Black Pepper: A True Superfood

When it comes to adding flavor to meals, black pepper is second to only salt, which is why it’s found on most tables around the world. It’s the most widely used spice, but did you know that black pepper has many more benefits than its flavor? If not, I encourage you to read on to learn why pepper should be added to many of your dishes. 

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Seed Cycling to Regulate Hormones

Did you know that suffering from PMS symptoms is a sign that your hormones are out of whack? Imbalances like irregular periods, PMS, PCOS, hypo & hyperthyroidism, breast tenderness, and infertility can be remedied by changing your diet. In truth, what you eat affects your hormones.

Something as simple as eating seeds can fix that.

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Keeping Up With Ketosis

The word “keto” is all a buzz in the wellness world. If you’re feeling like you need the 411 on what’s going on you must read on. Learn about the body’s most efficient source of energy and how to incorporate it in your life.

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Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years by many, if not all, religions. But why is it currently in the spotlight as one of the biggest health and fitness trends? Should you consider fasting for health or weight loss? What exactly are the benefits of fasting? 

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I Heart Fats

Learn why fats are so important to our health and which ones can handle the heat from cooking. This post is a summary taken directly from Caroline Barringer's invaluable document, Fats: Safer Choices for your Frying Pan and Your Health

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There's a great buzz surrounding the many benefits of turmeric with countless recipes for making lattes from this potent root. However, most of these recipes exclude a very important ingredient that boosts the absorption of the curcumin by 2000 percent. Learn what this is.

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For some unknown reason these berries stand in the shadow of the ever popular blueberry and there's really no reason for it. Many varieties of blackberries have more antioxidant power and a lower glycemic load than the familiar blueberry. Another interesting fact is their position in the top ten as a natural source of fiber. 

Knowing these tidbits has me favoring the black over the blue in recent days.

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Carrots. What image comes to mind when you hear the word? Most of us think of the color orange. Now take a moment to visualize carrots on a plate. Are they purple carrots cooked whole and slathered in butter? Or do you envision raw orange baby carrots on a platter with other veggies usually found at parties? For most of us, the latter is what our mind conjures up. It's typical. We often choose the most convenient option when shopping at the market.

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Liquid Gold

"Bone Broth Will Resurrect The Dead"  -South American Proverb.

There's a reason why your grandmother made you chicken soup when you were ill. The truth is traditionally prepared soups really do boost your immune system and make you feel better. When I say "traditionally prepared" I'm referring to a time before bullion cubes existed where bones were used to make the base of soups. The benefits of bone broth are extensive; with it's high concentration of protein, collagen, glycine and minerals. These nutrients aid in digestion, joint health, detoxification and mineral intake.

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The Art of Fermentation

Fermentation is an art which has been practiced by nearly every civilization in history.  It can be traced back to Neolithic times, the latter part of the stone age.  Yes, that was quite sometime ago!  Rarely is an ethnic meal eaten without at least one fermented food.  An example of a fermented beverage is wine and beer.

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