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Beat the Heat With (Healthy) Frozen Treats! Although summer is not quite upon us, the weather certainly is! When it’s hot outside, nothing sounds better than a frozen treat to quench thirst and cravings for something sweet. However, if you’re used to eating healthy, (or at least, trying to,) summertime can make this difficult as your first instinct might be to make a trip to the local ice cream parlor, […]

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  We all know that depression effects not only one person, but impacts all the loved ones around the person with depression. Alternative medicine is well aware of the intrinsic connection between the gut and the brain, so it comes as little surprise that depression and mood disorders can be greatly influenced by not only genetic predisposition, but by diet and lifestyle as well. Holistic medicine encourages people to discover […]

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When you think of coconut do you daydream of a trip you had once taken to a beautiful island in the South Pacific or to the Caribbean, where you had the most amazing Coconut that a local cut straight from the tree? While that is certainly one fabulous way to obtain coconut, you don’t have to go on an exotic vacation to enjoy the tropical tree nut. In fact, incorporating […]

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First off what is Kefir? Kefir gained its name from where it originated in the mountains of the North Caucasus. The Kefir “grain” is not a grain at all but is rather a bacteria/yeast curd fermentation curd starter. The Kefir grain is inoculated into the cow, goat, sheep or coconut milk. After the grains ferments in the milk for 24 – 48 hours it is ready to consume and the […]

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Are you looking for a great alternative and healthy desert that is good for your stomach and intestines too? Well here it is, Raw pumpkin Kefir cheese cake. Ingredients 2 cups crispy pecans 1 cup pitted dates 1 cup homemade kefir or yogurt cheese 1 cup crème fraiche or sour cream 2 cups pumpkin puree 4 eggs separated, at room temperature 1 ¼ cups milk, preferably raw but you can […]

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These cookies are made without processed sugar, gluten, dairy, soy and grains. They are a healthy alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. Feel free to omit the cardamom for a more traditional tasting chocolate chip cookie. Paleo Cardamom Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free} Author: Amie Valpone Recipe type: Dessert Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 10 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Grain-Free, […]

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Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo/Vegan Chocolate Pudding: Commercial, boxed chocolate pudding from the grocery store is loaded with sugar, artificial ingredients, preservatives, and colors or dyes. For parents who have kids that are dealing with ADD/ADHD, autism, or any other learning disability or personality/mood disorder, avoiding these ingredients should be a top priority. However, denying your child the enjoyment of an occasional treat is something that most parents do […]

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When you are struggling with Candida overgrowth, it can be difficult initially kicking the habit of eating candida-feeding foods. In fact, it’s a bit like quitting drugs or alcohol, and quitting alcohol is certainly one component of an anti-candida diet. All alcohol needs to be eliminated when embarking on a candida diet, as alcohol is high in sugars, feeds the pathogenic yeast, and puts stress on your immune system. This […]

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When you hear television commercials boasting that probiotics are the new way to “keep you regular,” and boost immunity, this is actually far from the truth. Probiotics are far from new. In fact, our primal ancestors were in the habit of regularly consuming probiotics through drinking water that housed transient soil-bacteria present in well waters and streams, as well as through the regular consumption of fermented foods. Since there was […]

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What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo Diet is also known as the Caveman Diet, or Primal eating. Eating paleo style means that the foods you eat coincide with those that our primal ancestors in the stone age ate. The Primal diet is a high protein, high fiber, high natural fat diet that includes many nutritious foods. It also removes any processed food, including sugar, grains (even gluten free grains,) […]

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