7-Minutes of Mindful Meditating = Less Anxiety but More Happiness

Sometimes it's as though science is catching up with ancient truth. Studies on meditation and prayer continue to build upon what religious leaders have been saying for centuries. Mindfulness is a mental state where a person is focusing on the present moment. Mindfulness includes a number of practices, but meditation is perhaps the most common form. Meditation includes many different types of techniques that help a person achieve a clear or calm state of mind. Mindfulness has been used for thousands of years in religious traditions, but recently it’s had a rebirth in mainstream culture. The rebirth of mindfulness is incredibly important for people today because we all lead busier lives, satur

Scrumptious Paleo Carrot-Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Diary-Free, & Lectin-Fr

Servings: 1 dozen muffins Ingredients 2 cups blanched almond flour 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large pasture-raised eggs 1/4 cup avocado oil or light flavored oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup grated organic carrot (2 medium carrots) 1/3 cup chopped organic walnuts (optional) Steps: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Whisk together dry ingredients. 3. Add eggs, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla to dry ingredients and beat until batter is smooth. Fold in grated carrot and stir. (If using walnuts, add along w/grated carrot) 4. Line a muffin tin

The Thyroid Gland; what it's job is and what happens when it's malfunctioning...

The thyroid gland plays many roles in our health and is therefore widely studied. From regulating body weight to body temperature, the thyroid gland and its hormones are responsible for several essential functions. Did you know that the thyroid... - influences every cell in your body - is your body's furnace - partners with your liver - can store a potentially lethal dose of hormones - plays a critical role in pregnancy and fetal development When hormone production malfunctions, severe conditions can result. Understanding your thyroid is an essential aspect of maintaining optimal health. When it comes to thyroid disease, there are several ways the thyroid can malfunction. Many people confus

Super Easy Almond-Honey Protein Bars

An unbelievably easy homemade protein bar with only four ingredients! Chewy and loaded with almond butter and honey flavors. Ingredients: 2 scoops of vanilla grass-fed whey protein powder (from Australia or New Zealand (Antler Farms or Kura on Amazon)– about 1/2 cup ½ cup almond flour ½ cup Maisie Jane's Almond Butter, stirred well ½ cup organic honey (can substitute real maple syrup if strictly vegan) INSTRUCTIONS: In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine all ingredients until well combined and smooth. Roll out dough onto a piece of parchment paper into a square or rectangle about 1/2″ thick. Slice into 8 equally sized bars (or 12, if you’d like them to be smaller). Wrap each bar in plas

Pain; Natural Remedies that Work.

“As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive.” "As long as you feel pain, you’re still alive." Many people think pain is a normal part of life. Some may even call it essential. Even if you disagree with that sentiment, the fact is that many people suffer from chronic pain for various reasons. But while we can't stop all sources of chronic pain, we can change the way it is managed. Painkillers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and in increasing numbers, opioids, have become our go-to solutions for pain management. Opioids, in particular, are often hailed as the holy grail in pain relief. But they’ve come with significant costs — addiction, abuse, overdose, and death — and without the promised b

Spinach, Goat Cheese & Egg Cups

Ingredients 12 pasture raised eggs 2 Tbsp grass fed cream (or use unsweetened almond milk) 1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 cups organic baby spinach, packed down a little (Organic Girl brand is great!) 1/2 cup organic goat cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a muffin tin or use silicone reusable cups and put them into the muffin tin. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with grass fed cream or almond milk or you can put into a Vitamix or blender and blend. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Gently stir in spinach. Crumble goat cheese into egg mixture. Mix gently until cheese is mixed in well. Fill each muffin cup in the tin with 1/3 cup egg mixture. Bake egg muffins for 20-

Seafood. Good for you or not?......

In the last few weeks, various news sources published story after story of people who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. This bacteria isn’t just a problem for swimmers — it can also infect people who eat raw and undercooked shellfish, especially oysters. And although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are only about 205 cases of V. vulnificus infections in the United States each year, some scientists are already saying that the number could rise due to warming waters from climate change. If you’re a seafood lover, these headlines along with the already well-known risks of parasites, heavy metals, and chemicals may have you thin

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