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Top 10 Natural Ways To Cleanse Your Lymphatic Syst

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Top 10 Natural Ways To Cleanse Your Lymphatic

Top 10 Natural Ways To Cleanse Your Lymphatic System   The lymph system is a complex drainage system. The lymphatic drainage consists of lymph nodes, vessels, spleen, and thymus. The lymphatic system plays an important role in fighting infections and absorbing excess fluids, fats, and toxic waste material from your entire body. A lack of exercise, iodine deficiency, illness, or digestive imbalances can clog the lymphatic system and cause health issues and diseases. Luckily there are many natural ways to cleanse your lymphatic system and improve skin issues, arthritis, cellulite, headaches, colds, sinus infections, fatigue, cholesterol, digestive disorders, and overall health. Top 10 Natural Ways To Boost A Sluggish Lymphatic System 1. Alternative Therapies ·         Lymph drainage massage: this type of massage stimulates lymph circulation and drains fat, fluids, toxins and other waste products away from your cells. ·         Acupuncture: stimulates lymph flow. ·         Sauna: saunas or steam baths are an excellent way to sweat out toxins and waste material through the skin and cleanse your system.   2. Exercise Regular exercise that involves jumping is the best way to keep your lymph system flowing smoothly. Although jumping up and down is the best way to stimulate lymph flow, any type of exercise will do the trick. While your muscles are moving, they massage your lymphatic system which improves lymph flow.   3. Foods To Cleanse Your Lymph System A healthy diet produces less toxins and waste products, which reduces the chance of a clogged lymphatic system. Try to opt for organic products as much as possible to avoid pesticides and other chemicals. Foods That Promote Lymph Flow ·         Fruits, especially cranberries that help the lymphatic system, bowels and kidneys to get rid of various kinds of harmful toxins, are loaded with antioxidants and many other nutrients. You can find more information about the healing powers of berries in the e-book The Healing Berry Guide which is a must if you want to become healthier from the inside out and get healthy and easy berry recipes that are sure to boost your health. ·

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What Happens to Your Belly Fat and Blood Sugar Whe

What Happens to Your Belly Fat and Blood Sugar When You Eat 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil Daily Coconut oil is presented absolutely everywhere these days, from producing the best movie popcorn to adding shine to your old furniture, and now this: you will significantly shed your belly fat by adding coconut oil to your diet daily. This healthy oil that comes from the humble coconut will give you more toned and slimmer physique. We’ve actually fond the true winner when the respected publications like Dr. Oz and Shape.com are absolutely raving about this oil melting belly fat. This powerful oil is unique because it doesn’t clog the arteries. The lauric acid presented in the oil behaves differently in the human body. Strong anti-oxidant and antibacterial properties are consisted in this saturated fat. The fat cells are breaking down quickly by the enzymes. If you want to cook with coconut oil, it is really flavorful and easy. You can simply substitute olive oil or butter. It is really delicious to bake goodies, roast vegetables in or you can make your own mayonnaise. By replacing the other fats with two tbsp of coconut oil, it is definitely the best things for trimming your waistline. Weight loss

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The Most Powerful Fruit

  The Most Powerful Fruit, Filled With Antioxidants That Has 20 Times More Vitamin C Than Orange Juice, The Liver God…..Its This Tiny Fruit!!!!!!!     Indian gooseberry is one of the most famous plants in the herbal medicine. People from India have been using this amazing fruit for over 5000 years to boost their immune system and rejuvenate their body. The colors are yellow and green and it can grow up to 18 meters. People from all over the world, from different seasons, weather conditions have been using it. Specifically because of its sweet, bitter, hot and sour taste. 1 Amalaki fruit = 20 oranges

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10 Reasons Everyone Should Drink Warm Turmeric Wat

10 Reasons Everyone Should Drink Warm Turmeric Water Every Morning   You should try the following recipe in order to get optimal benefits of turmeric water: Ingredients: - 1 tsp of organic honey - 1/2 tsp turmeric - 8 oz filtered water Instructions: 1. The first thing you should do is to heat the water

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Cancer Killer: Drink This Juice Every Day

Cancer Killer: Drink This Juice Every Day On An Empty Stomach Mother Nature has given numerous cures for diseases and health issues where we only have to use the given opportunity and natural remedies to cure cancer and some other health conditions. We have to make a difference between acidic and alkaline foods as they affect the body because our entire health is affected by what we eat. Many diseases including cancer can be develop only in acidic environment. On the other hand, alkaline environment balances pH levels in the body and maintain your overall health. Alkaline

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALUMINUM FOIL DOES?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALUMINUM FOIL DOES TO YOUR BODY? AFTER READING THIS YOU’LL NEVER DO YOU KNOW WHAT ALUMINUM FOIL DOES TO YOUR BODY? AFTER READING THIS YOU’LL NEVER STOP USING IT! Aluminum foil can be used as a tool for treating many health conditions like rheumatic pain, burns or eye bags. It is also used by the Russian and Chinese traditional healers in their methods. Many studies have proved that aluminum foil is useful for treating the following health conditions: 1.    muscular pain 2.    effects of inflammatory processes 3.    back, neck, arm, leg and joint pain 4.    burns. 5.    postoperative scars Aluminum foil wraps against muscle and joint pain This natural medicine treatment can successfully relieve pain in the neck, back, arms, legs and joints. Moreover, it can be used to treat sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and heel pain. Method: 1.    Using aluminum foil, wrap the painful area on your body. 2.    Use a bandage to fix it well. 3.    Leave it act during the day or overnight. 4.    Even if the pain affects your arms, elbows, knees or legs, wrap the foil around your extremity fastening it with a bandage. 5.    You should do this treatment for 10-12 days before you take a 1- or 2-week break.

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Goodbye Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, Lipids And Tri

Goodbye Cholesterol, Blood Glucose, Lipids And Triglycerides By admin • On March 25, 2016 • In Uncategorized Uncategorized 0

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Homemade Mixture that Will Clean Your Colon of Tox

Homemade Mixture that Will Clean Your Colon of Toxic Waste The Ancient Greek physician said that ‘Death begins in the colon’. Today the modern science has proved that he was correct. More than 50 million people in the United States have bowel issues linked to colon health. While some of the health disorders are minor like headaches, sleepiness, and acne, many others are really serious diseases. They include: - Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Crohn’s Disease - Constipation - Colitis - Acid Reflux

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THIS MAN IS 179 YEARS OLD: ‘MAYBE

THIS MAN IS 179 YEARS OLD: ‘MAYBE THE ANGEL OF DEATH FORGOTTEN ME’! HE SAID   Mahashta Mûrasi is retired cobbler from northern India. He claims that he was born in January 1835 and that makes him the oldest man on earth. In the same time, according to the Guiness World Records he is the oldest to have ever lived. According to Indian officials, the man was born at home in the city of

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You Have About 20 Pounds Of Poison In Your Colon –

You Have About 20 Pounds Of Poison In Your Colon – Here is What You Can Do! The colon has one of the most important roles in the human body. It maintains the water balance in the organism, regulates your immune system and helps in digestive process. For functioning and healthy body, colon is a vital part. The toxic waste will not be removed from the body – it will be absorbed by the wall of the colon, if the colon is not working properly. 24 hours are needed for food to transit through your body. Processed foods that lack of nutrients, fibers and enzymes) slow down the process to 70 hours. The final result of this unpleasant situation is 30 pounds of accumulates waste. Condition called constipation is the most common sign for waste in your body. You have painful or infrequent elimination of the waste material during constipation. Symptoms of toxic colon: Immune system Skin rashes, bladder or recurrent vaginal infections, weak

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Why Baking Soda Is One of The Greatest Things You

Why Baking Soda Is One of The Greatest Things You Could Use. Here Is What You Didn’t Know Baking Soda Could Do The pharmaceutical industry will always deny that something as cheap as sodium bicarbonate can outperform the most expensive pharmaceuticals. There are convincing evidence and a host of supporting theories which suggest that the sodium bicarbonate should be the primary and universal medication for a wide variety of diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Every therapist and the medical expert must use baking soda in the healing processes for a large number of diseases. Sodium bicarbonate is widely used for decades, even by oncologists who would not like that their patients die too quickly due to the excessive toxicity of conventional treatments. Sodium bicarbonate is routinely used because it protects the patients   from the toxicity of chemotherapeutic medicaments and radiation which destroys their kidneys or kills them. Sodium bicarbonate helps to save countless lives. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is portrayed by Arm & Hammer  company, as a basic workhorse medicine for which any professional physician and parent should know about, but also as a medicine which can be routinely used. When combined with other strong fundamental and natural substances such as magnesium chloride and iodine, we can have the holy trinity of medical superheroes ready to make  scientific  miracles.  Sodium bicarbonate is a substance that we should always have on hand, especially in today’s times of economic and health emergencies. It is good to have big supplies of baking soda. Did you know that you can buy 25 pounds of baking soda for less than $ 50? The lack of bicarbonate in the entire world is the most unrecognizable  medical condition despite being extremely common. Problems with acidic pH values (relative lack of bicarbonate ions) take a huge toll on human physiology and the more a person receives sour, the bigger the problem is for cell physiology. Each biochemical reaction is sensitive to the pH value because the enzymes are particularly sensitive to this balance. Our diet plays an important role in maintaining favorable physical pH.  A large portion of modern diet leads to a decrease in pH to the acidic range. PH imbalance interferes with cell activity and cell function, especially if the pH continues to fall. Overly acidic pH leads to cell degradation, which eventually leads to serious health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heartburn. The fact that biological life works best in a non-acidic (alkaline) milieu speaks clearly in favor of the usefulness of baking soda. Baking soda is responsible for transporting oxygen: dilates blood vessels and readily releases oxygen into the tissues, which means that it increases the PH value / alkalinity /. By increasing the pH value of urine, baking soda prevents the crystallization of the urinary tract.

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What Happens to Your Belly F... by Patric De Nooij

What Happens to Your Belly Fat and Blood Sugar When You Eat 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil Daily Coconut oil is presented absolutely everywhere these days, from producing the best movie popcorn to adding shine to your old furniture, and now this: you will significantly shed your belly fat by adding coconut oil to your diet daily. This healthy oil that comes from the humble coconut will give you more toned and slimmer physique. We’ve actually fond the true winner when the respected publications like Dr. Oz and Shape.com are absolutely raving about this oil melting belly fat. This powerful oil is unique because it doesn’t clog the arteries. The lauric acid presented in the oil behaves differently in the human body. Strong anti-oxidant and antibacterial properties are consisted in this saturated fat. The fat cells are breaking down quickly by the enzymes. If you want to cook with coconut oil, it is really flavorful and easy. You can simply substitute olive oil or butter. It is really delicious to bake goodies, roast vegetables in or you can make your own mayonnaise. By replacing the other fats with two tbsp of coconut oil, it is definitely the best things for trimming your waistline. Weight loss

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Easy, Natural Tick Repellent That Really Works

    Easy, Natural Tick Repellent That Really Works   Summer is on its way meaning it Is tick and flea season. Many people see ticks as harmless little blood suckers, but truth be told they hold the possibility for a devastating disease; so lets nip the problem before it becomes a problem.

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Everything You Need For The Garden Is In Your Kitc

Everything You Need For The Garden Is In Your Kitchen (Part 0ne) craftsbyamanda.com   If you're starting a new garden this spring, or just reviving an old one, it doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on tools. Almost everything you need for your garden is in your kitchen! Muffin Tin Grid Maker To plant perfectly-spaced seeds and plants, press a muffin tin into your soil.

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HOW TO FIX YOUR GUT BACTERIA AND START LOSING WEIG

  HOW TO FIX YOUR GUT BACTERIA AND START LOSING WEIGHT   Science is beginning to provide more information about gut bacteria, often called “microbiota,” and its importance in gaining and losing weight. Studies have found that the human digestive system is filled with millions of types of bacteria that have a significant relationship to individuals’ weight. The possibility of changing this bacterial environment could alter how health professionals treat obesity in the future. What Role Do Microbiota Play in Weight? Researchers found the lean individuals possessed significantly more bacteria, and a greater variety of different types of bacteria, in their intestines than heavier individuals. This difference suggested that these bacteria may facilitate the efficient breakdown of nutrients in the body, and they also play a part in helping the body produce insulin that helps to remove glucose from the bloodstream. The inability to efficiently remove sugar from the body is a feature of type-2 diabetes. Studies in mice indicate that these bacteria play a part in the way energy is harvested and stored in the body. Why Is Gut Health So Important?  Optimal gut health has become a prominent focus in 21st century health. Having too many bad critters hanging out in the gut has been linked to numerous problems – including autism, obesity, diabetes, allergies, autoimmunity, depression, cancer, heart disease, fibromyalgia, eczema, and asthma. The links between chronic illness and an imbalanced microbiome (or gut bacteria) keep growing every day. Many scientists have begun to refer to the gut as our second brain, an idea that is reflected in amazing books likeThe Good Gut, Brainmaker, The Microbiome Solution, and The Gut Balance Revolution. Having a healthy gut should mean more to you than being annoyed by a little bloating or heartburn. It becomes central to your entire health and connected to everything that happens in your body. That’s why I almost always start treating my patients’ chronic health problems by fixing their guts first. You can begin to understand the importance of gut health when you consider there are 500 species and three pounds of bacteria in your gut. There are trillions of bacteria in your gut, and they collectively contain at least 100 times as many genes as you do. The bacterial DNA in your gut outnumbers your own DNA by 100 times. You have about 20,000 genes, but there are 2,000,000 (or more) bacterial genes! Altogether, your gut is a huge chemical factory that helps to digest food, produce vitamins, regulate hormones, excrete toxins, produce healing compounds and keep your gut healthy. Intestinal health could be defined as the optimal digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food. But that is a big job that depends on many other factors. For example, the bugs in your gut are like a rain forest – a diverse and interdependent ecosystem. They must be in balance for you to be healthy. Too many of the wrong ones (like parasi

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Chia Seed Face Gel /Serum – Hydrating and Firming

Chia Seed Face Gel /Serum – Hydrating and Firming The magic behind this Chia Seed  Face Gel mask is the insanely high nutritional content of chia seeds, my love for i

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Rice Flour DIY Skin Care – Exfoliating Scrub and M

Rice Flour DIY Skin Care – Exfoliating Scrub and Mask Why use Rice Flour for Skin Care? Ok… I am convinced Rice for Skin Care is the best kept beauty secret! Rice flour is a very nutritious and mineral rich grain. Containing many vitamins and Amino Acids. Rice has the ability to revitalize your skin’s natural glow…its soft texture lightly removes dead skin cells while the amino acids and vitamins nourishes the new fresh skin. On my recent trip through Asia I found that Rice is and has been used by Asians for centuries, for beautiful skin.It is widely used as a whitening and clearing agent in their skin care products.

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Grilled Veg Cous Cous with Zingy Coriander Dressin

Grilled Veg Cous Cous with Zingy Coriander Dressing   The dressing with the nectarines really makes this recipe delicious. It’s easy and quick to make, healthy and delicious. I decided I am going to make more Cous Cous, as it is so versatile and takes only 5 min. And I love it! The key to a great cous cous is some crisp veggies (not overcooked) , something sweet like raisins, nectarines or figs and a healthy creamy dressing. (Or instead of a dressing cous cous can added with the fried veg in a pan and fried with some olive oil and spice.) You can use any combination of veggies that you have available in the fridge, and prepare it the way you like it. Make sure the veg is not overcooked. I grilled some Zucchini in coconut oil with grated fresh garlic and paprika spice. I also added some blackened Tempe. The Creamy Zingy Mustard Coriander Yougurt Dressing makes this really great. You don’t really taste the mustard it just gives this interesting zing to it… Black Mustard is common in Indian cooking and has a range of health benefits from cancer prevention to clear skin. Black mustard seeds are inexpensive and can be found at any Indian spice shop. (You can also make your own wholegrain mustard with it by letting it sit in a beer and vinegar mix for a day.)

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Everything You Need For The Garden part 2

Everything You Need For The Garden Is In Your Kitchen Part 2   Or Use Plastic! Those plastic takeout spoons are easy to rinse and reuse. Paint your spoons according to your mood and stick 'em in your garden. craftsbyamanda.com Open Up A Soda Using a can opener, remove the lid from a soda can like so... Screenshot via YouTube Spray Away Using your favorite colors, spray paint the cans until any logos and text are completely covered. Watch Them Grow! Add soil and seeds into your cans and watch as they sprout in your garden or on your windowsill. YouTube goddess WhatsUpMoms has the full DIY. Screenshot via YouTube  Give Your Garden A Drink Yet another use for empty wine bottles is this self-watering hack. Fill the bottle with water, quickly turn it over and insert it into the soil. This is a great idea if you're going on vacation and don't want to come home to dried up, sad plants. thegardenglove.com Everything And The Kitchen Sink

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Paleo DRIED FRUIT BARS

Paleo DRIED FRUIT BARS

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Paleo ACORN SQUASH WITH WALNUTS & CRANBERRIES

Paleo ACORN SQUASH WITH WALNUTS & CRANBERRIES Here’s a new and delicious way to get your squash fix: instead of stuffing it with sausage or other meats, try a big pile of hearty walnuts and tart cranberries. The nuts give the whole dish a great texture, and the cranberries add little bursts of sweet-tart flavor in every bite: it’s perfect if you typically think of winter squash as bland or flavorless. Unlike meat-based stuffing, this mix is also perfectly fine to feed your vegetarian friends: bring it to a party or potluck and watch it disappear! If you like it a little sweeter, the honey is a great addition (you could also slightly reduce the amount to taste), but the squash is still good without it: the cranberries mellow down a lot in the oven, and the squash has a natural sweetness even without anything added. This dish would be a great side for a lighter main – it would go really well with chicken breast, or a frittata or 

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Valentines Day Smoothie Recipe

Paleo VALENTINE’S DAY SMOOTHIE Did you know that the pomegranate has been a symbol of love and fertility as far back as ancient Greece? If you’re looking for an appropriate Valentine’s Day treat, you couldn’t get much more appropriate – and pomegranates aren’t the only fruit with a story to tell. Other berry meanings include raspberries (kindness) and strawberries (modesty, perfection, and “sweetness in life and character”).

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Solar Powered Plane Completes 3-Day Journey Across

Solar Powered Plane Completes 3-Day Journey Across The Pacific Ocean     On Saturday April 23, 2016 a plane landed in California after a two and a half day long flight across the Pacific Ocean. The plane did not use one drop of fuel and was powered entirely by the sun.

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A House Plant That Can Charge Your Smart Phone?

A House Plant That Can Charge Your Smart Phone?   Think about it: USBs have completely changed the world. File sharing is so much easier and our data storing capabilities much better; we can fit huge amounts of information on these tiny little units and we can charge almost all of our electric devices with them, too. USBs are making our lives easier everywhere we turn and finding their way into many of our everyday items. Now, we may be also seeing them in our plant pots. European start-up Arkyne Technologies is developing Bioo Lite — a little gizmo which, when placed within a plant pot, harnesses the power of photosynthesis to charge smart devices. The system generates electricity using only water, soil, and the energy of any common house plant. Various institutions have been working to develop similar technology for some time now, but this particular iteration is pretty awesome.

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Dubai Is Set To Unveil These Spectacular Floating

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ASIAN MARINATED TUNA WITH SHAVED SALAD

ASIAN MARINATED TUNA WITH SHAVED SALAD Although wild fresh tuna steaks can certainly be on the expensive side, cooking it isn’t complicated at all, making it a perfect contender for a fancy, but easy dinner. The only thing to be careful of will be not to overcook the fish. We like to eat ours rare in the middle, so a quick sear on all sides is all it takes. We recommend going with skipjack, bluefin or yellowfin tuna. This will limit the environmental impact and potential mercury exposure. The tuna steaks here are briefly marinated in an Asian-inspired mixture of olive oil, fresh ginger, coconut aminos, lime juice and garlic. To go along with the tuna is a light salad of shaved carrots, asparagus and cucumbers. The subtle-tasting and simple salad goes very well with tuna, which has similar flavor qualities. Prepare the salad while the tuna steaks are marinating and dinner will be served in no time.   Asian Marinated Tuna with Shaved Salad Recipe  SERVES: 4  PREP: 15 + 30 min.  COOK: 5 min. Ingredients ·         4 tuna steaks, about 6 oz. each

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FRIED FISH TACOS

FRIED FISH TACOS Fish tacos just make us happy. They remind us of sunny days, eating outdoors with great music and a cool vibe. They are also very versatile, tacos in general are, but with fish tacos in particular there are so many different possibilities that it’s impossible to get bored. Before we get to how amazingly tasty these tacos are, first a note on deep-frying the fish. The fish is fried here using coconut oil, but you can also use any other healthy fat that has a high smoke point like lard or tallow. The recipe calls for 1-2 cups of oil, which may seem like a lot, but once the oil cools down transfer it back into its container and save it for another frying recipe. Make sure to use a thermometer when heating the oil, the temperature has a lot to do with the final texture and taste of the fish. Too hot and the fish will cook too quickly on the outside and be raw on the inside, and it can also impart a bitter taste. Too low and the fish won’t crisp up nicely and will be soggy. It’s all made easier if you use a deep fryer, but don’t worry if you don’t own one either. We used a deep sauté pan on the stovetop and the fish turned out perfectly. We just made sure to be extra careful with the hot oil and not to leave it unattended at any time. Now for what to expect when you sink your teeth into these amazing tacos. First, if you choose to make the cauliflower tortillas you are at a great starting point, they add a good sturdiness for all the fixings. Lettuce will work as well if want to make a lighter and quicker meal. The fish has a nice crisp crunch on the outside and is tender and flaky on the inside. The cabbage gives you a nice clean and fresh bite where the Pico de Gallo adds some tang and acidity. Then the spicy mayo rounds it all out with a creamy kick. It’s a perfect meal to just sit back, relax, and smile while you eat. Fried Fish Tacos Recipe

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SPICY GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP

SPICY GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP   Shrimp with a spicy Asian flair are a surefire barbecue hit: dress them up with a little hot sauce, fresh herbs, and jalapeño, and they’re ready to join the party. For this recipe, the marinade optionally calls for 2 tbsp. of Sambal oelek. Sambal oelek is a thick, spicy cooking sauce made with chili peppers and vinegar; the most common brand in the US is made by the same manufacturer responsible for Sriracha sauce (you’ll see the same rooster on the package). If you can’t find Sambal oelek in a store, or if all the brands available have too much junk for your taste, it’s not hard to make yourself: here’s a super-simple recipe with just three ingredients (hot peppers, vinegar, and salt). Or you could just leave it out and have your shrimp a little bit less spicy; the jalapeño will still add some heat to the mix and you’ll still end up with spicy grilled shrimp, just without the Asian accent. Either way, this recipe is perfect for breaking out the grill, whether you’re serving it with a basic summery salad (like this one) or something a little more complicated (say, as a substitute for the shrimp in

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Fifteen previously unknown monuments

  Fifteen previously unknown monuments discovered underground in Stonehenge landscape A groundbreaking new survey of Stonehenge and its surrounds has revealed fifteen previously unknown Neolithic monuments underground, according to a new report released by the Smithsonian Institute. The results show that there is a lot more to Stonehenge than meets the eye. AD Tools to Help Manage and Grow Your Publication Sponsored by Revenue.com It has long been known that Stonehenge was not just an isolated monument in an unspoilt landscape, but was part of a much bigger complex.  This is evidenced by the scattering of mounds, ditches, burials, and other significant monuments, such as Woodhenge, Coneybury, the Cursus monument, and Amesbury Long Barrow, all within a short distance of the famous stone circle. Now a new research project using magnetic sensors to scan landmarks in Wiltshire have found even more evidence of human activity, which have lain hidden underground for thousands of years.

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Orgonite made in silicone muffin moulds

                                                        Orgonite made in silicone muffin moulds                   Orgonite is relatively easy to make.  You will need a few things: Safety equipment: Since you will be working with resins, you will need suitable safety equipment. While cured resin is safe, resin gives off dangerous and volatile fumes during the curing process.  Try to make orgonite outside, or in a well-ventilated area, and keep it away from open flames or any electrical equipment which could cause a fire, since the fumes are flammable. As for safety equipment, you will need a respirator mask that protects you from organic vapours, such as thisMulti-Purpose Respirator.  Don’t compromise your safety – these fumes can cause serious lung problems later

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Build Your Own Chembuster and Take down Chemtrails

Build Your Own Chembuster and Take down Chemtrails! Wilhelm Reich And The Orgonite Cloudbuster The Cloudbuster as designed by Wilhelm Reich did something amazingly well–it absorbed the negative orgone energy that surrounds us and induced rain. It made rain happen. The main trouble with Wilhelm Reich’s Cloudbuster was that because it pulled negative orgone energy from the space surrounding it, the cloudbuster accumulated, and soon became saturated with, negative orgone energy. Because negative orgone energy had a harmful and potentially fatal effect on any human being that touched the device itself, the cloudbuster had to be consistently drained of the accumulated negative orgone energy by either, a) connecting it to a body of running water or, b) connecting it to an orgone accumulator, which soon became saturated itself and began to cause trouble for the human operator of the device. So, this accumulation of negative orgone energy in the Wilhelm Reich Orgonite Cloudbuster is one of the reasons that Wilhelm Reich’s work was not, and has not been implemented worldwide. Wilhelm Reich was beaten to death in an American Federal prison after having all of his books burned… But the main reason his research hasn’t surfaced en masse is because it has been suppressed by those whose “interests” were threatened by Wilhelm’s Reich groundbreaking work. Listen to a recording by Wilhelm Reich addressed to future Humanity   Now let’s change focus briefly, from Wilhelm Reich’s Cloudbuster to the not-so-recent phenomenon known as Chemtrails. You may already know about chemtrails, a global aerosol toxin release program that is happening now in our skies–or you may not. Reich built some massive Cloud Busters. Chembusters are much more powerful in a smaller size. If you don’t know what chemtrails are, just look up in the sky every now and then over the next couple of days, you may just catch one of the unmarked, high-altitude, mystery jets releasing a long plume of toxins, which are different than the quickly dissipating vapor contrails of military jets. Here is a video by Australian Max Egan that explains our global problem of chemtrails very well:   If you’re like most of us, and by that I mean most of us Earth Citizens, you’re really pissed off about this attack on our health, our lungs and our planet, Our Earth. You want to know how to remedy the situation, to fight back back. Write a letter, talk to a representative, ask questions, get the word out, tell everyone you know–these are all options to explore. They will bring results. Over time. Meanwhile, all of us are breathing this stuff–whatever it is they’re releasing–directly into our lungs. Here’s what you can do today to stop the chemtrail madness. There’s a reason for everything, even for why you arrived on this page! Could it be that maybe you’re supposed to build an Orgonite Chembuster? Think about this carefully: each well built Orgonite Chembuster unit clears the sky of chemtrails and produces positive orgone energy simultaneously. For up to 120 miles in all directions if you add extra crystals! Chembuster work instantly and affect the aether for over 100 miles around. Now you understand, just think of the beneficial and positive effect your personal effort will have on everything and everyone around the location of your Orgonite Chembuster–for up to 120 miles.

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STEAK ZUCCHINI BOATS

STEAK ZUCCHINI BOATS   Baked zucchini “boats” make a tasty vehicle for delivering a big pile of roast beef, onions, and peppers straight into your mouth, and they’re not bad-looking, either. If you’re a gardener or know a gardener (or you’re within donation distance of a gardener’s front door…) then you might be overflowing with zucchini at this time of year: this recipe puts a slightly different twist on them so they don’t get boring. This would be a good “transition” recipe for kids who are used to eating junk food: the shape is fun, and zucchini is a pretty inoffensive vegetable taste-wise, but it’s all real food – there’s no imitation anything to keep the expectation of bland carbs alive. If they pick the meat out of the zucchini, well, at least they were exposed to it so there’s a higher chance they’ll eat it next time. Depending on the size of your zucchini, you may not use all of the filling. The amounts here are for medium-small zucchini. If yours run more towards the “definitely-small” side, either buy a few extra or make plans for using the rest of the filling elsewhere (alternately, just pile it on top of the zucchini like an overflowing mountain of deliciousness). If your zucchini could legitimately be confused with a baseball bat, either plan for fewer individual boats or just make more stuffing to go with them. Steak Zucchini Boats Recipe  SERVES: 4  PREP: 20 min.  COOK: 20 min.   Ing

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SIMPLE BEEF SHISH KABOBS

SIMPLE BEEF SHISH KABOBS    These bright kabobs are a grill-season classic – grilling brings out the sweetness of the onions and bell peppers, and gives you a nice charred edge on the vegetables to go with the juicy pieces of steak. Use all different colors of bell peppers for an extra-colorful experience! A quick mustard vinaigrette adds even more flavor, but this recipe is set up for the last-minute planners of the world:  you don’t have to actually let the meat sit in the marinade for any length of time. Just combine and go, no need to wait around for an hour while the beef and the mustard get to know each other’s hopes and dreams. If you want a little more vegetable matter here, you could double the vegetable ingredients, and then either spread out the meat more on each skewer, or make some extra skewers just for vegetables. (The second option is especially good if you’re also feeding any vegetarians). Simple Beef Shish Kabobs Recipe

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What Is Your Tongue Telling You About Your Health?

What Is Your Tongue Telling You About Your Health?    advertisement - learn more Every person’s tongue is unique, with distinct characteristics that reflect their inner health. Ever been to a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor or an acupuncturist and been asked to stick out your tongue? There is a reason for this. TCM believes the tongue is a microcosm of the entire body and will reflect its excesses and deficiencies. The shape, colour, coating, and texture of the tongue can all indicate digestive issues and body imbalances. The gold standard: A normal healthy tongue is pink in color, has a light white tongue coating on it, and is proportionate in size to the mouth. So, what can your tongue tell you about your health? Tongue Colour: ·         A red tongue may indicate heat in the body, such as a fever or a hormonal imbalance that is leading to hot flashes or temperature changes. ·         A purple tongue is a sign that the circulatory system is backed up, perhaps from a major injury or pain condition. There may also be inflammation or infection. ·         A pale tongue is a sign of a deficiency or a lack of energy. This is common with anemia or after a long-standing disease where the immune system is weak. Tongue Coating: ·         A thick coating reflects a more serious condition and poor gut health. ·

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9 Natural Healing Essential Oils

9 Natural Healing Essential Oils To Have In Your Home   Essential oils can do much more than just produce lovely smells to make your home or bath smell pretty. Being highly concentrated oils from herbs, spices, and other plants, they hold some amazing healing properties. Essential oils are wonderful because they are completely natural and often do a better job than their synthetic, chemically-laden counterfeits. If you are interested in essential oils but aren’t sure where to start or which ones to buy, then this list is for you. Here are the top 9 essential oils to have on hand. 1. Lavender Lavender is my all time favorite essential oil. It has a wonderful, floral scent and is an amazing relaxer. It promotes a peaceful sleep and can even relieve headaches. Lavender can also be very beneficial for various skin rashes and can be an effective disinfectant for burns and cuts. For fresh smelling clothes, add a few drops of lavender to some aluminum free baking soda and put it in with your laundry. 2. Clove Clove oil has been used for centuries. Because it contains eugenol, which is a strong antiseptic and anesthetic that can reduce pain and kill germs, clove oil can be applied to teeth to help relieve the pain from toothaches or dental cavities. Clove oil can also tackle odors in the air when diffused, or, when added to a spray bottle with water, can be used to kill germs and bacteria around the house. A drop or two can also be added to a sink full of dishes to help sanitize them. Another amazing property of clove is its ability to kill mold: just add 10 drops clove oil to 100 ml of water, spray onto mold, wait one hour, and wipe off. 3. Peppermint

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Understanding Carbs: The Good, The Bad, & How To M

Understanding Carbs: The Good, The Bad, & How To Make The Right Choices So many diet fads have come and gone that it’s simply impossible to keep up with what’s good and what’s bad. Carbohydrates have been under scrutiny for some time now, with some saying they should be avoided altogether — an opinion supported by claims that they cause obesity and type 2 diabetes — and others, like our own dietary guidelines, saying half of our calories should come from carbs. So who is right? While it’s not as cut and dry as right and wrong, and there are good arguments on both sides, it’s important to understand that the answer is dependent mainly on the individual, since some do better with a lower carb intake, while others are fine eating a lot of carbs. To better understand what’s right for you, you should really understand the ins and outs of carbs in their entirety. What Is A Carb, Anyway? We hear about carbohydrates all the time, especially in relation to how they either work for or against our health and our weight, but do you really know what they are? Carbs consist of molecules that have carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. There are protein and fat, and then there are dietary carbohydrates, which can be split into three main categories. These consist ofsugars, starches, and fiber. What’s The Purpose Of Carbs? We need carbs in our diet because they provide us energy. The majority of carbs get broken down and converted into glucose, which the body can use as a source of energy. This energy can also be stored however, which turns the carbs into fat to be utilized for later use. Fiber, however, works differently. Rather than providing energy directly, the good bacteria in the digestive system can use it to produce fatty acids that our cells can then use as energy. The Difference Between “Whole” And “Refined” Carbs make their way into a variety of the foods we eat, but they’re not all created equal. Whole, or complex, carbs are unprocessed and are filled with the fiber naturally found in the food. Refined, or simple, carbs are processed, and the natural fiber has been removed. Examples of whole carbs include: ·         Vegetables ·

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8 Antibiotics Our Ancestors Used Instead Of Pharma

8 Antibiotics Our Ancestors Used Instead Of Pharmaceutical Pills     In a day and age where we are given a pill for every conceivable ill, it may seem strange to hear someone reject swallowing one down. We have come to believe here in the West that medications are our only option and remedies found in nature mere snake oil. But with big pharmaceutical companies shamelessly trying to make a buck at every turn, it’s important we remember that, long before these pills came to be, people were surviving naturally, utilizing hundreds of years of collected knowledge. The overuse of antibiotics has reached an all-time high, and the results of this uncontrolled experiment are, quite frankly, alarming. Drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” are evolving faster than scientists can keep up with, casting doubt on our future ability to fight off these bacteria. Foods and herbs were once used on a daily basis to guard against infection and disease before the development of pharmaceutical antibiotics in the 1940s, and they continue to be used by natural enthusiasts around the world. Here are some holistic ways to heal without succumbing to pharmaceutical antibiotics, we recommend that you content a Naturopathic doctor, or someone you know is knowledgable with regards to dosage and frequency of consumption, it might be different depending on your illness. Oregano  Popular as a flavoring for your Italian dishes, oregano aids digestion and weight loss. Furthermore, the oil in oregano, Carvacrol, is a natural 

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Secret Health Benefits of Parsley ( Bet You Didnt

Secret Health Benefits of Parsley ( Bet You Didnt Know!)   Also known as ‘Rock Celery’, Parsley has many health benefits and has been used since ages in traditional curative medicines. Parsley is a commonly used culinary spice, especially in continental cuisine. A close relative of celery, parsley will not just add amazing flavor to your food, but also gives you many health benefits. What Makes Parsley a Wonder-Herb? Fresh parsley is available all year round and is an easy herb to grow in pots for your vegetable garden. There are more than 30 different varieties available, but mostly it is used in dried form as a condiment in European and Mediterranean cooking. It’s is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, as well as Beta Carotene. Also, it’s a great source of Folic acid as well as Iron. Parsley oil is excellent for dry flaky scalp and is a great home-remedy to treat hair loss. It’s popular as a natural diuretic, preventing water retention. Also, it’s a natural cure for reducing blood pressure levels and the volatile oils in parsley are natural oxidants. These include limonene, myristicin, alpha thujene and eugenol, and together they nullify the effects of common carcinogens like cigarette fumes. Herbalists also use parsley as an effective holistic cure for ear infections while parsley infused tea is great for healthy digestion, promoting enteric absorption and storage within the liver. Health Benefits of Including Parsley in Your Diet So, now that you know that parsley has some truly magical properties, let’s talk about some of health benefits of this simple herb in detail.   Parsley helps fight cancer! 1.      Fight Against Cancer Along with the antioxidants oils mentioned above, Parsley is also rich in a flavonoid called as apigenin. This particular flavonoid doesn’t just protect against lung cancer, but also prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer.

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5 Reasons You Should Start Eating Ghee

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating Ghee    The key is to eat ghee made from cow’s milk, and also find a pure, organic version that doesn’t include any vegetable fats or preservatives. There are many reasons for Ghee having gained a bad reputation amongst those who are diet-conscious. Yes, Ghee is composed of saturated fats and can lead to obesity if eaten in huge portions. However, the key is to eat ghee made from cow’s milk, and also find a pure, organic version that doesn’t include any vegetable fats or preservatives.  What Are the Health Benefits of Ghee?  Benefit No#1 – Safer and Healthier  Unlike

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Healthy Drink Parsley and Kale Smoothie

Healthy Drink Parsley and Kale Smoothie   Parsley and Kale Smoothie

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Beat the bloat with this cucumber, melon and water

Beat the bloat with this cucumber, melon and watermelon salad This salad is healthy, tasty and light! Whether you are battling PMS or indulged in some greasy delights over the weekend, there are days when you want to eat a meal that helps you fight the bloat and gives you a healthier, happier tummy. Try this scrumptious salad that uses bloat banishing ingredients – ideal as a wonderful appetizer or a meal by itself when paired with a warm soup, served with some freshly baked bread. The Recipe: These days, using both feta cheese and watermelon is in vogue, and this salad uses fresh ingredients that taste as divine as they look in your bowl! While this recipe will serve 4, you can eat it all for a hearty lunch as well. It is best to keep your ingredients chopped and refrigerated, assembled only when it is time to serve. Ingredients you need:

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SPICY SPARE RIBS

SPICY SPARE RIBS What do you do to cut the fattiness of some nice juicy spareribs? Bring on the heat! Adding a Korean-style hot pepper paste to the marinade in this recipe gives the meat a lip-tingling flavor, and leaving everything to sit overnight really gets that heat deep into the ribs without requiring a lot of extra ingredients or work. To give the ribs a really spicy taste, the recipe calls for some gochujang – that’s a type of fermented hot pepper paste from Korea. One caveat though: you almost certainly won’t be able to find a brand of gochujang without soy. Some people will be fine with such a tiny amount of soy as a seasoning, but if you’re very sensitive or doing a strict Paleo challenge, it’s OK to find another brand of hot pepper paste to substitute. You should be able to find a Paleo-friendly brand that has just hot peppers and seasonings (and maybe some citric acid, which usually isn’t anything to be afraid about). With a meal as heavy as ribs, a great side dish would be some coleslaw: make a classic recipe or try it with fruit for a slightly sweeter twist. Alternately, plenty of salads would go nicely with the ginger and the gochujang: what about baby spinach, thin-sliced pears, and walnuts to add a bit of crunch? Or if it’s still warm  enough to grill,

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SALMON TARTARE WITH FRESH HERBS

SALMON TARTARE WITH FRESH HERBS          Tartare is traditionally made from raw beef or horse meat, but over the years tartare has evolved beyond just raw beef and is now made with a variety of other type of meat like salmon, tuna, venison, lamb, goat and many more. Tartare can be a frightening endeavour to some because of its use of raw meat. In this recipe nothing is cooked, it’s all only fresh ingredients combined together. Needless to say that, since you’ll be working with raw meat, it’s really important to make sure to buy the freshest fish and to wash your hands after handling the fish. It’s always better to tell your butcher or your fishmonger about your intentions to prepare tartare. They’ll usually give you the freshest meat in stock and they’ll let you know if it has been previously frozen. It’s a good idea to freeze the fish before doing anything because as it will kill the bacteria on the surface of the fish so that why you wouldn’t want to buy fish that has been previously frozen. You don’t want to freeze any fish or meat twice. If you really don’t like the idea of eating raw fish, you can always cook it for a few minutes before combining all the ingredients, making sure not to overcook it. I’ve done this before myself and it won’t be the same, but it will still taste great. Since everything is raw and cold, it gives this recipe a fresh and light taste that’s unmatched. It’s a great appetizer to serve to friends before a meal. It’s also perfect as a main course alongside a simple salad. I wouldn’t suggest preparing this recipe too much in advance since there’s some lemon juice used that could start actually cooking the fish. If you do prepare it in advance, simply wait at the last minute before adding the lemon juice. What I occasionally like to do is to prepare everything in advance separately and combine everything 15 to 20 minutes before serving since it requires some time in the freezer. As opposed to a ceviche, where a larger amount of lime or lemon juice is used to basically cook the fish, a tartare is completely raw. Here some lemon juice is used, but only for taste. I’ll soon as post a recipe for a great ceviche and you’ll get to see how an acid like lime or lemon juice can basically cook the fish. Salmon is always a fantastic fish to work with. I simply love it and especially when it’s when prepared with a great combination of spices and herbs, as in this recipe.

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TUNA AVOCADO BOATS

TUNA AVOCADO BOATS The following recipe is a perfect example of how to use avocados in a different and original way. Using the avocados as the serving dish makes for such an original presentation. It’s similar to what we did with the guacamole with radish and oranges. The fact that this recipe is eaten directly from the avocado makes it look so much more sophisticated than it really is; especially when considering how quick and simple it is to prepare. I’ve also made a variation using apples instead of avocado, which was just as delicious. It was a bit harder to prepare with an apple, but what you can do is cut out most of the apple flesh, combine it with the tuna salad and then place the mixture back in the apple cavity afterwards. Many tuna salad recipes out there call for canned tuna. It’s the quicker and cheaper option, but I’ve always preferred the taste of a real piece of fresh tuna that I cook myself. Of course, whether you choose to go with fresh or canned tuna, it’s important to go with high-quality, wild-caught tuna. Also, when choosing canned tuna, look for a brand that comes packed with salt and olive oil or water only. As with other seafood, mercury is always something to keep in mind, but it’s not always as bad as most people make it out to be for a few reasons. One of them is that most fish, tuna included, are really high in selenium, which is a mineral that binds to mercury and protects us from its dangers. For this recipe, if you can’t find good quality tuna, you can always go with salmon, which is just as good of an option. Avocados can sometimes be tricky to deal with. If you’re planning on eating them right away, choose them when they’re really dark, almost black but not overly soft. If the avocado is really green and hard, it can take about 2 or 3 days before it ripens to the right level. A ripe avocado should yield to a gentle pressure and the flesh should be a nice green and easily scooped out with a spoon. The best option for this recipe is to get ripe avocados that are almost black in color and that are soft to the touch. It’s also best to prepare these right before eating because avocado flesh that’s exposed to the air quickly takes on a brown color, somewhat like apples do. One solution that that issue is to rub some lemon juice over the avocado flesh. This is a tuna salad recipe that you can always change up by adding different ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers or apples. You’re really free to let your creativity lead you. It’s also a dish that’s high in many important micronutrients, thanks to the avocados that are full of potassium, vitamin E and soluble fiber.

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FISH CURRY WITH BANANAS

FISH CURRY WITH BANANAS   This Thai inspired dish is one that never fails at surprising people. They usually don’t trust me at first when they find out about the combination of these ingredients, but they change their minds as soon as they take a small bite and they discover the amazing flavor profile of this dish. The combination of white fish like tilapia with bananas in a spicy curry sauce is so different from what most people are used to. It’s definitely one of those Paleo dishes that you will prepare time and time again.  This is also a really quick recipe to prepare as fish usually doesn’t take much time to cook anyway. It’s fast, efficient and everyone will ask for more. Also on the plus side, the coconut milk makes it a very rich and filling dish. When cooking with bananas, what you really have to watch for is their ripeness. Basically, you shouldn’t use bananas that are too ripe, especially when cooking curries or stews.  For this recipe, you’ll be looking for bananas that are either under-ripe or just barely ripe, they will hold together a lot better in the sauce and they are also usually less sweet. If your bananas are a tad too ripe, just wait a bit longer to add them with the fish as they’ll need less time to cook and won’t go too soft that way. I used tilapia for this recipe, but you can use just about any kind of white fish. Tilapia is just one of those fishes that I don’t think of using nearly enough when preparing my meal plan for the week.  However, every time I do think of this fish, it often ends up being one of my favorite meals of the week.  Tilapia may have a stronger taste than some other white fish, but it works absolutely beautifully in this recipe. Again, you can always choose your own kind of fish; cod and halibut would be two good options.  As usual when it comes to fish, look for a fish that has been wild-caught. Red curry paste is a prepared combination of curry spices and vegetables. It usually contains vegetables, spices and herbs such as chillies, bell peppers, cayenne pepper, cumin, turmeric and garlic. Look for a brand that doesn’t come with any bad ingredients like vegetable seed oils. You should be able to find a good quality red curry paste in the ethnic section of most grocery stores. The paste adds some great spiciness and heat to the dish. Fish curry with bananas recipe

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MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

MUSSELS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE I previously shared a simple recipe for mussels cooked in white wine among the quick Paleo meals recipe compilation. This one is similar, yet different in its use of a wider variety of fresh herbs and additions like lemon zest to give the final dish a really developed and sophisticated taste. If you’re looking for a great dish to prepare while entertaining people, this is it! Mussels are so easy to cook and once they’ve been properly cleaned, you can have something delicious on the table within 15 minutes. After making this recipe, I realized that I do not cook mussels nearly as often as I should. Perhaps one of the best aspects about mussels in their mild taste compared to some other seafood choices. This is especially a bonus to those who are not seafood fans, as that “fishy” taste is barely present. If you can get past this, the only other thing that may bother you is the texture. I guess it could be best described as a combination of slim and mush, but if you don’t let this get to your head, you’ll find them quite enjoyable. Let’s get back on the topic of flavor. Normally you’d choose to cook something because of how tasty it is, but when cooking mussels, it’s a little more about everything else in the dish that makes for something delicious. In fact, when you really consider it, you may be left questioning why we actually eat them. That is unless, of course, you absolutely love them even when only by themselves. Perhaps it has something to do with how nutritious they are. Other than being a great source of protein, mussels are an excellent source of vitamin B12, iron, zinc and selenium. This type of preparation with wine is quite common when cooking mussels. White wine is a very popular ingredient and this is where we’ll get most of our flavor from. Another popular sauce for mussels time is the tomato sauce. I would say that these are two of the most common ways to prepare the shellfish. Aside from the white wine, I chose a few other simple ingredients to use and improve the taste. Everything that’s used here provide for a great impact on flavor, so in the end, less is more for this combination. I’ll also quickly mention that I’ve left it up to you to decide what form of cooking fat to use. I used ghee and the results were fantastic.Butter would also be a good option if you don’t have some ghee (clarified butter) handy. Prior to jumping into the recipe, I’ll give you some pointers about preparing the mussels ahead of the actual cooking. The first thing to do is to make sure they are fresh. It’s best to grab them at a local fish market. A few hours ahead of serving the dish, remove them from the fridge and toss them into a large bowl filled with ice-cold water and ice. Let them sit for a little while this way, as it encourages any excess sand and dirt to come away from the shells. This will also keep them fresh while you work with them. At this time, you may also notice that any of the mussels that were previously opened may close up. This is good, as it means they’re still alive. Once they have soaked for a while, you’ll need to clean them. Using a small brush (nail brush), brush away any of the excess sand and dirt from the shells. You may also

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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Go 10 Da

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Go 10 Days Without Sugar It has become increasingly common knowledge in recent years that sugar wreaks havoc on our health, leading to such prevalent and serious ailments as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. We are eating more sugar now than ever before, as almost all processed foods are laced with some form of the sweet poison. While once we believed fat to be the culprit for our expanding waistlines, that theory has been proven incorrect, and the obesity epidemic has only worsened since food manufacturers began replacing fat with sugar in all our favourite products. Fortunately the damage caused by sugar can be easily prevented and even reversed. While most diets tend to take months to show results, cutting back sugar consumption can show immediate, positive effects on overall health. In a new study that was targeted towards

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600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant May

600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant May Be The World’s Most Important Herb Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a plant native to southwest India, belongs to the ginger family. Found in a variety of Asian dishes, this herb boasts a number of significant healing potentials. Unfortunately, the medical industry has been dominated by the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the Western world, and we have forgotten how to heal with nature. Many used to deny or even ridicule this fact, but some of the most credible physicians in the world, chief editors of major medical journals as well as other professionals, are now urging the public to open their eyes to the truth. You can read some of the statements they’ve made and see some examples of pharmaceutical fraud in an article we published last month HERE. Sayer Ji from Greenmedinfo explains just why turmeric is so miraculous: Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.  Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body.

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What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body

What Aloe Vera Does In Your Body: Why Egyptians Called It The Plant Of Immortality   Known to the Egyptians as the plant of immortality and to Native Americans as the wand of heaven, aloe vera comes with a wide array of amazing healing properties — some of which you may already be aware. You might even have your own aloe vera plant in your home for those small emergencies like scrapes, cuts, and burns, but did you know that aloe vera is not only limited to topical use and is actually even more beneficial to your body when taken internally? Aloe vera contains over 200 biologically active, naturally occurring constituents which include polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals that promote nutrient absorption. According to The Journal of Environmental Science and Health, aloe vera also possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties that assist the immune system in cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens. But that isn’t all aloe vera juice/gel has to offer.[1] Minerals Aloe vera has loads of minerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper,

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60+ Ways To Use Lemon Peels & Lemon Juice

60+ Ways To Use Lemon Peels & Lemon Juice Around Your Home Through consumption alone, lemons are already recognized by many as a “super fruit” capable of benefiting our health in a number of profound ways. They inherently have vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. They also contain flavonoids, which contain antioxidant and cancer fighting properties. (source) Many of us, myself included, make a conscious effort to include lemons in our daily diet through juicing, salad dressings, and even mixed with water — something that I personally start a substantial number of my days with. But what if I told you that even by taking advantage of this many remarkable benefits we were still merely scratching the surface of this infamous yellow fruit? The infamous Dr. Mercola has put together a wonderful list of over 60 ways you can use lemon peels and/or juice around your house. You can see them in chart format by clicking HERE, or you can alternatively read them below (all written by Dr. Mercola, except for the personal experiences): Deodorizing Garbage disposal: Freeze lemon slices and vinegar in ice cube trays. Place a few frozen cubes down your disposal for cleaning and freshening. Refrigerator: Soak a sponge in lemon juice and let it sit in your fridge for a few hours; it works better than baking soda to remove odors. Room freshener: Simmer a pot of water and add lemon peels, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Humidifier: Add lemon juice to the water in your humidifier, then let the machine run for deodorizing. Breath: Drinking lemon water helps freshen your breath (rinse your mouth with plain water afterward since lemon juice may erode your teeth enamel). Trash cans: A few lemon peels added to your garbage can will help with odors. Personal Experience: Have done this several times since moving into a condo, where odors travel and engulf rooms much quicker. Has definitely worked great, even with the smells of meat from my roommate’s food. Fireplace: Dried citrus peels can act as kindling in your fireplace, adding a wonderful smell and acting as a flame starter. Simply let the peels sit out for a few days before using. Hands: Add lemon juice while washing your hands with soap to help remove stubborn odors like garlic. Personal Experience: I’ve done this to help remove the odor that preparing fresh fish can tend to leave behind on your hands despite several washes with soap. I found it to be very effective in helping to get rid of it and masking it with a much more pleasant smell. Cat box: Place lemon slices in a bowl near your cat box to help freshen the air. Cleaning Furniture polish: Combine lemon oil, lemon juice, and olive or jojoba oil to make a homemade furniture polish. Simply buff with a cloth. Microwave: While I don’t recommend microwave cooking, I realize many people use one. If you have caked on food in yours, microwave a bowl of water, lemon juice, and lemon slices for three minutes. The food will wipe right off. Windows: Lemon juice cuts through grease and grime on windows and glass. Try combining it with cornstarch, vinegar, and water for a phenomenal window cleaner. Hard water stains: Rub a cut lemon on your faucets and shower fixtures. It will remove hard water stains and leave fixtures shiny. Cutting boards: Sprinkle coarse salt on your cutting board then rub with a cut lemon to freshen and remove grease. This trick also works for wooden salad bowls and rolling pins. Coffee maker

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FISH FILLETS WITH MINT AND PEPPER SALSA

  FISH FILLETS WITH MINT AND PEPPER SALSA    I realize that this is more of a summertime recipe, but I just couldn’t wait until summer to share it with you especially since it’s so good during these colder winter days. This is such a fresh tasting and light Paleo meal, everyone is bound to love it, even those who don’t generally enjoy fish. The mint and red bell pepper salsa adds vibrant colors and flavors to the mix. This is quite a different type of salsa; it’s really original and will surely bring discussions to the table. The type of fish you choose to use for this recipe is entirely up to you, but a white fish is more suitable because of its simpler taste. I chose some sole fillets for this one, but you can always change depending on your personal preferences. White fish is usually known for its mild, delicate flavor and won’t distract from any of the other flavors used for the dish. Sole requires very little preparation and cooking time and you wouldn’t want to overcook it. If you’re not a big fan of fish, it’s also possible to replace fish with some chicken. Just remember that chicken takes more time to cook so modify the recipe accordingly. This dish would be amazing served with steamed vegetables, a simple salad or even just on its own. The red bell peppers used in the recipe adds great taste and color to the dish, but is also highly nutritious. For example, red bell peppers are one of the best sources of vitamin C. Those withdigestive issues might have issues with bell peppers though, since they are part of the nightshade family of vegetables. The fresh mint adds a great contrasting and fresh taste to complement the whole flavor profile of the final dish. Fish fillets with mint and bell pepper salsa recipe SERVES: 4   Ingredients

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SHRIMP AND MANGO SALAD

SHRIMP AND MANGO SALAD   I frequently get comments from non-seafood lovers looking for ways to introduce seafood into their diets without making them hate it even more. It’s something that can be very difficult to overcome, but I highly recommend trying to make it work, as seafood is almost essential for a truly optimal diet, given the nutrient density found in most seafood choices. For most, it’s either because of the taste or the texture. I certainly had problems eating seafood in the past, but I’ve learned to love most of it by now. You can often prepare certain seafood varieties in ways that help eliminate the dreaded taste. This following salad is a good example of this, where the many different flavors complement the shrimp. Granted though, shrimp is already loved by most people and is pretty mild tasting compared to other seafood choices like oysters or mussels so it might already be something you love on its own. This salad is actually very similar to one I already have in the cookbook. It has been so popular that I decided to look for some ways to shake the recipe up a little bit. This way, it’s a nice variation for those who already love it, and it’s a good way to get the attention of some newcomers. In this recipe, the mango really gives a great punch of fruity flavor and the avocado brings a great rich texture, making it a little more filling. You’ll see that a very quick homemade vinaigrette is created here in a matter of seconds with lime juice and olive oil. It’s a good idea to get used to creating your own vinaigrettes, because most commercial varieties contain some unwanted vegetable seed oil

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SALMON WITH CHERRY TOMATO SALSA AND ASPARAGUS

SALMON WITH CHERRY TOMATO SALSA AND ASPARAGUS Being able to prepare a very healthy meal in a limited amount of time is something that the majority of people long for (especially when children are apart of the equation). With a lot of experience in the kitchen, I can say that fish is by far the best way to go in order to achieve this. If you pair it up with some easy sides, fish takes no time at all to grill up on the BBQ, or roast in the oven. Aside from the fact that preparation and cooking time is super quick and easy, fish is a a great source of various important nutrients. For example, fish is usually a great source of selenium, which is an essential and much needed nutrient that acts as an antioxidant. Most people need more selenium in their diet. In addition to that, fatty fish like salmon, trout and mackerel are great source of vitamin A, vitamin D and fresh Omega-3 fat, provided they are wild and not farmed. The omega-3 fat is a very important component, important enough to warrant the regular consumption of fatty wild fish. Omega-3 fats are very important to counter-balanceOmega-6 consumption, but it’s usually a good idea to only get it from fresh fish because supplements go rancid very quickly in the presence of heat, light or oxygen and rancid Omega-3 is not a good idea at all. I opted to use salmon for this dish; however, you are not at all restricted to it. Any fish option would work well with this combination. That being said, I would recommend a more strong tasting fish like tuna, or sea-bass. You need to work with something that will absorb the strong flavours and counter them well. If you choose to go with something not as strong like a white fish, I would slightly lessen the amount of lemon and garlic used in the marinade. The cherry tomato salsa compliments the fish very well. This is a really good way to serve fish for people who are not fond of it, as the salsa helps down-play the taste of the fish a little bit. It’s also quite refreshing every time you bite into a juicy tomato. This simple salsa is one I’ve used as a garnish for various types of fish, as well as meat. In fact, it’s best paired up with a meaty piece of steak fresh off the BBQ. This is the same for the asparagus. It’s arguably the simplest way to prepare it, yet it’s more than enough to make it absolutely delicious. Prior to jumping into the preparation work, make sure you read the multiple recipes and instructions over, as time can be saved by preparing one part while another cooks. For example, it’s best to prepare the cherry tomato salsa while the salmon is marinating in the refrigerator.   Salmon With Cherry Tomato Salsa And Asparagus Recipe Serves 4   Ingredients ·         4 wild salmon fillets, skin-on; ·         2 cloves garlic, minced; ·         1/2 tsp sea salt;

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SALMON ARUGULA SALAD

SALMON ARUGULA SALAD It’s very unlike me to not follow a recipe to a “T” when my objective is to be able to share it here with you. I always want to be 100% sure ingredients make sense and portions are exact, otherwise something supposed to be delicious could easily end up being a big flop. That being said, today is a special day, as I have decided to share with you a salad I just threw together for lunch, but it was so amazing I could not help but to try and re-count it here for you. Luckily, since it’s a very simple salad, it’s hard to go wrong. The only part that could be tricky is the dressing. In the summer months I get inspired to use my lettuce and veggies from my home garden. Since my lettuce has been growing out of control, I find myself eating a whole bunch of salads in order to keep up with the supply. Aside from the lettuce, I am also growing Arugula. I don’t have nearly as many plants, so I have been waiting patiently for the day to dig into it and make something really special. Luckily for me, today happens to be that day, so I opted for something tasty and filling, something that would leave me satisfied. Salmon and Arugula seemed like a great combination. While salmon has a really light taste, arugula is really peppery and brings some great punch to the salad. A few weeks ago I purchased a very large wild salmon fillet. Normally I would always buy my fish fresh and eat it right away, but it’s also nice to have something in the freezer that you can grab at when you either don’t have the time to go out shopping, or just simply don’t feel like it. One advantage about freezing fish is that it thaws relatively quickly compared to meat. If you happen to have a day like I have had today and decide at lunch time that you want salmon for dinner, chances are it will be thawed by the time you’re ready to cook it in the evening. You can use pretty much any variety of fish for this salad, as a salad like this is easy to prepare when you have some leftover cooked fish from last night’s dinner. Aside from the arugula and fish, I threw in some artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes and it was a done deal. Just make sure the artichoke hearts you buy aren’t soaking in a liquid made with any bad ingredients. At first I didn’t have a vinaigrette or dressing that would pair up with it. I decided to make my life really easy and use a dressing from the sweet potato salad recipe. Some Paleo mayonnaise, lemon, mustard…a great match for the salmon and arugula. When prepared with fresh and local ingredients, it’s also very nutritious and healthy. Wild salmon is

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TUNA STEAK WITH AVOCADO AND CILANTRO MARINADE

TUNA STEAK WITH AVOCADO AND CILANTRO MARINADE I spoiled myself recently and got my hands on a delicious piece of fresh tuna steak. At the time, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I knew I had a craving that I had to satisfy. I say that I “spoiled” myself because I don’t eat fresh tuna as frequently as I would like to, or more like as much as I should, given the great nutritional profile it provides. I only ever purchase my fish and meat fresh from the local fishmonger or butcher and this always adds to the cost. You can see from the pictures that I used a good sized piece of tuna, but still only large enough for one good portion, maybe two. To put things into perspective for you, that cost me about $22. It’s not such a splurge if it’s just for one, but if you were hosting a handful of people for a meal, it could get quite pricey! In addition to the price, I’ve run into the problem of my local fish market not always having fresh tuna steaks available. Even when they do have them, I’m always quite picky when it comes to whether or not I will actually buy one. Just like meat (and maybe even more so with fish), it is very possible to get a bad cut. As much as I always buy it fresh, you can always run into the problem of it being not so fresh. This is why it’s so important to make sure you frequent a fish market and butcher that is reliable and you trust. I’ve been going to the same place for some time now and I can be assured that I will never be sold something less than perfect. So how can you tell? Well, probably the biggest indicator is color. Tuna should always be a deep pink color, comparable to a ripe grapefruit. If you see hints of fleshy pink, you should stay away. Another good indicator of tuna beginning to go bad is the smell. This is more difficult to determine when you are at the fish market, but as soon as tuna begins to smell “fishy,” you can be assured that it is no longer fresh. Anyways, back to more important things, like how I’m going to enjoy this tuna steak. I came across this recipe that was quite easy and consisted of many of my favorite ingredients, like spinach, avocado and cilantro! The resulting dish is very fresh tasting, thanks to the light tasting tuna and fresh flavors from the ginger, lime and cilantro. The avocado also helps to add some great richness to an otherwise very light dish. Other than being absolutely delicious, this recipe is also highly nutritious. The tuna is a great source of selenium, vitamin B12 and vitamin A and both the avocado and the spinach are also loaded with nutrients. Enjoy this great tuna dish on any occasion where you feel like treating yourself with some of the best flavors nature has to offer. Tuna steak with avocado and cilantro marinade recipe

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SHRIMP IN FRUITY SALSA

SHRIMP IN FRUITY SALSA In my mind, there is nothing better nor easier than whipping up some shrimp when strapped for time. Shrimp is very nutritious, and it is so simple to prepare. On the nutrition side, they are a good source of vitamin B12, iron and selenium. For this dish, I wanted to combine some fruity flavors with great spices. I went to my local fish market, picked up some large shrimp and got to work. I chose cumin and coriander as the two main spices as they complement the fruits and shrimp very well since they are not too overpowering. The lime juice and zest also adds some nice tangy undertones to the whole dish. When cooking shrimp, I never recommend buying them pre-cooked. You may think it will save you time, but it truly does not add much time at all to your cooking and it creates for a much better taste and texture to the shrimp. Oftentimes, when they come already cooked, you will find the shrimp to be quite chewy and rubbery in texture, so buy fresh to avoid this. You can buy them already peeled and deveined to save you time. Also, when preparing this dish, make sure that all the fruit is ripe and bursting with juicy flavors so that the spices do not over power them. Shrimp in fruity salsa recipe Shrimp and marinade ingredients ·         2 tbsp paleo cooking fat like coconut oil or clarified butter; ·         2 tbsp fresh lime juice;

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LEMON AND GARLIC SCALLOPS

LEMON AND GARLIC SCALLOPS Scallop are a delicious mollusk that we tend to easily forget in our everyday cooking, yet it’s easy to prepare and delicious. They are a good source of zinc, selenium, vitamin B12 and phosphorus. This recipe only calls for the most basic of ingredients, yet will leave your taste buds very satisfied. If you don’t consume butter because of the traces of lactose and casein, considermaking clarified butter (Ghee). You can also read my article on the place of dairy on a paleo dietfor a detailed opinion on the subject. The nutty taste of the butter makes this lemon and garlic sauce really stand out. You rarely go wrong with seafood, lemon and garlic. Butter based sauces are always

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BLT ENDIVE BITES

BLT ENDIVE BITES Endive isn’t the most popular vegetable in the grocery store, but once you get acquainted with it, it’s actually a lot of fun and the scoop-shaped leaves make easy and versatile containers for all kinds of other stuff. Try it here as the base for bacon and tomatoes: it’s an easy adaptation of the classic BLT in easy, snack-sized servings. For the tomatoes, white wine vinegar and olive oil make a vinaigrette with a nice light flavor; it’s a little less in-your-face than balsamic vinegar but still vinegar-y enough to contrast with the bacon. This would make a tasty appetizer, and you could even add a vegan option very easily just by leaving the bacon off some of the endive leaves (everything else is totally vegan). But it would also work as a side dish, basically as a substitute for a tomato salad. Try it with

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A Shot Of This A Day Will Keep The Doctor Away

A Shot Of This A Day Will Keep The Doctor Away   We all know that Mother Nature provides incredible ways for us to get our daily dose of nutrients. How amazing is it that wheatgrass juice contains all minerals known to man, as well as vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K? Wheatgrass is extremely rich in protein, and contains an astonishing 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Here Are 10 Reasons To Drink Wheatgrass: 1. Wheatgrass juice contains

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5 Foods & Spices That Can Prevent & Help Treat Dis

5 Foods & Spices That Can Prevent & Help Treat Diseases   We are living in a day and age where the pharmaceutical companies continue to dupe us into believing we need to ingest synthetic medications in order to get better. But did you ever stop to consider that perhaps the best medicine is prevention? Eating whole, organic foods has been found to result in better overall health, keeping a variety of conditions and diseases at bay. But as we all know, sometimes, no matter how good we think we are to our bodies, situations arise that affect our health. Plenty of foods and spices serve as powerful medicines both in terms of prevention as well as healing. Used in ancient medicine long before money became the driving force that led an industry to control our wellbeing, they are buried beneath the advertisements and marketing campaigns of pharmaceutical giants, waiting for you to realize their true, beneficial properties. And while they may not be patented, or have multi-billion dollar human clinical trials to prove they can prevent and treat your ailments, they humbly exist nonetheless. They’re growing in your backyard, sitting on your spice rack, tucked in a drawer of your refrigerator, waiting for you to appreciate them. Here are five examples of foods and spices that can serve you with their medicinal properties just as much as they can with their nutrition and taste. Onderkant formulier 1. Cinnamon

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5 Simple Ways To Cook More On Weeknights Healthier

5 Simple Ways To Cook More On Weeknights Healthier and Save Money.   We all know the value of making our own food, and I think most of us like the idea of having a home cooked meal every night, but despite intellectuallyunderstanding the benefits of cooking for ourselves (and starting each week with the best of intentions), many of us often find ourselves reaching for the phone or the microwave when it comes down to actually feeding ourselves after work. And it’s not that we’re all lazy, or undisciplined (though of course that is the case for some). The problem is that we are disorganized, and the unforgivingly rapid pace of modern life rarely accommodates those who fail to plan ahead. If this sounds like you, or even if you’re someone just looking to enliven your weeknight meals, then the below list should help making real food every night become an (almost) effortless reality. And while the words ‘meal prep’ may send a shudder of anxiety down your spine, I promise: it gets easier with practice. Soon you’ll have a Pinterest-worthy fridge filled with prepped veggies and cooked grains just waiting to be turned into delicious, inventive, and fast meals. Plan It all starts with a plan. Creating a weekly menu plan may sound tiring, even restricting, but it is actually the most liberating thing you can do towards realizing your dinnertime goals. Deciding what to make for dinner when you’ve just come home from work and are exhausted, starving, and rushed is no way to cook. It promotes neither creativity nor healthy choices, and it’s certainly not fun, which means you’re more likely to avoid the whole experience the next time it rolls around (which, unless you are superhuman and don’t require food for extended periods of time, will probably be the same time tomorrow night). Your plan can be as detailed or as cursory as you like, so long as it enables you to organize yourself ahead of time: grocery shopping, meal prep, recipe searching, whatever. This will save you from so much unnecessary stress each night, and allow you to avoid falling into the trap of trying to make healthy choices when you’re feeling desperate. You should be able to come home already knowing what to make for dinner, with everything necessary to prepare it already in your fridge. It also gives you something to look forward to. You planned your menu, so (presumably) you filled it with things you like to eat, or are excited to try. This really doesn’t need to be a chore — it should be fun! I can’t be the only one who loves scoping out (and drooling over) restaurant menus before I ever enter the building; now you can have that experience every night!

