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10 Foods that Contain Gluten (this may surprise you)

Gluten is a protein component of wheat (including durum, semolina, and spelt), rye, oats, barley, and related grain hybrids such as triticale and kamut. Gluten is not natural to food and is often added to foods to promote strength and stickiness to dough as well as...

10 Foods/Drinks for Great Gut Health

The health of your gastrointestinal system is critical for overall health. It’s the hub of our immune system, where we digest and absorb the nutrients from the food we eat, and plays a role in our mood and energy levels too. A whole food diet filled with a variety of...

10 Gluten Allergy Symptoms

More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It’s estimated that 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are never diagnosed. It is also estimated that as many as 15% of the US population...

19 Superfoods to Keep Around the House

Superfoods do a body good! Superfoods are the most nutritionally dense foods in the world, which have been found to contain intense healing. They have been used for many years by native people to heal the mind, body, and can be thought of as nature’s medicine. In...

20 Ways to Lose Weight and Gain Energy

There is no such thing as good diet. In fact the first three letters in the word diet are DIE. Is it any wonder why diets never succeed? We get to a certain point, feel like we are going to die and quit before the grave site bears our bones.  You have the power to...

5 Food Swaps to Heal Your Body

Food marketers are clever. They know you are trying to be healthy so they provide so-called healthy options. Yet, many of them are not healthy at all. So, let’s debunk 5 foods most think are healthy, but aren’t, and what to eat instead. #1: Granola Granola...

5 Steps for Maintaining Healthy Insulin Levels

We often hear about the dangers of elevated and abnormally high blood pressure and BMI (body mass index). Abnormal readings in the aforementioned do indeed promote cause for alarm. Action should be taken to lower each in order to minimize the risk of developing a...

5 Ways to Overcome Food Addiction

Today, during our busy lives in general, business meetings, church committees, and family gatherings center around what and where we will eat. Think about that for a moment! Rather that appreciating the concept of food (fuel for the body), we have allowed food to...

Are carbohydrates essential?

Numerous fitness buffs and exercise junkies across our world are falling prey to the antiquated idea that carbohydrates are the general go-to when it comes to energy. Additionally, the idea of “carbing up” before a workout is all too often leading to a disaster in the...

Are grains bad for you?

Let’s go way back. The only grain you would find is wild grain. Then, about 10,000 years ago, we began to plant and cultivate grain, mainly to keep up with the demands of people gathering and living in the same area. To make grain edible back then was a lot of hard...

Are you believing the lie about sugar?

I have always enjoyed the zoo. I am struck by the multitude of animal species as well as their colorful appearances. To describe the various species, there is normally a sign on the outside of the cage or barrier that articulates the origin, type, and geographic range...

Avocado: A Nutrient-Packed Fruit

That round green ball that makes such good guacamole packs a powerful health punch! Where does the avocado come from? The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico and dates back...

Braised Short Rib (Paleo)

Makes 6 servings. Prep time: 3.5 hours. Ingredients 2 pounds beef short ribs, trimmed 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 1/2 cups beef broth 1 cup cabernet Sauvignon, optional 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 cups chopped celery 1 cup chopped...

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Paleo)

Makes 4 servings. Prep time: 1 hour and 10 minutes. Ingredients 4 each sweet potatoes 2 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil 4 each chipotle peppers, minced 3 each garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2...

Core Four Nutritional Supplements

Many have attended our classes and explanation of what we call the “core four supplements”. When we speak of optimizing mitochondrial function and preservation of the cell health, these are absolutely critical. The core four are as follows: B complex,...

Delayed Consequences of Unhealthy Eating

We all have the beautiful freedom of choice. However, each choice has an attached consequence, whether good or bad. It has become very clear to me that if the consequence does not quickly manifest, the power of the choice tends to diminish. Let me give you this...

Detox Strategies

It is a good and healthy strategy to practice detoxifying your system at least twice a year! Living a lifestyle that is in accordance with healthy principles every day will improve the quality of your days! Here are a few tips for you. 1. Consume whole foods as close...

Detoxing: What You Need to Know

Cleansing and detoxing are all the rage. You can have fresh, organic juice cleanses delivered to your door, pick up a detox kit at your local health food store, or follow one of the many do-it-yourself programs endorsed by celebrities such as Dr. Oz and Oprah....

Does eating fat make you fat?

For the last 20 years or so, society has developed a skewed belief that eating fat makes one fat. However, that is not altogether true. As you probably have heard, there is a growing population of proponents of the paleo or primal eating plans, which are very high in...

Does the type of carbohydrate really matter?

As the low-carbohydrate-diet fad slowly loses steam, another may be moving in to take its place: the glycemic index fad. The glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrate foods based on how they affect the body’s blood glucose levels. “High GI” foods such...