Monthly Archives: May 2018

How to Get Your Body to Use Fat for Fuel

Millions around the globe struggle with their weight. Most who do have tried limiting their food intake as a means of losing pounds. One major problem is that our bodies need fuel to survive and dieting often leaves a person fatigued, unable to concentrate and get work done, and eventually the body forces us to return to taking in more calories in order to function.   One key to breaking this cycle is to get the body to burn our excess fat for the fuel it needs.  […]

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How To Restore, Season + Clean A Cast-Iron Skillet

A properly seasoned cast iron skillet is the key to cooking many a healthy meal. If you’re like me, you use it, wash it, dry it, and throw it in the cupboard till the next time. And if so, your skillet probably looks like mine- dry, a little rust to clean off before use, food sticks to it. For some tips on how to keep your cast iron skillet in tip top shape, take a look!

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Cholesterol: Everything You Need to Know

As someone who has had heart disease I know what it’s like to be sifting through page after page of information, trying to sort out what’s right and wrong, what’s going to work for me, and struggling through all the conflicting information. Here’s a post from the Leaf I found on cholesterol. Obviously there’s always controversy surrounding this topic, but I find it helpful to collect as much information as possible so I can make at least reasonably informed decisions about my health. Read the post here.

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Relieving Acid Reflux Naturally

  Millions of people deal with digestive health issues every day. One of the most common conditions is what many refer to as heartburn or acid reflux. When acid reflux happens two or more times per week, it becomes gastroesophageal reflux disease. This uncomfortable and dangerous condition can be addressed in several different ways without medication. Diet  One key is to eliminate foods that may be causing heartburn- certain foods such as caffeine, chocolate, acidic juices, alcohol and salt have all been linked to acid reflux. Also, […]

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What Are Prebiotics Health Benefits And Food Sources?

Probiotics are your gut’s best defense in the underworld of the microbiome. They’re the “good” bacteria that fight off inflammation and disease and boost your immunity. But have you heard of prebiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds or carbohydrates that help feed the probiotics and help them grow. Think of them as the water and sunlight flowers and plants need to flourish. There are plenty of excellent ways to get prebiotics — you might already be eating them — garlic is one! Today, I’m breaking down how prebiotics and […]

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