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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2 Minute Banana Kiwi Pudding

2 Minute Banana Kiwi Hemp Seed Pudding Ingredients: • 2 bananas, peeled and chopped • 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds • Dash of cinnamon Add the banana and kiwi to a blender and process until smooth. Stir in cinnamon, toss with hemp seeds and enjoy! * Try using frozen bananas

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Can Medications Cause Nutritional Deficiencies?

Are Your Medications Depleting Nutrients From Your Body? Helen asks: “I’m on numerous medications for cholesterol, acid reflux and hormone replacement, just to name a few. I heard somewhere these drugs can deplete the body of vitamins. Is this true and are there any supplements I should be taking?” A: Yes. Many medications can deplete

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Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Quinoa Vegetable Soup • ¼ cup of quinoa, uncooked • 1 cup of water • 2 cups of vegetable broth • 2 carrots, peeled and diced • 2 celery stalks, diced • 1 small onion, diced • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 3 tomatoes, chopped • 1 zucchini, chopped • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut

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