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Learn How to Heal Your Gut, Reduce Stress & Inflammation, Increase Your Energy, and Restore Hormonal Balance.⁠ ⁠ Join us for our Masterclass Series, starting March 4th. ⁠ ⁠ Save …
Learn How to Heal Your Gut, Reduce Stress & Inflammation, Increase Your Energy, and Restore Hormonal Balance.⁠
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Join us for our Masterclass Series, starting March 4th. ⁠
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Save your free seat at the link in bio - or comment “Masterclass” and we’ll DM you the link 🌟
We’re big advocates of harnessing the power of Food As Medicine, firmly believing that prevention is paramount! Here are a few of our top picks:⁠ ⁠ 🍊 camu camu: Due …
We’re big advocates of harnessing the power of Food As Medicine, firmly believing that prevention is paramount! Here are a few of our top picks:⁠
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🍊 camu camu: Due to its high vitamin C content, it is known for its immune-boosting properties. It can help fight off infections, support collagen production for healthy skin, and aid in wound healing. Consuming camu camu regularly can also contribute to overall antioxidant support and reduce inflammation in the body.⁠
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🫐 elderberry: rich in antioxidants and vitamins that support the immune system. They have been traditionally used to treat colds, flu, and other respiratory infections.⁠
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🍯 raw honey: possesses antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective remedy for sore throats and coughs. It can also be used topically to promote wound healing and soothe skin irritations. Additionally, raw honey contains trace amounts of pollen, which may help desensitize the body to seasonal allergies when consumed regularly.⁠
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🧄 garlic: contains compounds such as allicin, which provide antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties. It has been used for centuries to prevent and treat various infections, including the common cold and flu. Garlic also supports cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing blood pressure.⁠
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🥥 coconut oil: contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily digestible fats that provide a quick energy source for the body. Additionally, it is antimicrobial due to its high concentration of lauric acid, making it effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. ⁠
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Which is your favorite? 👇
How beautiful is the lion’s mane mushroom? 🌟😍 ⁠ ⁠ Not only is it fascinating to look at, but it is truly incredible as a medicinal mushroom. This mushroom can …
How beautiful is the lion’s mane mushroom? 🌟😍 ⁠
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Not only is it fascinating to look at, but it is truly incredible as a medicinal mushroom. This mushroom can eaten as is or taken in a concentrated tincture, powder, or capsule form. The benefits are endless, but here are a few of our favs:⁠
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🍄 Renowned for its potential cognitive benefits, some studies suggest that it may promote nerve growth factor (NGF) production in the brain, which could support brain health and function, including memory and concentration. It is currently being studied for potential dementia prevention. WOW!⁠
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🍄 It contains compounds that may reduce inflammation in the body. Lowering inflammation can help with conditions like arthritis and digestive problems.⁠
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🍄 Early studies suggest that Lion’s Mane could have properties that fight against cancer cells, especially in the stomach and colon. More research is growing on this subject.⁠
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Did you know that our lifestyle choices can significantly influence inflammation levels in our bodies? It's not just about what we eat; it's also about how we live. Dive into …
Did you know that our lifestyle choices can significantly influence inflammation levels in our bodies? It's not just about what we eat; it's also about how we live. Dive into these five lifestyle practices that can effectively reduce inflammation:

🌞 Embrace outdoor nature walks to reconnect with nature and lower stress.
🧘‍♂️ Incorporate yoga or stretching into your routine to promote flexibility and relaxation.
💧 Prioritize quality hydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
😮‍💨 Cultivate a meditation practice to calm the mind and reduce stress-related inflammation.
🥦 Practice conscious food consumption by being mindful of your eating habits and choosing anti-inflammatory foods.

So, this week - set yourself a goal to incorporate these practices in your daily life. Which will you try?
This is what we’ll be doing all weekend 🍌 ⁠ ⁠ We absolutely love baking here at FM, and it’s always a win when it supports our health goals. 👏 …
This is what we’ll be doing all weekend 🍌 ⁠
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We absolutely love baking here at FM, and it’s always a win when it supports our health goals. 👏 ⁠
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Refined sugar-free, gluten-free, gut-loving and packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients - these will satisfy your cravings and make for the perfect snack for the entire family ☑️ ⁠
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Simply comment “banana” and we will DM you the recipe 🍫
Did you know that within your own body exists a vast ecosystem of microorganisms known as the microbiome? This microscopic community, residing primarily in your gut, holds incredible power over …
Did you know that within your own body exists a vast ecosystem of microorganisms known as the microbiome? This microscopic community, residing primarily in your gut, holds incredible power over your health and well-being. 🦠 

From bolstering your immune system to influencing your mood, digestion and even aiding in weight management, the microbiome plays a crucial role in nearly every aspect of your life. Research is continuing to unveil all of its varying benefits, and we are excited to be a part of the education movement!

