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Almond Butter Pink Beet Smoothie | Nutrition Stripped
This Almond Butter Pink Beet Smoothie is our new favorite grab-and-go meal option, and we can’t get enough. There’s no ...
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The Ultimate Green Breakfast
Give your body exactly what it wants to start the day off right with The Ultimate Green Breakfast. We all ...
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This garlic roasted broccoli is my favorite! It is so addictive, I could eat it everyday.
I’m a big fan of roasting veggies, especially in the fall. The combination of heat and proper surface area on ...
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These energy balls are so good!
Today, without fail, I got down to my last banana and of course it was too ripe for my liking ...
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Garlic Roasted Broccoli (I Could Eat This Everyday)

I’m a big fan of roasting veggies, especially in the fall. The combination of heat and proper surface area on ...
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Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls (ERMAHGERD!)

Today, without fail, I got down to my last banana and of course it was too ripe for my liking ...
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The Boutique Gym Boom

The Boutique Gym Boom

As the fitness industry has grown, so have the needs of its consumers. There is no longer a one size ...
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5 Ways to Exercise Safely During a Heatwave

5 Ways to Exercise Safely During a Heatwave

In locations prone to heatwaves, and it’s hard to stay active when the temperatures are soaring. With the addition of ...
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Using Viagra Recreationally

Men have been turning to the little blue pill to treat their erectile dysfunction (ED) for nearly 20 years. Since ...
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Why I Hate Running But 10 Reasons I Will Never Stop

Why I Hate Running But 10 Reasons I Will Never Stop

I don't like running long distances. I started out running cross-country in school at around 11 years old and, after ...
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Almond Butter Pink Beet Smoothie

This Almond Butter Pink Beet Smoothie is our new favorite grab-and-go breakfast option that we keep coming back to day ...
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What Is Orthorexia? What You Should Know About Orthorexia

What Is Orthorexia? What You Should Know About Orthorexia

When "eating clean" becomes an all-consuming obsession, orthorexia may be present where healthy eating can do more harm than good ...
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Kanibi CBD Oil Full Review

Kanibi CBD Oil Full Review

We've tried CBD oil from several brands but Kanibi CBD Oil really caught our eye. Here is our full review ...
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Top 10 CBD Oil Products, Benefits and Brands to avoid

Top 10 CBD Oil Products, Benefits and Brands to avoid

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Cannabinoids for Cannabis Use Disorder?

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Cannabis & Binge Drinking

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This garlic roasted broccoli is my favorite! It is so addictive, I could eat it everyday.

Garlic Roasted Broccoli (I Could Eat This Everyday)

I’m a big fan of roasting veggies, especially in the fall. The combination of heat and proper surface area on the pan can turn any vegetable into a savory side dish in no time. At a high heat, the sugars in the vegetable caramelize. When spread out over the pan in an even layer, the broccoli is able to brown properly. This combination makes for a warm, tasty crowd-pleaser. I mean, garlic always helps too. The measurements for this recipe are really more of a guideline. You can add more or less olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt or pepper.
These energy balls are so good!

Cinnamon Banana Bread Energy Balls (ERMAHGERD!)

Today, without fail, I got down to my last banana and of course it was too ripe for my liking. I pondered a bit and considered making a small banana bread loaf but I didn’t feel like I had enough banana to do that. Then I thought I might make some banana pancakes but I also wasn’t hungry enough for a large stack like that (I only eat pancakes when they are piled sky high but that’s another story). I wanted something quick, simple and that would last me a few days. So I decided to make no-bake cinnamon banana
Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Muffins

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Muffins

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Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips- I made these and I will never buy store-bought sweet potato chips ever again! Just pop them in the oven, let them cool & enjoy.

Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips (OMG, So Good)

I love using potato chips in that explanation because they really are a perfect example. Normally, they’re absolutely considered off-limits on the paleo diet, for obvious reasons. But when you swap out the white potatoes for sweet potatoes and make your own potato chips from scratch? The resulting chips are so good, you really won’t be missing out. Today I’m going to be sharing a recipe that will teach you exactly how to make super easy homemade sweet potato chips. They couldn’t be easier to make as well, requiring only four simple ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time.
Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Skewers

Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Skewers (Yum!)

View More Paleo Meatloaf Recipes: Oh So Good Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Meatloaf (Paleo-Friendly) Easy Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Muffins Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Paleo Meatloaf (This is so good!) The Best Ground Beef Meatloaf Muffins – High Protein Paleo Breakfast Instant Pot Paleo Turkey Meatloaf (Easy Recipe) Easy 7-Ingredient Paleo Meatloaf with Bacon (Ermahgerd!) Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Skewers (Yum!) Jess (Paleo Grubs) Source
Paleo Instant Pot Chicken Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup (Low Carb)

