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Video Blog: Green Garlic Pesto

I always encourage my clients to try new vegetables as that’s one of the biggest challenges many of my clients face – how to increase their fruit and vegetables intake.  How else to do it than to experiment in the produce section and get friendly in the kitchen!

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Top 3 Natural Sweeteners and Healthbean’s Next Event!

raw honey

Would you like stevia, agave syrup, rapdura, coconut sugar, or brown sugar?  Which is it?  The sugar options are literally endless.  Last time I was in the grocery store, half of the baking aisle was filled with sugar!

The importance of limiting the sugar in our diet is no doubt important.  Whether we decide to use a more healthful sugar, the bottom line is that the overall sugar content in our diet needs to decrease regardless of the sugar used.

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Egg Labelling 101

organic eggs

Eggs should have their own dedicated aisle.  It seems like there are new options popping up all the time which makes it just that much more confusing to determine the best type of egg to buy.

When we are deciding what type of egg to buy, it’s important to consider toxins.  Why?  because toxins accumulate in fat cells.  The yolk is a pure fat which is where toxins will accumulate.  So, the more toxins the chickens are exposed to either from conventionally grown feed or living in an undesirable environment, the increased amount of toxins stored in the yolk, which we ultimately ingest.

So, a healthy environment = a  healthier chicken = a healthier egg = a healthier body

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Video Blog: The Art of Detoxifying Naturally

green smoothie

When I hear people talk about detoxing, it is usually a short lived adventure that ends in a celebration of unhealthy food choices leading people back to where they started.  Square 1. But, the true art of detoxifying is doing it daily in a delicious and satisfying way that can be maintained for life.

Detoxing shouldn’t coincide with a feeling of deprivation but rather be filled with delicious, health promoting foods that  serve your body with ample amounts of daily energy.

In today’s video, I explain the medicinal power of food that supports our liver and kidney, the body’s detoxifying organs, excrete the toxins that we bombarded with on a daily basis.

The recipe is gluten free and dairy free.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much?

sugar

This question seems to be a hot topic these days.  I probably get this question at least daily if not more.   In fact, today, I was asked 3 times!  So I thought, this would make a great blog post.  That, and I just finished reading an excellent book on sugar by Margaret Wertheim, Breaking The Sugar Habit,  which inspired the topic.

When it comes to sugar, there are 2 different types:

1.  Added sugar – Sugar that food manufactures add to food.
2. Naturally occurring sugar – Sugar that is naturally found in whole, unprocessed foods like fruits and vegetables (yes, they contain natural sugar), plain dairy products, and whole, unrefined grain products.

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