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🌱SPROUTS 🌱 are famous but do you know why?

🌱SPROUTS 🌱 are famous but do you know why?

Sprouts are totally the answer for highly concentrated nutrients and phytochemicals. “Each Sprout May Contain as Many Phytochemicals as an Entire Plant (and there are about 4000 baby plants in a package of sprouts) Green vegetables, high in phytochemicals, prevent certain types of cancer. For instance, between 1958 and 1960, Sulforaphane was isolated in species of Brassica, Eruca, and Iberis. In 1992 Sulforaphane was identified as as a strong Phase II enzyme inducer in Broccoli. In 1994 Steve Meyerowitz, in his book Sprout It!, points out that sulforaphane, known to prevent cancer, is inherent in Broccoli, kale, turnip, garlic, onion and Chinese cabbage. Brassica vegetables are a principal source of antioxidant vitamins. Sprouts have advantages over mature Broccoli in that they contain higher concentrations of inducers, and the inducers mainly affect phase 2 enzyme systems. Information about the role of each nutrient and phytochemical is of critical importance. Why do sprouts have higher concentrations of inducers? There is an inverse […]

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Want to lose as much body fat as possible? Eat spinach.

Want to lose as much body fat as possible?  Eat spinach. A recent study from Sweden’s Lund University found that incorporating more spinach in your diet helps in losing body fat. The study covered 38 overweight women who either consumed a beverage containing 5g of spinach extract (made up mostly of the cell membranes from spinach stems) or a placebo prior to breakfast each day.  At the end of the 3 month study, the spinach group lost 50% more weight! A compound in the spinach stems known as thylakoids has been shown to reduce hunger and cravings for sweets and fast food by 95%.  Researchers determined that the increased weightloss in those who consumed the spinach drink was due to an overall decrease in calories as the thylakoids worked to slow down digestion, giving intestinal hormones time to communicate to the brain that hunger was satisfied. If you’re feeling more satisfied you are less likely to snack on all the […]

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The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

The POWER of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils

By Olivier Wenker, MD, MBA, ABAARM, DEAA, Physician for Integrative, Anti-aging, and Regenerative Medicine, Fellow in Metabolic and Nutritional medicine, Fellow in Integrative Oncology, Member of the Medical and Scientific Council and International Keynote Speaker Young Living Essential Oils. The integration of old remedies such as essential oils should be an important part of a holistic anti-aging lifestyle. Come and take a glimpse into this “Back-to-the-Future” approach to health, wellness, and integrative anti-aging. Essential oils represent the purest, highest concentrated, and most complete form of what plants have to offer. Modern medicine usually isolates a single compound from this vast and wonderful world to create a synthetic version, and when taken often comes with negative side effects. Essential oils on the other hand are composed of hundreds if not thousands of compounds working symphonically to treat or prevent the underlying problem. This explains why a single essential oil such as Peppermint can reduce nausea, improve pain, or improve mental sharpness […]

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Fall into Wellness Quinoa & Beet Salad

Fall into Wellness Quinoa & Beet Salad

             Clarissa’s Fall into Wellness                          Quinoa Beet Salad INGREDIENTS 1.5 c. organic quinoa 1 tsp. himalayan sea salt 4 medium organic beets 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar {ACV} 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. lime juice 2 tbsp orange juice Freshly ground pepper 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil {EVO} 1/2 large seedless cucumber 1 pt. yellow cherry tomatoes 1 c. green beans 1 bunch c. Chopped organic flat-leaf parsley dash cayenne DIRECTIONS Rinse quinoa thoroughly. Place in a medium saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water. Add 1/8 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until quinoa is tender, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours. Meanwhile, place beets in a large saucepan; cover with cold water (by about an inch). Add 1 teaspoon salt; […]

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💡GUT Mood Connection 💡

💡GUT Mood Connection 💡

What does the gut have to do with your mood?    Your gut, aka “inside your belly”, has been proven to be your bodies literal “second brain”. For years, the medical world has been trying to figure out what causes our moods to change and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression. These are common problems, and we know they are linked to serotonin, but did you know that 95% of serotonin isn’t even produced in the brain ? Serotonin is actually produced in the gut. What we put inside of our bellies is directly related to our emotional health. Our gut consists of bacteria and we need that bacteria to have a healthy balance or the rest of us will not be balanced including our mood. Your gut and your brain work together, so if one is out of balance the other will be also. Have you ever had an upset stomach […]

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🍓 Why are Smoothies Important for Breakfast? 🍌

🍓 Why are Smoothies Important for Breakfast? 🍌

Why are smoothies important for breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and sometimes it just doesn’t fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energized or if we feel dragging with a lack of energy. What we put in our bellies is directly related to how we physically feel. So if you are a skip breakfast and grab the coffee mug morning person then this blog is totally for you. We all need and crave energy. I know I do! Sometimes it is so easy to want to grab a quick bowl of cereal or even forget breakfast and just get through the morning on 1-2 cups of coffee for the energy needed to survive the day. I don’t want you to just survive through the day though; I want you to thrive through the day. […]

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🍉Can Diabetics Eat Fruit 🍏 – Interview With Tasha Lee

🍉Can Diabetics Eat Fruit 🍏 - Interview With Tasha Lee

  Learn the truth about nutrition, not what we’ve been lead to believe… One of my teachers and mentors from The International School of Detoxification, Marcie  shares “I’m a type 1 diabetic and I’ve cut out two shots a day and over 50 units by adopting a high fruit diet.” She and countless others are here to spread their success with a high fruit diet and how that is elevating their health and mitigating the symptoms of DisEASES. Tasha Lee another Type 1 Diabetic shares her story in the video below. If you are or know someone that is also diabetic PLEASE watch and share this. Learn the facts and truth about your body and it’s ability to transform itself on a high fruit and raw diet. Have you ever heard that diabetics can’t eat fruit? How about that fruit has too much sugar? What would you say if I told you that animal protein and animal fats have been […]

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🍋Blending vs. Juicing with the Juice Daddy🌱

🍋Blending vs. Juicing with the Juice Daddy🌱

  Blending vs. Juicing with the Juice Daddy Jay Kordich This is a question that we get asked all the time. Which is better: juicing or blending? Does one offer more health benefits than the other? Juices and smoothies both play an important role in any wellness program and we discuss the benefits of both all the time! We believe that both juicing and blending are very beneficial, but in different ways.   What’s The Difference? JUICING Juicing is a process which extracts water and nutrients from produce  and discards the indigestible fiber.   Without all the fiber, your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food and absorb the nutrients. In fact, it makes the nutrients more readily available to the body in much larger quantities than if you were to eat the fruits and vegetables whole. This is especially helpful if you have a sensitive digestive system or illness that inhibits your body […]

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🍃Karma🌱

🍃Karma🌱

What is driving the train? Untangle our conditioning One of my teachers> Excerpt from Rolf Gates’ Talks for Teachers-200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training Online. Rolf Gates is the author of the acclaimed book on Yoga philosophy: Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. Former Airborne Ranger and social worker, Rolf has appeared in numerous magazines, Yoga Journal, People Magazine, Natural Health and USA TODAY. For more information: www.rolfgates.com

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✨Spiritual Practice✨

✨Spiritual Practice✨

What causes human suffering? The habits of human mind… Sharing one of my teachers with you today. Watch a short excerpt from Rolf Gates’ >Talks for Teachers-200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training Online. Rolf Gates is the author of the acclaimed book on Yoga philosophy: Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. Former Airborne Ranger and social worker, Rolf has appeared in numerous magazines, Yoga Journal, People Magazine, Natural Health and USA TODAY.

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