Berries are high in antioxidants and help neutralise heavy metals from the body.They are Anti inflammatory, high in fibre, and aid kidney and liver health.
Blackberries help digestion, brain health, weight loss, aid wound healing, great for the cardiovascular system, skin, mental health, and fight infection.
Cherries ( which are not technically classed as berries as they don't have two or more seeds) but this fruit also have amazing benefits of relieving migraines, are naturally diuretic, slows aging, and boost libido.
💜 Breakfast- Papaya Smoothie Bowl. Bananas, dates, lime juice, Papaya & coconut water. Have a wonderful Thursday 🙏🏽😊 -
Papaya is one of the most nutrient dense and healing fruits on the planet. It is extremely high in beta carotene, vitamins C & A, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron. It is a phenomenal fruit for helping to heal any type of digestive disorder such as constipation, acid reflux, colitis, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, celiac’s disease, H.pylori, diverticulitis, indigestion, bloating, flatulence, and stomach upset.
Papaya has a soothing, cleansing effect on the digestive tract and gently removes toxic debris while decreasing swelling and inflammation. Its high nutrient value also provides the body with all the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and essential fatty acids it needs to rebuild muscles, tissues, bones, and organs. @medicalmedium
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Health is about balance. Too much of anything will certainly lead to trouble.
Take care to balance your body, mind and soul. Eat lightly, because, for the most part, we are eating more than we need to. Breathe deeply as much as you can. This will centre and calm your mind. To live moderately is to live in a way that does not stress you out. Spend time with friends and family and don't chase things that don't matter.
Cheerfulness is the start of everything good in your life. Focus on gratitude and your happiness will grow. An interest in life is what gives meaning and purpose to life.
Enjoy life and everything it has to offer. We're all part of a health journey. We're here to help each other.
Join our community and start learning about gut health. Join my Gut Health Gurus group on Facebook. We have 8000+ members who are so kind and supportive to those starting on their gut health journey 💚🙏🏽
You can take the girl out of strategy, but you can't take strategy out of the girl. 😉 Very proud to introduce:
3 SPIRITS & A STRATEGIST: Spirits heal what's holding you back and I help you move forward.
You can check it out now via the link in my bio. 🙏
Special thanks to the legendary @laurenmurphyphotography
for the beautiful pics. 😊
Coconut bowls for everyone. Which fruit do u need in your life ? 📷 @alphafoodie
When your friend gives you parsley... you make quinoa Tabouleh!!! Thank you @ritabeckley
Parsley is a powerful herb to add to your diet to reduce toxic load, combat oxidative stress and add in flavanoids and nutrients. It has wonderful addition to most meals thanks to its neautral flavor.
Can you imagine if everyone had just one tree growing? And shared it around? I long for that vision. Be well. Charmaine xxx
CRADLE CAP | weaning Noah was a long process. I started by dropping his day feeds, then night weaning him. That left breastfeeding during his nap, before bed and when “the sun shines” (highly recommend the book Nursies When The Sun Shines for gently weaning, found it so helpful!). From there I stopped feeding during his nap. After that I stopped feeding to sleep at night. We were left with breastmilk when waking in the morning for a few weeks before finally saying goodbye to milk. Because the whole process took a good few months, he gradually had less and less milk. I was able to see a clear correlation between less breastmilk and the onset and increase of cradle cap. Noah only ever had cradle cap as a newborn for a short period so it was a new symptom. Obviously a very strong sign of yeast overgrowth, and with Noah’s diagnosis of an arabinose overgrowth it seemed to me (and this is my speculation.. we didn’t repeat OAT test post weaning), that his overgrowth was worsening as he was having less breastmilk. Within a week or so of completely weaning his cradle cap exploded. It was thick, scaly and yellow-brown. I have heard that cradle cap can strike when candida dies off, which fits if breastmilk was feeding pathogens. But deep, deep down I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was bad news. Instead, I think breastmilk was keeping his overgrowth at bay and ceasing milk gave his overgrowth a deeper hold. I have also heard that when eating protein in excess, the body converts it to glucose. So there I was, trying my hardest to starve off candida, making it worse by removing breastmilk and leaving him with his only safe food lamb. So scary. Thank gosh it’s 95% gone after 3 months of Pickl-It fermented potato and dosa, and only 1 month at full doses of Pickl-It fermented carrot juice, beet kvass and brown/red onion brine. AND he’s having daily glucose in the form of fermented sweet potato and fermented banana. You can see in this picture there’s only a few flakes left which mostly look like dry peeling skin. This coming Saturday marks 3 months on my sauerkraut and it’s finally ready to consume. Picture me doing a little dance when I crack it open this weekend 💫💫💫
LIVER RESUCE SMOOTHIE .
