Cilantro! Do you use it? I never did until I started following Medical Medium and I learned about the amazing benefits of Cilantro. 🌟
My second picture only scratches the surface of what cilantro can do for you. It is a major player in heavy metal detox. It binds to heavy metals and other toxins and pulls them out of organs, especially the liver. It is also wonderful for balancing blood glucose levels. .
Try it in salsa, sauces, homemade salad dressings🍾, mixed with watermelon🍉 or avocado🥑, tossed in salads🥗. There’s so many foods waiting to mix it up with cilantro 💥
How do you eat cilantro?
#cilantro #healingherbs #medicalmedium
Nuts are the ultimate health food. High in protein, rich in healthy fats, and low in simple carbohydrates, nuts stimulate your body to burn excess fat and shed extra pounds. Plus, they make an incredibly versatile addition to your diet. ... When eating nuts for weight loss, remember to keep calories in mind.
The right amont is around 28gr 😊That's about as much as what fits in the palm of your hand. And they can be a mixture of nuts like the one i choose today walnuts,almonds and pistacchio.
ALMONDS consumed as part of a low-calorie diet may aid weight loss and lower blood pressure in people who are overweight or obese.
PISTACCHIO similarly to almonds, pistachios may improve cholesterol levels.
Also, pistachios may help improve other risk factors for heart disease, including blood pressure, weight and may help reduce the rise in blood sugar after a meal.
WALNUTS are a great source of the omega-3 that may prevent heart condition and may help reduce inflammation, which can contribute to many chronic diseases.
Interestingly, a study on students found that eating walnuts increased a measure of cognition called "inferential reasoning," suggesting that walnuts may have beneficial effects on the brain😊
Like with everything moderation is the key
#nuts #nutrition #healthy #sourceofiron #antiflammatory #brain #heart #healingwithfood #mylife #yogafood #love #instaphoto #instagram #photooftheday #instaphoto #instamelbourne
Happy Sunday, friends 💛 I just published my most vulnerable blog post to date - in it, I talk about my experience coming off of hormonal birth control; why I did it, how it affected my health, and what I learned throughout the whole process. It’s a little nerve-wracking to share all these details, but I know that beautiful things happen when you speak your truth, so I’m also really excited to put myself out there. The link to the post is in my bio for those interested in reading it ✨💻
Ground beef with cooked cabbage and Asian seasonings 😋
s u n d a y • d i n n e r 🖤
This meal right here is one of my new favorites! It’s gluten and dairy free and fairly quick to make! I made the potato salad ahead of time and it made a ton of leftovers!
This is stovetop cooked pork chops with @thedefineddish
buffalo potato salad recipe! So yummy! You can’t go wrong with some cinnamon apples either! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
It’s my first night back on AIP. After meal prepping all day, whew 😴, it was comforting to end with this meal. Tonight was pot roast in the Instant Pot, roasted root veggies (golden beets, carrots, parsnips, turnip) in the oven (recipes courtesy of @mickeytrescott
). I threw in some sautéed baby spinach to round out the meal. It truly feels like fall here, and I really love how the food changes in the seasons. Pot roast and root veggies speak to the fall vibes. 🍂🍁🍂
Today I was really tired without coffee. (I’ll be honest, coffee and chocolate are the hardest for me to do without.) My lower back is killing me the last 2 weeks. I still managed to go for an hour long walk in the woods with my boyfriend and @pipstertime
🐕. I struggled a bit near the end, I could feel that ‘overdoing it’ weakness start to set in...for me that means it’s hard to pick up my feet fully (I start bumping my toes on more rocks), and talking becomes more difficult (I start having a hard time not slurring my words). Thankfully I bounced back enough, after rest and half a cup of tea, to finish cooking dinner. 😬 There will be a call to the chiropractor in the morning, maybe booking a massage too. But it looks like an early bedtime tonight! 🙌🏻
#healing #chronicillness #chronicpain #inflammatoryboweldisease #crohnsdisease #celiac #autoimmunedisease #autoimmuneprotocol #healingwithfood #aip #glutenfree #selfcare #wellness #potroast #fall #autumn #autumn
🍁 #roastedveggies #massachusetts #massage #chiropractor
Pumpkin chocolate peanut butter protein energy balls 👅 say no more!!!🙌🏼
These have got to be my favourite protein balls, they are soft, chewy, so delicious and perfect for pumpkin season 🎃
Recipe Deats; makes 30 balls! -2 cups oats
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-2 tbsp honey
-1 cup pumpkin purée -1 scoop protein powder
-1 tsp cinnamon
-2 tbsp syrup (ed. Smith ➡️)
-2 tbsp chia seeds
-1/4 cup chocolate chips
-1/4 cup walnuts/slivered almonds/pumpkin seeds
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and add milk 1 tbsp at time to reach a thick combined consistency. Roll mixture in your palms and create a ball. Recipe will make 30 medium sized balls. If your hands become too sticky, sprinkle some flour on the palm of your hands and continue to roll. Place protein balls in a container and allow to freeze for 4 hours before consuming. Protein balls can be stored in the fridge up to a week or in the freezer up to 6 months.
