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Watermelon Gazpacho. A great source of Lycopene and Carotenoids.

Watermelon Gazpacho

This is a GREAT summer soup! Watermelon gazpacho will provide a rich source of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, and your B vitamins. Most people have heard that tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant Lycopene, but you may not have known that watermelon is an even better source! And you get them both in this recipe!

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Vitamins A, D, and E, get a new look!

In an effort to make nutrition easier to understand, the FDA has amended labeling regulations for foods. Providing updated nutrition information to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices, is their goal. The upcoming regulations will also require that vitamins A, D, and E be measured in mcg instead of units or IU’s.

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Pasta with Summer Squash

This is a great tasting pasta with summer squash dish that is easy to make and has a lot of unique flavors. Summer squash is in the peak of its season right now so the dish will taste even better. Squash is considered a starchy vegetable, but is also very high in pectin which can be helpful for diabetes and insulin regulation. Squash is also very high in vitamin C. It tastes great paired with the anchovies, chile and Parmigianno. Enjoy!

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Blueberry, Almond Milk, Flax Seed, Plant Protein, and Super Food Powders Smoothie

Super Food Powders

Super Food Powders are my go-to for smoothies. I don’t always link to the exact product I am using because I am always experimenting. If you find a link to a specific product in any of our recipes it is because it’s a product we have found has stood the test of time. Recipes are road maps for you to add your own creativity to suit your own tastes and nutritional needs.

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Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup with Cucumber, Watermelon and Basil

This chilled heirloom tomato soup recipe was actually in People Magazine from Richard Rosendale of the Greenbrier Resort. I made this last week with rave reviews and I’m making it again today for lunch. It’s a perfect healthy summer recipe. Get creative with it. Try adding fresh sliced avocado and Turkish finishing salt on top!

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In a workout rut? 6 Reasons You Should Try Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is more than an art form of dance, it’s a great workout. It may not be your first thought when it comes to getting a great workout but you should consider belly dancing as your next fitness endeavor. You will be surprised by the benefits!

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Vegan Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Vegan tomato basil Cream Sauce

Nutritional yeast (I use Bragg’s) is commonly used by vegans as a cheese substitute. It is a complete protein and is naturally high in vitamins including all B Vitamins. Most companies also add Vitamin B12. This vegan tomato basil cream sauce is a perfect substitute for those on a vegan diet who also miss cream sauces. Cashews can be added to numerous dishes, including soups, to give them a creamy texture. This is great served over any type of pasta, polenta or gnocchi. Enjoy!

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Infrared, negative ions, and hyperthermia.

Infrared

Thermotherapy is a healing modality that works by applying therapeutic heat to the body to increase tissue temperature. The term Hyperthermia is commonly used when referring to heating at the cellular level. These processes increase blood flow, distributing oxygen throughout the body.

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Curcuminoids have your back!

Curcuminoids

Curcuminoids are the bright orange pigments of the herb turmeric. They belong to the family of polyphenols that includes all bioflavonoids. Renowned for its free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, turmeric has been traditionally used in India to relieve jaundice, arthritic conditions, allergies, liver disease, digestive and urinary disorders, skin problems, and aid wound healing. Check out these 3 outstanding ways turmeric can benefit your health!

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13 lifestyle changes that could eliminate your heartburn forever

Remedies for heartburn are as simple as following a list of our favorite daily healthy-living tips. When you change your lifestyle, you change your health. Lifestyle and prevention are ongoing themes on this blog because we believe it is actually easy to be healthy. Creating a lifestyle mindset, rather than relying on the quick-fix diet, cleanse, or pill popping mentality, will help you avoid many of our modern day ailments.

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Shopping for more energy? What to look for when in the market for a good B Complex Supplement.

Are you in the market for a good B Complex supplement? Finally making the commitment to go get one? Or maybe you just happen to see a bottle on a store shelf or a website. Take a moment to make sure it meets the following criteria (or close to it), to increase the chances you will be getting the best bang for your buck. You want energy right? Let’s go get it!

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Wedding / Health Planner for 6-8 months out. Get healthier, more fit, and less stressed.

Getting married? Big event in 6 months? Here is your wedding / health planner for 6-8 months out. Before we make this all about you, if you are a bride, check in with each of your bridesmaids. Not only on dresses and other details, but take a moment to get personal. How is their health? Show them some love. Taking the time to ask about what is going on in their world, will really be appreciated!

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Vegan Vanilla Cake

Vegan Vanilla Cake

This vegan vanilla cake was an unexpected huge hit among a group of friends that appreciate my vegan lifestyle, but are far from being vegan themselves. There is a surprising moist and dense consistency to this cake, along with tons of vanilla flavor without being too sweet. You can probably guess from the pictures below it was enjoyed morning, noon, and night, by my non-vegan friends.

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Comparing Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s

Alzheimer's

I recently realized that I did not fully understand the differences, or the similarities, that some of the most common neurological diseases shared. I will share in this post some basic comparisons of Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s. Find out what you need to know about causes, treatments, and symptoms, of these neurological diseases.

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It is time to stop asking vegans: What about calcium and protein?

I am always surprised when I tell someone I don’t eat dairy or meat that they still ask: “Where do you get your calcium and protein from?” or “Do you eat a lot of beans and rice?” My answers nowadays: “I get those nutrients from almost every single piece of food I put in my mouth. Virtually all foods in nature have calcium and protein as part of their make up” and “I love beans and rice and eat many varieties of both fairly regularly, but maybe not anymore often than you do.”

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