I feel like it can be a bit of a cliche to make chicken soup when someone is sick but I’m guilty as charged. I feel better almost instantly when I’m served piping hot soup, so I’m always ready to make this for my loved ones just in case they need it. This low carb Instant Pot chicken and cauliflower rice soup recipe helps you make this homestyle classic with very little hassle. Using the saute feature, you can get tons of flavor by cooking the onion, carrots, celery and garlic first. Once they’ve all softened, they’ll help transform your
Got milk? Despite what advertisers would like to have you believe, there are plenty of dairy-free calcium sources out there that can help promote better bone health. Thanks to the classic marketing campaigns and catchy slogans that have blasted on our televisions and radios for years, most of us have grown up believing that milk builds strong bones. And with the dairy industry pumping millions of dollars into lobbying for control over the nation’s nutrition policies, it’s no wonder that most of us consider dairy to be an integral ingredient for bone health (). While it’s true that milk and other dairy products are a great source of calcium and other important nutrients like protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and phosphorus, dairy is definitely not a must-have on a healthy diet. In fact, there are several ethical, environmental, and health reasons you may actually want to consider limiting your intake of dairy. Furthermore, enjoying a well-rounded, nutritious diet rich in nuts, seeds, veggies, and legumes can supply all of the important vitamins and minerals found in dairy. This article will take a closer look at some of the issues associated with dairy consumption, plus some of the top sources of ...
If you’ve ever wondered which nuts are healthiest, this article examines the most popular nuts on the market, ranking them nutritionally from best to worst. Nuts are one of the few foods that nearly all food philosophies agree upon whether modern or ancestrally-based. When consumed raw or (ideally) soaked in brine water and dehydrated at … The post What Nuts are Healthiest? Nuts Ranked Best to Worst appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Source ...
What would you do if you were faced with the incurable symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? One woman’s journey led her to a life-changing experience with cannabis. Source ...
Personal trainers, yoga instructors, and group fitness instructors work closely with clients to help them meet their health and fitness goals. Sometimes during exercise or physical activity, this requires a fitness professional to touch a client. It might be to correct form, correct technique during a yoga pose, to take vital signs, or to give […] Source ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. How does excess body fat affect the brain? Over the past several years we have been describing the various mechanisms whereby body fat increases the production of the chemical mediators of inflammation, and how inflammation is the underpinning mechanism of brain degeneration like we see in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. But beyond considering risk of these conditions, it’s worthwhile to gain some understanding as to how excess body fat might, moment to moment, affect how the brain is functioning. In a study published in Obesity, researchers aimed to determine if there is any relationship between excess body fat and cognitive function, specifically executive function, attention, and memory. In 21 individuals, with BMIs from 19 (normal) to 37 (obese), they used sophisticated brain scans that are able to determine metabolism in various regions of the brain. What the researchers discovered was compelling, and very important. Their research revealed a dramatic correlation between higher levels of BMI and reduced activity in the area of the brain called the prefrontal cortex. Other areas did not show this correlation. In other words, the higher the body mass ...
By Leo Babauta December can be a cold and dark month for many people, a time of lowered energy while still being very busy. For that reason, I find that’s an amazing time for: Retreat: Take a little time out of my busy year for a little quiet solitude and turning inward, creating space for silence, contemplation and mindfulness. Reflection: This quiet time is a time to reflect on how the year has gone, and how I’d like to move into the new year. We don’t often give ourselves enough time for reflection, as we’re always busy in activity. Letting go: What have we become burdened with over the past year? Over the past decade? This time of turning inward is also a great time to let go of burdens, resentments, etc. It’s a season for retreat and reflection, for me. Let’s talk about how that can look. Creating Space for Retreat Imagine that you were to sign up for a retreat this month … you put aside your daily life, all your busywork, all your projects and errands and emails and messages … and you travel to another place. In this place, you remove yourself from the busy world ...
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Getting fit doesn’t have to mean working out at the gym four days a week. As great as the gym can be for our bodies, we don’t all have the time to single out hours every week for training.  Whether it’s working full time, traveling, family commitments, or other projects keeping us busy, not everyone […] Source ...
We all get to a point in our lives where we ask the question: Am I living the life that I want to live, or the life that I think is expected of me? Is this the pathway that I would have chosen for my life, or did I just follow this pathway because society says this is a respectable and safe pathway, or because my parents expected me to take this route? Essentially, am I writing my own life book, or am I letting other people write it for me? These questions usually become really apparent in our 30s, 40s or 50s, but for some it can be later. Sure, we will have niggling doubts throughout all stages of life, but often it takes a big life event such as a personal loss to really make us sit down and think long and hard about where we’ve come from and the decisions we have made, where we are at, and where we going to end up. We get to a point where we think: Am I just a stick in a stream, floating along with the current, with no control over my destiny? I’ve certainly spent the last decade ...
