3 SAVORY + HEALTHY WINTER RECIPES

As the exceptionally cold, rainy and snow-filled winter continues, we lose more and more fitness motivation. By design, our bodies naturally like to hibernate during this season or at the very least, slow down. So, it can be tempting to dig into high-calorie comfort foods to warm our bodies during the cold days, however, we must do our best to find healthy alternatives. Below are a few recipes to prevent the dreaded winter weight gain. Continue reading the full article.
 

ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUR MORNING CUP OF COFFEE

If you find yourself allergic or intolerant to coffee and tea (or trying to kick the habit), don’t fret, you have options! Some of us can’t get our day started without a stimulating beverage of choice, and coffee and tea are by far the winning options in our country. But this winter, you don’t have to go without something warm in your cup. Continue reading the full article.
 

SWITCHEL IS THE NEW KOMBUCHA!

What is Switchel? You may not have heard of this somewhat hard to pronounce drink because it was first made popular in the 19th century but of late, it is making a comeback! Switchel is a refreshing drink made of water, cider vinegar, ginger, and some kind of sweetener – usually molasses or maple syrup. Farmers used to sip on this in the fields hundreds of years ago, but I first discovered this beverage at a local juice bar. I was excited to try it because unlike Kombucha, Switchel is free of live bacteria and carbonation. Continue reading the full article.

3 EASY RECIPES WITH NUT MILK

Moooove over cows – there are some new milks in town that are delicious and dairy-free! I am talking about nut milks. Nut milks are a great non-dairy alternative to cow’s milk without the dairy proteins that typically cause inflammation and even allergic reactions in some people. Nut milks are easy to digest, taste great, are affordable and easy to make, environmentally friendly and sustainable, and just plain tasty. Continue reading the full article.

 

SELF EMPOWERMENT AND SELF DISCOVERY IN 2017 - BECOMING A HEALTH COACH

In her podcast interview with host Ashley James of Learn True Health, Kim shares her life story, overcoming serious illnesses, and the mindset it takes to overcome what life throws at us. The interview also discusses one of the institutions that Kim studied from, Institute For Integrative Nutrition, and how she became a health & life coach. Listen to the full interview at Learn True Health.

POUR YOURSELF SOME HOLIDAY CHEER WITH OUR DAIRY-FREE EGGNOG RECIPE

This time of year is filled with plenty of parties and meals with family and friends. Nothing beats a traditional Christmas song to get you in the mood and if you are prepping for a holiday party, decorating, or just enjoying some down time by the fire, you might want to try this dairy-free cocktail to add to your good times. Continue reading the full article at SpaWeek.

MUST-TRY POPCORN RECIPES PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

Years ago I discovered I was allergic to corn. I was in my 20’s and corn chips and salsa were a common snack among college gatherings or dinner parties. I would often get such severe stomach pain and I had no idea what it was.

I felt like it was something I was eating but I wasn’t aware of actual food allergies and how they could affect your system. Turns out my blood type is type O and allergy to corn is very common. For close to 20 years, I have happily stayed away from all corn products, until just recently. Continue reading the full article here.

HOW STRUGGLES WITH SERIOUS ILLNESSES MADE ME HEALTHIER & HAPPIER

While battling cancer, going through menopause at 25 years old, later facing life in a wheelchair, as well as going through a divorce, I continued to receive answers from medical and psychological professionals that simply didn't feel right. After a lot of soul  searching, I made a decision to be proactive in  my health and listen to my inner "knowing" -  my intuition.

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FOUR SUPERFOOD COCKTAILS TO SIP ON THIS FALL

As we enter into the holiday season, over consuming in a variety of categories always pops up, especially with relation to food and drinks.  Just as we enjoy quality ingredients in our food, so too can we insist on this in our cocktails. While claiming that a cocktail is healthy would surely be a stretch, a healthier cocktail is absolutely attainable. With all the fresh pressed juices readily available in markets these days, we can easily ditch the soda and sugary chemical loaded mixers for superfood style drinks that taste great and deliver plenty of benefits.

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KICK-STARTING YOUR YOUNG ATHLETE'S METABOLISM THE RIGHT WAY

I recently spent a week at the Esalen Institute wellness center for an enlightening workshop. While there, all participants are provided with meals that are prepared from the gardens grown on the property. The meals were delicious and as I enjoyed each of them immensely, I was also well aware of the difficult challenges one would face outside the retreat “walls” in the real world to coordinate such a nutritious feast of three meals a day, every day for an individual, let alone a family.

Continue reading the full article at Sporting Kid Live.