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Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup
This week’s batch-cooking MVP is a plant-based tribute to a classic favorite. Three cheers for Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup! ...
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Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie
How to make baking cookies even easier? Make it a skillet cookie. If you’ve been on Instagram lately, then I’m ...
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Crispy Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes
These Crispy Homestyle Breakfast Potatoes are the one-pan no-fuss meal that has us excited to get out of bed in ...
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Maple Miso Glazed Salmon
Maple Miso Glazed Salmon is our go-to meal that is big on flavor and makes cleanup a breeze! Has this ...
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Reducing Inflammation for Better Health

David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. The leading causes ...
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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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Meet Mike D’Andrea, Founder of T3Performance [Interview]

Choosing to start your own fitness business can end up being a complicated and frustrating endeavor, can’t it? Up seems ...
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Clever Gym Advertising Campaigns

The fitness industry on its own is exciting, thrilling, and carries with it thoughts of hope and motivation; so, owning ...
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Viagra and sexual health

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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Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup

Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup

This week's batch-cooking MVP is a plant-based tribute to a classic favorite. Three cheers for Plant-Based Leek and Potato Soup! ...
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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

Our experts have curated a list of the top 10 CBD oil products along with a detailed benefits and users ...
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The Case of the Missing THC

The Case of the Missing THC

Many CBD products contain no tetrahydrocannabinol. Where is all the THC going after it’s extracted from hemp? ...
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Artificial Intelligence on Weed

Artificial Intelligence on Weed

What does Apple’s AI think about weed? Researchers asked Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and other virtual assistants for information about quitting ...
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David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. At 57 years-old ...
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Run A 5K This Summer

I got back into 5ks in my mid thirties and I'm glad I did. They add urgency and a purpose ...
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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

