May 30, 2014

10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water

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The body of an average adult is made up of about 60% water.  This is the main reason why staying hydrated is essential to a happy and healthy body.  Most people aren’t drinking enough H2O and are very inconsistent with their consumption.  Spicing up your water with fun and wholesome infusions can be an enjoyable way to ensure that you are staying hydrated and healthy.

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May 20, 2014

Organic Herbal Tea

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Yay!  We finally ordered our new herbal teas and they were delivered yesterday.  What?  Did I just say that?  Honestly, I can’t believe I am even thinking that.  And I am even more surprised that my husband was so excited about them. Last year, when my husband and I started drinking herbal teas, it took us a while to develop a taste for them.  Our pallets were so accustom to sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda, that something like herbal tea tasted a little too earthy.  Just as people whose diets consist of mostly processed foods usually do not enjoy the taste of something as natural as vegetables.  Well, we pressed on because we were aware of the major health benefits of herbs… detoxification, natural…

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May 16, 2014

Unacceptable Levels Documentray Review

Unacceptable Levels Documentary Review

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us. This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a screening of the documentary film Unacceptable Levels.  What an eye opener!  The film explores…

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May 13, 2014

Brown Rice

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Brown rice is the unrefined version of white rice.  It still holds all of the nutrition removed in the processing of white rice.  The rice bran is a great source of fiber, protein, selenium and manganese.  Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aid in healthy digestion and weight management.  Brown rice is also a terrific substitute for people who are sensitive to grains which contain gluten. Brown rice is another staple that we almost always have in the refrigerator.  If I make enough on Monday to last the entire week, it makes meal planning throughout the week much more simple.  I usually double or triple this recipe for the entire week. Brown Rice Ingredients: 2 cup brown rice 3 1/2…

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May 12, 2014

Beans, Beans…

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Beans are definitely a staple in our house.  They are a wonderful way to add plant-based protein to your diet, as well as iron, B vitamins and fiber.  Beans are a great addition to meals, especially when you are trying to limit your consumption of animal protein.  I usually double this recipe and fix a big pot of beans on Monday, and we pull them out during the week and add them to all types of different dishes. For some reason, a lot of people are intimidated by the thought of cooking there own beans.  The assumption is that the soaking and cooking of beans is a really complex process.  Actually, they are super simple, it just takes a little time and patience. Stove-Top Beans (Makes about…

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April 23, 2014

A Healthy Focus

Until this morning, I haven’t stepped on the scale but once since I started my nutrition and health coaching program in late January. This was not a conscious decision. I guess that with my main priority being my health and the health of my family, my focus wasn’t the number on the scale. This really is a first for me. It had ALWAYS been about the number on the scale, and answering the magic question, “Did it go up or down this week?” In fact, one of the main things that led me down the path to health coaching was my realization that dieting and pill popping weren’t actually contributing to my overall health, they were taking away from it. At the age of 31,…

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