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5 01, 2020

Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup is So Bad for You

By |2020-01-22T19:25:38+00:00January 5th, 2020|Nutrition|0 Comments

How Sugar Behaves in Your Body High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The Biggest Loser? 5 Ways to Minimize Added Sugars Every year, the average American consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar. That’s six cups or three pounds of sugar every week. Put that into perspective: Around 200 years ago, most of us ate only two pounds of sugar every year! What’s so bad about sugar? While the occasional treat probably won’t do much damage, too much sugar can harm your [...]

31 12, 2019

10 Tips How to Start Exercising and Stick with It

By |2020-01-22T19:22:53+00:00December 31st, 2019|Exercise|0 Comments

The Many Benefits of Exercise Moving from “I should” to “I will exercise” Most of us sit a lot these days: Behind a desk, in a car, at a kitchen table, or in front of the television. Consider these statistics: Fewer than five percent of adults get 30 minutes of movement daily Only one in three adults get the recommended amount of physical activity every week Only one in three children are physically active every day Back in [...]

30 12, 2019

Ginger Switchel

By |2020-01-22T19:42:25+00:00December 30th, 2019|Recipes: Healthy Drinks|0 Comments

Switchel originated in the Caribbean and has been a popular summer drink for 300 years. Called, “Haymaker’s Punch,” by farmers, it is popular at harvest time, but also has a drink for celebrations. Enjoy instead of alcohol and you will remain healthy and happy at social events. It contains ginger, apple cider vinegar, and lemon which all provide a powerful detox punch. Ingredients 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar 12 drops of Sweet Leaf Stevia 1/4 [...]

30 12, 2019

Gut Renew: Replenish Nutrients in Your Gut and Restore Your Gut Health

By |2020-01-22T19:46:16+00:00December 30th, 2019|Supplements|0 Comments

Gut Health Can Determine Your Overall Health Your Gut, Your Immune System, and Inflammation Improve Your Gut Health Gut Renew is an All-in-one Gut Health Formula Good gut health can keep you lean, healthy, and energetic. Think of your digestive tract as a tube. Ideally, the lining of that tube keeps everything you swallow intact until it gets properly broken down or digested. The gut barrier also decides what gets through that wall. A healthy gut keeps [...]

24 12, 2019

The Brain-Gut Connection: Improve your Gut Health and Improve Your Mind

By |2020-01-22T19:59:43+00:00December 24th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Your Gut Bacteria Has More to Do with Your Feelings Than You Think Managing the Relationship Between Your Gut and Your Brain The Gut-Brain Axis and Stress The Root Cause of Poor Health: Inflammation How To Fix Your Poor Gut Health with Your Diet Exercise to Improve Gut Health and Boost Mood Gut bacteria impacts nearly every organ, especially your brain. Think about that “butterflies in your stomach” feeling before a big presentation. Or maybe [...]

17 12, 2019

A Conversation with a Chiropractor

By |2020-01-22T19:13:00+00:00December 17th, 2019|Chiropractic Care|0 Comments

Everything You Wanted to Know About Chiropractic Care What do chiropractors focus on? What are the biggest reasons people see chiropractors? How does a chiropractor differ from my primary physician? Any final thoughts that people should know about chiropractic care? You may be curious about seeing a chiropractor for back pain. Maybe your neighbor raved that her chiropractor helped relieve her rheumatoid arthritis. Or perhaps you’re just interested in seeing an expert who helps you [...]

10 12, 2019

Chile-Zucchini Mash

By |2020-01-22T19:49:27+00:00December 10th, 2019|Lunch Recipes|0 Comments

This is a great zucchini recipe with a southwestern taste.  It is super easy to make and can be on the table in about 10 minutes. Recipe adapted from Eating Well, Aug 2011 Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 2-3 organic zucchini, halved lengthwise then sliced 1/2 onion, grated or finely chopped 1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles, drained 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper dash cumin 1/2 c organic (preferably raw) [...]

10 12, 2019

What Your Gut Is Telling You about Your Immunity

By |2020-01-22T19:10:02+00:00December 10th, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Your Immune System: It All Starts in Your Gut When Bad Bacteria Take Over Bad Gut Bacteria, Inflammation, and Your Immune System The Gut-Immune Connection Began At Birth Gut-Immune Health: Start with Your Diet The Nutrients to Support Your Immune System and Your Gut Lifestyle Factors to Support Your Gut and Immune System You have about 300 to 500 different species of tiny organisms called bacteria in your digestive tract. Altogether, that’s tens of trillions of microorganisms. [...]

3 12, 2019

Supplements to Support Your Digestive System

By |2020-01-22T19:06:44+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Nutrition|0 Comments

Digestive System Disrupt Your Digestive System Explained How to Prevent Digestive Disorders Digestion Supplements to Keep Your Track on Track Probiotics Natural Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health Disruption in your digestive system disruption can be uncomfortable. You may experience this after a big, heavy meal or get a feeling of being carsick. You get an upset stomach, gas, heartburn, nausea, or maybe a bathroom problem like constipation or diarrhea. You know these things will [...]

26 11, 2019

“Sugar Cookies”

By |2020-01-22T19:58:15+00:00November 26th, 2019|Advanced Plan|0 Comments

This is a great go-to recipe for a stand-in for traditional sugar cookies. They are great for the holidays because they can be dropped on a baking dish or rolled out and cut with cookie cutters. They can also be frosted with a Maximized Living approved frosting. You won’t be disappointed! Advanced & Core Plan Approved Ingredients Cookie 2 ½ cups almond flour or cashew flour (for a more buttery-tasting cookie) 1 free range organic [...]