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You may have just found your favourite new afternoon treat! 🍫 ⁠ ⁠ These are no ordinary chocolate bars. They’re refined-sugar-free, gut loving and anti-inflammatory with a ginger kick that …
You may have just found your favourite new afternoon treat! 🍫 ⁠
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These are no ordinary chocolate bars. They’re refined-sugar-free, gut loving and anti-inflammatory with a ginger kick that will give you the afternoon pick-me-up you’re looking for. Hazelnuts for protein combined with the good fats of coconut oil and cream make this not only a healthy treat but a complete snack! 👏 ⁠
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Comment “hazelnut” and we’ll DM you the recipe 💫
Have you heard the saying "you are what you eat"? Well, it seems many experts in the wellness world are now acknowledging that there's simply more to it. 👋⁠ ⁠ …
Have you heard the saying "you are what you eat"?
Well, it seems many experts in the wellness world are now acknowledging that there's simply more to it. 👋⁠
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Indeed, "you are what you assimilate" holds profound truth. ⁠
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In our journey toward optimal health, Christa Orecchio, one of our exceptional Nutrition Program teachers, sheds light on the vital importance of not only consuming nourishing food, but also ensuring robust digestion to effectively break down and absorb its essential nutrients. Remember, digestion is the key to unlocking the full potential of what we eat. 🔑
It’s truly impressive how versatile coconuts can truly be! 🥥 ⁠ Whatever form you choose to consume, we know that it’s both delicious and nourishing. ⁠ ⁠ Here are our …
It’s truly impressive how versatile coconuts can truly be! 🥥 ⁠
Whatever form you choose to consume, we know that it’s both delicious and nourishing. ⁠
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Here are our favorite benefits of each👇 ⁠
🥥 Flakes: rich in healthy fats and fiber, and adds delicious texture and crunch.⁠
🥥 Oil: Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), great for energy, antimicrobial, and antifungal.⁠
🥥 Milk: delicious and creamy dairy alternative, rich in vitamins and healthy fats. ⁠
🥥 Sugar: a low-glycemic alternative to refined sugar with a rich flavor. ⁠
🥥 Water: hydrating, delicious, and rich in electrolytes. ⁠
🥥 Flour: a great GF alternative, high in fiber and supports satiety. ⁠
🥥 Yogurt:  great dairy-free alternative, rich in healthy fats and probiotics.⁠
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What is your favorite way to consume coconut?
Flax seeds aren't just a trendy addition to your pantry—they're like tiny health superheroes! ⁠ ⁠ Here are 4 ways you can harness their power as food as medicine👇 ⁠ …
Flax seeds aren't just a trendy addition to your pantry—they're like tiny health superheroes! ⁠
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Here are 4 ways you can harness their power as food as medicine👇 ⁠
🧠 Brain Function: Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for brain health and may help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.⁠
👩 Hormonal Balance: The lignans in flax seeds have estrogenic properties that may help regulate hormonal imbalances in conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or menopause.⁠
❤️ Heart Health: Flax seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower the risk of heart disease and reduce cholesterol levels.⁠
🦠 Digestive Support: The high fiber content of flax seeds promotes healthy digestion and helps prevent constipation.⁠
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Sprinkle them on salads, toss them in smoothies, or use them instead of eggs in baking. With flax seeds, you're turning everyday meals into delicious medicine for your body!
What will you start with? 💪 ⁠ ⁠ Credit to @kaylabarnes 💫 #wellness #FoodMatters #nutrition⁠
What will you start with? 💪 ⁠
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Credit to @kaylabarnes 💫  #wellness #FoodMatters #nutrition⁠
Ginger isn’t just a delicious spice; it’s a versatile wonder that’s good for both flavor and health. Whether it’s in tea, smoothies, baking, soups, or curries, we love its warm …
Ginger isn’t just a delicious spice; it’s a versatile wonder that’s good for both flavor and health. Whether it’s in tea, smoothies, baking, soups, or curries, we love its warm taste and its benefits for digestion and reducing inflammation. ⁠
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What’s your favorite way to enjoy ginger?👇 #foodasmedicine #foodmatters #ginger #inflammation #wellness #guthealth #naturalnutrition
Want the perfect dessert? This banana cake recipe is delicious and gets a healthy upgrade with the addition of turmeric, known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. ⁠ ⁠ …
Want the perfect dessert? This banana cake recipe is delicious and gets a healthy upgrade with the addition of turmeric, known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. ⁠
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Traditionally reserved for savory dishes like curries, turmeric adds a unique twist to this gluten, dairy, and sugar-free cake. With the wholesome goodness of bananas and a blend of chai spices, it’s a delicious treat perfect for any time of day, especially paired with a cup of tea. 🍌 ☕️ Recipe at the link in bio!