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Study Outlines What Coconut Oil Can Do To Deadly

Study Outlines What Coconut Oil Can Do To Deadly Yeast Infections   Coconut oil is one of those super powerful natural resources anyone and everyone can’t stop talking about for its multi-faceted abilities to keep us healthy and happy. A high-burning oil commonly used for cooking in replacement of standard butter, olive oil, and other cooking sprays, it has become the go-to in the cooking world for ensuring your food still has great flavour without having to consume an unhealthy and unnecessary amount of fat. But people don’t just pick it up in the Oils & Spices section of the grocery store. They’re also using it as skin and hair moisturizer, for toothpaste and mouthwash, as a coffee creamer, for wood polish, as an SPF lip balm, makeup remover, diaper cream, shaving cream, deodorant, and more. The list of practical uses is endless — literally. Scour the internet, and you will find1oo-plus uses for the all-natural oil that will have you tossing out your toxic chemical-ridden food, personal hygiene, and various household items for good. And now, this magical oil has one more use to add to the list. While Western cultures seem

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6 Scientifically Proven Features Men Find Attracti

6 Scientifically Proven Features Men Find Attractive In Women.. But..   It’s funny, just the other day I wrote about how we should pay less attention to our physical appearance and work towards letting go of being enslaved by how we look. Then I come across this interesting video about how science has found some interesting links between certain female characteristics and male attraction. It made me think for a second that perhaps there’s no hope; maybe we are just programmed to like certain things. I was glad to find that’s not quite the case. Part of the reason why I wanted to write this is that I figured a lot of people will be exposed to this video, without the benefit of hearing an important perspective along with it. I share that perspective below. One of the best things to come out of the video below has to do with makeup and cosmetics. One thing I always find interesting is our culture’s obsession with cosmetics. It’s an industry created entirely for the purpose of profits with absolutely no necessity involved, and yet it is one of the largest industries out there. Why? Is it because we are programmed as beings to want to be attractive in those ways? Or is it because we have been sold on an idea?

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Take A Look At This Self-Filling Water Bottle That

Take A Look At This Self-Filling Water Bottle That Turns Air Into Drinkable Water    The implications of this technology are huge, especially for regions of extreme poverty where people do not have easy access to clean drinking water. It’s a self-filling water bottle that actually turns air into drinkable water by using the condensation of the humidity which is contained in the air.

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This Is How Your Aura Affects Your Health and Thos

This Is How Your Aura Affects Your Health and Those Around You An ‘aura’ field can be defined as a luminous glow or radiation that surrounds a person’s body, almost like a halo. Ancient depictions of religious and spiritual figures often feature this aura, but today, modern science is discovering that we are all, in fact, surrounded by this type of field, and it can actually affect the way we feel. We know that energy cannot be seen with the naked human eye, which is why attempts to measure invisible phenomena scientifically are often greeted with harsh criticism, but thanks to the groundbreaking work of dedicated scientists from all over the world, the concept of non-material science is starting to become accepted in the mainstream. This refers to the idea that the physical material reality we perceive with our senses isn’t the only reality that’s available for us to study in a modern day scientific manner. “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla Before getting into how our aura can affect us and those around us, I’d like to mention that human thoughts, intentions, feelings and emotions — ‘factors associated with consciousness’ — have been shown to have a direct effect on and correlation to our physical material world. The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual. – Sir James Jeans (“The Mental Universe” ; Nature 436:29,2005) To see a more in-depth explanation of how factors associated with consciousness are intertwined with our physical material

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Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superh

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do   It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various techniques. Some of these techniques, known as siddhis in the yoga tradition (from the Sanskrit, meaning “perfection”), include meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting, psychedelics, and more. In Buddhism, for example, the existence of advanced powers is readily acknowledged; in fact, Buddha expected his disciples to be able to attain these abilities, but also to not become distracted by them. A Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan, Donald Lopez Jr., describes the many abilities ascribed to Buddha: With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body. . . . Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so. (source) Again, there are numerous historical anecdotes of people with, as the Institute of Noetic Sciences calls them, ‘extended human capacities.” Since this article is focused on Buddhist monks, here is another example from the lore as written by Swami Rama in Living with the Himalayan Masters: I had never before seen a man who could sit still without blinking his eyelids for eight to ten hours, but this adept was very unusual. He levitated two and a half feet during his meditations. We measured this with a string,

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Cancer Cure: Soursop Shows Strong Evidence in Stud

Cancer Cure: Soursop Shows Strong Evidence in Studies Cancer has touched many of us in some way. Whether we know of or have overcome cancer ourselves, or know someone who has passed from it, we can all draw some form of intimate connection to the disease. The subject of cures and treatment has been of great debate within the industry as the generally accepted methods of chemotherapy and radiation come with moderately effective results and incredibly tough side effects. The search for alternative cures and treatments  has been ongoing for many years. While many claim they have come up with effective ways to treat the disease, very little seriousness is put towards these claims by mainstream medicine. While we can argue the obvious financial implications to dominant pharmaceutical companies should a more natural and alternative cure be brought forth, it is still important to realize that many claims are made about alternative cures that may not truly work or work in every case. Since many cases of cancer are unique, it’s important to not generalize treatment methods. While mainstream medicine would like to have us believe that alternative cures never work and often lead to death, the truth is current mainstream methods of treatment for cancer often kill a patient faster than if they were not used. While this article isn’t geared towards explaining why, this information can be found quite easily using some credible sources around the internet or medical publications. You can also refer to this article about research fraud. One alternative treatment of cancer that has been used in the past, especially in countries where it grows well, is Soursop. A flowering evergreen tree native to tropical regions, this fruit is said to kill cancer more effectively than chemotherapy drugs and does not produce the same undesirable side effects, but may not be fully clear of any adverse effects. The active ingredient in Soursop that is proving to be effective is called Annona muricata or Graviola. Currently it exists on the market under the brand name of Triamazon but licensing of the product is not generally accepted in all countries

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A Truth About Olive Oil We Should All Know

A Truth About Olive Oil We Should All Know   Olive oil has been around for thousands of years, in fact, olives are one of the oldest known foods. While there is a lot of information on the subject, it is no doubt that the oil extracted from olives is an extremely healthy oil. In fact it is safe to say that it is one of the healthiest oils that is available to us today. With its array of benefits including: anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular, digestive health, bone health, eyesight, anti cancer and many more benefits, olive oil truly is an incredible super food! Most people are aware of the amazing benefits that olive oil provides, but the majority of people are not aware of the adverse properties that the olive oil contains when it is heated. When heated, even at extremely low temperatures all the amazing enzymes and health benefits that the oil contains are destroyed, and in turn the oil itself transforms into a trans fat. This is of the worst types of fats to consume including animal fats. Man made trans fats can increase your ‘bad’ cholesterol and decrease your ‘good’ cholesterol.

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Facts About Bottled Water

Facts About Bottled Water Water is such a sacred thing, and I think people have completely forgotten this. It is probably one of thee most important building blocks to life.

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10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Herbal Teas

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Herbal Teas     What’s the first thing you look forward to in the morning? If you’re like most people, a steaming hot cup of tea is the answer. However, most people drink artificially flavoured teas and add copious amounts of sugar, negating any benefits they might have derived from their morning ritual. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Herbal teas are perfect for anyone looking to improve their health. Herbal teas are derived from a herb, fruit seed, or root. Their exact chemical compositions vary depending on the type of tea, but these drinks are usually full of antioxidants and other medicinal properties that promote health. What are some of these health benefits you ask? Keep reading to find out. 1. Soothes A Common Cold Herbal teas are great for treating a cold. The elder tree herb is one of the most effective, as it possesses decongestant properties. This helps clear nasal passages, reduce a heavy cough, and may even reduce asthma symptoms.

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15 + Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Improve Your Lif

15 + Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Improve Your Life     Just last week I shared a post by Dr. Mercola centred around lemons and the over 60 ways that they can be used around the house to make your life a little cleaner and a lot easier. Today, I’m happy to share another post from Dr. Mercola on another healthy powerhouse: apple cider vinegar. For those who don’t know, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a form of vinegar made from cider or apple must that, when prepared organically, contains something called “the mother,” a cobweb-like substance which has many health benefits when consumed. ACV with the mother present has been fermented slowly and is of the highest quality. Although I had heard about it for years, my first firsthand experience with ACV came a couple of years ago when having a conversation with a close friend about a skin tag I had had on my lower back for quite sometime. At that point I had been using tea tree oil (as recommended by my doctor) but found that it had no effect. My friend suggested that I switch over to apple cider vinegar, an alternative that quickly became the solution after two short weeks. From that point on I was hooked, and I’m now excited to share with you all over 15 ways that apple cider vinegar can be used to improve your life (written by Dr. Mercola): Health Uses 1. Diabetes Vinegar is said to be anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels. It’s thought that the acetic acid in vinegar may lower blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates, which is accomplished either by accelerating gastric emptying or increasing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues. (source) One theory is that vinegar might inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar, thus slowing the conversion of complex carbohydrate into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. This gives your body more time to pull sugar out of your blood, preventing your sugar levels from spiking.  Quite a bit of research supports the use of vinegar as a diabetic treatment as well. One study found that vinegar treatment improved insulin sensitivity in 19 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes and 34 percent of those with pre-diabetes. (source) Yet another study found taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by up to 6 percent by the morning. (source) 2. Heart Health

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How To Put Rheumatoid Arthri... by Patric De Nooij

How To Put Rheumatoid Arthritis Into Remission     In our modern day world, when something goes awry with our health, we often seek the advice of a medical professional to help understand what is going on and how we can treat it. While becoming aware of our ailments is important, the way in which we treat them is just as much so. Health begins with prevention. Remaining aware of what is known to deplete our wellbeing is pertinent. And if you are faced with an unfortunate diagnosis, it’s necessary to understand it to the best of your ability, and acknowledge the factors that could have caused it, otherwise you may find yourself in the same situation again later on down the road. You must also know your healing options. There are many medicinal paths out there, and sometimes the one you are presented with is not necessarily the right one. Here, rheumatoid arthritis is discussed, and you might be surprised at the healing options available to you. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?  Rheumatoid arthritis is defined as a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, frequently accompanied by marked deformities, and ordinarily associated with manifestations of a general, or systemic, affliction.[1] This disorder, which often affects the small joints in the hands and feet, is the result of the immune system accidentally attacking the body’s own tissues, damaging the lining of the joints, and causing swelling that can become so severe that it can lead to bone erosion and deformed joints. Other parts of the body that can be affected are the skin, eyes, lungs, and blood vessels. The Signs and Symptoms RA can be difficult to diagnose, but knowing the factors involved is crucial. Some of the early signs include: fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite, irritated eyes that can even experience discharge, chest pain upon breathing, and hardened tissue in the form of small bumps under the skin on your arms.

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The Best Fermented Foods To Heal Your Gut

The Best Fermented Foods To Heal Your Gut   If you have been trying to figure out the cause of an ongoing health issue such as acne, brittle hair, or dry skin, or even mental health issues such as ADHD or depression, without success, you may be missing a very simple piece of the puzzle. Most people do not realize the important role fermented foods can play in your overall health. A balanced gut is the foundation of health and what you eat directly determines how healthy your gut will be. Fermented foods are the key to a robust digestive system and gut; they balance gut flora and maintain the proper levels of good bacteria in your body. If you consistently experience any of the above health issues or digestive complaints like bloating, constipation, and gas, you may want to consider adding some or all of these five fermented foods into your diet. You can learn about these types of things and how diet and nutrition can transform your body through this free class. Sauerkraut

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Never Ignore These 10 Serious Symptoms

Never Ignore These 10 Serious Symptoms From Your Dog   There are an estimated 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats owned as pets in the United States (2), and estimated 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs owned as pets in Canada. In a survey done by Colin Siren of Ipsos Reid, it was also determined that 35% of Canadian households have a dog, while 38% have a cat (1). What does this mean? That there are a lot of pet owners in North America. I myself am a pet owner and I love my fur babies (Louis and Alvin) very much. Did you know that about 40% of pet owners learn about their pet’s needs through word of mouth (2)? Thats pretty shocking. The moment I brought these babies home, I was proactive in learning more about their breed — the best foods for them to eat, how to groom them properly, and what techniques to use for training. I will admit, however, that since I was the only Shih Tzu owner among my group of friends and relatives, I was forced to do my own research. Recently, I came across an article by Dr. Karen Becker (3), an integrative wellness veterinarian, which every dog owner could benefit from reading. She has a proactive approach to saving you and your pet from unnecessary stress and suffering by getting to the root of the problem before disease occurs. As she puts it: Unfortunately, most veterinarians in the United States are trained to be reactive. They wait for symptoms to occur, and often treat those symptoms without addressing the root cause. Thankfully, she has put together a list of symptoms to watch out for in dogs. Check it out! Loss of Appetite, Weight Loss Often, loss of appetite is the very first sign of an underlying illness in pets. There can be many reasons your dog isn’t hungry or refuses to eat, but not eating can begin to negatively impact his health within 24 hours. And for puppies 6 months or younger, the issue is even more serious. Weight loss is the result of a negative caloric balance, and it can be the consequence of anorexia (loss of appetite) or when a dog’s body uses or eliminates essential dietary nutrients faster than they are replenished. Weight loss exceeding 10 percent of your dog’s normal body weight will be a red flag for your vet. There can be several underlying causes, some of which are very serious.

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Melt In Your Mouth Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Melt In Your Mouth Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With a bit of quick preparation in the morning, this hearty beef brisket recipe will be ready to enjoy by suppertime. Made in the slow cooker, you simply add the ingredients to the crock pot and walk away until dinner. The flavorful, tender meat falls apart and can be enjoyed on its own, in sandwiches, or even on tacos. One day, I hope to have a smoker to cook meats such as brisket. But right now I don’t even have a balcony, so…slow cooker it is. I do love the smell of it cooking in the kitchen throughout the day. And the recipe itself is simple, one of the best for any cooking-challenged people out there. Because of the simple preparation, I spent a little extra money to purchase a higher grade of meat from our local butcher. Locally raised is the way to go in terms of flavor and quality.

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No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars

No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars   Assembled in layers, this dessert combines the bold flavors of chocolate, coconut, and pumpkin. No oven or stove time is required, just a good blender or food processor for mixing together all of the ingredients. The separate layers come together to make a silky, scrumptious guilt-free treat. I love to talk about food with friends, and when someone described a recipe that she saw for Paleo pumpkin bars I knew I had to try them. I had a bit of pumpkin puree left over this weekend after making somedelicious pancakes, so I decided it was time to give the pumpkin bars a try. The bars can easily be split into three main steps: the base, the coconut cream, and the pumpkin layer.   The base combines almonds, dates, and cocoa powder in the food processor to make a sort of dough. The food processor is used in all three main parts to the recipe, so I just gave it a quick rinse in between steps. The dates help to bind the almonds together and the cocoa powder lends a delicious chocolaty flavor to the bars. The layers can be spread out as thick or as thinly as you prefer. I suggest using a bread loaf pan to place the base layer in, but you could also use an 8×8-inch square baking pan if you would like to spread it out more thinly.

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Healthy Halloween Paleo Apple Bites

Healthy Halloween Paleo Apple Bites Paleo-friendly alternatives to Halloween candy are few and far between. The holiday means that candy is everywhere, taking up shelves in the grocery store, being passed out at school, and even shared around the office. Make your own healthy Halloween treats this year at home. No baking is required for these easy apple bites, dipped in decadent dark chocolate and sprinkled with crunchy nuts. This year I have been searching for a healthy substitution for Halloween candy that didn’t make me feel like I was missing out on all the sweetness. I believe these apple bites are the perfect solution for that. You can easily serve them as an appetizer or snack. Dip the apple pieces in melted dark chocolate and then cover with your favorite topping – it really takes no time at all to prepare! And it will keep you from reaching for all those bags of candy. I got inspiration for this treat from caramel apples, as it might be obvious. Making a big batch of Paleo caramel is much more complicated than I wanted to try, so I landed on dark chocolate instead. The tart green apples pair very well with the silky dark chocolate. Use high quality (paleo-approved) chocolate for better results; at least 72 percent cacao. And then of course caramel apples are usually sprinkled with some sort of extra goodies, so I followed suit for this recipe as well.

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Immune-Boosting Paleo Blueberry Smoothie

Immune-Boosting Paleo Blueberry Smoothie This deliciously healthy smoothie is made with blueberries, walnuts, almond milk, and chia seeds, guaranteeing a nutritional boost to your day. Once school goes back into session, the next thing in store is usually shared colds and sneezes. During the start to flu season it’s a good idea to increase your intake of antioxidants to help out the immune system. Blueberries have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants found in any food, and hence this smoothie. It’s a breakfast that both kids and adults can enjoy before rushing out the door in during a busy morning. Blueberries may be small but they have earned the title of superfood. Besides their high antioxidant count, the berries are anti-inflammatory, and high in potassium and vitamin C. They are beneficial to both your brain and heart health. Fresh or frozen berries

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These Earthship Homes In New Mexico Are Off-The-Gr

These Earthship Homes In New Mexico Are Off-The-Grid, Made With Old Junk, And Totally Adorable Homes are havens. We find comfort, solace, well-being, and so much more in our cozy shelters. They are a positive aspect of society, right? The idea of them is, yes, but have you ever thought about how much energy is consumed and how much waste is produced by each and every home on the planet? Traditional modern housing does not take into consideration sustainability. It is about providing us the luxury we so desire without having to think outside the box, relying on public utilities and fossil fuels rather than greener options. However, there has been a serious urge in recent years to wake up to our impact on the environment, leading innovators from all over the world to utilize alternative forms of housing as a means for protecting the planet we live on. One of those ecologically-friendly housing alternatives happens to fall under

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Was Hugo Chavez Right About HAARP & The HAITI Eart

Was Hugo Chavez Right About HAARP & The HAITI Earthquake? Is Weather Even Natural Anymore?    advertisement - learn more Hugo Chavez was the 64th president of Venezuela and a politician for many years before that, and he served as president for 14 years, until his death in March of 2013. The official story is that he died in a military hospital following a severe heart attack, but others have suggested that the United States government may have played a role — an accusation quickly and vehemently denied by the U.S. State Department. Chavez was known for speaking his mind and stirring up controversy, which is one reason why people speculate about his death. His comments regarding the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 were particularly direct; he claimed that the United States Navy induced the Haiti Earthquake using a weather weapon, accusing the United States of “playing God.” A Spanish newspaper quoted Chavez as saying that “the US Navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake off the shore of Haiti. This time, it was only a drill, and the final target is destroying and taking over Iran.” (source) When I first came across this comment about Iran, I was immediately reminded of a similar accusation made by Four Star U.S. General Wesley Clark Made, who revealed plans by the United States to invade several countries — a plan which would end with the invasion of Iran. You can see the video here. This isn’t just crazy talk. Chavez had a long military career, and was well respected in his work. He’s also not the only person to suggest that the United States is, and has been, manipulating and controlling the weather for years. For example, in 2010, then-president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the U.S.’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was responsible for the devastating floods in Pakistan, and that Western countries have been causing drought in various parts of the world, including Iran. According to The Telegraph, Ahmadinejad emphasized that “according to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using equipment to force clouds to dump their water on their continent,” and are “prevent[ing] rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran.” (source) Renowned Pakistani columnist Nusrat Mirza accused the U.S. of artificially causing the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, calling the radiation leaks resulting from damage to nuclear plants the U.S.’s “second nuclear attack” on the Japanese nation. He argued that the March earthquake was artificially caused by the U.S. X-37B spaceplane just six days after it was launched. (source)   Onderkant formulier Weather Modification Is No Conspiracy Theory Weather modification is far from a conspiracy theory, as Professor Michel Chossudovsky, the University of Ottawa’s Emeritus Professor of Economics, tells us in an article he wrote for The Ecologist

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Decades After Chernobyl & Here’s What Radioactivit

Decades After Chernobyl & Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife   In 1986 the largest nuclear disaster the world has ever seen took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. It was the result of a flawed Soviet reactor design along with detrimental mistakes made by the plant operators, both of which were the consequence of Cold War isolation and a lack of safety culture. The disaster resulted in 10 days of meltdowns, explosions, and nuclear fire that injected enormous amounts of radioactivity into the atmosphere, polluting much of Europe and Eurasia. Approximately 400 times more radioactivity was released into the atmosphere than when the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The first atomic bomb exploded 70 years ago in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and since then, more than 2,000 atomic bombs have been tested, and more than 200 small and large accidents have occurred at facilities, both causing more radioactivity to make its way into our atmosphere. Thirty years later, the radioactive cesium from the disaster can still be detected in some food products. Animals, plants,

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The Danger Of Big Pharma’s Silent Hold Over

The Danger Of Big Pharma’s Silent Hold Over The US Government   Lobbying allows special interest groups to control the way laws are shaped and how healthcare policies are both created and enforced. Pharmaceutical companies are some of the richest, most profitable companies in the world. Besides using profits to advertise products and influence prescription-writing target markets, Pharma spends extraordinary amounts of money on patents to protect their profit margins. Some cancer treatments can cost 600 times more in the U.S. than in other countries — and this form of price gouging remains legal in the U.S.1 Unfortunately for consumers, the game is rigged in Pharma’s favour, as they buy this privilege by lobbying government representatives. Lobbying expenditures by the pharmaceutical industry have been increasing every year and hit an all-time high of $273 million in 2009. Monies are used successfully to influence lawmakers and politicians and shape pending legislature. Since 2003, Medicare, the biggest drug purchaser in the US, cannot negotiate drug pricing. As a result, some of the most disenfranchised patients pay high co-pays, and tax payers are forced to cough up billions in taxes to subsidize Medicare drug spending. Another example of how pharmaceutical companies spend their money to influence government, thanks to legislation passed in 1988, can be seen in vaccine manufacturers, who enjoy blanket immunity from lawsuits over any injuries caused by mandatory vaccinations.2 With this kind of protection, Pharma can fast-track vaccines to the marketplace before adverse events become evident, all without worrying that a mistake will cost their stockholders money. If a suit is won in the government-funded ‘vaccine court,’3those cases are sealed so the public cannot see judgements or payouts to victims.4 Pharmaceutical companies also contribute heavily to the campaigns of candidates who eventually return the favor. They

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GRILLED CHICKEN WITH A WARM CHERRY SALAD

GRILLED CHICKEN WITH A WARM CHERRY SALAD THIS GRILLED CHICKEN WITH A WARM CHERRY SALAD TAKES MINIMAL TIME AND EFFORT BUT TASTES AND LOOKS FABULOUS! HELLO GRILLING SEASON! This wasn’t the recipe I had planned for today. I had a nice stir fry post scheduled and ready to publish sitting and patiently waiting but when I made this chicken yesterday I knew I had to share it before Memorial Day. After all you’ll probably be grilling this weekend and this is one of the best and easiest grilling recipes I’ve ever made. Bonus: It’s super easy to increase the amount making it perfect for your BBQ!  I can guarantee that your family and friends would love this dish so much more than the standard Memorial Day fare of hot dogs and hamburgers and it’s just as easy!   Cherries are just now coming into season. As soon as I saw them in the market last week I snatched a huge bag up. They’ve made their way onto this chicken as well as a Paleo flatbread pizza with jalapeños, goat cheese, red onion, and arugula. Oh! They’ve also been churned into my Dark Chocolate Ice Creamthat we ate in one sitting last night…oops. Ice cream doesn’t stick around for long

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Grilled Grouper with Orange and Olives

Grilled Grouper with Orange and Olives A grilled masterpiece for healthy eating in the sweltering summer heat. Savor the season with easy Grilled Grouper, Grilled Oranges, Red Onions and Olives, served with a cool glass of white wine! Big juicy fillets of grilled fish are one of my absolute favorite things to serve in the summer. A tender piece of grilled grouper, slightly charred on the outside, yet moist and flaky on the inside, a fresh cool salad, and a nice glass of wine

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HOW TO MAKE CHEAP CHUCK EYE STEAKS TASTE LIKE RIB

HOW TO MAKE CHEAP CHUCK EYE STEAKS TASTE LIKE RIB EYES Here’s a truth. I NEVER buy expensive steak. Unless Earth Fare runs one of their awesome 2 for $11 filet deals I’m sticking with my chuck eye steaks. At less than $5 per pound you can’t beat them. Plus they’re usually smaller so one per person is the perfect size. This is great for when I want it cooked medium rare and Alex wants his rare.  Now with a little TLC these cheap cuts of steak are amazingly tasty. They are often toted as the “poor man’s rib eye”.  Rib eyes are from the 6th to the 12th rib of the cow and the chuck eye is from the 5th rib. I practically jump for joy when they’re in stock since there’s only two chuck eye steaks per cow. I usually buy all they have and freeze what I don’t use.  Lets talk for a second about how to get the BEST flavor out of these tender cuts of meat. First,

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GRILLED CAESAR SALAD WITH OYSTER CROUTONS

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HOMEMADE PALEO

HOMEMADE PALEO BARBECUE SAUCE   This delicious homemade paleo barbecue sauce will be a great addition on some grilled chicken, steak, or even your sweet potatoes! The sweet and zesty combo is a great paleo condiment that adds just a little taste of backyard-summer-barbecue to whatever you happen to be cooking up that day! Recipe courtesy of Emily Tchen-Tomasino INGREDIENTS Serves 4

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THE PLANT THAT KILLS CANCER CELLS, STOPS DIABETES

THE PLANT THAT KILLS CANCER CELLS, STOPS DIABETES AND BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!   When you think of melon, you probably think of long summer days spent on the beach or porch chewing on sweet, crisp fruit. However, if you’re from the Caribbean or Asia, bitter melon may also come to mind. The strange fruit may look like a lumpy cucumber or a sad gourd, but it’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet. TRADITIONAL USES Bitter melon is typically used for to treat various stomach and intestinal disorders. These include: Upset stomach Ulcers Colitis Constipation Intestinal worms

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Oven BBQ Chicken (Grain-Free, Paleo)

Oven BBQ Chicken (Grain-Free, Paleo) I love grilled meats and vegetables, but when my husband isn’t around to fire up the grill, I prefer to oven-roast my BBQ chicken. Why? Because I’m scared of the grill! I’ve had one too many flare-ups that singed my eyelashes, so I leave the grilling to my husband! Most barbecue sauces contain ingredients that I prefer not to serve at the dinner table, so today I’ve got a homemade BBQ sauce for you as well as an easy method for oven-roasted barbecue chicken. You can use thighs, drumsticks or breasts for this recipe. It’s best to use meat with the skin on, as it holds in the moisture and produces a juicer piece of meat. The sauce can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.  OVEN BBQ CHICKEN (GRAIN-FREE, PALEO) Ingredients For the BBQ Sauce: ·         1 cup ketchup (I used the homemade recipe from my cookbook, The Grain-Free Family Table) ·         1 teaspoon maple syrup

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Why You Should ‘Activate’ Your Nuts & Seeds

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Why You Should ‘Activate’ Yo... by Patric De Nooij

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Why You Should Activate Your Nuts and Seeds

Why You Should Activate Your Nuts and Seeds  And How To Do It   Nuts and seeds are full of nutrients, healthy fats, and fibre, and if they aren’t already a part of your diet, you should definitely consider adding them in. They make for easy, delicious, and satisfying snacks, and can add a huge punch of essential nutrients to otherwise lacking meals and smoothies. Get The Most Out Of Your Nuts If you are eating roasted nuts I urge you to consider switching to raw, dried nuts. Unfortunately, during the roasting process the natural oils in the nuts often become rancid and this can lead to various health concerns. Many companies use cheap oils to roast their nuts as well. To preserve the integrity of your nuts without sacrificing that delicious roasted flavour, you should buy them raw and roast them yourself, making sure to eat them as soon as possible (but waiting for them to cool down before doing so!) Why Should Nuts & Seeds Be Activated?

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Big Pharmas Competition

Big Pharma’s Competition: The Eradication Of Natural Alternatives     Everyone has the simple desire to find happiness within themselves — to find a state of well-being that can be carried throughout their lives. Sara is no different. Sara is a teacher who struggles with mental conditions for which she has been prescribed a bevy of medications. Over the years she has struggled, as most in her situation have, with addiction and the unbearable side-effects of her FDA-approved “safe” medications. Her absolute passion in this life is for the children whom she molds and develops with an unrivaled dedication. As she began to grapple further with the unexpected effects and growing addiction to her medications, she began to see it affecting her ability to be present in her responsibilities, while also stealing her creativity that she so greatly treasured. So when she discovered kratom, which successfully replaced not one, but all of her medications, with zero side-effects, she thanked God for providing this miracle and natural alternative. In a time when much of what Americans thought they knew about themselves and their health has begun to prove unfounded, the ever-present natural and homeopathic alternatives are once again gathering attention. Due largely in part to the continual effort of the pharmaceutical industry, many are unaware that the majority of natural alternatives to the overwhelming amount of different pharmaceutical medications are not only very effective, but in many cases, a far better option. To some this might seem a fantastical claim, yet that is exactly what Americans have been conditioned to think. Big Pharma has been caught in kickback schemes, exposed for bribery, fraud, and price-fixing, and has made it quite clear to the American people that their primary concern is not the health of the nation, but their own bottom line. Yet the pharmaceutical giants march on, increasing their profit with every passing year. To think that this or any other company would not attempt to stomp out competition that threatened to rival their products is just naïve. This is seen in business every day. Yet people seem to cast Big Pharma in a light of righteousness, as if they are some benevolent caregiver providing the country with loving healthcare; as if they are somehow exempt from the cutthroat nature of American big business simply because their efforts are incorrectly seen as a public

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Time To Rethink How & Where We Grow Food

Time To Rethink How & Where We Grow Food     “From farm to plate, the modern food system relies heavily on cheap oil. Threats to our oil supply are also threats to our food supply. As food undergoes more processing and travels further, the food system consumes ever more energy each year.” Danielle Murray Oil is the Most Energy Dense Form of Liquid Fuel More often than not we hear commentators discussing oil in terms of barrels. A barrel of crude oil is 42 U.S. gallons or 158.9873 litres. A barrel of oil contains about six gigajoules of energy. This is equivalent to six billion joules or approximately 1667 kilowatt-hours. This equates to 5.8 million Btu, or British thermal units. This one barrel of oil with its astronomical 6.1 gigajoules of energy has the ability to do the work of approximately 2000 horse

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10 Foods That Don’t Cause Histamine Intolerance

10 Foods That Don’t Cause Histamine Intolerance    advertisement - learn more Histamine intolerance belongs to a group of conditions that are usually overlooked and ignored, although they could be the reason some people feel fatigue or even pain. The purpose of this article is to provide valuable information abut histamine intolerance and what foods you should eat in order to avoid it. What Are Histamines? Histamine is a chemical that occurs naturally in some foods. The chemical is also present in the body, where it is involved with the immune, central nervous, and digestive systems. As a neurotransmitter, histamine sends important messages or signals from your body to the brain. It is also a component of stomach acid, which helps you break down food. You have probably heard the term histamine if you suffer from any sort of allergy, e.g. food allergies, pollen allergies, and many others. You probably used antihistamines to relieve symptoms of your allergy. This happens because the primary role of histamines in one’s body is to cause an immediate inflammatory response. Basically, histamines can be considered red flags which inform your body that something is wrong. What Is Histamine Intolerance? Histamine causes our blood vessels to swell and dilate. In turn, white blood cells rapidly find and attack problem or infection. Since the body contains histamine and some foods are rich in this chemical, it is not unusual for some people to become intolerant. The buildup of histamine in your body can cause itchiness, headaches, and other symptoms that will be discussed below. Histamine intolerance occurs when your body is unable to break down histamine properly. It means, simply, that your body contains excessive amounts of this chemical. Symptoms Of Histamine Intolerance If you experience these symptoms, then chances are high that you deal with histamine intolerance: ·         Headache/migraine ·         Irregular sleeping pattern ·         Hypertension ·         Dizziness ·         Arrhythmia (accelerated heart rate) ·         Difficulty regulating body temperature ·         Anxiety ·         Nausea and vomiting

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Essential Oils Might Be The ... by Patric De Nooij

Essential Oils Might Be The New Antibiotics   Essential oils are nothing new as they can be dated back to the Ancient Egyptians who were using them thousands of years ago as part of the mummification process. They also used aromatic oils in ancient Greece, Rome, China and India for a variety of purposes. Today, essential oils are coming back—in a big way. Much research has been done to show the many positive effects essential oils can have on our health, and it seems as though they hold the potential to help us in some fascinating ways. Fixing The Problem, Not The Symptom Your immune system faces millions of germ, bacteria, viral and parasitic invasions in your lifetime. Every time you touch a door handle, rub your eyes or touch your mouth you are exposed to a ton of pathogens. Your immune system is like a protective barrier that detects and disposes of harmful pathogens every minute of every day. If your immune system is not running at its best, you’ll find that you catch a lot of colds and develop allergies. When we’re in this state, we often look for “fixes” like pills or syrups to help curb the nasty side effects of having a cold. In reality, this is dealing with the symptoms and not the problem. The problem is a low functioning immune system, the symptom is the cold. If we address the problem and care for our immune system adequately, it becomes the best weapon against any pathogen. Studies have shown plant extracts from oregano, cinnamon and chili pepper essential oils help feed the immune system to keep it operating at its best. Think of it like putting the time and energy into building a protective wall around a castle to prevent foreign invaders. When that wall is big and strong enough, it’ll naturally keep most invaders out. When we are stressed, our body releases chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline. When these chemicals are released, your body is no longer concerned about fighting off a cold or gathering proper nutrients through your digestive process. We begin to operate in fight or flight mode. When we operate in this mode over an extended period of time, we stop putting energy into fortifying our castle walls and open ourselves up to foreign invaders. Essential oils can help to fortify our castle’s walls and keep out harmful pathogens. One example of an essential oil that assists with strengthening the immune system is eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is naturally antiseptic, anti inflammatory and it is also an expectorant which means it strengthens the body’s ability to expel mucus from the air passages. (

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How To Detox Your Life In 10 Simple Steps

How To Detox Your Life In 10 Simple Steps     Every single day we are exposed to literally thousands of chemicals. The inconvenient truth is that there are more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States today that have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health or the environment. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and have been proven to have many other adverse health effects, such as hormone disruption. Unfortunately, the regulations for chemicals in the United States are pathetic, at best. They are severely under-regulated and companies continue to keep using them because oftentimes they are much cheaper than their safer alternatives. The good news is, there is a lot you can do in your daily life to drastically reduce your exposure to these toxic chemicals. Here are the top 10 ways to detoxify your life. 1. Change Your Cleaning Products Cleaning products are completely loaded with a slew of toxic chemicals; many contain chemicals that are in fact known to be completely toxic, such as ammonia and formaldehyde. It’s really interesting to think that, even after countless studies have proven something is a danger to our health and it is even common knowledge, these chemicals are still legally allowed to be put in products we use every day. Luckily, consumers are waking up to the potential hazards of chemicals and safer alternatives are becoming readily available. Non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products are easy to find and in most cases work just as well, so you can ask yourself, why wouldn’t you choose this product? You can also make your own products quite simply with many common household ingredients. For more information on which chemicals to avoid and a recipe to make your own cleaner check out Top Spring Cleaning Products And Chemicals To Avoid For Environmental & Health Reasons. 2. Cut Down or Eliminate Your Processed Food Consumption “The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food like products.” –Alejandro Junger This statement couldn’t be more correct; up to 70% of the average American diet comes in the form of overly processed foods. This means foods that have been far removed from their natural state and had unnatural ingredients added such as: high fructose corn syrup, monosodium glutamate, trisodium edta, nitrites, and other preservatives. These foods are designed to provide a sensory overload to the consumer and to also be addictive; this way, the consumer keeps coming back for more. Interestingly, many of these ingredients, so commonly used in food products in the Americas, are banned in other countries, specifically in Europe. Check out this list of 13 Chemicals Used In the USA Today That Are Banned In Other Countries. One has to ask, why the double standard? Again, this is something that as a consumer you have complete control over. You have a choice every time you bring that fork to your mouth exactly what is on it. Choose whole foods more often and whenever you can for you and your family. A whole food is something that has not been removed from its natural state, like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, and organic animal products.

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Beautiful Video by Patric De Nooij

Beautiful Video First Ever Glowing Sea Turtle Found   To me, the ocean has always been a scary place, mostly because I am very aware that 95 percent of it remains unexplored and 80 percent of the ocean floor has not been mapped. This is pretty shocking considering that the ocean makes up 70 percent of the earth’s surface and scientists estimate we still only know about a tenth of the marine life on Earth — which, in my mind, leaves a lot of room for sea monsters and giant squids to be lurking about. So I’m happy to say that one sea creature a marine biologist recently discovered wasn’t scary at all, but quite fascinating! The Discovery Marine biologist David Gruber was in the Solomon Islands on a TBA21 Academy expedition, when he and Markus Raymann, director of their group, discovered the biofluorescent turtle, the Hawksbill. They were taking pictures of coral they already knew were biofluorescent when 40 minutes into the dive a bright red and green ‘space ship’ came underneath his camera: Scientists have only really tuned into biofluorescence in the last ten years, and as soon as we started tuning into it we started to find it everywhere. First it was in corals and jellyfish, then it was in fish, and there it was, this UFO.  Alexander Gaos, director of the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative, said that “Biofluorescence is usually used for finding

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First Vegan Butcher Shop

First Vegan Butcher Shop Opens In The United States     The Herbivorous Butcher opened its doors last week in Minneapolis and it was a huge success. This first-of-its kind vegan butcher shop in the United States was made possible by a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter spearheaded by brother and sister Aubry and Kale Walch. The doors opened last Saturday to a receptive

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Are We More Like Chimps Or Bonobos?

Are We More Like Chimps Or Bonobos?   Many of us wonder what the true state of our human nature is. The question of whether humans are most like Chimps or Bonobos has become a modern analogy and euphemism for the two polar states of humanity. Are we more like the competitive, selfish, hierarchical, and aggressive Chimpanzees? Are we more like the cooperative, selfless, egalitarian, and pro-social Bonobos? Maybe we’re both. Understanding the Human Animal Ecology and ethology provide a simple lens to understand the emergence of cooperative and competitive behaviours in a species, through population ecology. The population size an environment and ecosystem can sustain is known as its carrying capacity. As carrying capacity is reached, populations become self-limited by a lack of resources. Resources may include food, shelter, space, mates, companions, social status, and any other resource necessary for survival. Two broad forms of competition are integrated into the resource limitations imposed by carrying capacity. The competition for resources between species (interspecific); and the competition for resources within a species (intraspecific). Not only have we humans dominated the competition with other species, but by artificially increasing the carrying capacity of our environments and ecosystems to support more and more humans, we have shifted the burden of competition from intraspecific to interspecific — i.e. onto other species, very much to their detriment. However, we are still subject to the forces of competition between humans. In other organisms intraspecific competition is well studied. In animals in particular, increasing intraspecific competition is associated with increasing acts of aggression, violence, murder, cannibalism, and even acts of genocide; social species often form increasingly hierarchical societies with resource partitioning according to social status; the overall “fitness” of a population, i.e. their physical and mental health declines; mortality increases; migration increases, and so does territoriality. The overall effect is population growth slows.

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This Website Only Sells Products That Are Guarante

This Website Only Sells Products That Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime   In this day and age, the notion that any product could last more than a few years, much less forever, may sound too good to be true; however, you may be surprised to learn that many companies actually do still design products that are built to last. Motivated by a desire to help the environment and to put consumers, rather than profit, first, these companies are really paving the way towards a better business model. The fact of the matter is, most products sold today are specifically designed to break down, and as a result we are living in a “throw away culture.” How else is a company supposed to get repeat business? While this is an excellent business strategy, it is extremely inefficient and contributes to the global waste epidemic we are facing today. If you have not yet seen the short video The Story Of Stuff then I highly recommend it as it provides some excellent insight and information in the production and lifespan of many of the products and goods that are being put out today. Some of the information may surprise you. The video is posted at the end of this article. Buy Me Once was founded by Tara Button (pictured above), and it is a website which sells only products that have been made to last. The idea first came to her after she bought ceramic cookware that was guaranteed for life. She thought to herself, “why aren’t more things like this?” After searching the web, she soon discovered a glaring niche needing to be filled: a website that strictly sells products you can use for a lifetime.

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337 Dead Whales In Chile: What The Worst Case Of M

337 Dead Whales In Chile: What The Worst Case Of Mass Deaths Reveals About The Ocean     At the end of last year, 337 sei whales were found beached off the coast of Southern Chile in what researchers are calling one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded. Scientists were able to count 305 bodies alongside 32 skeletons of whales using aerial and satellite photography. As with many other whale beachings, the cause is a mystery, and the fact that this particular incident happened with so many whales simultaneously is concerning, for various reasons. According to Carolina Simon Gutstein, a paleontologist at the University of Chile, “They probably died at sea, we don’t really know exactly where, but they didn’t just die by stranding.” (source) Sei whales belong to the same family as humpback and blue whales — the rorquals family — which is the largest group of baleen whales. What also makes this case unusual is the fact that these whales are almost never seen gathering in large groups. Sadly, sei whales are an endangered species. The last known instance of a mass beaching like this occurred between 1999 and 2001, when about 600 gray whales were stranded on the North American Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico. Scientists remain puzzled as to the cause of these deaths. While we know that whales are extremely intelligent beings, we know surprisingly little else about these creatures. Perhaps there is something we’re missing? I thought it would be a great idea to use this incident to call attention to some other concerning issues that relate to this topic. Military Sonar Testing The United States military has been conducting underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices for some time now. These tests have taken place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico, and are happening now, having commenced in 2014 and set to run all the way to 2019. No definitive link has been established between these tests and this particular case, but that doesn’t mean we should rule it out, and while whales have, admittedly, been found beached before such testing took place, we should at least consider whether this military activity is at least a contributing factor. In any case, it certainly doesn’t hurt to create awareness about it. Sonar testing is, at the very least, doing some real damage. In 2009 Scientific American released an article examining the effects of military sonar testing on marine life, confirming that it can and has lead to both injury and death of marine animals. They also note that these animals make every effort to escape the noise:

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Will The Middle East & North Africa Become

  Will The Middle East & North Africa Become Uninhabitable Because Of Climate Change?    advertisement - learn more Up until fairly recently, our planet was able to maintain a harmonious ecological balance and support diverse forms of life. But human intervention, driven by profit and greed rather than the well-being of the planet, has deeply impacted the earth’s ecosystems, and we may soon be paying the cost of this shortsightedness. Climate changes caused by human activity will continue to increase, and it is the hottest regions of the world which are going to suffer the most for it. Syriahas already been affected by such changes, as evinced by their 2011 crisis. In fact the Syrian crisis that started in 2011 was just the beginning, warn researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia, who have been busy studying the climate change occurring in North Africa and the Middle East. They argue that the Paris climate change agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C, may be too little, too late

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The History & Healing Powers Of Aromatherapy

The History & Healing Powers Of Aromatherapy   In today’s world, there are so many avenues presented to us to help us heal — whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual. And while a trip to a doctor is among one of the first things that comes to mind in terms of understanding your symptoms and then treating them, there’s something incredibly powerful about alternative methods that have been around for centuries. Long before we were given the ability to swallow a simple pill, there was aromatherapy. What Is Aromatherapy? According to The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, it is “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.” In other words, with the use of essential oils from plants, aromatherapy’s purpose is to heal. The essential oils can be extracted from a variety of things, whether it be flowers, seeds, barks, herbs, or roots. While scientific data is still lacking in regards to the correlation between preventing or treating illnesses and aromatherapy, a 

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This Is What Happens To Your Body

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Ingest Okra    “Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” – Egyptian pyramid inscription, 3800 B.C. Abelmoschus esculentus or Hibiscus esculentus, also known as Okra, is a widely used vegetable all over the world. Not many people like it because of its ‘slimy’ texture, but this vegetable is loaded with a number of health benefits that will probably have you considering adding it into your diet if you are passionate about your health. Okra originated in Egypt, and people have been growing it since the 12th century. It

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DID YOU KNOW? MANY MYSTERY INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOO

  DID YOU KNOW? MANY MYSTERY INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOODS ARE OFTEN INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS?    When you look at something as simple as the ingredients that many fast foods contain, you can really see what’s more important: profit over people. Common things like MSG and High Fructose Corn Syrup, should not even be considered food, but rather industrial chemicals, because that is what they are. I read this article on Natural News today, and I wasn’t shocked, but I do think that this is something that everyone should know. ‘It is only in the past several decades that the abundance of toxic chemical ingredients in food, have made the consequences of dietary indulgences so lethal. In order to boost profits, food purveyors use chemicals which have a similar effect to the tobacco industry’s addition of nicotine to tobacco, making a substance at once more addictive and more deadly.’ Mystery Ingredient #1

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10 FACTS ABOUT WATER FLUORIDATION EVERYONE SHOULD

  10 FACTS ABOUT WATER FLUORIDATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW     Water fluoridation may very well be one of the biggest medical related frauds of our history. It’s right up there with what we have been told about cancer, nutrition, AIDS etc. Here are 10 facts everyone should know about water fluoridation and why we should not be ingesting fluoride in our water. Also be sure to check out our short documentary on Fluoride.

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8 REASONS TO DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF COCA-COLA

8 REASONS TO DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF COCA-COLA

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11 WAYS MAGNESIUM HELPS YOUR MIND & BODY

11 WAYS MAGNESIUM HELPS YOUR MIND & BODY     I have been looking into nutrient defficiencies lately and came across Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function. It also plays a key role in keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones.(Don’t rely on milk for strong bones, find out why here.) Magnesium is also a key ingredient in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. If one were to have a magnesium deficiency, they might experience muscle spasms, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, migraines, osteoporosis, and cerebral infarction. So if any of these symptoms are showing up within your body, it might be worth having a look at a magnseium deficiency.  advertisement -

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ALL DAY ENERGY CHERRY MINT TURKEY BALLS

ALL DAY ENERGY CHERRY MINT TURKEY BALLS Turkey is a great source of protein and high-quality fat. Paired with steamed vegetables or a fresh, garden salad, our Cherry Mint Turkey Balls offer enticing flavors and clean-burning, all day energy. Wait a second. Doesn’t eating turkey induce sleepiness? This urban legend, most likely inspired by our inclination for napping after Thanksgiving meals, actually has nothing to do with turkey, and much more to do with overeating. If you’d like to impress your friends with your knowledge of amusing, overly technical scientific jargon, the scientific term for food-induced drowsiness is postprandial somnolence. You might try informing your boss some day that you’ll be away from your desk while you sort out some postprandial somnolence issues. If you say it with enough confidence, it just might work. Turkey contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is the precursor to serotonin and melatonin (by way of serotonin), the neurotransmitters that regulate sleep.1 However, turkey isn’t any higher in tryptophan compared to related foods. 25 g of turkey protein contain 284 mg of tryptophan. You would consume 25 grams of protein from a serving of meat weighing between 100 and 150 grams. Leaner cuts have more protein; more fatty cuts have less. 25 g of beef, lamb, pork, and chicken protein contain 280 mg, 292 mg, 318 mg, and 292 mg of tryptophan, respectively.2 In other words, all types of meat have very similar tryptophan levels. Interestingly, research shows that high-carbohydrate meals increase serum tryptophan concentrations,

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CALAMARI SALAD

CALAMARI SALAD We came across a delicious summer recipe on the back of a package of cooked, sliced calamari. With just a few modifications, we were able to substitute the necessary ingredients to make it pure Paleo. Calamari Salad is the perfect fresh dish to share on a warm evening with friends! INGREDIENTS Serves 4 ·         1 lb wild-caught sliced squid tentacles, precooked ·

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SPICY WATERMELON SALAD

SPICY WATERMELON SALAD Special thanks and congratulations to Susan D., The Paleo Diet Recipe Contest Winner Spicy watermelon salad is a spicy twist on a springtime favorite. INGREDIENTS

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GIVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM A PALEO BOOST

GIVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM A PALEO BOOST The darker, shorter and colder days of winter are upon us and with it comes an increase in coldsand flu. The first wave of patients with sore throats and congestion has already passed through my office, so now is a great time to think about how you can support your immune system. There are several key deficiencies that commonly rear their ugly heads over the fall and winter months and contribute to increased frequency and severity of colds and flu. Nothing will slow your productivity at work, in the gym, or family time at home quicker than sick days. If you are working long hours, exercising intensely, or have kids in daycare or school, then you’ll likely be more exposed to bacteria and viruses that can leave you stuck at home in bed. The research tells us that as your cortisol stress levels increase (from busy days, meeting deadlines, or getting up early with the kids) your first-line of immune defense or innate immune system function decreases.1This leaves your immune defense team short-handed. Staying active is a great way to enhance your immunity but the more intensely you train, the quicker you deplete critical ‘immune soldiers’ called natural killer cells (NK).2 Studies show your immune system can be depressed for 24-72 hours after intense training, which means you need to provide the right support to reduce your risk of colds and flu.3 What can you do to boost your immunity this winter? (The answer is on your dinner plate!) VITAMIN D If you live in a northern climate with a true fall and winter season, obtaining the right amount of vitamin D is critical for keeping your immune system firing on all cylinders. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with decreased innate immunity and increased risk for infections.4 The best part of a Paleo dietary approach is that it provides you with the most nutrient dense choices for foods. To keep your vitamin D levels from plummeting over the winter months, increase your intake with these 5 vitamin D rich foods: ·         Cod Liver Oil – 1,400 IU per tbsp. (your grandma knew best!) ·         Cold-Water Fatty Fish – trout (645 IU per 3 ounce), salmon, or mackerel ·         Medicinal Mushrooms – Portobello (375 IU per mushroom) or maitake ·         Pork – 78 IU per 3 oz. serving ·         Eggs – 44IU per egg The Vitamin D Society recommends maintaining your vitamin D levels between 100-150 (nmol/l), so if you struggle with colds and flu, or low mood over the winter, then getting your levels tested would be beneficial.5 VITAMIN A If you are low in Vitamin A, it will significantly impair your mucosal immunity and leave you more prone to upper respiratory tract infections (URTI).6 If you work in an office, have kids in daycare or school, or train intensely than you’ll be a much greater risk of URTI, especially through the winter months.

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KEYS TO GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP THAT YOU CAN

  KEYS TO GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP THAT YOU CAN TRY TONIGHT    There are those people who fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow, and then there are those of us who lie awake for hours, thinking that achieving a good night’s rest is a thing of dreams. It can be incredibly frustrating and has severe effects on our health. The good news, though, is that there are many natural ways to encourage a better quality of sleep, and it starts with knowing your body, maintaining a good resting environment, and adopting good sleep hygiene. Here’s how you do it. Negative Effects Of Sleep Deprivation It comes as no surprise that sleep is essential for maintaining good health, and that when we are confronted with a lack of sleep, our bodies tend to go downhill quickly. Aside from making us groggy and compromising our ability to think quickly, sleep deprivation is also associated with heart disease and heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes, and diabetes. Sleep deprivation also reduces the sex drive by stunting hormone production, impacts mood and psychological health, ages the skin prematurely, and compromises the body’s immune

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NEW STUDY REVEALS WHAT ADDED SUGARS ARE DOING TO T

   NEW STUDY REVEALS WHAT ADDED SUGARS ARE DOING TO THE BRAIN  

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WHY FRIENDSHIPS ARE SO IMPORTANT: THE FORGOTTEN KE

WHY FRIENDSHIPS ARE SO IMPORTANT: THE FORGOTTEN KEY TO YOUR HEALTH & LONGEVITY?     Have you ever wondered what really makes you healthy? Is it the vitamins you take or the food you eat? Is it the exercise you do and the medical care you get? All of these things are surely important. But I believe there is a hidden dimension to your health that you may have overlooked or ignored: your friendships. Friendships can make the difference between enjoying a long healthy life and just suffering through it. Getting and staying healthy may very well depend on the quality, quantity, and resiliency of your friendships.  Is Friendship the Forgotten Key to Health? Scientists have been trying to unravel how our friendships affect our health for a long time. Lisa Rankin, MD, in her groundbreaking work Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, states: “When you feel loved, supported, and nurtured in a relationship, your mind experiences fewer stress responses and elicits more relaxation responses, and the physiology of the body responds accordingly.” She goes on to explain how this nurturing extends even to the doctor/patient relationship: “When a patient who imbues the physician with positive meaning feels tended, trusting, reassured, and nurtured, the stress response is aborted. The relaxation response is induced. The patient starts to get better right away.”

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6 REASONS WE’RE FATTER THAN 30 YEARS AGO (IT’S NOT

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6 REASONS WE’RE FATTER THAN ... by Patric De Nooij

6 REASONS WE’RE FATTER THAN 30 YEARS AGO (IT’S NOT FOOD OR EXERCISE)  “If you are 40 years old now, you’d have to eat even less and exercise more than if you were a 40 year old in 1971, to prevent gaining weight.” York University Press Release (source) A study conducted by researchers at York University in Toronto, Ontario, who “set out to identify whether the relationship between number of calories consumed, amount of physical exercise, and intake of macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates) with obesity has changed over time,” has been published. You can read that full study here. Please keep in mind, we are raising awareness here about obesity and why it can be harmful to your health. In order to do this they evaluated dietary data of approximately 40,000 Americans between 1971 and 2008, as well as exercise data of approximately 15,000 individuals between 1998 and 2006. They found that when all three factors were equal, a person in 2006 would still have a body mass index that was approximately 10 percent higher than that of a person eight years prior. This means that a person eating the same amount of macronutrients, like fat and protein, eating the same amount of calories and exercising the same amount as a person did in 1988 (of the same age), would still be heavier today. “Our study results suggest that if you are 40 years old now, you’d have to eat even less and exercise more than if you were a 40 year old in 1971, to prevent gaining weight. . . . [and[ it also indicates there may be other specific changes contributing to the rise in obesity beyond just diet and exercise.” (source) A press release from York university points out how weight management is much more complex than the average person realizes. According to the lead author of the study, Professor Jennifer Kuk,  it is “actually much more complex than just ‘energy in’ versus ‘energy out.’ That’s similar to saying your investment account balance is simply your deposits subtracting your withdrawals and not accounting for all the other things that affect your balance like stock market fluctuations, bank fees or currency exchange rates.” Kuk explains how our body weight is impacted by our lifestyle and environment, and lists a number of reasons why “ultimately, maintaining a healthy body weight is now more challenging than ever.” Studies like this are important, especially given the fact that the past several decades have seen a very dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity in both developed and developing nations. Although Professor Kuk and her colleagues did not come to any firm conclusions, they did suggest some possible contributing factors we might want to take a look at. Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs “Additional novel factors that may be contributing to the obesity epidemic include increases in pharmaceutical prescriptions associated with weight gain, higher maternal age, reduction in variability of ambient temperature, decreased prevalence of smoking, inadequate amount of sleep and low calcium.” (source, pg 8) This is definitely a big possibility, and several studies have come to this conclusion. This study cites four. (Source 1)(Source 2)(Source 3)(Source 4) Experts report that up to 25 percent of people who take antidepressants can expect to put on an extra 10 pounds or more. (

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Fruit Dessert Pizza (HOLY YUM!)

Fruit Dessert Pizza (HOLY YUM!) This is a recipe with no cooking necessary. It is perfect for summer gatherings since it is a dish best served cold. Bittersweet chocolate with coconut cream and fresh berries make every bite amazing in this fruit dessert pizza. To make the base of the “pizza,” I actually used the same recipe as theraw brownie bites, except that I cut back on the cocoa powder. Unsweetened cocoa powder is in the clear for Paleo recipes, but I didn’t want it to overwhelm the dessert. I used walnuts again, but almonds or pecans could easily be used in their place. Instead of rolling the mixture into bite-size balls, for this recipe I press it into a cake pan to make the bottom layer of the dessert pizza. I lined the cake pan with wax paper to ensure easy removal later in the process. The prepared crust then gets transferred to the freezer for about an hour to harden. The coconut cream could not be easier to whip up. I usually keep one or two cans of coconut milk in my refrigerator because I am always using the top layer of cream for one recipe or another. If I have not said it before, definitely buy the full-fat version of coconut milk. It solidifies into a much more solid block of cream once refrigerated. For this recipe just scoop the cream off the top. (The thin watery coconut milk that is left over (in the can) usually goes into my smoothies.) The thick coconut cream is mixed with a little honey, keeping it simple, but you could try any of your favorite flavorings here, such as nutmeg, vanilla, etc. The cream is spread over the crust as the second layer.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT KOMBUCHA: THE WONDERFUL FERMENTED

  THE TRUTH ABOUT KOMBUCHA: THE WONDERFUL FERMENTED TEA YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING    A few years ago, I found myself strolling through the grocery store with a friend when they directed me to the kombucha section. They strongly recommended I purchase a bottle of the good-for-your-gut elixir, which I did, even though my only knowledge of kombucha at the time was that (I thought) it consisted of magical mushrooms. Fortunately, that one impulse purchase led me to a deep-rooted love for this tea beverage which is not only delicious, but also offers a myriad of health benefits. Note: Kombucha is magical, but there aren’t actually any mushrooms. Here’s a closer look at kombucha and why you should consider consuming it on a regular basis. What Exactly Is Kombucha? Kombucha is a living drink that is made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture (which looks like a giant floating mushroom). When made correctly, it can taste like a sensationally refreshing combination of sparkling apple cider and champagne. While its origins have become clouded in time, the first recorded use of kombucha was in China in 211 BC, where it was referred to as the “The Tea of Immortality.” The name kombucha, however, is thought to have been coined in Japan in 415 AD.  A Korean physician referred to as Kombu, or Kambu, used the tea to treat Emperor Inyko. He used his name and “cha,” which means tea, to name the healing concoction. The drink then made its way to Russia, where it was called “tea kvass,” and then spread throughout Europe thereafter, until interest eventually waned during the Second World War. Dr. Rudolph Skelnar stirred up the buzz on kombucha once again after the war, however, using it in Germany to treat cancer patients, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Today, kombucha is revered around the world for its ability to optimize well-being. What Is The Kombucha Culture?

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HOW YOU CAN REVERSE CAVITIES & HEAL TOOTH DECAY NA

  HOW YOU CAN REVERSE CAVITIES & HEAL TOOTH DECAY NATURALLY    In Western medicine, the majority of us have come to accept that, when we are told we have a cavity, there is no other option except to let it continue to decay or get your tooth drilled out and filled with synthetic material. But if you are among the many who have grown skeptic of the single story our medical system offers, you will be happy to find that, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, you may be able to reverse cavities and tooth decay with your diet (1). The study looked at 62 children with cavities, dividing them into three different diet groups. Group 1, who ate a diet high in grains and phytic acid, had an increase in cavities. Group 2, who consumed a normal diet supplemented with vitamin D, developed fewer cavities and saw improvements in the ones they had, and Group 3, who followed a grain-free diet with nutrient-rich foods like vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, and who also took vitamin D, saw the greatest improvements, with nearly all cavities healed (2).   This may be good news for not just holistic health enthusiasts, but anyone who likes to save their money! To better understand how you can take advantage of these findings, the following points serve to show both the causes of tooth decay as well as ways you may be able to prevent and reverse cavities and tooth decay. What Causes Tooth Decay? According to the ADA (American Dental Association), pioneered by well-respected dentist West A. Price in the early 1900s, the cause of tooth decay is as follows: Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and after many such attacks, the enamel can break down and a cavity forms.

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HOW TO MAKE LAVENDER LEMONADE TO GET RID OF HEADAC

  HOW TO MAKE LAVENDER LEMONADE TO GET RID OF HEADACHES & ANXIETY    So many people suffer from anxiety and headaches these days. I believe this to be a mixture of our lifestyles and many of the changes that are taking place in our world that are pushing people to question what we’ve been doing as a society repetitively for many years. You know what I mean… that feeling that there is something more than just going to work, making money, coming home, eating and repeating it all. It may sound cliche, but it’s evident. Deep down we can feel it, that something isn’t quite “right” with our world anymore and there’s a certain sense of freedom from it all that is calling us from deep within ourselves. Not knowing what that feeling is exactly or what to do, we sometimes will feel anxiety or overwhelm as we look at our lives. How do we deal with these things? There are a number of actions we can take to address the core issue which you can explore here. It’s important that we begin to explore this feeling inside. That knowing that things can be different, that our world doesn’t have to be the way it is. Whether it is people getting fed up with the 9 – 5, feeling disconnected from themselves and others or feeling the desire to do what we love and are passionate about, our patience with avoiding these things is continuously growing thin. It’s time, it’s time to explore it! Other than inspiring people to begin that exploration and letting them know “you’re not crazy, many people are feeling this too,” I also wanted to share something simple that can aid us while we are making more long-term adjustments. Lavender Lemonade Pure lavender oil is an incredible essential oil to use for your own health and wellness. It’s among the gentlest of essential oils, but also one of the most powerful, making it a favorite of households for the healing properties and uses of lavender essential oil. Lavender oil  has a chemically complex structure with over 150 active constituents, which explains its effectiveness at helping with a lot of health ailments. Lavender oil possesses amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifier, hypotensive, and sedative properties. Florida researchers have found that lavender oil benefits include reducing anxiety and lowering pulse rates in nursing students taking stressful tests. And in hospital settings, lavender aromatherapy has been demonstrated to decrease pre-surgery distress and to be more relaxing than massage or merely resting.(1)

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The Goddess of Escaping from Your Daily Life (If J

The Goddess of Escaping from Your Daily Life (If Just for a Moment) By:  Julie Peters In the Tantric tradition, the goddess of the 13th night from the new moon is called Sarvamangala. She is calm and quiet, surrounded by a crowd of 76 other deities, including the god of the Sun, the god of the Moon, and Soma, the god of a mind-altering substance (also called soma) that is traditionally used in some Tantric rituals. Sarvamangala is said to be able to confer upon those that meditate with her the quality ofkhecara,

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4 Powerful Health Reasons To Start Eating More Gin

 4 Powerful Health Reasons To Start Eating More Ginger   Ginger is a powerful superfood that can increase brainpower, boost immunity … and maybe even fight cancer.  Spicy, sweet, and distinctively flavorful, ginger isn’t for the faint of heart. A shot of raw ginger juice is often so strong it causes the eyes to water and lungs to burn, but it doesn’t always need to be that aggressive. Just a dash of dried or fresh ginger adds an extra kick to chai tea and gives stir-fry dishes a flavorful zing. And it’s good for more than just cleansing the palate after a spicy tuna roll—ginger has plenty of health benefits, and has been used as a herbal remedy for everything from morning sickness to flatulence. But beyond its traditional uses, science has proven that ginger is a powerful superfood that can increase brainpower, boost immunity … and maybe even fight cancer. Here are a few convincing reasons ginger deserves a spot in every kitchen. It’s a powerful digestive aid Ever wonder why you reach for ginger ale when a stomachache hits? Nope, it doesn’t have anything to do with the carbonation. Ginger is extremely effective at fighting nausea, and anyone who’s battled seasickness or the flu knows that sipping a ginger soda can ease a queasy stomach. A dose as small as 1.1 to 1.5 grams has proven to be effective at for helping everyone from chemotherapy patients to expectant mothers with morning sickness feel better.

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The Why, How, How Much, When, and Where of Eating

  The Why, How, How Much, When, and Where of Eating  Why and How We Eat In Ayurveda, why we eat is the most important factor in our relationship to food, as it determines how the food will be received by the body. When you begin to use food as medicine, hold the intention for the food to be nourishing, energizing, enjoyable, and easy on your body. Keep in mind, there is room for both enjoyment and nourishment. Ayurveda references the hunger of the tongue as well as the hunger of the stomach. Pleasing the palate is an important aspect of Ayurvedic cookery, one that is accomplished through the use of digestive spices and the inclusion of the six tastes. Eating foods that one dislikes is not considered beneficial. So, although the focus is on nourishment first, remember that the foods you eat should also be pleasing to you. How we eat is certainly more important than what we eat. For instance, you could have a carefully chosen, lovingly prepared meal in front of you, but if you eat it while worrying that it will cause you to gain weight, the worry can create nervous indigestion or cause your body to reject the food. The key to eating with the right mind-set is to approach your meals with gratitude. Just as you would take care to listen to a friend in need, take care to notice your foods. As soon as your body smells food, it begins to prepare the appropriate enzymes for the fare it recognizes. Before you’ve even taken a bite into your mouth, the process of digestion has begun! Engage the senses by looking closely, smelling, and feeling the qualities of the food on your plate. What colors, scents, and textures do you observe? PRACTICE TIP: Make a practice of taking a few moments to sit with the food before you eat it just a few breaths to take it all in with your senses and to prepare for eating. How Much? Imagine that your stomach is divided into four parts. The ancient texts of Ayurveda suggest that “two parts of the stomach should be filled with solid foods, one part by liquids, and the remaining one part should be kept vacant for accommodating air.” 1 The amount of solid food you can hold in your cupped hands is a good measure to go by. Drinking liquid is an important part of each meal. The ideal drink would be warm water, plain or with fresh-squeezed lemon, or a digestive tea, which you will find recipes for in the seasonal sections of this book. A small cup of six ounces or so will suffice. Drinking a lot of water less than thirty minutes before a meal or within two hours afterward will dilute the digestive juices. The right amount of liquid will make a nice ahara rasa, juice of the food. PRACTICE TIP: Eat slowly, making it a point to put the silverware down after every few bites and sit back. This can take some willpower. The payoff is that as your practice of attentive eating grows, you will simply stop eating when you begin to feel full. The indicator of fullness is the first belch. This signifies the stomach is letting out some air to

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Pain, Explained

 Pain, Explained   A new study suggests that pain should be seen as a complex interplay of elements that form an experience called pain.