Why sprouts? 🌱
They’re a powerhouse for enzymes, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, help digestion, build your immune system, boost circulation & are alkalizing to the body!
I never used to eat sprouts until I started this raw vegan journey & now I make sure to incorporate them every day. 🌱@misohappysprouts
People around the world have known for centuries about the healing power of herbs and spices. Here's the science behind why they are so good for you, and tips for how to get your fill:
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes.
Ginger is well-known for easing a queasy stomach. Studies show it can help soothe morning sickness, as well as nausea from surgery or chemotherapy. And while there's no hard evidence it works, many people take ginger for motion sickness.
► CAYENNE PEPPER:
The capsaicin in cayenne peppers may help reduce your hunger, helping you eat less throughout the day. May help improve your digestive health and reduce your risk of stomach ulcers. Capsaicin has powerful pain relief properties. It relieves pain by reducing the amount of substance P that your body produces.
The American Heart Association recommends using sweet spices like cinnamon to add flavor instead of sugar and other sweeteners. Most Americans eat way too much sugar, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other serious conditions.
With its potent bioactive compounds and other nutrients, garlic may be good for much more than warding off vampires. Treatments with garlic extracts, powders and supplements have been found to significantly lower high blood pressure. In one study of more than 200 people with hypertension, taking daily garlic supplements reduced blood pressure as effectively as the beta-blocker drug atenolol.
❗Important: Some herbs in large doses can cause side effects or interact with medications. Use moderation, and tell your doctor about any herbal supplements you take.
💬You are welcome to share what spices & herbs you ❤ and why.
Smoothies! Are they your thing? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Or do you prefer the beautifully decorated smoothie bowls?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🥝Either way, today on the blog I'm sharing 7 different ways to add protein to your smoothie thing. Protein powders aren't the only way! But if you do go for the protein powder, I'm sharing two types to use, plus my favorite brands. Because let's be honest, it's not easy finding clean protein powders!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍓I'm also sharing the three most important ingredients you should be adding to your smoothie every single day. Do you know what they are?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🙋🏻Okay friends, raise your hand if you love smoothies! And tell me the protein source you love to add or tell me which source you plan to try next. Link to post in profile.
These are LIFE my friends! Macadamia nuts are most definitely something you should treat yourself to improve brain function and keep you full and satisfied! Highlights of this tropical delicacy include having monounsaturated fats (lowers cholesterol and thus, risk of heart disease), protection for nerve cells and brain function (my current research obsession!), and finally, that they contain vitamin B, manganese, cooper, and magnesium to enhance energy and brain cognition (speed and function). Sprinkle them toasted on a salad or Buddha bowl, chop them on top of your yogurt or oatmeal, or simply do like I do and have a delicious midday snack straight outta your hand, enjoying one at a time!
#nutritionalnugget #macadamianuts #wholefoods #healthyeating #brainhealth #healingwithfood
Have you ever thrown an ax before? Despite growing up in the country, last night was my first time. I was honestly scared to death, and when my first throw caused the ax to bounce off the board and come flying back towards me, I had to struggle to keep myself from bursting into tears and walking out before the games even started. To be honest it was more out of embarrassment than fear of personal safety, and I decided that I didn’t want to be the only scaredy cat in the group. So I sucked it up and decided to be brave instead...and went on to score not one but two 🎯, and score the winning point for my team!
Sometimes we get frustrated in our journey to better health, and give up before we even really get started...and a big reason is fear. Fear of change, fear of restrictions, fear that you will fail, and maybe even fear that you will succeed (yes, it’s a real thing), and so many more...in this week’s blog post I’m going to talk about fear and how to overcome it in your AIP journey. What fears do you have surrounding AIP or reintroductions?
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8 weeks from left to right!! I was feeling yuck from summer time over indulging, but was still hesitant to get myself back on track. I wasn’t convinced I was ready, but I got started anyway.
