January is for Detoxifying

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January is an opportunity to reset, to detoxify my kitchen, my body and my family through renewed menu planning and cooking. Our bodies have a miraculous capacity to detoxify, but we’re exposed to a staggering amount of toxic chemicals. Add unhealthy eating and our detoxification system becomes overwhelmed and we can get sick. So let's reboot to stay healthy!
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Fragments of happy childhood memories, an ember of love that glows anew every December connecting us again. And through me, my mama and my daughter. Love fills my heart and overflows. Sharing our gingerbread magic to wish you and yours Love and Light this holiday season.

4 Holiday Anti-Inflammatory Soups

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‘Tis the season of overeating. Reduce inflammation in your body with these with nutrient-dense soups. Loaded with spices and vegetables rich in anti-inflammatory properties these soups support your body's natural detoxifying abilities These immune-protective micronutrients also boost your immune system's defenses.

Nutritious Meal Strategy for the Holidays

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Fail to plan and plan to fail as the saying goes. It is very true about eating nourishing foods during the holidays. If you don't have a couple of nutritious meals planned, you are likely to overeat foods that are not good for your body and you won't feel well. A key strategy to reduce weight gain and give your body the nutrients it needs is to have a simple meal plan.

4 Tips to Minimize Holiday Sugar Overload

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Cookies and candy, holiday goodies and cocktails oh my. Sugar is everywhere! How to navigate the sugar overload that will keep coming all the way into the New Year? Here are 4 tips to avoid monumental weight gain and the health hazards of holiday inflammation.

What I Wish I’d Known about Brain Health

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Cognitive decline is not inevitable. We can reduce the risks of degenerative brain diseases. This is what I wish I had known when my beloved daddy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. With all I've learned, I can help others improve their brain health. Changemaker that he was, my amazing father would love that.

Good Mood Orange Foods: 8 Pumpkin Breakfasts

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Eating more rainbow vegetables and fruits boosts mental fitness and brain health. Each color is caused by specific phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, and carotenoids. An easy way to eat more orange foods is to put pumpkin into your breakfast.

7 Delicious, Nutrient Dense Lentil Salads

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These colorful nutrient dense lentil salads are an easy delicious way to eat more carbs from nature. Select one to try each week for the next 8 weeks of summer! Which one will you start with?

10 Nutrient-Rich Pancake Recipes

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Boost your brain health by eating more carbs from nature. These pancakes recipes are a great way to transition from refined flour/baked good breakfasts to more plant carbs and macronutrient balance. Using whole-grain flours, add fruits, veggies, nuts or seeds and top with good fats from nature.