View More Paleo Meatloaf Recipes: 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!) Quick and Easy Turkey Meatloaf 40 Paleo Meatloaf Recipes without Bread Crumbs Easy Bacon-Wrapped Paleo Meatloaf Muffins Jess (Paleo Grubs) Source
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
People choose which gym to belong to based on any number of different factors, but one common reason is the equipment. The majority of people want to see equipment that is up to date, in good condition, and user-friendly. In order for you to be successful as a gym owner, you need to make these […] Source ...
You may already know that teabags even from organic brands can be a significant source of toxins…even carcinogenic ones. This is especially true if you drink multiple cups of tea per day. Expensive “premium teas” can be the absolute worst as the three dimensional, mesh teabags that allow the tea to infuse into the water … The post How to Use Toxic Teabags Safely appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Source ...
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By Leo Babauta What big task, project, chore, conversation have you been avoiding facing? It’s one of the biggest problems in many people’s lives — procrastination is one word for it, but I’ve found that “avoiding” is more accurate. We have something we don’t want to tackle or face, and so we keep ourselves busy and distracted so we can avoid it. Avoidance, of course, leads to a host of problems, including: If we avoid self-care, exercise, meditation, healthy eating, flossing … it leads to long-term health problems (including mental health stress). Things piling up can cause us to feel stress. Things not being taken care of can cause lots of difficulties as problems get worse. People might start to feel that we’re unreliable. We lose trust in ourselves, and we can often criticize ourselves and be harsh on ourselves. The last problem, by the way, is something we can address with the practice of trying to always be kind to ourselves. Harshness on ourselves is not useful, and we can transform our relationship to ourselves by practicing kindness as consistently as we can. But most of the problems above would be best address by getting good at facing and ...
Mindfulness is simply the practice of being fully present. This means paying attention to what is happening in the now, and not being pulled backwards into thoughts of the past, or forwards into speculation of the future. A state of mindfulness is conducive to our wellbeing because when we are present we become free of stress, worry and anxiety. We can all access a state of mindfulness by simply engaging in something we enjoy. Most of us have a hobby we love, something that takes us away from the hustle and bustle and stress of everyday life: Some play golf, some play an instrument, some do yoga or go for a run. These activities have our minds focussed fully on what we are doing. We are absorbed in the moment, be it paying attention to that golf swing, making sure we hit the correct notes on the guitar, or leaning into that yoga stretch and feeling the tension release – these things have us fully rooted in the present moment. In these moments we forget about the bills, the tyre that needs changing on the car, the problems at work, the wrinkles around our eyes, the relationship that ruined the ...
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Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below. Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head Gymcatch software comparison and see for yourself. Get a custom web and smartphone app designed for your brand with additional customization available throughout your custom-built software. Grow your business, turn leads into clients, […] Source ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today, we’re releasing the third and final video in our Unhack Your Brain miniseries. Did you know the food you eat can affect your decision-making? It’s true! It’s one of the central themes of Brain Wash, the idea that what we eat affects our choices, and not the other way around. And this extends beyond food. Unhealthy food choices can affect our sleeping habits, how we choose to interact with others, our ability to feel empathy…the list (and the science) goes on. We’ll explore this further in today’s third, and final, episode of Unhack Your Brain. Catch the whole series here. The post Unhack Your Brain – Eating Mindfully appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source ...
Every fitness facility, health club, personal training business, gym, or clinic should have some type of management software to manage the facility, classes, and members efficiently. One system can provide the tools needed to manage members, process payments, maintain classes/calendars, manage employees, and assist with administrative functions. Ultimately, fitness business management software helps you deliver […] Source ...
By Leo Babauta The amount of time we spend fretting over what path to take, when we’re feeling uncertain, can sometimes be staggering. We’re entering into unknown territory, and we don’t know how to proceed. It happens all the time for many of us: we start a new job, launch a new venture, change careers, have to deal with incredible change, decide to write a book or create something online, put ourselves in a new social situation. Some of the things we do in response to this uncertainty: Extensive research, often to the point of very diminishing returns, sometimes to the point of being overwhelmed by how much information we’ve found. Buy books, courses, programs, other materials that we think will guide us — this isn’t necessarily a bad idea, but in truth, none of this will give us certainty. Try to find teachers or other people who will guide us, who have been there before — again, hoping that they’ll give us certainty, but often this isn’t a magic pill either. Delay making a decision, putting it off over and over because it’s too hard to decide. Avoid, avoid. This might be the most common option, actually. Give up ...
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Is there a doctor in the house? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ailing and needs some serious attention. The FDA has got a bad case of CBD – as in Chronic Bureaucratic Dysfunction. This affliction has been evident for some time, but the symptoms are getting worse. Source ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. As we enter the 2020s, we’re faced with a strange paradox. Despite widespread access to all the things that are supposed to make us happy, we’re lonely, anxious and depressed. We are separated from sustainable joy. We call this state disconnection syndrome. In Brain Wash, we outline 8 central characteristics of disconnection syndrome. They include impulsivity, instant gratification, chronic inflammation, chronic stress, loneliness, mindless activity, narcissism, and poor relationships. Importantly, we can intervene on each of these components, and when we choose to do so, we transition from a life characterized by disconnection and reconnect to health, joy, and meaning. Unfortunately, many aspects of the modern world can keep us locked into a state of disconnection syndrome.  For example, constant consumption of negative and fear-inducing news can induce chronic stress. Ready availability of high-sugar and refined carbohydrates in our foods creates chronic inflammation in our bodies and brains. We can wind up in constant pursuit of instant gratification through our foods and our social media use. When we fall into this trap of disconnection syndrome, our thinking is biased ...
