Shredded Broccoli Stem Salad With Fresh Cucumber Dressing

Did you know the broccoli stalk or stem is just as nutritious as the crown? 1 Broccoli Stalk (approx.114g) Contains: – 456 IU of vitamin A (for good vision and a healthy immune system) – 81.0 mcg of folate (necessary for proper brain functioning, helps with depression) – 28.5 mg of magnesium (required for more

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Everyday Cancer Prevention Tips

Everyday Cancer Prevention Tips Two years ago today, my father lost his battle to cancer. I can’t believe it’s been two entire years. I often hear from others who have lost a loved one that it can often feel like it just happened, and it’s true. I don’t think a day goes by that I

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A Hormone that Stimulates Fat Loss and Improves Mood/Energy Levels?

DHEA: The anti-stress, anti-aging, feel-good hormone! DHEA is one of the most abundant hormones in the body. It’s produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It plays many roles in the body including supporting the health of the immune system, in particular, autoimmune imbalances. It also aids

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Cold and Flu Prevention and Recovery Guide

Cold and Flu Prevention and Recovery Guide Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, watery eyes, muscle aches and pains, fatigue. It’s that time of year again!   Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to keep our immune systems strong to prevent us from getting sick this season. Giving the body what it needs to

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Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids?

Every living cell in the body requires essential fatty acids (EFAs). They are found in high concentrations in the brain, aid in the transmission of nerve impulses, control blood clotting and are essential for rebuilding and producing new cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats found naturally in a wide variety of nuts, seeds, leafy

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Gluten Sensitivity and Autoimmune Conditions

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests those with multiple sclerosis (and other auto-immune conditions), show great improvement when following a strict gluten-free diet. The main symptoms of gluten intolerance is IBS (gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, loose stools).  Symptoms however, are not limited to the gastro-intestinal system. Symptoms of gluten intolerance can

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