Mushrooms have long been around as a great cleansing agent. They not only are used in cleansing your systems, but amazing for your digestion among other things. 

I try to add in a mushroom tonic weekly, and you truly can feel the benefits. Mushrooms help ward off the flu( which none of us like), and helps really calm the spirit. There are many types of mushrooms, as Reishi being one of my favorites. They all play an important part in keeping our immune systems balanced, and in tact. Keeping our immune systems strong in the colder months is essential in keeping those colds and flus as bay. I have included a great mushroom tonic below, and it’s not only great for your health, but pretty delicious.  I use a great Gynestemma as the base for this tonic. Gynestemma is great for lowering your cholesterol and immune regulation. 

  • Steep one bag of Gynestemma tea
  • 1/4 tsp. Hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • A few drops of vanilla stevia to taste. You can also try to use raw honey if you prefer. 

Pour steeped tea in the blender before adding the powdered herbs. Blend on high until creamy. Add a dash of cinnamon. 

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Many people these days believe organic food to be healthier for you. An estimated 70 billion has been spent on organic products and the number is growing. 

When it comes to non organic farming, many of the pesticides have been linked to many cancers, and neurodegenerative diseases. Non organic produce has shown to have toxic metals and pesticide residues. This is pesticides you ARE ingesting. 

In a recent study, it has been determined that organic produce had superior nutritional content, and organic tomatoes had shown a 20-30 percent richness in lycopene, and higher levels of antioxidants. When organic strawberries were tested, they had shown a higher nutritional value in terms of antioxidants, and had a richer color than non organic. I’m sure a lot of you are asking yourselves, ” what does organic mean? It really comes down to respecting our environment, and keeping our people healthy. Organic farmers do not use pesticides, fertilizers, growth hormones or GMO’s. Your basically paying more for a higher nutrient product that helps in promoting good health. 

As I feel, organic is the ultimate best. There are some foods that you can get by with buying non organic, but there are the ” dirty dozen”, and these foods are best bought organic. 

  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Snap peas
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Sweet peppers
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes

These are best bought organic. It doesn’t just stop at fruits and vegetables. Meat should be bought organic . They have higher amounts of linoeic acid and higher omega 3 fatty acids. I know it can be expensive to shop organic, but in the long run , it pays for better health. That’s what we all want correct? 

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Hi ladies! It’s pumpkin time, and that means get to baking your favorite pumpkin desserts , but keep it healthy!

I recently checked out the detoxinista.com, and came across an amazing recipe. Talk about yummy! I love making  desserts each fall season. Pumpkin is loaded with tons of vitamins A,C,K, and E. It’s filled with magnesium, potassium and iron.

This is a great recipe to serve at your fall party, or just make for your family to enjoy. I made mine this weekend, and they were a hit.

This recipe fills one 8×8 pan

1/2 cup pumpkin spice

1/2 cup almond butter

1/3 cup honey

2 eggs

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat your oven to 350. Grease your 8×8 Pan with coconut oil or butter. Combine all your ingredients in a medium bowl . Mix well until a smooth batter forms! Enjoy! 

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I want to share with you an amazing product that i feel everyone should be using. It’s the cacao nibs. They are amazing for your health, and delicious at bat. I have recently been using the syrup and adding a little to my morning coffee. It gives your coffee a twist, and is a perfect pairing with your Java.

The benefits of this product are astounding. They have 20 more times the antioxidants than blueberries, and 119 times more the antioxidants than bananas. We all need our immunity, and one of the benefits Of cacao is the immunity boosting love that it gives. It also helps to improve our cognitive thinking, as well as reducing of heart disease. It can also play a huge role in boosting our metabolism. It gives us a load of energy, and increases overall bliss and happiness. Doesn’t it sound perfect? Well it is, and to top it off, cacao nibs are delicious.

This amazing product contains natural chemicals called flavonoids that help with overall balance and good health. You can buy cacao syrup or you can make it with cacao nibs. It’s your choice. It’s such an easy way to good health. 

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Hi Ladies! 

We hear the word relaxation, and I’m sure a lot of you laugh when you hear that word. Many people seem to not get any ” me” time due to the hectic lifestyles we live. It’s not going to be given to us, so it’s very important that we make it. 

I know your thinking there is no way you can make it, but I promise you can. It can be simply of taking 10 minutes to take a hot bath, or 30 minutes to take a short walk. I love playing tennis on the weekends, and I maintain that every weekend. A wine night out with the girls never hurt either. Statistics show that stress over load or what they call burn out will wreak havoc on our bodies and health. It’s apparative we make ” me ” time. 

Stress is such a huge factor in what causes many diseases and ailments. Meditation is a wonderful way to take 10 minutes of “me” time. I have many amazing meditation podcasts that I love. Stress overload can cause high blood pressure, obesity , and heart problems among other things. Take time for yourself. I can’t stress the importance. My favorite way to unwind is watching a great movie with my family and having a good glass of Pinot. We weren’t put on this earth to never take time for ourselves. We have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of everyone else. When we enjoy what we are doing, everything is balanced. Who said Laughter didn’t help stress levels. Laugh every chance you can get. Your heart and health will appreciate it. 

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