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This is a great example of why quality matters! 🍵 ⁠ ⁠ Here at FM, we always discuss the concept of being a ""Qualitarian"". This means always aiming for the …
This is a great example of why quality matters! 🍵 ⁠
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Here at FM, we always discuss the concept of being a ""Qualitarian"". This means always aiming for the highest quality when possible, for maximum benefits. Oftentimes, these choices also support environmental and ethical standards too.⁠
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This is especially true for matcha, where the flavor, richness, and antioxidants amounts can vary significantly between products. ⁠
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What do you think? Do you like dislike matcha, or have you simply not tried a quality one yet? 😉 ⁠
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Thanks to @thematchalab for the amazing visual 💚
One of our Nutrition Program experts, @udoerasmus, showing us how it's done! 🕺 ⁠ ⁠ Have you heard of rebounding? ⁠ ⁠ Rebounding, or bouncing on a mini-trampoline, is a …
One of our Nutrition Program experts, @udoerasmus, showing us how it's done! 🕺 ⁠
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Have you heard of rebounding? ⁠
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Rebounding, or bouncing on a mini-trampoline, is a fun and easy way to boost your health, especially for your lymphatic system. This gentle exercise helps your body get rid of toxins by improving the flow of lymph fluid. The bouncing motion makes the lymphatic valves open and close, which keeps things moving and supports your immune system. It's great for detoxing, reducing swelling, and just keeping your lymphatic system in good shape overall. Plus, it's a fun way to get some exercise! 🤸‍♀️⁠
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It's a nice reminder that wellness doesn't have to be serious and complicated - it can be simple, nourishing, and fun!
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can have a major impact on your mental health? Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, support brain function and reduce inflammation. Magnesium, …
Did you know that nutrient deficiencies can have a major impact on your mental health? Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, support brain function and reduce inflammation. Magnesium, found in leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, helps regulate neurotransmitters and reduce stress. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein from foods like organic meat, beans, and eggs, are essential for producing neurotransmitters that regulate mood.⁠
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Liana Werner-Gray, an expert teacher in our Nutrition Program, emphasizes the importance of nourishment for mental wellness. ⁠
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So, if you are feeling concerned about mental health, we always suggest a blood test as an important first step. Knowledge is power. You deserve to be healthy and happy! ♥️
Let’s make our raw chocolate raspberry slice 🍫 ⁠ ⁠ This is a fan-favorite recipe time and time again 😍 ⁠ It’s incredibly simple to prepare and packed with healthy …
Let’s make our raw chocolate raspberry slice 🍫 ⁠
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This is a fan-favorite recipe time and time again 😍 ⁠
It’s incredibly simple to prepare and packed with healthy fats and antioxidant-rich cacao, making it a perfect, nourishing treat. Plus, you can switch up the toppings each time for a fun and delicious twist!⁠
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Comment “chocolate” and we’ll DM you the recipe! ✨
Discipline is a form of self-love 🤍 ⁠ ⁠ We absolutely love this shift of perspective, thanks @kaylabarnes ✨ #wellness #nutrition #selflove #health #Foodmatters
Discipline is a form of self-love 🤍 ⁠
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We absolutely love this shift of perspective, thanks @kaylabarnes ✨  #wellness #nutrition #selflove #health #Foodmatters
What is your favorite study snack? 📚 A few of our fave healthy choices👇 -yogurt, granola, and berries -avocado toast -cheese, crackers, cucumber and hummus -smoothie with fats, fiber, and …
What is your favorite study snack? 📚 

A few of our fave healthy choices👇 
-yogurt, granola, and berries
-avocado toast 
-cheese, crackers, cucumber and hummus 
-smoothie with fats, fiber, and protein 
-nuts, seeds, and fruits 
-apple slices and nut butter 
-homemade popcorn 
-dark chocolate 
-hard-boiled eggs 

Let the studies begin! ✍️ 🧠
We present to you our Decadent Chocolate Smoothie 🍫 ⁠ ⁠ Here at Food Matters, we love a good treat, but also love to make it healthy, gut-loving, and rich …
We present to you our Decadent Chocolate Smoothie 🍫 ⁠
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Here at Food Matters, we love a good treat, but also love to make it healthy, gut-loving, and rich in superfoods. Bonus points if you add in healthy fats and protein! ⁠We chose collagen powder and chia seeds.
