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Nov 25

You Really Are What You Eat!!

By Dr. Terry Willard | Nutrition

A new study suggests that the connection between your food’s biochemistry and your own may be more intimate than we thought. It seems that tiny RNAs usually found in plants can be found circulating in blood, and animal studies indicate that they are directly manipulating the expression of genes. Is this genetics or Epigenetics?

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Nov 08

Checking and Storing Raw Food for Optimal Freshness

By Elaina Love | Nutrition

In my classes, I get asked a lot about the best way to store expensive raw food ingredients for the best and longest shelf life. Here are some of the answers I give:
Nuts, Seeds and Grains are best stored for between 3 months to one year in a glass jar in a cupboard or pantry. They stay even fresher stored in the refrigerator for up to a year or in the freezer even longer. The question becomes, how do you know how fresh they actually are and were they fresh when you bought them? If you buy your fresh nuts and seeds from a reputable source that has a high turn over such as Whole Foods, chances are pretty good that they are constantly refilling their bins and shelves with fresh ingredients. You can be sure you are getting something fresh there.

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Nov 20

What Is A Keto Vegan/Plant-Based Diet?

By Elaina Love | Nutrition , Nutrition Tips

What Is Ketosis? Definition: “Ketogenesis” means “generating ketones,” which your body does naturally to generate energy from fat when carbohydrate sources are sufficiently low (e.g., after intense exercise, long periods of fasting, etc.). “Ketogenic diets” are thus a way of switching your body over into a fat-burning state. The Ketogenic or KETO diet is gaining popularity. Many people wonder if it is possible to adopt a Keto Vegan Plant-Based Diet. I’m here to tell you YES! It is!

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Sep 25

Easy Upgrades – How to Make Superfood Granola (Video)

By Malcolm Saunders | Nutrition , Recipes

Learn how to make your own Superfood Granola with the potential for many inspired of variations. You can use whatever nut, seed, dried fruit, sweetener, spice, and oil you desire and have on hand for the base. Then when it comes to adding in superfoods and herbs you can really get creative! This is an easy and delicious recipe to be made as simple or complex as you are inspired. Great for breakfasts, snacks, and whenever you’re feeling it!

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Jun 22

Is Coconut Oil Related to Heart Disease?

By Elaina Love | Nutrition

Have you heard? The American Heart Association just released news that coconut oil is bad for you…

The author of the study said that coconut oil increases the risk of heart disease. Funny enough, if you read the article all the way through, you will see that it also mentions that it is subjective to each person, and that cutting saturated fat may not actually reduce the risk of heart attack. This sensational headline is designed to get people reading the article but seems to contradict itself by the end. It also mentions that sugar and junk food are the main culprits for heart disease. The article uses MCT oil as its main way of bashing coconut oil. MCT oil is a more expensive, highly processed, fractionated form of coconut oil used by athletes and body builders to increase metabolism. MCT oil is not coconut oil.

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Apr 06

Ripe Bananas!

By Dr. Keith Beasley | Nutrition

When does a banana, or any other fruit for that matter, become ripe enough to eat? And at what point do they become over-ripe: too ripe to eat? I ask because both my partner and I have witnessed what to us is a huge waste: fruit that to us is still perfectly edible, but which other people are throwing away! Bananas are the case in point.

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Mar 29

4 Superfoods to Make You Stronger, Smarter, Faster!

By Elaina Love | Nutrition

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to eat a diet rich in alkaline minerals to neutralize excess acidity such as ripe fruits and leafy greens. Grass powders are a quick way to buffer acidity and quickly increase your alkalinity. A result of consuming too many acid-forming foods (like processed and fried foods, meat, dairy, sugar, and grains) our bones are robbed of their precious minerals which can lead to illness and degenerative bone disease.

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