B vitamins seriously do it all 👏 ⁠ ⁠ From brain health, energy, cellular health, digestion, mood, hormones, heart health, and the list goes on - this group of B …
B vitamins seriously do it all 👏 ⁠
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From brain health, energy, cellular health, digestion, mood, hormones, heart health, and the list goes on - this group of B vitamins works synergistically to support our overall health and happiness. ⁠
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Our bodies can not synthesize B vitamins, making it essential that we obtain them through our diet! So, next time you're meal prepping or grocery shopping, remember to give a shoutout to B vitamins—they're the unsung heroes behind our well-being!
Did you know certain foods can help us manage seasonal allergies? 🍊⁠ ⁠ Nature has provided us with an array of foods that can be powerful allies in combating allergy …
Did you know certain foods can help us manage seasonal allergies? 🍊⁠
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Nature has provided us with an array of foods that can be powerful allies in combating allergy symptoms. ⁠
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Ginger, turmeric, and omega 3-rich wild fish, with their anti-inflammatory properties, can work wonders in reducing the body’s allergic response. Local bee pollen and honey are known for their ability to build immunity and alleviate allergic reactions. Onions, rich in quercetin, have natural antihistamine properties, while the vitamin C-packed citrus fruits help bolster the immune system. ⁠
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Including these foods in our diet not only adds flavor but also serves as a proactive approach to managing seasonal allergies, offering a natural and holistic alternative to traditional remedies. 🐝
Here at FM, we love to incorporate easy and practical foods into our diets to use as food as medicine! Herbs are one of our favorites because they pack a …
Here at FM, we love to incorporate easy and practical foods into our diets to use as food as medicine! Herbs are one of our favorites because they pack a punch of flavor and freshness while providing us with beautiful antioxidants and phytonutrients. 👏 ⁠
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🌿 Nutrient-rich parsley supports immune function and bone health, and its antioxidants may have anti-inflammatory properties. ⁠
🌿Mint: Refreshing mint aids digestion, relieves nausea, and may alleviate headaches and congestion. ⁠
🌿Dill: Delicate dill is a good source of vitamins and minerals, promoting digestion and easing gas and bloating.⁠
🌿Cilantro: Citrusy cilantro is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, potentially aiding detoxification and offering antimicrobial properties. ⁠
🌿Basil: Sweet basil contains essential oils with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.⁠
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Which is your favorite?
Let’s make coconut raspberry chia bars from our FM cookbook🍓 ⁠ ⁠ Step 1: Coconut Base⁠ -Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1.5 cups almond meal, 2 …
Let’s make coconut raspberry chia bars from our FM cookbook🍓 ⁠
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Step 1: Coconut Base⁠
-Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 1.5 cups almond meal, 2 cups shredded coconut, and 1 pastured egg.⁠
-Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes.⁠
Step 2: Raspberry Chia Jam⁠
-Combine 2 cups mashed raspberries, 1/4 cup chia seeds, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup in a small saucepan on medium, remove from heat and let set.⁠
Step 3: Coconut Crumble⁠
Mix 2 pastured eggs with 2 cups of shredded coconut.⁠
Step 4: Assembly⁠
-Layer the coconut base, raspberry chia jam, and coconut crumble.⁠
-Bake for another 15 mins at 350°F (175°C) or until golden. Let it cool and enjoy! ⁠
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If you loved this recipe sneak peek, you can grab more in our Food Matters Cookbook 💫 Comment “cookbook” and we’ll send you the link 🤍
Brandy’s story is about resilience and empowerment, as she delved into the profound connection between emotions, mindset, and physical health. It’s a reminder that our bodies are not machines to …
Brandy’s story is about resilience and empowerment, as she delved into the profound connection between emotions, mindset, and physical health. It’s a reminder that our bodies are not machines to be fixed with medications and surgeries but intricate systems deeply influenced by our thoughts and feelings.⁠
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In our recent episode with Laurentine & Brandy, we learn:⁠
✨The power of bio-individuality, nutrient-dense foods, and gratitude ⁠
✨The profound influence of the mind on the body’s ability to heal and recover⁠
✨Brandy Gillmore’s journey of overcoming chronic pain through the mind-body connection.⁠
✨Practical tips for creating positive emotional patterns and fostering a mindset conducive to healing⁠
✨ The crucial role of nutrition in supporting the mind-body connection and promoting overall well-being⁠
and so much more. ⁠
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🎧 Tune in at the link in bio.