I found myself surprised that by working out only 4 days a week and eating food I really enjoyed that I still got amazing results!! I feel so much better, and I’m excited to get started with another round October 1st!!
If you’re ready to get unstuck, drop an emoji below or dm me for info! Room for 5 more ladies to join us!!
Try this yummy guacamole recipe as a snack before dinner!
⭐️ • 21/2 avocados
• 1 small onion
• 1 clove garlic
• 11/2 ripe tomato
• 1 lime, juiced
• salt & pepper
⭐️ Peel and mash avocados then stir in chopped up ingredients. Chill for half an hour, enjoy!
#rabbafinefoods #recipe #guacamole
Did you know sugar makes you hungry?
Sugar disrupts your hunger hormone ghrelin.
In obese people this hormone may be triggered by sugar and not able to turn off so you feel hungry.
We have all eaten and thought why am I still hungry? Did you eat a lot of sugar? Chances are this hormone may have not turned off. You must admit the average diet has a lot of hidden sugars.
Fasting allows you body to hit the reset button and lets hormones go back to their natural rhythm.
Fasting also starves parasites and allows some of them to die off. They are the ones craving sugar which may be one reason you overeat.
You will notice within the first couple days of a fast the inflammation in your face will go down.
Your brain and gut are wired together. They are not separate. It is said that up to 90% of serotonin your happy feelings is created in your GI track. If your depressed or anxious all the time it’s not in your head. It could be a mix of emotions stuck in the body and your gut telling you very loudly something is wrong.
Fasting can help with depression and anxiety. Fasting gives clarity back to the brain to solve problems.
Fasting has shown to reduce type 2 diabetes. If you are going to attempt this you must speak with a functional practitioner and I would advise having someone watching over you during this process.
On today’s episode: Practicing self-love 🙆🏻♀️
There is this recent ‘movement’ about loving who you are, what you are, what you look like. So many girls posting selfies of their super fit bodies claiming “self love” 🤔
This used to be me when it came to my version of ‘self love’. I counted calories most of my life, worked out and ran 6 days a week, and truly felt good about myself. It’s all I knew.
When you become chronically ill, self love has a whole other meaning. You don’t know how to feel this love and confidence anymore for the body you are living in. It’s broken, it needs your help and there’s no way to really fix it. You have to GIVE it LOVE by not exposing it to chemicals, not eating foods that are processed, sugar filled or GMO. Not pushing it past its limits, letting it rest, and not really caring for what it looks like anymore — you just care for how hard it’s fighting for you. Practicing this form of self love doesn’t come easy, but you learn to see it from the inside out and it’s actually a humbling experience — and one that I feel blessed to know.
So I made my bowl fulla 💜 this morning. Overnight oats (1/2 cup rolled oats + 1/2 can of coconut milk blended with blueberries soaked overnight = life changing!), homemade paleo granola and a swimming pool of almond butter 👌🏼
Happy Sunday everyone 🧘🏻♀️
#selflove #selfcare #brunch #breakfastbowl #humblebeginnings #sibobreakfast #vegan #fitfood #intermittentfasting #wellness #organic #lowfodmap #sibodiet #lymedisease #lyme #sibo #instafood #wellness #foodismedicine #healingwithfood #veganinspo #plantbaseddiet #plantbased #guthealth #healthyeating #foodblogfeed #spoonfeed #veganfoodshare #feedfeed #spoonie
Here are 4⃣ meals/snacks (and 1 drink😉) that’ll pave the way for gains, whether you train in the gym or on the road:
► WHOLE FRUIT SMOOTHIE:
Fruit provides simple sugars that are easy to digest. They’re your body’s preferred source of energy for high-intensity workouts. Try whirling together banana, peanut butter, oats, flaxseeds, and almond milk. Alternatively, go with half an avocado, frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk.
► BANANA WITH PEANUT BUTTER & HONEY
Bananas are mother nature’s power bar: They’re loaded with simple carbs for fuel and potassium, which helps with optimal nerve and muscle function.
Top one off with a serving of peanut butter—or any other nut butter you like. (Just try to stick to the recommended 2Tbsp serving size.) If you want a little sweetness, drizzle a bit of honey.
💚DON’T FORGET ABOUT SHILAJIT!
Increases stamina and energy level. Increases performance at the cellular level. It has well established “Fat Scraping Action” to lower Body Fat and increases lean muscle mass.