Whether you’re at work, school, or dealing with kids 24/7, you can take measures to protect and nourish your liver! And, with the information from @medicalmedium
we now know what symptoms are actually a sign of our liver calling out. “Brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, seasonal affective disorder(SAD), irritability, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anxiousness, acne, bloating, and constipation are experiences so common place that you may not even think of them as symptoms of anything underlining - yet they’re often signs of a liver calling out for help.” .
1 frozen packet of pitaya
1 celery stalk
1/2 c sprouts
1/2 cup water
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WHAT ARE YOU MISSING AT OVERCOMING CHALLENGES? 💪
Life without difficulties is impossible. The more important is how do you personally perceive and react to it. Overcoming is a lifelong learning and we have to learn by heart our best strategy for dealing with obstacles.
Which of the 5 points listed above are included in your strategy? Which ones are not?
► Don't concentrate on what you don't have: think of what you have.
What are your strengths? What are you good at? What options do you have?
► Your problems make you grow
Challenges reveal your hidden abilities.
► We all make mistakes sometimes
And we learn from it. Learn what are the principles we adhere to.
► Worrying is a waste of time
It is hard to see the light when you feel blue. Start replacing oppressive emotions with ones that give you joy.
► Translate difficulties into tasks
Analyze the resources you have (time, skills, people), think of a final goal and break it into small achievable tasks.
Challenges are inevitable. Why not take control of them?
30 Days of Thanksgiving-Day 14 I am Grateful that I had time to trim back my roses today.
H A B I T S || Sometimes it’s hard to commit to eating healthy when your going for that 3rd slice of Grandma’s infamous pumpkin pie or the spiked eggnog is flowing OR when we’re telling ourselves “I’ll make a change as part of my 2019 resolution” 😉 I was a resolution queen👸🏾 🙄
Drop an emoji below if you’re one to let it all hang out (more like in your mouth) this holiday season only to regret it come January 1st when you step on the scale or stretchy pants is a new staple in your wardrobe (don’t get me wrong—I love me some stretchy pants). Trust me when I say it’s not my first rodeo! 🐎 And, I’ve felt your pain!
But, this year I’m taking as many of my healthy lifestyle habits right through the holidays and into 2019 with me! 🙌🏾💪🏾 Now it doesn’t mean that I’m not going to enjoy homemade vegan sweet potato pie or a mean slice of vegan chocolate cake with cashew milk ice cream. It’s that I’ve learned how to simplify my habits and still enjoy the nostalgia of the holidays 🦃 🥧 🎄Anyone want to hear my EASY Holiday Habit Hack? (Say that 3 times fast 😂). Comment below or DM me!
What do I do with Chia seeds? 🧐
Chia seeds can be eaten raw, soaked in juice, added to porridge, pudding, smoothies or added to baked goods. You could sprinkle them on top of cereal, yogurt, vegetables or rice dishes.
Because of their ability to absorb both water and fat, they can even be used to thicken sauces and as egg substitutes in recipes.
Did you know?
Jicama can be a great way for diabetics to have some sweet food without worrying about blood sugar fluctuation.
Jicama is an excellent snack to reduce your appetite and curb cravings without gaining any weight or losing any nutritional benefits.
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Now that it is getting chilly out, warm up with Healing Butterfly’s Chocolate Turmeric Golden Milk! The silky, smooth chocolate combined with the spices of our organic turmeric will have you feeling toasty in no time.
Wow! I honestly didn’t expect this sausage, broccoli 🥦 and cabbage stir fry to taste so good. Maybe my taste buds have changed now that it’s Day 3 of the keto challenge (actually 5 days for me) but the cabbage is actually sweet! Made with onions, #brathans
chicken sausage, garlic, red cabbage, broccoli and Italian seasoning. I added a little coconut aminos too. It’s not to late to sign up for the challenge and get a week’s worth of #keto #paleo
friendly recipes. 👍 Link in profile or go to https://healthyonhudson.lpages.co/keto.