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SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN

SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN Lemon, garlic, and red pepper flakes give this chicken an irresistible spicy zing, and the honey tones everything down to manageable levels (not to mention giving the breasts a beautiful golden color). To really ramp up the flavor of the sauce, there’s also a dash of coconut aminos (a Paleo-friendly substitute for soy sauce that you can find at health-food stores or online) and a few teaspoons of tapioca starch. The tapioca starch is just a thickener to make the sauce a little more like a glaze. If you can’t get any, you can leave it out; just be ready for a sauce that doesn’t stick to the chicken quite as well. If you’re strictly avoiding sweeteners, you can also leave off the honey, but just be aware that the flavor will change: you’ll get less spicy-sweet and more of a straight-up heat from the red peppers and the garlic. It’s still tasty, just in a different way. This chicken would be delicious with any Asian-inspired side dish, or just with a quick pan of sautéed broccoli or spinach. If you have any leftovers, it’s also great cold: chop it over in a salad with oranges, spinach, and kelp noodles and a spicy vinaigrette!   Sweet Garlic Chicken Recipe Ingredients ·         4 chicken breasts; ·         ¼ cup raw

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GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN

GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN Homemade teriyaki-style sauce and sweet pineapple chunks add a big punch of flavor to this grilled chicken and vegetables. And the sauce is surprisingly easy to make at home with Paleo ingredients, like substituting coconut aminos for soy sauce. It’s not technically authentic teriyaki sauce (for one thing, it has garlic, which traditional teriyaki sauce wouldn’t), but it’s a lot like the type of teriyaki you might otherwise buy in a bottle from the grocery store, only without the junk. This would be a fun recipe to make for Paleo kids, since the pineapple and the sauce add sweetness without a huge amount of added sugar. Any leftover chicken would add a nice touch of teriyaki flavor to a salad or any kind of egg dishthe next day. If you like the sauce, you could also make a little extra of that and save it for another day, so you won’t have to deal with mixing it up again. Try it with beef or pork next, maybe on skewers with some different vegetables to keep things interesting.   Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN ... by Patric De Nooij

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS Attention, party hosts: the finger food is here! Ground chicken meatballs are just different enough to make a nice change of pace from beef, and the buffalo sauce gives you the same classic flavor that you’d get from buffalo wings, only without all the mess! Kids will love them, but they’re great for grown-ups too, especially for any kind of tailgate party or Game Day celebration. Meatballs can be a bit of a conundrum for Paleo beginners because the usual options for binders – bread crumbs or cornmeal – aren’t on the table. But here, an egg and some almond meal do the job just as well, minus the grains. Buffalo meatballs clearly call for some Buffalo sauce: if you can’t find a Paleo-friendly version in a store, you can use the first recipe on this page (just ignore the drumsticks, since you’ll be using the sauce on meatballs instead). Some ranch dressing also works perfectly as a dip for the meatballs once they’re done; here’s a recipe for homemade ranch. Chop up a few celery sticks to add to the tray, and you’ll have a quick and easy platter of snacks or appetizers any time you want them.   Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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BALSAMIC CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

BALSAMIC CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS The dramatic dark color of this sauce promises a lot of flavor – and it doesn’t disappoint. With the coconut aminos, ginger, and red pepper flakes, it has a hint of Asian flavor inspiration, and the honey balances out all the tart and spicy ingredients with just a little bit of sweetness. Top it all off with some green onions and devour. This recipe is a little different from most ways of cooking chicken drumsticks, because it’s totally done on the stovetop. Not everyone has an oven available to cook with: that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Or if it’s getting warmer and you want something that won’t heat up the kitchen too much, this would be a good option. If it’s hot out, maybe try this one with some crunchy raw cucumber and carrot noodles, or if it’s still a little chillier, what about some garlic green beans?   Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

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They Are Here To Change The World: Meet The Indigo

They Are Here To Change The World: Meet The Indigo, Crystal and Rainbow Children   What are the differences and why are these children very  important to our planet?  Have you ever been looked at by a child with an intense and penetrating look? It feels a bit eerie and you feel like you’re completely naked in the eyes of the kid, as if he or she can see right through you. Your soul and karma read instantly. You are dealing with a Crystal Child here. No Escape: The Crystal Children    They are mostly quiet, extremely sensitive, big-eyed, observing the world with all its intricacies. They take it all in, nothing goes unseen and despite their apparent withdrawn way of being, they’re very happy, cuddly, forgiving and loving creatures, ready to transform the world with their forgiveness and intense loving. The don’t feel the need to speak as most of us do, they speak rarely and

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What is ancient oil pulling?

What is oil pulling? Examining the ancient detoxifying ritual   An ancient morning routine is making a 3,000-year comeback. It’s the practice known as “oil pulling,” and it has been gaining popularity in the United States over the last year or so.   The ritual is simple: Just fill your mouth with coconut or sesame oil and swish it through your teeth and gums for five to 10 minutes each day.  This odd habit is supposed to “pull” toxins out of your body and trap them in the oily solution, which you spit into the toilet or the trash when finished. While this trend may seem rather unique, oil pulling has long established roots in Ayurveda – an alternative system of medicine native to India.  Referred to as “gandusha” or “kaval” in the ancient Ayurvedic text of Charaka Saṃhitā, oil pulling was believed to help cure over 25 systemic diseases – including conditions like tension headaches, migraines, asthma, bronchitis and even osteoarthritis. According to Ayurveda expert Dr. Scott Gerson, oil pulling has been shown to help prevent many common disorders.

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Alien Life on Kepler-62F? Rocky planet with giant

Alien Life on Kepler-62F? Rocky planet with giant oceans most likely habitable   Is there Alien Life on Kepler-62F? According to researchers, the rocky planet has giant oceans and is most likely habitable. New Kepler planet could sustain life –”Warm atmosphere and surface liquid water”   A team of researchers from the University of California (USA) found that the distant planet Kepler-62f, located 1,200 light years from Earth in the constellation Lyra, may

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Eating Black Raspberries Significantly Lowers Card

Eating Black Raspberries Significantly Lowers Cardiovascular Disease An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease! By PreventDisease Black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) has long been used in traditional alternative medicine in Korea because of its potential to improve vascular function. An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study. Previous research has shows that Black raspberries are highly effective in preventing colorectal tumors and esophageal cancer. Current findings establish a link between the consumption of this fruit and circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which help repair and regenerate damaged arteries. Arterial stiffness is considered a key indicator of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, especially in obese and

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THE INNER-EAR DEVICE THAT TRANSLATES LANGUAGES IN

THE INNER-EAR DEVICE THAT TRANSLATES LANGUAGES IN REAL TIME 

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KAMBO: CAN POISON FROM A FROG FIX YOUR HEALTH CHAL

  KAMBO: CAN POISON FROM A FROG FIX YOUR HEALTH CHALLENGES?     Until I began researching for this article, I thought Kambo was just a fiction invented to spice up books and movies, or maybe a myth that had been passed down the generations. But as it turns out, it is much more than that. It is a sacred and healing medicine that has been used by indigenous people for centuries. Secreted by the Kambo Frog, also known as the Giant Tree or Giant Monkey Frog, it is administered to the body via small burn wound openings created by trained shamans or practitioners. Some people refer to kambo as ‘nature’s most powerful vaccine.’ What Is The Purpose Of Kambo? According to its proponents, Kambo resets both the body processes and the chakra system. Kambo is believed to be one of the strongest natural antibiotics and anesthetics in the world, and one of the best ways to increase and support our immune systems. Kambo treatments offer both short- and long-term health benefits. Short term effects include a heightened sense of alertness, improved mood, concentration, and focus, and resistance to tiredness, hunger, and thirst. These effects can last from a few days up to a few weeks. Over the long term, kambo empowers the immune system, overcomes fatigue, and increases one’s overall health. History Of Kambo As with many traditional plant medicines, the origins of kambo’s usage are unknown. However, legend tells of an illness-stricken indigenous village and a shaman, named Kampu who was desperate to help them. The shaman had tried everything he could think of to heal the sick villagers — every known medicinal herb and plant — but failed time and again. Then one night, while under the effects of ayahuasca (another sacred medicinal plant medicine), Kampu was visited by the Great God. The God brought forth a frog in his hands, from which he took a secretion and taught Kampu its secrets. After returning to the tribe and following the God’s

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7 WAYS TO STOP YOUR EXCUSES FOR NOT EXERCISING

  7 WAYS TO STOP YOUR EXCUSES FOR NOT EXERCISING   We’ve all been there. We had every intention of going to the gym this morning but somehow just never made it there. We woke up to the tyranny of our alarm before the sun had even risen and thought to ourselves, “Do I really need to go to the gym today?” As if the answer was ever really in doubt. Decision made, we turned off the alarm, rolled over, and snuggled deeply under the covers. Or maybe it was after work. All we want is to go home, put on some sweats, and veg out with Netflix. Going to the gym when we’re hungry, tired, and utterly depleted from a long day at the office requires real dedication, and sometimes the vague promise of improved health just isn’t enough to motivate us.  I get it. But the fact of the matter is, we make time for the things we really want to do. I’ve never heard someone make an excuse for why they can’t play their favourite video game or catch up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones. While there are times when we are legitimately busy or truly do need (and deserve) to give ourselves a rest, for the most part we make excuses to convince ourselves not to do something we already didn’t want to do. Fitness can come in all shapes and forms, and I’m not saying that going to the gym is the only way to be active, or that being fit should be your only goal in life. But I think we can all agree that movement, of any kind, is essential to our health, and we often find ways to avoid engaging in it. So your ‘gym’ might be hiking, or playing a sport, or even just strolling around the neighbourhood — any and all of these things are going to benefit your physical and mental well-being. So stop procrastinating and get moving! Here are some of the most common excuses for skipping a workout, and why they don’t hold up: 1. “I don’t have time today.” We always have time for the things we value. If you think you don’t have time to exercise, chances are it simply isn’t high enough on your priority list. If that’s the case, you need to stop lying to yourself and admit that exercising isn’t all that important to you. And that’s okay. Once you’ve finished isolating the problem, you can work to fix it. You can begin to determine how to make movement valuable. Maybe you’ve picked the wrong type of exercise — no amount of motivation in the world, particularly motivation driven by self-hatred, is going to get you to consistently show up to something you don’t enjoy. Exercise

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THE CANCER PINK RIBBON MARKETING SCAM THAT’S CAPIT

  THE CANCER PINK RIBBON MARKETING SCAM THAT’S CAPITALIZING ON WOMEN’S EMOTIONS   If you are living in America, chances are you’re familiar with the little pink ribbons. They seem to be plastered on everything — from makeup and jewellery to gardening tools and even buckets of fried chicken. But at least they are for a good cause. If we see this symbol and purchase these products, that means we are supporting breast cancer research, right? Well, surprise, surprise — that is exactly what you are meant to believe and an example of marketing at its finest. It is truly sad to realize how much power marketing and advertising campaigns have over us. Considering that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, the Breast Cancer Foundation represents a noble cause that certainly deserves money for research and treatment. Unfortunately, their efforts only appear honourable on the surface; in reality, the multi-million dollar company behind those pink ribbons — the Susan G. Komen Foundation — puts less than a dime of each dollar toward actually finding a cure for breast cancer. And that’s just the beginning of the problem. Where Does The Money Actually Go? The Komen Foundation’s assets total over a staggering $390 million. According to Charity Navigator, the foundation reported a total revenue of nearly $312 million in the fiscal year ending in March 2010. In an article published on AlterNet, however, Emily Michele breaks down how this money was actually spent, showing that only 20.9% of the funds are actually going to breast cancer research, despite the heavily marketed “search for the cure” being their most publicized mission. So where else does the money raised go? o    13% for health screening

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VANILLA BOMB CHIA PUDDING RECIPE

VANILLA BOMB CHIA PUDDING RECIPE. SUPERFOOD!   Salvia hispanica, also known as Chia (pronounced chee’ah), is a rich and unprocessed, whole food source of pure Omega3. A member of the mint family, Chia is native to Central America and has been used traditionally for over 3000 years. Due to its high fiber content (more than 35%) Chia seed has the remarkable ability to absorb ten times its weight in water, making it an excellent source of hydration. Chia’s fiber forms a gel that slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, binds it to toxins in the digestive system, and helps eliminate waste. Chia is especially rich in essential fatty acids. One 15gm serving provides more than 3gm of Omega

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RECIPE FOR BANANA CINNAMON TEA THAT WORKS LIKE A S

RECIPE FOR BANANA CINNAMON TEA THAT WORKS LIKE A SLEEPING PILL   We’ve heard it for decades now and the truth is still clear: sleep is incredibly important. Whether you are young or old (or anywhere in between), skipping out on sleep can cause a number of health issues you should really watch out for. Your precious Z’s are linked to anything from hypertension to stress to poor heart and brain health. With sleep deprivation on the rise due to things like stress or screen time, many are looking for solutions to not just improve the quality of their sleep, but also to fall asleep in the first place. It’s not surprising when you consider how many of us are looking at our phones, computer screens, or TVs for hours right before we go to bed. Because of the blue light these electronics emit, screen time before bed essentially tells our brains that it is still daylight outside, which prevents it from releasing melatonin – the hormone that makes us sleepy.  It’s best to stop using your phone or screens a couple of hours before bed. If you really need to, get a blue blocker app that will cut the blue light from your screen

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DOCTORS EXPLAIN HOW HIKING ACTUALLY CHANGES OUR BR

  DOCTORS EXPLAIN HOW HIKING ACTUALLY CHANGES OUR BRAINS   While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Hiking In Nature Can Stop Negative, Obsessive Thoughts Aside from the almost instant feeling of calm and contentment that accompanies time outdoors, hiking in nature can reduce rumination. Many of us often find ourselves consumed by negative thoughts, which takes us out of the enjoyment of the moment at best and leads us down a path to depression and anxiety at worst. But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that spending time in nature

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RESEARCH TELLS US HOW COMFORT FOODS WORK

  RESEARCH TELLS US HOW COMFORT FOODS WORK. 5 FOODS THAT NATURALLY SOOTHE THE SOUL Life can often get in the way of what matters to us most: peace. When we feel off-balance, we tend to experience high levels of stress that deter us from enjoying all of the wonderful things our world has to offer. People take many different avenues for coping with this feeling, and it’s no secret that comfort food is one of them. Back in 1997, the Oxford English Dictionary even added the definition for “comfort food,” referencingSouthern cooking staples like grits and black-eyed peas. But in reality, comfort foods are timeless. From a loaf of bread to a big bowl of pasta, a heaping mound of ice cream to a sweet apple pie, some foods just seem to soothe the soul. But is there any scientific proof to back this up? Research Weighs In Shira Gabriel, who is an associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Buffalo, along with colleagues from SUNY-Buffalo and the University of the South, conducted a pair of experiments to study how comfort food might provide something social to us. Through these experiments, they discovered that comfort foods might not be correlated with calories but rather with the associations they call to mind. For instance, people with good family relationships

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A SIMPLE MISTAKE THAT KEEPS MILLIONS OVERWEIGHT (V

A SIMPLE MISTAKE THAT KEEPS MILLIONS OVERWEIGHT (VIDEO)   We all know we should eat better. Even those of us who follow the healthiest of diets could still probably make an improvement here or there. But “better” is a terribly ambiguous word, and the food industry, along with the diet industry, has placed various conditions on the term over the years.

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HOW TO REMOVE PESTICIDES FROM NON-ORGANICALLY GROW

  HOW TO REMOVE PESTICIDES FROM NON-ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE (IMPORTANT)   What’s the difference between organically grown produce and non-organically grown produce? Well, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic farms and processors must not use any genetically modified ingredients. This means that organic farmers can’t plant GMO seeds, an organic cow can’t eat GMO feed, an organic soup producer can’t use any GMO ingredients, and so on. Farmers and processors must show that they aren’t using GMOs and that they are protecting their products from contact with prohibited substances from farm to table. In order for something to qualify as organic, it must also be free from most synthetic materials, like pesticides and antibiotics. Conventional food, obviously, has none of these restrictions. Food grown in this way can be genetically modified, sprayed with pesticides, and injected with antibiotics. “How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” –Jane Goodall When it comes to pesticides specifically, organic and conventionally grown produce are miles apart. A recent study conducted by researchers from RMIT University, published in the journalEnvironmental Research, found that following an organic diet for just one week significantly

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HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO WASH YOUR NEW CLOTHES BEFOR

  HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO WASH YOUR NEW CLOTHES BEFORE WEARING THEM?   We’ve all done it before. It’s the day of a big evening out — your clothes are all in the wash and there isn’t enough time for those dress shirts or delicates to air dry, or you simply have ‘nothing’ to wear, so you go out and buy something new. I know I’m definitely guilty of having done this before, and it was a regular thing for my sister growing up. But just how important is it to wash our new clothes before wearing them? That is the question Philip Tierno, Ph.D., Director of Microbiology and Immunology at New York University, wanted to answer when he began his study, and he soon uncovered some unsettling compounds hiding on new clothing. Of course, this is only one of many reasons to wash your new clothes before wearing them. What Exactly Was Found? Tierno tested pants, blouses, jackets, underwear, and various other clothing items found from both high and low-end chain clothing stores. The tests revealed a number of various organisms and secretions lurking on the new clothing, including: respiratory secretions, vaginal organisms, skin flora, fecal flora, and yeast. Yuck. As you might expect, swimsuits, underwear, and other intimate items were among the worst offenders. Tierno told ABC News: Some garments were grossly contaminated with many organisms … indicating that either many people tried it or … someone tried it on with heavy contamination. In a sense, you are touching somebody’s arm pit or groin. So you want to be protected that’s all.

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5 REASONS YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD NIG

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP   Sleep is something we spend a lot of time doing: almost a third of our lives! Whenever we feel stressed for time, usually it’s our sleep we end up cutting into. We put so little thought into something so important to our health that it takes years off our life without us even noticing! Before you drink that cup of coffee, take a look at these 5 reasons you should put more thought into your sleep habits. 1. Sleep Helps the Body Recover

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SINGLE SERVING OF COCONUT OIL CAN BOOST BRAIN HEAL

SINGLE SERVING OF COCONUT OIL CAN BOOST BRAIN HEALTH SIGNIFICANTLY 

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STUDY FINDS OVER 24,000 CHEMICALS IN BOTTLED WATER

  STUDY FINDS OVER 24,000 CHEMICALS IN BOTTLED WATER: WHICH ONES ARE HARMING YOU?    German researchers have discovered endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), that could adversely affect development and reproduction, to be contained in 18 different bottled water products(1). Of the 24,520 suspect chemicals found to be present in bottled water, the one that showed consistent results and illustrated anti-androgenic and anti-estrogenic activity is di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF). Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system, they can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders and as mentioned earlier,  other developmental disorders(1)

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SUGAR IS AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN SAYS STUDY

  SUGAR IS AS ADDICTIVE AS HEROIN SAYS STUDY   It is now apparent, as we are all well aware, that sugar in excess is very unhealthy for us to consume and can lead to obesity and diabetes. Sugar, or high fructose corn syrup, can be found in almost any processed or packaged food sold today in America. Particularly in soft drinks, fruit juices, baked goods and condiments. High fructose corn syrup is made from corn and goes through a series of processes that eventually turns it into the extremely popular sweetener that is known as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or glucose/fructose. While HFCS is made from corn, it is still a type of sugar. However, this sweetener is much sweeter than sugar. It became popular in the United States in the late 1970’s because it became a much cheaper alternative to regular cane sugar. On average we are consuming 27 teaspoons of sugar per day, while the recommended daily allowance from the American Heart Association is no more than six teaspoons a day for the average woman and no more than nine for the average male. Why are we consuming so much sugar? And why exactly is sugar added into almost everything we eat?

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THE HEALING POWER OF PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS

THE HEALING POWER OF PSYCHEDELIC MUSHROOMS   “The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.” –Aldous Huxley, ‘The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell’ [1]

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GARLIC SHRIMP WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES

GARLIC SHRIMP WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES Zucchini noodles in a garlicky pan sauce, topped off with seared shrimp and a sprinkle of fresh chives – sounds like dinner! This recipe features the zucchini noodles cooked right in the same sauce as the shrimp, so the noodles really get a big boost of flavor and they aren’t just hanging around in a big pile of blandness at the bottom of the bowl. White wine adds a sophisticated touch to the sauce, but if you’re completely avoiding alcohol for any reason, it’s not necessary. If you do want to use the wine, try to get an actual bottle of wine, not cooking wine – cooking wine usually has a huge amount of salt added, so it can really throw off the seasoning. This recipe uses spiral-cut zucchini noodles. The easiest way to get those long, thin spirals is to use a spiralizer or a mandolin. If you don’t have either, it would also be possible to adapt this recipe to use shorter zucchini shavings that you can get from an ordinary kitchen grater: the twirl-around-your-fork effect isn’t the same, but it tastes just as good.   Garlic Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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FRIED FISH TACOS!

FRIED FISH TACOS   Fish tacos just make us happy. They remind us of sunny days, eating outdoors with great music and a cool vibe. They are also very versatile, tacos in general are, but with fish tacos in particular there are so many different possibilities that it’s impossible to get bored. Before we get to how amazingly tasty these tacos are, first a note on deep-frying the fish. The fish is fried here using coconut oil, but you can also use any other healthy fat that has a high smoke point like lard or tallow. The recipe calls for 1-2 cups of oil, which may seem like a lot, but once the oil cools down transfer it back into its container and save it for another frying recipe. Make sure to use a thermometer when heating the oil, the temperature has a lot to do with the final texture and taste of the fish. Too hot and the fish will cook too quickly on the outside and be raw on the inside, and it can also impart a bitter taste. Too low and the fish won’t crisp up nicely and will be soggy. It’s all made easier if you use a deep fryer, but don’t worry if you don’t own one either. We used a deep sauté pan on the stovetop and the fish turned out perfectly. We just made sure to be extra careful with the hot oil and not to leave it unattended at any time. Now for what to expect when you sink your teeth into these amazing tacos. First, if you choose to make the cauliflower tortillas you are at a great starting point, they add a good sturdiness for all the fixings. Lettuce will work as well if want to make a lighter and quicker meal. The fish has a nice crisp crunch on the outside and is tender and flaky on the inside. The cabbage gives you a nice clean and fresh bite where the Pico de Gallo adds some tang and acidity. Then the spicy mayo rounds it all out with a creamy kick. It’s a perfect meal to just sit back, relax, and smile while you eat. Fried Fish Tacos Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 ½ lbs. tilapia fillets, or 4 fillets ·         ¾ cup tapioca starch + 1⁄2 cup for dredging ·         ¼ cup coconut flour ·         2 eggs ·         ¼ cup sparkling water ·         1-2 cups coconut oil for frying ·         2 cups cabbage, shredded ·

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TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOES This kid-approved dinner recipe is almost as easy as making tacos in a traditional tortilla shell. Actually, it might be easier because you don’t have to deal with with shells that crack apart and spill your fillings all over the table, or trying to awkwardly hold the taco filling in with one hand while you angle your head around to eat it. With a sweet potato as the “shell,” tacos are a knife-and-fork food: there’s a small sacrifice in crunch, but you get to keep the flavor without the mess factor. Tacos wouldn’t be tacos without salsa: rustle up a store-bought one that meets Paleo guidelines (remember: no corn!) or make your own using any recipe you like. And speaking of the toppings, none of these are really set in stone, so if there’s something else you like (or something you really hate), add or remove exactly to your taste. The only thing missing to make this a full meal is a vegetable (sorry, but a tiny sprinkling of tomato and pepper doesn’t count). What about a salad with avocado and maybe some citrus? A crunchy cabbage salad would also be a nice contrast; pick something you like and dig in.   Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 lb ground beef; ·

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FRUIT SALAD WITH LEMON DRESSING

FRUIT SALAD WITH LEMON DRESSING Fruit salad is a simple Paleo-friendly dessert or snack, especially for kids. This one is full of different colors and gives you a chance to play with some fruits that don’t normally take center stage, like kiwis. The lemon juice here stops the apples from going brown, and also adds a little extra citrusy flavor. The dressing in this recipe also uses avocado oil. It has a slight avocado flavor, which might not be your thing. If that’s the case, you can try substituting for a light olive oil. This salad is best served refrigerated, but that’s actually pretty convenient because it means you can make it ahead and then refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it. Try it as an after-school snack or an easy dessert that you can just pull out of the fridge when dinner is over and enjoy.

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PORCHETTA by Patric De Nooij

PORCHETTA A classic Italian recipe, porchetta traditionally involves several layers (including the pork belly), but this less complicated version is better for chefs who want to enjoy the juiciness of tenderloin cooked low and slow, but don’t have all afternoon to spend in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid of butterflying the loin; it sounds more complicated than it is. And after all, if you get it wrong, you can always throw your pork in the slow cooker instead, or fire up the grill for somepork and apple skewers. Nobody ever needs to know that wasn’t your original plan! Even though it’s not tricky to cook, porchetta does require some planning ahead, because the pork needs to marinate 6-8 hours in advance. The magic of this dish lies in letting the flavors of the spice mix sink deep into the meat. If you cut back on the marinade time, you’ll also be taking away from the flavor of the finished product. Instead of rushing through the recipe, save it for a weekend when you can prep the loin in the morning, leave it in the fridge until 4 or 5, and then still have time to let it cook for 2 hours before dinner. This dish goes well with any type of veggies – I chose to serve it with Brussels sprouts, but any kind of simple Paleo side dish would work just as well: what about asparagus? Or broccoli? Porchetta goes with just about anything, so don’t be afraid to experiment with whatever you have ready. Porchetta Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1-2 lb. pork tenderloin; ·         2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped;

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CHICKEN AND PORK STUFFED SQUASH

CHICKEN AND PORK STUFFED SQUASH It’s officially squash season right now, so it’s time to make the most of the autumn bounty while it lasts: can you taste all the varieties in the grocery store before they disappear to make way for Christmas-themed food? This recipe will give you a leg up in doing just that, since it’s versatile enough to use a wide variety of squash. Buttercup, kabocha, or carnival squash would all work well, or you could even use one of the little pie pumpkins (don’t use the big Jack-O-Lanterns, though; those are stringy and tasteless, and only good for decorating). As usual with squash, you can even get a meal and a snack out of this recipe: most winter squash also have edible seeds. So when you scoop out the seeds, save them to roast later when you’re hunting for something crunchy to nibble on. While nuts and seeds aren’t the best staple foods, they’re perfectly fine as a snack, and most squash seeds are quite high in nutrients, especially magnesium and zinc. Where most squash recipes bring out the sweetness of the squash with cinnamon or nutmeg, this one focuses more on the savory flavor of the meat, so it’s perfect if the typical squash recipes taste a little too much like dessert to you. One squash should be enough to feed two people; depending on how big your squash is, you might even get some leftovers to freeze for another day. Alternately, you could replace one big squash with several smaller ones (like the tiny Sweet Dumpling Squash, which are sized almost perfectly for a single serving). Adjust the amount of meat up or down depending on how many people you have to feed, and voila: a simple, filling, and nutritious dinner ready to go. Chicken and Pork Stuffed Squash Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 Buttercup squash; ·         ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes; ·

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BACON-WRAPPED SAUSAGE WITH APPLES

BACON-WRAPPED SAUSAGE WITH APPLES Sausages wrapped in bacon are a delicious fatty treat, especially paired with a naturally sweet side of roasted fruits: pick whatever berries you like to give the recipe your own unique spin. This is quick crowd-pleaser perfect for holidays if you have guests over for brunch or just want a hearty meal without a lot of fuss. You only have to get one pan dirty, and you can easily make as much or as little as you need – make a huge pile if you’re cooking for a crowd, or scale it down for just one or two? In the spirit of trying out wild game, this is also delicious with any kind of sausage – sure, youcould go with pork, but why not try venison sausage or another game meat for a change? Wrapping the sausages in bacon tones down the flavor and adds some extra fat in case the game meat is very lean, so it’s a nice way to ease into wild game if you’re intimidated by the taste. Why not try it and see how you like it? Bacon-Wrapped Sausage With Apples Recipe

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Possible to Grow Crops Even in the Desert!

  Possible to Grow Crops Even in the Desert! Areas that experience high temperatures and continual droughts make farming difficult, especially those that lack humidity.  Roots Up has designed an innovative greenhouse that will irrigate crops with dew that it collects.  This will make farming possible in the driest parts of the world.  Roots Up is a non-profit organization that is based out of Northern Ethiopia and has its heart set on helping the local farmers cultivate

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Don’t Throw This Banana Part Ever Again!

 Don’t Throw This Banana Part Ever Again! THIS IS WHY!   The health benefits of bananas are undeniable. But, it’s not only the flesh that can boost your health. The peel can do wonders too. Although we normally throw banana peels in the garbage as soon as we finish eating the fruit, this appears to be completely wrong. For instance, people in India eat the peel as well because it’s abundant in vitamins and minerals too. Read on and find out how you can make the most of your banana including the peel. Whiten your teeth

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What Consuming Just One Ounce of Coconut Oil Per D

What Consuming Just One Ounce of Coconut Oil Per Day Does To Your Body Over A Period Of Time   Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can actually be classified as a super food. Coconut Oil has So many uses if you don’t already know about them you should!  Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can actually be classified as a super food. There is such a hype surrounding the product that it really makes you wonder what the sudden ubiquitous of this tropical plant is all about. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties Coconut oil contains what is known as medium chain fatty triglycerides, which are fatty acids of a medium length. Most are considered to be long-chain in fatty acids, but coconut oil is metabolized differently. They go from the liver to the digestive tract, where they are then used as a quick source of energy. Places that eat coconut oil are considered to be the healthiest on the planet Coconut oil is still considered to be an exotic food in our Western Society, primarily consumed by health conscious people. In some parts of the world, however, coconut oil is a dietary staple. In the South Pacific, they eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts, and they are the largest consumers of saturated fat in the world. They also have excellent health, not even a shred of evidence leading to heart disease. Helps to control weight One 2009 Study looked at the weight loss link between consumption of coconut oil and found that it reduced abdominal obesity. Coconut is easy to digest, and also protects the body from insulin resistance.   Good Source of Lauric Acid The lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, and help stave off infections. When the oil is enzymatically digested, it forms a monoglyceride known as Monolaurin. Lauric acid and monolaurin help to kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They can reduce seizures A ketogenic diet is a low carb diet that is very high in fat; this leads to increased concentrations in ketone bodies in the blood. For some reason, this type of diet can reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children.

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This Is The Most Powerful Natural

This Is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic Ever – Kills Any Infections In The Body   This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The basic formula of this powerful tonic dates back to medieval Europe, that is, from the era when people suffered from all sorts of diseases and epidemics. This master cleansing tonic is actually an antibiotic that kills gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It has also a powerful antiviral and antifungal formula, increases blood circulation and lymph flow in all parts of the body. This plant-based remedy is the best choice for the fight against candida. This tonic has helped many people to cure many viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal diseases and even plague! Its power should most certainly not be underestimated. It can cure many chronic conditions and diseases. Encourages blood circulation, and purifies blood. This formula has helped millions of people throughout the centuries to fight the most deadliest diseases. The secret is in the powerful combination of high-quality natural and fresh ingredients! To sum up, this tonic is effective in the treatment of all diseases, successfully strengthens the immune system, acts as an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic medicine. Assists in the most severe infections. Master tonic – Recipe You may want to wear gloves during the preparation, especially when handling hot peppers, because it is difficult to get the tingling off your hands! Be careful, its smell is very strong, and it may stimulate the sinuses instantly. Ingredients: 24 oz /700 ml apple cider vinegar (always use organic) ¼ cup finely chopped garlic ¼ cup finely chopped onion 2 fresh peppers, the hottest you can find (be careful with the cleaning – wear gloves!!!) ¼ cup grated ginger

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW GUT BACTERIA MAKES

  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW GUT BACTERIA MAKES US FAT & THIN   Obesity is one of our most pressing health problems today, affecting millions worldwide. In America alone, 35 percent of adults battle with it daily. The main causes are an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and genetics, but considering how many people are affected by this issue and how much strain it is placing on our already overburdened medical systems, researchers are desperate to find other avenues to treat it. And through their efforts, they have now discovered that our gut plays a crucial role in weight management. New evidence suggests that gut bacteria alter the way we store fat, how we balance levels of glucose in the blood, and how we respond to hormones that make us feel hungry or full. If we have the wrong mix of microbes from birth, we may be predisposed to obesity and diabetes. Thankfully, researchers are starting to find the differences between the wrong and the right ones, and what factors determine those differences. Their hope is that, with this knowledge, they can prevent and maybe even reverse obesity. We also need to learn how to keep our gut microbes happy in order to avoid weight gain. This begins with redesigning our food choices.

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PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS & ANTIBIOTICS – WHAT YOU NE

PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS & ANTIBIOTICS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR GOOD HEALTH   I think by now many of us are aware of the important role probiotics play in our digestive health. In case you didn’t know, probiotics are bacteria that reside in our intestinal tract; other types of probiotics are yeast. We obtain probiotics by eating certain foods and supplements, and there are many different types of probiotics with each one behaving differently in our gut. We’ve been ingesting probiotics for thousands of years, even though the term probiotic itself is fairly new. Probiotics come from any food that is cultured or fermented, including: yogurt, kefir, buttermilk, sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough bread, miso, tempeh, kombucha, and even beer and wine. Food Is A Better Source Of Probiotics Than Supplements There are tons of different probiotic supplements on the market, and while these can ensure you are getting your required dose, they may not me the most beneficial for you to consume. Besides, we shouldn’t have to rely on supplements to guarantee proper nutrition, as a diverse, healthy diet should be adequate for the essential vitamins and minerals we need.

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THE INEVITABLE IS ALMOST HERE: WHAT’S GOING TO HAP

  THE INEVITABLE IS ALMOST HERE: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD FINDS OUT?      Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been a topic of interest for decades, and with the recent release of thousands of previously classified government documents, we now know without question that government, military, and other defence agencies have had a high level of interest in this topic for a very long time. These files indicate that objects are commonly tracked on both air and ground radar, as well as visually confirmed by the pilots who are sent out to intercept them. Everything is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world. The nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data. – General Carlos Castro Cavero (1979). From UFOs and the National Security State, Volume 2, written by Richard Dolan. For instance, here is an excellent example of a defence intelligence agency report detailing what commonly happens when a UFO is tracked on radar, and pilots attempt to intercept it (one of thousands). Apart from traveling at tremendous speeds and performing impossible maneuvers that no known aircraft can perform, when military jets enter the object’s vicinity, they usually experience critical instrumentation failure. When President Truman made the statement that they discuss this issue at every conference that the government has held with the military, many people took notice. Peter Andrew Sturrock, a British scientist and an Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University, reminded us decades ago that we need to move forward with UFO research; this was in the 1960s. He stated that: If it does indeed turn out that there is relevant physical evidence, if this evidence is carefully collected and analyzed, and if this analysis leads to the identification of several facts concerning the UFO phenomenon, then will be the time for scientists to step back and ask, What are these facts trying to tell us? (source) After that, we had scientists like Dr. Jacques Vallee, notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA, and for his work at SRI International on the network information centre for ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet, publishing work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For example, a study published in Scientific Exploration titled “Estimates of Optical Power Output in Six Cases Of Unexplained Aeriel Objects With Defined Luminosity Characteristics.” Apart from performing impossible maneuvers, the files also indicate some sort of electromagnetic effect when craft enter the vicinity of some of these UFOs. Critical weapons and electronic systems completely shut down. You can read about a classic example of that from two Canadian military pilots here. To read about more examples, you can read this article we published on the topic a few years back. These are truly astonishing cases. Above is just a tidbit of information regarding the UFO phenomenon. This field is littered with information ranging from declassified documents, from video footage, to statements from some of the ‘highest-ranking’ military and political people in the world. So, ask yourself, why has it taken so long to accustom people to the fact that these objects are real, do exist, and have possibly existed well before the existence of modern day humans? Former head of the CIA, Roscoe Hillenoketter told the 

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PAST LIFE REGRESSION – WHAT IT IS & HOW IT MIGHT W

  PAST LIFE REGRESSION – WHAT IT IS & HOW IT MIGHT WORK FOR YOU As a hypnotherapist at Aloha Healing Women for twenty four years there have been many occasions when it has been helpful for a person to review a past life to help them heal their present life. You may not “believe” in past lives and this is not about convincing you one way or the other. One person I regressed experienced a life as a high priestess in Egypt who was literally stabbed in the back by a fellow priest in order to eliminate her influence with the royalty.  This person asked how her past life could have felt so real, and if there was any way to know if it had actually happened. The timeframe of that revisited life was approximately a few thousand years ago and, as in so many past life sessions, there is no “proof” to offer that it actually happened. However, my response was: “Did it feel real to you? Did it answer questions about your beliefs or feelings that you have long wondered about? Did it explain something to you at a base level that makes sense to your present life?” If so, then that is all that matters; you don’t have to prove anything except that you learned something that helped you understand yourself better.

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This Mysterious Cancer Curing And Money-Drawing Pl

This Mysterious Cancer Curing And Money-Drawing Plant Is Something You Want To Have   Used for drawing in potential love-partners and money for centuries (and still), but little people know about it. Read more about the mysteries of Dragon Blood… What Is Dragon’s Blood? And A Bit Of History   There is still a lot of confusion about the actual source of Dragon’s Blood. In the ancient days people claimed to its source to be actual dragon’s blood, or elephants blood who had lost their lives in mortal combat. The resin of Dracaena species, “true” dragon’s blood, and the very poisonous mineral cinnabar (mercury sulfide) were often confused by the ancient Romans. In ancient China, little or no distinction was made among the types of dragon’s blood from the different species. Both Dracaena and Daemonorops resins are still often marketed today as dragon’s blood, with little or no distinction being made between the plant sources; however, the resin obtained from Daemonorops has become the most commonly sold type in modern times, often in the form of large balls of resin.

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History And Legends Of The Dream Catcher

History And Legends Of The Dream Catcher   Dream Catchers more than just to protect the “sleeping ones” with visions of the “great path” through our waking life. They can carry powerful messages from our higher self and ancestors.  Dream catchers are one of the most engaging customs of Indigenous Americans. The standard dream catcher was intended to defend the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would pass through the hole in the middle of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get wrapped up in the web, and expire when the 1st rays from the sun struck them. The dream catcher has been part of Indigenous American culture for generations. One part of Indigenous American dream catcher is related to the convention of the ring. Some First Americans of Northern America held the ring in the highest esteem, as it designated strength and unity. Many symbols started round the ring, and one of those symbols is the dream catcher. Legend of the Dreamcatcher Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. Only spiritual leaders of the Lakota could understand. As Iktomi spoke, he took the elder’s willow hoop – which had feathers, horse hair, beads and offerings on it – and began to spin a web. Long ago, when the world was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain. On the mountain, he had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi – the great trickster and teacher of wisdom – appeared in the form of a spider. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life and how we begin our lives as infants. We then move on to childhood and in to adulthood. Finally, we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, thus, completing the cycle. “But,” Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, “in each time of life there are many forces – some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction.” He continued, “There are many forces and different directions that can help or interfere with the harmony of nature and also with the Great Spirit and all of his wonderful teachings.” All while the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web … starting from the outside and working toward the center. When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the Lakota elder the web and said, “See, the web is a perfect circle, but there is a hole in the center of the circle.” “Use the web to help yourself and your people … to reach your goals and make use of your people’s ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas, and the bad ones will go through the hole.” (Note: Some bands believe the bad ideas are caught in the web and the good ideas pass through to the individual.

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Ancient Giants and The Underground Hyperborean Gal

Ancient Giants and The Underground Hyperborean Gallery Unearthed in Romania   Stories of giants living peacefully in complete harmony with nature have touched our ears from the earliest of ages. But who knew those stories were based on real events with ancient giants that once ruled over the lands surrounding the Carpathian Mountains? Around 3500 BC, an enigmatic civilization called the Agathyr, belonging to the Scythian tribe, built an underground system of tunnels, today known as the Hyperborean Gallery. Whatever it kept hidden away from sight for thousands of years was uncovered in 1970s by a group of archaeologists, in today’s Rosia Montana, in Romania. The series of discoveries made in those subterranean galleries and in the vicinity of the excavation site are of such magnitude, that it can question the content of all our history books.

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Meet Armenia’s Stonehenge: P... by Patric De Nooij

Meet Armenia’s Stonehenge: Predating the Pyramids of Egypt by three thousand years   Not only does the enigmatic ‘Armenian Stonehenge’ predate the pyramids and its more famous counterpart in England by thousands of years, some of the rocks on the site depict curious beings with elongated heads and almond shaped eyes. Located in modern-day Armenia, in Karahunj also known as Zorats Karer or Armenia’s Stonehenge, we find a set of mysterious depictions which have caused controversial reactions ever since their discovery. Carahunge or Karahunj is an ancient site believed to predate England’s Stonehenge by at least 3,500 years and the Pyramids of ancient Egypt by staggering 3,000 years. This ancient complex occupies over 7 hectares and offers its visitors a number of strange carvings created by early civilizations that inhabited the region thousands of years ago. Many of its visitors agree that this impressive ancient site is very similar to Stonehenge. The ancient site’s main similarity lies in the curious circular patterns of the stones. Just like Armenia’s counterpart in England; the true purpose remains a profound mystery for archaeologists who are unable to solve the mystery of the stones. Theories trying to explain what this ancient site was thousands of years ago are abundant, but the most accepted ones are that his ancient complex was either an astronomical or ceremonial complex. However, researchers cannot possibly know due to a lack of information and historic records.

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Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers

Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers Satay, or sate, is a dish of grilled diced meat, on skewers, that originated in Indonesia. These satay chicken skewers are very popular and can be found in most South East Asian cuisines. You will need to prepare myPaleo satay sauce to go with the chicken. This will add about an 40 minutes to the recipe but of course you can make the sauce ahead of time.  Paleo Satay Chicken Skewers   Author: Irena Macri Serves:8 skewers

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Paleo Protein Muesli Bars

Paleo Protein Muesli Bars Good quality protein bars are super convenient for those in a rush or as a quick post-workout protein snack. I know there are quite a few protein bars on the market but sometimes you just want to make your own so that you know exactly what’s inside. Plus you can make a big batch that will last for a few weeks. These protein bars are inspired by a traditional breakfast muesli bar.  Sometimes I will have them with my morning coffee when I don’t have the time to prepare a full meal and I find them very satiating. I also love having one of these in a bag for when I get caught out with no paleo options on the run, and my partner, who is trying to eat more protein (and eat more in general to put on some body mass) is a fan of these as well. They should not become a regular replacement of a nourishing meal but they are handy to have around. Cook’s notes These bars are nut based and although nuts are full of good fats, they also contain phytic acid. In large amounts, the phytates decrease the absorption of that food’s beneficial minerals. That’s why I highly recommend pre-soaking the nuts before use to reduce the phytates content, to make them easier to digest and to make beneficial nutrients more bioavailable (aka ‘activate those nuts’). If you want to make a nut free version, replace the nuts with a variety of seeds and maybe some desiccated coconut. As for the protein powder, I recommend using something that you body can handle well. I am usingAmazonia’s Raw Fermented Paleo Protein, which is a vegetarian and paleo friendly protein powder made with a bunch of good quality, organic fermented plant based ingredients including pea, quinoa, and millet. That’s correct – the soaking, sprouting and fermenting of these ingredients dramatically reduces and deactivates any present antinutrietnts (e.g. phytates, lectins etc), making them gut friendly. A combination of different plant proteins in this powder ensures the completeness of amino acids and it contains Omega-3 rich Sacha Inch. It’s a good option for those looking for a more sustainable protein powder or who can’t tolerate whey/casein or egg white powders.  Regardless of which type of powder you use, go for a neutral or vanilla flavour, although chocolate would also work well in this recipe. Read more about paleo friendly protein powders and which one to choose for you in our Simple Guide To Paleo Protein Powders. Nutty Paleo Protein Bars   Author: Irena Macri

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Piña Colada Smoothie With Flavoured Spirulina

Piña Colada Smoothie With Flavoured Spirulina Piña colada is one of those cocktails that we hate to admit we like, even the boys. Yes, it’s kitsch and slightly juvenile but we love the way this coconut pineapple thirst-quencher tastes of summer and beach holidays. I wanted to bring some its tropical paradise qualities into my morning so I decided to make an alcohol-free version with the added bonus of some green superfoods. Behold my paleo-friendly, spirulina enriched, virgin piña colada smoothie!!! As well as using frozen bananas, pineapple and coconut cream, I wanted to inject this drinks with a few extra nutrients and add some green superfood powder. I’m a fan of spirulina powder as it’s super rich in antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients, but I have to say that it can often ruin a perfectly delicious smoothie with its grassy marine flavor (a little goes a long way and I am usually happy to put up with the flavor to get the extra benefits). However, this time I was using a different type of Natural Tropical Flavoured Spirulina powder from Nature’s Way and for the first time ever (yes, I have tried a few spirulina powders in the past), it actually mixed in seamlessly with my smoothie, and even complimented my cleverly chosen flavours. This particular flavoured spirulina powder is naturally flavoured with pineapple and slightly sweetened with stevia, which means no added sugar or preservatives and the overall flavor of the powder is much milder and more pleasant. The colour is still vivid forest green but I like that. I also tried this powder in a couple of other shakes and it works well with berries and cacao as well, you could simply mix it with water.Of course, you can use regular spirulina powder if you can’t find Nature’s Way Superfoods version in your area (in Australia it’s available form Woolworths and Health 365). The smoothie will also work well with wheatgrass or other mixed superfood powders, or you can add some spinach leaves. You can serve this as a drinking smoothie in glasses or in a bowl with added nuts, coconut flakes, bee pollen etc. I hear smoothie bowls are all the rage at the moment. Enjoy as part of your breakfast or as a treat. AND, if you own a powerful blender like Vitamix, you can try freezing both bananas and pineapple and making this into a creamy ice-cream dessert. Trying that next!   Piña Colada Smoothie With Spirulina

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Stinging Nettle Soup with Crispy Bacon

Stinging Nettle Soup with Crispy Bacon Foraging for food in the wild is as primal as it comes and it seems to be all the rage in the world’s trendiest restaurants. In today’s recipe I am using stinging nettle, a very common edible wild green, which can be used in soups and salads. A little bit about foraging Foraging for and cooking with wild edibles has lots of nutritional and environmental benefits and provides a way of connecting with the land. Depending on the area, some of the more common wild edibles include nettle, dandelion, sorrel, marigold flowers, violets, horseradish, blackberry, crab apple, fennel, wild garlic, chestnuts, finger lime, lemon myrtle, figs, elderflower, kakadu plum, ironbark, yams and rosehips. It is crucial that you learn to identify the edible plants, berries, fruit and mushrooms before you go foraging in your local park or in the bush. Many plants, and especially mushrooms, can look alike so it’s important that you start out by foraging with an experienced guide and that you check the mushrooms with the local rangers before taking them home. Be aware of safety as some plants can be poisonous or can cause an allergic reaction. Remember to treat wild plants with respect as they may be rare or needed to feed the local wildlife. There are many fantastic guide books and online resources and you can search for a local foraging group on websites like Meetup.com, or look for an organized wild foraging tours. Alternatively, you can often find wild edibles at your local farmers markets and specialty grocers. Cook’s notes: Stinging nettle contains vitamin C and substantial levels of iron. Pick young, fresh leaves and when matured, pick the leaves from the top and don’t forget to wear some gloves to prevent stinging. At first sign of flowering, stop collecting as the plant will now start producing cystoliths, which can be absorbed by the body and interfere with kidney function. Fresh nettle can be used in tea, wilted with butter and pepper, added to stews, soups and stuffing.   Stinging Nettle Soup with Crispy Bacon

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Crispy Skin Chicken With Honey Garlic Sauce

Crispy Skin Chicken With Honey Garlic Sauce It might seem like a skill reserved for professional chefs but making perfectly crispy skin chicken is actually easier than you think. The secret? Fry it slow and steady. In this recipe I show you how to make delicious, succulent crispy skin chicken thighs with honey garlic sauce vegetables. This dish got an ‘Oh yeah!’ from my partner so I’m sure you guys will love it. To get crispy skin when cooking chicken requires slow pan frying starting with low heat and then gradually increasing it to high. This renders the fat in the skin of the chicken (aka melts it) and allows the meat to cook through properly without burning. Once the skin is golden brown and crispy (which should take around 12-13 minutes), the meaty side only takes another 5-6 minutes. It’s a bit like cooking crispy skin duck breast. Depending on how many chicken thighs you are frying at the same time, you can choose to cook the veggies and the sauce in the same pan (using the rendered chicken fat instead of adding oil) or you can do it in a second frying pan. Simply pour some of the chicken fat into a new pan and heat it over medium-high heat. My method below describes cooking vegetables and the sauce in the same pan as the chicken. Serve with cauliflower rice or steamed greens or broccoli. Crispy Skin Chicken With Honey Garlic Sauce   Author: Irena Macri Recipe type:Main Serves:2 Prep time:15 mins

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Easy Grilled Pork Cutlets & Hazelnut Red Cabbage S

Easy Grilled Pork Cutlets & Hazelnut Red Cabbage Slaw Here is a new dish in my Complete Paleo Meals series, in which I share my favourite dinner recipes that are well balanced and include protein, veggies and some healthy carbs all in one. Today it’s grilled pork cutlets (can be steaks or chops) with a gorgeous, crunchy rainbow slaw salad with hazelnuts. Good quality pork meat is highly underrated in my opinion. The key is YOU HAVE to get the good stuff. I simply don’t buy cheap pork anymore, both for ethical and nutritional reasons. And pasture raised/bred pork meat really tastes a lot better. Even the good stuff is still very affordable. So yes, be kinder to the piggies and to yourself. If you don’t eat pork, feel free to use chicken or beef steaks instead. The rainbow slaw is full of fibre and antioxidants – the more colours you throw in the better, so feel free to add some leafy green chard or fresh fennel, whatever is in season. What I love about this meal is how easy and quick it is to make. You can make a large batch of the slaw over the weekend and keep it in a zip lock bag undressed. Then just make the dressing and voilà. Grilling the pork takes not time at all and you’ll have a nutritious meal on the table in 20 minutes. I hope you enjoy this one. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Easy Grilled Pork Cutlets & Hazelnut Red Cabbage Slaw   Author: Irena Macri

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Chocolisious Coconut Jaffa Cups

Chocolisious Coconut Jaffa Cups I like treats like everyone else but even with some cheeky desserts

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Prawn Arrabbiata With Zucchini Spaghetti

Prawn Arrabbiata With Zucchini Spaghetti   Good pasta is one of my weaknesses but I have long gotten used to many fantastic paleo pasta alternatives such as zucchini noodles, seaweed pasta or spaghetti squash. These ribbon making friendly vegetables go with most pasta sauces and provide many beneficial nutrients and fibre. Today I want to share one of my favourite (and super simple) sauces with a little twist. You will ideally need a vegetable spaghetti maker, also known as a spiralizer. Arrabbiata  sauce is a simple yet rich tomato sauce with lots of garlic, chilli and olive oil – Italian’s essential flavours in one pot. It goes with so many things. I love seafood – rich in Omega-3’s and essential minerals – so I often add prawns or even tinned salmon to this sauce, but you can easily grill some chicken or add some ground up beef or diced cooked sausage.  My vegetarian friends can add pan-fried mushrooms. If yo don’t have a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles, you can easily use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons instead. The key to cooking zucchini (courgette) noodles is to barely cook them at all. You literally warm them up in the sauce and they are ready to go. Feel free to sprinkle with grated Parmesan or crumbled goat’s cheese, or some nutritional yeast flakes. This is a great complete paleo meal. Bon appetit!           Prawn Arrabbiata With Zucchini Spaghetti   Author:

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Cauliflower Cups with Herb Pesto and Lamb

Cauliflower Cups with Herb Pesto and Lamb   When did cauliflower become the next “it” ingredient? The blogosphere seems to have been overcome by this crisp cruciferous veggie that was previously only used as a dipper for dressings, steamed with other veggies or tucked in a casserole. Now, everywhere you turn there’s a recipe featuring a new use for cauliflower. Cauliflower Cups with Herb Pesto and Lamb INGREDIENTS Cauliflower Cups: ·        2 Tbsp refined coconut oil, melted ·        4 cups coarsely chopped fresh cauliflower ·        2 large eggs ·        ½ cup almond meal ·        ¼ tsp black pepper ·        4 scallions ·        12 oz ground lamb or ground pork ·

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MANGO, AVOCADO, AND SPINACH SMOOTHIE

MANGO, AVOCADO, AND SPINACH SMOOTHIE This recipe brings healthy fats back into the smoothie game – and with one of the healthiest fat sources around. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat – that’s the same kind found in olive oil – plus an impressive amount of vitamin E, magnesium, all the B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients. The avocados bring the nutritional A-game, but in terms of taste, the mango is really the star here: the avocado is mild enough to take a back seat, and the spinach really disappears for an almost untasteable nutrient boost. It’s a  tropical fruit flavor that works perfectly for a summer treat. As always,

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PEACH GREEN ICED TEA

PEACH GREEN ICED TEA   Have you ever tried going through the commercial bottled tea at a grocery store or convenience store? The amount of sugar on display is pretty depressing. But there’s an easy and much cheaper answer: make your own. Peach tea made from just peaches and tea, what a concept! This recipe does take a little longer than grabbing a bottle off a shelf, but in return you get to customize the flavor. If you want to add more peaches, or less fruit juice to make it a little less sweet, you can tweak everything exactly to your taste. This would be a refreshing way to cool down after a long workout, or a tasty drink to savor at the end of a long day. Serve it for afternoon tea with some Paleo goodies, or just make a batch and then keeping it in the fridge for the times when a craving for something sweet hits.

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LYCHEE AND PEACH BELLINI

LYCHEE AND PEACH BELLINI Looking for something festive and bubbly to ring in the New Year? Alcohol is a Paleo gray area, but plenty of people are fine with it at least occasionally, and if you’re going to indulge, it ought to be something really delicious. This drink starts with a classic Bellini recipe, but adds a sweet and almost floral flavor from the lychee fruit to complement the peach juice. Lychee fruit (also spelled litchi or leechee) is native to China and most popular in Southeast Asia, where it’s been a popular dessert fruit for hundreds of years. Outside of Asia, it’s available in bigger grocery stores (or take a hike down to a Chinese grocery and stock up on spices while you’re at it!). Lychees have a red skin on the outside (peel this of before pureeing them), but on the inside the flesh is white.

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4 Surprising Health Benefits... by Patric De Nooij

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Marijuana    Did you know that marijuana is a vegetable? Yup,  it’s true. The marijuana plant’s leaves and buds are actually loaded with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds. These compounds are known as cannabidiols (CBD) and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever you want to call it, a superfood. Yup,  it’s true. Don’t Get Dazed And Confused But when heated, all of that goodness evaporates  it goes up in smoke and is blown away. Instead, be blown away by the health benefits of juicing the raw marijuana plant. When heated the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)   is released from the plant. Most people don’t want medicine to get “high” though. Our bodies were made to receive cannabidiols and the plant does not need to be heated to get these healing properties.  We have cannabinoid receptors built-in to our bodies. Getting CBD into your body can normalize functional systems like cell communication and immune functions. This means that the systems that make up your body,

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COCONUT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

COCONUT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE   What summer afternoon would be complete without a cold glass of lemonade? There’s a classic lemonade recipe here, but if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, why not jazz it up with some coconut and fruit? As well as being a delicious treat, this is also the ideal post-workout recovery drink for the hot summer months. A brutal WOD in a box without air conditioning, or even a quick jog in 90-degree heat can really take it out of you, and dehydration and electrolyte loss are nobody’s friends. So once you’re done sweating it out, stir up a batch of lemonade to rehydrate and replenish your electrolyte stores. Coconut water is full of potassium to help prevent muscle cramping, and the mint and citrus add a very pleasant zing. If you’ve really been sweating, you could also add a pinch of salt – not enough for you to taste the difference, but enough to help you recover. For a bit of extra flavor, this recipe calls for strawberries, but you can replace this with any type of fruit

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STRAWBERRY-KIWI MOJITO SMOOTHIE

STRAWBERRY-KIWI MOJITO SMOOTHIE This two-toned fruity drink is perfect for summertime – make it with alcohol for an adult treat, or leave out the booze for a fun, multicolored smoothie you can share with anyone. The layers of strawberry and kiwi add a pretty visual effect, with colors that are perfect for the warmer weather and blending the mint right in with the fruit gives it a fun and slightly different flavor. As for adding the alcohol to it – alcohol is very much a grey area, and many people find that they just don’t do well with it. For some it’s a gut irritant; for others it just makes them feel lousy. If you’re in the no-alcohol camp, just leave the rum out of it; the smoothie will still be tasty. But alcohol is also an important part of human social occasions, and eating Paleo shouldn’t cut you off from your friends and family. If you do tolerate alcohol well, most people are fine having a glass occasionally, especially when you’re mixing up your own drink and not relying on something full of food coloring and sugar

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FROZEN COCONUT STRAWBERRY DRINK

FROZEN COCONUT STRAWBERRY DRINK Try a different twist on strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream with this Paleo-friendly drink. Blended frozen fruit with coconut water makes a naturally sweet base, and some coconut-milk whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on top on top take it beyond an everyday smoothie into the realm of truly indulgent desserts. If you’ve never made coconut-milk whipped cream before, it’s not hard, but the process is a little counterintuitive. Take an unopened can of full-fat coconut milk (do not use the “lite” kind; it won’t work) and stick it in the fridge, preferably overnight. Then turn it upside-down and open the bottom with a can opener. At the “top” (which is really the bottom of the can) you’ll see a layer of coconut water; you can use this in the actual drink or do whatever else you like with it. Below that, there will be a layer of solid cream. Take that coconut cream and whip it for a few minutes until it gets fluffy like whipped cream. Add vanilla if you like. The key point here is to chill the milk and drain away the water; if you try to whip it with that water still in, it won’t work. Alternately, if you can find it, you can buy small cans labeled “coconut cream” – this is not the same as coconut milk and you can chill and whip it without separating any

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Eco-Cooler: The Zero Electricity Air Cooler

  Eco-Cooler: The Zero Electricity Air Cooler Most homes in Rural Bangladesh a

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momondo – The DNA Journey

momondo – The DNA Journey   It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. If you dare to question who you really are, head to http://momon.do/Lets.Open.Our.World to WIN your own DNA journey: a DNA kit and the chance to vis

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MORNING PALEO SMOOTHIE

MORNING PALEO SMOOTHIE   In my Paleo Breakfast Ideas article, one of my recommendations was a smoothie made out of a base of either crushed ice or coconut milk. I know for a lot of people smoothies are a no-brainer, but I’m sure that having a more specific recipe will help a lot of people make the best concoctions and also give some new ideas to try out.

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FRESH LEMONADE WITH THYME

FRESH LEMONADE WITH THYME We’re in the mood to celebrate! We could not be more excited to notice that we’ve reached quite an astonishing goal with the Paleo community: 50,000 followers on Facebook. Since celebrations are in order, we decided to share this delicious and refreshing beverage recipe with you. My inspiration for this recipe comes from the unbearably hot summer days. This, and the fact that my thyme has been growing out of control in my herb garden. It’s quite simple and easy to prepare, which is one of the best things about it, as it can be whipped up in no time. Just a side note, if you wish to sweeten the lemonade, you can always use a little bit of raw honey. People often complain that there’s not many options with it comes to Paleo drinks. It can be true if you come from a place where sugary drinks like sodas and fruit juices are staples and water is only rarely drank on its own. When you get used to a diet where the main liquid to drink is water it can still be nice from time to time to change it up and drink something a little different.

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THE ‘SHAZAM’ FOR PLANTS WILL IDENTIFY ANY PLANT FR

  THE ‘SHAZAM’ FOR PLANTS WILL IDENTIFY ANY PLANT FROM A PICTURE   An estimated 400,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, and, understandably,

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EASY TO MAKE VANILLA CINNAMON ALMOND MILK RECIPE

EASY TO MAKE VANILLA CINNAMON ALMOND MILK RECIPE   I have always wanted to try making my own almond milk and was so excited to learn how easy it is to do (and how delicious it tastes). Almond milk is a wonderful alternative for people who have intolerances to dairy and soy, or for vegans who would rather opt out of animal products entirely. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t mean that people who consume almond milk will be deficient in nutrients, however; in fact, consuming almond milk can help fight against coronary heart disease, and provides many other benefits as well. Potassium, a key mineral found in almonds, also improves heart health, acting as a vasodilator and reducing tension and strain on the heart. People unfamiliar with plant-based eating often wonder how vegans get enough calcium without drinking milk, but a number of studies have demonstrated that dairy consumption actually does the opposite of what we have long been told: that dairy is necessary for bone health. Extensive research has shown that populations which consume the highest quantity of dairy also report the highest instances of bone fractures and osteoporosis. (Check out this article that reveals the horrible truth of the dairy industry in 5 minutes.) Almond milk helps combat the deterioration of bones by providing our bodies with 30 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium, as well as 25 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps reduce your risk for arthritis and osteoporosis, all while helping your immune system. What’s more, calcium and Vitamin D work synergistically to give us healthy bones and teeth. So let’s make some nut milk and give our body the goodness it needs! What You’ll Need

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ELITE SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION STATING ANIMALS

ELITE SCIENTISTS SIGN DECLARATION STATING ANIMALS HAVE CONSCIOUS AWARENESS, JUST LIKE HUMANS   4 years ago a declaration was signed by a prominent group of scientists known as The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness following their conclusion that animals have conscious understanding, just as we do and to the same degree. This list includes all mammals and birds, along with many other creatures. I know that some of you may be thinking this is self-evident — I mean, haven’t we known this all along? — but the vast majority of people clearly haven’t reached this understanding. The way we are currently treating animals on a mass scale on this planet speaks to this ignorance. Even though it seems like an obvious acknowledgment for scientists to make, the implications of this statement could truly change the world. The fact that animals are sentient beings can no longer be ignored. The Declaration Stated The Following: The field of Consciousness research is rapidly evolving. Abundant new techniques and strategies for human and non-human animal research have been developed. Consequently, more data is becoming readily available, and this calls for a periodic reevaluation of previously held preconceptions in this field. Studies of non-human animals have shown that homologous brain circuits correlated with conscious experience and perception can be selectively facilitated and disrupted to assess whether they are in fact necessary for those experiences. Moreover, in humans, new non-invasive techniques are readily available to survey the correlates of consciousness. The neural substrates of emotions do not appear to be confined to cortical structures. In fact, subcortical neural networks aroused during affective states in humans are also critically important for generating emotional behaviors in animals. Artificial arousal of the same brain regions generates corresponding behavior and feeling states in both humans and non-human animals. Wherever in the brain one evokes instinctual emotional behaviors in non-human

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HOW TO CLEAR SERIOUSLY BLOCKED SINUSES NATURALLY I

HOW TO CLEAR SERIOUSLY BLOCKED SINUSES NATURALLY IN 1 MINUTE   Having clogged sinuses isn’t fun. You can’t breath, you can’t smell, it can hurt, and it changes your voice entirely. Finding relief when you have clogged sinuses is usually like finding a million dollars on the ground — it’s amazing! The causes for nasal congestion can range greatly, and you don’t have to be sick to be congested. Many people will experience congestion from allergies, temperatures, dust, smoking, spicy food, and air particles. Recently I was at Contact In The Desert and I found myself having clogged sinuses from the blowing sand and dry air. Within two days, I couldn’t breathe at all out of one side of my nose and my sinuses got blocked up, causing my face and head to hurt. I needed a solution. After trying to blow my nose over and over again, I turned to the internet for relief. Sure enough, the internet came through. I found a video by Dr. Adam that quickly and easily explained how to clear sinuses using your fingers in about 1 minute — and no, they didn’t have to go in my nose. Sure enough, I had relief from the pain the blockage was causing, and I could breathe! Some might be wondering why I didn’t take sinus or cold medication to get relief. The answer is simple: I don’t like taking medication for anything unless I absolutely have to. I know many of you are on the same page and like to do things naturally. Many cold medications just mask symptoms and come with negative side effects

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BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE by Patric De Nooij

BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE January got you down? How about a trip to the tropics? Maybe not literally, but at least your mouth can take a vacation with this cheerful, fruity smoothie. Mango, banana, and orange juice combine for a midwinter treat without any extra sweeteners, and you can use your choice of coconut milk for extra tropical flavor or almond milk if you’re not huge on the coconut taste. Of course, all the usual smoothie caveats apply here. This is not a meal (no protein!) and shouldn’t be mistaken for one. The calories come mostly from sugar, and sugar from fruit is completely identical to any other kind of sugar. Yes, it does have vitamins in it – mangos in particular are rich in Vitamin C  – but you can get

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PINK GRAPEFRUIT LEMONADE

PINK GRAPEFRUIT LEMONADE It’s officially summer, so why not cool down with a glass of grapefruit lemonade? It’s a perfect way to jazz up the classic summertime beverage. As a bonus, you get to eat a fruit that you may not get eat that often and use it in a way other than sprinkled with sugar, or in a salad. Pink Grapefruits are high in vitamin C, lycopene, and potassium. Add that to the Vitamin C from the lemons and you get a pretty nutritious thirst quencher. The recipe is simple and quite versatile. It calls for 1⁄4 cup honey

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SPINACH-BLUEBERRY FROZEN SMOOTHIE

SPINACH-BLUEBERRY FROZEN SMOOTHIE   Smoothies don’t make for a complete breakfast on their own, but they can be really nice as a treat every now and again. The almond butter in this one gives it a very rich texture, and the spinach does the trick that spinach always does in smoothies: adds a lot of nutrition without actually affecting the flavor much. The obvious way to get a frozen banana is to just buy an ordinary banana and freeze it, but remember to take the peel off before you stick it in the freezer, or you’ll end up having to scrape off a frozen banana peel. If your blender isn’t very powerful, sometimes it also helps to chop the banana into pieces before freezing, so it blends more easily. Serve this with brunch or quickly blend it up as a snack – it doesn’t have any significant amount of protein in it, so it doesn’t count as a meal on its own, but it would be great with

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RASPBERRY-LIME FLAVORED WATER

RASPBERRY-LIME FLAVORED WATER If giving up Crystal Lite or Vitamin Water was the hardest part of going Paleo, here’s a recipe to make you forget all about the fake-sugar crystals and chemical “strawberry” or “fruit punch” flavor that never had anything to do with any kind of actual berry. For a Paleo take on fruit-infused water, this drink adds sweetness with raspberries and a tart citrus flavor with quartered limes. It’s naturally refreshing and delicious, no sugar involved. To get the best possible flavor, let it sit in the fridge for several hours – the longer you let it rest, the tastier it gets. You can also refill the jar with water more than once before all the fruit flavor is exhausted. For light afternoon refreshment, this would be perfect with some coconut squares or

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EGG SALAD DIP

EGG SALAD DIP   This fresh, herb-flavored egg dip is creamy enough to scoop up with your favorite veggie strips, but with just enough of a bite to keep it interesting. It’s great for an afternoon snack, with plenty of healthy fat and protein to help tide you over until dinnertime – so much better than a handful of crackers or popcorn that would just leave you hungry again in half an hour. It’s also perfect as an after-school snack for kids (not to mention a sneaky way to get them eating a few vegetables!). You could always serve this dip with your favorite recipe for Paleo crackers, but an even simpler and easier alternative is to just use some dipping vegetables. A few ideas to get you started: ·         Pepper strips (any color) ·         Carrots (just chop up the big ones; it’s cheaper than buying baby carrots) ·         Broccoli or cauliflower ·         Celery sticks ·         Cherry tomatoes (with a fork or toothpicks) ·

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BAKED EGGS WITH PANCETTA AND MUSHROOMS

BAKED EGGS WITH PANCETTA AND MUSHROOMS   Here’s a versatile egg dish that works equally well for breakfast or for dinner: high-quality protein, healthy fat, and a big pile of vegetables all conveniently finished in the same pan. And it’s easy to adjust for very different appetites at the same table: just give each person as many eggs as they’re hungry for. Add the fast prep time, and you’ve got a winner for any meal when the clock is ticking but you still want something tasty to eat. The only part of the recipe that might be tricky is finding a good pancetta. Pancetta is a type of cured pork – like other cured meats, it’s perfectly Paleo-friendly if the ingredients are all healthy, but you’ll need to check the package for sugar, preservatives, and other junk. It’s worthwhile finding a high-quality brand, though, because the pancetta really adds a delicious flavor to the whole recipe. It’s that irresistible combination of smoky and salty, with plenty of healthy animal fat along for the ride: pancetta gives bacon some serious competition in the taste department. The recipe calls for a big pile of greens, but you don’t have to be tied down to spinach specifically. Don’t be shy about replacing it with arugula, chard, or any other leafy greens that you like. They’re all extremely nutritious, and this is a recipe that was made to be modified: figure out exactly how you like it, and you’ll always have an easy “emergency meal” ready to go when you need one.   Baked Eggs with Pancetta And Mushrooms Recipe   Ingredients   metric units ·

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BREAKFAST STUFFED PEPPERS

BREAKFAST STUFFED PEPPERS Good morning, sunshine! Get your day off to a bright and delicious start with these easy breakfast-themed stuffed peppers – if you’re looking for something new to do with your eggs, this is a creative alternative to the fried-poached-omelet rotation and an easy vehicle for plenty of vegetables along with your protein. Add ham or bacon for a hearty breakfast or leave it with just the eggs if you prefer a lighter meal to start the day. If you can’t eat eggs or simply don’t like them, you could also substitute ground meat or loose sausage meat (not in casings) for the eggs. And don’t be afraid to play around with the vegetables either, if you have something else hanging around in the fridge that needs to be eaten. The great thing about stuffed peppers is how well they take just about anything and make it tasty. Like most baked egg recipes these peppers travel very well; the eggs hold the insides together so the stuffing doesn’t spill out as much as it does with regular stuffed peppers. Why not make a double batch so you’ll have easy leftovers for breakfast tomorrow too?   Breakfast Stuffed Peppers Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 bell peppers, sliced in half, core and seeds removed

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EGG SALAD WITH ROASTED BELL PEPPER

EGG SALAD WITH ROASTED BELL PEPPER Add smoky flavor and a pop of color to ordinary egg salad with roasted bell peppers and fresh chives mixed in. If you can find bell peppers roasted in a Paleo-friendly fat at the store, it makes your job even easier, but if not, you can always roast your own – it’s not hard, and as a bonus, you even get to pick the colors. Egg salad is a convenient snack rich in protein and healthy fats: if you’re getting munchy, it’s a much better choice than trail mix or dried fruit. Try it with baby carrots or bell peppers sliced into wide strips (think of those tortilla chips shaped for scooping up salsa). This variation is also a fun thing to bring to a potluck, since it’s a dish you know people will like, but with an interesting twist that makes it just a little bit special. Alternately, you could make it into a light meal by wrapping it up in lettuce leaves, maybe with a little mustard and some fruit or other vegetables on the side. Egg salad is such a versatile ready-made protein that it’s hard to not 

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The Magic Power of Words and Why Words Rule the Wo

The Magic Power of Words and Why Words Rule the World Pao L. Chang, Contributor “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” – Confucius We hear and speak words everyday for the reason that we heavily rely on them to communicate. Because of this, words play a very important role for shaping our beliefs and perception of reality. It is estimated that the average person speaks more than 7,000 words per day. Even though we hear and speak words everyday, most of us have no clue as to how powerful words are. What most people do not know about words is that they have magic properties and are very effective for deceiving the mind. However, words can also be used to empower the mind. In this article, I will show you how words are used to trick you to give up your natural rights and spiritual powers to the state. Every time you give up your spiritual powers and natural rights to a government agency, you are committing sin against the Prime Creator. The process of using words to trick you to commit sin is what I like to refer to as word magic. Be aware that word magic can be used for good or evil purposes. If you are new to word magic, I recommend reading my empowering article titled Magic and the Power of Words. My article shows you evidence of why words have magic power.   One of the first things the state does to trick you to give up your natural rights, so they can make you play their vampiric game called the debt-based commerce system is by convincing you to sign commercial contracts with their government. Your first commercial contract with the state is the birth certificate. I am not going to go into details about the birth certificate, because this article is about educating you to become aware of the magic power of words and why words rule the world. If you want to learn more about the birth certificate, watch the short and informative video below.

