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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps!

Can you say “Yuuuuuum!”? That’s how tasty my lunch was today. I had to share on Instagram even though the picture doesn’t do it justice. 🙂 Recipe (Makes about 5 lettuce wraps) 1 cup diced chicken * 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 tbsp raisins 2 tbsp slivered almonds 1/4 tsp curry (you could do more) Pinch of turmeric 2 Tbsp mayo 1 tsp olive oil Romaine lettuce wraps * What I normally do is that whenever I roast a whole chicken…
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Hooray for Butter! Saturated Fat Vindicated

I. LOVE. BUTTER. Finally! The fact that our society’s bias agains saturated fat was all based on bad science (and lots of marketing dollars from the food industry) is finally making it into the mainstream. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Nina Teicholz called The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease. It lays out in the open how bad science in the 1950s led to the original recommendations to avoid saturated fat. Big food…
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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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Cholesterol: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong

These next few statements will challenge everything you thought you knew about cholesterol: Cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease Saturated fats and high-cholesterol foods will NOT raise your blood cholesterol Your total cholesterol number is NOT a good indicator of heart disease risk You need cholesterol in order to be healthy.  You need it for cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters and overall nerve function. High LDL (“bad cholesterol”) is NOT a good predictor of heart disease. You can have high or…
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Fat Is the New Healthy

To be clear, I”m not saying that being overweight is the new healthy, but rather eating the right fats is definitely the only way to truly achieve and sustain health. Two articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola in the past two days have been all about fats: How a Ketogenic Diet May be The Key to Cancer Recovery Low Fat Diet Causes More Heart Disease The first article highlights the work by Drs. Seyfried, Hatfield and D’Agostino.  Three of the leaders in…
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Wendy’s Cholesterol Success & Why Ratios Matter

Remember Wendy? I told you about her last week. I also mentioned that we were waiting to get her new cholesterol numbers to see what her results were. Well, I just got this email from her today: “Hi Morella – …  I just had my blood cholesterol levels done this morning (2/6/13).  I haven’t had them done since July of 2012.  Here are the comparisons.  I hope you are as excited and as proud as I am!!! In July of…
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Could this be you?

Wendy’s Story I want to tell you a story of what’s possible. Before I met Wendy, she used to be like many women feeling that no matter what she did, her body pretty much stayed the same. Wendy is 60 years old. Many doctors and ‘common wisdom’ tell women her age that after menopause, their fate is to gain weight and there’s little they can do about it. In addition, Wendy had high cholesterol and was dealing with chronic pain….
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Showin’ Your Heart Some Lovin’

February is Heart Health month. It’s probably no coincidence that the American Heart Association (AHA) chose February to coincide with Valentine’s Day. I mean, what’s more symbolic of that day than the image of a heart? In the U.S. we are facing some dire statistics when it comes to putting ourselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. According to the AHA, Out of every 10 adults 7 eat a diet that puts them at risk for heart disease – only 3…
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10 Tips for Healthy Holidays

We are smack in the middle of the holiday season. With all certainty, you will have several social events within the next 3 weeks that will delight your senses and persuade you to indulge in all kinds of goodies. You will convince yourself that you will only taste a tiny amount, but then find yourself going back for more while you affirm that you will definitely start to workout in January! You say: “2007 will be the year!” If that…
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