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Cholesterol myths and how to improve health

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

March 15, 2019

  Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (border-lining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an…

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stir-fry recipe for health

Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

March 7, 2019

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your family meal this spring, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but…

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Parsley for health and spring detox

Recipe: Spring Parsley Pesto

March 1, 2019

{Recipe}: Spring Parsley Pesto With March comes the promise of sunnier, warmer days, inspiring many people to get outside and into the woods, parks or whatever green spaces their town has to offer. Unfortunately, for many people the arrival of spring also means another round of seasonal allergies and the accompanying symptoms. Many people suffer…

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Healthy eating for lifetime of wellness in Bothell, washington

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

February 22, 2019

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired   Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?  …

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Bone Broth Benefits

Benefits of Bone Broth for IBS Treatment

July 3, 2016

What is bone broth? Bone broth is not just a new trendy buzz word. It has been around for a long time and is consumed in traditional cultures for it nutritious benefits. Bone broth is a power food that is relatively inexpensive. Bone broth is made by slow cooking bones from chicken, turkey, or beef…

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Gluten free recipe for healthy skin

Gluten-free Recipe for Healthy Skin

January 13, 2016

Gluten-free Recipe for Healthy Skin Zucchini Chickpea Burgers This vegan and gluten-free recipe is filled with healthy ingredients to boost the skin and overall health! Ingredients: (serves 6) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 small onion 1.5 cups of zucchini squeezed dry ½ cup of toasted sunflower seeds ¾ teaspoons of sea…

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Tasty Gluten-Free and Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

September 22, 2015

Gluten-Free and Vegan Tasty Cookie Recipe: Making gluten-free and vegan cookies is a difficult task. Sometimes it takes trial and error to find the right combination of gluten-free flours to make it “taste just right.” This recipe is easy to make and very delicious! I did a taste test to unsuspecting people not knowing the…

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Gluten-free recipe

Gluten-Free Recipe: Black Bean Pancakes

September 8, 2015

Looking for a different and delicious gluten-free and vegan breakfast recipe?  Try these Mexican-style black bean pancakes, good for breakfast or for any meal! In food processor blend: 1 can black beans 2-3 fresh roasted peppers 1/2 onion Pinch of salt Pinch cayenne Then mix in: 1/2 cup applesauce (egg-replacer, if not vegan or allergic…

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Allergy friendly recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

August 7, 2015

Below is a recipe to bring your body to balance in autumn. These foods will strengthen your immune system as your body becomes more susceptible to illness with the changing weather. Butternut Squash Soup 1 large butternut squash 1 medium onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 stalk of celery boiled chicken meat salt, pepper, cinnamon,…

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Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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