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A Wise Sage Reveals the Practical Truth About

A Wise Sage Reveals the Practical Truth About Your Third Eye Christina Sarich, Staff There are countless descriptions of the powers of the pineal to transport us into other realms, but perhaps no other explanation is as clear and concise as that offered by Jaggi Vasudev, commonly known as Sadhguru, the Indian yogi, and mystic. This wise teacher tells us that the mysteries of the pineal are found beyond its physical location in the body. He explains that we can believe in peace, but true ecstatic union with the Divine can only happen through the pathless path – that is a transcendence of the physical reality which we currently are experiencing. “This is a dialectical culture. You don’t take these things literally, logically. You need to always read behind it…. The third eye is not a physical thing. It is just that if your energies reach a certain peak within you, you have a new clarity of vision of  life. You see everything from a completely different dimension.” – 

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Teenager Develops Economical Purifier Using Organi

Teenager Develops Economical Purifier Using Organic Waste to Make Clean Water Sofia Adamsom, Staff Young talent such as Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai, a 13-year-old from Odisha, India, who designed a water purifier that functions on waste corn cobs, is the type of inspiration needed in a world where most people are focused on consuming versus solving problems such as water contamination. Industry, deforestation, fossil fuel excavation, and over-consumption have turned many natural waterways into hazardous waste. Considering that water is vital to human health and

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Raw Carrot Juice

Raw Carrot Juice an Effective Cancer Treatment for Survivor Phillip Schneider, Staff  We’ve all heard stories about people who have cured their cancer with compounds like cannabis oil. But did you know that there are more options than just cannabis oil that mother nature has given us to battle cancer? Take for example Ann Cameron, an American woman who cured her stage 4 colon and lung cancer by using nothing but carrot juice. On June 6x, 2012 Ann was given surgery for recently diagnosed stage 3 colon cancer. After the surgery she started feeling better, but when offered chemotherapy she declined. Five months later on November 6, she received the

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WHAT IS, IS

WHAT IS, IS   Let’s remember that whatever we are right now or whatever that is right now IS.

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HIGHER SELF GUIDANCE

HIGHER SELF GUIDANCE   Your higher self wants the very best for you, it is you at the higher level.   As it guides you, it will put you in situations and allow you to experience things you need to experience for your greatest good and growth.

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MATERIALISM 1

  MATERIALISM

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GUIDANCE OF OUR HEARTS

    GUIDANCE OF OUR HEARTS   Our heart is a great guide in our experience, it is the true feeler.

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BROILED GRAPEFRUIT by Patric De Nooij

BROILED GRAPEFRUIT The standard response to a grapefruit is to either smother it with sugar, or eat it out of a can loaded with sugary syrup, masking the fruit’s natural tang and acidity behind a comforting blanket of sweetness. But eating grapefruit this way essentially turns a very healthy food into a bowl of candy – and that’s certainly no way to start the morning! Don’t give up grapefruit altogether, though. Yes, they’ve been overhyped by fad diets like the Grapefruit Diet, and they won’t magically melt 10 pounds off your hips, but even without the hype, they’re definitely a food worth including in your diet. Grapefruit are high in Vitamin C and many different types of antioxidants. And there’s actually some

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CHUNKY FRUIT POPSICLES

CHUNKY FRUIT POPSICLES There’s really no way to make a popsicle sophisticated. Licking your dessert off a stick will always be an undignified exercise in drippy, sticky fingers and accidental slurping sounds – that’s what makes it so much fun. It’s a way for grown-ups to peel off a layer of inhibitions and get back in touch with their inner sixth grader who just got let loose for summer vacation. It’s even more fun for kids, especially if they’re feeling restricted on Paleo and want to have the same kind of treats that their friends are enjoying. These popsicles give you all the juicy fun without the cough-medicine-cherry flavor you’ll find in the freezer section. I chose a tropical blend of papayas, strawberries, kiwis, and pineapples, but the recipe is easily customizable with whatever kind of fruit you like. If there’s something in your fruit bowl that’s about to go bad, don’t hesitate to throw it in! You could even make double-decker popsicles by pouring two layers of different fruit blends into the mold. To make this recipe, you’ll need your own popsicle molds, but you can usually find these very cheaply. After just a few batches of popsicles, it becomes a lot cheaper to make your own than buy them from the store. Homemade popsicles don’t have all the preservatives that hold the store-bought kind together, so be careful when you’re taking them out of the molds. If you’re too rough, they’ll sometimes break.   Chunky Fruit Popsicles Recipe

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RASPBERRY-LIME FRUIT DIP

RASPBERRY-LIME FRUIT DIP From whipped cream to chocolate to cheese, everyone loves dipping fruit in stuff – it’s an easy way to dress up a plate of plain fruits for a party, or add a little extra flavor to dessert. This variation is sweet and cold and a little bit tangy – if you like fruit with yogurt, you’ll like this. Make sure to get full-fat coconut milk for this recipe; otherwise it gets too watery (actually, it’s a good idea to buy full-fat coconut milk in general; otherwise you’re just paying the same for a watered-down product. If you really want thinner liquid, you can add your own water from the tap). This is a great recipe for kids: eating off of toothpicks is fun, and dipping things is always a hit. But it works just as well for adults as an appetizer or dessert for a crowd (especially if you don’t feel like pulling out the whole repertoire of Paleo baking and just want something simple and tasty). Lay it out with any assortment of your favorite fruits and you’ll have an easy but delicious tray to linger over as long as you like.  Raspberry-Lime Fruit Dip Recipe

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GRILLED PEACHES WITH PROSCIUTTO AND BASIL

GRILLED PEACHES WITH PROSCIUTTO AND BASIL     As I write about this recipe, I am in the midst of peach season and I can not get enough of them! For me, there is very little better than a ripe, juicy, tender peach. That being said, there is nothing worse than biting into a peach that falls short of meeting these standards, one that is as hard as a rock. Since I am so fond of this fruit, when the season is right, I indulge myself in fresh local peaches. People most often associate peaches with desserts; however, they can be quite versatile. Essentially, almost anything you cook using pineapples, you can do so with peaches. With this advice, I took to grilling my peaches on the BBQ. Any juicy fruit will become stronger in flavors when grilled, so it was no wonder that the sweetness of the peaches would match up perfectly with the saltiness of the prosciutto. You can be very flexible in selecting a meat to use for this dish; however, the meat is an essential component for this recipe to taste absolutely amazing. A great tasting syrup made from a balsamic vinegar reduction and some optional honey is drizzled on the grilled peaches when ready to serve. The reduction adds a great bit of complex flavors and stays true to the Italian tradition alongside Prosciutto. Even though honey has some health promoting properties, it’s high in the sugar fructose. In this recipe though, only a very small amount in used to add a great touch of sweetness to the balsamic reduction, but feel free to prepare it without the honey for an equally great result. This recipe is great in it’s use of a blend of savory, sweet and herbal flavors. It can be enjoyed on its own as a Paleo snack, or alongside your main course, as a side. Don’t be scared to

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Press This Point And Two Minutes, Do Not Lift A Fi

Press This Point And Two Minutes, Do Not Lift A Finger To Them: The Result Is Immediately Visible – AMAZING! Many do not know, but the daily press certain parts of the body, can prevent mood swings, and even pain.   The best part:

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Amazing Recipe To Stop Your Hands From

Amazing Recipe To Stop Your Hands From Revealing Your Age!

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Lemon Eucalyptus Oil As Effective As DEET, Confirm

Lemon Eucalyptus Oil As Effective As DEET, Confirms CDC   This is the first time the CDC has endorsed a natural, plant-based alternative. Whether you loathe mosquito bites or are concerned about illnesses such as malaria and the Zika virus

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The Amazing Benefits Of Sleeping Naked: You’ll Bur

The Amazing Benefits Of Sleeping Naked: You’ll Burn Your Pajamas Once You See This   Whether you love to snuggle into bed wearing your cozy pajamas, or if you prefer to solely don your undies, you’re about to find out why removing all of your clothing before bedtime is the best thing for your health, and love life.   By Raven Fon, Mystical Raven.com Despite its rather provocative connotation, which was the basis for its taboo status, sleeping in the nude doesn’t always have to be about sex (although it can help your relationship). It’s actually a remarkable way to boost several aspects of your overall health for the mind and body! Whether you love to snuggle into bed wearing your cozy pajamas, or if you prefer to solely don your undies, you’re about to find out why removing all of your clothing before bedtime is the best thing for your health, and love life. 1. OXYTOCIN IS RELEASED When you and your partner decide to give this “sleeping naked” thing a try, here’s what you will discover: skin-to-skin contact is the best thing ever. One of the hormones that is released when we sleep naked is oxytocin, the “love hormone.” This hormone is beneficial to our health in many ways- it can lower blood pressure, decrease stress levels, help combat

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Chunky Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole Zeg nou zelf, als je een avocado-lover bent is guacamole altijd een goed idee. Met een goede portie Guacamole krijg je bij elke hap een powerhouse aan onbewerkte verse voedingstoffen binnen. Alleen de avocado al bevat goede eiwitten, gezonde vetten, vitamine A, ontstekingsremmers en is goed voor het hart. De uien zijn goed voor een portie vitamine C en de knoflook is cholesterol verlagend.

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Vatican Very Concerned About the 1500-Year-Old Bib

Vatican Very Concerned About the 1500-Year-Old Bible Which Was Found in Turkey  1500-year-old Bible which was discovered in Turkey, deeply concerns Vatican, as it discards the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. If this Bible is proven real, it could easily change

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SIMPLE SAUSAGE CASSEROLE

SIMPLE SAUSAGE CASSEROLE What’s your favorite kind of sausage? Are you a bratwurst traditionalist? Would you rather have a spicy sausage like chorizo or merguez? Or do you branch out into liver sausage, blood sausage, and more adventurous varieties? Whatever your preference is, you can use it in this recipe – any kind of sausage from any animal will do fine. Just make sure you check the ingredients carefully for junk: don’t ever rely on front-of-package claims like “natural” or “organic.” Ideally, you’d want nothing but meat, fat, spices, and salt. The classic problem with cooking sausages in the oven is that you lose all the delicious juices, but a quick bed of vegetables solves that: any drippings from the sausage get used to flavor the peppers and sweet potatoes, and it even cuts down on your prep time by making a side in the same dish. This recipe is perfect for an easy dinner, but don’t be afraid to make it for breakfast, either. It does take a while to cook, but it would be great for brunch on a weekend; just pop it into the oven and come back when the smell starts making your mouth water.   Simple Sausage Casserole Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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ARE YOU MISSING KEY NUTRIENTS? 5 PROVEN BENEFITS

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FROZEN COCONUT LIMEADE

FROZEN COCONUT LIMEADE   Throwing a party over the long weekend? Or just need a little something to jazz up your cookout? Here’s a perfect Paleo-friendly refreshment: tropical flavor and plenty of ice, with as much honey as you like to get your favorite level of sweetness. Kids will love this just as it is, but if you’re serving adults, you can also enjoy it with a dash of your favorite alcohol (vodka and rum are both good choices, or pick anything else you like). Just add 1 ounce per serving and mix it in well. Alcohol is very much a gray area when it comes to Paleo, but a small serving every now and then can definitely fit into an overall healthy lifestyle – and if you’re going to drink anyway, this is a lot better than beer or cocktails. Of course, if you choose not to drink, the limeade is delicious without any booze at all. If you need a sweet snack to go with it, try this citrusy fruit salad, or maybe some

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LYCHEE AND PEACHes BELLINI

LYCHEE AND PEACHes BELLINI Looking for something festive and bubbly to ring in the New Year? Alcohol is a Paleo gray area, but plenty of people are fine with it at least occasionally, and if you’re going to indulge, it ought to be something really delicious. This drink starts with a classic Bellini recipe, but adds a sweet and almost floral flavor from the lychee fruit to complement the peach juice. Lychee fruit (also spelled litchi or leechee) is native to China and most popular in Southeast Asia, where it’s been a popular dessert fruit for hundreds of years. Outside of Asia, it’s available in bigger grocery stores (or take a hike down to a Chinese grocery and stock up on spices while you’re at it!). Lychees have a red skin on the outside (peel this of before pureeing them), but on the inside the flesh is white.

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PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE   The real problem with pumpkin pie from a Paleo perspective isn’t the inside – there’s nothing wrong with the pumpkin. It’s the crust that makes things tricky. So why not get rid of the crust altogether and get straight to the good stuff? That’s what this smoothie recipe does: it’s almost like drinking a dessert, only it’s a dessert that’s actually good for you. As the star of the show, pumpkin is full of Vitamins A, C, E, and K, and it also delivers substantial amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. The other ingredients add even more nutrients, plus a hefty dose of good fats. So this is one treat you can honestly feel good about loving. For the Paleo cooks who live in year-round warm climates, this is a wonderful way to enjoy the seasonal flavors in style. South Florida, your Thanksgiving treat has arrived! But even for the temperate zones, playing with the pumpkin flavor in a smoothie is a fun way to mix it up, not to mention cutting down on cooking and baking time. If you tolerate dairy well (not everyone does), homemade yogurt

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WATERMELON SPORTS DRINK

WATERMELON SPORTS DRINK   If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also don’t have to depend on “sports drinks” that are more sugar than water to keep your energy up: here’s a Paleo version that does the job right and tastes delicious, to boot. Here’s a comparison of the electrolyte contents of the Paleo version to a familiar face: Gatorade.     This recipe (1 serving) Gatorade (1 bottle, 20 fl. oz.) Electrolytes     Sodium

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Strawberry Margarita Cocktail

Strawberry Margarita Cocktail

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Fried Lamb Liver with Caramelised Onions & Grapes

Fried Lamb Liver with Caramelised Onions & Grapes We’ve all heard that including more offal in our diet is not only nutritionally beneficial but is also good for the planet, yet our squeamishness and perhaps our lack of previous offal cooking experience often stops us from trying things like chicken liver and sweetbreads. However, cooking lambs liver or chicken hearts are easier than you think and can be very delicious if you know what to pair them with. Liver pairs well with fragrant, sweet and acidic ingredients. It needs bold flavours to stand up to its own strong, earthy tones. Bacon and onion, garlic and thyme, balsamic vinegar and fruit, all go well with liver. What’s good about it: Many call liver the world’s most potent superfood while others are afraid of eating it due to their belief that liver is a storage organ for toxins. While liver does work to neutralise toxins, it doesn’t actually store them. It is however full of many essential nutrients like B vitamins and vitamin A, D, K,  and minerals such as copper and iron, which in turn help the body to get rid of toxins. Of course, it’s important to consume liver from healthy, well raised animals, outdoor bred and pasture fed as much as possible. It is not recommended you include liver in your daily meals, but making it a weekly staple will make sure you can reap its nutritional benefits. Onions, grapes and spinach are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Cook’s notes: You can use chicken livers instead of lamb livers and white grapes instead of red or black. Feel free to serve with an alternative side of green vegetables. Lamb liver with caramelised onions & grapes     Serves:2 Prep time:10 mins

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Creamsicle Macaroons from The New Yiddish Kitchen

 Creamsicle Macaroons from The New Yiddish Kitchen Not to be confused with the French macarons, the macaroons are little snow mountains of goodness typically made with shredded coconut and egg whites. Naturally, the ingredients land themselves perfectly to paleo cooking, so all you really have to do is adjust the sweeteners and create your own fun flavours. Today’s nut-free, gluten-free paleo macaroons are a guest recipe from the cookbook everyone seems to be talking about, The New Yiddish Kitchen. Creamsicle Macaroons from The New Yiddish Kitchen   Serves:18 cookies Prep time:10 mins Cook time:25 mins Total time:35 mins

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My Nourishing Egg Drop Soup

My Nourishing Egg Drop Soup A few days ago I made chicken bone broth from the leftover roasted chicken carcass (great way to use up the whole bird!). Oftentimes, having bone broth on its own is a little uninspiring so I like to use it to cook some vegetables in or to make a soup or a stew with. One very simple and nutritious way to use up something like chicken broth is to make an egg drop soup. In today’s post I am going to share my take on this Chinese classic, which turns the egg drop soup into a complete, well balanced meal. My favourite part about this soup is how easy it is to make. My version has a few extra ingredients compared to the traditional soup but it still only takes 15 minutes to put together. You get all the benefits of the bone broth plus the protein from the eggs (and all the other good stuff), mushrooms, lovely herbs and spices, and a bonus serving of leafy greens. And it’s so delicious and comforting! I had it for breakfast/brunch but it would be a great meal for any time of the day, and especially you’re feeling a  under the weather. Cook’s notes: Corn starch is used in the traditional egg drop soup, which thickens the soup slightly and gives it that gelatinous viscosity, however I didn’t feel like I needed to add that texture to my soup. I think it’s delicious without it. But if you like it that way, then feel free to use some arrowroot starch instead of corn starch. Simply add a teaspoon of starch to a bowl with 2-3 tablespoons of warm water, whisk and stir into the soup right at the end. Also, feel free to use non-chicken bone broth for this recipe. Serves:1

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN NUTS

CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN NUTS  You know those caramel/peanut-coated apples they usually sell in the fall around Halloweenand the chocolate/peanut ones that start getting big around Christmas? Here’s a Paleo version, but using almonds or other nuts instead of the peanuts, and strawberries for a Valentines Day theme. If you need any more persuasion, consider that strawberries are smaller than apples, which means that each individual strawberry has a greater surface area relative to its mass, which means more chocolate for you! Chocolate is always one of those borderline-Paleo foods that some people include and other people don’t. If you’re going to have some, go as dark as you can to keep the sugar/general junk content as low as possible (if you dare, you can actually buy 99% dark chocolate in most grocery stores). And don’t forget to get one that was ethically sourced; child labor isn’t much of a Valentine’s Day treat for anyone.

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HAZELNUT PANCAKES WITH BLOOD ORANGE SAUCE

HAZELNUT PANCAKES WITH BLOOD ORANGE SAUCE Irena Macri had sent us her cookbook Eat Drink Paleo a while bit ago already and gave us full reign to test out a recipe and share it with you guys. We have to be honest, we looked through it several times and love the layout with many bright and beautiful photographs, all of the meals look tantalizing, we just didn’t have a chance to cook from it yet. That will change from now on; it is a great go-to cookbook. The book is divided into fun and playful categories like “Wake up Baby” for breakfasts and it has a quick guide to tell you things like if a recipe hasdairy, natural sweeteners, or is fast to prepare. The cookbook is currently available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and Irena tells us that availability in the US will be coming soon! This recipe happens to be the first in Irena’s book and the photo has stuck with us! Since blood oranges are in-season, this is a perfect time to try it out. It is a more indulgent recipe with the fruit, sweeteners, and nut flours, but it’s still perfectly fine to treat yourself every now and then. We used this occasion to do just that! Irena mentions in the book that the pancakes are fluffy but have a different texture, but honestly we didn’t even notice a texture difference. We did notice how fluffy and delicious they were though. Cooking them was a cinch too. They weren’t difficult to flip as other Paleo pancakes tend to be. We haven’t cooked pancakes with baking soda in a recipe in a long time, seeing the pancakes rise and bubble brought back memories, only we knew these pancakes were better for us than the not so friendly Bisquick ones. The blood orange sauce was a treat, we used coconut sugar so the hint of that with the vanilla bean balanced with citrus was sensational. It’s a sauce though, not a syrup. Next time doubling the sauce recipe maybe a good idea for us to get more of the blood orange flavor on to the plate. Another great thing about this recipe is if you happen to have leftovers, they reheat very well. So definitely keep these in mind next time you’re in for a breakfast treat.   Eat Drink Paleo’s Hazelnut Pancakes With Blood Orange Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 eggs ·         1⁄4 cup coconut milk

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FRUIT BANANA SPLIT

FRUIT BANANA SPLIT This Paleo adaptation of a banana split adds some interest and fun to a plate of fruit for dessert, and it’s easy to tweak so it’s exactly to your tastes. Customize the base recipe with any kind of fruit and nuts you like: you could go with berries or pick another fruit and just cut it to the right size. The same goes for the nuts; pick your favorite mix and don’t be afraid to experiment (for convenience, you can often find slivered or chopped nuts in the baking aisle). All laid out on a plate with the sauce thing everything together, it looks pretty fancy, but this is actually one treat that’s easy to pull together – without any Paleo baking to do, the actual work is done in just a few minutes. It’s nice for the days when you don’t want to spend a lot of time and energy on dessert, or if you just don’t feel well eating a lot of nuts. This recipe is also very convenient if you can’t eat chocolate or just happen not to like it that much: a sweet fruity sauce drizzled over the top gives you a topping without the more traditional chocolate sauce. For an AIP-friendly or just a nut-free version, you could also replace the roasted nuts with toasted coconut flakes. Try it out however you like it, and enjoy a sweet dessert to share with someone special.

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CITRUS POMEGRANATE FRUIT SALAD

CITRUS POMEGRANATE FRUIT SALAD Bring out a cheerful dessert with this multicolored salad – regular oranges, deep red blood oranges, pink grapefruit, and a sprinkle of pomegranate and mint leaves to top it all off. Admittedly, pomegranates can be a little annoying to deal with (so many seeds!) but for an occasional dessert, many stores will actually sell you just the seeds, with all the annoying seed-extraction work already done for you. The honey here is optional and if you don’t like it or don’t want the extra sugar, just leave it out. All the citrus fruit makes this salad a way to get your vitamin C in! And in fact, the vitamin C makes it perfect for a post-grilling dessert, since vitamin C helps you absorb the iron in meat. So enjoy your iron-rich burgers or steak, and then give your nutrient absorption a boost with dessert.   Citrus Pomegranate Fruit Salad Recipe

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Nibiru Earth Changes 2016

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TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOE

TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOES This kid-approved dinner recipe is almost as easy as making tacos in a traditional tortilla shell. Actually, it might be easier because you don’t have to deal with with shells that crack apart and spill your fillings all over the table, or trying to awkwardly hold the taco filling in with one hand while you angle your head around to eat it. With a sweet potato as the “shell,” tacos are a knife-and-fork food: there’s a small sacrifice in crunch, but you get to keep the flavor without the mess factor. Tacos wouldn’t be tacos without salsa: rustle up a store-bought one that meets Paleo guidelines (remember: no corn!) or make your own using any recipe you like. And speaking of the toppings, none of these are really set in stone, so if there’s something else you like (or something you really hate), add or remove exactly to your taste. The only thing missing to make this a full meal is a vegetable (sorry, but a tiny sprinkling of tomato and pepper doesn’t count). What about a salad with avocado and maybe some citrus? A crunchy cabbage salad would also be a nice contrast; pick something you like and dig in.   Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 lb ground beef; ·

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GROUND BEEF TACOS

GROUND BEEF TACOS   To follow up with a delicious use for some Paleo tortillas, here’s a basic taco recipe that you can adapt almost endlessly to suit your personal tastes. As long as you’ve got your taco shells and meat ready, the choice of toppings is practically unlimited. Go traditional with bell peppers, salsa, and onions, or branch out with fruits: some melon salsa would be a great way to add an original twist, or what about mango? Avocado? Pineapple? Of course, if you tolerate dairy, some melted cheese on top never goes wrong, either. Another great option if you’re cooking for a crowd, is to just round up all the toppings you can think of and leave them out in separate bowls so everyone can build their own personal masterpiece. This is especially great for two purposes: kids and potlucks. Kids love the chance to make their own food, and for a group meal, build-your-own tacos guarantee that everyone will get something they like. You’ll need a batch of flourless taco shells to make this recipe as written: they barely take any extra time to make, and they really pull the whole recipe together. If you don’t even have a few minutes to make the shells, you could also just round up some lettuce leaves for wraps, or make it even simpler and just toss everything over mixed greens for a taco salad. Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

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BEEF SIRLOIN GRILLED IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

BEEF SIRLOIN GRILLED IN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE The spicy tomato sauce in this recipe really steals the show – the chili powder and hot sauce will make your mouth tingle, and the lime juice gives it a little bit of tangy kick to finish off. If you’re really into the heat, you can also add some fresh jalapeño pepper slices on top of the meat as a garnish. The coconut aminos are basically a Paleo substitute for soy sauce (but without the gluten and soy in actual soy sauce). You can buy them at health-food stores or online. And actually, they’re increasingly available in typical grocery stores, so you might be able to find them right next to the soy sauce. For a vegetable side, the obvious choice is something grilled, but a crisp leafy salad would also be a very tasty choice. Or have both!   Beef Sirloin Grilled In Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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KOREAN BEEF SHORT RIBS

KOREAN BEEF SHORT RIBS   Here’s a recipe for short ribs that takes you a little off the beaten path: a sweet and savory Korean-inspired marinade featuring Asian pear, garlic, and just enough vinegar to give it a tang. The marinade also uses coconut aminos, a Paleo-friendly substitute for soy sauce with the same taste, but no soy or wheat. You can usually find them in health-food stores or online. Korean ribs are most famous for their role in barbecue restaurants, and you certainly could use this marinade for barbecue ribs, but I’ve given directions to make the ribs in the oven: just pour the meat and the marinade into a Dutch oven and roast them on low heat until they’re done. It’s an easy way to get irresistibly tender ribs even when you don’t feel like hauling out the grill. Because the marinating time is so flexible, this is a recipe that fits into all kinds of cooking schedules. Toss it in while you’re making lunch to be ready for dinnertime, or make it up to an entire day ahead. Thanks to the meat-tenderizing magic of a Dutch oven, the cooking is very hands-off, too, so it’s an ideal recipe for the chronically busy. Serve your ribs with cauliflower “rice,” atop a plate of Paleo-friendly noodles, or just with a quick tray of roasted vegetables: just like the main event, the vegetable side doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated to be delicious.   Korean Beef Short Ribs Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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Monsanto Lobbyist Panics When Offered a Glass Of W

Monsanto Lobbyist Panics When Offered a Glass Of Water After Saying Weedkiller Is Safe To Drink What this Monsanto Lobbyist says about your water is shocking… by Nick Meyer Monsanto lobbyist, Dr Patrick Moore, claims to be an ecological expert and is currently the frontman for Ecosense Environmental.  Moore stated to the interviewer that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was not responsible for skyrocketing cancer rates in Argentina. This is where the interview took a turn for the surreal.

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Organic vs Non-Gmo: Deceptions in Organic Labeling

Organic vs Non-Gmo: Deceptions in Organic Labeling Standards?       We trust our health to whats on the label. And there's no more sought after label for a food company than the USDA Organic label or Certified Non GMO label. Why are these labels different? Lets take a quick peek. The USDA Organic Labeling Standard is filled with wordplay, thus it's filled with deception, I believe this is by design. Wordplay means (playful or clever use of words) We are led to believe if food is labeled 'organic' then it's automatically Non Gmo too. Then why 2 separate labels?

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A Hippocratic Oath to Practice on YOU!

A Hippocratic Oath to Practice on YOU!     Spoken literally it's a pretty damning statement. The original hippocratic oath is a sacred oath sworn to Apollo. Under this oath a new Dr swears to never bring harm to anyone lest he trade his life for theirs. It seems modern medical 'practice' is an abomination of this sacred of oath. The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine honestly. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, often regarded as the father of western medicine. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although the modernized version of the text has been bastardized over time. The Hippocratic Oath is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards.     This is the Original English Translation:

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Water vs Beer

Water vs Beer   

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APPLE PIE BAKED APPLES

APPLE PIE BAKED APPLES   Mini-pies baked inside an apple are adorable and perfect for a sweet dessert without some kind of incredibly laborious nut-flour crust. Considering that nut flour desserts aren’t really the healthiest thing you could be eating anyway, using the apple itself as the “crust” for the pie is a perfect solution for a treat that doesn’t take all night to make and still scratches that itch for something apple-flavored and sweet. The only thing you’ll really have to watch out for here is making sure you don’t break the skin while hollowing out the apples: other than that, it’s pretty much a fuss-free process from start to finish. The walnuts give everything a hearty crunch, and the spice is simple but classic: vanilla and cinnamon to bring out the sweetness of the fruit. You can make this recipe with any kind of apples. Granny Smiths have a nice tartness to them, but feel free to pick your favorites – or ask for recommendations if you get to meet the farmer. And depending on how strong you like your flavorings (and how big your apples are), don’t be afraid to add more cinnamon and vanilla to the “pies.” These make a very impressive dessert presentation: make them for a party or just to enjoy for your own sake as a well-deserved and healthy end to a good meal.   Apple Pie Baked Apples Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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TRADITIONAL RED SANGRIA

TRADITIONAL RED SANGRIA Sangria is a drink commonly served in Spain and Portugal. It traditionally consists of red wine, chopped fruit, a sweetener and a bit of brandy. The word “sangria” is derived from the Spanish word “blood” due to its dark red color. While traditional sangria is sweetened with something like sugar or honey, this recipe uses fruit to find it’s natural sweetness. A large pitcher of sangria would make for a refreshing, fruity wine punch to serve on a hot summer day with friends, or at a backyard BBQ. The vibrantly colored pitcher will not only attract your guests to the beautiful drink, but allow them to serve themselves! To make sangria non-alcoholic and friendly for kids, you can replace the bottle of red wine with 3 cups grape juice. Since this sangria recipe is made without sugar, you can choose to use a fruitier tasting wine for added sweetness. You can serve immediately, or store in the fridge and serve later in the afternoon.

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CHOCOLATE DIPPED APPLES

CHOCOLATE DIPPED APPLES Chocolate dipped apples are a staple Halloween treat and one that’s easy to prepare at home with high quality ingredients for a Paleo version. Granted, these are still little sugar bombs, so they should really stay just a treat. On the positive side, especially when choosing a high quality chocolate to prepare them, they are a much better option for Halloween than the traditional fair. On top of that, they are fun to prepare and creativity is more than welcome to the party. There is an almost unlimited number topping combinations possible when it comes to chocolate covered apples. Here we made dark chocolate & coconut, dark chocolate & almonds, white chocolate & coconut, white chocolate & macadamia, and simply dark chocolate on its own as well. You could also always toast some hazelnuts, use dried cranberries, or add a dash of cinnamon to the chocolate while it’s melting. If you’d like to create something a little more on the gourmet side, you could go for dark chocolate topped with bacon bits for a decadent and savory treat. Here are yet two more tips for the decoration of your dipped apples:   ·         Drizzled Effect: Prepare 2 different kinds of chocolate, both dark and white (about 4 oz of the second should do). The idea is to use one as the main dipping component, and the other as an accent for decorating, like dark chocolate drizzled with white chocolate. Using a spoon or end of a stick drizzle the white chocolate over an already dipped and fully set dark chocolate apple. Place back into the refrigerator to let the chocolate set once again. I’ve seen horizontal, vertical, and even swirled drizzled masterpieces so don’t be shy and great creative!

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COCONUT DATE BALLS

COCONUT DATE BALLS If you just need a bite of something sweet in your life, why not try one or two of these Paleo-friendly treats. They’re great to throw into your lunchbox as an antidote to 3pm junk food cravings, but they’re also perfect as party snacks or dessert for a special occasion. Just to be clear: this is candy. The fact that you’re using honey and dates for the sugar instead of table sugar or corn syrup doesn’t change that. If you make 30 balls with the recipe and eat two of them for a snack or dessert, you’ll be getting 17 grams of sugar – that’s more than you’d get from a cup of Froot Loops. Of course the difference is that with homemade candy at least you’re in charge of all the ingredients so you can leave out the dangerous gut irritants and inflammatory junk oils that you’d get in store-bought candy. That makes the homemade version perfectly fine as a special treat: healthy metabolisms can handle that much sugar in occasional doses. If you’re trying to gain weight, it might even be a benefit! Just don’t convince yourself that a plate of Paleo candy is somehow a great substitute for eating a real lunch when you’re hungry, or that any kind of dessert is a great idea to have every day. You can use any combination of your favorite nuts for the mixture: macadamias are the best choice from a nutritional standpoint, but it’s not such a big deal for an occasional treat when you’re eating a pretty small amount of nuts anyway – if you’ve got a favorite trail mix, this is a fun way to transform it into something new and special.

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PEACH AND RASPBERRY LEMONADE

PEACH AND RASPBERRY LEMONADE If it just isn’t summertime without a big pitcher of lemonade on the table, try this Paleo version for a sweet, fruity drink that doesn’t come out of a neon packet mix. You don’t need to fruit flavors out of a little plastic tube of powder when you could get them from the actual fruit! This is a great option for people trying to get away from drinking soda all the time – cutting out the sugar water should be close to #1 on the list of ways to improve your diet, and sometimes, having a healthier flavored option makes the transition easier. You can add honey to this recipe to taste, or leave it out if you like it less sweet (yet another advantage of homemade over powder mixes: you can make it taste exactly how you want it). If you don’t want to wait for your lemonade when you get thirsty, just make a big batch and store it in the fridge – it’ll keep until you’re ready for a glass. This would also be perfect with a cookout meal like burgers or grilled fish: grab a glass and enjoy the summer flavors.

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LEMON MINT ICED TEA

LEMON MINT ICED TEA   Most cafes and restaurants can serve you a glass of plain, unsweetened iced tea, but what if you want a little extra pizzaz without a bunch of high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and dubious “natural and artificial flavors” along for the ride? Brew up your own tea at home, and you can get any flavoring – and any kind of tea – that strikes your fancy, with complete control over the ingredients. For this recipe, I haven’t specified any particular type of tea; use whatever tastes good to you. Black or green tea is traditional with lemon, but if you like it really minty, you could also go for a peppermint tea as the base. Or get creative with white tea, chamomile tea, or any other herbal blend that sounds good with lemon and mint: a stroll through your grocery store’s tea aisle is bound to give you at least a couple of ideas. To brew your iced tea for the best taste, start with about half the amount of water you want to use. Boil the water, add the tea bags, and let it steep for a few minutes. Then remove the tea bags (if you leave them in too long your tea will get bitter), add the rest of the water,

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PUMPKIN PIE PUDDING.

PUMPKIN PIE PUDDING This creamy, lightly-sweetened pudding is a perfect dessert option for pumpkin pie season – all the familiar spices and flavors, but without a crust to worry about. It’s simple to make, and you can make it well ahead of time in case you’ll be busy after dinner: it needs an hour or two to chill in the fridge anyway. The tapioca starch gives you a thick, pudding-like texture, and the almond (or coconut) milk makes it creamy even without any dairy at all. Nutritionally, this is also a good choice for dessert, because it doesn’t rely on a whole lot of nuts (which can be irritating to the digestive system and also high in Omega-6 fats), and it’s even based on a vegetable. Pumpkin is high in iron, and Vitamins A, C, E, and K; it also has quite a bit of magnesium. And the fat in the egg yolk and the “milk” helps you absorb all that good stuff. Top it off with some chopped nuts and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon, or go a little crazy with the whipped coconut milk cream (you can get instructions here if you don’t know how to make it).   Pumpkin Pie Pudding Recipe

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SAUSAGE-STUFFED JALAPEÑO BITES

SAUSAGE-STUFFED JALAPEÑO BITES Juicy Italian sausage spooned into jalapeño peppers is an easy appetizer to make for for brave souls or spice-lovers – or substitute miniature sweet peppers if the spicy, kick-in-your-mouth experience isn’t really your style. If you used to like mozzarella cheese with jalapeño peppers, this is a nice replacement that recreates the spirit of the original (something savory and fatty inside the spicy pepper) without getting hung up on an exact imitation. The egg and almond flour here help hold the filling together, so it doesn’t end up spilling out of the pepper halfway into a bite. After all, you want it in your mouth, not on your shirt. The obvious use for any bite-sized food is an appetizer, but these could actually work as a main protein if you used sweet peppers and gave everyone a few of them. Maybe try them with some roasted red pepper pasta, arranged in a circle around the pasta on the plate for effect, and let the vegetables take center stage on the plate for a change.

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SPICY BARBECUE RIBS WITH FRESH HERBS

SPICY BARBECUE RIBS WITH FRESH HERBS These ribs get a triple layer of flavor. First there’s a spicy rub full of paprika and cayenne pepper; then there’s some homemade BBQ sauce with optional Sriracha; finally there’s a sprinkle of fresh herbs on top. And while the BBQ sauce is going on, they also get a turn on the grill to add that smoky char to the outside. It’s definitely a treat worth getting your fingers dirty for The cook time is long on paper, but most of that is just roasting in the oven while you do other things; you don’t actually have to pay attention to the recipe for two and a half hours. Time on the grill is just a few minutes. To make an easy dinner out of this, you could throw some asparagus or sweet potato onto the grill at the same time as the ribs. Really any vegetable would work here, maybe with some grilled pineapple rounds for dessert.   Spicy Barbecue Ribs With Fresh Herbs Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         3 to 4 lbs baby back ribs, membrane removed;

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PORK CHOPS WITH GARLIC SAGE BUTTER

PORK CHOPS WITH GARLIC SAGE BUTTER A generous helping of clarified butter with garlic and sage adds flavor to these quick stovetop pork chops. This is truly a recipe for the garlic lovers: you can leave the garlic cloves whole, let them brown up nicely in the butter sauce, and then enjoy all that buttery garlicky flavor served on top of your meat. Ghee is one of the best Paleo fats: assuming it came from pastured cows, it’s rich in vitamin K2,butyric acid, conjugated linoleic acid, and all kinds of other good stuff. Even people who can’t tolerate lactose can often handle ghee just fine. And the herbs in this recipe actually help preserve the nutritional value of the ghee: the antioxidants in the sage and the garlic preserve the fats in the ghee and stop them from being oxidized. If you do well

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PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BBQ PEACH SAUCE

PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BBQ PEACH SAUCE Does any fruit say “summer” quite like peaches? Of course they’re delicious plain, but why not try adding them to a quick Paleo BBQ sauce to get that summer goodness all over your dinner? If it’s not quite summer weather where you are yet…well, maybe you can entice the warm weather over to your place with the smell drifting off your barbecue. You don’t even need any pre-made BBQ sauce to make this, and with no tomatoes at all, this one would be a great recipe for anyone on the AIP who still wants to enjoy grilling season (just take out the chili powder to make it AIP friendly). It’s rare to find an AIP-friendly barbecue sauce, but this one really delivers. This recipe doesn’t have much in the way of vegetables – why not serve it with some grilled zucchini or a potato salad, if you’re feeling traditional summer foods (yes, white potatoes are Paleo). Kids will like the sweetness, and grown-ups will appreciate the classic flavor and the easy clean-up and prep.

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RIBS WITH MIXED BERRY BBQ SAUCE

RIBS WITH MIXED BERRY BBQ SAUCE Barbecue sauce and berries are two great tastes that taste great together – and if you can’t decide what kind of berries you want, why not go for them all? I used a mix of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but you can pick whatever you like, either fresh or frozen. Blend them right on into a basic smoky-sweet BBQ sauce and you’re left with the perfect topping for a big rack of ribs. Making the BBQ sauce yourself is a little more labor-intensive than just pulling it off the shelf, but don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. Once you get down the directions, you’ll see that you basically have to put it all in a pot and stir – it’s not complicated even with a lot of different things. These ribs can be done either completely in the oven or mostly in the oven and with a dramatic finish on the grill for char marks and a crispy outside. It’s not terribly fast, but it is pretty low-effort; you could start it mid-afternoon and not really think about it until dinner. But dinner will sure be impressive anyway: be prepared for these ribs to disappear fast!  Ribs With Mixed Berry BBQ Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         5 lb. baby back ribs; ·         1 tbsp. garlic powder; ·         2 tbsp. paprika; ·         Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; Ingredients for the mixed berry BBQ sauce ·         2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries, coarsely chopped; ·         1 onion, chopped;

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BREAKFAST CASSEROLE WITH SAUSAGE AND HASH BROWNS

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE WITH SAUSAGE AND HASH BROWNS  What can beat a big, classic diner breakfast? Eggs, hash browns, maybe some sausages fried up on the side. And of course a big hot mug of coffee strong enough to wake the dead. It’s a classic, and it’s actually pretty Paleo-friendly: you’ve got your protein and fat from the eggs, and potatoes are a Paleo-friendly source of carbs (yes, even white potatoes). A little light on vegetables, but as far as Paleo meals go, the classic diner breakfast is far from the worst. This casserole is basically that breakfast all in one dish (well, OK, except for the coffee). It’s a little classed up with fresh herbs and garlic, but that just makes the egg-and-hash brown combination even better. If you’re not huge on sausages, you could also replace them with crumbled bacon for a slightly different classic breakfast food experience. Practically speaking, this recipe is one more answer to the problem of make-ahead breakfasts. Make a double or triple recipe on the weekend (depending on how many people you’re feeding) and you can grab slices out of the fridge all week for breakfast on the run. It’s good warmed up but it’s just fine to eat cold, and it definitely beats Food Coloring Sugar Krispies as a start to the day.   Breakfast Casserole With Sausage And Hash Browns Recipe   Ingredients   metric units ·         8 eggs;

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CHICKEN SALAD WITH BBQ DRESSING

CHICKEN SALAD WITH BBQ DRESSING This decadent salad has it all: chili-roasted sweet potatoes, crumbled bacon, crispy romaine lettuce, and a luxurious BBQ mayonnaise dressing. It’s like the salad version of a deluxe BLT, with sweet potatoes standing in for the bun to add that slightly-sweet starchy flavor. To get the dressing on this salad, you’ll need two homemade sauces already ready to go: BBQ sauce and mayonnaise. They’re not hard to make, but if you don’t have them ready you could also try looking for a pre-made dressing that fits the bill (although finding a BBQ mayonnaise in a store that doesn’t have any added sugar, preservatives, or junk fats is a tall order!) The dressing should give you a hint that this is one salad recipe a little more involved than just tossing some lettuce in a bowl and throwing some protein on top. It does take some extra effort, but it’ll pay you off in flavor if you give it a chance: try it at an outdoor meal or BBQ party and you’ll have the kids and adults alike shouting for more.   Chicken Salad With BBQ Dressing Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         2 sweet potatoes, diced into cubes ·

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CRANBERRY AND CLEMENTINE SALAD

CRANBERRY AND CLEMENTINE SALAD This crunchy salad is sure to add some color to even the gloomiest of cold days: tart apple slices, dried cranberries, and cheerful yellow egg yolks all over a bowl of mixed greens and sprinkled with some crunchy nuts. Hard-boiled eggs are a convenient answer if you’re getting a little tired of leftover chicken as a salad-topper protein, and they’re almost as easy to prepare (here’s a guide to making the perfect hard-boiled egg, if you don’t already have a favorite method). The base of kale and spinach is sturdy enough to hold up to all those toppings, and this salad is also a great way to ease into the idea of raw kale in a salad. If you’re not quite up to eating a whole bowl of just kale, mixing it half and half with spinach makes it a little bit easier and more familiar. The dressing is an easy poppyseed vinaigrette with a hint of apple flavor to go with the rest of the salad. It’s a very slight modification of the oil + vinegar concept, but it’s not really any extra work, so you can quickly whisk it up and then get straight to the important business of eating it.   Cranberry And Clementine Salad Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         2.5 oz. fresh spinach;

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THIS IS HEAVEN - CORON PALAWAN (YOU NEED TO WATCH

THIS IS HEAVEN - CORON PALAWAN (YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS!)

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GETTING HIGH IN BORACAY

GETTING HIGH IN BORACAY

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Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate Energy Bars   How to Make Fruit & Nut Energy Bars   Breakfast Bar Recipe

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FAJITA CHICKEN ON A STICK

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PAN-FRIED DUCK BREASTS WITH GRAPE SAUCE

PAN-FRIED DUCK BREASTS WITH GRAPE SAUCE If you love fatty meat, duck breast is one of easiest treats you can indulge in: a rich cap of delicious fat just under a crispy layer of skin, and a nice layer of tender meat underneath that. Here, it’s topped off with some warm grapes, cooked just until they’re juicy and warm. If you’ve only ever had grapes at room temperature or below, give this one a try! On top of being delicious, duck is also very healthy from a Paleo perspective. The fat quality is high, better than other birds like chicken or turkey. And it’s got an impressive micronutrient content, notably the antioxidant mineral selenium. (What, you thought fruits and vegetables had a monopoly on antioxidants? Think again!) This recipe is looks more appealing to a grown-up palate, but kids might really like it. It’s got that sweet-fat combo from the grapes and the duck, and everyone loves crispy skin. Try it with some sweet potato fries, maybe with homemade ketchup on the side; it’s great for a fancy dinner that’s also family-friendly.

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GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN.

GRILLED PINEAPPLE CHICKEN   Homemade teriyaki-style sauce and sweet pineapple chunks add a big punch of flavor to this grilled chicken and vegetables. And the sauce is surprisingly easy to make at home with Paleo ingredients, like substituting coconut aminos for soy sauce. It’s not technically authentic teriyaki sauce (for one thing, it has garlic, which traditional teriyaki sauce wouldn’t), but it’s a lot like the type of teriyaki you might otherwise buy in a bottle from the grocery store, only without the junk. This would be a fun recipe to make for Paleo kids, since the pineapple and the sauce add sweetness without a huge amount of added sugar. Any leftover chicken would add a nice touch of teriyaki flavor to a salad or any kind of egg dishthe next day. If you like the sauce, you could also make a little extra of that and save it for another day, so you won’t have to deal with mixing it up again. Try it with beef or pork next, maybe on skewers with some different vegetables to keep things interesting.   Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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How to Open the Third eye and unlock PSYCHIC abili

How to Open the Third eye and unlock PSYCHIC abilities Mark Mauvais One question people ask me regularly is what is the chakra associated for clairvoyant abilities? There are 7 chakras in the human body, each is responsible for different things. The root chakra, the spleen chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the mind's eye chakra and the crown chakra.  The sixth Chakra: The third eye. Studies show that the more mystical traditions, like those of Ancient Egypt, the Guru's and Swammis of India, and the Chinese have long known that the pineal gland to be associated with the psychic third eye and works as the connecting link between both the physical and spiritual worlds. It located on the middle of the forehead above the brows. The Egyptians knew more about the Brain that we give them credit for

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RASPBERRY-LIME FRUIT DIP.

RASPBERRY-LIME FRUIT DIP   From whipped cream to chocolate to cheese, everyone loves dipping fruit in stuff – it’s an easy way to dress up a plate of plain fruits for a party, or add a little extra flavor to dessert. This variation is sweet and cold and a little bit tangy – if you like fruit with yogurt, you’ll like this. Make sure to get full-fat coconut milk for this recipe; otherwise it gets too watery (actually, it’s a good idea to buy full-fat coconut milk in general; otherwise you’re just paying the same for a watered-down product. If you really want thinner liquid, you can add your own water from the tap). This is a great recipe for kids: eating off of toothpicks is fun, and dipping things is always a hit. But it works just as well for adults as an appetizer or dessert for a crowd (especially if you don’t feel like pulling out the whole repertoire of Paleo baking and just want something simple and tasty). Lay it out with any assortment of your favorite fruits and you’ll have an easy but delicious tray to linger over as long as you like.   Raspberry-Lime Fruit Dip Recipe

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Blueberry Strawberry Mojito

Blueberry Strawberry Mojito An easy recipe for Blueberry Strawberry Mojito cocktails. Refreshing and perfect for any cocktail party, or a red white and blue Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day party. YIELD: 1 cocktail   PREP TIME: 5 minutes   TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes     Ingredients: ·         3 tablespoons fresh blueberries, plus additional for garnish ·         2 fresh strawberries, diced, plus additional for garnish ·         10-15 fresh mint leaves (a small handful), plus additional for garnish ·         1/2 medium lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice) ·

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers

Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers   Grilled Pesto Chicken Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes. EASY recipe that screams summer! ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS. Perfect for a light summer dinner or appetizer. YIELD: Serves 2-4   PREP TIME: 20 minutes   COOK TIME: 5 minutes   TOTAL TIME: 1 hour, 25 minutes (includes marinating) Ingredients: ·         1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces ·         1/2 cup prepared 

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Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

  Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bars   Strawberry Lemon Cream Cheese Bars — Layers of buttery shortbread crust, strawberry jam, and creamiest lemon cheesecake. The perfect summer dessert! YIELD: 9 bars   PREP TIME: 20 minutes   COOK TIME: 40 minutes   TOTAL TIME: 60 minutes   Ingredients: FOR THE SHORTBREAD CRUST: ·         1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or substitute all purpose flour) ·         1/4 cup all purpose flour ·         1/4 cup powdered sugar ·         1/4 teaspoon lemon zest ·         1/8 teaspoon kosher salt ·         6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces FOR THE LEMON CHEESECAKE: ·         16 ounces (2, 8-ounce blocks) light cream cheese, softened (do not use fat free) ·

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SLOW COOKER WHITE MULLED WINE

SLOW COOKER WHITE MULLED WINE   Although I’m all for a cozy fire, this holiday season, I’m gathering my friends around my slow cooker for warm cups of Mulled White Wine. Mulled wine, a classic drink throughout Europe in the colder months, is a warm drink I look forward to making every fall and winter. Infused with cinnamon and cloves, balanced and sweetened with fruit juice and citrus, and fortified with a bit of liquor, this cozy drink is both supremely comforting and somewhat dangerous. Once you taste its smooth, soul-warming flavor, it’s nearly impossible to stop at just one glass. Although red spiced wine is classic, I decided to see if I could create a white version, both for those who prefer white wine, and because its light, sparkling hue is perfect to dress up with festive red cranberries and green rosemary. The drink’s holiday look, combined with the fact that it can easily be made in large batches, makes it ideal for large parties and entertaining.

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers As an adult with reasonable influence over most events throughout my day, I feel responsible to feed myself with some measure of prudence and respect. The most recent savior of my culinary dignity: Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers.   Now, I’m not saying that the occasional dinner trifecta of wine, cheese, and pita chips doesn’t have its place or moment of necessity, but for health reasons, I’ve recently had to start paying closer attention to my diet, specifically the amount of protein I eat on a daily basis. While I might be perfectly content to munch a PB&J in between errands or scoop fresh avocado right from its peel and call it lunch, I’ve learned that making a meal of these quick bites hasn’t been nourishing my body as completely I need. As dreamy as it sounds to fix myself a hearty seasonal omelet every day for lunch or to be constantly pulling perfectly-seared salmon fillets from our grill, I have neither the time nor the means, and judging by the number of requests I receive for fast, healthy weeknight recipes, wholesome lunches, and budget-friendly, make-ahead meals, I suspect I’m not alone. Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers are everything I could hope for in a fast, healthy, and wholly satisfying meal. A blend of lean ground turkey, shredded sweet potatoes, and smoky chipotle spices, they’re ready in less than 30 minutes, packed with protein, offer a serving of veggies, and can be easily made ahead and reheated. Do they have super powers too? I wouldn’t be surprised.     Though I love ground turkey as a healthy alternative to ground beef, I’m often hesitant to order turkey burgers, as they can be unapologetically dry. Not so with Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers! The shredded sweet potato does double duty by both binding the burger patties and keeping the turkey juicy and moist. It also adds a subtle sweetness to the turkey burgers that is a scrumptious pairing beside the smoky flavor of the ground chipotle chili powder. I made the first round of these Chipotle Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers for Ben and myself for dinner and loved them so much, I immediately made a double batch and individually froze the uncooked patties. Now, any time I’m in need of a fast, balanced, protein-packed meal, I just tap into my freezer supply by either thawing a patty overnight in the refrigerator (when I’m organized enough to plan ahead) or gently warming it in the microwave (when I’m not).

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4 Ingredient Mango Green Smoothie

4 Ingredient Mango Green Smoothie I’m hoping January 1st was a soft deadline for setting New Year’s resolutions, because, per my life battle with tardiness, I’m running a wee bit behind schedule. Although my final list is still taking shape, I’m excited to share today’s Mango Green Smoothie, because it inspired the first resolution on my list: to do one small thing each day that brings me extra joy. Last year, I was super ambitious with my 2015 resolutions, and while I made progress on a few I’ve finally gotten serious about lifting weights and feel I’ve made some improvements in the patience department too looking back, I should have done a better job of setting goals that were a) measurable and b) reasonably attainable.   This year, I’m going to focus on small actions that will improve my everyday happiness and health: calling a friend to say hi; doing a set of pushups; reading a short news article; sipping a Mango Green Smoothie. At the end of the day, I hope to take 40 seconds to record these “bright acts” in a small notebook. Even if I never reread them, at least I will have taken a moment to reflect on the joyful moments in my day. If brightness and positive change could be translated into a recipe, it would be this 4 Ingredient Mango Green Smoothie. It’s made with simple ingredients, comes together in seconds, and is jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, calcium, and more. It’s also vegan, completely naturally sweetened, and gluten free. Plus, it tastes like a tropical vacation, no sunscreen or expensive plane required. The four easy ingredients in this paradise-worthy Mango Green Smoothie are: ·         Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend. It’s incredibly

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Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins    Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins are ultra tender and moist and absolutely loaded with flavor. The perfect breakfast treat! Jump to recipe! As a kid I always heard adults talking about how fast time passes. It seemed like something that was said during every birthday, holiday, or family event. I never understood why until recently… I originally published this Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe in 2009. Just a few weeks after I graduated high school. That is craziness!!! I remember living in my first place and my roommates thinking I was absolutely insane for taking photos of the muffins I had just made. “Food blogging” wasn’t really a thing yet and I had no idea what I was doing in any aspect of life. Now, 7 years later, my blog is my full-time business. I’ve graduated from university AND culinary school. I’ve published a cookbook. We bought a house. We have two adorable dogs. It’s pretty crazy how much things can change in what feels like a simultaneously short but also long amount of time.

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CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE

CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE This Chocolate Poke Cake is out of this world. SO chocolatey! So moist! Amazing. I dare you to try and keep your fork out of it. Poke cakes have quickly become one of my favorite things to make when I’m looking for an easy but delicious cake. I love a beautiful layered cake, but sometimes easy ones are the way to go. And since poke cakes are defined by the holes that are poked into it and filled with flavor, there are so many possibilities. It occurred to me that I didn’t have a single chocolate poke cake on the blog and that seemed criminal. Chocolate is a necessity in all things, so I went full out chocolate all the way. In every bite. I started with a devils food cake. I used a cake mix, but if you have a from scratch recipe you prefer, go for it. Sometimes boxes are a wonderful convenience. You could also use a regular chocolate mix, but the devils food makes this oh-so-chocolatey and I fully recommend it.

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CHEDDAR & CHIVE PUMPKIN CHEESE BALL

CHEDDAR & CHIVE PUMPKIN CHEESE BALL   Thanksgiving is almost here!

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4 Wine Ice Cream Float Recipes To Try This Summer

4 Wine Ice Cream Float Recipes To Try This Summer  Because wine not?   How can you make a classic ice cream float even better? Add wine! (Isn't that always the answer?) Here, the team behind Brooklyn Winery's brand new restaurant BKW shares four recipes for boozy ice cream floats made with wine that are incredibly easy to recreate at home. (If you can't find the specific ingredients noted here at your local store, they can easily be substituted with similar ones.) Kalimotxo Float  ·           ·           BKW's Kalimotxo Float is a spin on the classic Spanish cocktail that combines equal parts cola and red wine.   The Recipe ·1.5 fl. oz mascarpone gelato ·2 fl. oz Brooklyn Winery Old Vine Zinfandel ·2 fl. oz Boylan's cane cola

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Peach + Vanilla + Wheat Beer =The Best Summer Shan

Peach + Vanilla + Wheat Beer =The Best Summer Shandy Ever  What’s better than an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day? I know: An ice-cold beer infused with peach and vanilla. Our spin on the summer shandy the basic version is made with beer and lemonade gives you the gorgeous fruit flavor and picks up on other nuances in the wheat beer for a refreshing beer cocktail. Is your mouth watering yet?   Peach Vanilla Summer Shandy Yields about 2 cups Peach Puree, enough for 10 drinks Ingredients

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Boozy Snow Cones An Adult Drink to Make You Feel

Boozy Snow Cones: An Adult Drink to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again Here’s a recipe for summer happiness: Take a treat you loved as a kid, make it a cocktail, and serve it in fancy glasses. These snow cones are equal parts fun and fabulous, and therefore a fantastic dessert (or starter!) for any summer party and so patriotically perfect for July 4th! Red, White, and Blue Snow Cones ·         Yields: ½ cup of each syrup, enough for 12 snow cones ·         Cook time: 12 minutes, plus time to cool Ingredients ·

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HALLOWEEN APPLE MOUTHS

HALLOWEEN APPLE MOUTHS      Halloween is at the door and many will be facing a common question when it comes to holidays that are associated with unhealthy food: should we or the kids fully indulge, should we stay strict Paleo or can a compromise be attained? We think that the later option should prove to be best for a vast majority of people. That is, of course, unless you’re dealing with a digestive or autoimmune issue that doesn’t allow for any misstep. Fun, tasty and creative treats like the following creepy apple mouths can easily be created with healthy ingredients. Healthy or not, the kids will jump all over it if it’s fun and tasty so this one is a clear winner. We shared a good amount of creative Halloween recipes in a previous post covering things like

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SHRIMP AND GAZPACHO BOWLS

SHRIMP AND GAZPACHO BOWLS What’s a soup-lover to do when the weather gets too warm for big crock pots full of piping-hot broth? Cold soup! Gazpacho is a Spanish soup traditionally served cold, so it’s perfect for the hot months. It has a bunch of different variations, but all of them center around some kind of tomato broth with fresh vegetables. Here, the soup itself is full of summer produce, with plenty of lime and fresh herbs for flavor. Each bowl of soup is topped off with a few grilled shrimp to add some protein and extra nutrition. Gazpacho is traditionally an appetizer; this would be great as the starting course for any variety of kabobs, grilled steak, or any kind of fresh fish to keep up the Mediterranean theme. Shrimp And Gazpacho Bowls Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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Mint Smoothie {Healthy Copycat Shamrock Shake}

Mint Smoothie {Healthy Copycat Shamrock Shake}   A traumatic McDonald’s episode has convinced me that some cherished childhood experiences are best left as pristine memories. Shamrock Shake, never speak to me again. I spent the first 18 Februaries of my life anticipating the Shamrock Shake’s annual arrival. Its glorious return meant more to me than simply the chance to slurp my favorite frosty mint beverage—it heralded the coming of spring, placing me one season closer to summer vacation. I could mentally organize my February timeline as “Pre-Shamrock Shake” and “Post-Shamrock Shake.” Once I hit college, I stopped making my annual Shamrock Shake pilgrimage, first because I didn’t have a car, then later because I moved to Wisconsin, where I developed a penchant for frozen custard. Then on Sunday, after spending most of our weekend working, Ben and I decided that a pair of milkshakes was in order. He went for chocolate; I giddily ordered that great companion of my youth, the heralder of spring, The Shamrock Shake. I took a long, much anticipated sip and…   What did McDonald’s do to my Shamrock Shake? It had a decidedly funky off-flavor that I could only haphazardly identify as lime, and I really think that they’ve added radioactive material. Has it always been so alarmingly bright? Worse, is this what it tasted like when I was younger? I sat reflectively in the plastic booth, eating the whipped cream off the top with my straw and wondering which had really changed—the Shamrock Shake or I. I miss the Shamrock Shake terribly—not the current faux-mint monstrosity, but the perfect, refreshing Shamrock Shake of my youth. I can only imagine how disillusioned I’d feel if I walked into a Chuck E. Cheese.

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Swirled Cream Cheese Pumpkin Brownies

Swirled Cream Cheese Pumpkin Brownies   I spent the better part of middle school fantasizing about my life as a musical. An appropriately directed breeze would blow my hair attractively at all times, back up dancers would materialize on command, and I’d sing duet across from the hunk of the class. Our hit first single: “We go together like Swirled Cream Cheese Pumpkin Brownies.”   Maybe my mother rented us too much Rodgers and Hammerstein (by the age of six, I could march my way over to the musicals section of Blockbuster unsupervised), but to this day, songs still burst into my head at the slightest prompt. When I glanced out at our yard a few hours after we raked a small nation’s worth of leaves and saw that fresh ones had already replaced them, my reaction was to sing the Backstreet Boys: “Oh my God, we’re back again.” When telling Ben goodnight, I break into The Music Man‘s “Good Night Sweetheart,” which might be cute if I could resist attempting to imitate every member of the barbershop quartet. And when I took my first bite of these Pumpkin Swirl Brownies? “At laaaaaaaaaaaast my love has come along.” Etta James, you speak to my chocolate and pumpkin-loving soul. I wish I could give you a Cream Cheese Pumpkin Brownie to thank you. A fudgy brownie batter swirled together with a pumpkin cheesecake batter, then baked to perfection, this dessert duo sings in beautiful harmony. It’s the best of all Glee mashups, fused with a Beyonce/Jay-Z chart-topper, smothered in every song Danny/Sandy sing together in Grease.   What I’m trying to sing, er, say: pumpkin cheesecake and fudgy brownie are a pitch-perfect match. Every bite boasts rich chocolate flavor, light cheesecake tang, and a touch of warm spices. These pumpkin brownies are super soft and chewy, need only two bowls to make (one for the brownie batter, one for the cheesecake batter), and could easily be in your oven 20 minutes from now.     While you are certainly not obligated to bake these pumpkin brownies in a skillet (a 9-inch square baking pan will work too), desserts served in skillets fill me with inexplicable joy. I love the bit of crust the skillet adds to the brownie edge to contrast the gooey center, as well as the fact that a skillet can double as an attractive serving piece. I was feeling fancy, so I cut the pumpkin brownies into slices, but I can just as easily imagine myself (and you!) placing a skillet of hot pumkim brownies down in the center of our tables, passing out forks, and making those lucky folks seated around it very very happy.

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EGG SALAD WITH ROASTED BELL ... by Patric De Nooij

EGG SALAD WITH ROASTED BELL PEPPER Add smoky flavor and a pop of color to ordinary egg salad with roasted bell peppers and fresh chives mixed in. If you can find bell peppers roasted in a Paleo-friendly fat at the store, it makes your job even easier, but if not, you can always roast your own it’s not hard, and as a bonus, you even get to pick the colors. Egg salad is a convenient snack rich in protein and healthy fats: if you’re getting munchy, it’s a much better choice than trail mix or dried fruit. Try it with baby carrots or bell peppers sliced into wide strips (think of those tortilla chips shaped for scooping up salsa). This variation is also a fun thing to bring to a potluck, since it’s a dish you know people will like, but with an interesting twist that makes it just a little bit special. Alternately, you could make it into a light meal by wrapping it up in lettuce leaves, maybe with a little mustard and some fruit or other vegetables on the side. Egg salad is such a versatile ready-made protein that it’s hard to not find a way to eat it, especially when it tastes this good!

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RED CABBAGE, CRANBERRY, AND PECAN SLAW

RED CABBAGE, CRANBERRY, AND PECAN SLAW There’s nothing wrong with Paleo mayonnaise, but coleslaw without the mayo is also good in its own right – the cabbage stands out a little more, and there’s a lot of room to play around with other ingredients. This variation uses a homemade vinaigrette for the dressing, and perks up the cabbage with fresh, juicy apple slices, crunchy pecans, and sweet dried cranberries. Without the mayo, this slaw is egg-free, and to make it completely autoimmune-friendly, you could just take out the pecans as well. Unfortunately, it is pretty much a FODMAP explosion (cabbage, apples, nuts, and dried fruit all in one recipe!), so people who are sensitive to FODMAPs will probably want to pick another side dish. This would go very nicely with some rich roast beef, or maybe another red meat like duck. It’s also a very nice change from lettuce for a cold leafy salad, and without the mayo it’s not complicated at all to throw in a lunchbox and haul around to work or school (or to a potluck or a friend’s house for dinner).

