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22 Jan
The lime is the sweeter cousin of the lemon with a distinctive flavour that’s reminiscent of the Caribbean. Have you ever wondered why a person, especially a sailor from Britain, used to be called a Limey? In 1493, the passion for this fruit began to spread. British explorers dominated the world trade routes with their steady supply of limes from the West Indies. When many ships fell to scurvy (a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C), the British survived because of their...
22 Jan
The trick to this lovely limey soup is to use fresh lime juice and add it right at the end to preserve its incredible flavour. This soup contains the juice of almost 10 limes, which makes it a true detox aid. The lentils provide needed protein that assists in phase-two liver detoxification. Limes will produce more juice when warm, so consider storing them on the counter or putting them in hot water before juicing. Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to digest and have been...
19 Jan
Kale chips make a great replacement for potato or corn chips when you are having a craving. If you have one serving (2 cups) of these crispy delights from my book Meals That Heal Inflammation and you are consuming 300 mg of calcium, or the equivalent of a full cup of milk. Kale has lower levels of oxalic acid, allowing its calcium to be more bioavailable than spinach. Ingredients: 2 heads (10 cups)         green curly kale, washed, large stems removed, torn into bite size...
18 Jan
Ginger is all the rage! So many products have been developed that include this ancient herb and with good reason. It doesn’t take much to add a bit of spice to your life. Chop up a little fresh root and add it to a stir-fry or grate some into your mint tea. Ginger is so versatile it can be added to sweet and savory foods.   Check Out These Ginger Health Facts:   1. Beat inflammation with ginger: Ginger has the ability to beat painful inflammation by inhibiting the...
17 Jan
This recipe that is sure to please your vegetarian guests! The combo of sweet potato, lentil and pesto is so yummy it might become your new Sunday family dinner tradition.  Ingredients: 2 lb                            sweet potatoes or yams, diced into 1/2 inch cubes 2                                garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup                      coconut milk 1/2 cup                      dairy-free pesto (recipe here) 1 cup                    ...
16 Jan
This is a very popular way to introduce grain-free baking to those that have never tried it before. The banana and chia make this bread very dense and moist. Follow the directions careful to ensure the bread bakes in the centre.   Ingredients:   2/3 cup    unsweetened applesauce   1/2 cup    natural honey   1/2 tbsp   pure vanilla extract   3/4 cup    almond flour   3/4 cup    coconut flour   1/2 cup    walnut...
15 Jan
Do cravings derail your efforts to eat healthy? Our hormones cause our cravings because they influence how we feel, what we want, and how fast our body stores fat. When your stomach is empty, it produces a hormone called ghrelin that causes hunger. Think of ghrelin as the gremlin that sabotages your weight loss efforts. If you let yourself go hungry, your cravings will be too intense to resist. Apple cider vinegar is one of the healthiest ingredients you can add to your diet,...
12 Jan
Do you crave chocolate? Have you ever wondered why this bitter seed from the cacao tree is so irresistible? Cacao has been cultivated for thousands of years so humans have long understood its special properties. It is the chemical phenethylamine that triggers an endorphin release which has a similar effect on the brain as falling in love. That is why everything looks just a little bit rosier when you have a taste of your favourite chocolate treat.  Chocolate can be healthy...
11 Jan
  Medical experts warn against the practice of extended periods of fasting for weight loss. It is not effective and can lead to slowed metabolism and muscle loss.  ‘Intermittent Fasting’ on the other hand is getting a huge renewed interest from many health authors including Dr. John Belardi and Timothy Ferris of “The Four Hour Body” fame. Intermittent fasting is nothing new. Humans have fasted all through history, due to food scarcity, or for religious reasons.   Fasting...
10 Jan
  The Anti-inflammatory superheroes Ginger and Turmeric are botanically related. The yellow in turmeric is so powerful it stains everything as you can see from the cutting board. It is all worth it as it fights cancer cells and reduces pain. For more information about Turmeric click here. For more information about Ginger, click here.  Ingredients: 1 cup    unsweetened hemp or coconut beverage (Try my homemade coconut beverage recipe.) 1 tsp     turmeric,...

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