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Print BREAKING THE CYCLE OF BLAH: Option C! [ Intermittent fasting with Ellie] My personal recommendation is to engage in a version of intermittent fasting [i.e time restricted eating] that I implement only once – twice per week as follows: Course Drinks Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Resting Time 14 minutes Total [ continue reading → ]

Besides their exhilarating flavor and vibrant color, lemons are nature’s “sugar craving antidote.” Next time you reach for that sugar “pick me up,” simply spritz some lemon juice into a glass of water and you will be thrilled by the outcome. 4 other benefits to consuming lemon water include: Improves Degestion: Lemon juice kickstarts digestion [ continue reading → ]

Milk thistle. Sounds scary right? I mean thistles are the “weeds” you avoid in the woods. Before you brush this thistle off, take a moment to reconsider MILK thistle as it has potent therapeutic properties particularly with the liver and as you’ll recall from your highschool biology class, the liver is our main filtration organ [ continue reading → ]

FEAST ON FLAX SEEDS By now you already know I have a thing for Flax Seeds. FIRST, we explored why we love them and how to select, store and savor these little fiber-ful friends. However, the flax seed train doesn’t stop there. Besides their capacity to boost fiber intake, flax also hosts some invaluable oils [ continue reading → ]

Why We Love Them Tiny as they might be, flaxseeds pack a punch. In general, seeds tend to be rich in nutrients and many have their own unique health benefits. However, flax also provide us with additional distinctive nutritional benefits that aren’t found among other seeds. Just [ONE ounce] of flax contains [8 grams of [ continue reading → ]

Mushrooms are a power-house for immune protection. Because fungi grow in challenging circumstances, they specialize in producing antibiotics and various antiviral compounds. Many of us already use [and eat] the more common types of mushrooms, but it’s the lesser-known varietals that really pack a huge immunity punch. But first, let’s find out what to look [ continue reading → ]

Why we love them Once considered a delicacy in Belgium, Brussels sprouts are packed with antioxidants that can help fight the cell-damage done by free radicals- reducing the risk for some cancers AND helping detoxify the body. Clocking in at 56 calories per cup, Brussels sprouts house a HUGE amount of Vitamin C [think 4 [ continue reading → ]

By now you already know we have a thing for Brussels Sprouts. Our first blog that tells you all about why we love them and offers tips for selecting and storing your Sprouts. Since it’s February, we tackled a topic close to our hearts… heart health! Our second blog explained all the wonderfully simple ways [ continue reading → ]

Why we love it Bee pollen consists of small, golden granules that are sweet in taste. It is collected from bees while gathering nectar for honey, and is packed within the hive to be used as food for young bees. Used by humans for its health benefits for hundreds of years, it was considered to [ continue reading → ]

In order to properly introduce you to my good friend… purple cabbage, I want to take you on the journey from farm to plate. The red cabbage journey Farm This just in, cabbage are apparently NOT the source of children. They are however the source of many vitamins and other digestion boosting properties. Red cabbage, [ continue reading → ]