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Show a little love for your belly with this easy and probiotic-packed Rise and Shine Yogurt Bowl! Here at NS we are no strangers to meal fatigue when it comes to our daily routine. Batch cooking for the week is a great way to plan ahead, but for most of us, breakfast can be the toughest meal to batch cook for. That’s why we like to keep a couple of breakfast hacks up our sleeve that are quick and easy, but still nutrient-dense to start us out on the right foot. This Rise and Shine Yogurt Bowl gives a boost of protein and probiotics and is the perfect basis for whatever fruits and goodies you have on hand. Honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, nuts and seeds, the list goes and on and ensures you won’t get bored with breakfast any time soon! Good news for yogurt lovers! You can easily boost your intake of probiotics by simply switching up your shopping list. Next time you’re at the grocery store, look for a brand of yogurt that has been cultured with probiotics. This type of yogurt is produced using fermented milk and typically contains lactic acid bacteria to ramp up the concentration ...
Microlearning is a fairly new term in the field of education and training. It is a method of delivering content and learning in small short bursts using videos, text, or graphics. There a number of benefits of using microlearning in the workplace because it helps meet the needs of the current younger generation of workers. […] Source ...
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We’re doing a deep dive into the world of probiotics and what you should know about probiotics so you can start reaping the benefits from these microorganisms today! Probiotics have the potential to improve your digestive, cardiovascular, immune and mental health as well as your metabolism and skin. It almost sounds too good to be true, right? Fortunately for us, there’s research out there to prove it. Adding probiotics into your routine can be an amazing way to improve your health and wellness. But before doing so, it’s important to know the who, what, where, when and why. Should I be taking a probiotic? How do I know if it’s working? Is there ever an indication for not taking probiotics? Here we’ll discuss it all! What Are Probiotics? The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics defines probiotics as, “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”(). Now let’s discuss what that means. For our purposes, the host is you or I – the human taking or consuming the probiotics. Probiotics work their magic in the colon. In order for them to be effective, they must first make it past the stomach then ...
If you have ever taught a group fitness class, you know how fun it can be to lead your participants through an effective and energetic workout. Everyone has a smile on their face, is dripping with sweat, and talking about how much they are going to feel it in the coming days. This result, however, […] Source ...
Soaking whole foods in accordance with the wisdom of ancestral societies is one of the basic techniques of traditional cooking. This article examines whether this process should ideally take place on the kitchen counter or in the refrigerator. Which approach is best in order to limit the possibility of contamination by pathogens and maximize nutrients … The post Soaking Traditional Foods: Counter vs Fridge appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Source ...
November 1, 2018, was a day for celebration. With one stroke, the British government finally cast aside years of outdated dogma, moving ‘Cannabis Based Medicinal Products’ from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2. Unfortunately, a year has passed and only a handful of patients have actually been prescribed cannabis. Source ...
Life-threatening side effects from pharmaceuticals led one man to try cannabis. In this testimonial, he shares how cannabis helped him overcome refractory lockjaw and severe nerve pain. Source ...
Every trainer has their favorite go-to cues and phrases. Whether you learned them from a fellow trainer, overheard them at a continuing education class, or came up with them on your own, these phrases are the ones you frequently use to motivate your clients to give the workout their all. But recent evidence reveals that […] Source ...
By Leo Babauta For the month of December, invite you to join my Sacred Bow Challenge (“bow” rhymes with “cow” as in “take a bow”) — it’s a way to become more conscious about how close out the year and enter into the new year. The challenge is about: Reflecting back on 2019 to see what you’ve learned, acknowledge what you accomplished and have gone through. Getting clear on patterns and struggles, seeing victories clearly. Setting intentions for 2020. This isn’t a “New Year’s resolutions” kind of thing, but being conscious & intentional about how we enter the year. What habits would you like to create? Setting structure so that we can hold to those intentions as best we can. As we move through a busy holiday season and the year comes to an end, I’ve found that it’s useful to take a little time to be intentional. Reflect on 2019 How can we learn from what we did this year, so that we can use it to grow? This is about looking back at how the year went, how we did with our intentions and goals, what happened for us — without judgment. Just getting clear, so that we ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Brain Wash, our new book, does a deep dive into how we can actually restructure our brains to make better long-term decisions, as opposed to catering to our immediate gratification. What we’ve identified are the tools that we can use to help us reconnect to the part of the brain that lets us make decisions that have lasting influence on our health and happiness. While it’s all well and good to read the countless books on diet and lifestyle, many of which offer up some really good information, it’s the implementation part that so many of us struggle with. This is the central message of Brain Wash. Some really great wisdom from Henry David Thoreau on this subject below: Discrimination is the precious capacity to see the difference between what is pleasant for the moment and what is fulfilling always. Today we are surrounded by a bewildering array of glittering lifestyles and models of behavior, most of which deliver just the opposite of what they promise. We need to make wise choices every moment just to keep from being swept away. For a ...
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This fast, easy and nutritious recipe for keto gravy is thickened without the use of starch or grain-based flour. It takes only 10 minutes to make and contains only 3 carbs per serving. Several of you emailed after Thanksgiving to rave about how much you loved my low carb stuffing/dressing, so I thought I would … The post Keto Gravy (no starch or flour thickeners) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Source ...
The Subconscious Mind

The Subconscious Mind

Your subconscious mind is a powerful piece of who you are. As such, it impacts your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and ...
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Your Alzheimer’s Prevention Program – Start Today!

Your Alzheimer’s Prevention Program – Start Today!

David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. It’s relatively straightforward ...
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