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LECTINS, FRIEND OR FOE?

With the release of Dr. Steven Gundry’s latest book, The Plant Paradox, a new nutrition villain has emerged on the scene. Enter the LECTIN. Lectins are nothing new. They are a type of protein found in the foods we eat. It is thought that lectins evolved as part of a plant’s natural defense system, helping […]

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Simply Nourished LIFESTYLE: autoimmunity 101

Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right?  The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before […]

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Holistic Nutritionist Ellie Freeman offers a grain free gluten free and refined sugar free muffin recipe to encourage eating flax seeds which are full of fiber and heart protective hormone balancing function.

FUNCTIONAL FOOD : f l a x

Tiny as they may be, flax seeds pack a punch of function. First: Flax offers a great source of fiber. Every tablespoon holds 8 g of fiber making it easy to bump up your fiber consumption of the day by doing nothing more than whirling it into a smoothie or sprinkling it onto a salad. […]

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Holistic Nutritionist Ellie Freeman describes how mushrooms help defend the body and stimulate immunity

MUSHROOMS = DEFENSE

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Holistic Nutritionist Ellie Freeman explains how Macadamia Nut Oil has the capacity to increase skin's protective capacity.

MACADAMIA NUT OIL + SUN EXPOSURE

  Just hearing the word “macadamia” makes my mouth water. Now that I have tasted macadamia oil, I don’t know that my refrigerator will ever be without some on it’s shelf. Beside the buttery flavor and silky texture, macadamia oil boasts anti-inflammatory properties that are appealing to both the taste buds and the tissue. While […]

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