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Infertility sucks – How I went from tough to triumph!

I know the pain and stress of the two-week cycle. First comes the disappointment of getting your period. Then ovulation. Did you have good mucus? Did you have sex at the right times? Did you ovulate too early or not even ovulate?? After an ectopic pregnancy and emergency surgery to cauterize one of my fallopian tubes and prevent me from bleeding to death (sorry to be so graphic) at 29 years old, I became terrified that I would never get pregnant. Read more

Do you want to be happier? Do these 4 things for your mental health now.

COVID precautions are still going strong. Some of them negatively impact our mental health: Read more

How to make the best dairy-free, nut-free pesto!

It goes without saying, organic is always best when you have the option. Choosing raw nuts or seeds and cold pressed unrefined oil is essential for avoiding inflammation. I am a big proponent of quality ingredients. That is one reason I am very picky about the restaurants I choose - and another reason I usually prefer homemade. You always know exactly what you are getting. AND! It usually tastes so much better!! Here is some pesto I whipped up the other day and have already made it a second time, so thought I would share. Hope you like it! Read more

How to make the best grain-free light and fluffy pancakes

IF...You need to make pancakes. And that is a big IF. I try to give my kids eggs or a protein shake most mornings to keep their blood sugar stable. But once a week or so, I will make them pancakes. And I've gotten pretty good at making them healthier. Less likely to cause a sugar crash. In fact, my 11 year old son, Max, stopped eating them for a while because he said he would always get tired a couple hours after eating them. Read more

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6 Secret Superfoods For a Slimmer Body

While there is no official definition of a "super food," it's widely recognized that these foods pack in mega-doses of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other substances that your body needs! Super foods are known to reduce your risk of chronic disease, promote optimal health, and help you shed unwanted pounds (there's a reason why potato chips don't make the list!). Read more

Pecan Nut Butter

It's sweet. It's nutty. And it's oh so good. If you haven't yet had pecan nut butter, you have to give it a try. The key to exceptional nut butter is the quality of the nut. Read more

The Power of Pecans

Pecans are one of the most sought after nuts around the globe. A cousin of the walnut, pecans are the only major tree nut native to North America. People love pecans for their versatility: They add a sweet, nutty goodness to breads and cereals, stuffing and spreads, salads and side dishes, entrees and desserts. At the same time, they bring a lot of nutrition to the table. Read more

Raw Tabuoli & Hemp Seed Salad

Summer gatherings at the park, campground, or by the water are a perfect way to relax, revive your spirit and reconnect with loved ones. This easy picnic salad supports good health and is a dish everyone will enjoy. Hemp seeds are a great source of plant protein and essential omega fatty acids. The herbs provide antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For maximum freshness, prep this right before heading out. Read more

Hemp Seeds Nourish Brain Health

Although hemp seed comes from the same species of plant as marijuana, it does not contain psychoactive chemicals and it stands on its own regarding health benefits. Hemp is considered "brain-friendly" because it's rich in nutrients, especially omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids - a group of fats the body doesn't make on its own. A healthy ratio of these fatty acids (EFAs) is generally 2:1. Eating hemp seeds provides that balance, which is important for Westerners whose diets typically include more omega-6 fats. These EFAs, plus antioxidants found in hemp, help reduce inflammation, which plays a crucial role in overall health particularly for the heart and the brain. Read more