Food Safety Tips

After any holiday party, family dinner or other gathering where food is served, there are often plenty of leftovers for the hosts and guests to enjoy later. Unfortunately, even if the food was properly cooked, leftovers can become unsafe to eat if they are not handled and stored properly. Food poisoning is caused by harmful organisms, such as bacteria in contaminated food. Because bacteria typically  don’t change the taste, smell or look of food, you can’t tell whether a food is dangerous to eat. By implementing food safety into your kitchen practices, you are protecting yourself from inciden...
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How to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter Depression... How to Beat the Winter Blues Feeling out of sorts affects everything we do in our day. And when that feeling persists day after day, what began as a “bad day” turns swiftly into a consistent sadness or even depression. In the winter time, this sort of mental state is very common, and it is often comforting to learn that not only do many others find themselves in the same predicament, but also scientific evidence exists to support the phenomenon of the winter blues. There are several reliable, proven tips to help overcome the frustration of winter depression. Below are ...
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5 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss

5 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss The following recommendations are important for losing weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Weight loss can be challenging, but with these tips, you’ll be able to successfully lose excess body fat and improve your health without crash dieting or exercising for hours every day. 1. Keep food simple Eating simpler foods leads to eating less naturally and may help reduce the body fat “set point”—the system that internally regulates our appetite, food intake, and metabolism. Decrease the number of ingredients, extra flavorings, seasonings, ...
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It All Starts From The Roots

Functional Medicine dives deep into the root causes of a disease, recognizing that nutrition and lifestyle factors are powerful healers. Unlike conventional medicine that prescribes the "pill for the ill" for each symptom, Functional Medicine recognizes the importance of treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms. As the functional medicine tree shows below, lifestyle factors such as: nutrition, sleep issues, stress management, exercise, emotional well-being and mind-body medicine all lie in the roots. Nourishing these roots can help us change our destiny. As a Holistic Heal...
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Ground Yourself With This Simple Recipe!

Want to feel more grounded? Eat these foods. As summer gives way to fall, we celebrate the abundance of the winter harvest. With the drop of the temperature, our body requires different foods to keep us warm and adapt to the changing cycles of nature. I already feel that on windy days just a summer green salad is not enough to keep me satisfied and grounded.  According to Ayurvedic medicine, there are three harvest seasons: spring, summer and winter. It is better for our body if we change our diet accordingly. Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine dating back to 5,000 years ago. The an...
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Discover your character strengths with this FREE survey

"Use the qualities that come most naturally to you to improve your life and begin thriving." Take this FREE scientifically proven, quick, and easy survey to discover your 24 character strengths. Why take the test? The VIA institute states on their website: Character strengths can help you... Buffer against, manage and overcome problems Improve your relationships Enhance health and overall well-being Find a quiet place for 15 minutes, click on this link and be sure to review my top five tips listed below. Have fun! https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register ...
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Watch the Pinnertest Video! + COUPON

  If you have the following symptoms: difficulty to lose weight, tiredness, brain fog, and aches... You might have a food intolerance. "Pinnertest is a New Generation lab test, performed on a blood sample that is simply done at home by a drop of blood from your fingertip. It is the most accurate food intolerance test in the world that can detect your exact food intolerances up to 200 foods!" If you have these symptoms consider taking this test. Use the coupon code: INSPIREDNHEALTHY to receive $60 off! From these results, we can work together on a meal plan that works...
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Easy Way to Cut Down Those Calories

One of the safe ways to lose weight is to make your portions smaller. What can we do about large portions? Learn to smart-size! Here are some examples of small lifestyle changes that you can start maki. Each eliminates approximately 100 calories. Use one teaspoon of olive oil instead of 1 tablespoon when sautéing your vegetables. Try putting your olive oil in a spray bottle. (One brand is Misto). Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter instead of 2 tablespoons on bread. Switch from a 20-ounce soda to a 12-ounce can. Better yet, switch to water or unsweetened seltzer. Order a tall ...
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Color Your Well-Being!

Believe it or not, all the foods we eat have a mind of their own, and an energy as well. All foods have a vibratory energy which affects and corresponds to our chakras, which are the energy vortexes in our energetic system. Keep in mind that just like a healthy Chakra system contains a full range of colors, a healthy menu does as well. So go ahead and explore a full palette next time you prepare a meal for yourself, and your family. The foods below are the strongest foods for each color of their corresponding Chakra. Seventh Chakra The colors are purple-lavender-white The message of thi...
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