Sunday, February 3, 2019

Serrano Margarita


A little holistic nutrition drinking tip: Avoid a hangover by staying hydrated. If you’re like me, drinking water while having cocktails usually eludes me so I add muddled cucumber or high water content fruits to my drinks to offset the dehydrating affect of alcohol!  Cheers! .

Serrano Margarita
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4 oz fresh lime juice 
4 oz Club Soda 
1.5 oz Tequila 
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 
3 slices of Serrano Pepper 
1⁄4 cup Diced cucumber 
2 sprigs of cilantro or basil
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1. Muddle Cilantro/Basil, Cucumber, Serrano Pepper and Lime Juice. 
2. Add Lemon Juice, Tequila, Club Soda and Enjoy!
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Spicy and Delicious this margarita will spice up your festivities without the hangover. Adding cucumber increases the water content of the drink and the absence of added sugar helps make this drink less likely to give you a hangover, within reason of course!  Have 2 and you’ll feel divine but if you have 9 obviously the next day you won’t feel fine. Stay hydrated and drink responsibly! Cheers! 



Friday, February 1, 2019

Healthy Vegan Vs Unhealthy Vegan

RANT: Its been a mix of emotions as I watch the rise in plantbased restaurants and people opening their minds up to cutting out animal products from their diet! .
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It’s wonderful to see groups like @physicianscommittee who are doctors educating people about the negative affects of animal products on our health while giving great healthy plant based whole food recipes and meal plans. .
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Then there is the other side with @vegnews  @eatdrinkvegan @gmweho @thekindsage @vegfestla  boasting mostly fried, junky, sugary and overly processed foods as the prime example of vegan foods. These festivals and restaurants have only a few examples of whole natural unprocessed healthy plantbased options. .
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While I understand that there are people who are only vegan for the ethical treatment of animals but the animal they’re forgetting to care about is Humans. Eating fried, fatty and processed foods with chemicals in them is so harmful for our health and leads to so many diseases that being  plantbased should protect you from developing but instead they’re creating dishes just as bad as eating animal products. .
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I think it would be wonderful if there could be a balance between the two but it seems that most restaurants and festivals are more inclined to serve oily, fried, fatty and processed foods to appeal to the masses instead of creating vegan meals that are prepared in a healthy way for the ethical treatment of the human body!
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Sweet Greens Bowl

Sweet Greens Bowl
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2 cups Pineapple
1 cup Mango
1 cup Apple 
2 cup Spinach
1 cup Cucumber
1 cup Dandelion 
1 cup Chard 
1 cup Orange Juice
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Blend all ingredients in the blender. Pour into a bowl and top with coconut shreds, cacao nibs, granola and pineapple!
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This delicious bowl is packed with vitamins and nutrients that will give your body energy as well as help to reduce inflammation while boosting the immune system. Its also extremely delicious! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Anti Headache Juice

Anti Headache Juice 
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3 apples
1 cucumber
2 stalks celery
1 cup Kale 
1 inch Ginger Root
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Best cold pressed, Anti Headache Juice is as powerful as taking two Advil. The high water content paired with the nutrients in the vegetables and bioactive compounds in ginger have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
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Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It works as an anti inflammatory as well as a pain reducer.  The combo of ingredients creates increased circulation and reduced inflammation with the increased blood flow helping to reduce the cause of headaches which is inflammation and restrictive blood flow in the blood vessels in the head/brain that causes the ache.
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If you suffer from headaches this should be a Juice you add to your daily nutrition to prevent headaches from happening. Once you have a headache you can drink this repeatedly until the headache reduces which should happen in a few servings of the juice.
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Consistent consumption of anti inflammatory over the counter medications (NSAID) may pose dangers to the heart, kidneys, bone and even hearing. Studies have found that high doses of NSAIDs increased risk for heart attack and other heart problems by one third; ibuprofen, in particular, more than doubled the risk of a major heart problem. A recent study involving 10 million people found that those currently taking an NSAID had a 19% higher risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. Don’t fall victim to over the counter quick fixes that hurt you down the road and let Anti Headache Juice naturally help your body fix the cause of your headaches without creating further problems!
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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Plant based Protein!






Lean protein helps increase your platelet counts and is essential for blood health but it doesn't have to be animal protein. These Protein recommendations are based off of a 125 lb woman and 155 lb man, so make the adjustments accordingly!  Also, a friendly reminder about soy, it has to be organic. The GMO soy is directly linked to estrogen based cancer so buy all soy products organic!  Now go get your Protein! 🤘🏻🌱

Friday, January 25, 2019

5 Essentials Daily Habits


Here are 5 Essentials Daily Habits to include in your lifestyle to get your health going in the right direction:

1. Exercise: A body in motion stays in motion. Get yourself moving with 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week to start. The more you get moving the more exercise your body will crave and the more energy you will have! 


2. Water: Since our bodies are made up of mostly water and we use water to do many functions like detox and fuel our cells, it's important to replenish and hydrate daily to keep ourselves from getting dehydrated and storing toxins! 


3. Anti-inflammatory: Most pain issues and diseases stem from inflammation. Instead of reaching for the Advil start including a Turmeric based natural Anti-inflammatory into your daily routine. If done daily you will see a continual drop in pain symptoms from inflammatory diseases like arthritis and you will prevent the body from future inflammatory issues! 


4. Daily Elixir: Add an extra line of defense to your nutrition by having a tonic, probiotic or elixir every day.  They add water, vitamins, minerals, good bacteria and boost immunity while feeding your body what it needs to function in good health.


5. Juice: Cold Pressed Fruit and Vegetable juices help make sure that you get the proper amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals daily.  They can help regulate all of your bodies systems and help support optimum health! 

Changing your habits takes time. By slowing incorporating one of these into your lifestyle you will see improved health and a boost in your energy levels. Take it one at time until you develop the good habits you can maintain and then keep adding more until you've developed a lifestyle you can live with! 

(This is an excerpt from: Eat Well Live Well: Transitioning to an Unprocessed Lifestyle by Amy Michelle Weiss) 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Being a holistic nutritionist!

Being a holistic nutritionist is like explaining to a child over and over again, why they can't eat glue. But it's adults.

And they were taught glue is good for them. An education paid for by the glue companies.  

With studies that say glue isn't so bad.  Studies paid for by the glue companies. 

Then everyone wonders why their bodies aren't lasting and they're getting sick. 

You're filled with glue. How did you expect it to turn out?  

But wait. 

We have a glue reducer pill that allows your body to function on glue. The side affects are: it will destroy what isn't destroyed by the glue already but you will live maybe a few months longer, in agony but you can still eat your glue a little bit longer. 

New studies prove that glue is acceptable to eat if you take the glue reducer pill. A study paid for by the pharmaceutical and glue companies.

Replace glue with chemicals, meat, dairy and pharmaceuticals. 

That's how cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS, Cardiovascular Disease, Autism, ADD, ADHD; etc, Exists. 

It's why there is a pill for everything. 

You might as well be eating glue.

It's really simple!  What you eat either keeps you alive or kills you!  Don't eat glue.