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How To Armor Up For Cold And Flu Season With A Healthy Microbiome

How To Armor Up For Cold And Flu Season With A Healthy Microbiome

There’s never been a time where we’ve felt so vulnerable – at least not in my lifetime. Owning our health is more important than ever and seeking out the knowledge and wisdom and science we have available is our inherent responsibility. With the unprecedented pandemic and the daily stresses associated to adapting to it, our systems may have never been so challenged. Our nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, lymphatic system, adrenal system AND our immune system and every other part of our body needs support, and it all begins with food.Food is the fuel to not only give us...

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Supporting a Strong Immune System with Food

Supporting a Strong Immune System with Food

We’ve heard it, and it’s engrained in us. Food is medicine. But really, let’s dive deep down into this idea. How did they deal with disease thousands of years ago, before conventional medicine and antibiotics? The answer was in nature. Ancient civilizations became masters of using plants and herbs as their remedies. And the pharmaceuticals we have now are often derived from those medicinal plants – like garlic, onions, turmeric, thyme, black seed and so many more. The use of spices and herbs with antimicrobial activity was necessary to ward off the threat of food-borne pathogens and life-threatening illnesses. Being...

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What should I eat before and after a workout and when?

What should I eat before and after a workout and when?

It’s a beautiful thing. Your body is a super-powered machine designed to convert food (aka calories) into potent kinetic energy, feeding that powerful squat or sprint with every bite. Of course, not all calories are created equal and there’s true science behind what your body needs before and after you workout. Not surprisingly, your system runs on different types of fuel for different needs. Timing is also a big factor and knowing when to get your nutrition in both pre and post workouts are critical to your optimum performance and recovery. If you don’t eat enough of the right types...

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Chef Mareya's Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving

Chef Mareya's Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving

Turn this year’s Thanksgiving feast into a meal that’s tradition, delicious, and clean! Stressed about Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Have no fear! Chef Mareya Ibrahim has done all of preparation for you (well, on paper!) Now, all you have to do is simply follow the recipes, shop for ingredients, and cook up a clean, delicious feast that the entire family will enjoy! >> Download Your FREE Thanksgiving Prep Checklist << We’ve even created a Thanksgiving Prep Checklist for you to follow along with from now until the big day!!! For those of you who don’t know when it is,...

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