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Creamy Mushroom Soup (dairy free)

This is so earthy and satisfying! It’s also very quick to make. Ingredients 1+ lb mushrooms, washed and coarsely chopped 1 onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large zucchini, chopped 1 tablespoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves 3-4 cups stock to cover 2 tbsp coconut oil or clarified butter 1 tsp sea salt Pepper to taste Directions Melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, thyme and bay…
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What I Learned at the Longevity Now Conference

A week ago, I attended the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was a packed 3 days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, full of inspiration and information. Some of it was new for me, some of it was a refresher, but all of it renewed my passion for helping you create thriving health naturally. My top 10 personal take-aways from the conference: Recommit to a zero-sugar, low sweet carbohydrate lifestyle. Almost every speaker talked about the importance of managing blood…
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Safe and Effective Alternatives for Pain

Have you ever heard or said these words, “You have a headache? Did you take anything?” Our culture is wired to pop a pill at the slightest hint of discomfort. Aspirin. Ibuprofen. Tylenol. Whatever. There are a couple of things that are seriously wrong with this mindset. #1 Side Effects. Whether it’s aspirin, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Pain-killers are no joke. For example, these are known “side effects” of Ibuprofen… upset stomach, mild heartburn diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas dizziness, headache, nervousness skin itching or…
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Healthy Lunch Idea

Check out my lunch today! It was SO good! And it was also immensely satisfying even though it was only the size of a salad plate. I thought I’d share my lunch with you as a simple idea starter. Perhaps it gives you the nudge to try something new tomorrow. Some of you may be stuck in the soup and salad lunch routine. Even though that can be very healthy (depending on the soup), a repetitive routine can get boring. And…
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Golden Miracle Drink

Surely by now, you’ve likely heard of the many benefits of turmeric. Adding turmeric to your diet and supplements on a regular basis is a powerfully healing practice. Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s just review some of the powerful effects turmeric can have (as proven by vast amounts of research): It helps prevent and treat cancer It helps prevent cardiovascular disease It has shown to ameliorate auto-immune conditions (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease) because of its…
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Coffee good or bad?

Lately I’ve been loving my coffee. I’m on a kick of drinking a cup every morning, which is not usual for me; so I’m paying attention. I also often preach moderation with coffee so I’m curious as to what this new ‘habit’ might be about. Depending on who you ask or what you read, you may hear that caffeine is terrible for your health or you may hear that it has great health-promoting effects. To illustrate the intensity of the debate…
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21 Days of Green: #13 Pineapple-Mint-Cilantro juice

Oh my goodness! This is possible the tastiest juice I have ever made!  It is sweeter than I normally make them and so this juice to me is a treat; not one to indulge in on too much of a regular basis. On the benefits side of this juice we have the following: Pineapple is a powerful anti-inflammatory fruit because an enzyme it contains, called bromelain. Cilantro is a heavy-metal chelator, which means it helps remove heavy metals from your…
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Early Spring Juice

As soon as my mindset starts to turn towards spring, I start to think “detoxification.” In both Chinese Medicine and Ayuveda (which are perhaps the most ancient healing systems) Spring is the season for focusing on the liver which means it’s the season for detoxification. On that note, and inspired by a class on super foods that I taught yesterday, I made my first “spring” juice of the year. Why is it a spring juice? I consider it a spring…
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Ghee! What?!

It’s ghee! Have you never heard of it?  It’s the ancient healing fat of India and today I’m teaching you how to make it. The benefits of ghee are well known in Ayurveda as ghee is used as a healing salve in wide variety of ways: as an eye wash for pink eye, etc; as an ear lubricant in the winter to prevent ear infections; as a detoxifying oil in spa treatments; and obviously as an essential part of a…
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5 Strategies to Beat the Post-Holiday Sluggishness

I just got back from spending Christmas in Florida and am very much feeling the blah-ness of the “food hangover”. I’ve certainly been enjoying the holiday season and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was overwhelmed with too many things on top of having my mother visiting, that I didn’t have the bandwidth to take care of myself the way I normally do. It’s OK. I gave myself a pass, knowing that I would quickly get back to…
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