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POMEGRANATE AND FIG SALAD

POMEGRANATE AND FIG SALAD Treat yourself to a truly magnificent salad with this richly-colored bowl of pomegranate seeds, figs, and cheerful orange slices tossed with greens and avocado slices. The avocado helps balance out all the sweet flavor, and a sprinkle of pine nuts on top adds just a bit more crunch. There’s also a citrus vinaigrette to match, with orange and lemon flavors in white wine vinegar and olive oil. It’s a slightly different take on the typical olive-oil-and-balsamic combination, and great for bringing out the citrus flavors in the salad. Top it all off with some almond cheese if you like, but it would be just as good without any (or alternately, maybe with some actual cheese if you tolerate dairy). Because it’s so visually dramatic, this salad would be a lovely centerpiece for a holiday meal – it even has the red-and-green color scheme down in slightly more mature tones. For protein, try it with slow-cooked brisket or some other kind of roast beef, and enjoy!   Pomegranate and Fig Salad Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         8 cups mixed greens;

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HAM AND POTATO EGG LOAF

HAM AND POTATO EGG LOAF Start your day off on the right food with a hearty breakfast of eggs, ham and sweet potatoes! Eggs are a breakfast staple for both Paleo and non-Paleo eaters because eggs are nutritious and full of healthy fats to keep us satisfied until lunch. There are 10 eggs in this recipe, and you may be worried about the amount of dietary cholesterol from all these eggs. But for most of us, there’s no need to worry about dietary cholesterol, because dietary cholesterol from whole foods does not raise blood cholesterol. Besides, egg yolks contain a plethora of nutrients like choline, selenium and B vitamins so eat up! This egg loaf recipe is great to cook for brunch on the weekend, and heat up for leftovers during the week. Like most egg-based casseroles and muffins, you can experiment with this recipe by tossing in different vegetables, like a handful of spinach or scallions. Ham And Potato Egg Loaf Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         10 eggs;

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HOMEMADE PESTO

HOMEMADE PESTO   Pesto is a green sauce originating from northern Italy that typically calls for fresh basil and pine nuts. It can also be made with parsley in place of the basil and walnuts or cashews in place of the pine nuts. Some mint can also be added to the basil. The traditional recipe also calls for Parmesan cheese, but it honestly doesn’t lose much in term of flavor when omitting the cheese. Feel free, however, if you choose to eat cheese on your paleo diet, to go ahead and add Parmesan. It can also be an occasion to treat yourself with a little extra and cheese is far from a big deal to have from time to time if you’re otherwise healthy. It even gives you an extra dose of probiotics. Pesto was traditionally prepared with a mortar with the help of a pestle, but a food processor makes the whole process much easier. You can also make in in a blender, but it’s a rather frustrating endeavor most

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QUICK AND EASY GUACAMOLE by Patric De Nooij

QUICK AND EASY GUACAMOLE   Guacamole is a Mexican dip that features predominantly the avocado, one of Paleo eaters’ favorite fruit Guacamole is really quick and easy to make and will satisfy everybody. Avocados are almost 75% fat and most of it is monounsaturated, so it’s really a great thing to consume on a regular basis. Avocados are also full of potassium, vitamin K,

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TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH EGGS

TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH EGGS   Microwaves might be convenient, but oven-baked sweet potatoes get a mouthwatering caramelized sweetness that the microwave just can’t seem to replicate it’s good enough to be worth the extra time, especially if you’re making a recipe like this that will give you several days’ worth of breakfasts in one. Here, you first bake the sweet potatoes in the oven to get that savory-sweet flavor, and then use them as a base layer for a big pan of baked eggs and vegetables. It’s like a frittata in rectangular form, perfect for baking double or triple and storing in the fridge for quick meals on the run. Thanks to the sweet potatoes, it would be especially good as a portable breakfast for getting some healthy carbs into you after a workout. Even if you don’t have anywhere to be in a hurry, though, this is still a convenient way to whip up a Paleo-friendly breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!). And if you’re not eating on your way from the gym to the office, you can even fry up a batch of cauliflower hash to go with it!   Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Eggs Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 to 5 sweet potatoes, peeled; ·         3/4 lb. bacon, cooked and cut into chunks;

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CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA.

CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA If the Paleo movement has a right to brag about any culinary achievement, that achievement has got to be the grain-free pizza. We’ve got vegetable crusts of various types. Protein-rich chicken “crusts.” Tapioca-flour crusts. Mini-pizzas in pepperoni “crusts.” Various other forms of grain-free delights. If “replacing pizza crust” were an art form, this probably would be the Renaissance. Here’s one more for the list: the classic cauliflower crust. Just to get one thing out of the way: no, not everyone likes cauliflower. If you hate it, check out one of the other options above. But plenty of people do actually like cauliflower as a crust for their Paleo baking adventures, so here’s a recipe for them. The cauliflower crust is a nice balance between taste re-creation and nutritional value. It’s vegetable-heavy, but it looks and tastes a little more “normal” than most other styles of vegetable crust. To make this one easy, you can make use of a great new convenience food: pre-shredded cauliflower. Yep, it’s a thing; you can get it at Trader Joe’s and you might luck out with some other grocery stores, too, since the Trader Joe’s product got really popular really fast. Or go the old-fashioned way and food-process your own cauliflower into submission, and then load it down with whatever toppings you feel like and pizza night is on!   Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe Ingredients   metric

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MINI HAMBURGER BITES

MINI HAMBURGER BITES   Did you know that there are whole cookbooks dedicated to miniature food? Somehow, shrinking everything down to bite-sized proportions makes even ordinary recipes new and irresistible. Here’s a case in point: take an ordinary hamburger, shrink it down to a fraction of its normal size, and stick it on a toothpick. Voila! Instantly special! The miniature format also avoids any worrying about a bun or bun substitute, since the toothpick does all that work of holding everything together without any wrapper at all. These would be fun for a party or as an alternative to wings for watching a game. And it goes without saying that kids would love them even more than grown-ups; if you’re throwing any birthday parties and want something healthy but fun, this would be good option. The toppings here are really more of a suggestion than a hard-and-fast rule; go crazy if you want to and put together all kinds of mini burgers. What about a Hawaiian version with pineapple and ham instead of a tomato and bacon? Or feta and arugula, if you can tolerate dairy? Have fun with it and see what you come up with!

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND TURNIPS

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND TURNIPS This cheerful side dish would be great for anyone who likes roasted squash but wants it with a little more savory and a little less sweet. The turnips add just a little bit of bite, but they’re mellowed out by the roasting and the spices. And the tartness of the cranberries also gets toned down a lot by roasting the, so they don’t even need any honey or other added sweeteners to make them tasty. This would be a great recipe to serve with almost any kind of protein, and it’s a very filling side dish if you’re hosting guests who are used to a big side of starch like rice or bread. And any vegetarians at the table would probably be happy to have something substantial to eat, especially if they can’t fall back on a big pile of bread. You could also adapt this to a stuffing recipe, if there’s a bird in your life that needs it. It’s a very adaptable concept; try it out and see how you end up using it.   Roasted Butternut Squash And Turnips Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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Creamy Homemade Orange Julius

Creamy Homemade Orange Julius As soon as I tried this recipe I knew that I had to share it here on Paleo Grubs. This creamy, frothy drink is one that I will be making again and again. After my third or fourth sip I wondered if having one every afternoon would be too much. It feels very indulgent but is incredibly healthy for you.      Every time you enjoy this drink you are doing your immune system a favor. Personally my immune system needs any help it can get. Thanks to this recipe I can now happily drink my vitamin C. You could expand from the oranges and add more fruit such as strawberries or mango as well.

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Blueberry Basil Lemonade (with Raw Honey)

 Blueberry Basil Lemonade (with Raw Honey) The long stretch of warm summer days are here. And there is no quicker way to cool down than a refreshing, ice cold drink. Homemade lemonade, one such popular drink, is given a delicious twist in this recipe with the addition of blueberries and basil. It is a simple recipe that focuses on fresh ingredients, which everyone in the family can enjoy.      I really enjoy blueberry season at its peak. Whether you get to pick your own fresh blueberries right from the bushes, or purchase them by the boxful, the colorful little fruits are easy to incorporate into a lot of different recipes – especially desserts. But this recipe offers a very healthy option in beverage form. Blueberries alone

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THE MANY SIGNS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY, WHY WE ARE

THE MANY SIGNS OF MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY, WHY WE ARE ALL SUFFERING FROM IT & WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT   Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especially doctors, notice that the ailments we suffer from on a daily basis are actually magnesium deficiency symptoms… and we’re all paying for it.Just about every single person you come into contact with – especially those with a health problem, but even those with only minor complaints – are suffering in some way from this nationwide deficiency. Including you! What Exactly Is Magnesium? Magnesium is life. It is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, right next to sulfur (which is JUST as important). Along with being a mineral, magnesium is also anelectrolyte. “Sports drinks” (aka sugar-filled scams) claim to contain electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium because we sweat away these important nutrients during exercise, and their deficiency is what leads to the common problems athletes face, such as muscle cramping! But believe me – electrolytes (especially magnesium) do so much more than treat and prevent muscle cramps. First off, electrolytes are what allow us to be living, electrical beings. They are responsible for all electrical activity (and thus brain conductivity) in the body. Without electrolytes like magnesium, muscles can’t fire, your heart cannot beat, and your brain doesn’t receive any signals. We need magnesium to stay alive, point blank. As soon as we don’t have enough of it, we start to lose the energy and conductivity that keeps us going. Technically, as soon as we become deficient, we slowly begin to die, getting more aches and pains day by day, feeling worse year after year. I can’t stress it enough… signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere, if you just look. Magnesium is a cofactor in over three hundred reactions in the body, necessary for transmission of nerve impulses, temperature regulations, detoxification in the liver, and formation of bones and teeth. However, magnesium shows its true power in cardiovascular health. The Weston A. Price foundation writes, “Magnesium alone can fulfill the role of many common cardiac medications: magnesium inhibits blood clots (like aspirin), thins the blood (like Coumadin), blocks calcium uptake (like calcium channel-blocking durgs such as Procardia) and relaxes blood vessels (like ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec) (Pelton, 2001).” Nearly EVERYONE has signs of magnesium deficiency but we don’t realize it… Symptoms include: o    Constipation o    High blood pressure (Hypertension) o    Anxiety o    Depression o    Insomnia o    Behavioral disturbances o    Lethargy o    Impaired memory/thinking o    Seizures o    Fatigue o    Sleep disturbances o    Pain o    Muscle cramps o    Chronic back pain

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ: RESEARCH REVEALS THE IMPORT

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ: RESEARCH REVEALS THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT YOU’RE READING   Are you a tabloid loving, pop culture obsessed, meme and GIF intrigued person? Do you like sensational novels to pass the time? According to a new study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, your love for “light reading,” and web-based aggregators like Reddit, Tumblr and BuzzFeed may not be doing you any good. The researchers concluded that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, students who pick up academic journals, literary fiction, or general nonfiction wrote with greater syntactic sophistication than those who preferred the former options. Furthermore, the highest scores came from those who resorted to academic journals, and the lowest to solely web-based content.

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HEALTHY PUMPKIN COCONUT LATTE

HEALTHY PUMPKIN COCONUT LATTE   Want to know the secret to making your mornings awesome? 4 words: healthy ::  pumpkin :: coconut :: latte. That’s the secret, peeps. I’ve been on this Bulletproof Coffee kick lately and this latte was inspired by the creamy, delicious coconut and buttery cups of java I’ve been having every morn.     If you’re reaction is anything like mine was when I first heard of putting coconut oil in coffee, I can assure you it is much better than it sounds. If you like cream in your coffee you will love this. With a quick whip in your blender it turns your coffee into the silkiest and creamiest latte, without a drop of dairy. Ya baby! The pumpkin flavour is there without being overwhelming and this is going to sound weird, but I think it is awesome you get to drink your veggies. That’s part of the whole healthy part of this latte. ·         Coconut oil = super healthy and amazing (I have a feeling it might turn you into a superhero if you have enough) ·         Pumpkin = full of insane amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre and all sorts of other good for you stuff ·         Coffee = so tasty and so good at helping you open your eyes in the morning. Just make sure to buy good quality coffee and always make sure that it is shade-grown and fair-trade. I’m going to apologize to you guys in advance cause I don’t normally rant or try to tell you what to do, but …. one of my biggest pet peeves in this universe is coffee makers that use those stupid little pods. You know the ones. Did you know that last year Nespresso sold 28 billion coffee pods? That’s 28 billion coffee pods that are now sitting in landfills. It makes me sick to think about it.

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT NATURALLY

  HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR EYESIGHT NATURALLY     As the dirty secrets behind Westernized medicine continue to be revealed (1, 2, and 3), more people are turning towards naturopathic and traditional Eastern medicine. Personally, I put high importance on my diet and use essential oils and other natural remedies regularly.   However, I wear eyeglasses and have never given any thought to alternative treatments for my near-sightedness. Glasses have the same Band-Aid effect that pharmaceuticals do; they’re a quick fix and don’t solve the underlying problem. We get our eyes tested on a biennial basis and trust our optometrists to administer these tests and our corrective lenses. But I don’t extend the same trust to conventional medicine doctors that I used to, so why shouldn’t I go above and beyond what my optometrist suggests and do a little research of my own? Many people claim to have naturally healed their eyesight through a combination of mental and physical exercises. Greg Marsh, a certified natural vision coach, maintains that perfect vision can be achieved by anyone, even those who wear prescription glasses. Marsh corrected his own eyesight using a technique called the Bates Method. What is the Bates Method? Dr. William H. Bates, a certified ophthalmologist, designed his method to naturally correct eyesight over 100 years ago. Norman Doidge, M.D. explains in his book The Brain’s Way of Healing that it was so effective that Bates was forced out of his position at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and his teachings were banned in New York after optometrists lobbied politicians, stating that it threatened their business model. This isn’t surprising, since we have seen this happen numerous times in the healthcare industry.

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SCALLOPS WITH POTATO-CAULIFLOWER PURÉE

SCALLOPS WITH POTATO-CAULIFLOWER PURÉE What, potatoes? Yes, potatoes. You can substitute sweet potatoes if you want. This recipe is simple but elegant: fresh scallops seared in a rosemary-garlic olive oil, on a bed of pureed vegetables and topped with more fresh herbs and pine nuts. The scallops add a big nutritional punch to the recipe: they’re full of iron and vitamin B12, and they’re a great source of selenium, which is important for gut and thyroid health. The one thing they don’t really give you is Omega-3 fat: the fat from fish is rich in Omega-3s, but scallops are so lean that they just don’t have enough fat to deliver any significant amount. Mixing potatoes half-and-half with cauliflower for this recipe adds all the benefits of brassica vegetables, and also cuts back on the carb content a little bit, so it fits a bit better into a restricted carb budget. (Even so, it’s definitely not keto-friendly, and if you’re doing super-low-carb, it might not work at all with your day) If you’re looking for a light dinner, this would be just the thing. Serve it as it is, or round it out with a side salad to add some color to the meal (spinach, walnuts, and cranberries would be good here).   Scallops With Potato-Cauliflower Purée Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         12 sea scallops; ·         3 garlic cloves, peeled;

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SALMON FILLETS WITH ORANGE-RASPBERRY SAUCE

SALMON FILLETS WITH ORANGE-RASPBERRY SAUCE Orange zest and juice bring a bright, citrusy flavor to the marinade for these fresh salmon fillets – and as soon as the fish is off the grill, it gets another dose of flavor with some fresh raspberries added for extra sweetness and color. And then plate up the whole thing on top of quickly-grilled orange slices: the char lines are visually dramatic on the flesh of the oranges, and you can eat them right up for extra flavor. This might seem like a very summery dish, but actually, it would be totally in-season for the US right now: the peak season for Florida oranges starts in late fall and ends in the early spring. The climate is so hot that the normal growing season gets completely flipped, and the “winter” is the most productive season because the summer is just too extreme. So if you want the best oranges, now’s the time to snap them up, and this is a great way to use them. For vegetable sides, try this with some fresh sliced cucumbers, garlic green beans, or maybepotato salad. Any leftovers would also be great with in a salad with spinach and dried cranberries (save the grilled oranges, too!).   Salmon Fillets With Orange-Raspberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 salmon fillets;

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MINT AND WATERMELON SALAD

MINT AND WATERMELON SALAD Watermelon is a fantastic summer fruit because it’s juicy and sweet and loaded with water. While drinking plain water or fruit-infused water can help keep hydration levels topped off, it’s also helpful to eat food with a naturally high water content, like fruit salads with watermelon. This recipe calls for the use of light olive oil or avocado oil as the dressing base. Avocado oil has a nearly neutral flavor, which is generally the desired taste for oil in a fruit salad. A “light” olive oil refers to the flavor of the olive oil, not the fat or calorie content. For this fruit salad, a light olive oil is preferred over regular olive oil. The sweetness of watermelon, combined with the refreshing taste of lime and mint make this salad more

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FRESH FRUIT AND KALE SALAD

FRESH FRUIT AND KALE SALAD Maybe kale isn’t quite the trendy vegetable that it was a few years ago cauliflower rice or kelp may have taken it’s place but, it’s still quite nutritious. Kale is often served cooked. However, some nutrients in kale are destroyed by heat in the cooking process, like Vitamin C.  On the other hand, kale wilts and becomes more dense when cooked, so it may be easier to eat more kale when cooked. This is another reason why it’s important to eat both raw and cooked vegetables. Raw kale is excellent to add to salads, but sometimes it can be quite tough and fibrous. To make raw kale a bit softer, toss the kale in dressing or a bit of olive oil, and massage the kale with your hands to break down the fibers. The fresh fruit in this recipe bring color and a sweet taste to this healthy salad. And because this can be enjoyed by non-Paleo eaters, bring this salad along to a potluck for all to enjoy. If you are craving more kale, try making kale chips!   Fresh Fruit And Kale Salad Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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CONFIRMED: NASA JUST DISCOVERED EARTH HAS A SECOND

CONFIRMED: NASA JUST DISCOVERED EARTH HAS A SECOND MOON

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WHEN YOU REALIZE ‘A BUG’S LIFE’ WAS TRYING TO TELL

WHEN YOU REALIZE ‘A BUG’S LIFE’ WAS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING… How often have you been passionate about something, whether it be animal, environmental, or women’s rights, or racial or economical inequality, when you suddenly get the idea to do something about it? You mull over all the ways you will become an activist and make a difference, only to find yourself faced with one problem: You’re just one voice, and that’s not enough to start a movement. In the below scene from A Bug’s Life, 

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WATERMELON SPORTS DRINK.

WATERMELON SPORTS DRINK   If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also don’t have to depend on “sports drinks” that are more sugar than water to keep your energy up: here’s a Paleo version that does the job right and tastes delicious, to boot. Here’s a comparison of the electrolyte contents of the Paleo version to a familiar face: Gatorade.     This recipe (1 serving) Gatorade (1 bottle, 20 fl. oz.) Electrolytes

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RASPBERRY-LIME FLAVORED WATER.

RASPBERRY-LIME FLAVORED WATER.  If giving up Crystal Lite or Vitamin Water was the hardest part of going Paleo, here’s a recipe to make you forget all about the fake-sugar crystals and chemical “strawberry” or “fruit punch” flavor that never had anything to do with any kind of actual berry. For a Paleo take on fruit-infused water, this drink adds sweetness with raspberries and a tart citrus flavor with quartered limes. It’s naturally refreshing and delicious, no sugar involved. To get the best possible flavor, let it sit in the fridge for several hours the longer you let it rest, the tastier it gets. You can also refill the jar with water more than once before all the fruit flavor is exhausted. For light afternoon refreshment, this would be perfect with some coconut squares or herb scones, especially

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MAGIC CHOCOLATE COCONUT BLISS BALLS

MAGIC CHOCOLATE COCONUT BLISS BALLS These Chocolate Coconut Bliss Balls are pure magic. They’re made with 100% healthy, good-for-you ingredients and are crazy delicious. They’re vegan, paleo, gluten free and made without refined sugar. They’re magic because you’d never guess they’re healthy. When I brought out a plate of these chocolate covered coconut bliss balls at a dinner party a friend took a bite then turned to me and whispered, “I think I just had an orgasm.” Yes, they are that good. If you like coconut desserts you are going to fall head over heels in love with these bliss balls. They’re densely packed coconut that’s sweetened with a touch of honey or maple syrup and coated in dark chocolate. I like to add a tiny sprinkle of sea salt on top. Sea salt makes everything better. I know you and I are pals for a reason. Sure, we both LOVE food (obvs!), but we also share a thing for healthy food. Big bonus points for food that’s healthy but tastes like it totally isn’t. Magic food, like these bliss balls. I knew from the moment I took my first bite ate six in a row without stopping, that you were going to love these, too. They’re made with nothing but good for you ingredients that disguise themselves as sweet and delicious bites of coconut heaven.

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CRANBERRY RELISH

CRANBERRY RELISH   Imagine a perfectly roasted turkey breast, hot out of the oven, crispy golden-brown skin gleaming with fat. Just the meat is enough to set your mouth watering but you can actually make it even more irresistible with a well-chosen relish. Most people in the US have a very limited view of relish – we just think of the green condiment we get on our hamburgers and hot dogs – but in fact that’s just one variety. The world of relish is actually very broad: you can make it out of almost any fruit or vegetable, and dream up a relish to go with any kind of main dish. Instead of using pickles as a base, this recipe takes cranberries, apples, and oranges – it’s a little like a more sophisticated version of cranberry sauce, and it pairs beautifully with any kind of turkey or chicken dish. A little bit of optional honey balances out the bitterness of the cranberries: if you don’t want to use any sweetener at all, I’d suggest boiling the cranberries beforehand to tone down the taste. You can leave the peel on the orange or take it off: if you keep it, it adds a little more zest and brightness to the finished product.

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FIRE-ROASTED SALSA

FIRE-ROASTED SALSA   Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s not just fresh tomatoes that make this recipe tasty, though. Roasting them brings out even more flavor, and generous amounts of spices, cilantro, and lime juice give you a nice contrast between the heat of the spices and the sweeter flavor of the tomatoes. And then there’s the jalapeno, which you can easily use to turn the spice level up or down. If you want a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before tossing it in the blender. If you like it hot, go ahead and add a second pepper to the mix. Once your salsa is ready, it’s good warm or cold. Eat it on its own, or you could use it to add even more flavor to this recipe for chicken breasts with bacon and salsa. And if you’ve really made more than you can eat yourself, just take advantage of its popularity: a jar of homemade salsa is always a welcome gift, especially if there’s someone in your life who wants to try Paleo but just isn’t sure they’ll like it. A little preview of how delicious real food can be might just be the persuasion they need to give it a shot.   Fire-Roasted Salsa Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP Dip is one of those recipes that really has no reason not to be Paleo-friendly, but somehow it’s almost impossible to find in stores (a little bit like good salad dressing). So instead of going a little nuts trying to find a dip that follows Paleo guidelines, why not make your own? It’s an opportunity to really play around with the seasonings and find out what you like best. Here, coconut milk stands in for the traditional cream base, and bacon, spinach, and artichoke give it flavor and weight: it’s solid enough to be a filling snack if you’re craving something to nibble. It is a little bit more involved than standby favorites like guacamole, but it’s not actually that complicated. Just remember to leave everything plenty of time to cool down before you serve it. Once the dip is chilled (and assuming you can resist the temptation to eat it all straight off the spoon), serve it with chopped carrots, pepper strips, or any other vegetables you could think of – or go the fancy route and try out a Paleo recipe for crackers or dipping chips. It’s an ideal replacement for guac if you have any guests who aren’t really into avocado, or if you just want to try out something new and a little bit sophisticated for a change.   Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

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STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE   More often than not, the recipes I share here come along with a story. This is usually the case because I get my inspiration for many things throughout my everyday life. So what’s today’s story? Well, a good friend of mine recently asked for my help as she’s planning one of the most important days of her life; her wedding! It will be quite an evening, filled with friends, music, dancing, and a paleo feast! I come into the equation when it comes to food. It has been be both a struggle and a huge expense when it comes to finding caterers that will satisfy a good paleo menu. We’ve resolved this issue quite easily, as we will be making the food ourselves. So, as we dig through piles a potential recipes, I will try my hardest to share all the favourites here with you. When I say we’re making everything, I mean that we are going the whole 9 yards! We are covering all aspects, including things that could seem trivial like the vinaigrette for the salad. Guests will get to top their greens with a selection of home-made vinaigrettes and this strawberry balsamic one will be an option. It happens to work out just perfectly, because strawberries will be in season. This happens to be very important! Haven’t you noticed that buying strawberries out of season means you are gnawing on something unnaturally large and tasteless? In season, those berries tend to be much smaller and full of delicious sweet flavours! This is even more accentuated in the recipe because the strawberries are roasted, which creates for a much stronger sweet taste. I also love the idea of pairing such a sweet juicy fruit up with the sour of balsamic vinegar. Usually it can be hard to match up two different distinct flavours, but they happen to be anything less than complimenting of each other. Try it for yourself!

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CHUNKY APPLE KETCHUP

CHUNKY APPLE KETCHUP Looking for a unique condiment to add some special flavor to your week? Here’s one: a sweet, fruity ketchup made with fresh tomatoes, apples, and pears. It sounds a little strange, but it’s actually delicious; just try it! Once it’s cooked, it’s almost like a very thick salsa, perfect for topping burgers, pork chops, or chicken breasts. For this recipe, you can use any tomatoes you can lay hands on. If you feel like mixing a couple different kinds, all the better: it can give the ketchup an interesting flavor. For the pickling spices, you can typically find them sold all together in one jar, but if you can’t, you can mix your own using any recipe for pickling spices that you like (there are plenty, which is great if you’re picky about spices or don’t like certain ones). To get the flavor of all those spices into the final product, you’ll wrap them in cheesecloth and let them simmer with the ketchup as it cooks. It’s a quick and easy way to get all the flavor without worrying about getting pieces of bay leaf or whole cloves when you go to enjoy your ketchup. Even with the spices, this recipe is very simple, and thanks to the sweetness of the fruit, it’s very low in added sweeteners (yes, there’s a cup of honey, but it’s such a big recipe that each serving only has a little). If you’re getting tired of ordinary ketchup, why not give it a try?   Chunky Apple Ketchup Recipe

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BAKED BLUEBERRY-STUFFED APPLES

BAKED BLUEBERRY-STUFFED APPLES Baked apples with cinnamon are traditionally a Fall dessert, but it’s easy to bring them into the summer season with a blueberry filling. The only sweetener here is the apple juice there’s no honey or maple syrup or other added sugar. Almond meal and coconut flakes sprinkled over the top add a crunchy topping, but you could also leave one or both out if you have trouble digesting nuts or coconut. If you’re serving these hot for dessert, one easy way to make the timing work would be to just put them in the oven as you serve dinner. Then they can cook while everyone is eating, and they’ll be done at the end of the meal. For a real summer treat, these apples would be great with some dairy-free Paleo ice cream (here’s a version with coconut milk, and here’s a version with bananas). Or if you tolerate dairy, just a drizzle of heavy whipping cream would be a delicious and visually striking way to top everything off.   Baked Blueberry-Stuffed Apples Recipe

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BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES WITH FRIED EGG

BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES WITH FRIED EGG   These bacon & maple syrup waffles combine American breakfast favorites into one sweet and savory bite. The fried eggs are optional, but we recommend not skipping out. The waffle soaks up the runny yolk creating the perfect bite. A little tip, heat the oven to about 200 F to keep the cooked waffles warm while finishing the remaining batter and cooking the fried eggs. Overall this is a pretty decadent recipe, being filled with nut flours and with maple syrup added on top, we recommend saving this for total indulgences. Perhaps a special birthday breakfast, or a unique twist on brunch following a holiday.   Bacon & Maple Syrup Waffles with Fried Egg Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         6 slices bacon ·         2 eggs ·         ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ·         2 tbsp. pure maple syrup ·         1 tsp vanilla extract ·

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EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI AND TOMATO DISH

EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI AND TOMATO DISH This vegetable-filled side dish is a flavorful mix of fresh vegetables and herbs roasted in the oven and lightly coated in olive oil. These roasted vegetables would be excellent to serve over a main protein, like fish or chicken. If you’re looking to add a bit of citrus flavor, squeeze a bit of lemon or orange to give this dish a hint of zest. If you’re having vegetarian or vegan friends over for dinner, this would be a good side dish to prepare for both meat- and non-meat eaters.  You could also pair with a starchy vegetable like sweet potatoes or butternut squash, in lieu of serving bread or rice. If you do choose to squeeze a bit of citrus over this veggie-filled dish, you can serve with a paired citrus chickendish. If you don’t like eggplant, or have a difficult time finding it at your local grocery store, you can swap eggplant out for another vegetable like green beans or carrots. However, if you decide to make a swap, be sure you adjust the cooking time, especially if you are substituting a starchy vegetable. 

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SAUSAGE, CRANBERRY, AND APPLE STUFFING

SAUSAGE, CRANBERRY, AND APPLE STUFFING   “Stuffing” is a pretty misleading name at this point, because the food it describes gets enjoyed in all kinds of ways that don’t involve putting it inside something else. This Paleo recipe is good for either application, and you can cook it in two different ways: ·         Just the stuffing: cook it all in a baking pan and eat or do whatever else you want with it. ·         Directly in the bird: stuff it into a turkey or chicken (or pumpkin, or squash, or butterflied pork tenderloin…) and cook it right inside the cavity. The instructions assume that you’re going to be cooking it separately, but if you’re going to cook it right in an edible container, just put it in the bird before Step 6 and carry on. Because it’s based on sausage instead of bread, you could put this into a pumpkin or a big squash to make a complete meal like that, or get the flavors really going in a chicken or turkey for an extra-special meal. Or you could just eat it on its own with a side salad or some extra roasted vegetables. The ingredients list calls for Italian sausage, but any kind of sausage would be fine if you’re not huge on Italian; pick your favorite and go for it.   Sausage, Cranberry, and Apple Stuffing Recipe

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How to pick a perfect watermelon: tips

How to pick a perfect watermelon: tips from an experienced farmer   Who doesn’t love watermelon? Most people are obsessed with this delicious and refreshing fruit. Sometimes we think that unless you’re an experienced farmer, buying a juicy, tasty, fully ripe, and sweet watermelon is hit or miss. However, it doesn’t have to be if you look for a few things when you’re picking out your melon. In fact, you can tell whether a watermelon is ripe without actually cutting it.   Today, we at Bright Side would like to share some tips from experienced farmers that will help you to choose the finest watermelon ever.   Look for the field spot

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CHICKEN SHAWARMA SALAD

CHICKEN SHAWARMA SALAD   A middle-eastern style of roasting meat, Shawarma is a blend of spices rubbed into meat (i.e. lamb, chicken, beef) and grilled on a vertical skewer for a period of time. While no two Shawarma marinades are alike, most include cumin, paprika and black pepper. In true Shawarma-style grilling, the meat is shaved off vertical rotating skewers and served in a sandwich or wrapped in pita bread. While a sandwich is a quick lunch, we can easily swap out the bread for a bed of lettuce to make a Paleo salad variation. While you may not have a vertical rotating skewer with an open flame at home, grilling on an outdoor grill will work, too. If possible, marinate the meat for roughly 2 hours. The longer you marinate the meat, the more tender it will be after grilling.   Chicken Shawarma Salad Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless; ·         4 to 5 cups romaine lettuce, chopped; ·         1 cucumber, chopped;

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THIS FRUIT WILL CURE INSOMNI... by Patric De Nooij

THIS FRUIT WILL CURE INSOMNIA AND BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION IN MINUTES Do you know what quenepa is? Don’t worry if you don’t, we didn’t know either but after learning about this amazing fruit and its health benefits we decided to share our discoveries with you. Its more popular name is Spanish lime and it has amazing brain boosting abilities as well as the ability to cure insomnia instantly.  Quenepa fruit This exotic fruit originates from the northern parts of South America but can also be found in the coasts and dry forests of Central America and the Caribbean. It has a sour and sweet taste and people usually combine it with a pinch of salt, chilly and lime. Experts say that the quenepa is a mix of lychee and lime; it has a firm and delicate flesh and hard shell. Americans know it as the Spanish lime because of its similarity with that fruit and has a orang or yellow color. It is often sold in groups and clusters. The fruit has a soft and leathery texture with jelly-like flesh and a colorful aril with a pulp enclosing the seeds. Nutritional information Quenepa abounds in the following nutrients: §  Vitamin C; §  Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12; §  Amino acids; §  Minerals; §  Unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic);

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I’M 50 YEARS OLD AND THIS DRINK HELPED ME ELIMINAT

I’M 50 YEARS OLD AND THIS DRINK HELPED ME ELIMINATE KNEE AND JOINT PAIN IN JUST 5 DAYS!   Knee and joint pain is a common ailment predominant in people over 50. While it seems trivial, this type of pain can be truly debilitating and seriously affect a person’s quality of life. When it comes to inflammatory joint pain, knees are usually first affected. The knees are the most important joints in the human body, because they support leg movement when we walk, run, jump or stand, and more importantly, ensure proper body posture. However, as we grow older, reduced joint lubrication as well as different injuries, seriously affect the knees. Because of this, the ligaments and the tendons become less supple, frailer and more rigid. This article focuses on a natural remedy that significantly improves joint lubrication as this is critical for proper joint function and movement. This powerful health-boosting smoothie is the best treatment you can get from nature for your knee ligaments and tendons. Regular consumption will help you walk better, even run, and will significantly improve many aspects of your life. The recipe we recommend here packs some super healthy ingredients which provide amazing healing properties linked to sore knees and joints. It contains some potent anti-inflammatory ingredients such as pineapple, cinnamon and orange juice, which relieve painful knees and joints. Plus, it abounds in magnesium, silicon, vitamin C and bromelain, all of which make your ligaments and tendons stronger.

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IT TAKES A GLASS OF THIS

IT TAKES A GLASS OF THIS AND YOUR LIVER WILL BE RENEWED! Modern way of living leaves little time for a healthy well-balanced diet. As a result, most people turn to convenience or ready-made food, which is not only depleted in nutrients (due to the fact that it’s highly processed), but also full of harmful additives. Unless the produce is organic, even the fruit and vegetables you buy at the supermarket are laden with pesticides. Needless to mention, long-term consumption of such food can seriously affect the function of your liver – the most important organ responsible for eliminating toxins from your body. According to health experts, liver detox is something everyone should practice every now and then. By doing a liver detox, you don’t only remove harmful toxins that build up in your liver, but, you also improve the absorption of the proteins and their synthesis. In other words, a liver detox will boost overall liver function. Detoxify your liver and improve its function

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THE HEALTHIEST FOOD IN THE WORLD: IT CAN LOWER CHO

THE HEALTHIEST FOOD IN THE WORLD: IT CAN LOWER CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD PRESSURE, PREVENTS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE….   Dates are considered to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world and it’s no wonder because they abound in a number of nutrients and have a wide range of health benefits. They can help with a long list of diseases and conditions so it’s recommended that you include them in your everyday diet as soon as possible. An excellent source of iron Dates are rich in iron so they’re recommended for patients suffering from anemia. Just 100gr of dates contain about 0.90 mg of iron, which is about 11% of the recommended daily intake. Iron is very important for determining the oxygen carrying capacity in the blood and people who have low levels of this nutrient can suffer a number of complications and this is especially crucial for pregnant women and children in puberty. If you have an iron deficiency, make sure you eat more dates and soon your levels will go up for sure. Excellent against diarrhea           

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THIS IS HOW TO GET RID OF PESTICIDES AND BACTERIA

THIS IS HOW TO GET RID OF PESTICIDES AND BACTERIA IN PURCHASED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! When buying fruit and vegetables, there’s no better option than organically grown produce.

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BOIL LEMONS AND DRINK THE LIQUID AS SOON AS YOU WA

BOIL LEMONS AND DRINK THE LIQUID AS SOON AS YOU WAKE UP… YOU WILL BE SHOCKED BY THE EFFECTS!   Your overall health largely depends on your eating habits and the lifestyle you have. A lot of nutritionists stress that the first thing you consume is the most important. And, there’s no doubt warm water with lemon is one of the best options to start your day with. Read on and find out why. Drinking warm water enriched with an unpeeled lemon provides a myriad of nutrients. Not many people know that lemon rind actually packs more vitamins and minerals than the pulp. Boiling unpeeled lemons in water rather than squeezing the juice only will provide all the nutrients you can reap from this amazing citrus fruit. The long list of benefits you get from this health-boosting mix includes:  §  Improved immune system function §  Protection against colds §  Increased energy levels §  Improved digestion and metabolism §  Elimination of body toxins

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Cleanse Kidneys Of Toxins, Diabetes, Asthma And Ch

Cleanse Kidneys Of Toxins, Diabetes, Asthma And Cholesterol With Easy Recipes You have a problems with your kidneys, and you have to clean them of toxins? Okra is most used food in UK, Philippines or US. It is called okra also in Nigeria and Carribean English, but somewhere is called “Lady fingers”.

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How To Detect Fake Honey (It’s Everywhere), Use TH

How To Detect Fake Honey (It’s Everywhere), Use THIS Simple Trick Most commonly people tend to buy cheaper products in order to save some money, but you should know that those products aren’t 100% organic. For instance, when you buy the cheapest honey In the store, it means that it is not pure at all. Sadly, there are many falce advertisings that make people think whatever honey they buy is a pure one. You should know that a lot of honey products have been through numerous alternation and contain chemical substance to lower the price. Food safety news conducted a study which showed that 76% of all honey available in the market have been subjected to a process called ultra-filtration. Beside eliminating impurities like wax traces, this filtration process is bad because it also removes the pollen in honey. Manufacturers claim that this process is necessary in order to prevent crystallizing and extend the shelf life of the product. However, customers do not know that actually, pollen is very important and provide a lot of benefits to our bodies. Researchers advice to avoid this kind of honey because this process makes it hard to determine the geographical origin of the honey, and in case of pollen contamination, it is very important to trace and analyze

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WHAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT DRINKING GREEN TEA

WHAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT DRINKING GREEN TEA  

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A WOMAN CONSUMED TURMERIC WATER DAILY IN THE MORNI

A WOMAN CONSUMED TURMERIC WATER DAILY IN THE MORNINGS, AND IN ONE YEAR SOMETHING HAPPENED Although turmeric has century-long use in the Eastern culinary tradition, it has only recently started to gain recognition in the Western world as well. What makes this spice so popular is the fact that aside from improving the taste of many dishes, it abounds in health benefits such as fighting inflammation, eliminating toxins and slowing down the aging process, just to name a few. The amazing medicinal properties of turmeric are the result of its active ingredient – curcumin, which has been proved to be extremely health beneficial by scientific research. One way to introduce this spice into your diet is to add it to your favorite recipes. But, if you are not the cooking type, you can steal reap the health benefits of turmeric by mixing it with warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Below we provide 10 good reasons why you should start drinking warm turmeric water today. 1.       FIGHTS INFLAMMATION Chronic inflammation in the body that lasts long time has been linked to a number of serious health issues including arthritis, indigestion, and even cancer. On the other hand, it has been revealed that curcumin is extremely effective in reducing this type of inflammation and that it gives better results than anti-inflammatory drugs. 2.       PROTECTS THE BRAIN Increased levels of the growth hormone, known as Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), have been identified as one of the causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s. However, curcumin can effectively reduce this hormone thus helping the brain to function properly. 3.      

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PUT ONE TEASPOON OF THIS COM... by Patric De Nooij

PUT ONE TEASPOON OF THIS COMBINATION IN YOUR COFFEE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BURN CALORIES TWICE AS FAST   Most people start their day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. In fact, coffee is one of the most widely enjoyed morning beverages all over the world. Aside from giving you an immediate energy boost, coffee brings on a number of other health benefits. It also boosts your metabolism and when consumed moderately, it protects your heart. However, not many know that coffee can be turned into an effective fat burner by simply combining it with a few common ingredients such as coconut oil, cinnamon and honey. Cocoa powder makes also a good addition. If you mix these ingredients into your coffee, you’ll easily get a cup of the most effective tool to turn your metabolism into fat-burning mode.

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WARNING! THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES DON`T WANT Y

WARNING! THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES DON`T WANT YOU TO KNOW THE COMBINATION OF THESE 3 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS- IT`S AGAINST THEIR ECONOMIC INTERESTS!   Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Unfortunately, there is still no cure for this deadly disease. Therefore, it is recommended that we try our best to prevent and protect ourselves from the terrible disease, including healthy diet, regular exercise and avoiding certain types of food.

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Palm: DO YOU HAVE IT?

Palm: DO YOU HAVE IT? There is an opinion that a person who has in his hand a parallel line with the “life line” – is incredibly lucky. Miseries and misfortune always get around them, and the happiness never leaves them throughout their lives.  Such lines on the palm are rare. It is also called “line of the guardian angel”. This means that the person is under the special protection of a guardian angel and force majeure. It is otherwise called “line of Mars,” and one is called the second “life line”.   

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DO YOU WANT TO ATTRACT FORTUNE INTO YOUR HOUSE? HE

DO YOU WANT TO ATTRACT FORTUNE INTO YOUR HOUSE? HERE’S A SIMPLE TRICK! If you want to introduce some positive energy and prosperity into your home, this house plant may be just what you need.   According to Feng Shui, anyone who has Crassula at home is believed to be on the right path towards good fortune as this plant is thought to bring money in its owner’s house. 

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2 TABLESPOONS A DAY AND GOODBYE BELLY FAT

2 TABLESPOONS A DAY AND GOODBYE BELLY FAT. THIS DRINK WILL BURNS STOMACH FAT IMMEDIATELY!!! (RECIPE) The fatty deposits accumulated in the abdominal area are extremely difficult to get rid of. They slow down the detoxification process and can lead to many health issues. According to nutritionists, this amazing drink can help you get rid of your belly fat in a short time.   Here is the recipe: Ingredients: §  3 lemons

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JUST BOIL 2 INGREDIENTS, DRINK IT EVERY DAY AND LO

JUST BOIL 2 INGREDIENTS, DRINK IT EVERY DAY AND LOSE 5 KG IN 7 DAYS (RECIPE)  

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4 Surprising Health Benefits

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Juicing Raw Marijuana    Did you know that marijuana is a vegetable? Yup,  it’s true. The marijuana plant’s leaves and buds are actually loaded with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds. These compounds are known as cannabidiols (CBD) and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever you want to call it, a superfood. Yup,  it’s true. Don’t Get Dazed And Confused But when heated, all of that goodness evaporates  it goes up in smoke and is blown away. Instead, be blown away by the health benefits of juicing the raw marijuana plant. When heated the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)   is released from the plant. Most people don’t want medicine to get “high” though. Our bodies were made to receive cannabidiols and the plant does not need to be heated to get these healing properties.

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A Seasonal 3-Day Lymphatic Cleanse

A Seasonal 3-Day Lymphatic Cleanse To Keep You Healthy All Year Long   Understanding how your lymphatic system supports every other system in the body – including the immune, digestive, detoxification and nervous systems – can be an extremely beneficial and often missed component to true health. In fact, many believe that poor lymph health underlies a host of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.    Much of the lymph tissue is associated with the gut; often known by the acronym: GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue). Lymphatic tissue is where much of your immunity starts and because the digestive tract is a main path of entry for offensive substances (bacteria, allergens, heavy metals, molds, fungi, chemicals, trans fats), your main lines of defense are in the gut. Natural body detoxification has been practiced as far back as the Native Americans. And the use of sweat lodges and the Indian Ayurveda practice goes back even further. Supporting your body’s natural ability to detox effectively every day not only helps maintain wellness, but it also helps prevent illness later in life. Cleansing the lymphatic system is recognized by doctors in Europe and the Far East for its importance in preventive health care. 3 Day Lymphatic Cleanse Here is a Lymphatic Cleanse that I use with my clients. Of course, I suggest speaking with your doctor before implementing any new health regimen. Note: You may continue the Lymph Cleanse for an extra 3 days for additional benefit. Where to start: ·         It is important to eliminate all potential food allergens, including: dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, soy, preservatives and food additives. ·         Avoid all refined and processed food and drink. That means no bread, pasta, crackers, cereal, cookies or anything that comes in a box and/or contains added sugar. ·         Eliminate trans fatty acids found in margarine, commercially baked goods and fast food, like french fries, onion rings and donuts. ·         Limit coffee to breakfast, not on an empty stomach because this will cause stress to your body (especially to the adrenal glands) during the cleanse. Avoid other stimulants as well, such as alcohol, soda and tobacco. ·         Drink 6 – 8 glasses of pure, filtered water daily (room temp or warm).

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POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA       The wonderful thing about being skeptical of superfoods is that you get to keep the ones that taste delicious and dump the ones that other people force down “for their health” (yes, wheatgrass, this means you). And that’s exactly what’s going on here green tea and pomegranates won’t make you immortal or immune to all disease or magically thin overnight, but they do taste delicious together, and if you just so happen to benefit from all the antioxidants, so much the better! Pomegranate green tea isn’t exactly a groundbreaking invention, but making your own lets you adjust the flavor exactly to your liking, and also avoid any contaminants

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COCONUT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE by Patric De Nooij

COCONUT STRAWBERRY LEMONADE What summer afternoon would be complete without a cold glass of lemonade? There’s a classic lemonade recipe here, but if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, why not jazz it up with some coconut and fruit? As well as being a delicious treat, this is also the ideal post-workout recovery drink for the hot summer months. A brutal WOD in a box without air conditioning, or even a quick jog in 90-degree heat can really take it out of you, and dehydration and electrolyte loss are nobody’s friends. So once you’re done sweating it out, stir up a batch of lemonade to rehydrate and replenish your electrolyte stores. Coconut water is full of potassium to help prevent muscle cramping, and the mint and citrus add a very pleasant zing. If you’ve really been sweating, you could also add a pinch of salt not enough for you to taste the difference, but enough to help you recover. For a bit of extra flavor, this recipe calls for strawberries, but you can replace this with any type of fruit. Blueberries would also be good, or try pineapple to keep with the tropical coconut theme. Some honey 

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SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN.

SWEET GARLIC CHICKEN   Lemon, garlic, and red pepper flakes give this chicken an irresistible spicy zing, and the honey tones everything down to manageable levels (not to mention giving the breasts a beautiful golden color). To really ramp up the flavor of the sauce, there’s also a dash of coconut aminos (a Paleo-friendly substitute for soy sauce that you can find at health-food stores or online) and a few teaspoons of tapioca starch. The tapioca starch is just a thickener to make the sauce a little more like a glaze. If you can’t get any, you can leave it out; just be ready for a sauce that doesn’t stick to the chicken quite as well. If you’re strictly avoiding sweeteners, you can also leave off the honey, but just be aware that the flavor will change: you’ll get less spicy-sweet and more of a straight-up heat from the red peppers and the garlic. It’s still tasty, just in a different way. This chicken would be delicious with any Asian-inspired side dish, or just with a quick pan of sautéed broccoli or spinach. If you have any leftovers, it’s also great cold: chop it over in a salad with oranges, spinach, and kelp noodles and a spicy vinaigrette!   Sweet Garlic Chicken Recipe Ingredients    ·        4 chicken breasts; ·        ¼ cup raw

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SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN

SLOW COOKER BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS      Attention, party hosts: the finger food is here! Ground chicken meatballs are just different enough to make a nice change of pace from beef, and the buffalo sauce gives you the same classic flavor that you’d get from buffalo wings, only without all the mess! Kids will love them, but they’re great for grown-ups too, especially for any kind of tailgate party or Game Day celebration. Meatballs can be a bit of a conundrum for Paleo beginners because the usual options for binders read crumbs or cornmeal aren’t on the table. But here, an egg and some almond meal do the job just as well, minus the grains. Buffalo meatballs clearly call for some Buffalo sauce: if you can’t find a Paleo-friendly version in a store, you can use the first recipe on this page (just ignore the drumsticks, since you’ll be using the sauce on meatballs instead). Some ranch dressing also works perfectly as a dip for the meatballs once they’re done; here’s a recipe for homemade ranch. Chop up a few celery sticks to add to the tray, and you’ll have a quick and easy platter of snacks or appetizers any time you want them. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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CHOCOLATE-COCONUT BITES

CHOCOLATE-COCONUT BITES These decadent chocolate bites are completely dairy-free, but still smooth and creamy thanks to all the coconut oil, and they’re easy to tweak exactly to your tastes. They’d be the perfect low-carb Halloween treat: with just 2 tablespoons of sweetener for the whole batch, the calories in this recipe come out to 79% fat, 18% carbs, and 3% protein. And most of that fat is coming from coconut oil, which is a very ketogenic fat if you’re interested in ketosis as a dietary goal. You can use your favorite shape of candy mold to make these, and you can add in whatever goodies you like berries, nuts, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, dried fruit, or whatever you can think of. The one thing to be aware of is that they don’t last very long out of the freezer: if you leave them out to get warm, they’ll quickly melt again and you’ll end up with chocolate puddles. If you want more of this recipe, just double the amount of everything and go to town. Kids will love them, and especially if you’re strictly dairy-free, they’re a great way to enjoy chocolate on Paleo without any potential dairy issues. Chocolate-Coconut Bites Recipe Ingredients    ·

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APPLE, WALNUT, AND CRANBERRY.

APPLE, WALNUT, AND CRANBERRY STUFFED SQUASH

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SPICY CHIPOTLE GRILLED SALMON

SPICY CHIPOTLE GRILLED SALMON   Chipotle sauce isn’t just for chicken! Try it out on these grilled salmon fillets: chili peppers and adobo sauce combine with plenty of spices and a hint of lime for a flavor that really perks up the fish. And if you’ve never tried grilling fish on a cedar plank, it really adds a nice woodsy flavor, and it also helps keep the fish nicely moist and prevent it from drying out. You can buy cedar planks in any big grocery store, or at most hardware stores with the rest of the grill equipment. This is also one summer meal that really pulls its own weight from a nutritional perspective. Salmon is most famous for its Omega-3 fats, but it’s also full of important micronutrients like iron, B vitamins, and the antioxidant mineral selenium. A great side dish for this would be cauliflower “rice” mixed with some roasted red peppers for flavor and color. But if cauliflower just isn’t your thing, try almost anything from the grill.   Spicy Chipotle Salmon Recipe

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SHRIMP AND GAZPACHO BOWLS by Patric De Nooij

SHRIMP AND GAZPACHO BOWLS What’s a soup-lover to do when the weather gets too warm for big crock pots full of piping-hot broth? Cold soup! Gazpacho is a Spanish soup traditionally served cold, so it’s perfect for the hot months. It has a bunch of different variations, but all of them center around some kind of tomato broth with fresh vegetables. Here, the soup itself is full of summer produce, with plenty of lime and fresh herbs for flavor. Each bowl of soup is topped off with a few grilled shrimp to add some protein and extra nutrition. Gazpacho is traditionally an appetizer; this would be great as the starting course for any variety of kabobs, grilled steak, or any kind of fresh fish to keep up the Mediterranean theme.   Shrimp And Gazpacho Bowls Recipe Ingredients    ·

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WHY A HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP IS ONE OF THE GREATEST T

WHY A HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP IS ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS YOU COULD OWN! Himalayan salt is high in sodium chloride and has been said to have properties that have a positive effect on the human body. Body detoxification, respiratory backing and unwinding are a portion of the reported medical advantages of this mineral rich salt. The Himalayan Salt Lamp is turning into an exceptionally prevalent expansion to individuals’ living zones. WHAT IS A HIMALAYAN SALT LAMP It is an expansive strong salt precious stone or it can be lumps of salt gems showed in a lovely salt dish. The salt is warmed by an electrical source like a light or warmed with a flame. The warmed salt radiates negative particles cleansing the air. Positive Ions: With regards to particles, positive particles won’t make a positive ordeal. Positive particles are made when microwaves, vacuum cleaners, electrical gear and aeration and cooling systems blend up the air chafing our aviation routes bringing about hacking and wheezing. Positive particles can likewise add to push, inconvenience resting, headaches, asthma and other respiratory diseases. Luckily a negative particle can unbalance positive particles and refine the air

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TRY THE MOST POWERFUL REMEDY TO TREAT BONE AND JOI

TRY THE MOST POWERFUL REMEDY TO TREAT BONE AND JOINT PAIN! The aching bones and joints often lead to chronic inflammatory processes and other conditions (injury or stroke are not related). To address this problem it is necessary to lubricate joints, prevent stiffen, strengthen bones and relieve inflammation. Many people claim that bone pain does not exist. With the passage of time, it has been shown that bone itself is an extremely painful and serious nuisance because, over the years without proper treatment, is debilitating and disabling. The aching bones and joints that are not related to an injury, can be caused by arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis and some autoimmune diseases. May also be due by a chronic inflammation, which will also affect, over time, to other parts of the body.

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5 Reflexology Points to Reduce Joint Pain By 40% I

5 Reflexology Points to Reduce Joint Pain By 40% In 15 Minutes or Less So, research is in, broken and celebrated. Reflexology actually works. As reported in both The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, reflexology may be just as effective as mild painkillers like aspirin, acetaminophen,  or ibuprofen. Participants were asked to submerge their hands in ice water for as long as possible. Reflexology was then applied to hands and feet and participants were asked to submerge their hands again. The study showed that those who received proper reflexology (as opposed to a placebo-like alternative that did not employ proper reflexology techniques) could handle colder water for longer periods of time. Meaning that reflexology is proven to reduce pain by 40% and improve the time pain can be handled by 45%.

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5 Things That Happen 1 Hour After Wrapping Your Fe

5 Things That Happen 1 Hour After Wrapping Your Feet In Few Layers Of Aluminum Foil One important thing in almost every kitchen is the aluminum foil used for some cooking, and storing some leftover food. Did sometimes come to your mind that it can be used for some other purposes than these? Sure, it can. You can soothe your joints or fight your fatigue simply using an aluminum foil.  It is really surprising that it can be used for a vast number of purposes, except in the kitchen and when you will read this you will want to buy it immediately. 1. Blast Fatigue Right Now

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Don’ t Waste Your Money on Pedicure anymore

BEAUTY Don’ t Waste Your Money on Pedicure Anymore: Just Two Ingredients from Your Kitchen Can Make Your Feet Look Amazing!

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Homemade Natural Remedy That Kills the Desire for

Homemade Natural Remedy That Kills the Desire for Cigarettes  The attention to the risk that smoking brings is on a truly low level. Albeit a few people know about the wellbeing results, it’s hard for them to stop smoking. This awful propensity obliterates people wellbeing and on the off chance that you are a smoker or you have a smoker in your family read the accompanying content to help yourself or other individuals from your nearby encompassing.

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Make Your Own Magnesium Oil to Treat Muscle Pain

Make Your Own Magnesium Oil to Treat Muscle Pain, Headaches and More The twitch in your lower eyelid coinciding with the lack of sleep or high-stress times is most probably correlated with magnesium deficiency. Studies show 75% of adults in the United States alone are magnesium deficient even though it is essential to our health. Magnesium is a necessary catalyst for more than 300 biochemical reactions occurring in our bodies daily. That is why magnesium oil become very popular among people. 

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MAKE A FIST AND FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU A

MAKE A FIST AND FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE! How you make a fist indicates most things about you,there are three different ways of making it. 1.If your fist looks like the one presented in the first photo:

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Press These Points on Your Baby’s Feet to Make

  Press These Points on Your Baby’s Feet to Make   Them Stop Crying Immediately Reflexology is an ancient Chinese practice that has recently gained popularity in the West as a legitimate medical practice used in the treatment of various physical conditions. Being one of the most natural treatments and least invasive ones, reflexology is ideal for calming down babies. Babies can’t tell us what is it that is troubling them, so their natural reaction to physical pain is crying. With the help of reflexology, you will know what is troubling your baby, and how to solve the problem naturally.     Reflexology Foot Guide for Babies It is believed that babies are much responsive to this unique natural practice than adults.

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TOUCH THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH WITH TONGUE AND BREAT

TOUCH THE ROOF OF YOUR MOUTH WITH TONGUE AND BREATHE FOR 60 SECONDS It is weird but true that are different breathing techniques and can help you a lot in your health. All you have to do is recently touch your rooftop tongue in your mouth and afterward relax. It can make light sleeper individuals rest rapidly. It may feel imbecilic while doing it yet believe me you it is certainly going to work. It absolutely impact to rest and is extremely helpful for your health.

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You’ll Never Buy Vitamin C Supplement Again After

You’ll Never Buy Vitamin C Supplement Again After You Learn How To Make It At Home: It’s Easy Cheap And 100% Natural!   Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Humans, unlike most animals, are unable to synthesize vitamin C endogenously, so it is an essential dietary component. Vitamin C is famous as a home remedy for the common cold. It is very important for the growth and repair of tissues in the body, and it is also rich with antioxidants which help against free radical damage. Vitamin C can not be manufactured in the body, it has to come from outside source and as well cannot be stored in the body.So the only way to get

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20 Kitchen Tips And Tricks No One Ever

 20 Kitchen Tips And Tricks No One Ever Told You About.                       If you want to keep your kitchen clean, to know how to prolong the shelf life of your produce and the easiest way to clean your pots and pans, you are in the right place because we will provide you the best 20 kitchen tips and tricks no one ever told you about.   Here are the following trick that will make your life easier: 1#How to convert the pudding into muss All you have to do is to use whipped cream instead of milk or water when you prepare the pudding, Bon appetite! 2#How to reverse crystalized honey to its natural color Just put the honey jar in warm water and leave it until it becomes clear again. 3#How to be sure that the eggs are fresh Here is the simplest trick how you can discover whether your eggs are freshed or not. Put them in a bowl filled with water and if your eggs sink, it means they are fresh. On the other hand, if they float, they are bad eggs. 4#How to keep your salt from getting hard This trick is very effective, you just need to put a few grains of rice in it. The rice will keep the salt from getting hard because it absorbs the moisture.

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Here Is How To Lose Stomach Fat Without Exercise!

Here Is How To Lose Stomach Fat Without Exercise! ou have a belly fat that expands into the abdomen and you want to lose it without much exercise? Of course, there is a way to get a flat belly without exercising or dieting. First of all, it is necessary not to avoid breakfast

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Why Is So Important To Massage Your Feet Before Yo

Why Is So Important To Massage Your Feet Before You Going To Sleep! The best way for relaxing is massage. It`s proved that is good for proper functioning of organs and overall health. Relaxing massage and it`s so curing at the same time. Different parts or dots of the feet are representing different organ in the human body. It`s  a map of the whole body. Massage of feets, especially before going to bed is beneficial for you. You will feel the difference in our body. Here are the positive effects of this kind of massage: Boost blood circulation

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OVEN-BAKED ZUCCHINI TOTS

OVEN-BAKED ZUCCHINI TOTS Filled with shredded zucchini and carrots, no one will know these tots are filled with healthy veggies. Some kids (and adults) don’t like to eat their veggies, but we know vegetables are an important part of healthy eating and feeling well. There are many ways to add vegetables to already healthy dishes to increase our vegetable intake. Here are a few ideas: 1)  add frozen spinach to a chili, 2) finely chop or puree vegetables and add them to a meatball or meatloaf dish, or 3) add vegetables to a smoothie. The idea of hiding vegetables is often discouraged as an easy way out, but if you’re adding vegetables to healthy dishes (and not adding them to cookies or treats), then just think of this as another way to eat more veggies with little effort. Be sure to squeeze as much water out of the shredded zucchini as possible. Squeezing the water from the zucchini ensures the tots aren’t soggy, but worry not the tots won’t taste dry. After 30 minutes in the oven, and when the edges are crispy, remove the tots! Dip them in a homemade ketchup or even a chipotle mayonnaise sauce.

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Bedtime Drink That Reduces Stomach Fat Like Crazy

Bedtime Drink That Reduces Stomach Fat Like Crazy – Results Guaranteed! The maturing procedure brings repulsive skin changes, and natural variables lessen our skin’s flexibility and snugness continually. Fortunately, there are some characteristic cures which can reestablish the soundness of your skin and battle and anticipate wrinkles and hanging skin. Keep perusing underneath to figure out how to set one up such cream. Cucumber is a solid vegetable which contains a rich measure of water and crucial supplements that recover the skin normally. It additionally contains cell reinforcements and vitamins C and K, which can annihilate free radicals in the body and anticipate wrinkles and the maturing procedure. The most imperative compound in cucumber that backings your connective tissue is silica. Then again, egg whites have various properties, including the capacity to fix your skin. Here’s the way to set up the cure:

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HAM AND PINEAPPLE SKEWERS

HAM AND PINEAPPLE SKEWERS Ham and pineapple make for a great salty-sweet combination, especially when they’re hot off the grill and drizzled with a savory sauce. These tasty skewers are the perfect answer to a craving for Hawaiian pizza because really, the toppings are the good stuff anyway. The basting sauce just adds to the experience: mustard and ginger give it a little bit of savory warmth that nicely balances out the ham and pineapple on the skewers. You could make miniature versions of these to serve as appetizers, or full-size versions for a whole meal; just pick the appropriate size of skewers and go to town. For a full meal, these would be very tasty with roasted tomatoes, spicy chipotle fries, or simply over a big pile of your favorite salad vegetables (to make the salad easier to eat, you could also slide the ham and pineapple off the skewers after cooking so you could toss them with the greens more easily). With such a winning combination, it’s hard to find a wrong way to eat it; pick your favorite and dig in! Ham And Pineapple Skewers Recipe      Ingredients   

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MEXICAN-STYLE RIBS

MEXICAN-STYLE RIBS The flavor of these ribs starts out with a Southwestern spice rub and a drizzle of lime juice then they head into the oven for a few hours to let that flavor sink in. The final coating of barbecue sauce comes just before you throw them on the grill, so they come off with a complex and intense flavor, plus that delicious barbecue char. So why not just cook the ribs on the grill for the whole time? You definitely can, if you’re a barbecue purist, but for the most tender meat you want a low and slow heat, which is easier and less fussy to accomplish in the oven. Starting the ribs off in the oven lets you wander off and do something else for most of the cooking, and then come back to finish them off on the grill for flavor; it’s the best of both worlds. You’ll need some homemade BBQ sauce for the ribs you can try finding this in stores, but it’s a rare grocery that carries anything like a Paleo-friendly version. A classic side for spare ribs is coleslaw, but just about any salad would be good with these, and while you’ve got the grill on, why not throw on some peaches for dessert? Mexican-Style Ribs Recipe Ingredients    ·

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Kill Sinus Infection In 20 S... by Patric De Nooij

Kill Sinus Infection In 20 Seconds With This Simple Method And This Common Household Ingredient! Sinusitis, commonly known as sinus infection, is an swelling or inflammation of the tissues lining the sinuses. That happens when the sinuses are filled with fluid and germs instead of air. Your sinus infection is as a result of viruses which cause an inflammation of your sinuses membrane lining. As a consequence you will experience the following symptoms: Headaches Pain and general discomfort Congestion

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Unbelievable: A Vegetable That Treats Diabetes, De

Unbelievable: A Vegetable That Treats Diabetes, Depression, Kidney Disease, and Cancer! Okra (also known as Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentus, and lady’s finger) is a flowering plant that is grown for its nutritious stringy fruits or “pods”. It is one of the most medicinal vegetables due to its high vitamin C, folate, and fiber content. Moreover, okra is also high in antioxidants. In this article, we will share a few research findings which have shown that   this amazing vegetable has an array of healing properties.

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28 years wedding anniversary Of Sabina and Patri

28 years wedding anniversary Of Sabina and Patric Just to let you know that we are having a party         Just as an orchid plant is breathtaking, your twenty-eighth year of marriage can be a breathtaking time of change in your marriage as your children chart their own course in life and the two of you have more time alone together. As you celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary, reflect on how far the two of you have journeyed together. Here are some 28th wedding anniversary ideas and symbols to help you choose orchid gifts associated with your 28th marriage anniversary. 28th Anniversary Traditional Gift: There is no traditional gift for the 28th anniversary. 28th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift: Orchids.