But here's the exciting part – you can cultivate and nourish this internal garden to optimize its potential. By learning and focusing on a healthy diet, macro and micro nutrients, lifestyle, herbal medicine and individualised supplements, you can support a flourishing microbiome. 🌸 

Harness the microbiome advantage by joining our Nutrition Program📚 

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Unlock your cognitive potential and nourish your mind with these 7 brain-supportive superfoods! From vibrant berries to omega-3-rich fish, fuel your brain for peak performance! 🌟🧠 ⁠ What's your favorite?
Unlock your cognitive potential and nourish your mind with these 7 brain-supportive superfoods! From vibrant berries to omega-3-rich fish, fuel your brain for peak performance! 🌟🧠 ⁠
What's your favorite?
The perfect protein ball recipe for Valentine’s Day 🌹 ⁠ ⁠ High in protein, healthy fats, and fiber - these make the perfect snack to share with loved ones. 💘 …
The perfect protein ball recipe for Valentine’s Day 🌹 ⁠
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High in protein, healthy fats, and fiber - these make the perfect snack to share with loved ones. 💘 ⁠
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Ingredients: ⁠
 -1/2 cup nut or seed butter, or tahini⁠
 -1/2 cup sunflower seeds⁠
 -1 1/2 cups shredded coconut ⁠
 -1/4 cup protein powder ⁠
 -3 tbsp coconut oil⁠
 -1/2 cup chia seeds⁠
 -2 tsp cinnamon⁠
 -1 tsp vanilla extract⁠
 -1/2 tbsp ginger powder (or freshly grated ginger to taste)⁠
 -1/4 cup raw cacao powder⁠
 -Pinch of salt⁠
-optional cacao or rose to dust ⁠
Method:⁠
-Combine all ingredients and blend ⁠
-Roll into balls and top with optional cacao and rose⁠
-Set in freezer for one hour, and enjoy! ✨
Five reasons you should use leafy greens as food as medicine 🥬 ⁠ ⁠ 💚 Rich in Nutrients: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are packed with …
Five reasons you should use leafy greens as food as medicine 🥬 ⁠
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💚 Rich in Nutrients: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, K, calcium, and iron, which are crucial for overall health and well-being.⁠
💚 High in Antioxidants: Leafy greens are abundant in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.⁠
💚 Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Many leafy greens contain phytonutrients with anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the body and lower the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.⁠
💚 Promote Heart Health: Leafy greens are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, which contribute to lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol levels, and a reduced risk of heart disease.⁠
💚 Brain Health: Compounds found in leafy greens, such as folate, vitamin K, and antioxidants, have been linked to improved cognitive function, memory, and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline. ⁠
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What are your favorite greens?
How will you show yourself love today? 🤍 💖
How will you show yourself love today? 🤍 💖
Today’s Food As Medicine feature: BEETROOT - perfect for Valentine’s Day ♥️ ⁠ ⁠ Fun facts: ⁠ ❤️ Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. …
Today’s Food As Medicine feature: BEETROOT - perfect for Valentine’s Day ♥️ ⁠
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Fun facts: ⁠
❤️ Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps relax and dilate blood vessels, which may lead to improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, improved heart health and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. ⁠
❤️ Beets contain various antioxidants, including betalains, which may help reduce inflammation and protect against oxidative stress.⁠
❤️ Beets contain a pigment called betalain, which gives them their distinctive deep red color. This natural dye is often used in food coloring, to stain fabrics and even dye hair. ⁠
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😉 This can make a perfect dye for any of your Valentine’s day treats or meals! How do you like to consume your beetroots?
Nourish your body with wisdom! 🌳 ⁠ ⁠ In Module 4 of our Nutrition Program, David Wolfe addresses the need to question deceptive nutrition claims—a pivotal moment in our collective …
Nourish your body with wisdom! 🌳 ⁠
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In Module 4 of our Nutrition Program, David Wolfe addresses the need to question deceptive nutrition claims—a pivotal moment in our collective understanding. Amidst the confusing allure of 'zero calories, no fat, no sugar' marketing, fear not! Our program delves into nutrition foundations, dispels myths, and guides you toward a personalized, bio-individual approach to health.⁠
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At FM, we always advocate for our community to choose real, whole food, and connect with what works for them. Informed nourishment for a healthier, balanced life. 🌱 ⁠
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