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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

By |2021-02-17T15:14:54-06:00February 15th, 2021|Main dishes, Recipes, Side dishes|

Loaded Sweet Potato

Cashew Cream Dressing

  • ¼ c Dates ((3-4 medjool or 5 deglet))
  • ½ c Almond Butter (or soaked, and pureed cashews)
  • ¼ c Water
  • ¼ cup Orange Juice (optional)

FIllings Option 1

  • 1 whole Pear (fresh, medium diced )
  • 1 Tbs Hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Unsweetened Coconut (shredded or chips)
  • 1 half Orange (fresh, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 5-6 […]

What’s Wrong With Cheese

By |2021-02-15T07:34:00-06:00January 29th, 2021|blog, Nutrition|

Americans love cheese! I know, this is not a shock, but in fact, Americans eat more than 33 pounds of cheese per person per year which is 3 times more than they did in 1970. It is not a coincidence that people are more obese than ever. Cheese is loaded with saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. When you look at the facts, it’s clear that cheese is pretty terrible for us. See below for 5 alarming facts about cheese and your health.

Food as Fuel

By |2021-02-07T07:48:32-06:00January 25th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

In the classic film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones' ex-sweetheart Marion (played by Karen Allen) observes "You're not the man I knew ten years ago." Indy (Harrison Ford) replies with the great comeback, "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage." At the risk of contradicting Dr. Jones, when it comes to our bodies, it's not only the mileage—it's the fuel that's being pumped into our "tanks." As any mechanic will tell you, powering a car with an improper fuel mix can cause its engine to run rough,

The 8 Dimensions of Health

By |2021-02-15T07:33:21-06:00January 23rd, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Recently, I was hunting for a quick guide to a healthier lifestyle. I landed on this one, The Wellness Wheel, as described by Yale School of Medicine. The Wheel divides human health/wellness into eight dimensions. Each one of the dimensions is worthy of a lifetime of study. Notably, these facets of wellness mirror those promoted by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Meet Rachel Echols

By |2021-02-15T07:32:47-06:00January 20th, 2021|blog, Health, Testimonial|

I grew up in a typical Latter-day Saint family in Orem, Utah. We ate the standard American diet. We always had a garden and fruit trees, but we ate a fair amount of meat, cheese, and other dairy products, and our vegetables were always covered in butter or cream. I was always thin until I got married when I soon began having problems keeping a healthy weight. After having my two children, I struggled to get the weight off, especially after the birth of my second child, and, as the years passed, I gained more and more weight. I also experienced frequent migraines, sugar addiction, and food cravings.

We’re All in This Together

By |2021-02-07T17:01:03-06:00January 8th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle|

Chief Seattle, chief of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and allied Indian tribes, was a member of the First Nation of North America. In 1854, President Franklin Pierce was pressuring Chief Seattle to sell his people’s land to the US government. After much consideration, Chief Seattle responded to the offer to purchase in what is now called “Chief Seattle’s Letter.” The letter was originally delivered at a gathering as an oral statement from the Chief. It was then translated into another Native American language before arriving in its first English form. Since its original publication in 1887, the wording has been modified several times. There are many different versions of the

Meet Carol Cunard

By |2021-02-07T17:14:17-06:00January 8th, 2021|blog, Health, Lifestyle, Testimonial|

At age 12 Carol developed epilepsy. To treat her condition, she was prescribed a cocktail of medications to prevent petit mal seizures. She still experienced seizures and had to be continuously monitored. Over time, she was prescribed different medications to better control her condition. After graduating from college, she married a man from Iowa who was strictly a meat and potatoes guy. Carol ate the Standard American Diet (SAD) though she liked chicken and fish more than meat. When she turned 35, she had difficulties with excessive bleeding during her menstrual cycle. Her OB-GYN doctor found the blood loss left her deficient in iron and accordingly advised her to eat more red meat. Thinking the doctor knew best, she followed his advice.

Living with Non-Vegans

By |2021-02-07T17:15:07-06:00January 8th, 2021|blog, Lifestyle|

When I went plant-based over 10 years ago, my husband did not bat an eye; he joined me immediately on my journey to vibrant health. Not everyone is that fortunate. The following are typical of comments I hear when speaking at events: “My spouse eats the Standard American Diet (SAD) and thinks I’m crazy for going plant-based” and “My children won’t eat the plant foods I make so what’s a parent to do?” Clearly, there is no “one size fits all” approach to transitioning to a whole food plant-based lifestyle.

Beans, beans, they’re good for the heart…

By |2021-02-14T16:41:33-06:00January 4th, 2021|blog, Health|

2020 changed our world in ways we could never imagine. As we enter a new year, you may be thinking about what you want to leave behind for good. I’ve previously written about the many incredible benefits of a plant-based diet. For those looking to shed a few pounds, here’s one particular benefit of such a regimen you should be aware of. According to The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, plant-based diets can help you lose weight and keep it off because they are packed with fiber, which helps fill you up without adding extra calories. Eating 40 grams of fiber a day will keep you full and energized.

Can a plant-based diet help my arthritis

By |2021-02-14T16:42:13-06:00December 28th, 2020|Arthritis, blog, Health, Lifestyle|

The most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). RA is a long-term autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks itself. If you have RA, your body interprets the soft lining around your joints as a threat, similar to a virus or bacteria, and attacks it. This attack causes fluid to accumulate within your joints. In addition to swelling, this fluid buildup causes pain, stiffness, and inflammation around your joints.

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