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SALTFISH STUFFED FRIED BAKES

SALTFISH STUFFED FRIED BAKES     SALTFISH INGREDIENTS    225 Grams Saltfish 1 Medium Onion 5 Pimentos 2 Garlic Cloves Hot Pepper (to taste) Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) ​ FRIED BAKE (DOUGH) INGREDIENTS 

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CALLALOO

  CALLALOO             Share INGREDIENTS    1 Bunch Callaloo Bush (Dasheen Leaves) 15-20 Okras 1/2 Lb Pumpkin 2 Chive Stems (Chopped Coarsely) 5 Chadon Beni Leaves 1 Onion (Medium, Sliced) 1 Sprig Thyme (Stem and Leaves) 1 Bunch Celery

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AVOCADO 3 WAYS

AVOCADO 3 WAYS   BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS    1 1/2 Cups Milk 1/2 Avocado (Ripe) 1 Ripe Mango 5-10 Spinach/Kale Leaves 1 Scoop Protein Powder  3 Packets of Equal Sugar ​ *Ice is Optional   BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE  METHOD   Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until fully incorporated. ​ ​

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PEPPERONI PIZZA CONE

PEPPERONI PIZZA CONE    INGREDIENTS   ​ 2 1/2 Cups Flour 1 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Sugar 1 Tbsp Yeast 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 1 Cup Warm Water 8oz Shredded Mozzarella 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Cup Pasta Sauce

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The 5 Most Effective Home Remedies and Treatments

The 5 Most Effective Home Remedies & Treatments For The Unpleasant Bee Stings!   Numerous individuals who produce nectar or are encompassed by honey bees, regularly experience the ill effects of honey bee stings. In any case, truly the more you are uncovered around the honey bees – the more agreeable you turn out to be, therefore the less stings you are getting, however you ought to realize that you are going to get some generally. The bumble bees are truly delicate and to nibble is a self-destructive mission for them. There is some timeframe, the honey bees are acrimonious and you can get stings, however the a large portion of the days they are okay and aren’t gnawing. The honey bee venom or the apitoxin, is a fluid that is vapid and fundamentally is made out of proteins. These proteins are bringing about neighborhood aggravation that is connected with sting and inconvenience. A bumble bee may infuse around 0.1 mg venom and a large portion of the grown-ups excepting those with a hypersensitive responses, and could securely withstand around 10 stings for every pound of a body weight. Moreover, in this article, we are exhibiting you 5 extraordinary cures that will help you recuperate yourself from the loathsome honey bee stings responses, for example, swelling, irritation and warmth. Lavender Essential Oil The lavender crucial oil is amazingly relieving and its facilitating distress, impeccably lessening the maddening tingling and it assists with the swelling. You will require: – A little measure of fluid nonpartisan oil – 1 drop lavender key oil

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Water Chart: How Much Water You Need to Drink Ever

Water Chart: How Much Water You Need to Drink Every Day To Lose Weight Naturally and Healthy I really think that we all know that water is something we can’t live without. Yes, water is the Mother Nature’s elixir of youth, health and beauty. We all should drink plenty of water every day.  Why because it can help you lose weight, improve your health, get a better complexion and feel refreshed and full of energy. But, many people don’t actually get it and they don’t realize that drinking water is extremely important for their health in general and to their weight loss efforts. Yes, and you’ll be surprised when we tell you that a recent study has shown that most of the people in America don’t drink the recommended amount of daily water. Many different studies have discovered that drinking just two cups of plain water before meals can help people lose an additional 2.5 kg every year and it also helped them to maintain that steady weight loss. And, to be honest with you, I also think that this may actually explain why so many people have trouble reaching their weight loss goals. Maybe they aren’t drinking the recommended daily water? But, imagine if we actually drank as much water as our body needs? Yes, you should drink plenty of water every day because drinking the right amount of water will help you boost your metabolism and reduce the appetite, so you won’t eat too much. Well, this is because if we are dehydrated the lack of water causes our organism to confuse hunger and thirst. And now, here are the million dollar questions what’s the right amount of water? Does every person in the worlds needs to drink the same amount of water? Does it vary from person to person? What does this depend on? We can answer that for you:

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CHEESY POTATO PEPPERS & BACON MEAT LOAF

CHEESY POTATO PEPPERS & BACON MEAT LOAF INGREDIENTS  ​ 2 Lbs Potato 6 oz Butter 1/4 Cup Evaporated Milk 1 Lb Grated Cheese (Optional) 4 Bell Peppers (Optional) Cut in half, Remove core, Wash & set aside. Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)

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MANGO CHOW

MANGO CHOW

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BASIC WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

BASIC WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP   This soup is a true vegetable-lover’s feast: a little bit of everything from the produce aisle, plus fresh ginger, turmeric, and other spices for even more flavor. The cabbage and the tomatoes get to simmer for long enough to release all of their flavor, and the kale comes in just at the end so it doesn’t get wilted and limp. Nutritionally, this soup would be a great choice for an anti-inflammatory eating plan, because it’s so full of brassica vegetables (kale, cabbage, and broccoli). Brassicas are rich in all kinds of important nutrients and antioxidants for reducing inflammation. This soup is vegan as written, and almost AIP-friendly (just take out the tomatoes). On the other hand, it’s not a recipe to try on a low-FODMAP diet; all the brassicas do contain a lot of FODMAP fibers. For a full meal, add some pre-cooked chicken or other protein to the soup when you add the kale. Or serve the soup as a side for a nice brisket or maybe a pork roast; the winter vegetables play very nicely with all things hearty and savory.   Basic Vegetable Soup Recipe

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SWEET POTATO AND ONION SOUP

SWEET POTATO AND ONION SOUP   Say “sweet” and onions are usually the last food that comes to anyone’s mind. But once they’re cooked up, they really do have a nice sweetness to them, and the taste goes really well with the sweet potatoes and the savory homemade chicken stock. If your holiday menu typically includes sweet potatoes but you want to switch it up a little, this would be an interesting alternative to mashed/roasted/candied preparations, but it’s also easy enough to make just for dinner, without any particular occasion. This would make a very easy soup to make in bulk now (minus the garnishes) and freeze for a busy week during the holiday season when salad just isn’t cutting it as a side dish. Wouldn’t it be nice to have something all ready in the freezer and just needing a quick defrost? If you serve this soup without the garnishes, it’s a basic-but-tasty pureed sweet potato soup. But if you want something special on top, the optional pancetta and pecans make a crunchy-salty topping that really brings out the other flavors.   Sweet Potato And Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients

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MEXICAN SALSA VERDE

MEXICAN SALSA VERDE Salsa verde or green sauce or sauce verde is a specialty in many countries like France, Italy and Mexico where the all have their version. Italians make it with capers, anchovies, mustard and olive oil and the French version is a tarragon flavored mayonnaise. Mexicans make it with tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeños for a tangy and spicy

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SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP by Patric De Nooij

SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP Dip is one of those recipes that really has no reason not to be Paleo-friendly, but somehow it’s almost impossible to find in stores (a little bit like good salad dressing). So instead of going a little nuts trying to find a dip that follows Paleo guidelines, why not make your own? It’s an opportunity to really play around with the seasonings and find out what you like best. Here, coconut milk stands in for the traditional cream base, and bacon, spinach, and artichoke give it flavor and weight: it’s solid enough to be a filling snack if you’re craving something to nibble. It is a little bit more involved than standby favorites like guacamole, but it’s not actually that complicated. Just remember to leave everything plenty of time to cool down before you serve it. Once the dip is chilled (and assuming you can resist the temptation to eat it all straight off the spoon), serve it with chopped carrots, pepper strips, or any other vegetables you could think of or go the fancy route and try out a Paleo recipe for crackers or dipping chips. It’s an ideal replacement for guac if you have any guests who aren’t really into avocado, or if you just want to try out something new and a little bit sophisticated for a change. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

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EGG SALAD DIP.

EGG SALAD DIP   This fresh, herb-flavored egg dip is creamy enough to scoop up with your favorite veggie strips, but with just enough of a bite to keep it interesting. It’s great for an afternoon snack, with plenty of healthy fat and protein to help tide you over until dinnertime – so much better than a handful of crackers or popcorn that would just leave you hungry again in half an hour. It’s also perfect as an after-school snack for kids (not to mention a sneaky way to get them eating a few vegetables!). You could always serve this dip with your favorite recipe for Paleo crackers, but an even simpler and easier alternative is to just use some dipping vegetables. A few ideas to get you started: ·         Pepper strips (any color) ·         Carrots (just chop up the big ones; it’s cheaper than buying baby carrots) ·         Broccoli or cauliflower ·         Celery sticks ·         Cherry tomatoes (with a fork or toothpicks)

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FRUIT SALAD WITH LEMON DRESSING.

FRUIT SALAD WITH LEMON DRESSING Fruit salad is a simple Paleo-friendly dessert or snack, especially for kids. This one is full of different colors and gives you a chance to play with some fruits that don’t normally take center stage, like kiwis. The lemon juice here stops the apples from going brown, and also adds a little extra citrusy flavor. The dressing in this recipe also uses avocado oil. It has a slight avocado flavor, which might not be your thing. If that’s the case, you can try substituting for a light olive oil. This salad is best served refrigerated, but that’s actually pretty convenient because it means you can make it ahead and then refrigerate until you’re ready to serve it. Try it as an after-school snack or an easy dessert that you can just pull out of the fridge when dinner is over and enjoy.

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JALAPENO BACON POTATO SALAD

JALAPENO BACON POTATO SALAD   A potato salad is a dish loved by many, and a staple at just about any BBQ or picnic. While store-bought potato salads can be a quick and convenient option, they’re usually full of unhealthy oils, preservatives, and sugar. Luckily, a homemade version requires just a little preparation and time to cool, but you and your guests will be scraping the bowl for more! This potato salad can be made with russet potatoes or sweet potatoes. You may be thinking, “I thought white potatoes weren’t Paleo!?” White potatoes are fine to eat if you don’t have blood sugar issues and aren’t on the autoimmune protocol

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CHUNKY EGG AND POTATO SALAD WITH PICKLES

CHUNKY EGG AND POTATO SALAD WITH PICKLES This salad combines two beloved dishes egg salad and potato salad  to create one creamy, savory dish! The hard-boiled eggs provide protein and healthy fats, while the potatoes add a rich and soft texture for the creamy layer of homemade mayonnaise and seasonings. Boiling potatoes requires a delicate balance: overcooking will cause the potatoes to fall apart, while undercooking makes for a crunchy potato salad. To achieve a a perfectly boiled potato, be sure the potato can be easily pierced with a knife. Even though runny eggs are great for brunch, these eggs need to be hard-boiled, so 10-12 minutes of rolling boiled water will achieve a solid yolk. To speed up the process, you can cook the potatoes and eggs in their separate saucepans over the stove at the same time. Fold the diced pickles and mayonnaise mixture into the hard-boiled eggs and potatoes and refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with a bunless burger or

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GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO-COCONUT SAUCE

GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO-COCONUT SAUCE Salmon is one of the most nutrient-rich protein sources you can eat because of the Omega-3 fats and nutrients like vitamin B and selenium. And luckily, this recipe is fairly simple to put together because the salmon is cooked on the grill and the sauce is whipped up in one bowl. If you have a hard time filling your plate with healthy fats, worry not there are plenty of fats in this dish. As mentioned, the salmon is full of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s, the avocado includes plenty of monounsaturated fat, and the coconut milk is rich in MCT and healthy saturated fats. The cilantro-filled avocado-coconut sauce can also double as a delicious dipping sauce. If you have sauce leftover, or make a double batch, try dipping the sauce in plantain

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GRILLED FISH WITH TOMATO-LIME SALSA

GRILLED FISH WITH TOMATO-LIME SALSA   White fish is light and refreshing, and often enjoyed by many who don’t love the “fishy” taste of seafood. The tomato-lime salsa tossed over the top of these fish fillets brings a bite that will wake up your taste buds! Fish is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fats and vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C, E, and selenium. People worry that consuming too much fish can lead to mercury poisoning. However, worry not high levels of selenium in most fish naturally protects against mercury poisoning by binding to mercury and preventing the body from absorbing it. Cooking white fish requires very little preparation and cooking time, so this is a great recipe if you’re looking for a quick meal to get on the table. This dish would be excellent paired with aside of vegetables or even a mash. If you’re not a big fan of fish, you can use chicken and adjust the cooking times, then serve with the tomato-lime salsa on top!   Grilled Fish with Tomato-Lime Salsa Recipe

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VEGGIE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

VEGGIE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Having a crowd over for brunch, or just feel like a veggie-filled breakfast? Bake this hearty breakfast for all to enjoy. This classic casserole includes white or sweet potatoes, bright red tomatoes and plenty of greens and mushrooms. White potatoes aren’t for everyone, and if that’s you, use sweet potatoes instead. Both types of potato will compliment this casserole, so no flavors will be lost by choosing one over the other. This filling breakfast would be ideal to reheat during the week, but can be enjoyed over a weekend breakfast or brunch, too. While this dish includes protein from the eggs, fat from the cooking fat and eggs, and plenty of veggies, feel free to add sausage or bacon to the casserole, or serve on the side. You can opt to serve with a refreshing side of fruit salad, too!   Veggie Breakfast Casserole Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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HAM AND POTATO EGG LOAF by Patric De Nooij

HAM AND POTATO EGG LOAF Start your day off on the right food with a hearty breakfast of eggs, ham and sweet potatoes! Eggs are a breakfast staple for both Paleo and non-Paleo eaters because eggs are nutritious and full of healthy fats to keep us satisfied until lunch. There are 10 eggs in this recipe, and you may be worried about the amount of dietary cholesterol from all these eggs. But for most of us, there’s no need to worry about dietary cholesterol, because dietary cholesterol from whole foods does not raise blood cholesterol. Besides, egg yolks contain a plethora of nutrients like choline, selenium and B vitamins so eat up! This egg loaf recipe is great to cook for brunch on the weekend, and heat up for leftovers during the week. Like most egg-based casseroles and muffins, you can experiment with this recipe by tossing in different vegetables, like a handful of spinach or scallions.

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BEEF, TOMATO AND RED BELL PEPPER SOUP

BEEF, TOMATO AND RED BELL PEPPER SOUP Beef and tomatoes really bring out the best parts of each other, especially that rich, savory flavor with just a hint of sweetness in the background. Together, they’re perfect for a comforting, savory soup, especially when you add some fresh herbs, vegetables, and homemade beef stock. If winter is giving you one last blast of chilly weather, try this as a way to warm up and beat the last of the cold. Stewing meat is a very affordable way to eat a little more beef if you’re struggling to justify steak or other pricey cuts in the grocery budget, this is one option for lowering that bill a little (and as a time-saving bonus, you can often get stewing meat pre-chopped, so you don’t even have to cut it). The cook time for the soup is a little extended, but it doesn’t actually require much active effort on your part; just put it on the stove, cover it up and let it bubble away. If you use pre-chopped stewing meat and canned tomatoes, this soup comes together really fast, and it’s great to have in the fridge for an easy lunch or dinner. Or just freeze it for an emergency; then you’ll always have something to pull out when comfort food is on the menu.   Beef, Tomato And Red Bell Pepper Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·

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TOMATO FLORENTINE SOUP

TOMATO FLORENTINE SOUP This warm pureed soup is filling but light enough to serve even in the summer the fresh vegetables keep it from being too heavy or overwhelming. It’s a great accompaniment to a quick batch of grilled chicken breasts or another meal that calls for something a little more substantial than a salad. Tomatoes are also an ideal summer vegetable from a health perspective: did you know that the lycopene they contain may help protect against skin cancer? That’s not to spread around the sun-phobia Paleo doesn’t actually see the sun as a giant carcinogen in the sky, and sunbathing can actually be good for you. But if anti-cancer protection comes in such a delicious package, why wouldn’t you eat it? This is also a perfect way to ease some greens onto the dinner table if you have pickier kids since the soup itself isn’t green, you can just blend the spinach right on in and what they don’t know won’t hurt them, right? The carrots add some sweetness to the flavor, and the almond or coconut milk gives it a great texture: they won’t have to know they’re eating spinach unless you fess up!   Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·

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A TOP SECRET BLACK-BUDGET SECRET SPACE PROGRAM THA

A TOP SECRET BLACK-BUDGET SECRET SPACE PROGRAM THAT’S REVERSED-ENGINEERED EXTRATERRESTRIAL TECHNOLOGY?  Yes, there are still many who would instantaneously think you’re completely bonkers for even contemplating any truth to the title above, but that comes from a place of innocent ignorance. It’s easy to dismiss something without properly investigating the subject for yourself, and the thought of an idea like this still remaining in the category of a “fringe” type of topic is unsettling. The masses continue to ignore a tremendous amount of evidence that points to the fact that we are not alone, and that we’ve actually been visited. “Read the books, read the lore, and start to understand what has really been going on here, because there is no doubt that we are being visited.”  Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14) (source) Why is this important? Well, it has tremendous implications in all fields, from history to science to energy and more. Unfortunately we’ve been bombarded with the idea of alien invasions, little green men and alien propaganda, which is probably a big reason as to why so many people have such a hard time even considering it as a possibility. Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.” Former head of CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, 1960 (source

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SADA ROTI 2 WAYS

 SADA ROTI 2 WAYS Share     SADA ROTI INGREDIENTS    4 Cups Flour 4 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Salt 1 1/2 Tsp Sugar 1 1/2-2 Cups Water   SADA ROTI METHOD   Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix until well incorporated. Make a well in the center of bowl. Add 1 cup of water. Mix dry ingredients into water a little at a time.

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BABA GHANOUSH

BABA GHANOUSH   Baba-ghanoush is an Arabic dip similar to hummus. In differs in that it uses eggplants instead of chickpeas which makes it a great paleo alternative to hummus. A similar recipe, but for hummus, can also be prepared with cucumbers instead of eggplants or chickpeas. The basic ingredients used in traditional hummus are the same: lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cumin and tahini. Tahini is a sesame paste made with ground sesame seeds and is available in most grocery stores, in the ethnic section. Since tahini is prepared with sesame seeds, it’s considered Paleo, but some people don’t do so well on high amounts nuts and seeds and try to limit them or completely eliminate them.

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STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE by Patric De Nooij

STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE More often than not, the recipes I share here come along with a story. This is usually the case because I get my inspiration for many things throughout my everyday life. So what’s today’s story? Well, a good friend of mine recently asked for my help as she’s planning one of the most important days of her life; her wedding! It will be quite an evening, filled with friends, music, dancing, and a paleo feast! I come into the equation when it comes to food. It has been be both a struggle and a huge expense when it comes to finding caterers that will satisfy a good paleo menu. We’ve resolved this issue quite easily, as we will be making the food ourselves. So, as we dig through piles a potential recipes, I will try my hardest to share all the favourites here with you. When I say we’re making everything, I mean that we are going the whole 9 yards! We are covering all aspects, including things that could seem trivial like the vinaigrette for the salad. Guests will get to top their greens with a selection of home-made vinaigrettes and this strawberry balsamic one will be an option. It happens to work out just perfectly, because strawberries will be in season. This happens to be very important! Haven’t you noticed that buying strawberries out of season means you are gnawing on something unnaturally large and tasteless? In season, those berries tend to be much smaller and full of delicious sweet flavours! This is even more accentuated in the recipe because the strawberries are roasted, which creates for a much stronger sweet taste. I also love the idea of pairing such a sweet juicy fruit up with the sour of balsamic vinegar. Usually it can be hard to match up two different distinct flavours, but they happen to be anything less than complimenting of each other. Try it for yourself! This vinaigrette is a great addition to the collection of healthy paleo vinaigrettes and dressings that I’ve created. It’s great with just about any salad, but especially with simple and fruity salads. The

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BACON-WRAPPED JALAPENO-MUSHROOM STUFFED CHICKEN

  BACON-WRAPPED JALAPENO-MUSHROOM STUFFED CHICKEN Everything tastes better wrapped in bacon, right? As a cult classic, bacon lends flavor and provides a crispy finish to this stuffed chicken dish. Because chicken breast is quite lean, the bacon provides a dose of fat, while the jalapeno-mushroom stuffing brings a kick of flavor, too.  The technique of butterflying a chicken breast allows the breast to cook more evenly. It’s also helpful in stuffed recipes because the chicken breast is wider and thinner, so it has more surface area to top with a delicious filling. Butterflying chicken breasts may sound intimidating, but it’s not as difficult as you may imagine. To cut a breast open, place each breast on the countertop or cutting board. Hold your knife parallel to the counter and start cutting until you’ve almost sliced the chicken breast into two flat pieces. You should be able to open the chicken breast flat on the cutting board, which gives you double the surface area to spread the jalapeno-mushroom stuffing.  Serve with a cool watermelon salad or cucumber salad

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CHICKEN BURGER WITH BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED ONION

CHICKEN BURGER WITH BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED ONION   Can’t decide between having chicken or a burger? Have both when you purchase a few pounds of budget-friendly ground chicken. This chicken burger boasts loads of flavor, especially when topped with a pile of tender caramelized onions, sliced avocado and a creamy mayonnaise. Great things take time, and the same is true for caramelizing onions. The tastiest caramelized onions require at least 30 minutes of low and slow heat. When the onions are caramelized, they will take on a rich brown color. Be sure to stir them while they’re cooking in the pan to avoid burning the onions. If you want your burger to be wrapped up like a classic burger, wrap it in lettuce or serve on a Portobello mushroom.  While the grill is hot, cut up a bunch of sweet potato wedges and toss on the grill. Serve with a cool salad!   Chicken Burger With Balsamic Caramelized Onion Recipe

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GUACAMOLE WITH RADISH AND ORANGES

GUACAMOLE WITH RADISH AND ORANGES You get together for a gathering, everyone is to bring food, so it’s your chance to shine! Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but I quite enjoy the friendly competition of trying to outdo all the other guests with an eye catching dish. This unique guacamole will do just that. The ingredients are nothing unusual, but the way it’s presented makes up for it. The concept is just like that of a twice baked potato, but no baking or potatoes are required. You’ll be using the avocado skins as shells to serve the guacamole. I use avocados quite a bit. I include them whenever I am preparing any type of salad, or raw vegetable dish. Avocados, thanks to their richness due to their fatty nature, can do a lot in terms of texture for any dish despite the fact that they can sometime lack a little bit in taste. Many will argue that they are quite bland and I guess I could not completely disagree. That being said, a bland ingredient always provides for a great base to work with. It’s in fact quite easier to add flavor to something bland than it is to add flavor to something already very strong tasting. When working with strong flavors, it’s sometimes hard to find what compliments them nicely. I found my strong flavors for this dish in all the other ingredients. I got the pungent taste from the radishes, alongside the green onions and cilantro, and I threw in something juicy and citrusy with the oranges and lime juice to add a sweet and sour taste to the whole thing. All things combined together ended up working out quite wonderfully. Let’s not forget also that avocados are very nutritious and a great source of fiber, vitamin E and potassium. Guacamole, a popular Mexican dip that’s already perfectly Paleo, is often prepared with tomatoes and onions. Here I’m sure you’ll enjoy the twist on the traditional version. You’ll also get to use radishes, a pungent root vegetable that I haven’t used a lot in the recipes so far. Radishes are absolutely delicious and offers a great crunchy texture. They also happen to be a very rich source of vitamin C. Serve and enjoy this healthy Paleo dip with raw vegetables or some kind of homemade chips like plantain or sweet potato chips. Recipes for both of those can be found in the cookbook.

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FIRE-ROASTED SALSA by Patric De Nooij

FIRE-ROASTED SALSA Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s not just fresh tomatoes that make this recipe tasty, though. Roasting them brings out even more flavor, and generous amounts of spices, cilantro, and lime juice give you a nice contrast between the heat of the spices and the sweeter flavor of the tomatoes. And then there’s the jalapeno, which you can easily use to turn the spice level up or down. If you want a milder flavor, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before tossing it in the blender. If you like it hot, go ahead and add a second pepper to the mix. Once your salsa is ready, it’s good warm or cold. Eat it on its own, or you could use it to add even more flavor to this recipe for chicken breasts with bacon and salsa. And if you’ve really made more than you can eat yourself, just take advantage of its popularity: a jar of homemade salsa is always a welcome gift, especially if there’s someone in your life who wants to try Paleo but just isn’t sure they’ll like it. A little preview of how delicious real food can be might just be the persuasion they need to give it a shot.   Fire-Roasted Salsa Recipe Ingredients    ·

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THIS NATURAL REMEDY WILL PURGE PARASITES FROm

THIS NATURAL REMEDY WILL PURGE PARASITES FROm YOUR BODY! According to the CDC, a parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are three main types of parasites that can cause disease in humans: 1. Protozoa Protozoa are one-celled, microscopic organisms. They’re able to multiply in humans, causing serious infections to develop from just one single organism. Protozoa can be transferred to humans through a fecal-oral route from contaminated food or water, or from the bite of an insect such as a mosquito. 2. Helminths Helminths are multicellular organism. They’re generally visible to the naked eye in their mature stages. They do not have the ability to multiply in humans, but they can still cause damage. Helminths include flatworms, tapeworms, thorny-headed worms and roundworms.

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CHOCOLATE AVOCADO STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIEBovenkant formulier    Here’s a creamy chocolate treat to cool off on a hot afternoon with or just enjoy after dinner as a healthy end to the day. There’s an avocado in it, but it doesn’t taste like avocado at all; that’s really there for the texture. The taste is all from the strawberries and chocolate, with a little extra honey for sweetness if you like it that way. When you’re choosing your chocolate, remember to go for the highest-quality kind you can (here’s a guide to choosing good chocolate). Go for at least 85% dark chocolate; the darker the better. Also watch out for the almond milk, if you’re using it; a lot of store-bought almond milk is full of junk to make it shelf-stable at room temperature. Look for it in the refrigerated section, and read the ingredients carefully.

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PALEO CINNAMON ROLL

  PALEO CINNAMON ROLL SMOOTHIE     Smoothies are a great way to get extra fruit or vegetables into your diet, and they are so easy to make! This paleo cinnamon roll smoothie recipe is one of my favorites. It's a tasty and healthy treat that you can feel good about eating. And if you want a protein boost, try adding 2 Tbsp. of almond butter or your favorite nut butter to the recipe before blending. I have a personal blender that I use in the morning when I am short on time and need a grab-and-go breakfast. Just throw everything in, blend the smoothie right in the sport bottle, then take

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PALEO RAINBOW SMOOTHIE

  PALEO RAINBOW SMOOTHIE    Smoothies make a delicious meal or supplement to a meal, and they are a nice sweet treat without the guilt. They are fairly inexpensive to make and only take a couple minutes to whip up. All it takes is some fruit and a blender or food processor and you are set! I always feel great after having a homemade smoothie with fresh organic fruits and vegetables and homemade almond milk. It's a great way for me to add more nutrients to my diet in a delicious and easy way. You can add blackberries, raspberries, pears, avocado, kale, or any other fruits or vegetables you like.

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Beat The Bloat With This Cucumber.

Beat The Bloat With This Cucumber, Melon And Watermelon Salad This salad is healthy, tasty and light! Whether you are battling PMS or indulged in some greasy delights over the weekend, there are days when you want to eat a meal that helps you fight the bloat and gives you a healthier, happier tummy. Try this scrumptious salad that uses bloat banishing ingredients – ideal as a wonderful appetizer or a meal by itself when paired with a warm soup, served with some freshly baked bread. The Recipe:  These days, using both feta cheese and watermelon is in vogue, and this salad uses fresh ingredients that taste as divine as they look in your bowl! While this recipe will serve 4, you can eat it all for a hearty lunch as well. It is best to keep your ingredients chopped and refrigerated, assembled only when it is time to serve. Ingredients you need:

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Cold Mango Salad With Salmon

Cold Mango Salad With Salmon  Cold Mango Salad with Salmon It’s the season of mangoes and everyone around me (including me!) is going gaga over this magical fruit. But I have a confession to make. Mangoes can be boring (there, I said it!). But hear me out. Mangoes are juicy and fleshy but it offers only a one dimensional flavor. It’s a safe and predictable flavor but then, we all know how mangoes taste, right? Mango as a fruit is great, yes. But mango with an edge is simply amazing. That’s why when Hyper CITY asked me to create a unique recipe with mangoes; I was thrilled because finally I had the opportunity to create something interesting and fun. And since the Indian summer is ensuring that we are losing our bodyweight by sweating, the best idea is to create a cool and refreshing salad. But not just any salad my friend, but one with a cool twist and I am pretty sure you will love it.

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lagoon 560 s2

lagoon 560 s2 The Lagoon 560 gave Lagoon a strong lead in terms of comfort, ergonomics and style, combining the world-renowned talents of the architectural firm VPLP and the design consultants Nauta. The S2 version offers an additional choice of layouts which are unequalled for this size of catamaran: up to 5 fully independent cabins and the choice between a galley in the port hull or as a centre island. The Lagoon 560 S2, designed for hospitable cruising, offers a layout which is ideal for accommodating a skipper, who has his own private quarters on board. Lagoon 560 S2: the art of hospitality practical design and on-deck safety elegant and functional use of space comfort and efficient performance Lagoon expertise infusion-moulding for increased weight saving (important for a catamaran), an optimal structure, and greater protection for the environment and shipbuilders interior woodwork in Alpi® reconstituted wood, a sustainable source that comes in a choice of finishes: light oak or teak vertical glazing for better protection against the sun and optimal space and height below deck gull-wing bridge deck with two steps for greater comfort in heavy seas VPLP design: performance under sail guaranteed! And the signature of Nauta Design for elegance, comfort and luxury Above decks the fly bridge is a veritable upper-deck saloon (access via closable stairway). Its helm station provides perfect visibility and includes a magnificent spot for sunbathing at the rear the cockpit is fully protected from the sun and sea spray and is on the same level as the galley cuisine (centre galley version), saloon and chart table.

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PALEO APPLE PIE CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON FROSTING

PALEO APPLE PIE CUPCAKES WITH CINNAMON FROSTING I know that cupcakes are "in" right now. Everywhere I look there are little stores popping up that charge $10 a piece for some fru-fru concoction in a paper liner. I am not a fan of paying that much for something that looks prettier than it tastes. And then there are the kind of cupcakes that you find at kids birthday parties....with their abomination of a frosting and nasty tasteless cake. Pleh. These are not those kind of cupcakes. These are a dense cupcake that is not overly sweet, and they are easy to make. The frosting adds the majority of the sweetness and you can adjust the amount of raw honey in the frosting to get the level that you like. I put a lot of frosting on these for the picture, usually I like less because I am not a huge sweets fan. But I wanted to make these pretty for you all, so I even added a little slice of apple. Just like they would at the $10-a-cupcake store.      Prep time:  10 mins        Cook time: 30 mins          Servings: 12 cupcakes

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Recipe: Olive Oil Plum Cake

Recipe: Olive Oil Plum Cake Plum cake made in olive oil Mmmmmm…plum cake. This glorious cake looks like something in a French pâtisserie, but is actually quite simple to make. The best part is that it’s healthy as well. Ingredients: One cup olive oil salt 7 red or purple plums

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CARROT AND BEET JUICE

CARROT AND BEET JUICE If you’ve taken a trip to a health food store, or even Whole Foods, you’ve probably noticed a juicing station, or bottles of juices priced at $8 per bottle. So, why is everyone buying pricey bottled juices? Juice can be full of vitamins and antioxidants and is often promoted as a “jump-start” to a healthy diet, however many Paleo eaters don’t buy into juicing. Here are a few reasons why juices have fallen out of favor in the Paleo-sphere: juices are often full of fruit, and while fruit can be healthy, it’s also full of sugar (albeit natural sugar, but sugar is sugar). Juices are also generally full of carbohydrates from fruit and vegetables, but lack fat and protein which are important factors for satiety and for actually absorbing the nutrients in fruits and vegetables. Lastly, juicing removes the fiber from fruits and vegetables, which can reduce satiety, and leave you hungry an hour later! However, with all that said, an occasional vegetable-filled juice like this one has its place in a healthy diet. If you can’t seem to tolerate fiber-filled vegetables or are having trouble digesting veggies, then this juice can be a way to begin replacing some of the vegetables you’re missing out on. If you’re enjoying this juice for breakfast, pair with a protein and fat-filled

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PINK GRAPEFRUIT LEMONADE.

PINK GRAPEFRUIT LEMONADE It’s officially summer, so why not cool down with a glass of grapefruit lemonade? It’s a perfect way to jazz up the classic summertime beverage. As a bonus, you get to eat a fruit that you may not get eat that often and use it in a way other than sprinkled with sugar, or in a salad. Pink Grapefruits are high in vitamin C, lycopene, and potassium. Add that to the Vitamin C from the lemons and you get a pretty nutritious thirst quencher. The recipe is simple and quite versatile. It calls for 1⁄4 cup honey, but you can adjust that amount to your liking. You can also adjust the juice ratios if you want to make it stronger in grapefruit or lemon flavor. Juicing the citrus is the most involved part of this recipe but it goes rather quickly if you have a citrus juicer. The aroma of the fruits in the house will leave you feeling refreshed and uplifted. If you’re unsure

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MANGO, AVOCADO, AND SPINACH SMOOTHIE.

MANGO, AVOCADO, AND SPINACH SMOOTHIE This recipe brings healthy fats back into the smoothie game and with one of the healthiest fat sources around. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat that’s the same kind found in olive oil plus an impressive amount of vitamin E, magnesium, all the B vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, and other nutrients. The avocados bring the nutritional A-game, but in terms of taste, the mango is really the star here: the avocado is mild enough to take a back seat, and the spinach really disappears for an almost untasteable nutrient boost. It’s a  tropical fruit flavor that works perfectly for a summer treat. As always,

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KAMBO: CAN POISON FROM A FROG.

  KAMBO: CAN POISON FROM A FROG FIX YOUR HEALTH CHALLENGES?     Until I began researching for this article, I thought Kambo was just a fiction invented to spice up books and movies, or maybe a myth that had been passed down the generations. But as it turns out, it is much more than that. It is a sacred and healing medicine that has been used by indigenous people for centuries. Secreted by the Kambo Frog, also known as the Giant Tree or Giant Monkey Frog, it is administered to the body via small burn wound openings created by trained shamans or practitioners. Some people refer to kambo as ‘nature’s most powerful vaccine.’ What Is The Purpose Of Kambo? According to its proponents, Kambo resets both the body processes and the chakra system. Kambo is believed to be one of the strongest natural antibiotics and anesthetics in the world, and one of the best ways to increase and support our immune systems. Kambo treatments offer both short- and long-term health benefits. Short term effects include a heightened sense of alertness, improved mood, concentration, and focus, and resistance to tiredness, hunger, and thirst. These effects can last from a few days up to a few weeks. Over the long term, kambo empowers the immune system, overcomes fatigue, and increases one’s overall health. History Of Kambo As with many traditional plant medicines, the origins of kambo’s usage are unknown. However, legend tells of an illness-stricken indigenous village and a shaman, named Kampu who was desperate to help them. The shaman had tried everything he could think of to heal the sick villagers — every known medicinal herb and plant — but failed time and again. Then one night, while under the effects of ayahuasca (another sacred medicinal plant medicine), Kampu

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Why You Should ‘Activate’ Your Nuts and Seeds

Why You Should ‘Activate’ Your Nuts & Seeds  And How To Do It   Nuts and seeds are full of nutrients, healthy fats, and fibre, and if they aren’t already a part of your diet, you should definitely consider adding them in. They make for easy, delicious, and satisfying snacks, and can add a huge punch of essential nutrients to otherwise lacking meals and smoothies. Get The Most Out Of Your Nuts If you are eating roasted nuts I urge you to consider switching to raw, dried nuts. Unfortunately, during the roasting process the natural oils in the nuts often become rancid and this can lead to various health concerns. Many companies use cheap oils to roast their nuts as well. To preserve the integrity of your nuts without sacrificing that delicious roasted flavour, you should buy them raw and roast them yourself, making sure to eat them as soon as possible (but waiting for them to cool down before doing so!) Why Should Nuts & Seeds Be Activated? To take full advantage of everything nuts have to offer, you must first soak them for several hours or overnight in a process known as activation.

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WHAT YOU DIDNOT KNOW ABOUT DRINKING GREEN TEA

WHAT YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT DRINKING GREEN TEA Green tea has numerous health benefits and it has proved to be extremely effective in treating numerous diseases. However, the medical experts warn about the side effects of drinking green tea which most people do not know or simply tend to ignore.

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What Your Nails Are Saying

What Your Nails Are Saying About Your Health   Fingernails and diseases don’t usually go together in most minds, but they should.Your fingernails can give you valuable health warnings and can signal the presence of serious diseases. Take a good, hard, long look at your nails. Hold a hand level with your nose about a foot out from your face and scrutinize each one.     Examine the curves, dips, ridges, and grooves. Check out if your nails are chipped or broken, and how thick or thin they are.Make a note of the color of the nail itself, the skin under it, and the skin around the nail.

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WATERMELON SPORTS DRINKs

WATERMELON SPORTS DRINK   If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also don’t have to depend on “sports drinks” that are more sugar than water to keep your energy up: here’s a Paleo version that does the job right and tastes delicious, to boot. Here’s a comparison of the electrolyte contents of the Paleo version to a familiar face: Gatorade.     This recipe (1 serving) Gatorade (1 bottle, 20 fl. oz.) Electrolytes     Sodium

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600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant

  600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant May Be The World’s Most Important Herb Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a plant native to southwest India, belongs to the ginger family. Found in a variety of Asian dishes, this herb boasts a number of significant healing potentials. Unfortunately, the medical industry has been dominated by the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the Western world, and we have forgotten how to heal with nature. Many used to deny or even ridicule this fact, but some of the most credible physicians in the world, chief editors of major medical journals as well as other professionals, are now urging the public to open their eyes to the truth. You can read some of the statements they’ve made and see some examples of pharmaceutical fraud in an article we published last month HERE. Sayer Ji from Greenmedinfo explains just why turmeric is so miraculous: Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.  Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body. While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. 

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A METHOD OF CONNECTING TO YOUR HIGHER SELF

  A METHOD OF CONNECTING TO YOUR HIGHER SELF

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WHAT’S IN YOUR MUG? THE TOXIC TRUTH ABOUT TEA

WHAT’S IN YOUR MUG? THE TOXIC TRUTH ABOUT TEA   We hear about it all the time; tea is loaded with anti-oxidants and cancer fighting benefits. “Drinking just one cup of tea daily can reduce your chance of bla bla bla by 50 %..”. While many of these benefits may be true, there is also information that is often overlooked which reveals some toxic facts about the common tea brands. Do the cons outweigh the pros when it comes to drinking tea? When teas are laden with cancer-causing pesticides does it make a difference for the tea to have cancer-fighting properties? Therefore do the toxic properties cancel out the beneficial properties? Being an avid tea consumer I was very shocked and disappointed to find out that some of my favourite brands of tea were among the worst for pesticide levels. Many of these brands market their teas as being beneficial to your health, yet do nothing to control the toxins existing in the teas. Here is another clear-cut case of profit being put before people’s health. A look inside my personal tea cupboard, just so you can appreciate how much I really love tea!

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TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH EGGS.

TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH EGGS.   Microwaves might be convenient, but oven-baked sweet potatoes get a mouthwatering caramelized sweetness that the microwave just can’t seem to replicate it’s good enough to be worth the extra time, especially if you’re making a recipe like this that will give you several days’ worth of breakfasts in one. Here, you first bake the sweet potatoes in the oven to get that savory-sweet flavor, and then use them as a base layer for a big pan of baked eggs and vegetables. It’s like a frittata in rectangular form, perfect for baking double or triple and storing in the fridge for quick meals on the run. Thanks to the sweet potatoes, it would be especially good as a portable breakfast for getting some healthy carbs into you after a workout. Even if you don’t have anywhere to be in a hurry, though, this is still a convenient way to whip up a Paleo-friendly breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!). And if you’re not eating on your way from the gym to the office, you can even fry up a batch of cauliflower hash to go with it!   Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes With Eggs Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 to 5 sweet potatoes, peeled; ·         3/4 lb. bacon, cooked and cut into chunks;

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LOBSTER WITH SRIRACHA SAUCE

LOBSTER WITH SRIRACHA SAUCE Feel like splurging on a nice dinner, but don’t prefer the fussy restaurant experience? Make lobster tails for you and your loved one(s). Lobster is a luxury and the price tag certainly reflects it, but lobster is well worth the extra dollars for a change of pace from the regular chicken and pork dishes. Like a nice steak, lobster tail is very easy to prepare because the meat itself brings rich flavor. Lobster tails are much easier to prepare than cooking a whole lobster. If possible, try to purchase freshly-caught lobster straight from the ocean. To prepare the tails, slice each one open by cutting the top shell halfway through lengthwise, then crack open with your fingers and pour in the sauce. The slightly spicy and nutty-tasting sauce is a mixture of melted ghee

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GRILLED CALAMARI WITH LEMON AND ORANGE

GRILLED CALAMARI WITH LEMON AND ORANGE Calamari has such a pleasant taste – it’s mildly seafood-y but not overwhelming. Grilled up with a grab-bag of citrus fruit and fresh herbs, it’s reminiscent of a sunny patio somewhere in southern Italy, or maybe the coast of Greece. Who needs to fry it up in a big pile of breadcrumbs when you could have this? Nutritionally, calamari is rich in B vitamins, but the real bounty is in the minerals. The selenium content is particularly notable because selenium is so important for gut and thyroid health. If you use this recipe to feed four people, each person will be getting well almost 100% of their daily selenium. Calamari also has a great Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio (like all other fish), but it has so little total fat that it doesn’t provide any significant amount of either. In restaurants, calamari is usually an appetizer, but if you’re serving a lighter meal, this could work as the main course. Maybe serve it with grilled vegetables, or a light salad with some avocado to add a little extra fat to the lean meat. Grilled Calamari with Lemon And Orange Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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MIXED GREENS, FENNEL AND RED PEAR SALAD

MIXED GREENS, FENNEL AND RED PEAR SALAD      Treat yourself to this colored bowl of red pear, fennel, kiwano and a fresh dressing. This makes for a perfect fall salad because pears are finally beginning to ripen. Pick up a pear that is freshly plucked and in season and slice it up for this salad. You may be wondering, “what’s a horned melon, and where can I get one?” Horned melons are also known as kiwanos, African horned cucumbers, jelly melon or hedged gourds. These fruit have little spikes on the yellow-orange outer skin, hence the name “horned melons”. The inner flesh has a consistency similar to jelly and a tart taste. To eat, simply cut the fruit in half and squeeze until the seeds pop out. Horned melons can be expensive or hard to find in stores; if you can’t locate a horned melon, use a pomegranate instead. Serve this with a protein, like

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COCONUT SHRIMP AND MANGO SALSA SALAD

COCONUT SHRIMP AND MANGO SALSA SALAD Want to crunch up your usual salad? Add some crunchy and addictive coconut shrimp mixed with a sweet and spicy salsa filled with mango and jalapeno! While these shrimp are perfect to top off a salad, they’re so good that they could also be served as an appetizer, too. How do we get that crunchy coconut coating? It’s all about the layers! The first layer to dip our shrimp into is the coconut flour. Coconut flour has a slightly sweet flavor and is also great for baking. While almond flour is a popular alternative to coconut flour, almond flour can often taste a lot like almonds, while coconut is more subtle. The next layer of egg whites provides the sticking ground for the last layer — coconut flakes! Dice up your mangos and salsa ingredients for a refreshing salsa addition! Have extra mango salsa? Just toss in the refrigerator and top your burger, chicken or pork dishes with a scoop of salsa!   Coconut Shrimp And Mango Salsa Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         24 large shrimp, peeled, and deveined; ·

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CHORIZO AND ROASTED POTATO SALAD

CHORIZO AND ROASTED POTATO SALAD   To get the obvious question out of the way: potatoes? Yes, potatoes. White potatoes are perfectly fine to eat for people who don’t have special dietary needs above and beyond regular Paleo. They’re not allowed on the autoimmune protocol because they’re nightshades, but they don’t cause autoimmune disease in healthy people. They are pretty high in carbs, but Paleo isn’t a low-carb diet. If they work for you personally, there’s no real reason to avoid them. With that out of the way: this salad is a delicious combination of crispy roasted potatoes, spicy chorizo sausage, and sharp, crunchy greens. Dried chorizo is the summer sausage style; it’ more dense and sometimes sold unrefrigerated. If you can’t get any Paleo-friendly dried chorizo, you can replace it with ordinary chorizo or any other regular cooked sausage. This salad would go really well with sauerkraut, or maybe a light soup – the salad itself is really a full meal, but some extra vegetables can rarely go wrong. Or just serve it as a side for chicken breasts or another protein – this one is pretty rich and small amount goes quite a long way. Chorizo And Roasted Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         4 Russet 

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GYRO SALAD PLATTER

GYRO SALAD PLATTER There’s a good reason why gyros are such a popular street food in Greece and all over the Mediterranean world: savory beef and lamb, infused with herbs and onions and all cooked together so the flavors really settle in – it’s just good stuff. Except for the bun that it’s usually thrown on top of, but you can just as easily replace that with a salad for a Paleo-friendly experience. The prep process here does need you to pull out the food processor twice: blending the meat is how you get that trademark gyros texture. Gyros meat is usually cooked on a big stick, like a rotisserie chicken but vertical instead of horizontal. Since most of us don’t have a whole rotisserie setup just hanging around, here it’s done in a loaf pan instead. If lamb isn’t really your thing, and if you’re OK with eating veal, you could also replace the lamb with veal. There’s a whole debate over whether or not it’s actually possible to produce ethical veal – check it out before you decide, but if you aren’t convinced, then you could also just use 2 pounds of beef. Any extra meat from this would be really great as leftovers for lunch the next day, or put it in a Greek-inspired omelet if you don’t quite have enough to make a meal.   Gyro Salad Platter Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 lb ground lamb; ·         1 lb ground beef; ·         1 onion, roughly chopped; ·         2 garlic cloves, minced; ·         1 tsp. dried oregano; ·         1 tsp. ground cumin;

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EGGS IN TOMATO SAUCE

EGGS IN TOMATO SAUCE This warm and hearty breakfast perks up a skillet of eggs with a rich, tomato-based poaching sauce and your choice of sweet or white potatoes (yes, white potatoes are fine if you don’t personally have an issue with them). And bacon, of course. Because all breakfasts are better with bacon. The first few steps are basically the easiest possible instructions for making your own tomato sauce. Cooking everything else right away in the same skillet cuts down on the number of dishes to wash, so you get the maximum homemade flavor with the minimum possible extra work. After that, just crack in the eggs and let it all cook until it’s done. You could also add any other meat to the recipe, or even some kale or another vegetable at the end for more greens. This might not be as quick as a grab-and-go recipe, but it’s a great choice for the weekends when there’s a little extra time to cook something special. Think of it as the Paleo version of fried eggs with home fries and ketchup, but all in one skillet, and no need to put up with lousy diner coffee while you dig in.   Eggs In Tomato Sauce Recipe Ingredients    ·         6 eggs; ·         6 to 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled; ·

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BREAKFAST HASH WITH SAUSAGE AND EGGS

BREAKFAST HASH WITH SAUSAGE AND EGGS Mix up the breakfast routine a little with oven-roasted sweet potatoes, juicy sausage, and just a little bit of spice. You could use any kind of sausage for this, but it would be particularly good with something more savory, like chorizo or Italian sausage. Just make sure to get the good stuff; no mystery ingredients and weird fillers! (If a sausage is labeled low-fat, there’s probably something funky going on) Frying the onions and peppers up with the sausage gives them a great flavor and makes it easy to actually get in those vegetables at breakfast. Low-carbers could leave out the sweet potatoes and just use more of the other vegetables, or replace the potatoes with something else to roast. Top with an egg (or two!) fried to your particular standards of perfection, and maybe an extra sprinkle of chili powder on top of that if you really like it spicy. Breakfast Hash With Sausage And Eggs Recipe  Ingredients    ·         4 to 8 eggs; ·         4 sausages, casing removed;

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APPLE AND ALMOND BUTTER BITES

APPLE AND ALMOND BUTTER BITES An apple with almond butter is a quick and convenient snack, but have you ever wanted something a little bit…more? Maybe you’re having a bad case of Instagram Envy and craving something that looks pretty as well as tasting good, or maybe it’s just time to switch up the flavors with a few extra mix-ins. Here’s one answer: apple slices topped with a smear of almond butter, plus any other favorite toppings that you think will be delicious. It’s a little more elegant than the traditional chunky slices, and as a delicious bonus, it gives you more available surface area for covering with toppings. There aren’t any quantities given for the toppings; it’s all up to you and what you feel like trying out. This is a great snack for kids, but there’s no age limit on delicious food, especially not when it’s also good for you. Play around with the toppings a little and see what you like it’s a fun way to try something a little different with no real pressure to make it perfect and plenty of room to explore.   Apple and Almond Butter Bites Recipe

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CAJUN CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE SKEWERS

CAJUN CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE SKEWERS These chicken and sausage skewers have a distinct flavor and texture because they’re loaded with Cajun seasonings and plenty of grilled veggies. Andouille sausages are made of pork and their origin can be traced back to France. These sausages migrated to Louisiana where the Creole cuisine embraced them. Made of smoked pork, garlic, pepper and plenty of seasonings, they’re juicy and bursting with flavor. Want to dip those skewers in a creamy sauce? Try a Cajun-spiced mayo. Instead of using the adobo sauce in this recipe, use Cajun spices. Combine mayonnaise, Cajun spices, cumin, apple cider vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl and adjust until you get the taste just right. No mayo? No problem – these skewers are perfect eaten right off the skewer. You can serve this as a main dish for dinner, or as an appetizer at a backyard BBQ. If you’re enjoying these for dinner, serve over a bed of cauliflower rice and a side salad.

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HAWAIIAN BARBECUE-STYLE CHICKEN SALAD

HAWAIIAN BARBECUE-STYLE CHICKEN SALAD Homemade barbecue sauce and sweet pineapple chunks bring a big punch of flavor to this grilled chicken salad. Topped with a sweet and sour salad dressing made with pineapple juice and apple cider vinegar, this salad packs a ton of flavor and a lot of veggies. The list of ingredients to make a homemade BBQ sauce is long, but don’t let that deter you from making the sauce. Skip the refined sugars, preservatives and who-knows-what-else in those store-bought BBQ sauces, and slather your own on the grilled chicken in this recipe. Think ahead: make a big batch and store the leftover BBQ sauce in small jars in your freezer. Remove a jar from the freezer and place in the refrigerator to use when you’re ready for a new jar. If you have Paleo kids or someone with a sweet tooth, this would be a good recipe to serve because the pineapple chunks and BBQ sauce add sweetness without a ton of added sugar. If you make more salad than you can eat, enjoy the big chunks of grilled, caramelized pineapple and chicken the next day for leftovers! Hawaiian Barbecue-Style Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless; ·         1/2 cup Paleo barbecue sauce

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BACON MAPLE PORK TENDERLOIN

BACON MAPLE PORK TENDERLOIN Smoky bacon and sweet maple syrup give this pork tenderloin a richness that the lean meat alone just wouldn’t have. And chili powder and Dijon mustard add the perfect touch of autumnal bite on top of the heartier savory flavors. It’s a filling, warming centerpiece for the table at this time of year, and it’s actually pretty simple to make. The construction of this recipe is basically in layers: tenderloin in the middle, a spice rub, a bacon “blanket,” and a sweet-sharp glaze with maple syrup, mustard, and applesauce over the outside. The bacon helps keep the tenderloin from drying out in the oven (or at least gives you a little more wiggle room for cooking time), and all the flavors slowly mix and combine while it’s cooking. The vegetable sides for this could go in a sweet or in a spicy direction, depending on your preference. For example, you could do roasted squash with chili powder, or the same squash with butter and cinnamon. Fried onions with mustard and black pepper, or roasted carrots with maple syrup. Or do something completely different that sounds tasty; it’s hard to go wrong with this one, and very easy to go right. Bacon Maple Pork Tenderloin Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 pork tenderloin ·         8 to 10 slices good-quality bacon; ·

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GRILLED DIJON PORK CHOPS

GRILLED DIJON PORK CHOPS These pork chops are brushed with a honey-mustard marinade, then quickly cooked on the grill. If you use honey in the marinade for this recipe, you’re recreating the honey-mustard marinades found in the grocery store. But like most Paleo sauces, dips and dressings, if you make it yourself, it will be a whole lot healthier. If you choose to use the maple syrup in this recipe, there will be a hint of sweet maple brushed onto the pork chops. You’ll often see Dijon mustard used in salad dressings, or in the case of this recipe — in a marinade. Besides its strong taste, mustard is used as an emulsifier. An emulsifier is something that mixes two things together that don’t easily combine, like oil and water (or olive oil and lemon juice). When making the marinade for this recipe, you can place the ingredients in a bowl and stir well, or alternatively, you can place the ingredients in a glass or plastic container, and shake vigorously to completely combine. Serve these pork chops with a mash or side of

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PAN-FRIED DUCK BREASTS WITH ... by Patric De Nooij

PAN-FRIED DUCK BREASTS WITH GRAPE SAUCE If you love fatty meat, duck breast is one of easiest treats you can indulge in: a rich cap of delicious fat just under a crispy layer of skin, and a nice layer of tender meat underneath that. Here, it’s topped off with some warm grapes, cooked just until they’re juicy and warm. If you’ve only ever had grapes at room temperature or below, give this one a try! On top of being delicious, duck is also very healthy from a Paleo perspective. The fat quality is high, better than other birds like chicken or turkey. And it’s got an impressive micronutrient content, notably the antioxidant mineral selenium. (What, you thought fruits and vegetables had a monopoly on antioxidants? Think again!) This recipe is looks more appealing to a grown-up palate, but kids might really like it. It’s got that sweet-fat combo from the grapes and the duck, and everyone loves crispy skin. Try it with some sweet potato fries, maybe with homemade ketchup on the side; it’s great for a fancy dinner that’s also family-friendly.   Pan-Fried Duck Breasts With Grape Sauce Recipe Ingredients   

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CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH PINEAPPLE SAUCE

CHICKEN MEATBALLS WITH PINEAPPLE SAUCE It’s no wonder meatballs are a versatile family favorite; you can put them on a stick and serve as an appetizer, toss them in a bunch of zucchini noodles and tomato sauce, or lather them in a sauce and chow down. The Pineapple BBQ Sauce in this recipe is similar to that of a Hawaiian BBQ sauce; it’s tangy and sweet, yet also has depth thanks to the ginger and red pepper flakes. Store-bought BBQ sauce can be full of sugar and artificial ingredients, however by making your own homemade BBQ sauce made with homemade ketchup, you can control the flavors and make it as sweet, spicy or tangy as you prefer. When kids are old enough to handle raw meat, this would be a good recipe to have them help in the kitchen by rolling up the meatballs. Small hands are the right size to roll up the small meatballs and place on a baking sheet. These meatballs are great for leftovers to pack in a lunchbox, so the next day, the kids can eat what they made!   Chicken Meatballs With Pineapple Sauce Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 lb. ground chicken; ·         1 pineapple, diced;

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A GUIDE TO SALTS

A GUIDE TO SALTS   We’ve discussed salt and sodium intake already on a few occasions and we covered topics like salt cravings and also took a skeptical take on sea salt compared to more common table salt. Our conclusions are that more often than not salt has been falsely accused, that it’s a very healthy nutrient and also that sea salt is often over-hyped and that table salt is just as good. Now, lets have a look at salt from a different perspective: cooking with it. Most health food stores now have a whole section dedicated to salt, so it’s only natural that things get overwhelming and that making a choice gets doubting. Now, salt is salt and the fanciest of salts won’t have that much more to offer nutritionally, but sometimes it’s nice to get creative with flavors and textures and specialty salts also make for a great gift idea. So here’s our short primer on many of the culinary salts available today: Sea salt

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THE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGG by Patric De Nooij

THE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGG Most of us are well aware of the amazing nutrient content of pastured eggs, their  low price&

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SPICY TUNA AND CUCUMBER BITES

SPICY TUNA AND CUCUMBER BITES   Missing sushi? Try adding a spicy kick to some tuna with Sriracha sauce and coconut aminos (Paleo soy sauce) and serving it on top of crunchy cucumber slices instead of a rice wrapper. Sprinkle everything with sesame seeds for even more of a crunch, or leave them off if you’re not a fan. You’re going to need sushi grade tuna for this one, because the fish is raw and all the other usual precautions about raw fish do apply. It might be a little hard to get the special tuna, but this isn’t the kind of recipe you’d make every day anyway. If you can’t get good raw tuna, you could try a variation with cooked tuna that would also be good, but it is really different. Try these as an appetizer for a fancy dinner, or as party food when you’re really looking to impress someone. It’s an easy recipe to pull out for something fancy that doesn’t eat up a lot of your time.   Spicy Tuna And Cucumber Bites Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·

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SCALLOPS WITH POTATO-CAULIFLOWER

SCALLOPS WITH POTATO-CAULIFLOWER PURÉE What, potatoes? Yes, potatoes. You can substitute sweet potatoes if you want. This recipe is simple but elegant: fresh scallops seared in a rosemary-garlic olive oil, on a bed of pureed vegetables and topped with more fresh herbs and pine nuts. The scallops add a big nutritional punch to the recipe: they’re full of iron and vitamin B12, and they’re a great source of selenium, which is important for gut and thyroid health. The one thing they don’t really give you is Omega-3 fat: the fat from fish is rich in Omega-3s, but scallops are so lean that they just don’t have enough fat to deliver any significant amount. Mixing potatoes half-and-half with cauliflower for this recipe adds all the benefits of brassica vegetables, and also cuts back on the carb content a little bit, so it fits a bit better into a restricted carb budget. (Even so, it’s definitely not keto-friendly, and if you’re doing super-low-carb, it might not work at all with your day) If you’re looking for a light dinner, this would be just the thing. Serve it as it is, or round it out with a side salad to add some color to the meal (spinach, walnuts, and cranberries would be good here).   Scallops With Potato-Cauliflower Purée Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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BLT ENDIVE BITES.

BLT ENDIVE BITES Endive isn’t the most popular vegetable in the grocery store, but once you get acquainted with it, it’s actually a lot of fun and the scoop-shaped leaves make easy and versatile containers for all kinds of other stuff. Try it here as the base for bacon and tomatoes: it’s an easy adaptation of the classic BLT in easy, snack-sized servings. For the tomatoes, white wine vinegar and olive oil make a vinaigrette with a nice light flavor; it’s a little less in-your-face than balsamic vinegar but still vinegar-y enough to contrast with the bacon. This would make a tasty appetizer, and you could even add a vegan option very easily just by leaving the bacon off some of the endive leaves (everything else is totally vegan). But it would also work as a side dish, basically as a substitute for a tomato salad. Try it with burgers, fried eggs, or anything on the barbecue as an easy way to do something a little different.

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TOMATO AND MUSHROOM SKEWERS WITH HERB SAUCE

TOMATO AND MUSHROOM SKEWERS WITH HERB SAUCE The typical barbecue skewer recipe is a meat and vegetable combination. Beef and onions; chicken and zucchini; you know the drill. But skewers don’t have to have any meat on them! These ones don’t, so they’re great for a side dish or an appetizer instead of the main event. You can have a little fun with the recipe by playing around with the type of mushroom. Go for whatever is in season and fresh – or even mushrooms you picked yourself, if you’re lucky enough to have good foraging grounds nearby. Serve these skewers as quick sides for burgers, pork chops, chicken, or anything else on the grill – the herb sauce would also be really good on top of grilled meat, if you want to go there. They’d also be great if you’re feeding some vegetarians or vegans, since the skewers are totally meat-free. The Paleo folks can have them with pork chops and the vegans can have them with grilled tofu and everyone can appreciate all that delicious olive oil!   Tomato and Mushroom Skewers With Herb Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 cups cherry tomatoes; ·

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GRILLED STEAK WITH TOMATO-BASIL SALSA

GRILLED STEAK WITH TOMATO-BASIL SALSA These grilled steaks get a boost of flavor from a big spoonful of tomato and basil-filled salsa. Grilling a grill-friendly piece of meat is a quick and hassle-free way to cook up protein. There’s usual very little clean-up, and if you have an outdoor grill, it’s a great excuse to get outside for a bit. Salsa is a versatile Paleo-friendly condiment that pairs well with everything: burgers, salads, grilled meat, or a dipping sauce. For the most flavorful salsa, use fresh tomatoes from your backyard, the farmer’s market, or a local grocery store that stocks fresh, local produce. Grilling or roasting tomatoes brings out a sweet, caramelized taste. Plum tomatoes have thicker skins and will be able to withstand the heat of the grill, unlike thin-skin tomatoes that can fall apart quickly. Serve the tomato-basil salsa liberally over the steaks. If you have leftover salsa, store in the fridge and serve over a burger or chicken dish!   Grilled Steak With Tomato-Basil Salsa Recipe

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GRILLED GINGER LAMB CHOPS

GRILLED GINGER LAMB CHOPS These lamb chops are basted in a marinade of coconut aminos, ginger and garlic which gives these chops a lot of flavor with a few simple ingredients. Lamb has a distinct flavor, yet this savory and slightly spicy blend compliments the meat well. Lamb is a ruminant animal and can likely be purchased through a local farmer’s market or directly from a farmer. Small farms with small flocks can often provide grass-fed lamb. When lamb and other animals are allowed to roam free and are not subject to feedlots, they are generally quite nutritious. Lamb is high in B vitamins, zinc, and selenium. Grass-fed meat has better fat quality and contains more anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats and fewer inflammatory Omega-6 fats. Grill up an eggplant salad or grilled sweet potatoes with these lamb chops.  Or, serve over

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PALEO RED, WHITE AND BLUE SLAW

PALEO RED, WHITE AND BLUE SLAW   Are you looking for a festive, innovative Paleo dish to serve for your 4th of July celebration? Classic Independence Day fare usually consists of Neolithic foods, such as corn on the cob, baked beans, and artificially colored blue foods.  However, natural red and blue colored foods, such as in this patriotic Paleo Independence Slaw, will brighten your buffet table and deliver a powerful punch to your taste buds. It is loaded with antioxidants, easy to make and it will compliment just about any main dish at your Independence Day BBQ. Fruits and vegetables get their red, purple and blue hues from naturally occurring water-soluble pigments called anthocyanins, which are part of the flavonoid family. Research has shown that they contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-carcinogenic properties. In addition, anthocyanins positively affect the health of blood vessels, platelets and lipoproteins, as well as reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases. The intake of anthocyanin-rich foods has been shown to also reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and hyperlipidemias. Truly blue pigments are actually quite rare, with borage flowers and the indigo milk cap mushroom being the two that can be eaten while maintaining their blue pigments. More typical is the color bluish-purple, which often results from the pH changes, due to the instability of the anthocyanins pigments. For example, red cabbage can turn bright red, purple, blue or dark blue-green depending on exposure to different acidity levels. To make a blue food dye, slice up red cabbage leaves and boil for 10-15 minutes. Although blueberries, a popular 4th of July staple appear blue when you pick them, they actually turn red-purple when they are crushed. The pigment in the skin is blue at a neutral pH, but turns red when exposed to the acid of the berries. Our Paleo Independence Slaw utilizes purple carrots for their bluish tint. Purple carrots were the dominating carrot variety until the 17th century.

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ROSEMARY ORANGE DUCK WITH

ROSEMARY ORANGE DUCK WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES Here’s a great recipe for the holidays. It’s a perfect dish to cook all afternoon with family or friends gathered at your house while the scent of rosemary slowly spreads from room to room. The concept is simple and straightforward. We’re just stuffing a duck with orange pieces and rosemary and adding some root vegetables to the roasting pan. The flavors from the duck mix with the orange and rosemary to flavor the meat and the vegetables. Normally you’ll end up buying the duck frozen. So if that’s the case, make sure it’s fully defrosted before you start cooking. Ideally you would transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator and leave it there for about 24 hours. Duck is quite fatty and during the cooking process, this fat slowly seeps out. Juices from the duck mix with juice from the oranges and with the duck fat; this entire mixture spreads around the roasting pan. To prevent the duck and vegetables from drying out, it’s critical that you use a baster to spread these juices around. After about the first 45 minutes in the oven, you’ll want to remove the pan about once every 20 minutes. Tilt the pan to one side so all the juices gather there. Draw them into the baster and then baste the duck and the vegetables. Do this several times. If you don’t have a baster you can tilt the juices to one side and scoop them out with a large spoon. The duck needs to cook a good 2.5 hours normally, depending on the size. When the meat is be very tender and the skin is dark brown and the legs pull easily away from the body, it should be done. If you want some duck fat for future recipes, simply pour the remaining juices after cooking into a small mug or bowl. Put this in the refrigerator. The fat will separate and rise to the top.

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EGG AND VEGETABLE MUFFINS

EGG AND VEGETABLE MUFFINS These finger-friendly “muffins” are the perfect way to whip up a big batch of eggs and vegetables to go they’re great for quick breakfasts, lunches, or snacks on the run. Make a bunch on the weekend and stash them in your fridge for emergencies. But baked eggs are also great for a weekend morning: sometimes you’d rather have something easy and relaxing than a lavish brunch that takes you an hour to get ready. The mix of vegetables here is a pretty classic omelet mix, but you could always make whatever substitutions you like: batch-cooked eggs like this will absorb all kinds of leftover vegetables. Once you’ve made the recipe as written a couple times, give them a new tweak with leftover vegetable curry or Brussels sprouts (if you’re using pre-cooked vegetables, you don’t need to cook them again; just add them to the beaten eggs). If you’re making these for kids, a mini muffin tin can be a nice way to resize them do everything the same, but just divide the beaten eggs among the mini muffin cups instead of full-size ones. You can use liners if you like the way they look, but they’re not really necessary: a well-greased muffin tin shouldn’t give you a problem with popping out the eggs. Bring on the bacon fat, and enjoy the delicious extra flavor in

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VEGGIE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE by Patric De Nooij

VEGGIE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Having a crowd over for brunch, or just feel like a veggie-filled breakfast? Bake this hearty breakfast for all to enjoy. This classic casserole includes white or sweet potatoes, bright red tomatoes and plenty of greens and mushrooms. White potatoes aren’t for everyone, and if that’s you, use sweet potatoes instead. Both types of potato will compliment this casserole, so no flavors will be lost by choosing one over the other. This filling breakfast would be ideal to reheat during the week, but can be enjoyed over a weekend breakfast or brunch, too. While this dish includes protein from the eggs, fat from the cooking fat and eggs, and plenty of veggies, feel free to add sausage or bacon to the casserole, or serve on the side. You can opt to serve with a refreshing side of fruit salad, too!   Veggie Breakfast Casserole Recipe     Ingredients    ·

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CHUNKY APPLE KETCHUP .

CHUNKY APPLE KETCHUP. Looking for a unique condiment to add some special flavor to your week? Here’s one: a sweet, fruity ketchup made with fresh tomatoes, apples, and pears. It sounds a little strange, but it’s actually delicious; just try it! Once it’s cooked, it’s almost like a very thick salsa, perfect for topping burgers, pork chops, or chicken breasts. For this recipe, you can use any tomatoes you can lay hands on. If you feel like mixing a couple different kinds, all the better: it can give the ketchup an interesting flavor. For the pickling spices, you can typically find them sold all together in one jar, but if you can’t, you can mix your own using any recipe for pickling spices that you like (there are plenty, which is great if you’re picky about spices or don’t like certain ones). To get the flavor of all those spices into the final product, you’ll wrap them in cheesecloth and let them simmer with the ketchup as it cooks. It’s a quick and easy way to get all the flavor without worrying about getting pieces of bay leaf or whole cloves when you go to enjoy your ketchup. Even with the spices, this recipe is very simple, and thanks to the sweetness of the fruit, it’s very low in added sweeteners (yes, there’s a cup of honey, but it’s such a big recipe that each serving only has a little). If you’re getting tired of ordinary ketchup, why not give it a try?   Chunky Apple Ketchup Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE.

STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE   More often than not, the recipes I share here come along with a story. This is usually the case because I get my inspiration for many things throughout my everyday life. So what’s today’s story? Well, a good friend of mine recently asked for my help as she’s planning one of the most important days of her life; her wedding! It will be quite an evening, filled with friends, music, dancing, and a paleo feast! I come into the equation when it comes to food. It has been be both a struggle and a huge expense when it comes to finding caterers that will satisfy a good paleo menu. We’ve resolved this issue quite easily, as we will be making the food ourselves. So, as we dig through piles a potential recipes, I will try my hardest to share all the favorites here with you. When I say we’re making everything, I mean that we are going the whole 9 yards! We are covering all aspects, including things that could seem trivial like the vinaigrette for the salad. Guests will get to top their greens with a selection of home-made vinaigrettes and this strawberry balsamic one will be an option. It happens to work out just perfectly, because strawberries will be in season. This happens to be very important! Haven’t you noticed that buying strawberries out of season means you are gnawing on something unnaturally large and tasteless? In season, those berries tend to be much smaller and full of delicious sweet flavors! This is even more accentuated in the recipe because the strawberries are roasted, which creates for a much stronger sweet taste. I also love the idea of pairing such a sweet juicy fruit up with the sour of balsamic vinegar. Usually it can be hard to match up two different distinct flavors, but they happen to be anything less than complimenting of each other. Try it for yourself! This vinaigrette is a great addition to the collection of healthy paleo vinaigrettes and dressings that I’ve created. It’s great with just about any salad, but especially with simple and fruity salads. The raspberry and spinach salad 

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BEEF SOUVLAKI SKEWERS

BEEF SOUVLAKI SKEWERS Quickly grilled and packed with flavor, these beef skewers are full of zest and herbs. Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer. While the meat is usually served in a pita wrap, these can easily be served with a side of veggies or salad. The amount of time to marinate these cubes of beef is flexible; you can marinate for just a few hours, or overnight. Like any skewer recipe, if you’re using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes, so the skewers don’t catch on fire while on the grill. The mix of lemon and herbs in the marinade makes this a versatile dish. Pair with zucchini gremolata or grilled vegetables. Have leftovers? Slide the beef chunks off the skewers and serve on a salad the next day! Beef Souvlaki Skewers Recipe

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SWEET POTATO BITES WITH GUACAMOLE AND BACON

SWEET POTATO BITES WITH GUACAMOLE AND BACON   Why choose between guacamole and salsa when you could have both? Roasted sweet potatoes with a light coating of spices work as the base for a pile of guacamole and salsa with just a little bacon on top – no tortilla chips necessary. They taste great, they’re full of nutritional standouts like avocado and sweet potatoes, and they add a cheerful burst of color to any table. Leave the skin on the sweet potatoes for this one; it helps hold them together to make a sturdy base for the toppings. You could also do it without the bacon for a completely vegan recipe. You can use your favorite salsa for this; either make it yourself or get one from the store (salsa is one of those rare and precious prepared foods where you actually can find at least one Paleo-friendly brand in most grocery stores). If you can find a good brand of guacamole, you could also just buy that pre-prepared to save yourself some effort, but guacamole is so easy to make at home that it’s not a huge deal. Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon Recipe Ingredients   

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CHICKEN SHAWARMA SALAD by Patric De Nooij

CHICKEN SHAWARMA SALAD A middle-eastern style of roasting meat, Shawarma is a blend of spices rubbed into meat (i.e. lamb, chicken, beef) and grilled on a vertical skewer for a period of time. While no two Shawarma marinades are alike, most include cumin, paprika and black pepper. In true Shawarma-style grilling, the meat is shaved off vertical rotating skewers and served in a sandwich or wrapped in pita bread. While a sandwich is a quick lunch, we can easily swap out the bread for a bed of lettuce to make a Paleo salad variation. While you may not have a vertical rotating skewer with an open flame at home, grilling on an outdoor grill will work, too. If possible, marinate the meat for roughly 2 hours. The longer you marinate the meat, the more tender it will be after grilling.   Chicken Shawarma Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless; ·         4 to 5 cups romaine lettuce, chopped; ·         1 cucumber, chopped; ·

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GRILLED TANDOORI-STYLE CHICKEN LEGS

GRILLED TANDOORI-STYLE CHICKEN LEGS Classic tandoori chicken is traditionally marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices. In fact, the term tandoor refers to a clay oven that generates an intense heat. Fortunately, you won’t need a clay oven to make this recipe a regular grill will work just fine. To make a dairy-free version of tandoori, swap out the yogurt for coconut milk and pack in the spices. Speaking of spices, garam masala is a blend of ground spices that you should be able to locate at your grocery store; it’s made of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaf, cumin and other warm spices. Plan ahead for this recipe: marinate the chicken mid-morning and allow the chicken legs to soak in the flavors and spices for 5-6 hours, if possible. The grilled chicken covered in creamy coconut milk and warm spices will truly be worth the wait! Serve alongside a salad or vegetable dish!   Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Legs Recipe Ingredients    ·         6 whole chicken legs, skinless;

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PALEO ROASTED RED BEET

PALEO ROASTED RED BEET & TOMATO SOUP The modern Paleo Diet is focused on lean meats, but we love vegetables too. However, many Westerners need to beef up their vegetable intake because over 87% of adults are not eating enough of them each day. Although, the Paleo Diet favors foods with a lower glycemic impact, you can’t beat the nutritional benefits of beets. They are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, phosphorous, as well as carotene and B complex. Beets provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detox support in the body. They also support healthy bile flow, stimulate liver cell function, and provide a protective effect for the liver and bile ducts. Beets are a great source of betaine, also called betaine anhydrous or trimethylglycine (TMG). Betaine is a substance that’s made in the body that’s required for healthy liver function, cellular reproduction, and to make carnitine. Further, there is a growing body of evidence that betaine is an important nutrient for the prevention of chronic disease. It is also a metabolite of choline and an essential biochemical component of the methionine-homocysteine cycle. Specifically, betaine also plays a role in reducing levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is a toxic substance in the body that can lead to osteoporosis and is an indicator of an increased risk of heart disease.

