HEALTHY LIVING

Tired? 11 Natural Foods to Raise Energy

July 26, 2017 By

Your body is meant to be full of energy, not running on fumes. However, all the shelves lined with energy drinks and bars and the coffee shops on every corner, it’s clear that is not most of us are feeling on most days. But it shouldn’t be that way and these aren’t the best foods to raise energy! If you…

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Coconut Oil is Healthy. It Always Has Been Healthy

June 18, 2017 By

Coconut oil: It’s a hot topic recently and the debate over coconut oil is hotter than ever. My inbox is flooded with SuperLifers asking: “Is coconut oil healthy?” All because of a click-bait article by USA Today titled: “Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy. It’s Never Been Healthy.” Is coconut oil being shamed and pulled off all of the grocery store shelves?…

HEALTHY LIVING

Check the 5 Life Forces for a SuperLife Each New Season

May 25, 2017 By

Whenever a new season is right around the corner, it’s very beneficial to take a moment and check in to see how you’re doing with the five forces: Nutrition, Hydration, Oxygenation, Alkalization, & Detoxification. If you’ve read my book, SuperLife: The 5 Forces That Will Make You Healthy, Fit, and Eternally Awesome, you know these are the five things that…

SUPERFOODS

Top Sources of Protein from Plants

May 4, 2017 By

We have been told that only animal products pack the protein punch to provide our nutritional needs.  However, all plants have protein as well. Protein is a nutritional building block made up of smaller molecules called amino acids. There are 22 different amino acids, but nine of them are specifically called essential amino acids because we can only get them…

HEALTHY LIVING/RECIPES

Anti-Inflammatory Warm Turmeric Drink

May 1, 2017 By

This creamy, warm turmeric drink is truly one of my ultimate favorites for recovery and restoration, especially during these cold winter months! It is a delicious, anti-inflammatory boost for your body. Here’s why I love it and why I know you’ll love it too. Not only is it delicious and comforting but the superfood powers of turmeric truly unleash great recovery…

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Almonds Health Benefits – Packed with Vitamins, Minerals, Protein and Fiber

April 19, 2017 By

You might not think so, but almonds (scientifically termed Prunus dulcis) are actually the hard seed from the center of an almond fruit. Almonds are must be extracted through a process called “shelling” before being eaten. But it’s worth all the effort to uncover the seed. Almonds: are full of good fats and a wide range of macro and micro nutrients balance your…

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What Happens to Chia Seeds Soaked in Water?

April 1, 2017 By

Chia Seeds are an amazing, highly nutritious little seed. But of the most interesting characteristics of chia is what happens to chia seeds soaked in water (or any liquid). Have you tried it? If you combine chia seeds with liquid, minutes later it has expanded and become very gelatinous in its texture. It’s not even remotely what you started with! This…

HEALTHY LIVING

10 Key Ways to Stop Chronic Inflammation

March 7, 2017 By

Inflammation is like a two-sided coin, both good and bad. Acute inflammation is the good side: it helps you heal when you get injured (an allergy response, cuts, sprains, broken bones, etc.).  Acute inflammation also happens when you exercise; you are causing physiological stress in the form of micro tears in your muscle that initiates an inflammatory response. Your body responds…