► APPLE WITH ALMOND BUTTER & RAISINS
Dried fruit, like raisins, can be a good source of natural simple sugar. The small amount of fiber in the apples and raisins, plus the monounsaturated fats in the peanut butter, will curb your hunger without filling you up—ideal if you aren’t too hungry in the morning.
► NUT BUTTER ENERGY BOWLS:
Making your own “energy balls” is easier than you think. Look for no-bake recipes that include nut butter, protein powder, oats, honey, and maybe some dark chocolate chips.
Who’s meal prepping today?
✨A shaved Brussels sprout salad
✨Sliced beets for dipping in
✨A sweet potato dip from @theblendergirl
✨A batch of my pumpkin pie bliss balls (recipe coming later this week!)
’s pesto turkey meatballs
✨Delicata squash (fall!)
Hope everyone is having a restful and delicious Sunday! #fresherica
A year and two years ago I was wearing this mask all the time! This picture is from spring 2017. I would wear it to save myself from horrible pollen allergies. Not that it made the allergies go away, but it reduced my exposure. I’m reposting this picture because I haven’t had to wear it for a good six months. What changed? I did the intro GAPS diet. I started it in late winter, and by the time the spring allergens were in full swing I didn’t get them anymore! Seasonal allergies are not a “natural” thing humans have ancestrally had. If you get allergies of any kind, it’s a sign of a compromised immune system. This may mean that you have a high toxic load of some kind, or that you have a compromised gut. Not having seasonal allergies was the first major change I noticed from doing be intro GAPS protocol, and a sign that I was on the right path. #guthealth #guthealing #allergies #seasonalallergies #healingdiet #healingfoods #healingwithfood #gapsdiet #introgaps #gapsintro #chronicillness #healingjourney
We met about one year ago on the Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam.
You were chilling in an old applesauce jar and I had just moved to the city.
Monica, who I found on an online buy and sell site the day before, agreed to meet me in the city at 6:30. As I pulled up to the destination, an old bar where she sat drinking a G&T, she greeted me with enthusiasm and began listing all her DO’s and DON’Ts:
Make sure you use pure black tea, no earl grey, no flavours!
The cheap sugar usually works best
Never use metal, it prefers wooden spatulas
And she warned me that you were going to grow. And boy you did!
On my way home I picked up the last of my supplies and placed you in your new glass jar home. You quickly became accustomed to the house, as did we to your slight vinegar smell. The centre of attention of many kitchen discussions and while I almost lost you at first to that fruit fly infestation you’ve soldiered through, making the best damn scoby children a girl could ask for. .
It has been a journey my friend and I’m excited to see where this next year takes us!
Dinner last night 🙌 I love when restaurants can accommodate for the AIP diet. I know exactly what to ask for by now too! I got a steak, butternut squash and spinach all seasoned with just salt and pepper 💗
Shepherds Pie lined up and ready to bake!! 🥘🥘#Keto
Good morning, Shilajit Family! 💙We have all had at least one point in our lives where we have faced the decision of whether we should let go of or hold on to something or someone.
Letting go does not have to mean forgetting. It means releasing something’s ability to affect you in a negative way so that when you are remembering it you are not bombarded with bad feelings.
Can you miss something? Sure, but you are also keeping in mind that you now have room for better, more positive things in your life.
🙏Think of one thing you could let go today. It can be anything that will make a change for you 🙏
📷 Photo by @choisyeon
This is it!! Registration closes tonight at midnight for my next #21daysugardetox
group coaching program. We start prepping on Monday!
Yes, Fall is here 🎃and that means the holidays will be here before we know it. 😬Don’t wait for the new year to reel things in and take control of your health. .
I know I feel so much better when I ditch the sugar and get back to eating only real, whole food. Join my online group and you’ll get all the support you need to experience the benefits for yourself. Go to healthyonhudson.com to sign up! 👆
Wild Blueberry Ginger Smoothie by @fit.lily
😋 1c of frozen wild blueberries, a pitted date, knob of fresh ginger, spinach, hemp hearts, cinnamon, & unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Yum!! 💜
As health conscious people, we want to know what truly can improve our health and what's just hype. Sadly, food companies and marketers are continually claiming that a new health product is the answer.
A new probiotic pill or a super supplement.
We, as people who care about health, are wary of these messages, because we don't know how beneficial these products are.
The safest bet is and always has been food.
Fermented foods like Kefir, for example, is an excellent food to have in your diet.
Kefir has always been a powerful healing food.
It's been with human beings for 100s of years.
It's been researched and proven to improve our health.