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PALEO by Patric De Nooij

PALEO GRILLING MARINADES With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your menu.  What better way to prepare a Paleo-approved feast than to cook your meats over an open flame, just like our Paleolithic ancestors may have done? While a simple, grass-fed rib eye works perfectly, it’s fun, tasty and healthy to add some zest by way of marinades, too. Commercially available preparations that are suitable to a Paleo, clean-living approach are few and far between.  Most are laden with corn syrup, stabilizer gums and artificial sweeteners, coloring and flavorings. Another common offender found in bottled marinades is soy.  High inantinutrient content, soy is often added because it contains glutamic acid, which acts a chemical tenderizing agent.  A definite must-skip! Making marinades at home is the way to go.  Cost effective, quick and easy to execute, it can be as simple as throwing a few of your favorite ingredients into your food processor and whizzing up a delightful flavor profile. Here are a few Paleo grilling marinade ideas that will cater to everyone, whether you prefer fish, savory meat or a hint of sweetness with your protein. No need to choose just one for your holiday barbecue; since they’re so fast to prepare, you can serve all three! FISH   The key to marinating fish is that less is more; plan on a maximum of half an hour for most fillets and possibly up to an hour for hearty steaks like salmon.  Even though we avoid acid such asvinegar when following a Paleo diet, even citric acid found in lemon, limes and oranges could actually cook the fish before it even hits the grill! INGREDIENTS ·         1 cup coconut oil, melted

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TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOES.

TACO-STUFFED SWEET POTATOES. This kid-approved dinner recipe is almost as easy as making tacos in a traditional tortilla shell. Actually, it might be easier because you don’t have to deal with with shells that crack apart and spill your fillings all over the table, or trying to awkwardly hold the taco filling in with one hand while you angle your head around to eat it. With a sweet potato as the “shell,” tacos are a knife-and-fork food: there’s a small sacrifice in crunch, but you get to keep the flavor without the mess factor. Tacos wouldn’t be tacos without salsa: rustle up a store-bought one that meets Paleo guidelines (remember: no corn!) or make your own using any recipe you like. And speaking of the toppings, none of these are really set in stone, so if there’s something else you like (or something you really hate), add or remove exactly to your taste. The only thing missing to make this a full meal is a vegetable (sorry, but a tiny sprinkling of tomato and pepper doesn’t count). What about a salad with avocado and maybe some citrus? A crunchy cabbage salad would also be a nice contrast; pick something you like and dig in.   Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 lb ground beef; ·         4 sweet or russet potatoes

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WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD FINDS

  THE INEVITABLE IS ALMOST HERE: WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD FINDS OUT?    Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been a topic of interest for decades, and with the recent release of thousands of previously classified government documents, we now know without question that government, military, and other defence agencies have had a high level of interest in this topic for a very long time. These files indicate that objects are commonly tracked on both air and ground radar, as well as visually confirmed by the pilots who are sent out to intercept them. Everything is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in Spain, as well as the rest of the world. The nations of the world are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data. – General Carlos Castro Cavero (1979). From UFOs and the National Security State, Volume 2, written by Richard Dolan. For instance, here is an excellent example of a defence intelligence agency report detailing what commonly happens when a UFO is tracked on radar, and pilots attempt to intercept it (one of thousands). Apart from traveling at tremendous speeds and performing impossible maneuvers that no known aircraft can perform, when military jets enter the object’s vicinity, they usually experience critical instrumentation failure. When President Truman made the statement that they discuss this issue at every conference that the government has held with the military, many people took notice. Peter Andrew Sturrock, a British scientist and an Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University, reminded us decades ago that we need to move forward with UFO research; this was in the 1960s. He stated that: If it does indeed turn out that there is relevant physical evidence, if this evidence is carefully collected and analyzed, and if this analysis leads to the identification of several facts concerning the UFO phenomenon, then will be the time for scientists to step back and ask, What are these facts trying to tell us? (source) After that, we had scientists like Dr. Jacques Vallee, notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA, and for his work at SRI International on the network information centre for ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet, publishing work in peer-reviewed scientific journals. For example, a study published in Scientific Exploration titled “Estimates of Optical Power Output in Six Cases Of Unexplained Aeriel Objects With Defined Luminosity Characteristics.” Apart from performing impossible maneuvers, the files also indicate some sort of electromagnetic effect when craft enter the vicinity of some of these UFOs. Critical weapons and electronic systems completely shut down. You can read about a classic example of that from two Canadian military pilots here. To read about more examples, you can read this article we published on the topic a few years back. These are truly astonishing cases. Above is just a tidbit of information regarding the UFO phenomenon. This field is littered with information ranging from declassified documents, from video footage, to statements from some of the ‘highest-ranking’ military and political people in the world. So, ask yourself, why has it taken so long to accustom people to the fact that these objects are real, do exist, and have possibly existed well before the existence of modern day humans? Former head of the CIA, Roscoe Hillenoketter told the 

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Blind Regains Her Sight

1 Blind Regains Her Sight After A Controversial Stem Cell Treatment Woman   Jeffrey N. Weiss, an American ophthalmologist, has been performing procedures that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for some time now. In fact, all he had to do was register his human trials with the US National Institutes of Health (which usually requires approval from the FDA). He was able to bypass the approval process because the procedure he was performing on patients had nothing to do with drugs. When a new drug is introduced claiming potential benefits to patients, it must face a rigorous approval process, although the many harmful drugs which still make their way onto the market would seem to belie this fact.

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Cold Mango Salad with Salmon.

Cold Mango Salad with Salmon   Cold Mango Salad with Salmon It’s the season of mangoes and everyone around me (including me!) is going gaga over this magical fruit. But I have a confession to make. Mangoes can be boring (there, I said it!). But hear me out. Mangoes are juicy and fleshy but it offers only a one dimensional flavor. It’s a safe and predictable flavor but then, we all know how mangoes taste, right? Mango as a fruit is great, yes. But mango with an edge is simply amazing. That’s why when Hyper CITY asked me to create a unique recipe with mangoes; I was thrilled because finally I had the opportunity to create something interesting and fun. And since the Indian summer is ensuring that we are losing our bodyweight by sweating, the best idea is to create a cool and refreshing salad. But not just any salad my friend, but one with a cool twist and I am pretty sure you will love it.

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Swimming with Sea Lion Pups in Baja, Sea Of Cortez

Swimming with Sea Lion Pups in Baja, Sea Of Cortez Carllie and Garett go swimming with the sea lion pups of Isla Granato in the northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico near Puerto Refugio. Visit:

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Sailing "Sophisticated Lady'

Sailing "Sophisticated Lady' ~ DODGING HURRICANE MATTHEW 5 ~ CRASHING HAPPY ISLAND, Grenadines!

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Triton oxygen mask allows underwater breathing

Triton oxygen mask allows underwater breathing without oxygen tanks South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon claims to have invented an oxygen mask which can draw air from water as you swim, allowing users to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks. Called Triton, the mask is a mouthpiece respirator that allows users to breathe underwater

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SRIRACHA SAUCE

SRIRACHA SAUCE Do you love the eye-searing burn of a chili pepper on your tongue? Is your spice cabinet full of chili powder, red pepper flakes, curry paste, and exotic spices from every ethnic cuisine you can find? Then you’ll love this homemade sriracha sauce: it adds a fiery zip to anything you drizzle it over, from meatballs to stir-fries to soups and stews. Originally from Thailand, it’s great on southeast Asian food, but it’s also surprisingly good in places you won’t expect (keep an eye out in the next few days for a recipe!) That said, sriracha sauce is not for the faint of heart or the nightshade-intolerant. If you’re using it in a recipe for the first time, err on the side of caution (you can always add more later!), especially if you’re feeding kids or guests. A pound and a half of hot peppers is a spicy force of nature that deserves to be treated with respect! A few words about the ingredients: you might have trouble finding red jalapenos in some places; the Fresnos are more common and just as good. For the fish sauce, you could make your own, but you can also get junk-free versions fairly easily at most grocery stores. Other than that, the ingredients list is pretty simple: once you get rid of the preservatives in the store-bought versions, sriracha is actually quite Paleo-friendly. This recipe can be kept in the fridge for up to a week; if you know you won’t use it all, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray, and then pop out the cubes and stash them in a plastic bag in the freezer. Then just defrost a cube when you need one, with no worries about anything going bad. With the original “rooster sauce” potentially an endangered species (after residents of the neighboring town complained about living in the 24/7 chili pepper smog), learning to make your own will keep your kitchen well-stocked with a healthy Paleo version of this favorite mouth-tingler. Sriracha Sauce Recipe

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THIS IS HOW EATING FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE CAN REDUCE

  THIS IS HOW EATING FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE CAN REDUCE RISK OF DISEASES We’ve heard of the quote, “one man’s food is another man’s poison”. Perhaps, this is a good illustration that every body is different. Some people lose weight faster than they could gain it, while others put on weight just simply by drinking water! Considering how different each of us are, it makes sense that our genetic differences can affect the foods that are “right” and “wrong” for our bodies. Naturopathic physician Dr. Peter J D’Adamo, believes that following a lifestyle and diet corresponding to your blood type is better than the one-size fits all diets out there. The blood type diet looks at all facets of your health and so can lead to more positive results than adopting a one-size-fits-all diet! THE THEORY Dr. D’Adamo believes that our ideal diets are intrinsically linked to our blood types. These diets are based on the genetic traits of our ancestors and what they ate.

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FRUIT JUICING.

FRUIT JUICING   Learn how to use fresh juices in your healing journey to prevent and reverse degenerative diseases. LIVE FOOD THE LIFE IN YOUR FOOD Each one of us are given only this one body in this life. We alone are responsible to nourish our body and keep it healthy for as long as possible. We all know that without health, all the money we have accumulated on this earth will amount to nothing.   Whatever you put into your mouth, let it be that you consume more nutritious foods than the harmful foods. Nutritious foods are natural, whole, pure and fresh. The closer food is to its natural state, the higher its nutritional value. These nutritious qualities of the foods are what give life to your body. Always choose pure, natural and whole foods over refined, bleached, polished, and processed foods with preservatives, artificial colors/flavors, or chemical additives of any kind.   Nowadays, many chemicals added to commercially produced foods were never meant for human consumption.   THE WONDERS OF FRUITS   Click for Pretty

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TURNIP, POTATO, AND PEAR SOUP

TURNIP, POTATO, AND PEAR SOUP It’s not exactly a typical combination, but try it out and you might be surprised! The potatoes (use white or sweet) give you a solid, comforting base, the turnips add a little sharpness, and the pears take the whole mix in a slightly sweeter direction without getting into the realm of dessert soup. And of course, there’s plenty of coconut milk and homemade stock to give everything a solid base of flavor. If anyone in the house has an early-spring cold, this would be a nice comfort food that’s gentle on the stomach – all the vegetables are cooked pretty thoroughly, which makes them easier to digest. Turnips and potatoes are actually both good sources of important nutrients, and homemade bone broth is also a really great food for a cold. Alternately, try this one with any protein you like to make a complete meal. The curry powder would go really well with crispy Indian-inspired chicken bites, or fry up some sausages for an easy and nutritious dinner.   Turnip, Potato, and Pear Soup Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 cup turnips, peeled and roughly chopped; ·

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WINTER LUXURY PUMPKIN SOUP WITH CURRY SPICES

WINTER LUXURY PUMPKIN SOUP WITH CURRY SPICES   What on Earth is luxury pumpkin soup? It’s soup made with a luxury pumpkin! The winter luxury pumpkin is an heirloom breed with an intense flavor. It’s easily recognizable by the slightly silvery film on the outside (that’s not mold or anything bad; it’s how the pumpkin’s skin Is supposed to look!). Look for it at the farmer’s market and then try cooking it into this delicious soup. The pumpkin might be a bit of an adventure, but the rest of the ingredients in this recipe aren’t hard to find. The ginger and curry powder give the soup a warming tingle, and the stock is a lot more flavorful than just adding water – that’s especially important if you’re used to making soup with canned pumpkin. The fresh pumpkin has a lot more water in it, so the flavor will be less concentrated than you might assume. Serve this with roasted chicken or duck; it would also be very nice with eggs for breakfast. Think about heading up the leftovers for a warm start to a cold morning: filling, sweet, just a little bit spicy…not the worst of ways to get ready for the day.   Winter Pumpkin Soup with Curry Spices Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         1 winter luxury pumpkin, sliced in half and seeded; ·         2 medium russet (yes, white potatoes are OK) or sweet potatoes, roughly chopped;

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CHOCOLATE AVOCADO STRAWBERRY-SMOOTHIE

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE Here’s a creamy chocolate treat to cool off on a hot afternoon with or just enjoy after dinner as a healthy end to the day. There’s an avocado in it, but it doesn’t taste like avocado at all; that’s really there for the texture. The taste is all from the strawberries and chocolate, with a little extra honey for sweetness if you like it that way. When you’re choosing your chocolate, remember to go for the highest-quality kind you can (here’s a guide to choosing good chocolate). Go for at least 85% dark chocolate; the darker the better. Also watch out for the almond milk, if you’re using it; a lot of store-bought almond milk is full of junk to make it shelf-stable at room temperature. Look for it in the refrigerated section, and read the ingredients carefully. Adding avocado to the smoothie provides some healthy fats to balance out the sugar in the chocolate and honey, but that still doesn’t make a smoothie healthy as an everyday food. Healthy treats are still treats, and if dessert is making a daily appearance on your menu, then you’re not really following the spirit of Paleo. Make them occasional, and make them really worth it when you do indulge – just like this one!

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PUMPKIN BANANA SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN BANANA SMOOTHIE Whether you’re in the middle of summer or entering the fall season, when the craving for a pumpkin smoothie hits, turn to a healthy, homemade smoothie made with real pumpkin puree. If it’s the fall season, pumpkin spice drinks and treats are hard to miss. If you’re craving some sweet, spicy pumpkin spice treats, make your own! Pumpkin itself is nutritious — it’s full of Vitamins A, C, E, and K, and also contains iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. If you’re looking for canned pure pumpkin puree in the grocery store, look at the ingredients and be sure that the only ingredient is pumpkin. Often, pumpkin puree is filled with sweeteners, but in pumpkin recipes (like this one and this one),

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CHUNKY EGG AND POTATO SALAD ... by Patric De Nooij

CHUNKY EGG AND POTATO SALAD WITH PICKLES This salad combines two beloved dishes — egg salad and potato salad — to create one creamy, savory dish! The hard-boiled eggs provide protein and healthy fats, while the potatoes add a rich and soft texture for the creamy layer of homemade mayonnaise and seasonings. Boiling potatoes requires a delicate balance: overcooking will cause the potatoes to fall apart, while undercooking makes for a crunchy potato salad. To achieve a a perfectly boiled potato, be sure the potato can be easily pierced with a knife. Even though runny eggs are great for brunch, these eggs need to be hard-boiled, so 10-12 minutes of rolling boiled water will achieve a solid yolk. To speed up the process, you can cook the potatoes and eggs in their separate saucepans over the stove at the same time. Fold the diced pickles and mayonnaise mixture into the hard-boiled eggs and potatoes and refrigerate until ready to eat. Serve with a bunless burger or grilled chicken for a tasty summer meal.   Chunky Egg And Potato Salad With Pickles Recipe

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BAKED EGGS WITH SPINACH AND SMOKED SALMON.

BAKED EGGS WITH SPINACH AND SMOKED SALMON   Eggs for breakfast can be pretty utilitarian bulk-cooked frittatas, a super-fast omelet before you run out the door but they can also be classy and even elegant, and this recipe is an example of the latter. A pile of wilted spinach makes a beautiful backdrop for a baked egg, and the pale pink salmon is a beautiful addition to the plate and also adds some serious flavor. Making this in individual dishes gives you a chance to play around with the presentation even more; you could do smaller cast-iron pans for a more rustic look, or go with Pyrex for something a little more modern, or experiment with a variety of colors to create an interesting visual effect for the whole table. Don’t skimp on the spinach: once it’s on the stove, a huge pile of raw spinach wilts down to an amazingly small amount of cooked leaves. And with one of the most nutritious vegetables around, there’s no point in shorting yourself. Try this for a beautiful brunch on the weekend it’s definitely a lot nicer than bagels. Baked Eggs With Spinach And Smoked Salmon Recipe      ·         1 smoked salmon fillet, cut into chunks;

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CRAB-STUFFED MUSHROOMS.

CRAB-STUFFED MUSHROOMSOnderkant formulier Crab-stuffed mushrooms are an appetizer fit for any finger-food occasion! Mushrooms have a natural umami flavor, which creates a savory, rich taste that contrasts nicely with the light taste of crab. Bake these mushrooms in the oven for crispy bites that will be sure to please all those who inhale them! When purchasing crab, the first choice of crab would be fresh-caught crab. Crab is a rich source of minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and copper. It’s also high in vitamins like B12 and folate. Well-sourced crab will be the most nutrient-dense choice, and will taste the best, too. If possible, try to stay clear of imitation crab meat also known as surimi, which means “ground meat”. Imitation crab is often ground-up white fish mixed with food starch, salt, MSG, and other flavorings. Looking to cook up a few appetizers alongside this one? Try making some sweet potato bites with guacamole or oven-baked zucchini

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CUMIN-COOKED CABBAGE

CUMIN-COOKED CABBAGE  This one-skillet stove-top dish is filled with shredded cabbage, crunchy carrots, ginger, cumin and warm seasonings. If you’re bored of lettuce and kale, try adding cabbage dishes into your dinner rotation. Cabbage is inexpensive and contains nutrients like Vitamin K1, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Cabbage contains FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols). Some people have trouble digesting certain carbohydrates that contain FODMAPs. The list of foods containing FODMAPs is quite extensive. And many everyday Paleo vegetables are on the list, like onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, artichoke, mushrooms and cauliflower. If you have digestive distress (bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, or other gut symptoms), think about removing high FODMAP foods and see how you feel. Looking to make this a complete meal? Toss in cooked ground beef toward the end for a one-skillet meal. Or try this recipe

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND SWEET POTATO SOUP

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND SWEET POTATO SOUP Roasting any kind of vegetable brings out the naturally sweet flavors hiding just under the surface, and here the combination of cauliflower and sweet potato gives you a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, topped off with a little paprika for color and roasted garlic for an extra flavor boost. If you make this with vegetable stock, it’s completely vegan, and even though it tastes really creamy, it’s also dairy-free (your choice of coconut or almond milk). Leave out the paprika and choose coconut milk instead of almond, and it’s also AIP-friendly. This would go very well with any variety of roasted-chicken-as-comfort-food, or as something a little more solid to go with a light fish. You could also modify it a little to go with whatever protein you’re serving (for example, adding ginger if the rest of the menu has Asian spices, or curry powder if you’re going in a more Indian direction). Why not try it a couple ways and see how you like it best?   Roasted Cauliflower And Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·

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COCONUT LIME CHICKEN SOUP

COCONUT LIME CHICKEN SOUP   Here’s a flavor-packed way to perk up any leftover chicken hanging around the fridge: give it new life with a creamy coconut milk base, a blend of spicy Thai seasonings, and plenty of lime juice for extra zing. It only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect for busy nights when you don’t really want leftovers but still need something to keep you going. To make the seasoning, you’ve got two options. Some stores carry pre-mixed Thai seasoning; this is more convenient, but it’s also more expensive. If you’re willing to spend a few extra minutes or can’t find any Thai seasoning otherwise, I’ve also listed ingredients to make your own blend it’s not complicated, just an extra step. This soup is also an easy way to hide some vegetables if you are (or if you’re cooking for) a vegetable hater. There’s even broccoli in it, but when it’s shredded and mixed with the rest of the soup, it doesn’t really feel like eating a bunch of “roughage.” If you don’t have a food processor or box grater, or any other way to shred the vegetables, you can always make the soup with bigger chunks; it’ll just take longer to cook (test it by trying out a piece of vegetable; it should be tender but not mushy). Serve your soup with pad Thai (or anything else that sounds good), and enjoy!   Coconut Lime Chicken Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 lbs. cooked chicken, cut into pieces;

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WATERMELON, STRAWBERRY AND TOMATO SALAD

WATERMELON, STRAWBERRY AND TOMATO SALAD Serve up a big bowl of summer with an unusual take on fruit salad. It’s not often that you see raw tomatoes in a dessert, but give it a try: the flavor contrast is actually nice with the sweetness of the watermelon and strawberries. Just make sure you’re using fresh tomatoes that haven’t been refrigerated: mealy, tasteless tomatoes really would be gross (in anything, not just this). The dressing calls for avocado oil or light olive oil – that’s just a flavor tweak. Most people don’t really want a strong olive oil taste for the dressing in a fruit salad. Avocado oil has almost no flavor of its own, so it’s a very neutral taste. And “light” olive oil only has a very slight olive flavor (the “light” refers to the flavor only, not fat or calories: “light” olive oil has just as much fat and just as many calories as any other kind of olive oil, which is great since it’s all good fat and not something to be scared of). This salad would be an easy dessert for the summer months, especially when the tomatoes and the watermelon are both in season. Get them fresh from the

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HAWAIIAN BARBECUE-STYLE CHICKENSALAD

HAWAIIAN BARBECUE-STYLE CHICKEN SALAD Homemade barbecue sauce and sweet pineapple chunks bring a big punch of flavor to this grilled chicken salad. Topped with a sweet and sour salad dressing made with pineapple juice and apple cider vinegar, this salad packs a ton of flavor and a lot of veggies. The list of ingredients to make a homemade BBQ sauce is long, but don’t let that deter you from making the sauce. Skip the refined sugars, preservatives and who-knows-what-else in those store-bought BBQ sauces, and slather your own on the grilled chicken in this recipe. Think ahead: make a big batch and store the leftover BBQ sauce in small jars in your freezer. Remove a jar from the freezer and place in the refrigerator to use when you’re ready for a new jar. If you have Paleo kids or someone with a sweet tooth, this would be a good recipe to serve because the pineapple chunks and BBQ sauce add sweetness without a ton of added sugar. If you make more salad than you can eat, enjoy the big chunks of grilled, caramelized pineapple and chicken the next day for leftovers!   Hawaiian Barbecue-Style Chicken Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless; ·

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ORANGE AND LEMON ROASTED DUCK

ORANGE AND LEMON ROASTED DUCK If you love a fattier piece of meat, duck legs are a tasty and tender protein to indulge in! In fact, duck is quite nutritious it’s full of saturated and monounsaturated fat and lower in inflammatory polyunsaturated fats. Speaking of fat, duck fat can be saved, rendered and used for later. It will be solid at room temperature and have a creamy consistency, like butter! Have you heard of duck fat fries?! Now, that’s a treat! Where can you purchase duck? The first stop is a farmers market where you can find a farmer who sustainably raises ducks. While you’re at it, pick up a dozen of those huge, delicious duck eggs! Or, if you don’t have a local duck farmer nearby, check the freezer section of a grocery store or look for packaged duck legs in the refrigerator section. Serve these legs with roasted veggies like asparagus or delicata squash. Enjoy!

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CHICKEN BURGER WITH BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED ONION.

CHICKEN BURGER WITH BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED ONION Can’t decide between having chicken or a burger? Have both when you purchase a few pounds of budget-friendly ground chicken. This chicken burger boasts loads of flavor, especially when topped with a pile of tender caramelized onions, sliced avocado and a creamy mayonnaise. Great things take time, and the same is true for caramelizing onions. The tastiest caramelized onions require at least 30 minutes of low and slow heat. When the onions are caramelized, they will take on a rich brown color. Be sure to stir them while they’re cooking in the pan to avoid burning the onions. If you want your burger to be wrapped up like a classic burger, wrap it in lettuce or serve on aportobello mushroom.  While the grill is hot, cut up a bunch of sweet potato wedges and toss on the grill. Serve with a cool salad!   Chicken Burger With Balsamic Caramelized Onion Recipe Ingredients   

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AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION The transformation process with meditation is gradual. With meditation, the goal is to cease the Ego mind from chattering. All thoughts are meant to slowly fade away with patience, which can be frustrating at first, especially if you have a busy mind, but the more you simply ignore the thoughts that occupy your reality, the more the thoughts will ignore you. Eventually they fade away and all that remains is a state of balance and feeling centered — no stress, no urgency, no desire to fix things that you see as problems in your life. All worries, however small or big in magnitude for that moment in time of being present with your inner world, cease to exist.

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TIME & ATTENTION – AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS

TIME & ATTENTION – AN INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS   Time and energy are the fundamental resources we have in this existence. We spend our time acquiring energy to exist, and we spend our energy to experience what time can give us. We spend our time surviving, providing for ourselves and our loved ones, and improving the quality of our experience in this reality. Time is the currency we will focus on in this segment, as it is a more valuable asset than money. Many of us in our fast-paced modern world feel as though we never have enough time to get everything done. We find we do not have the quality of time to spend with our loved ones and we often feel there’s also not enough time to fulfill our goals and deepest desires. Time is not only life’s inherent currency, but it is also the space in which we live out our experiences. Our experiences, then, are products of the choices we make. When we make the choice to invest (or waste) time on an activity, we are ‘spending’ that currency, thus perpetually altering our account balance of life.   Ultimately, the balance in our account is the result of our life choices, and it reflects whether we have invested our time wisely or wasted it frivolously. At the end of the day, regardless of circumstance, we still remain accountable for who and what we have spent our time on, and then must live with the results we are left with.

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SWEET POTATO BANANA AND BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

SWEET POTATO BANANA AND BLUEBERRY MUFFINS Feast your eyes on these delicious, moist muffins! We often think of muffins as an off-limit food when eating Paleo, however these muffins are made with a base of mashed sweet potatoes and bananas, which are a lot healthier than refined flours and sugars. Muffins can be a convenient grab-and-go breakfast when time is short, but your stomach is growling. These muffins contain some protein, however you may want to also toss a hard-boiled egg or protein-rich snack in your bag as you’re running out the door. Many muffin recipes call for a hefty dose of nut-based flours. Many of these flours are expensive, and some people don’t digest them well. This recipe is made of a base of sweet potatoes and bananas with a bit of almond butter, so those sensitive to a large dose of nuts can enjoy these muffins. If you have kids, and they’re interested in cooking with you in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to get them involved; they can mash the sweet potato and banana, and mix the ingredients in the bowl. After baking, they will also enjoy eating their creation, too! Sweet Potato Banana And Blueberry Muffins Recipe Ingredients    ·

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BANANA CHOCOLATE MUFFIN BITES

BANANA CHOCOLATE MUFFIN BITES Do you or your kids want a muffin with breakfast, or a muffin for a sweet mid-afternoon snack? Try these chocolate-y banana-filled muffin bites made with a big dollop of almond butter and cocoa powder. Nut butters are a must-add ingredient for many Paleo baking recipes because nut butters are creamy and provide a thick consistency. Have an allergy to almonds? Simply replace the almond butter with cashew butter or sunflower seed butter; both are available in most supermarket stores. Using very ripe bananas will make these muffin bites quite sweet. And, if you would like an extra kick of sweetness, try adding a bit of raw honey 

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JAMAICAN-STYLE RIBS

JAMAICAN-STYLE RIBS Jerk seasoning and BBQ sauce compliment each other perfectly on these baked, then grilled ribs. The flavor of the ribs begins with the Caribbean, jerk-style spice rub. After rubbing in the spices, the ribs spend a few hours in the oven. After being removed from the oven, and just before being tossed on the grill, they’re basted with a homemade barbecue sauce. Ribs don’t get any better than this! The list of ingredients for both the spice rub and BBQ sauce can seem intimating, but you’ll probably have most of it on hand. Sure, making the BBQ sauce instead of pouring it from the bottle takes a bit more time and effort, but will be worth it! BBQ sauce can be full of sugar and artificial ingredients, so just make it yourself. A side dish will have a hard task of competing with these ribs, but a coleslaw, grilled pineapple or fruit salad would pair well. Oh, and don’t forget to bring out the napkins while chowing down on these ribs! Jamaican-Style Ribs Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 lb. racks baby back pork ribs, membrane removed; Ingredients for the Jerk Seasoning ·         2 tbsp. dried minced onion; ·         2 tsp. dried thyme; ·         2 tsp. ground allspice;

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SAUSAGE AND CRANBERRY-STUFFED PEARS

SAUSAGE AND CRANBERRY-STUFFED PEARS  The savory sausage in this recipe bakes right inside the pears and the combined flavor is topped off with just a little bit of tangy cranberry sauce. It’s got a hint of fall flavors to it, but it works surprisingly well as a summer dish dress it up with a slightly lighter presentation, and it’s a refreshing change. If you have a slow hour or so to make brunch and enjoy it at your leisure, this recipe would make an unusual and striking brunch treat. And with no eggs or nightshade spices, it’s AIP-friendly, which is pretty rare for fancy brunch food. If brunch isn’t really your thing, this would also be a nice dinner after the day has cooled down a little. For a vegetable side, jicama would actually go really well with this it has a lighter and slightly sweet taste, and it brings out the more summery side of the main dish. Pairing sausage with roasted squash is all well and good in October, but in June it’s time for something a little different. Alternately, serve it with a big leafy salad, maybe with some cranberries and walnuts on top.   Sausage and Cranberry-Stuffed Pears Recipe Ingredients   

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GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO-COCONUT SAUCE.

GRILLED SALMON WITH AVOCADO-COCONUT SAUCE Salmon is one of the most nutrient-rich protein sources you can eat because of the Omega-3 fats and nutrients like vitamin B and selenium. And luckily, this recipe is fairly simple to put together because the salmon is cooked on the grill and the sauce is whipped up in one bowl. If you have a hard time filling your plate with healthy fats, worry not — there are plenty of fats in this dish. As mentioned, the salmon is full of anti-inflammatory Omega-3s, the avocado includes plenty of monounsaturated fat, and the coconut milk is rich in MCT and healthy saturated fats. The cilantro-filled avocado-coconut sauce can also double as a delicious dipping sauce. If you have sauce leftover, or make a double batch, try dipping the sauce in plantain chips or taro chips.

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STEAMED GARLIC CLAMS.

STEAMED GARLIC CLAMS When choosing which type of seafood to plan for dinner, we generally chose one of the most common available — salmon, shrimp or maybe scallops. However, there’s an ocean of fish and shellfish that are both nutritious and tasty. Clams are particularly rich in iron. In fact, a 3-ounce serving of clams has about 24 milligrams of iron, which is 129% of the daily recommended value. Iron is important for both gut health and for women with regular menstrual periods to prevent anemia. Eating seafood, red meat and egg yolks helps to ensure you’re getting enough iron in your diet. Due to the lower fat content in clams, cooking them in ghee ensures the meal will contain plenty of healthy fats to keep you satisfied! Pair these clams with a glass of wine (if you choose) and a side salad for a splendid dinner!

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SWEET POTATO, SPINACH, AND BACON QUICHE

SWEET POTATO, SPINACH, AND BACON QUICHE Paleo crusts don’t have to be incredibly complicated almond-flour masterpieces that take all morning to work out. We’ve already featured a quiche using spaghetti squash as a very light and summery-flavored crust, but here the sweet potatoes take it into the realm of cold-weather farmhouse breakfast food. The vegetables in this version are very simple and classic, but you could easily use the method with any kind of vegetables if spinach and onions aren’t really your thing. Make it low-FODMAP by leaving out the garlic and onions and adding mushrooms or bell peppers instead. Or step up your green leafy vegetable game with something you haven’t ever cooked (it’s hard to go wrong when there’s bacon involved). Quiche is typically a breakfast dish, but this one would also be very good for a low-effort, high-reward dinner. Save the leftovers for lunch the next day and get two meals for the work of one.   Sweet Potato, Spinach, And Bacon Quiche Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds (the rounds should be thin enough to bend easily); ·

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EGGS IN SWEET POTATO NESTS

EGGS IN SWEET POTATO NESTS Eggs and sweet potatoes are a classic Paleo breakfast: switch it up a little by trading the omelet-and-baked-potato combo for these cute, bite-sized egg nests. Lining the holes in a muffin tin with grated sweet potato makes a “nest” around each egg, and baking everything keeps it much easier than it looks. Baking the potatoes isn’t terribly fast, but it’s very hands-off (you literally just put them in the oven and walk away), and assembling the nests is also very simple. Adding bacon on top illustrates the healthiest way to use bacon in Paleo cooking: it’s a condiment, not a staple source of calories. You get that crunch and the delicious smoky flavor, without digging into a pound of the stuff straight out of the oven. (Not that there’s even anything terribly wrong about eating a big pile of bacon once in a while – it just shouldn’t be your major protein source at breakfast every single day). If you want to save a little bit of time on the assembly in the morning, you could also make the sweet potato nests the night before, and then crack in the eggs and bake it all up just before you eat. That would make an easy breakfast or brunch for company, or even just as a special treat from you to you.

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SOUTH CAROLINA-STYLE MUSTARD BARBECUE SAUCE

SOUTH CAROLINA-STYLE MUSTARD BARBECUE SAUCE Condiments are key when eating Paleo, and BBQ sauce ranks high on the must-have condiment list. While traditional barbecue sauces are red and tomato-based, this bright yellow BBQ sauce reigns from South Carolina and is mustard-based. Carolina mustard sauce may appear different than red BBQ sauce, but they both exude flavors of tang, sweetness and bite. The key ingredient in this recipe is the mustard, more specifically prepared yellow mustard think of the mustard you find at the ballpark. And just like any BBQ sauce, the low simmering process combines the flavors, and the sauce is even better the next day. If you have an autoimmune condition or have an intolerance to tomatoes, you can omit the ketchup in this recipe, and never miss out on BBQ sauce again. But remember, mustard is made from a seed, so if you have an autoimmune disease or are avoiding seeds, then this sauce not be for you. So, what do you paint this BBQ sauce on? The sky is the limit! Try pulled pork, pork ribs or tenderloin, grilled chicken, breaded chicken 

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MEXICAN CHICKEN SOUP by Patric De Nooij

MEXICAN CHICKEN SOUP   Lately I’ve been putting a lot of focus on trying to diversify my palate. If you’ve enjoyed any of the previous recipes found here like the Shakshuka, you may remember me mentioning that a great way to be successful and happy with Paleo is to experiment with cooking other cultural dishes. You’ll quickly notice that you no longer feel limited when it comes to what you can and cannot eat. The traditional food of certain cultures will be more difficult to work with in terms of making the food suitable to the Paleo lifestyle, but you will be surprised by how much is actually Paleo-friendly. For example, you will find it easy to follow Thai and Indian recipes, while many Italian specialties tend to require more creativity and substitutions. I was inspired to make something Mexican, knowing that it would probably be somewhat of a challenge given that most traditional Mexican recipes contain a lot of legumes. The difficult thing with this is that there is not a lot of Paleo alternatives to legumes, so you have to be able to completely eliminate them from the recipe without making it a flop. I opted to make a light soup suitable for these hot summer days. Hot soup is certainly not something usually enjoyed in the summer time, but I find it can be great when a lot of fresh and vibrant flavours are used. For instance, this recipe calls for fresh cherry tomatoes that are not cooked in anyway, just thrown in the finished product at the last minute. When you bite into a ripe tomato, it’s bursting with summer flavours. There is also a handful of cilantro used, also a very refreshing taste. Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s the perfect soup to make when you have leftover chicken and especially don’t feel like making a more traditional chicken soup. It requires the use of half a chicken roast, but you could also do it with turkey if you preferred. I already prepared my chicken prior to making the soup, so I haven’t included instructions on how to cook it, as it really does not matter and it should be more to your liking. Just as a word of advice, you may want to avoid roasting your chicken with any strong flavors, as you do not want it conflicting with the other ingredients included in the soup. Simplicity is best, season it with some fresh herbs, salt and pepper and you’re good to go. This recipe is not only delicious, but also very nutritious, especially since it calls for nutrient-rich avocados and a source of safe starch, sweet potatoes. It’s therefore a great recipe to include in a healthy diet that’s rich in micronutrients.

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EGGS BENEDICT WITH AVOCADO SAUCE

EGGS BENEDICT WITH AVOCADO SAUCE   Here’s a new way to serve your Paleo eggs Benedict: use a “mat” of bacon for the base in place of a muffin, and top the egg off with a generous spoonful of creamy avocado sauce. It’s rich enough that you probably wouldn’t want it every day, but it’s delicious as a treat for Sunday brunch, and certainly an impressive meal to feed a special guest. A main course this rich needs something a little lighter to go with it: melon slices or fresh fruit salad would be good. Baby greens or fresh asparagus would also be good in season, and of course potatoes are a classic side for eggs Benedict if you’re in the mood for something hearty. To make the bacon bases for the eggs, just weave together a few strips of bacon into a little mat, large enough to hold an egg but not so big it’s hard to pick up with a spatula (the picture below should give you a good idea of what you’re aiming for). Then poach your eggs and whip up the avocado sauce while the bacon is cooking, and brunch is served! Eggs Benedict With Avocado Sauce Ingredients ·         5 strips of bacon, cut in half;

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GUACAMOLE STUFFED EGGS

GUACAMOLE STUFFED EGGS   Here’s a fresh new twist on the “deviled egg” theme: keep the irresistibly creamy center, but go easy on the mayo and add an avocado instead. The bright, spring-green color is perfect for the early days of warmer weather, and the taste is lighter without being bland. If you always found traditional deviled eggs to be a little heavy, this is definitely a recipe to try. Sprinkle them with paprika to add a dash of spice, or just leave them as they are, smooth and creamy with just a hint of tang from the lime juice. To make sure you get the perfect guacamole, make sure to cook the eggs just long enough: overcooking will make them chalky and crumbly. Start them in cool water (don’t boil the water and then drop in the eggs), and keep an eye on the pot so you can switch the eggs to cold water on time. Of course, as well as being a culinary treat, the combination of egg yolk and avocado is also about as nutritious as you can get. Just one serving of these eggs is packed with every vitamin on the list, especially A, B5, B12, E, K, and selenium. The whites don’t contribute much in terms of micronutrients, but they do deliver some quality protein (not to mention a handy cup for the guac). If you’re on the hunt for a nutrient-packed springtime treat, you can’t go wrong with such a cheerful and eye-catching finger food. Guacamole Stuffed Eggs Recipe

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BREAKFAST BURRITO.

BREAKFAST BURRITO   The idea of a burrito is perfect for breakfast. It’s fast, versatile, and easy to eat with your hands. What could be better? Well, if it didn’t have to involve a grain-based wrap around a legume-based filling, that would be a start! Fortunately, now you have a Paleo option, using ham slices for the wrap and scrambled eggs with vegetables for the filling. I’ve suggested a mix of onions and peppers for the vegetables, but if you have a pepper-hater in the house, you can always swap that for anything else. These are tasty for all ages, but they’re especially good for getting kids excited about eating a healthy breakfast: the rolls are just the right size for smaller hands, the eggs and peppers add a cheerful color, and serving anything with a dipping sauce is always a hit. It doesn’t even require a lot of prep or clean-up time, either, which the adults in the house are sure to appreciate. This recipe makes breakfast for 4, with 2 burritos each (depending on how big your ham slices are). If it’s too hard to cook the burritos after they’re rolled, you can also cook the ham separately, let it cool a little, and then wrap the burrito once it’s comfortable to touch. Serve the burritos with homemade salsa or guacamole, and enjoy a healthy and convenient breakfast at home or on the run.

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ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI SQUASH QUICHE.

ASPARAGUS AND MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI SQUASH QUICHE   This quiche is a little more work than a standard frittata, but if you’ve been hankering for something with a real crust to it, spaghetti squash is the perfect answer. It’s mild enough to stand in for pastry dough without adding any unexpected flavor, and so much healthier than a nut-flour crust. A few tips for working with the spaghetti squash: ·         If you’re struggling to cut it open without slicing your fingers off, just poke a few holes in the rind and bake it until it’s soft. Then cut it in half and test for softness. If it’s soft all the way through, scoop out the seeds and continue with the recipe. If it’s still hard in the middle, place the halves face down on a baking sheet and continue baking until it’s soft. ·         When you remove the squash with a fork, it should come out in “strands” that look like spaghetti (hence the name). This is normal. ·         As the squash sits, it may release some water into the bowl. If this happens, just drain out that water before you put the squash into the pie dish. All those instructions make it sound harder than it is; cooking with spaghetti squash is one of those things that sounds complicated to read about but actually isn’t hard to do. And after that, the rest of the recipe couldn’t be easier: if you can make scrambled eggs, you can make the filling for this quiche. Like all baked-egg style dishes, this one is easy to modify. Add or leave out whatever vegetables you like, or throw in some pre-cooked meat (bacon, anyone?) for extra flavor. And as always, don’t forget the value of meals like this as make-ahead breakfasts: if you make an extra recipe at dinnertime, you’ll have breakfast for the next couple days all ready to go!

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MORNING PALEO SMOOTHIE by Patric De Nooij

MORNING PALEO SMOOTHIE   In my Paleo Breakfast Ideas article, one of my recommendations was a smoothie made out of a base of either crushed ice or coconut milk. I know for a lot of people smoothies are a no-brainer, but I’m sure that having a more specific recipe will help a lot of people make the best concoctions and also give some new ideas to try out. I call the smoothie I make the power smoothie simply because it’s packed with good fats, proteins, antioxidants and flavor and is also very satisfying and will keep you going for hours.

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BLUEBERRY CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE

BLUEBERRY CUCUMBER SMOOTHIE   The following is a very quick and simple Paleo recipe for a delicious blueberry cucumber smoothie. It might seem like an odd combination, but it’s truly delicious. Even though cucumbers are technically and botanically a fruit, they are one of the rare ones to be more on the savory side of the spectrum so they are often considered and prepared as a vegetable. A lot of people do not like to mix fruits and vegetables, because of the conflicting sweet and savory tastes, but cucumber is quite neutral in taste and it reduces a little bit the sweetness of the blueberries. If you already have the cookbook, you’re probably already quite familiar with the array of smoothie and shake recipes it contains. I’m always trying to build on that selection, because I know they have been quite popular. They are usually a good option to get all the nutrients to kick-start your day with little effort and kids usually enjoy them very much. A little bit like my generic formula for a Paleo smoothie, this one also calls for coconut milk to give it some extra richness and make it very filling and nutritious. The

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PALEO COCONUT VANILLA ICE CREAM

PALEO COCONUT VANILLA ICE CREAM   The good news is that you don’t have to say goodbye to ice cream when following a Paleo diet. The bad news is that you’ll absolutely have to make it yourself. Some health food stores now offer a coconut milk alternative to regular ice cream, but I think it still contains some nasty ingredients. Making it yourself can actually be fun and rewarding. You’ll impress everybody when they learn that you made the ice cream yourself from A to Z, and you have much more control over the final result. This recipe is 100% Paleo and while you have the option of adding some sugary indulgences like dark chocolate or honey, it’s completely up to you. You don’t have to add anything sugary to get a great result that’ll please everybody. You can leave it plain like your usual vanilla ice cream or add any of your favorite flavorings during the preparation process. Fruits, coconut flakes, nuts or mint are all good options, as are honey or chocolate if you want a little treat. You can always prepare the ice cream plain and add any of those other options when serving so you can enjoy different flavors every time. People are often worried about making ice cream because they don’t have an ice cream machine, but it’s not much more complicated or time consuming without one. The trick is to fully cool the custard in the refrigerator before putting it in a bowl in the freezer and vigorously whisking it every 30 minutes for about 2 to 3 hours while it freezes.

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PALEO DESSERT: BAKED AND FRIED APPLES

PALEO DESSERT: BAKED AND FRIED APPLES For those who are looking for a quick fix for their sweet tooth while still staying in the boundaries of Paleo, these recipes are perfect. Baked or fried apples are so quick and easy to cook and make for a delicious Paleo dessert. Usually these recipes call for extra sugar, but I think the sweetness of the apples is more than enough and the cooking process brings the flavors of the natural sugars to the forefront. The butter also brings some extra richness and makes it more filling. Serve these with a big dollop of whipped cream or a splash of coconut milk. The hot butter mixing with the cold whipped cream or coconut milk creates a nice texture and balance. I think once you make them you won’t want to have apples any other way anymore. The two recipes are very similar and call for the same ingredients, but it’s up to you to find your preferred way of having them.   Baked apples with cinnamon and butter Ingredients   

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CRAB TACO SALAD

CRAB TACO SALAD      Give an ordinary taco salad a black tie makeover with crab and avocado: it’s sophisticated and elegant without losing the fresh salsa and crunchy base that make its humbler cousin such a family favorite. For the adults who want a slightly more mature version of the taco experience, this is the perfect solution. To make salad for four, you’ll need about 1 pound of crab. If you can afford to get real crab, you can feel very good about enjoying it, because it’s not only delicious, but also extremely healthy, with very high levels of Vitamin B12 and several different minerals. As always, try to get a crab that was sustainably caught. Domestically caught crab is better overall, and stone crab is a particularly good choice. Imported blue or red king crab are kinds to avoid. If crab is just out of your budget, you can easily replace it with white fish or shrimp, or even use a combination of both. Stay away from imitation crab, though, since it usually contains gluten, and some brands also have soy. It’s cheaper, but unfortunately, it’s not doing any favors for your health. Some stores sell pre-cooked crab, but if you’re buying it fresh and cooking it yourself, the process is very simple. All you need to do is bring a pot of water to a boil, and add the crab. Wait for the water to start boiling again, and set a timer for 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes are up, your crab will be cooked and ready to go.   Crab Taco Salad Recipe

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NICOISE SALAD

NICOISE SALAD   Sometimes, the regular lunchtime routine can start feeling a little drab, but you still don’t feel like pulling together anything complicated. This colorful salad is the perfect antidote for those noontime blues: full of flavor, loaded down with fresh veggies of every color and texture, and easy to throw together on the fly. Nicoise salad is a traditional recipe from the south of France; it breaks free from the lettuce mold with a variety of fresh vegetables that keep the meal interesting without making it hard to prepare. As well as being easy to whip up, this salad is also incredibly healthy. The eggs deliver all kinds of essential nutrients, as well as plenty of healthy fat (important because tuna is quite lean). Fish, of course, is one of the healthiest meats around, and all the different colors of vegetables round out the meal with a solid dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One of the best things about salads is how easy they are to customize, and this one is no exception. Nicoise salad usually features anchovies, but I decided to go with a fish that’s easier for most people to enjoy (you could always just replace the tuna with anchovies, if you like). Canned fish is also fine; just watch out for the labels on canned tuna because a lot of brands contain soy or MSG. Any variety of olives is also fine; Nicoise olives are the traditional variety, but use whatever you had available. For a heartier meal, add some cold boiled potatoes to the salad as well.   Nicoise Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         16 oz. grilled tuna steak or canned tuna (2-3 cans);

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SHRIMP COCKTAIL.

SHRIMP COCKTAIL     Shrimp make one of the best Paleo party foods around: everyone loves them, they’re quick to make, and they’re actually very good for you. Just picking up a shrimp ring from the grocery store is one option in an emergency, but making the shrimp yourself is even more delicious, and as a bonus, you’ll get a Paleo-friendly cocktail sauce that isn’t loaded with all kinds of sugar and worse (did you know that Heinz cocktail sauce is made with soybean oil and high-fructose corn syrup? Yum!). Fortunately for the health-conscious gourmets, it’s actually quite easy to make your own cocktail sauce using whole foods from your own kitchen. You can use homemade ketchup, or just a Paleo-friendly tomato sauce – add some lemon juice, horseradish, Worchester shire sauce, and optional chili sauce (if you like it hot), and you’ll be all ready to go. Enjoy it with shrimp seared to perfection in your own oven: no more soggy, floppy grocery-store specimens that have been thawed and refrozen so many times that they’re almost mushy on the edges. To get the most out of your shrimp, make sure they’re de-veined before you eat them. Many stores do this before they sell the shrimp, but it’s worth a check just to be sure. After peeling, look at the outside of the shrimp’s back for a dark “vein” (which is technically not a vein, but part of the shrimp’s digestive system). If your shrimp have this, it’s very easy to remove by cutting a shallow slit with a small knife and simply pulling it out. It might seem like a pain in the neck to do this, but since that “vein” is the shrimp’s waste disposal system, it’s worth the effort! With the de-veining accomplished, the rest of the cooking is almost too easy: a very quick spell in a pre-heated oven, and your shrimp will be ready to dip and enjoy! Shrimp Cocktail Recipe Ingredients    ·         20 large uncooked shrimp, shell on, but deveined; ·         1 cup of water; ·

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FRESH HERBS IN OLIVE OIL

FRESH HERBS IN OLIVE OIL     During the summer months, herb gardens are an explosion of fragrance and flavor: you’re lucky if you can use enough to keep them from going to seed. But with sunrise coming later and later, they start producing a lot less, and getting enough fresh herbs to cook with becomes more of a challenge. So before the frost really sets in, stock your larder with this herb-infused olive oil, to keep those home-grown flavors for all the savory stews and soups you’ll surely be making in the months ahead. This method is ideal to use for herbs, because it keeps them fresh without a lot of fancy equipment or time. Preserving them in oil prevents freezer burn, and makes sure they’re just as delicious when you cook with them as when you picked them. You can use the resulting “oil cubes” to add a little touch of summertime flavor to meat, soup, or anything else you like.

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BEEF CUBES WITH ROASTED CARROTS AND MUSHROOMS

BEEF CUBES WITH ROASTED CARROTS AND MUSHROOMS   You could probably come up with a really fancy name for this recipe if you wanted to, but it really doesn’t need one – the whole point is a simple, no-fuss meal that doesn’t need to play dress-up. Slow-braised beef chuck with some simple seasonings takes a while to cook, but the actual prep is very fast, and it goes perfectly with a plate of simple roasted vegetables. To add some color to the recipe, go for a bunch of rainbow carrots (those are the ones that come in orange, yellow, and purple, and sometimes even red) – they all taste basically the same, but the visual effect is great. This is a great recipe for budget-conscious cooks, because chuck is one of the cheaper cuts of beef, even grass-fed. It’s not great for cooking at high temperatures like a steak, but when you braise it like this, it gets delicious and tender and it’s just as tasty as the more expensive cuts. And you can use it for leftovers, too; try cooking double and just “serving” half of it directly to your lunchbox for tomorrow. It’s barely a minute of extra work, and you’ll have a healthy lunch all ready to go in the morning. Beef Cubes With Roasted Carrots And Mushrooms Recipe Ingredients ·         3 lb. beef chuck, cut into cubes ·         1 onion, sliced ·         3 garlic cloves, minced ·         1 cup beef stock

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FLANK STEAK WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE

FLANK STEAK WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE   You don’t need a fancy sauce to make a great steak, but it’s nice to mix up the flavors every once in a while. A savory pan sauce with red wine and fresh blueberries gives you a big punch of extra flavor and plenty of opportunities to get creative with the presentation, and the fresh flavor of the berries is nice with the richness of the meat. Making a pan sauce like this is also convenient because it builds in some resting time for the steaks while you cook the sauce, which translates to much less temptation to start carving into them too soon. And you get all the steak flavor that might otherwise go to waste on the bottom of the pan. Even with the sauce, this recipe would probably go with just about any classic side for steak – roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, a side salad… go for an old favorite or have fun playing with the new flavor and experimenting with something different.   Flank Steak With Blueberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 x 6 oz. flank steak

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ASSORTED BUFFET ROLLED SANDWICHES

ASSORTED BUFFET ROLLED SANDWICHES   There are so many occasions that call for a quick and easy tray of food for a crowd: club meetings, dinner parties, team celebrations after a big game…if you’re in charge of the menu, finding a Paleo substitute for the typical tray of sandwiches or pile of pizza boxes is a tall order. Here’s an answer for that problem: a trio of salad recipes that can easily be folded up into any kind of lettuce leaves and served as mini-wraps (for extra pizzazz, garnish each roll with a colorful toothpick). The lettuce sandwiches are easy to eat as finger food, and having three different flavors ensures that everyone can find something they like. If you don’t use any animal fat in your mayonnaise, the egg salad is even vegetarian. Needless to say, all three of the recipes are much healthier than anything you can order from a fast-food joint or pick up at a restaurant deli counter. All the salads require some Paleo mayo, so make sure you have a jar ready before you start; if you don’t, it’s simple enough to throw together a quick batch. The lettuce can be any variety – I usually go for Boston lettuce, since it has a nice crunch and a convenient size. Butter lettuce is also great for wraps, since the leaves are very flexible and not prone to breaking. If you have some kind of Paleo bread or Paleo crackers, you can also use that instead.   Chicken salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 ½ cups cooked ground chicken; ·         3 tbs. green onions, finely chopped; ·         1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped; ·         ¼ cup celery, finely chopped; ·

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MINI HAM AND BROCCOLI FRITTATAS

MINI HAM AND BROCCOLI FRITTATAS   Is your muffin tray getting a little lonely since you switched to Paleo? Give it some much-needed attention with these adorable mini frittatas: they’re like personal egg cupcakes, perfectly sized for little hands, and much easier to customize than one big frittata for the whole family. If you have one non-broccoli-eater, just leave out the broccoli from some of the muffin cups, or substitute with another vegetable. Or if you’re cooking for a family brunch, leave the meat out of some so the vegetarians can enjoy them too. In fact, you don’t even have to use ham and broccoli at all (especially if you can’t find a good quality ham); feel free to play around with the ingredients and add whatever sounds tasty. The great thing about eggs is how well they go with just about any vegetable, so this is the perfect home for any leftover odds and ends hanging around the fridge. What about Indian frittatas, with curry powder and spices? Or Italian frittatas, with olives and sun-dried tomatoes? Give your curiosity free reign and you’re sure to think of something interesting and delicious. Because this recipe calls for 4 egg whites on top of 6 full eggs, it’s very high in protein, and also gives you 4 egg yolks left over to make mayonnaise or another egg yolk-centric recipe. The yolk is the most nutritious part of the egg, so definitely don’t throw out those leftover yolks: if you really can’t think of any other way to use them, just toss them into a pot of soup for some valuable added nutrition. A last note about the muffin tray: you’ll need a tray to make the mini frittatas. But if you don’t have one, you can still enjoy the recipe. Just replace the individual cups with a full-size frying pan for a big frittata that’s just as tasty (if a little less easy to customize).   Mini Ham And Broccoli Frittatas Recipe

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SHRIMP AND GUACAMOLE APPETIZERS

SHRIMP AND GUACAMOLE APPETIZERS   When it comes to appetizers, some people love hand-crafting the perfect tiny bites of food and spreading them out on the perfect color-coordinated platter for their guests to admire. Other people would rather worry about the entrée and find it stressful or annoying to put together all those little appetizers. But whichever camp you’re in, this recipe will hit the spot. If you want to make everything from scratch here, just follow the recipe as written. You can cook the shrimp yourself and make the guacamole to your exact specifications. But if you’re hurting for time, you can also buy pre-cooked shrimp (just be aware that they usually come salted, so you might want to adjust the salt in the recipe to account for that) and pre-made guacamole, and be done in seconds. Whichever camp you’re in, the resulting appetizers are sure to be appreciated: serve them with miniature forks or spoons and enjoy!   Shrimp and Guacamole Appetizers Ingredients  ·         ¾ cup Nordic shrimp

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CRISPY COCONUT SHRIMP WITH MANGO SAUCE

CRISPY COCONUT SHRIMP WITH MANGO SAUCEOnderkant formulier   It’s party time! These addictively crunchy shrimp are perfect for any celebration, especially when you dip them in a spicy-sweet mango sauce. The key to the crunchy coating is in the layers. First, there’s a layer of tapioca starch. This is a perfectly Paleo-friendly thickener: it’s just a ground-up root from the same plant that gives us tapioca pearls. The second layer is a coating of whites, which doesn’t really do much by itself, but makes the final layer of coconut flakes stick. All together, the whole process gives you crispy shrimp with coconut flakes that actually stick to them. You could always serve crispy shrimp with cocktail sauce (there’s a Paleo-friendly recipe here), but this recipe also includes a sweet mango dipping sauce with just a hint of jalapeno peppers for the spice lovers. Try it as an appetizer plate or party food: it’s sure to be a hit, especially with kids.   Crispy Coconut Shrimp With Mango Sauce Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined; ·         2 egg whites;

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WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP

WINTER VEGETABLE SOUP   There are plenty of recipes more glamorous than vegetable soup. If you want something to win first place in a modernist cuisine competition, pick another recipe. But if you’re looking for a trusty, belly-warming dinner that you can get on the table in half an hour, vegetable soup is a standby that won’t let you down. Just in time to use up any lingering turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, this recipe continues the vegetable-soup tradition of winter vegetables in a thick, savory broth. Pop it on the stove and throw together a quick side salad while the windows steam up and the aroma of tomatoes and sage starts drifting from the pot. By the time the salad is done and the table is set, it’ll be ready to pour into bowls (or a thermos bottle for a quick workday lunch). I like adding cooked chicken or turkey to make the soup a little richer, but you could also throw in some ham or any other leftover meat in the fridge. This would be a wonderful surprise for an elderly relative or anyone else in your life who could use a little help with chores or housework right now, especially since it freezes very well – why not make a double batch and pass some healthy holiday spirit on to your neighbors?   Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 red onion, chopped; ·

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HAM AND PUMPKIN SOUP

HAM AND PUMPKIN SOUP Chili purists might not like the comparison, but this hearty fall soup is almost like a pumpkin-flavored take on chili: it’s got all the hallmarks of traditional chili (the spicy punch, the onions and peppers, and the rich tomato base pulling everything together), but with just enough of a twist to set it apart. As with any Paleo chili recipe, this one is also beanless; here, cauliflower makes up the difference in texture, with a significant advantage in nutrition. Simmered slowly in rich homemade stock, all these vegetables become tender and flavorful, a sweet-savory backdrop for the traditional spicy chili seasoning. It’s warm and comforting, a great alternative if you want a pumpkin recipe that isn’t all about pies and pancakes and sweet flavors. It’s also a perfect workaround if you’re worried about your pumpkin getting watery: many aspiring pumpkin-pie bakers are disappointed to find their best efforts sabotaged by a watery pumpkin, but in a soup, you can simply add a little less liquid and the problem disappears! If you aren’t a big fan of ham, you can easily substitute chicken here; the result will be a little different, but just as delicious. Topping the bowl off with green onions and avocado adds one more tweak for your taste buds to get interested in – not to mention plenty of healthy fat and a pretty bright-green garnish. Serve it up as a hearty weekend lunch or a well-earned dinner after a long day at work, and enjoy!   Ham and Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         2 ½ cups of cooked ham; ·         1 medium onion, chopped; ·         1 yellow bell pepper, chopped;

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FRUIT JUICE GELATIN.

FRUIT JUICE GELATIN     Gelatin is the protein that gives bone broth its thick, velvety texture, and also the reason for many of its joint-healing and gut-soothing health benefits. But did you know that it’s also the magic behind commercial Jell-O desserts? Stir it into a room temperature liquid and pop everything into the fridge, and watch as it sets into the familiar quivery solid. This opens up a world of opportunities for healthy Paleo treats that you can make with combinations of gelatin and fruit. For this recipe, I haven’t specified anything at all; use any type of juice and fruit (or your favorite combination). Just make sure that whatever you get, you check the label for added sugars or anything else that doesn’t have a place in a Paleo diet. If you’ve never bought gelatin powder before, you can usually find it in the baking aisle, somewhere near the pie fillings: it’s a rare example of something actually good for you hiding in the middle aisles of the grocery store!

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FRUIT CAKE.

FRUIT CAKE   Some grain-based desserts you don’t even miss after going Paleo: stale grocery-store cookies, tasteless “snack cakes” out of the vending machine, and the Styrofoam sheet cakes that seem to spring fully formed from break room tables for office birthday parties. But other old favorite treats are harder to let go of, even if they’re not ultimately worth the pain of eating them. Fond memories of enjoying an old family recipe during the holidays can easily put fruitcake into this latter category, making every heavy, sticky-sweet slice a wrench to pass up.     With a little creativity, though, you can put together a Paleo version of fruitcake – with a cup and a half of almond flour and a hefty dose of dried fruits, this isn’t a treat to have every day, but it’s definitely better for you than making the cake with grain flour. I’ve suggested a mix of spices and some fruit in the ingredients list, but you can make this one your own by adding whatever else you like: if your family’s special fruitcake calls for prunes or walnuts or something else that’s not on the list, don’t hesitate to toss it in. If you’d rather have multiple smaller cakes, you can pour the batter into several smaller loaf pans; just lower the cooking time accordingly. Ribbon-wrapped mini-fruitcakes make great healthy gifts for a party host or visiting relatives, or just freeze them to pull out later on when you want a Paleo-friendly treat to brighten up your day.   Fruit Cake Recipe Ingredients    ·         1 ½ cups almond flour; ·         ½ cup tapioca flour;

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FLANK STEAK WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE.

FLANK STEAK WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE You don’t need a fancy sauce to make a great steak, but it’s nice to mix up the flavors every once in a while. A savory pan sauce with red wine and fresh blueberries gives you a big punch of extra flavor and plenty of opportunities to get creative with the presentation, and the fresh flavor of the berries is nice with the richness of the meat. Making a pan sauce like this is also convenient because it builds in some resting time for the steaks while you cook the sauce, which translates to much less temptation to start carving into them too soon. And you get all the steak flavor that might otherwise go to waste on the bottom of the pan. Even with the sauce, this recipe would probably go with just about any classic side for steak – roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, a side salad… go for an old favorite or have fun playing with the new flavor and experimenting with something different. Flank Steak With Blueberry Sauce Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 x 6 oz. flank steak ·         ½ to 1 cups blueberries

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BEEF TENDERLOIN AND SHRIMP

BEEF TENDERLOIN AND SHRIMP   Juicy seared tenderloin steaks would be delicious on their own, but here they’re topped with herb-marinated shrimp for a special savory dinner. It’s a perfect way to impress your sweetheart with your cooking skills, or just to make for any occasion that calls for something fancy. As well as being a delicious combo, steak and shrimp also make a pairing with impressive nutritional benefits: grass-fed red meat and seafood are two of the most nutrient-dense foods around! Of course, you’ll also want some kind of vegetables to go with that, but a classy side salad should do the trick there with barely any extra work (who ever said delicious food had to be complicated?) If you’re looking for something special to cook on the autoimmune protocol, you’ll also be in luck with this one: all the seasoning comes from herbs, so it’s completely AIP-friendly. What better to celebrate with than something that helps you heal at the same time? If you’re not on the AIP, just sit back and enjoy the flavor, maybe with a glass of wine if you choose to drink it. Beef Tenderloin And Shrimp Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 X 3 oz. beef tenderloin steaks ·

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TACO LIME SHRIMP SALAD

TACO LIME SHRIMP SALAD Have a hankering for tacos? Does your family want to do a taco night (Taco Tuesday, anyone!)? Try this grilled shrimp salad with plenty of tasty taco seasonings, a lime marinade and creamy avocado. There are so many flavors and veggies in this salad, you’ll forget it’s missing a taco shell! When we give up grains, like corn, there are some food items that fly out the window, like corn tortillas. No, corn is not a vegetable — it’s a grain. Albeit a gluten-free grain, but corn is still a grain, and it’s just another reason to not fall for the “gluten-free” label fad. Thankfully, you can make your own tortillas from cauliflower or plantains. But, let’s make it even easier and leave out the shell and fill our bowl with veggies, instead. Marinate the shrimp in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, and lime juice for at least 20 minutes. If you have more time, let it marinate even longer. Pack the ingredients into a big bowl, or do a build-your-own style and let everyone fix up their own salad.    Taco Lime Shrimp Salad Recipe Ingredients  ·         1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined; ·

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GRILLED EGGPLANT & SUN-DRIED TOMATO SALAD

GRILLED EGGPLANT & SUN-DRIED TOMATO SALAD Treat yourself to a veggie-filled salad of sliced eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs. Eggplants are generally available in late summer through fall, so this would be an appropriate seasonal fall salad. And because this is full of veggies, bring this to a BBQ for everyone to enjoy, including non-meat eaters! Luckily, sun-dried tomatoes are available year-round. You can make your own by using a dehydrator, or you can buy them dry-packed or oil-packed. If you choose to buy oil-packed tomatoes, be sure to check the label to be sure they are packed in olive oil rather than canola or vegetable oil. Sun-dried tomatoes have a rich taste, compared to their water-filled counterpart because the dehydration process concentrates the flavor. Because of the concentration, there are more nutrients in sun-dried tomatoes like Vitamin C, potassium and manganese. This salad would be a perfect side to a grilled dish or even a casserole. If the slices of grilled eggplants are too large, chop them down to bite-sized pieces. Grilled Eggplant & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Recipe     Ingredients   ·         1 eggplant, sliced;

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SOUTH CAROLINA-STYLE BARBECUE SAUCE.