Do you need more super mushrooms in your life ? ~
Chaga - antioxidant properties
Reishi - “spirit plant” relaxes the mind and body. Boosts immune system and destroys cancer cells
Shiitake- improves immune system and reduces inflammation
Lions mane - 20% protein, stimulates neurons in your brain and helps with cognition
Cordyceps - increases endurance by supplying oxygen to the circulatory system and lowers cholesterol ~
Turkey tail - boosts immune system. Starves infections associated with cold/flu. Helps people going through chemo patients. Antibacterial and antioxidant.
What mushrooms offer is truly endless. A great company that makes mushroom teas is @foursigmatic
they make a mushroom hot cacao that has reishi mushrooms. With the nights getting colder this is my go to. What’s your fav mushroom 🍄? U can say magic I don’t mind
| Cinnamon Spice Chana Masala 🙌|
This has been my go to lately. A nice fall twist on a traditional Chana masala. It’s quick, simple, nutritions and SO flavourful😋
Here is the recipe that I followed👇
2 minced garlic cloves
1 chopped medium onion
1 tsp grated ginger
2 14oz cans diced tomatoes
4 cups cooked chickpeas
1 cup coconut milk
2 1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
Cilantro to taste
Sauté onions on medium heat with a bit of water to prevent sticking, cook until softened. Add garlic and ginger and cook for about 2 more minutes. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro and cook for about 25 minutes until ingredients have simmered and flavours have combined. I served mine on top of sprouted brown rice that I cooked in coconut milk for extra flavour. Add cilantro to taste.
*note*- I avoid using oil while cooking when possible and instead cook with water. I just add water when needed as I go to prevent sticking
Added benefit of cooking with sprouted brown rice is that it cooks a lot faster. Sprouting aids in the release of nutrients and your body absorbs the full potential of this grain🌱
Where my Salmon Lover At? ☺️
Lightly sautéed Spinach
Steamed white rice
Diced Salmon with cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives!☺️
Absolutely Delis Healthy and so easy and quick to prep:
Rinse rice throughly place it in pan with water covering about 1inch above it, cover with lid , medium-low heat and let it do its thing. In about 10 mins will be ready. Test check? Water is fully absorbed, rice is nice and fluffy.
Spinach: add olive oil to the pans toss in spinach right away stirring to make sure they all get coated, add some himalaya salt, remove from pan when cooked yet still vibrantly green💚😃
Salmon : dice salmon and cherry tomatoes, add olive oil to the pan, add some garlic and sauté for 1 to mins max, add tomatoes, sauté for 5 to 7 mins , add Kalamata olives and then... the star of the show : the good old Salmon.
Stir this deliciousness at low heat add some Himalaya salt and your spices of choice!
Optional final trick ?Drip drip sesame oil and sesame seeds for a sweet Asian twist❤️💦❤️
NoW LetS EaT😋🤤😋
As y’all know, I often share the most intimate details of my hormone health (ex. my menstrual blood was bright red this month🙌🏼) but sharing about mental health definitely doesn’t come as naturally to me. HOWEVER, the more time I spend in the food/health/wellness space, the more I realize that keeping mental health at the forefront of the wellness conversation is so important. So...here goes nothing!
I usually catch a case of the *winter blues* (aka Seasonal Affective Disorder) around this time every year— my symptoms aren’t severe, but they’re definitely depressive and include lack of motivation, lethargy, and loss of appetite...this is supper individual, and I’m not a docta, but here are some of the things I’m doing to improve my mood:
✨First and foremost: THERAPY—I finally sat down today and made the appointment I’ve been meaning to make for months
✨I had fallen off the vitamin D train for the last month or so, but am re-upping and recommitting. The studies are mixed, but some say it can help with seasonal depression
✨I’m getting active; motivation to exercise is a huge issue for me whenever I’m feeling low, but I’m making a point to get out there at least a few times a week
If you’re also struggling, remember that there are resources for ya: I’ve found my last 3 therapists on zocdoc.com, and hotlines like @crisistextline
can be wonderful sources of support💕 sending love and good vibes to you babes #fresherica
Using food to nourish and heal our bodies shouldn’t be complicated. Don’t get me wrong. It’s fun to experiment and create intricate recipes, but the basics can be just as delicious, nourishing, and colorful! 🌱🌈
On my plate: Sautéed kale, sautéed baby bok choy, purple sweet potatoes, and roasted carrots, broccoli, and red onions. #tailoredeating #eattherainbow #roastedveggies #sauteedveggies #veggiebowl
