including bone health. Research also suggests that low vitamin D levels may be a risk factor for autoimmune diseases.  Many people don’t get enough vitamin D. It’s hard to know how many people are deficient because experts are still debating about what target levels should be Research suggests that about 24% of people in the United States are vitamin D deficient. Other areas of the world may have higher rates of deficiency. It’s estimated that in Europe,...

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Five Healthy Eating Habits to Improve Diabetes Management

Five Healthy Eating Habits to Improve Diabetes Management

  Creating good lifelong eating habits is essential for all. It’s even more important for people living with diabetes. Food is important for managing diabetes and reducing complications such as stroke and heart attack. Knowing the right steps to take to improve your diet can be challenging. Not every diet will work for everyone. That’s why it’s important to find out what works for you! A good diet will help you manage blood glucose levels, maintain healthy body weight, and have healthy levels of cholesterol and carbohydrates. In each one of these steps, there are key takeaways everyone can use...

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