SOUTH CAROLINA-STYLE MUSTARD BARBECUE SAUCE   Condiments are key when eating Paleo, and BBQ sauce ranks high on the must-have condiment list. While traditional barbecue sauces are red and tomato-based, this bright yellow BBQ sauce reigns from South Carolina and is mustard-based. Carolina mustard sauce may appear different than red BBQ sauce, but they both exude flavors of tang, sweetness and bite. The key ingredient in this recipe is the mustard, more specifically prepared yellow mustard think of the mustard you find at the ballpark. And just like any BBQ sauce, the low simmering process combines the flavors, and the sauce is even better the next day. If you have an autoimmune condition or have an intolerance to tomatoes, you can omit the ketchup in this recipe, and never miss out on BBQ sauce again. But remember, mustard is made from a seed, so if you have an autoimmune disease or are avoiding seeds, then this sauce not be for you. So, what do you paint this BBQ sauce on? The sky is the limit! Try pulled pork, pork ribs or tenderloin, grilled chicken,

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GUACAMOLE WITH RADISH AND ORANGES.

GUACAMOLE WITH RADISH AND ORANGES   You get together for a gathering, everyone is to bring food, so it’s your chance to shine! Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but I quite enjoy the friendly competition of trying to outdo all the other guests with an eye catching dish. This unique guacamole will do just that. The ingredients are nothing unusual, but the way it’s presented makes up for it. The concept is just like that of a twice baked potato, but no baking or potatoes are required. You’ll be using the avocado skins as shells to serve the guacamole. I use avocados quite a bit. I include them whenever I am preparing any type of salad, or raw vegetable dish. Avocados, thanks to their richness due to their fatty nature, can do a lot in terms of texture for any dish despite the fact that they can sometime lack a little bit in taste. Many will argue that they are quite bland and I guess I could not completely disagree. That being said, a bland ingredient always provides for a great base to work with. It’s in fact quite easier to add flavor to something bland than it is to add flavor to something already very strong tasting. When working with strong flavors, it’s sometimes hard to find what compliments them nicely. I found my strong flavors for this dish in all the other ingredients. I got the pungent taste from the radishes, alongside the green onions and cilantro, and I threw in something juicy and citrusy with the oranges and lime juice to add a sweet and sour taste to the whole thing. All things combined together ended up working out quite wonderfully. Let’s not forget also that avocados are very nutritious and a great source of fiber, vitamin E and potassium. Guacamole, a popular Mexican dip that’s already perfectly Paleo, is often prepared with tomatoes and onions. Here I’m sure you’ll enjoy the twist on the traditional version. You’ll also get to use radishes, a pungent root vegetable that I haven’t used a lot in the recipes so far. Radishes are absolutely delicious and offers a great crunchy texture. They also happen to be a very rich source of vitamin C. Serve and enjoy this healthy Paleo dip with raw vegetables or some kind of homemade chips like plantain or sweet potato chips. Recipes for both of those can

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TEX-MEX TURKEY SKILLET

TEX-MEX TURKEY SKILLET   Sick of gravy and stuffing? Take your leftovers in a completely different flavor direction with this spicy, Southwestern skillet recipe. Jalapeños peppers and a Tex-Mex spice blend completely change the flavor of the meat, so it doesn’t taste like Thanksgiving at all. A quick note on the ingredients: enchilada sauce is available in stores, but you might be hard-pressed to find one that isn’t full of gross stuff. This recipe has instructions for making a Paleo version if necessary it’s basically just tomato sauce with extra spices, so it isn’t hard. Try making double what you need, and then freezing the extra for the next time you want some. The pickled jalapeños give the whole recipe a nice, spicy garnish and make it easy for each person to adjust the spice level without making a lot of extra work for the cook. It’s a very family-friendly recipe, and a nice way to enjoy some flavors that typically get neglected during the winter months.   Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 cups leftover turkey, shredded; ·

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ROSEMARY AND ONION ROAST CHICKEN

ROSEMARY AND ONION ROAST CHICKEN   Looking for an easy dinner using chicken thighs and simple ingredients likely to be found in your pantry and fridge? There’s no need to turn on the oven or fire up the grill with this recipe; turn on the stove-top and let the flavors of caramelized onions and rosemary do the work for you. The chili powder-honey mixture brings out warmth and sweetness as the thighs cook. Prefer not to include honey? That’s fine — the chili powder, ginger paste and lemon juice bring a spicy bite to this marinade. Try these thighs with a salad or make a celeriac mash. The creamy twist on mashed potatoes will pair well with these thighs. Use any leftover chicken in a salad or toss in a breakfast scramble. Rosemary And Onion Roast Chicken Recipe Ingredients    ·

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ROASTED BELL PEPPER SIDE DISH

ROASTED BELL PEPPER SIDE DISH I am always looking for “side dish” ideas. I find this to be the most difficult part in making a paleo meal, mainly because what many would consider to be a traditional side of rice or potatoes is not so for most Paleo followers, even though most starchy vegetables are healthy and a good addition to the diet. Read up on Paleo 2.0 for more information about the healthfulness of starchy vegetables and potatoes. I have also realized that my energy is usually all devoted to making the main dish so by the time is comes to the side, I am severely lacking in creativity and inspiration. I try to overcome this dilemma by reminding myself that a dish does not have to consist of many ingredients, or cause for several different techniques to make it any more delicious or creative than something that can easily be put together. Keep this in mind when making this simple roasted red bell pepper side dish. Even though bell peppers are part of the nightshade family of vegetables and might cause problems for those with prior digestive issues, they are otherwise really nutritive and delicious. They are a great source of vitamin C, especially red bell peppers, which are one of the best sources of natural vitamin C available. What’s commonly sold as capers are the small buds of the caper plant. They are usually pickled or kept in a brine of salt and water and are used as a condiment in many Italian and Mediterranean dishes. For example, tartar sauce is traditionally prepared with capers and smoked salmon is often served with capers on top. They are quite pungent and bitter, especially since they release mustard oil as they age, so a little goes a long way. Try to find capers that come with no other ingredients than the capers themselves, salt and water.

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DUCK CONFIT AND CARROT CONFIT

DUCK CONFIT AND CARROT CONFIT Confit is another one of those French specialty that is already perfectly Paleo and makes heavy use of healthy saturated fat. There is plenty of things that they do right those French! Confit comes from a french word that means to preserve. It is cured with a salt rub for a number of hours and then slowly cooked submerged in fat so it becomes really tender and moist. It is actually one of the oldest method to preserve food because once cooked it can stay fresh for a long time protected under the hardened animal fat. It can be made with goose and pork, but duck is the most popular version. After cooking, you can use some of the fat when you eat the confit, but you can also use it for other dishes because by now the fat will have taken the delicious aroma of the duck and herbs. Like a lot of culinary specialty, there is nothing complicated in making confit, even though it takes quite a bit of time (about 2 days to be more precise). It is also possible to make confit with vegetables and it results in a vegetable that is soft and tastes absolutely amazing, thanks to the addition of lemon juice and zest. The tangy lemony taste really penetrates the vegetables and the fat cooks it perfectly. Try this carrot confit only once and you’ll be hooked and will want to only have carrots that way. Duck confit recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         4 duck legs with thighs; ·         4 duck wings; ·         4 cups duck fat; ·         3 tbsp salt; ·

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SLOW COOKER HAM WITH PINEAPPLE AND MUSTARD GLAZE

SLOW COOKER HAM WITH PINEAPPLE AND MUSTARD GLAZE A pineapple and mustard glaze adds plenty of flavor to this easy slow-cooker ham, and a quick turn under the broiler gives you the caramelized top of an oven-cooked recipe without all the work. With the decorative pineapple rings on top, it’s a decorative centerpiece for any kind of special meal, but it would also be delicious for an ordinary dinner. If you’re buying a pre-prepared ham at the grocery store, be very vigilant about the ingredients; often they’re made with all kinds of junk (and then bulked up with water to sell less ham for more money, which is a ripoff and also gives you much less flavorful meat). If you have the option, it’s probably best to make your own from fresh pork it’s really not hard at all, and it’s a sure way to guarantee the quality of all the ingredients you use. With the warming spices and the mustard, this would be a perfect main course to go with hearty wintery side dishes like braised cabbage or roasted potatoes, and the generous amount of ham should give you plenty of leftovers to grab for a quick lunch the next day.   Slow Cooker Ham With Pineapple and Mustard Glaze Recipe Ingredients    ·

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PULLED PORK STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

PULLED PORK STUFFED SWEET POTATOES     Pulled pork is delicious, and there’s nothing wrong with just eating it straight off the plate (or straight out of the oven!). But there’s a reason why pulled pork sandwiches are so popular: sometimes, it’s also nice to have your pork with a starchy, slightly sweet delivery vehicle to contrast with the meat. And who doesn’t love barbecue sauce? Enter the sweet potato. Oven-baked sweet potatoes deliver everything you wanted from a bun, but without all the junk you didn’t need. They’re the perfect base to top with a pile of meat and an extra drizzle of sauce, whether it’s game day or just time for a tasty lunch. Fried onions would be a tasty side for these (especially if you have some tasty bacon fat to fry them in). And of course, you don’t actually have to make the pulled pork from scratch: if you have some left over from another recipe, you can just bake the potatoes and bring on the BBQ sauce. That makes it a fast and easy weeknight dinner and a great way to give leftovers a new life.   Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 lbs. boneless pork loin; ·

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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

SWEET POTATO HUMMUS   Hummus is a perfect party snack or finger food if only it weren’t made out of chickpeas! Here though, you can get that creamy, dip-friendly texture without any legumes at all: just use mashed sweet potatoes as the base of the hummus in place of the chickpeas. To make the mashed potatoes, first bring a big pot of water to boil. Throw in the potatoes and cook until they’re soft (typically this takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes). If you’re impatient, you can cut them up so they cook faster. Then just toss them in a blender or haul out your potato masher and have at ‘em until they’re smooth. Unless your potatoes are unusually huge or tiny, you can usually count on 1-2 sweet potatoes per cup of mash. Next it’s tahini time! Tahini is just a kind of nut butter made with sesame seeds: it’s very simple to make yourself. And it’s also surprisingly rich in minerals, with significant amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Toss in a bit of garlic and some lime juice for tang, and just blend it all up for an irresistibly snacky dip to go with carrot sticks or any other dipping vehicle you like (or if you want to eat it straight off the spoon…well, who’s going to know?) Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe Ingredients    ·         4 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes; ·         ¼ cup tahini; (directions below)

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BAKED EGGS WITH PANCETTA AND MUSHROOMS.

BAKED EGGS WITH PANCETTA AND MUSHROOMS   Here’s a versatile egg dish that works equally well for breakfast or for dinner: high-quality protein, healthy fat, and a big pile of vegetables all conveniently finished in the same pan. And it’s easy to adjust for very different appetites at the same table: just give each person as many eggs as they’re hungry for. Add the fast prep time, and you’ve got a winner for any meal when the clock is ticking but you still want something tasty to eat. The only part of the recipe that might be tricky is finding a good pancetta. Pancetta is a type of cured pork like other cured meats, it’s perfectly Paleo-friendly if the ingredients are all healthy, but you’ll need to check the package for sugar, preservatives, and other junk. It’s worthwhile finding a high-quality brand, though, because the pancetta really adds a delicious flavor to the whole recipe. It’s that irresistible combination of smoky and salty, with plenty of healthy animal fat along for the ride: pancetta gives bacon some serious competition in the taste department. The recipe calls for a big pile of greens, but you don’t have to be tied down to spinach specifically. Don’t be shy about replacing it with arugula, chard, or any other leafy greens that you like. They’re all extremely nutritious, and this is a recipe that was made to be modified: figure out exactly how you like it, and you’ll always have an easy “emergency meal” ready to go when you need one.   Baked Eggs with Pancetta And Mushrooms Recipe Ingredients   

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SHRIMP AND GUACAMOLE APPETIZERS by Patric De Nooij

SHRIMP AND GUACAMOLE APPETIZERS   When it comes to appetizers, some people love hand-crafting the perfect tiny bites of food and spreading them out on the perfect color-coordinated platter for their guests to admire. Other people would rather worry about the entrée and find it stressful or annoying to put together all those little appetizers. But whichever camp you’re in, this recipe will hit the spot. If you want to make everything from scratch here, just follow the recipe as written. You can cook the shrimp yourself and make the guacamole to your exact specifications. But if you’re hurting for time, you can also buy pre-cooked shrimp (just be aware that they usually come salted, so you might want to adjust the salt in the recipe to account for that) and pre-made guacamole, and be done in seconds. Whichever camp you’re in, the resulting appetizers are sure to be appreciated: serve them with miniature forks or spoons and enjoy! Shrimp and Guacamole Appetizers Recipe Ingredients    ·         ¾ cup Nordic shrimp ·

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PORTOBELLO PIZZA

PORTOBELLO PIZZA   It’s hot, it’s savory, it’s convenient…and it’s usually mentioned in the same breath as the Big Mac as an example of the ultimate junk food. But pizza doesn’t have to be a forbidden temptation! The dough might be out, but there’s no reason to give up the pleasure of sweet roasted vegetables and rich tomato sauce loaded with basil and oregano. It just takes a little creativity to get the base of the pie right. Here, instead of tapioca starch or almond flour, I’ve used Portobello mushrooms as the base to make miniature personal-sized pizzas that everyone at the table can customize to their liking. While this doesn’t quite give you that crispy bite of crust at the end of every slice, this also has a significant bonus: it’s a lot faster. Unlike a dough, the mushrooms don’t need any special preparation; just fill them up and slide them in the oven. In fact, you can probably get this recipe on the table in less time than it would take for take-out to arrive. This is also great recipe for anyone with a nut sensitivity, or for people who just want to keep their carbohydrate intake on the lower side. The directions below give you one possible set of toppings, but this is the type of recipe that just begs you to play around with it: add what you want, take away what you don’t, and change it as much as you feel like. You could even include some cheese, if dairy sits well in your stomach. Or let everyone at the table pick their own, and make the meal into a family cooking night – great for getting kids involved in the kitchen, and the results are delicious!

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VEGGIE AND CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE.

VEGGIE AND CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE   Yearning for a casserole dish filled with enchiladas, but don’t want to fuss around with making your own Paleo tortillas? Look no further! Fill your plate up with this veggie-loaded, Mexican-inspired, shredded chicken casserole with a classic tomato-based enchilada sauce. You may have bought canned enchilada sauce in the past, but like most Paleo condiments, you can make your own and they’re darn tasty! Many canned enchilada sauces have corn starch, soybean oil and other ingredients that don’t align with a Paleo template. However, with a simple can of tomato sauce and a few spices, you are ready to simmer up a batch of enchilada sauce (see ingredient list for sauce ingredients). Because this enchilada dish is cooked over the stove, and not in the oven in a casserole dish, this recipe is fairly quick to cook. When finished cooking, you can serve over a bed of cauli-rice, in a lettuce wrap, or simply scooped from a bowl. This is a great recipe to save for later either for lunch tomorrow or frozen in single-serve containers.   Veggie And Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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HAWAIIAN-STYLE CHICKEN

HAWAIIAN-STYLE CHICKEN   Grab a taste of Hawaii with this Hawaiian-style chicken recipe! The homemade madinade made with pineapple juice, coconut aminos, honey and ketchup packs a ton of flavor. Allow for a bit of time for the thighs to marinate, then watch them turn into a sweet, caramelized protein-dish. Store-bought ketchup is often full of high-fructose corn syrup and other artificial ingredients; make your own with a homemade recipe and control the flavors, ingredients and taste. The marinade also substitutes for other Paleo ingredients, like using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Have pineapple on hand? Throw some pineapple on the grill for about 3 minutes per side while you’re grilling up the chicken thighs. Use any leftover chicken in a salad or even in a breakfast scramble.   Hawaiian-Style Chicken Recipe

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HAM AND PUMPKIN SOUP.

HAM AND PUMPKIN SOUP   Chili purists might not like the comparison, but this hearty fall soup is almost like a pumpkin-flavored take on chili: it’s got all the hallmarks of traditional chili (the spicy punch, the onions and peppers, and the rich tomato base pulling everything together), but with just enough of a twist to set it apart. As with any Paleo chili recipe, this one is also bean less; here, cauliflower makes up the difference in texture, with a significant advantage in nutrition. Simmered slowly in rich homemade stock, all these vegetables become tender and flavorful, a sweet-savory backdrop for the traditional spicy chili seasoning. It’s warm and comforting, a great alternative if you want a pumpkin recipe that isn’t all about pies and pancakes and sweet flavors. It’s also a perfect workaround if you’re worried about your pumpkin getting watery: many aspiring pumpkin-pie bakers are disappointed to find their best efforts sabotaged by a watery pumpkin, but in a soup, you can simply add a little less liquid and the problem disappears! If you aren’t a big fan of ham, you can easily substitute chicken here; the result will be a little different, but just as delicious. Topping the bowl off with green onions and avocado adds one more tweak for your taste buds to get interested in not to mention plenty of healthy fat and a pretty bright-green garnish. Serve it up as a hearty weekend lunch or a well-earned dinner after a long day at work, and enjoy! Ham and Pumpkin Soup Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 ½ cups of cooked ham; ·         1 medium onion, chopped; ·         1 yellow bell pepper, chopped;

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SWEET POTATO ROSTI WITH SMOKED SALMON.

SWEET POTATO ROSTI WITH SMOKED SALMON Rosti is the Swiss take on hash browns  a solid peasant’s breakfast of grated and fried potatoes with a huge number of local variations. The traditional rosti is big enough to fill a whole skillet and cut into pieces for serving, but these miniature versions make delicious appetizers or finger foods for a special brunch. White potatoes are perfectly fine to eat, but this recipe uses sweet potatoes topped with smoked salmon and a rich-flavored mayonnaise for a decadent treat that combines crispy and creamy textures into one perfect bite. If you’re going for a full brunch experience, you’ll probably want some supplementary protein to go with these what about eggs Benedict or deviled eggs with guacamole to keep up the finger-food theme? Add a fruit salad or some berries on skewers to nibble, and you’ll have a beautiful spread for any occasion. Sweet Potato Rosti With Smoked Salmon Recipe Ingredients ·

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BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES WITH FRIED EGG.

BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES WITH FRIED EGG These bacon & maple syrup waffles combine American breakfast favorites into one sweet and savory bite. The fried eggs are optional, but we recommend not skipping out. The waffle soaks up the runny yolk creating the perfect bite. A little tip, heat the oven to about 200 F to keep the cooked waffles warm while finishing the remaining batter and cooking the fried eggs. Overall this is a pretty decadent recipe, being filled with nut flours and with maple syrup added on top, we recommend saving this for total indulgences. Perhaps a special birthday breakfast, or a unique twist on brunch following a holiday.   Bacon & Maple Syrup Waffles with Fried Egg Recipe Ingredients    ·         6 slices bacon ·         2 eggs ·         ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ·         2 tbsp. pure maple syrup ·         1 tsp vanilla extract ·

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HAZELNUT PANCAKES WITH BLOOD ORANGE SAUCE.

HAZELNUT PANCAKES WITH BLOOD ORANGE SAUCE Irena Macri had sent us her cookbook Eat Drink Paleo a while bit ago already and gave us full reign to test out a recipe and share it with you guys. We have to be honest, we looked through it several times and love the layout with many bright and beautiful photographs, all of the meals look tantalizing, we just didn’t have a chance to cook from it yet. That will change from now on; it is a great go-to cookbook. The book is divided into fun and playful categories like “Wake up Baby” for breakfasts and it has a quick guide to tell you things like if a recipe has dairy, natural sweeteners, or is fast to prepare. The cookbook is currently available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and Irena tells us that availability in the US will be coming soon! This recipe happens to be the first in Irena’s book and the photo has stuck with us! Since blood oranges are in-season, this is a perfect time to try it out. It is a more indulgent recipe with the fruit, sweeteners, and nut flours, but it’s still perfectly fine to treat yourself every now and then. We used this occasion to do just that! Irena mentions in the book that the pancakes are fluffy but have a different texture, but honestly we didn’t even notice a texture difference. We did notice how fluffy and delicious they were though. Cooking them was a cinch too. They weren’t difficult to flip as other Paleo pancakes tend to be. We haven’t cooked pancakes with baking soda in a recipe in a long time, seeing the pancakes rise and bubble brought back memories, only we knew these pancakes were better for us than the not so friendly Bisquick ones. The blood orange sauce was a treat, we used coconut sugar so the hint of that with the vanilla bean balanced with citrus was sensational. It’s a sauce though, not a syrup. Next time doubling the sauce recipe maybe a good idea for us to get more of the blood orange flavor on to the plate. Another great thing about this recipe is if you happen to have leftovers, they reheat very well. So definitely keep these in mind next time you’re in for a breakfast treat. Eat Drink Paleo’s Hazelnut Pancakes With Blood Orange Sauce Recipe Ingredients    ·         4 eggs ·         1⁄4 cup coconut milk ·         1 tsp vanilla extract

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNA

BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNA Craving lasagna? Here’s a completely healthy, Paleo-approved recipe featuring thin slices of butternut squash as noodles and plenty of the really good stuff: tomatoes and beef with lots of garlic, basil, and oregano for flavor. If you do dairy (not everyone tolerates it), you could also add some cheese, but it’s just as delicious without. If you want some extra vegetables in the mix, you can also feel free to toss in whatever else you feel like adding. Lasagna is brilliant at hiding spinach, mushrooms, or anything else the picky eaters in your family might have declared to be “icky.” And while you’re at it, you could very easily throw a little liver in there too; just blend it up into a puree in a food processor and mix it with the other ingredients. Nobody will ever taste the difference! Like all good lasagnas, this one freezes well and reheats like a champion. If you wanted to really get proactive about it, you could even cook it in four single-serving tinfoil or glass pans. Then pull out each pan and pop straight into the freezer for easy, delicious Paleo comfort food ready whenever you need it.   Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe Ingredients   

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THAI BEEF CHILI

THAI BEEF CHILI   Chili is a classic winter comfort food, but at this point in the year you might be getting a little bit bored of the recipe you have there’s only so much of the same dish anyone really wants to eat, no matter how tasty it is. So just in case you’ve got a case of the January Chili Blahs, here’s a recipe to breathe some new life into a favorite easy meal: chili with a spicy Thai twist. Instead of just chicken stock for the liquid, Thai-inspired chili adds some coconut milk, and the seasonings get a boost with red curry paste for flavor (you can get this in the ethnic aisle at most grocery stores). And that’s without even mentioning all the vegetables packed into one pot: bring on the peppers and zucchini! Garnish it with fresh lime wedges for color and flavor, and see if it doesn’t help break up the chili rut. This chili would be perfect over some cauliflower rice or a baked potato (yes, potatoes are Paleo). And if you’re doing a big weekly cook-up, it’s a great candidate chili freezes and reheats beautifully and it goes with all different side dishes.   Thai Beef Chili Recipe Ingredients    ·         2 lbs. ground beef ·

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EGG AND VEGETABLE MUFFINS.

EGG AND VEGETABLE MUFFINS These finger-friendly “muffins” are the perfect way to whip up a big batch of eggs and vegetables to go they’re great for quick breakfasts, lunches, or snacks on the run. Make a bunch on the weekend and stash them in your fridge for emergencies. But baked eggs are also great for a weekend morning: sometimes you’d rather have something easy and relaxing than a lavish brunch that takes you an hour to get ready. The mix of vegetables here is a pretty classic omelet mix, but you could always make whatever substitutions you like: batch-cooked eggs like this will absorb all kinds of leftover vegetables. Once you’ve made the recipe as written a couple times, give them a new tweak with leftover vegetable curry or Brussels sprouts (if you’re using pre-cooked vegetables, you don’t need to cook them again; just add them to the beaten eggs). If you’re making these for kids, a mini muffin tin can be a nice way to resize them do everything the same, but just divide the beaten eggs among the mini muffin cups instead of full-size ones. You can use liners if you like the way they look, but they’re not really necessary: a well-greased muffin tin shouldn’t give you a problem with popping out the eggs. Bring on the bacon fat, and enjoy the delicious extra flavor

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Make Your Own Magnesium Oil to Treat Muscle Pain,

Make Your Own Magnesium Oil to Treat Muscle Pain, Headaches and More The twitch in your lower eyelid coinciding with the lack of sleep or high-stress times is most probably correlated with magnesium deficiency. Studies show 75% of adults in the United States alone are magnesium deficient even though it is essential to our health. Magnesium is a necessary catalyst for more than 300 biochemical reactions occurring in our bodies daily. That is why magnesium oil become very popular among people.

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6 Scientifically Proven Features Men Find

6 Scientifically Proven Features Men Find Attractive In Women.. But..   It’s funny, just the other day I wrote about how we should pay less attention to our physical appearance and work towards letting go of being enslaved by how we look. Then I come across this interesting video about how science has found some interesting links between certain female characteristics and male attraction. It made me think for a second that perhaps there’s no hope; maybe we are just programmed to like certain things. I was glad to find that’s not quite the case. Part of the reason why I wanted to write this is that I figured a lot of people will be exposed to this video, without the benefit of hearing an important perspective along with it. I share that perspective below. One of the best things to come out of the video below has to do with makeup and cosmetics. One thing I always find interesting is our culture’s obsession with cosmetics. It’s an industry created entirely for the purpose of profits with absolutely

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8 REASONS TO DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF COCA COLA

8 REASONS TO DRINK WATER INSTEAD OF COCA-COLA  

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20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD EAT AN ENTIRE AVOCADO

20 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD EAT AN ENTIRE AVOCADO EVERY DAY  There’s no question avocado is one of the most health-beneficial fruits on the planet. Avocados are a real storehouse of nutrients that come in a small package. Plus, this fruit is so versatile that you can combine it in anything from salads to desserts. A number of studies have confirmed the amazing health benefits of regular consumption of avocado. Below, we’ve compiled the top 20. #1 Abundant in Healthy Fats Avocados abound in healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats. These fats are extremely important for reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke as well as LDL blood cholesterol levels. #2 Supports Weight Loss Avocados are a great addition to any weight loss diet plan. According to a study published inNutrition Journal, just ½ an avocado on the lunch menu can promote weight loss in people who are overweight. One of the reasons is that avocados are full of fiber, thus keeping you full longer. #3 Blood Pressure Control Avocados are abundant in potassium, the most important mineral for reducing sodium effects on the body. One avocado packs 28% of the recommended daily allowance of potassium. Avocados also contain high amount of healthy fats, which is why you should cut down your fat intake from other foods in order to balance the fat levels. According to the American Heart Association, this natural source of potassium is extremely beneficial for keeping blood pressure under control. #4 Improves Cardiovascular Health High blood cholesterol levels, which double the risk of heart disease, affect 1 in 3 Americans. But, health experts advise that eating avocados on a regular basis can significantly reduce LDL cholesterol in your blood and improve heart health. Avocados act on many levels to improve cardiovascular health. This fruit: #5 Reduces

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21 NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERBS THAT TOUCH THE SOUL.

  21 NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERBS THAT TOUCH THE SOUL 

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10 mind-boggling images of the Kailasa Temple that

10 mind-boggling images of the Kailasa Temple that prove ancient man had advanced technology It seems that it has become a custom for mainstream scholars to discredit ancient cultures around the globe. Numerous ancient sites point to the fact that ancient civilizations that lived on Earth thousands of years ago were extremely advanced and sophisticated. Proof of that is yet another ancient site that cannot be replicated with ease, even today, in the 21st century. The enigmatic Kailasa Temple at the Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, India has fascinated researchers and tourists for centuries. It is a breathtaking construction that points out that thousands of years ago, ancient cultures were far more advanced than what mainstream scholars are crediting them for. Everyone is trying to understand how the temple was built, cut out of the rocks, without the use of ‘modern’ technology. The temple symbolizes Mount Kailash, the home of Lord Shiva, one of the most important ancient Hindu deities. The Kailasa temple is the 16th from a total of 34 caves which were literally excavated out of the surrounding rock. Mainstream scholars indicate that the ancient caves were built sometime around the fifth and tenth centuries AD, but many others disagree suggesting the caves are much older. Many researchers believe that the builders of the Kailasa temple used a vertical excavation method in order to achieve what they did. They started at the top of the original boulders and worked their way downward carving out one of the most fascinating ancient temple complexes on the planet. But how did they do it? What did the ancient builders of the Ellora caves use to excavate and build? Mainstream scholars indicate that the caves were built with the use of hammers, chisels, and picks, thousands of years ago. According to H.P. Blavatsky, many of these ancient temples date back much longer than what scholars today believe.

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10 Smart Life Hacks To Cut Plastic Packaging Out O

10 Smart Life Hacks To Cut Plastic Packaging Out Of Your Life   Plastic can be found almost anywhere, even in the most unlikely of places. We have become completely dependent on using plastic for almost all of our packaging needs and the majority of objects we purchase are themselves made out of some form of plastic. By now, many of us are well aware of the devastating toll plastic consumption is taking on our environment and especially our oceans. While efforts are being made to minimize this waste the majority of us recycle plastic bottles and packaging automatically the fact of the matter remains, only nine percent of plastic waste in the U.S. ends up being recycled at all. We are working to eliminate or at least drastically reduce our use of plastic bags for groceries, but still up to 12 million barrels of oil are used each year to produce enough plastic bags for the U.S. alone. Fortunately, awareness is spreading, and more and more people are putting these best practices into action, incorporating things like reusable water bottles, coffee cups, and grocery bags into their daily lives. The question then becomes, how can we take this initiative even further and really make a difference on the planet? Below are 10 simple life hacks to significantly cut down your plastic consumption. 1. Replace All Cleaning Supplies With One Natural All-Purpose Alternative Do you have a different cleaner for every surface in your house? Glass, counters, floors, toilets, etc? Many of us do but it is often fairly unnecessary, and the majority of these cleaners could actually be replaced with one all-natural alternative, which can not only save you money and cut down on plastic consumption, but also reduce the amount of chemicals going down the drain and into the air in your home. You can simply buy one bottle of concentrated all-purpose cleaner and mix it with water in an empty spray bottle, or you can check out this link for a great homemade alternative.

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600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic plant.

600 Reasons This Ancient Ayurvedic Plant May Be The World’s Most Important Herb   Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a plant native to southwest India, belongs to the ginger family. Found in a variety of Asian dishes, this herb boasts a number of significant healing potentials. Unfortunately, the medical industry has been dominated by the pharmaceutical industry, particularly in the Western world, and we have forgotten how to heal with nature. Many used to deny or even ridicule this fact, but some of the most credible physicians in the world, chief editors of major medical journals as well as other professionals, are now urging the public to open their eyes to the truth. You can read some of the statements they’ve made and see some examples of pharmaceutical fraud in an article we published last month. Sayer Ji from Greenmedinfo explains just why turmeric is so miraculous: Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.  Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body. While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the

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A Seasonal 3-Day Lymphatic Cleanse.

A Seasonal 3-Day Lymphatic Cleanse To Keep You Healthy All Year Long  Understanding how your lymphatic system supports every other system in the body – including the immune, digestive, detoxification and nervous systems – can be an extremely beneficial and often missed component to true health. In fact, many believe that poor lymph health underlies a host of conditions, from cellulite to cancer.       Much of the lymph tissue is associated with the gut; often known by the acronym: GALT (gut-associated lymphoid tissue). Lymphatic tissue is where much of your immunity starts and because the digestive tract is a main path of entry for offensive substances (bacteria, allergens, heavy metals, molds, fungi, chemicals, trans fats), your main lines of defense are in the gut. Natural body detoxification has been practiced as far back as the Native Americans. And the use of sweat lodges and the Indian Ayurveda practice goes back even further. Supporting your body’s natural ability to detox effectively every day not only helps maintain wellness, but it also helps prevent illness later in life. Cleansing the lymphatic system is recognized by doctors in Europe and the Far East for its importance in preventive health care. 3 Day Lymphatic Cleanse Here is a Lymphatic Cleanse that I use with my clients. Of course, I suggest speaking with your doctor before implementing any new health regimen. Note: You may continue the Lymph Cleanse for an extra 3 days for additional benefit. Where to start: ·         It is important to eliminate all potential food allergens, including: dairy, wheat (gluten), corn, soy, preservatives and food additives. ·         Avoid all refined and processed food and drink. That means no bread, pasta, crackers, cereal, cookies or anything that comes in a box and/or contains added sugar. ·         Eliminate trans fatty acids found in margarine, commercially baked goods and fast food, like french fries, onion rings and donuts. ·         Limit coffee to breakfast, not on an empty stomach because this will cause stress to your body (especially to the adrenal glands) during the cleanse. Avoid other stimulants as well, such as alcohol, soda and tobacco. ·         Drink 6 – 8 glasses of pure, filtered water daily (room temp or warm).

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Ancient Giants and The Underground.

Ancient Giants and The Underground Hyperborean Gallery Unearthed in Romania   Stories of giants living peacefully in complete harmony with nature have touched our ears from the earliest of ages. But who knew those stories were based on real events with ancient giants that once ruled over the lands surrounding the Carpathian Mountains? Around 3500 BC, an enigmatic civilization called the Agathyr, belonging to the Scythian tribe, built an underground system of tunnels, today known as the Hyperborean Gallery. Whatever it kept hidden away from sight for thousands of years was uncovered in 1970s by a group of archaeologists, in today’s Rosia Montana, in Romania. The series of discoveries made in those subterranean galleries and in the vicinity of the excavation site are of such magnitude, that it can question the content of all our history books. Archaeologists unearthed unique gravestones with a surprising chemical composition: gold, granite and wolfram, unlike the ordinary gravestones made of average composite stone.

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ASPARTAME DAMAGES THE BRAIN AT ANY DOSE.

   ASPARTAME DAMAGES THE BRAIN AT ANY DOSE Did you know that Aspartame has been proven to cause brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood? It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products. Currently more than 90 countries have given the artificial sweetener the “OK” to be used in foods. “Multiple Sclerosis is often misdiagnosed, and that it could be aspartame poisoning”  Given that Aspartame is 200 times sweeter than sugar, manufacturers are able to produce their sweet foods and market them as “low calorie” so they can market and appeal to millions of people on “diets.” There is no doubt that the less sugar you have in your diet, the better. But replacing sugar with aspartame is not the solution, and in fact is likely to be even worse for your health. In my personal experience, Aspartame has always made my head feel very odd when I consumed it. Headaches, light headedness and overall nausea, are all symptoms I personally feel from consuming Aspartame. But that isn’t even the bad part when you look at what all of the research is suggesting. So I question, and everyone should be asking the same: With all of the research about Aspartame and its dangerous effects, even in small quantities, why is it still approved by the FDA and other health agencies as being safe for human consumption? There are better solutions available and with less danger and side effects. What is this lovely substance (Aspartame) made of? An Aspartame molecule is essentially made up of 3 different substances. 90% of

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AYAHUASCA: A NEW APPROACH TO WESTERN MEDICINE

  AYAHUASCA: A NEW APPROACH TO WESTERN MEDICINE Depression, anxiety, and addiction are among the most common illnesses that plague the western world today. It seems that every second person is either taking some form of anti-depressant or self-medicating themselves with alcohol or recreational drugs. This occurrence can be viewed in all age groups; the idea of escaping problems using the common vices previously mentioned. It seems as though our overall health and well-being are no longer in the interests of the health care system, when a person of any age can walk into a doctor’s office and attain a prescription to antidepressants. It’s time to take a step back to look inside ourselves to find out where these issues are coming from. Are any of these substances or so called medications serving us, or allowing us to find peace within ourselves? For centuries ancient cultures from around the world have taken the naturopathic approach to healing their ailments, and it’s this concept of utilizing nature that western society has moved away from that might be one of our biggest downfalls. Deep within the Amazonian jungles, a traditional plant based medicine called ayahuasca has been used throughout their culture’s history to cure any known illnesses. In recent years, this form of medicine has found its way to North American culture, and is gaining widespread attention from many medical professionals.

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COULD ADDING WARNING LABELS TO SUGARY DRINKS DETER

  COULD ADDING WARNING LABELS TO SUGARY DRINKS DETER PARENTS FROM BUYING THEM? Over the past several years a tremendous amount of research has come forward which showcases the negative effects of excess sugar consumption. As a society we are finally beginning to understand just how toxic sugar is to our bodies, as well as extremely addictive; studies have even demonstrated that sugar can be as addictive as heroin or cocaine. Many people have taken steps to cut back on their sugar intake, as they have come to understand just how harmful this substance is to their bodies, but what about those who have no knowledge of the dangers of this sweet substance? Not everyone has access to this type of information or interest in researching nutrition on their own. There are many people who drink soda on a regular basis, and while they may be concerned about the caloric content,

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256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence.

256 Years Old Man Breaks The Silence Before His Death And Reveals SHOCKING Secrets To The World   What is the longest a person has ever lived for? Meet Li Ching Yuen, a man who lived an astonishing 256 years!  And no, this is not a myth or a fictional tale. According to a 1930 New York Times article, Wu Chung-chieh, a professor of the Chengdu University, discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827 congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday,  and further documents later congratulating him on his 200th birthday in 1877. In 1928, a New York Times correspondent wrote that many of the old men in Li’s neighborhood asserted that their grandfathers knew him when they were boys, and that he at that time was a grown man. Li Ching Yuen reportedly began his herbalist career at the age of 10, where he gathered herbs in mountain ranges and learned of their potency for longevity. For almost 40 years, he survived on a diet of herbs such as lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shoo wu and gotu kola and rice wine. In 1749, at the age of 71, he joined the Chinese armies as teacher of martial arts.  Li was said to be a much-loved figure in his community, marrying 23 times and fathering over 200 children. According to the generally accepted tales told in his province, Li was able to read and write as a child, and by his tenth birthday had traveled in Kansu, Shansi, Tibet, Annam, Siam and Manchuria gathering herbs. For the first hundred years he continued at this occupation. Then he switched to selling herbs gathered by others. He sold lingzhi, goji berry, wild

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How To Detox The Pineal Gland – Astral Travel, Exp

How To Detox The Pineal Gland – Astral Travel, Explore Other Dimensions, Foresee The Future And More…   Cleaning up the Pineal Gland is useful for those wishing to develop their multidimensional perception. The Pineal gland will naturally make its own DMT when fully operational and we will be able to remain in a visionary state most of the time. An awakened Pineal gland brings the ability to consciously astral travel, explore other dimensions, foresee the future and receive communications from loving dimensional beings. DMT is a component of Ayahuasca a plant medicine from the Amazon that brings profound physical and heart healing through its purgative effects and the perception of other dimensions. Those that use this medicine go into a period of “work” where issues come into awareness and can be healed with the insights that come from DMT consciousness. The advantage of cleaning up our Pineal gland so it makes its own DMT is that we can be in a continuous state of spiritual “work” and we are spared the purgative effects of drinking the Ayahuasca.

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Secrets Of The Third Eye, The Eye Of Horus, Beyond

Secrets Of The Third Eye, The Eye Of Horus, Beyond The Illuminati The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra. In Theosophy it is related to the pineal gland. The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who are claimed to have the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers. The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join. The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, or “Udjat”, Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Uto). It is also known as ”The Eye of Ra”. The name Wadjet is derived from “wadj” meaning “green”, hence “the green one”, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from the Egyptian “iaret” meaning “risen one” from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. Wadjet was one of the earliest of Egyptian deities who later became associated with other goddesses such as Bast, Sekhmet, Mut, and Hathor. She was the tutelary deity of Lower Egypt and the major Delta shrine the “per-nu” was under her protection. Hathor is also depicted with this eye. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the “teardrop” marking sometimes found below the eye. Horus was the ancient Egyptian sky god who was usually depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine falcon. His right eye was associated with the sun Ra. The eye symbol represents the marking around the eye of the falcon, including the “teardrop” marking sometimes found below the eye. In one myth, when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris’s death, Set gouged out Horus’s left eye. The majority of the eye was restored by either Hathor or Thoth (with the last portion possibly being supplied magically). When Horus’s eye was recovered, he offered it to his father, Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life. Hence, the eye of Horus was often used to symbolize sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection. There are seven different hieroglyphs used to represent the eye, most commonly “ir.t” in Egyptian, which also has the meaning “to make or do” or “one who does”. In Egyptian myth the eye was not the passive organ of sight but more an agent of action, protection or wrath. Mathematics In Ancient Egyptian most fractions were written as the sum of two or more unit fractions (a fraction with 1 as the numerator), with scribes possessing tables of answers. Thus instead of 3/4, one would write 1/2 + 1/4.

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CLAIM YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES WITH TONIGHT’S SUPER MO

CLAIM YOUR DEEPEST DESIRES WITH TONIGHT’S SUPER MOON IN ARIES JOCELYN DAHER The full moon is a time for the most potent access to manifesting your dreams. It is a time when your thoughts and emotions become magnetised to attract the exact reality that matches what you imagine. Think about how the ocean is affected by the full and new moon, the alignment of the sun and moon create a potency that change the pull of the tides on the planet. Humans can be up to eighty percent water, just think of how that affects our internal processes! Not only is this a full moon but a super moon meaning that it is closer in Earth orbit than usual causing a stronger magnetism and appearance in the sky. This cycle the moon is in

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This Is Why You Should Never Throw Out The Avocado

This Is Why You Should Never Throw Out The Avocado Pit Again Did you know that Avocado seeds are packed full of nutrients that can provide several health benefits to the body? In fact, the seeds contain more antioxidants than the avocado fruity fleshes and most fruits, vegetables and healing teas do. The seeds, even have the ability to provide the body with more soluble fiber than any other food available to you at a whole food market, but the benefits do not stop there. Top Benefits Of Eating Avocado Seeds ·         Avocado seeds contain nourishing oil that is rich in antioxidants. In fact, 70% of the antioxidants are found in the seed alone and the other 30% are actually in the flesh and skin. These potent antioxidants have the ability to lower high cholesterol levels and prevent several kinds of heart conditions such as heart disease and strokes.

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“The Fluoride Mafia” Are Controlling You With Sing

“The Fluoride Mafia” Are Controlling You With Single Ingredient, And It’s “Legal” On the World Wide Web, there are few black holes more enticing to fall down than the great fluoride conspiracy. Some would call it the ramblings of paranoid truth gurus who spend too much time maintaining their dreads and making YouTube videos about Atlantis. Others insist that it’s the largest mass control experiment of our times. Where does the truth lie in an argument taken up by both sides with near religious conviction? It’s almost impossible to decipher. Perhaps it’s somewhere between the two. The idea, in a nutshell, is that governments put fluoride in our water supply in order to negatively affect huge populations, for their own financial gains. That fluoride is actually a strong tranquilizer in disguise. That the US want their citizens to be zombies. That Kellogg’s, Nestle, Crest and other food companies – known as “The Fluoride Mafia” – are all in on it. That fluoride dumping is secretly wrapped up in Illuminati interests. If you dig into why water fluoridation began, you find a convoluted, suspicious mess. According to the conspiracy theory, the name of the company with the biggest profit to be made from water fluoridation was ALCOA. The ALCOA Company had an unlimited supply of toxic waste – a byproduct of aluminium, AKA fluoride. At their lab, an ALCOA-sponsored biochemist did a test on rats that showed cavities were reduced with the fluoridated water and concluded that: “The case should be regarded as proved.” In this historic moment in 1939, so the story goes, the first public proposal that the US should fluoridate its water supplies wasn’t made by a doctor or a dentist, but an industry scientist working for a company that was also threatened by fluoride damage claims. Another part of the theory is that, during the Second World War, industrial fluoride pollution increased because of the production and extensive use of ALCOA aluminium in aircraft manufacturing. It was after the Second World War that many governments began to put fluoride in our water supplies to protect people against cavities. Coincidence!? Currently, about 372 million people (around 5.7 percent of the world’s population) receive artificially fluoridated water in about 24 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, the US and the UK. Since the 1950s, there has been relentless debate over whether there’s any real reason to do this. Early conspiracy theorists declared that it was a communist plot to weaken American public health. Many have argued from a moral and ethical view that the public haven’t chosen to be consuming it and so it’s against individual will. From an economic standpoint, public money is being used on something without definitive proof of benefits. Some dentists and medical professionals have even said fluoridation of water isn’t the best way to reduce tooth decay. The tangled conspiracy gets even darker with comments on Reddit threads such as “Hitler used fluoride first!!” and “They got this from the Nazis! Illuminati scum.” The so-called “fact” that Hitler gave people in concentration camps fluoride water to keep them docile and unable to resist Nazi power is used often by the anti-fluoridation brigade. Many say this treatment was then repeated in Russian gulags.

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CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE.

CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE This Chocolate Poke Cake is out of this world. SO chocolatey! So moist! Amazing. I dare you to try and keep your fork out of it. Poke cakes have quickly become one of my favorite things to make when I’m looking for an easy but delicious cake. I love a beautiful layered cake, but sometimes easy ones are the way to go. And since poke cakes are defined by the holes that are poked into it and filled with flavor, there are so many possibilities. It occurred to me that I didn’t have a single chocolate poke cake on the blog and that seemed criminal. Chocolate is a necessity in all things, so I went full out – chocolate all the way. In every bite. I started with a devils food cake. I used a cake mix, but if you have a from scratch recipe you prefer, go for it. Sometimes boxes are a wonderful convenience. You could also use a regular chocolate mix, but the devils food makes this oh-so-chocolatey and I fully recommend it.

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES.

CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN NUTS You know those caramel/peanut-coated apples they usually sell in the fall around Halloweenand the chocolate/peanut ones that start getting big around Christmas? Here’s a Paleo version, but using almonds or other nuts instead of the peanuts, and strawberries for a Valentines Day theme. If you need any more persuasion, consider that strawberries are smaller than apples, which means that each individual strawberry has a greater surface area relative to its mass, which means more chocolate for you! Chocolate is always one of those borderline-Paleo foods that some people include and other people don’t. If you’re going to have some, go as dark as you can to keep the sugar/general junk content as low as possible (if you dare, you can actually buy 99% dark chocolate in most grocery stores). And don’t forget to get one that was ethically sourced; child labor isn’t much of a Valentine’s Day treat for anyone. Even if you go for something less than 99%, a homemade treat like this is definitely healthier than a lot of other junk you could be eating on Valentine’s Day, and there has to be room in a Paleo approach for some treats, otherwise it’s just not realistically sustainable. If you don’t

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After They Did This, 37 Million Bees Died

  After They Did This, 37 Million Bees Died, Yet The Government Claims It’s Safe!   Around 37 million bees at a farm in Canada have died after GMO corn was planted in the nearby area, according to a local beekeeper. Dave Schuit, a beekeeper who produces honey in Elmwood, Canada, claims that since GMO corn was planted in the nearby area, his farm has lost around 37 million bees (approximately 600 hives). According to reports, Schuit and other local beekeepers believe neonicotinoids, or “neonics” are to blame for the influx of bee deaths. “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,”

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40 Incredible Uses For Raw Honey That Will Blow Yo

40 Incredible Uses For Raw Honey That Will Blow Your Socks Off   In our age of western medicine, the society has turned away from the natural health remedies that were greatly used by our ancestors. We often rely more on the modern chemically produced pills than all natural traditional medicine. Honey is much sweeter than sugar and is far better for you. Raw honey is essentially a highly concentrated water solution of two sugars, which our bodies break down easier and faster. Because honey is low on the Glycemic Index, it is gradually absorbed into the blood stream.       MORE THAN 40 INCREDIBLE USES FOR HONEY ·        Antibacterial and antifungal properties. ·        Provides minerals, vitamins, antioxidants. ·        Strengthens immunity. ·        Honey also has its effect on weight Loss which makes me mostly excited! Simply drink warm water with lemon and honey on an empty stomach. ·        Did you know that though honey has more calories than sugar, honey when consumed with warm water helps in digesting the fat stored in your body? ·        Promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestine. ·        Boosts energy and reduces fatigue. ·        Restores eyesight. Mix 2 teaspoons of honey with carrot juice and consume regularly. ·

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BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES.

BACON & MAPLE SYRUP WAFFLES WITH FRIED EGG   These bacon & maple syrup waffles combine American breakfast favorites into one sweet and savory bite. The fried eggs are optional, but we recommend not skipping out. The waffle soaks up the runny yolk creating the perfect bite. A little tip, heat the oven to about 200 F to keep the cooked waffles warm while finishing the remaining batter and cooking the fried eggs. Overall this is a pretty decadent recipe, being filled with nut flours and with maple syrup added on top, we recommend saving this for total indulgences. Perhaps a special birthday breakfast, or a unique twist on brunch following a holiday.   Bacon & Maple Syrup Waffles with Fried Egg Recipe Ingredients   metric units ·         6 slices bacon ·         2 eggs ·         ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ·         2 tbsp. pure maple syrup ·         1 tsp vanilla extract ·

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FRUIT JUICE GELATIN...

FRUIT JUICE GELATIN     Gelatin is the protein that gives bone broth its thick, velvety texture, and also the reason for many of its joint-healing and gut-soothing health benefits. But did you know that it’s also the magic behind commercial Jell-O desserts? Stir it into a room temperature liquid and pop everything into the fridge, and watch as it sets into the familiar quivery solid. This opens up a world of opportunities for healthy Paleo treats that you can make with combinations of gelatin and fruit. For this recipe, I haven’t specified anything at all; use any type of juice and fruit (or your favorite combination). Just make sure that whatever you get, you check the label for added sugars or anything else that doesn’t have a place in a Paleo diet. If you’ve never bought gelatin powder before, you can usually find it in the baking aisle, somewhere near the pie fillings: it’s a rare example of something actually good for you hiding in the middle aisles of the grocery store!

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HE STICKS TOILET PAPER INTO BUTTER

HE STICKS TOILET PAPER INTO BUTTER. THIS SIMPLE TRICK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!

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HE STACKS COINS ON HIS LAPTOP AND LEAVES THEM FOR

HE STACKS COINS ON HIS LAPTOP AND LEAVES THEM FOR A FEW HOURS. HOW COULD WE NOT THINK OF THIS BEFORE?!

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9 Natural Energy Drinks

9 Natural Energy Drinks     There are many ways we can boost our energy throughout the day. Opting for sugar laden, chemical and caffeine filled drinks will only give a short, unnatural burst of energy, wearing down our adrenal glands and contributing to serious long-term health problems. So instead of reaching for that can of Red Bull or Coca-Cola, why not give your body a natural energy boost with these delicious pick-me-ups. They’ll have you powering through your day without an energy crash! 1. Matcha Green Tea Matcha is made from green tea leaves that contain L-Theanine and a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine (less than coffee!), both providing energy-boosting effects.   It helps to invigorate your metabolism gently lifting you without any energy slumps! Combine 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of organic pure maple syrup and 2 teaspoons of matcha powder. Mix well and enjoy hot or cold.  2. Coco-Hydro Smoothie Coconut water and bananas contain high amounts of potassium to help regulate and maintain healthy cells and their natural production of energy.  Blend ½ cup coconut water, ½ cup nut milk, ½ a ripe banana and ½ an orange. 

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Easy Kombucha Mocktails You Need To Try

Easy Kombucha Mocktails You Need To Try     Who needs soda when you've got kombucha?! Swap alcoholic cocktails for these probiotic rich mocktails and your tummy will thank you!    FROZEN KOMBUCHA MARGARITA   WHAT YOU NEED 1 cup kombucha (homemade or bought)  1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger  1/4 cup fresh lime juice  1 cup ice  1 cup coconut water 

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COCONUT SHRIMP AND MANGO SALAD.

COCONUT SHRIMP AND MANGO SALSA SALAD Want to crunch up your usual salad? Add some crunchy and addictive coconut shrimp mixed with a sweet and spicy salsa filled with mango and jalapeno! While these shrimp are perfect to top off a salad, they’re so good that they could also be served as an appetizer, too. How do we get that crunchy coconut coating? It’s all about the layers! The first layer to dip our shrimp into is the coconut flour. Coconut flour has a slightly sweet flavor and is also great for baking. While almond flour is a popular alternative to coconut flour, almond flour can often taste a lot like almonds, while coconut is more subtle. The next layer of egg whites provides the sticking ground for the last layer — coconut flakes! Dice up your mangos and salsa ingredients for a refreshing salsa addition! Have extra mango salsa? Just toss in the refrigerator and top your burger, chicken or pork dishes with a scoop of salsa!   Coconut Shrimp And Mango Salsa Salad Recipe Ingredients    ·         24 large shrimp, peeled, and deveined; ·

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COCONUT DATE BALLS.

COCONUT DATE BALLS If you just need a bite of something sweet in your life, why not try one or two of these Paleo-friendly treats. They’re great to throw into your lunchbox as an antidote to 3pm junk food cravings, but they’re also perfect as party snacks or dessert for a special occasion. Just to be clear: this is candy. The fact that you’re using honey and dates for the sugar instead of table sugar or corn syrup doesn’t change that. If you make 30 balls with the recipe and eat two of them for a snack or dessert, you’ll be getting 17 grams of sugar – that’s more than you’d get from a cup of Froot Loops. Of course the difference is that with homemade candy at least you’re in charge of all the ingredients so you can leave out the dangerous gut irritants and inflammatory junk oils that you’d get in store-bought candy. That makes the homemade version perfectly fine as a special treat: healthy metabolisms can handle that much sugar in occasional doses. If you’re trying to gain weight, it might even be a benefit! Just don’t convince yourself that a plate of Paleo candy is somehow a great substitute for eating a real lunch when you’re hungry, or that any kind of dessert is a great idea to have every day. You can use any combination of your favorite nuts for the mixture: macadamias are the best choice from a nutritional standpoint, but it’s not such a big deal for an occasional treat when you’re eating a pretty small amount of nuts anyway – if you’ve got a favorite trail mix, this is a fun way to transform it into something new and special.

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How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Clear Sore Throa

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Clear Sore Throat Sore Throat – a first sign of upcoming cold, fever, bacterial infection or even strep throat. It usually occurs in winters or transition between seasons. Symptoms of a Sore Throat:   Pain, irritation or itchiness in the throat. Feeling difficulty or pain while swallowing foods or liquids. Dry throat. Swollen glands in the neck. White patches on the tonsils. Hoarseness while talking. A sore throat can affect people regardless of their age and go away within a week. But it can be a serious threat for children, smokers, and people with allergies or weak immune system. The discomforts caused by sore throat makes us to find the quick relief, which is exactly how apple cider vinegar functions. Why Apple Cider Vinegar Works For a Sore Throat? Apple cider vinegar contains anti-bacterial properties which fight the infection causing bacteria. The acidity present in it decreases the pH of the tissue, which prevents the growth the bacteria. Raw ACV contains prebiotic inulin which increases the white blood cells and T cells count and strengthen your immune system. The natural expectorant nature of it loosens and thins the mucus or phlegm present in the throat. This helps to breathe and swallow easily. How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat a Sore Throat? Listed are tried and tested remedies using apple cider vinegar. Try any method and get relief from the sore throat. 1. Undiluted Apple Cider Vinegar This process helps to speed up the process of healing and alleviate the sore throat symptoms. It feels 80% better after a single treatment itself. If you are trying it for the first time, then it is advised to be near a sink or trash can. Process 1:   Sip a small of amount of apple cider vinegar (undiluted). If are able to withstand it, repeat to sip acv several times a day. After each dose, drink water. The gaps between the each sip should be at least 30 minutes. Process 2: Gargle using few shots of apple cider vinegar. Take a sip of apple cider vinegar. Rinse your mouth with water to remove the acid build up on the teeth. Repeat daily. Note: Don’t forget to rinse your mouth after using apple cider vinegar. If left without rinsing, the acid build up can erode tooth enamel. Don’t brush your teeth immediately after gargling or drinking ACV as it can cause physical abrasion which damages the structure of the teeth. It is best to wait at least 30 minutes before brushing. 2. ACV with Water Gargle Try this method at the first sight of a sore throat.

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THE OXYGEN BOMB.

THE OXYGEN BOMB: WHEN YOU INSERT THIS PLANT, YOU TAKE OUT ALL THE TOXINS FROM YOUR HOME! If you want to filter the air in your home, you don’t need to buy expensive electrical air purifiers. The air can be filtered with the right plants. Common indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of indoor air pollution. These plants are useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside homes, indoor public spaces and office buildings.

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How to Make Lavender Lemonade to get.

   Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ How to Make Lavender Lemonade to Get Rid of Headaches and Anxiety  

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All It Takes Is One Boiled Egg To Control

All It Takes Is One Boiled Egg To Control Sugar In The Blood     People’s health in general is considerably influenced by the food they consume and their lifestyle. However, the fact that we live in a polluted environment makes it clear that we are surrounded by different chemicals and toxins all the time.   Not only these chemicals and toxins endanger our health, but they also contribute to numerous diseases.

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PALEO MAYONNAISE.

  PALEO MAYONNAISE   And to think that I believed I wouldn’t enjoy mayonnaise ever again on Paleo, boy was I wrong! Paleo is the chance to discover blends and flavors of mayonnaise that will stay unknown to most people. For example, the baconnaise, the duckonnaise or the beefonnaise all made from the fat of their respective animal, pork, duck and beef. Most people think that this is a heart attack in a jar, but we know better and know that it’s really a health food. I’ll give you two different versions of mayonnaise recipes today, a coconut oil mayonnaise and the now famous baconnaise. The technique of preparation is the same for both and also keep in mind that you can extend this delicious concoction with spices, fresh herbs (dill is delicious in it), garlic or even chopped pickles for a tartar sauce. As for the technique, you can use a

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CAULIFLOWER TORTILLAS

CAULIFLOWER TORTILLAS Need a wrap? Taco shell? Breakfast burrito? Calzone pocket? With this quick and versatile cauliflower “tortilla,” you’ve got an all-in-one shell to fill with whatever you like. Give your imagination free range and enjoy experimenting: you can even add some spices to the crust itself to match whatever you’re filling it with. Try chili powder if you like it spicy, or what about cumin to go with an Indian-inspired recipe? Maybe oregano if you’re having Italian? If you’re going for taco shells, the quantities in the recipe will make about 6 tortillas. They come out solid enough to hold a lot of filling, but soft and flexible enough to bend into wraps. If you’re cooking for a family, you might want to double the quantity, because they do come out pretty small and you definitely don’t want to run out! A lot of Paleo bread replacements are made with nut flour, but this recipe is completely flourless and nut-free, so anyone can enjoy it. In fact, unlike most Paleo “treats,” this one would even be healthy to eat every day if you wanted to; the only ingredients are vegetables, eggs, and spices, so there’s really no need to worry about going overboard. Go ahead and wrap up anything your heart desires: you’re getting a big dose of nutrition and a tasty way to make your Paleo meals shine. Cauliflower Tortillas Recipe Ingredients    ·

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Coconut water-World healthiest water

Coconut water-World healthiest water Slightly sweet, refreshing and very healthy, coconut water present many applications in medicine and cosmetics. What is coconut water and what are the benefits of it?

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Super Green Detox Drink That Will Remove All Toxin

Super Green Detox Drink That Will Remove All Toxins And Fat From Your Body Fresh fruit juices are a perfect way to provide numerous nutrients needed by the body and to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yet, you should make sure you do not consume too much fresh fruit juices, as they have sugar. In order to lose excess weight, you should consume 500 calories less during the day.  The following fresh juices will be a perfect alternative for one meal during the day.   Prepare these the following juices and add ice in a 2:1 ratio. Best fruit juices:   ·         Cranberry, prune, and grape ·         Pear and apple ·         Watermelon and apple

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PEAR SALAD WITH HONEY-CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

PEAR SALAD WITH HONEY-CITRUS VINAIGRETTE Fall is the season for crisp apples, big squashes and juicy pears. Find a fresh pear and slice it up over a big pile of fresh greens and drizzle with a sweet and zesty vinaigrette. Root veggies and squashes can be a bit heavy, so if you’re craving something light and green, this salad is right up that alley. Pears are like avocados; some are too hard, some are too soft — finding the perfect one takes some investigative work. Here’s how to find a ripe pear: press on the top of the pear. If it gives to the pressure, then the pear is ready to eat. If the top is too soft, the pear is overripe. Avoid pears with bruises or dark soft spots. If you want to make this into a lunch, add a chicken beast or a side of leftover protein. You can even add a little bacon for a bit of that smoky bacon flavor!   Pear Salad With Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients   metric units

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LEFTOVER TURKEY SALAD

LEFTOVER TURKEY SALAD Are you looking to use those Thanksgiving leftovers? Try this light fall salad filled with pumpkin, toasted walnuts and Granny Smith apple slices. The cranberry dressing gives the salad a perky sweet and sour taste, and provides a bit of moisture if the leftover turkey is at all dry. Use fresh or frozen cranberries; frozen cranberries are just as nutritious and tasty. If sugar is top of mind, the amount of honey can be reduced. Keep in mind that the honey helps cut the bitterness from the cranberries; however, if you like a mouth-puckering dressing, reduce the amount of honey. This salad can be made ahead of time. Simply keep the dressing apart from the salad, and dress just before serving. This is an excellent lunchtime salad choice, or even a light dinner option. Keep scrolling for a video of this recipe in action! Leftover Turkey Salad Recipe Ingredients  ·         6 cups salad leaves of your choice;

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BACON-WRAPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH MUSTARD SAUCE

BACON-WRAPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH MUSTARD SAUCE With the holidays in full swing, so are the festive parties and gatherings. Skip on the pricey bacon-wrapped scallops and stand out with this appetizer that uses the classic pairing of Brussels sprouts and bacon. It’s just as lavish, but much more forgiving when it comes to the cooking process. Double the mustard sauce to serve it as a dipping sauce if you’d like. The sauce gives the mini-cabbage a sweet and zesty bite that compliments its slight bitterness. Whether you’re hosting or need a dish to bring to a family dinner, this appetizer will be devoured. Although Brussels sprouts aren’t an automatic favorite to many, you’ll be surprised with this one! A great way to turn some skeptics into believers. They won’t be as apprehensive to try one out since it’s just a bite. You can always mix them amongst these Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash for some variety. Pay attention to which goes first and let us know!   Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce Recipe Ingredients   

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DIJON AND PECAN ASPARAGUS

DIJON AND PECAN ASPARAGUS This jazzed-up asparagus side dish is a great one to add to any dinner table. Pair it with a nice juicy pork tenderloin and, well, our mouths are already watering. A word of caution, this side dish is not for every day. It’s slightly indulgent with the added sweetener, nuts, and bacon. Nonetheless it’s a quick and delicious way to change up the typical way asparagus is served, especially if you’re in a bind when entertaining. Your dinner guests will appreciate the hint of tangy, sweet, and spicy asparagus between the added crunch of bacon and pecans. The one tricky ingredient with this recipe is the caramelized pecans. You can’t just go to the store and buy them. Those kinds are full of high-fructose corn syrup and a long list of ingredients when there should only be about four. A simple search will result in several Paleo friendly versions. If you’d rather skip this step, simple toasted pecans would be just as delicious. Just warm them on the stovetop over medium heat until they start to golden slightly.   Dijon And Pecan Asparagus Recipe Ingredients    ·

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A METHOD OF CONNECTING TO YOUR INNER HIGHER SELF

A METHOD OF CONNECTING TO YOUR INNER HIGHER SELF

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Bedtime Drink That Reduces Stomach Fat.

  Bedtime Drink That Reduces Stomach Fat Like Crazy – Results Guaranteed!   The maturing procedure brings repulsive skin changes, and natural variables lessen our skin’s flexibility and snugness continually. Fortunately, there are some characteristic cures which can reestablish the soundness of your skin and battle and anticipate wrinkles and hanging skin. Keep perusing underneath to figure out how to set one up such cream. Cucumber is a solid vegetable which contains a rich measure of water and crucial supplements that recover the skin normally. It additionally contains cell reinforcements and vitamins C and K, which can annihilate free radicals in the body and anticipate wrinkles and the maturing procedure. The most imperative compound in cucumber that backings your connective tissue is silica. Then again, egg whites have various properties, including the capacity to fix your skin.

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Alien Life on Kepler-62F? Rocky planet with giant.

Alien Life on Kepler-62F? Rocky planet with giant oceans most likely habitable   Is there Alien Life on Kepler-62F? According to researchers, the rocky planet has giant oceans and is most likely habitable. New Kepler planet could sustain life –”Warm atmosphere and surface liquid water”   A team of researchers from the University of California (USA) found that the distant planet Kepler-62f, located 1,200 light years from Earth in the constellation Lyra, may contain oceans

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Decades After Chernobyl Here’s What Radioactivity

Decades After Chernobyl & Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife   In 1986 the largest nuclear disaster the world has ever seen took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. It was the result of a flawed Soviet reactor design along with detrimental mistakes made by the plant operators, both of which were the consequence of Cold War isolation and a lack of safety culture. The disaster resulted in 10 days of meltdowns, explosions, and nuclear fire that injected enormous amounts of radioactivity into the atmosphere, polluting much of Europe and Eurasia. Approximately 400 times more radioactivity was released into the atmosphere than when the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The first atomic bomb exploded 70 years ago in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and since then, more than 2,000 atomic bombs have been tested, and more than 200 small and large accidents have occurred at facilities, both causing more radioactivity to make its way into our atmosphere. Thirty years later, the radioactive cesium from the disaster can still be detected in some food products. Animals, plants, and mushrooms in parts of central, eastern, and northern Europe

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ORANGE GLAZED SALMON

ORANGE GLAZED SALMON This dish is the perfect pick-me-up during colder months where you may start to feel a little “winter blues”. Ready in under 30 minutes, it combines all the classic flavors paired with salmon together in one dish. The brightness of the orange and lightness of the salmon will bring you back to the warmer days. And if you’re experiencing summer right now, then this recipe is just as perfect to compliment the heat filled ones. Make sure you’re not missing out on all the beneficial nutrients salmon has to offer by eating wild-caught fish rather than farmed. For example, salmon is a great source of vitamin D, perfect for those winter months when sunlight is short lived. The ingredient list is minimal, making it a great go-to recipe to whip up when you’re low on pantry items. Easily serve this with a medley of vegetables like Cauliflower with Lime and Cilantro 

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LOBSTER WITH SRIRACHA SAUCE.

LOBSTER WITH SRIRACHA SAUCE Feel like splurging on a nice dinner, but don’t prefer the fussy restaurant experience? Make lobster tails for you and your loved one(s). Lobster is a luxury and the price tag certainly reflects it, but lobster is well worth the extra dollars for a change of pace from the regular chicken and pork dishes. Like a nice steak, lobster tail is very easy to prepare because the meat itself brings rich flavor. Lobster tails are much easier to prepare than cooking a whole lobster. If possible, try to purchase freshly-caught lobster straight from the ocean. To prepare the tails, slice each one open by cutting the top shell halfway through lengthwise, then crack open with your fingers and pour in the sauce. The slightly spicy and nutty-tasting sauce is a mixture of melted ghee, Sriracha, chives and lime juice. Serve these tails with a fresh salad or some cooked vegetables

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PORK LOIN WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE

PORK LOIN WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE   There’s nothing quite like a juicy, baked pork loin. Sometimes, you just need this simple, home-style staple to give you that “comfort food” feeling; other times, you might want to jazz things up a bit. This recipe is a great combination of both. This pork loin with blueberry sauce recipe provides a unique twist on old-fashioned pork. Instead of a traditional, savory dish, you’ll experience the fruity tang of spices, balsamic vinegar, and blueberries that can sate any sweet tooth while still providing a nutritious, Paleo meal. In a