sweet potato with lime relish

Now that we’re past the holidays, our bodies need a reboot. Along with bone broth, there are many ways to incorporate healthy, anti-inflammatory foods to your daily menu. While we often plan on making better choices, it can be difficult navigating the grocery aisle. Deciding which foods are better than others for combatting inflammation takes some prior knowledge!

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bone broth

Now that the holidays are behind us – and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – it’s time to get back on track. The increased alcohol and sugar we ate during the holidays has likely created some inflammation within our gut, and it takes some time to diminish. We need to help it along by eating a wide range of vegetables, fiber, clean protein, and healthy fats…

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healthy

Did you overindulge this Thanksgiving? No problem. Let’s work together to get back on track. While there are many ways to reset, I think understanding (on a deeper level) what leads to your cravings and over-indulgence will be the most helpful.

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sushi nori bowl

A delicious salad with detoxifying seaweed, which is rich in vitamins and minerals especially iron, and clean protein to balance blood sugars. A super simple recipe that packs a punch for the days you need a detox. You can add a touch of olive oil and lemon to the salad for a little extra zest!

DETOX SUSHI NORI BOWL
Author: Brown Paper Nutrition
A delicious and mouthwatering salad with seaweed to detox and clean protein to stabilize blood sugar levels
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raw buckwheat, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, arranged in rolls
  • 2 stalks kale, leaves removed and stalks discarded
  • 1 nori sheet, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 yellow capsicum, cut into strips
  • 1 spring onion, white part cut into long thin strip
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame beans, cooked as per packet instructions
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds and 1/2 and avocado to top
Instructions
  1. *Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil.
  2. *Place the buckwheat into the boiling water and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the buckwheat is tender. Pour into a colander and allow to drain. Place a large handful of baby spinach in each bowl to create a base.
  3. *Divide the rest of the ingredients between the two bowls, keeping each ingredient separate so that all of them can be seen and a beautiful contrast of colors can be seen.
  4. *Top each bowl with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh slices of avocado. Enjoy as is or with a dash of tamari.

 

 

The truth is we all want beautiful and radiant skin. Right? Well, the old saying, “You are what you eat” may actually have some truth to it. There are many factors that contribute to glowing skin that everyone strives for, including but not limited to genetics. Often the causes of acne and dark circles are more than skin deep.

 

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IBS, short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is characterized by a cluster of symptoms: gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, mucus in your stool — and often, pain and cramping.

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courtesy of Nectar and Green and Brian Samuels Photography

With a huge surge in popularity over the last several years, nut milk is more and more common on the shelves – and not hidden away in special food stores or health food sections.

For many people with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance, or those who have chosen a vegan diet, alternatives like almond and cashew milk are easy replacements, allowing them to continue to eat the things they enjoy – but without the discomfort that comes with dairy milk.

The makeup of nut milk is actually pretty simple: nut milk is simply filtered water, the nuts or seeds of your choice, and additional flavoring like coconut oil, agave, vanilla, etc.

But what makes nut milk so special?

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collagen

Big benefits to your health are all around you – in little supplements on the store shelves, and even more so in the foods you choose to eat. Just knowing what to consume – and when – can be the difference between feeling just okay…
And feeling your very best!

As we covered in our post about bone broth, natural gelatin (also known as collagen) can have a huge impact on the health of your hair, skin, nails, immune system, and beyond. It has become an integral part of my diet since being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune condition of the thyroid) – and it really helps!

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Ayurvedic

 

Your green-juice-a-day habit just got hotter. I just tried this recipe and am amazed by how filling and delicious it is.

This is from my friends at Well and Good. Here are the benefits to the green juice you are supposed to drink warm:

Meet the Ayurvedic One-a-Day, a green juice/soup fusion from Kye’s Montana in Santa Monica that’s—get this—meant to be sipped warm. Yes, warm.

This healthy concoction ($6), which flies off the menu, “combines the benefits of juice detoxes and soup cleanses and all their nourishing benefits,” explains Kye’s founder Jeanne Cheng, who studied holistic medicine with Ayurvedic doctor Vaidya Mishra. The recipe is his genius.

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bone Broth

With autumn upon us, our bodies naturally crave warmer foods. Who doesn’t love that sensation of hot, hardy food in their belly? It warms you from the inside out, and helps you feel cozy even when the weather outside gets nasty…

But what about physical benefits? How can we treat ourselves to warm, wholesome food that’s also going to provide our bodies with the essentials of good health?

The short answer: bone broth.

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