Really good lentil pasta from Sprouts + pesto cravings = Avocado Pesto Pasta⤴️🤗
I found this lentil pasta while strolling through my local Sprouts; once I saw the ingredients (green lentil, kale, spinach, and broccoli) I was so excited about it! Sign me up for any chance to get more greens in my diet👍🏼 It’s called Cybele’s Free-To-Eat Superfood Veggie Rotini @cybelesfreetoeat
—if you can’t find it in stores it’s all over the Internet and they have tons of other kinds too. I typically can’t have beans and legumes too often because they don’t agree with my body at this time but I am definitely able to enjoy them every so often. Another great thing about this brand is that it didn’t upset my stomach the way other brands do. I was a little bloated right after but it was gone the next day! Other brands have known to bloat me and cause discomfort for weeks so I was relieved to find this one didn’t do that! •
I paired the rotini with my Avocado Pesto for an easy way to get a whole lotta liver lovin’ herbs into the body! I chose to use avocado instead of nuts because although it is a source of fat, it provides the body with valuable glucose. I only used half of a small one anyways so this recipe is much lower in fat than most other pestos that use nuts and oils. Besides, the real stars ⭐️ here are the herbs 🌿😉 Recipe:
•Juice of 1 medium/large lemon
•½ small avocado
•1 cup of frozen peas, thawed
•1 ½ cups fresh basil
•½ cup or more of cilantro
•½ cup or more of parsley
•3 cloves of raw garlic
•Pinch of sea salt
Blend everything together in a food processor until pesto-like consistency and top over lentil pasta. I also mixed in arugula, oil-free/sulfur free sun dried tomatoes, red onion, and tomatoes (all really good for the liver), which I highly recommend!
“...2.2 cm with an everted nipple measuring 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.4 cm on a tan-white ellipse of skin...” ✌🏼 #pathologyhumor
✨Not ready for a cleanse yet? Start with Liver Rescue mornings!✨
mornings are designed to gently support your body’s natural detoxification systems.
Your liver wakes up around 3-4AM and starts quietly working for you to detoxify things you were exposed to like airborne chemicals, pesticides on food, prescription drugs, body care products, etc.
1.) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate (👉 swipe for hydrating beverages). Fluids are needed to flush out the toxins your liver has been working on. Lack of fluids will cause toxins to recirculate and be reabsorbed. 🤢
2.) Avoid radical fats before noon. That includes nuts, seeds, oils, coconut, avocado, animal products, etc. Fat shifts your livers focus to bile production for digestion, thereby turning down detoxification.
These are two simple steps to take if you’re not ready for a full on cleanse or if you’re just getting started with dietary changes.
Who’s doing #liverrescuemornings
? Raise your hand! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♀️
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Looking for a delicious and healthy treat? Try out our Raspberry Oat Bar Recipe!
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
⅙ tsp salt
1⁄2 cup butter alternative
1 cup raspberry jam
Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan lined with foil
Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Mix in butter alternative with fingertips to form a crumbly mixture
Bake for 35 mins. (browned). Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of pan. Spread jam to the edge. Cover top with remaining mixture. Serve and Enjoy!
#recipe #rabbafinefoods #oatbar
I'm not even sure what you'd call this... hodgepodge stew? 🤣 All I know is it's definitely comfort food! I threw together a bunch of leftovers: beef bone broth with carrots, steel cut oats, butternut squash. I even threw in some leftover breaded chicken... what the heck! 🤣 the purple thing you see is an Umeboshi plum, touted for its health benefits. I love that the spoonfuls of leftover steel cut oats are almost like dumplings. 😊
A healthy lunch? For sure! Tasty? You bet!
#comfortfood #healthyeating #healthylunch #leftovers #soup #stew #hodgepodge #ibdaid #crohns #healingwithfood
There's a FROG hiding among the leaves!
Can YOU find it? 🌿🐸🌿
It’s World Diabetes Day, so let’s talk about risk factors.
Of the foods pictured in the image above, which do you think has been linked to the highest risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance? Is it the white flour bread, the sugary soda drink, or the processed meat? .
Would you be surprised to learn that it’s not the white bread or the soda? .
The food that has been MOST closely associated with type 2 diabetes is actually PROCESSED MEAT.
What defines processed meat? It is any meat that has been smoked, salted, cured, fermented, or has added preservatives. This includes: salami, sausage, bacon, ham, bologna, cold cuts, deli slices, hot dogs, & chicken nuggets.