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Comment “chocolate” and we’ll send the recipe straight to your DM’s ✨
We asked our community what some of their biggest hurdles to wellness are, and many responded with the rising cost of living. We understand, so we thought we'd share some …
We asked our community what some of their biggest hurdles to wellness are, and many responded with the rising cost of living. We understand, so we thought we'd share some of our top tips for eating healthily on a budget. ⁠
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What are your favorite budget-friendly tips, foods, and recipes?
While folate, also known as Vitamin B9, is often highlighted for its crucial role in pregnancy, its benefits extend far beyond.⁠ This powerhouse vitamin supports brain health, cellular function, mental …
While folate, also known as Vitamin B9, is often highlighted for its crucial role in pregnancy, its benefits extend far beyond.⁠
This powerhouse vitamin supports brain health, cellular function, mental well-being, and a strong immune system and so much more. ⁠
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Although liver is the most abundant source, folate is also plentiful in a variety of vegetables and other foods, making it easy to include in your daily diet. Are you reaching your folate goals? Would you try liver? 🍽️⁠
Let us know below! 👇
We’ve made a brand new documentary film (the first in over four years) and we’re inviting you to watch it for free! 🌟 ⁠ ⁠ If you loved Food Matters, …
We’ve made a brand new documentary film (the first in over four years) and we’re inviting you to watch it for free! 🌟 ⁠
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If you loved Food Matters, Hungry for Change, or the Transcendence docu-series, then you are in for a treat with our brand new film, Love Over Money: The Man Who Walked Away From Baskin Robbins. This film has been in the works for awhile, and NOW we are so excited to share it with you!⁠
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We have teamed up with our friends at Gaia to bring you this film for free during the online worldwide premiere. From June 10-June 18, you will be able to watch Love Over Money free and online through our friends at Gaia. ⁠
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John’s story is of someone who stood up for justice and truth even though it meant going against the status quo. He was set to inherit Baskin-Robbins, but when he learned some of the appalling truths of the food industry, he knew this wasn’t the path for him. John and his wife found themselves moving into a log cabin for the next 15 years, and what transpired there took him, his father, and the world completely by surprise.⁠
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Love Over Money showcases the power of love and the ripple effect our choices make on our families, communities, and the world around us.⁠
If you’re looking for a film that inspires hope, truth, and meaningful change, then you won’t want to miss this film.⁠
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You can save your seat now. Comment "LOVE" and we'll DM you the free ticket! 🎟 ❤️
The real healers are simple, sustainable, and easy practices 🤍 ⁠ ⁠ They are rooted in connecting with nature, yourself, and others. In intuition with oneself, and presence.⁠ ⁠ Thanks …
The real healers are simple, sustainable, and easy practices 🤍 ⁠
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They are rooted in connecting with nature, yourself, and others. In intuition with oneself, and presence.⁠
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Thanks for the words of wisdom @audreyabrothers 🙏 ⁠
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What else would you add? Let us know below👇  #wellness #FoodMatters #nutrition #meditation #naturalhealth #nature
This is why we do what we do ❤️✨ ⁠ We love to see our community and students learn, feel empowered and change their lives and health. ⁠ ⁠ “I …
This is why we do what we do ❤️✨ ⁠
We love to see our community and students learn, feel empowered and change their lives and health. ⁠
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“I now understand my body in ways I can’t explain. This course is one of the best decisions of my life.” ~Sabiya. ⁠
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“True empowerment. Thank you for the work you do. 🙏” ~Nancy ⁠
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“I did the Food Matters Nutrition Program last year and it absolutely changed my life. I can not only help others but I can also help me and my family living a much fuller and happier life.” ~Marli ⁠
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