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Have a Healthy Father's Day

Have a Healthy Father's Day
Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing the birth of my...

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Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health
Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important additio...

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Pesto for Pasta Salad

Pesto for Pasta Salad
Love pesto? You’ll love our take, perfect to top pasta or potato salad, or serve as a spread, at your next potluck. The vibrant flavor and color of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ lends itself perfectly to pesto, adding a hint of health to this simple, delicious and classic Italian sauce. <143>143>

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Whole Food Baobab Bars

Whole Food Baobab Bars
Whole Food Baobab Bars Recipes Persons: 10 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Notes Plant-based, sweetened with dates, whole food ingredients only Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup Flora Baobites 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped Wet 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup ta...

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Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine

Delicious Ways to Make ACV Part of Your Daily Wellness Routine
Once a humble pantry staple, apple cider vinegar is suddenly the new “it” ingredient. Celebrities like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian swear by it, articles about it are popping up everywhere, and people are downing it by the boatload. But while it may be experiencing a surge in popularity, apple cider vinegar isn’t anything new. It’s an age-old food, dating back to the ancient Romans, and people have been drinking up its wellness benefits for decad...

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Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole

Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole
Guac lovers, rejoice! Your favorite party snack just got even better. Adding tomatoes and onions to creamy avocados—high in fiber and potassium, among other nutrients—adds great texture and zest to this popular dish, but what sets the Spirulina Guaca-Mole-Mole apart is the addition of VieSun / Gandalf Spirulina™ Powder, turning this dip into a healthy, green, superfood nutrient delivery machine. <148>148>

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Spring Break Borscht

Spring Break Borscht
It's not lost on me just how lucky I am to be married to someone with such a passion and skill for cooking. A recipe with more than a few ingredients has me sweating and stressing in the kitchen. In contrast, Christina is in her element and seems to execute flawlessly the more challenging the dish. Consequently, I have become a master level dishwasher and only occasionally raise an eyebrow at the amount of cookware piled high in the sink! I had ne...

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Citrus & Mint Vinaigrette

Citrus & Mint Vinaigrette
Good quality oils can make such a difference to your diet. Even if you only change this one thing, I believe you’ll feel different. This includes: Not using oils to cook with that shouldn’t be heated (flax, canola, modified vegetable oils, margarine) Respecting an oil’s smoke point - olive oil has a smoke point of 350 F, so it can be used for light sautéing or cooking under that temperature, whereas flax oil shouldn’t be heated due to its sens...

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10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional
It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a diseas...

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10 Things Every Holistic Nutritionist Wishes Their Clients Knew

1. Health isn't punishment. We don’t want to take away every food you love. Try to add, don’t subtract. Healthify a favorite recipe. Add greens to tomato sauce or omegas to oatmeal. Add activity to holiday festivities. 2. Nutrition doesn’t have to be insanely complicated. Add some protein to breakfast. Get veggies and fiber at lunch. Start dinner with a salad. Easy! 3. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Easy does it. The daily choice...

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Superfood Icing from EatYoungNutrition

Superfood Icing from EatYoungNutrition
Are you using your superfoods for fun, too? You should be! Sure, a cup of warm Elderberry or a teaspoon of Beet Crystals in your water every day can boost your immune system and help you recover from your work out, but these superfoods are also great as snacks or in your desserts, too. Use this simple recipe to dress up all your desserts and impress your valentine! Use this simple, versatile recipe for all your icing needs. It’s healthy...

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Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well

Self-Care: 3 Simple Ideas for Loving Yourself Well
With our never-ending to-do lists, work days, and responsibilities, sometimes we forget to take care of the most important person in our lives: ourselves. But our body is pretty miraculous. We can put ourselves on the back burner for days, months, or even years and our body will still be pretty okay. Eventually, though, it starts to catch up. If you’re feeling worn out, burned out, or if you’re dealing with a bad case of the blahs, your b...

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