Only one 50 gram serving per day (about two slices of bacon/ham) – is associated with a 37-51% increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Now, the white bread and soda are also NOT good for you. Sugar-sweetened beverages are also linked to type 2 diabetes- each 250ml serving increases the risk by about 21%. Refined grains (such as white bread) were not linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes in a recent large review, however other studies showed that a high intake was linked with higher risks of cardiovascular and diabetes.
Another food that clients always ask me about, regarding diabetes risk, is fruit. Multiple studies have looked at this question and not one has found that fruit increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. In fact, the OPPOSITE is true. A 2017 study of more than half a million adults showed that eating fruit was linked to LOWER rates of type 2 diabetes, and to LOWER rates of diabetes complications and premature death in people who already had diabetes. Why would fruit have such positive effects on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Because besides its natural sugar content, fruit is full of fiber, water, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Fiber helps to slow the release of glucose from the fruit into the bloodstream, stabilizing blood glucose levels while keeping us feeling fuller for longer
✅ To lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, fill half your plate with veggies, replace meat with beans, eat fruit and whole grains, and exercise!
Mayo. We go through about a jar (or two!) a week! Evelyn loves putting it on pretty much everything so that she has a dipping sauce.
Buying mayo that doesn’t contain sugar or seed oils, which aren’t allowed on #whole30
, or the #gapsdiet
because they cause inflammation, was getting super expensive. 💰💰 So I decided to make my own. After a few attempts I landed on one that is delicious and cost effective! We are now spending half of what we previously spent, which is great when it’s 7.99 a jar. 🙈
Let’s talk logistics. Maybe mayo is intimidating, you’re worried about the oil and egg emulsifying. That slow oil drip is a patience killer. Trust me I know. Well never fear here is a fail-less, patience-less mayo recipe for you!
1egg & 1egg yolk local pasteurized
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cold pressed avocado oil
-Place egg, yolk, Lemon Juice, ground mustard, salt in a tall wide mouth mason jar (where you can insert an immersion blender). Blend.
-While continuously blending slowly add in avocado oil. About a teaspoon at a time until you reach 1/2 cup then you can pour more quickly in a steady stream.
-As you blend it will go from frothy yellow (making you think you may have scrambled eggs, to a thick creamy white). Then boom, mayo. 💥
Chocolate Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl 🍓🥰🍫
A hearty, healthy high-energy breakfast!
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New stores! We are now in all six Vita Health stores in Winnipeg! 💚20-2188 McPhillips St.
💚710-1615 Regent Ave. West
💚1-3500 Portage Ave.
💚180-2025 Corydon Ave.
💚1-166 Osborne St.
💚19-845 Dakota St.
Stop it @perfectketones
- just stop it! This is hands down the best tasting bar EVER created. It legit tastes like a dessert treat. Perfect balance of sweet and a little hint of salty. I am super glad I ordered 2 boxes when @healthfulpursuit
had the 40% off. Super sad I didn’t order more. These are going to be a staple for me. Thank you for such awesome and healthy products! #perfectketo #keto #ketogenicdiet #lchf #healingwithfood
If you want to level up you will be tested. Facing your pain and struggle is the only way 👊🏼Stress will do quite a number on the physical body!! So I’ve been upping my self-care game. Seeing and feeling changes in my physical body as a result of doing the inner work. Clearer skin, less bloated, slowly gaining energy, and I feel more peaceful. What have I been doing differently? Daily meditation 🧘♀️ Being conscious of my flour and sugar intake - this means I’ve been cutting down on the restaurants which were getting a bit out of control lately!! If I do eat out I ask a lot of questions. But mostly I’m prepping my own food because it gives me control over the quality of ingredients and flavours! High raw fruit and veg intake. That means I eat a salad like this one every day. Fruit every day. Distilled water. Colonic irrigation - life changing stuff!! Regular exercise 5 days a week, even on the days I don’t feel like going. Trusting the process and that my healing is taking place. Resting, cancelling plans, going inward. Reading. Connecting with souls who fill my heart with love and light 💗and most importantly - living in an endless state of gratitude 🙏🏻🕉
#awaken5d #meditation #rawvegan #raw #rawfoodie #plantbased #awakening #woke #wokeaf #eatplants #rawfoodist #eatyourveggies #wholefoods #healingwithfood #healingfood #wholefoodsplantbased #healing #naturopathy #naturopath