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4 Ways to Add More Oomph to that Glass of Water

Water is vital to our health yet only roughly a quarter of people get enough hydration throughout the day.  Yikes!  That means that an overwhelming amount of individuals are walking around lacking proper hydration and missing out on the benefits of one of the body’s most important nutrients.  There are so many reasons we need… Continue reading 4 Ways to Add More Oomph to that Glass of Water

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The 3 Greatest Grain Swaps of All Times

The great grain debate.  There are the folks who advocate for “heart-healthy” grains to be part of the daily diet.  The oatmeal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and pasta dinner crowd.  The good ole food pyramid recommended 6-11 servings of grains a day after all.   On the flip side, we have individuals who have attempted… Continue reading The 3 Greatest Grain Swaps of All Times

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Quick and Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Cooking

You have your reusable coffee mug and silicone straw (congrats!).  You know to compost and recycle, and bring your own tote bag every time you shop.  You want to do your part and are consciously making an effort to do better. There are so many things that impact the environment from what we buy to… Continue reading Quick and Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Cooking

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Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

Smoothies can be a wonderful addition to the daily routine.  They are quick to prepare, filling, and delicious.  Yes, breakfast time is synonymous with smoothies, but they can be gulped down easily any time of day.  So, as you sip away your tall, icy glass of goodness make sure to get the most out of… Continue reading Smoothies 101: The Basics for a Nutritious Smoothie

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Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

Our immune system does not get the respect it deserves.  It works tirelessly to curb and fight foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc.) trying to get into our bodies; and keep infections at bay. Basically, anytime you have recovered from an illness or got rid of an infection, it was your immune system that did… Continue reading Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

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4 Tips to Elevate Your Coffee Game

Cold weather calls for a warming cup of coffee, am I right? Sipping on a mug filled with that steamy, aromatic brew is comforting and cherished (not to mention a ritual for many around the world).  It can make or break any morning that’s for sure.  Coffee seems like a simple culinary task; it only… Continue reading 4 Tips to Elevate Your Coffee Game

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Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

Balance is key: in life as in cooking.   A harmony of flavors can make all the difference in a meal.  Ever had a soup that was too salty or a sauce that was too sweet?  One component can throw off the entire dish.  You may be disappointed by the result or confused as to what… Continue reading Easy Flavor Hacks to Fix Any Seasoning Slipups

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4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

Fall is all about warming, stick-to-your-ribs, comfort food.  Piping hot stews, casseroles, baked this, and baked that.  It’s also the time of year to get nostalgic and bring out the all-time family favorites.  Cookies, pies, and rich hearty foods line tables household after household, week after week. With so many food options to choose from… Continue reading 4 Ways to Ensure Veggies Get on Your Plate

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What is Whole Person Health?

Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world.  This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies.  Tooth hurts?  See a dentist.  Foot issues? Call the podiatrist.  Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment.  Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?

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Creating a Meal Prep Menu

If you saw my last post on meal prepping you saw that it is not always easy, but with a little planning it can be doable.  A lot of time the biggest hurdle is figuring out what to buy.  You want ingredients that keep for at least a few days, preferably a week.  You also… Continue reading Creating a Meal Prep Menu