Give your body exactly what it wants to start the day off right with The Ultimate Green Breakfast. We all know it’s important to eat our greens. Eating a big salad for lunch, or a veggie-heavy focused dinner is a shoo-in, but how do we eat more greens for breakfast? No need to worry, because we figured it out for you with The Ultimate Green Breakfast! We took a few of our favorite healthy and savory ingredients to whip up a breakfast that would fill you up without slowing you down. Stripped Kale A fiber-rich dark leafy green rich in vitamins A and K, potassium, B vitamins, and not to mention fiber! Fiber is crucial to keeping our digestive systems happy, i.e. functioning optimally and regularly. Kale is great raw in smoothies and juices or lightly steamed, roasted, or cooked. I prefer cooked kale more than raw and recommend you consume it with a healthy fat like coconut oil, avocado, nuts/seeds, etc. to increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in kale such as vitamins A and K. Healthy Fats Eating healthy fats like avocado is important for our overall health, whether we’re trying to balance hormones, nourish our skin and ...
Ever since we got married last year, 1.11.19, I’ve had so many questions about how to plan for a wedding, the details of everything I wore, the food, the reception, and tips I learned. I’m sharing our wedding story, how we met, and all the details in hopes that I can support you if you’re currently wedding planning or newly engaged! Scroll down to see our wedding video too! Planning a wedding is so unique to you and your soon to be spouse, so keep that in mind whenever you’re reading resources about “how to plan a wedding”, including mine! That one was the thing I kept in mind when we first got engaged — I found myself reading so many blogs and magazines about what to do and it was incredibly overwhelming, so I’m sharing exactly what we did to have a very relaxed, chill, and special wedding planning experience. If you haven’t checked out my previous wedding series posts, then check out The Best Wedding Diet, How To Have a Healthy Bachelorette Party and the Wedding Week Self-care Checklist. How We Met I’ll preface this story by sharing that I totally believe in soulmates, I’m a big advocate for ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. In the second episode of our Unhack Your Brain miniseries, Austin and I explore our modern relationship with technology and social media. Certainly, the technological advancements of the past two decades have impacted all our lives for the better, from giving us access to information to better connecting us with loved ones near and far. But at what cost? In today’s episode, we’ll explore how these technologies have adversely affected our brains and our interactions with others. But, more importantly, we’ll share with you the ways in which we’ve begun to try to take back control of our relationships with these tools. Catch up with the first episode of Unhack Your Brain now! Learn more tactics for controlling your relationship with your devices and discover Brain Wash today. The post Unhack Your Brain: Digital Detox appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source ...
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. Occasionally I also like to add some red pepper flakes about halfway through the roasting process for more heat. Now, this recipe is very easy to put together. While preheating the oven to 400 degrees, I cut the broccoli into bite-size florets and rinse them off. Make sure to dry the florets thoroughly so that they roast better in the oven. Then, in a large bowl, toss together the broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out evenly in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for about 15 minutes until crispy and tender, until the edges ...
My father was a well-respected Geriatrician (aka, MD for elderly people) for many decades. His patients were from all over the world, and a few were centenarians. Many more were in their nineties doing very youthful things like playing golf every day and driving around town in red convertibles with the top down (true story)! … The post Blue Zones “Plant-Based” Baloney appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist. Source ...
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 bread energy balls. In one large bowl, I quickly mashed that ripe banana and folded in my other ingredients. My banana bread dough came together quicker than I expected and in just a couple of minutes I had myself the most delicious banana bites complimented with a hint of cinnamon. Okay, actually a lot of cinnamon but who doesn’t love cinnamon? How about that sweet aroma? I know I can never leave a Trader Joe’s without picking up one of those oversized cinnamon brooms that makes your house smell like the candle department at Target during the holiday season. Cinnamon, ...
David Perlmutter M.D. – Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. Today, we’re releasing the first video in a three part series about unhacking your brain. As you’ll discover in Brain Wash, getting back to nature is one of eight key ways we can work to break free of Disconnection Syndrome. It just makes sense that nature exposure would be good for the brain and the body, right? Well, not only does it sound logical but the science says it is so. Austin and I were impressed to discover the volume of scientific literature supporting this benefits of nature exposure, and that’s why we’ve made it a critical part of our Brain Wash program. In the first episode of Unhack Your Brain, we review some of this latest science on this, explore how time outside impacts the brain and decision making, and suggest ways to built nature exposure into your routine (regardless of climate).  Learn how to get more nature exposure in your everyday and discover Brain Wash today. The post Unhack Your Brain: Getting Back to Nature appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. Source ...
How does cannabis play a role in our overall health? Project CBD speaks with Dr. Rachel Knox about “endocannabinology,” THC/CBD synergies, and whole food nutrition. Source ...
By Leo Babauta I spoke with someone who so beautifully explained their biggest problem that I had to stop and catch my breath. It spoke to the human condition incredibly well. Some of the things they mentioned: I’ve been so frustrated with myself lately that I find myself fighting back tears. I feel confused and pulled in so many directions. I just don’t want to feel so scared all the time. It’s immobilizing me. What is the right thing? What should I be doing? And why am I not managing to do it? What am I doing wrong? One of my favorite parts of what they said is: “So I guess, my biggest goal is to live without a general sense of fearfulness and terror, or panic, as if I have a pack of wolves on my heels, or I’m trapped in some weird escape room where I have to make the right choice – and no choice seems right.” Does any of this sound familiar? Let’s talk about those wolves on your heels. The Feeling of Wolves at Your Heels Many of us live with a fear that we’re doing things the wrong way, that we’re behind, that we ...
Treat yourself to a bright green boost with this Refreshing Citrus Mint Green Juice! There are many ways to start your day off on the right foot. Hydration, mindfulness, and self-appreciation, simple stretching and exercise — the list goes on and on! We do our best to check off as many of these boxes each day, but we get it. Sometimes “life happens” and there just isn’t enough time. One thing we can be sure of is that we are blocking out enough time each day to whip up this perfectly healthy and vitalizing Refreshing Citrus Mint Green Juice! A little change for the better We’re no stranger to green juice here at Nutrition Stripped, and we LOVE to support our local juice shops here in Nashville. That being said, good juice just isn’t cheap, and if you like to enjoy it as much as we do, it can rack up quite the price tag. By simpling investing in a juicer, using organic/seasonal vegetables, you can make delicious juice for a fraction of the cost. Whatever the day throws your way, this Refreshing Citrus Minty Green Juice will add some pep in your step! STRIPPED Cucumber Cucumbers not only taste ...
Internet Exposure and Your Brain

Internet Exposure and Your Brain

David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. There seems to ...
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What Makes Brain Wash Different

What Makes Brain Wash Different

David Perlmutter M.D. - Empowering Neurologist: The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny. As I write ...
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