When Should I Take My Supplements?

If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet.  Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet;  the mineral content of the soil Read more

Natural Tips for Avoiding Colds

This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms.  Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something. Of Read more

More Homemade Salad Dressings

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp local honey 1/3 cup blackberries   Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt The beauty of this recipe Read more

Healthy Mayo and Ranch Dressing

This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil.  Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

So I got a little wicked crazy this weekend and decided to splurge on some pizza.  We do gluten-free carry out around here sometimes, but my future son-in-law inspired me to make my own cauliflower pizza crust. He made Read more

Pumpkin Chai Smoothie

Here's a throwback post that is certainly appropriate for this October weekend.  This smoothie matches the season and will be a great way to start the lovely fall day. Thanks to Smoothie Queen Amy for this great recipe I can't wait Read more

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread So I have been struggling with gluten-free baking because honestly -- I've never been good at baking!!  Then when I try to modify recipes using flours I'm not familiar with, it just makes  a perfect storm of Read more

Magnesium-the unloved mineral

Do you remember watching Wild Kingdom as a kid?  Did you happen to notice that the animals attacking their prey would immediately eat the organ meats.  I never really thought about why until I listened to Morley Robbins explain the Read more

real food

More Posse Recipes

How is the Smoothie Posse doing?  Anyone cheated?  Any good recipes or favorites?

Yummy Local Grown Produce

 

Here is what is coming in my Green Bean Delivery next week and we need to brainstorm some power smoothie recipes—-anyone had experience with snap peas or broccoli in smoothies?  I have juiced snap peas in the past and they turned out fine (see Pea Juice post).   Also –send me all of your favorite juicing recipes from this past week!

 

1 8 oz. Local Lettuce, Spring Mix

Bok Choy

6 Each Apples, Fuji –
1 Bunch Broccoli
1 Bunch Herbs, Cilantro
5 Each Kiwi-
3 Each Lemons
1 order of 2 Lettuce, Baby Bok Choy
2 Each Onions, Sweet –
4 Each Oranges, Navel
1 10 oz. Peas, Snap
4 each Potatoes, Russet Bakers (Large)

 

Luckily Green Bean knows my issues with developing recipes and has added a great recipe for Sugar Snap Peas and Bok Choy.

 
2 tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 oranges
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon spicy chili sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper
4 cups roughly chopped lettuce or salad mix

For the full recipe visit:

http://greenbeandelivery.com/healthytimes/recipes/snap-pea-and-bok-choy-salad-with-citrus-vinaigrette/

 

 

Here are a few of my favorite smoothies from the past week.

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Blackberries, blueberries, cucumber, spinach, and coconut water. Amazing smoothie!

Loads of real food!

Another good one
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Made a smoothie creation today I loved! -2 carrots, 2 persimmons, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup coconut water, and 1/2 cup butternut squash, peeled.

Loads of real food!

Also, I would highly recommend visiting Modern Alternative Mama’s Blog.  Todays post is all about shopping healthy on a budget and she breaks down the cheapest ways to get tons of healthy, fresh, real food on a budget!!!
http://www.modernalternativemama.com
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Are you up for a challenge?

How about a pre holiday challenge–Screw waiting for the new year to make resolutions–Let’s hit the new year on the ground running.  This is why our wellness patients decided to start the Biggest Loser contest on November 1st.  They wanted to attack those holiday parties feeling healthy and fit.  Not only are we all going to look and feel better for those parties, we aren’t going to feel guilty if we fall off the wagon and overindulged because we are already doing the work!  Congrats to most wellness participants whom have already lost 2-3 pounds before we even hit the month of December!  Besides, the only reason we are even using the scales is to determine a grand prize winner.  Everyone comes out a winner despite how much they lose because this isn’t about pounds.  This is about nourishing our minds, bodies, and souls with REAL FOOD!  I am going to be telling you this week about a program we are excited to start.  A few of us are testing the waters this week so we can determine what kind of resources and information will be most helpful to you!  Stay tuned for more information and SPOILER alert:  It may involve smoothies!

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Cyber Monday

Great news!  Our friend Sean Croxton from Underground Wellness is offering a great deal for Cyber Monday .  He is claiming today as Undergrounder Appreciation Day!  He is making all of his products dirt cheap today!  His book “The Dark Side of Fat Loss”  is ten chapters and 159 pages of everything you need to know about losing fat and getting healthy.  It stresses diet, sleep, stress, mindset etc and really focuses on the AngelaMD concept of treating the entire mind, body and spirit.  He also offers his cookbook with 80 real food recipes.  This usually sells for $39 but today is just$19.

www.darksideoffatloss.com/cybermondaysale

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“The Dark Side of Fat Loss”

Attention wellness warriors!  I want to clue you in on a fabulous offer.  Sean Croxton is a certified holistic lifestyle coach and functional diagnostic nutritionist who has a new e-book entitled “The Dark Side of Fat Loss”.  Sean’s mission is to spread the word about real food and health via his blog, book, and Underground Wellness Radio Show.  Today is the anniversary of the publication and until midnight Tonight–you can order it from his website for only $10.00.  I would highly recommend this down to earth publication as a guide to really change your lifestyle and improve your health thru nutrition and whole foods.  I’ve already ordered mine and several copies for our wellness clinic patients.  Eat your veggies!  Eat your veggies!

 

http://www.undergroundwellness.com

 

 

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Hipocracy- You Betcha!

What was my last meal?

Grass fed beef and veggies–yeah!

What is my next meal?

A big ‘ole chicken quesedilla from my favorite mexican restaurant La Hacienda!

Hipocracy you may say.  But , I have an unhealthy relationship with mexican food.  I can tell you exactly when it dates back to .  In medical school, my roommate and I were chronically stressed and frankly probably clinically depressed because we literally lived and breathed medicine.  We had no time for socializing were buried in books almost every waking hour we weren’t  in class.  Grabbing takeout mexican food and watching  Jerry Springer episodes(yes we felt validated and normal seeing their dysfunction lives) on the weekend was a special treat to anticipate.  So I have formed a comforting connection with eating mexican to make me feel good.  It’s unhealthy but not necessarily a toxic coping mechanism.  So I choose never to break that strategy for fear that the deprivation of my lifelong habit would allow me to pick up an even more toxic habit (ie doing drugs or something).  Like relationships between people, the relationships we have with food can be healthy, unhealthy, or downright destructive.  Many of my patients often exhibit signs of the latter, as many relate to food as medication, a best friend, or an escape from reality. Without understanding these relationships, making long-term dietary changes can be impossible.  I choose the lesser of the evils and try to maintain insight into why I am making that choice.  I am choosing to eat poorly tonight but I’m not going to make that choice again for a while.  This is my one wild night then back to the books and the goal at hand!  No different then medical school–you gotta stay on course for the goal at the end.  Unfortunately, the health goal doesn’t end with a diploma or a degree–it’s a lifelong  journey in vitality.

Here is a nice interview excerpt by Christa Orecchio, a clinical nutritionist that works on breaking programming lying at the root of unhealthy eating habits.

You can find more Real Food information on Sean Croxton’s site http://www.undergroundwellness.com

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