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Here's How: Boost Detoxification with Rich, Nourishing Lentils

Here's How: Boost Detoxification with Rich, Nourishing Lentils

Lentil dishes are consumed all year round in our household. They're easy to make, full of soluble fiber, and a great way to support your health and detoxification.  Lentils (like all legumes) are rich with soluble fiber, which acts like a sponge and binds to fat soluble waste stored in the bile. Think of bile as your garbage collector. When it's released by the liver and gallbladder it gobbles up waste (excess hormones, bad bacteria, yeast, etc) and binds to soluble fiber (insert legumes) in the GI tract, then sweeps it out of your system via the bowels.  When our diets lack soluble fiber, our bile,...

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Adaptogen Latte Recipe

Adaptogen Latte Recipe

There's a lot of buzz around adaptogens nowadays and if you missed my post explaining how they work, check it out here.  One enjoyable way to consume these harmonizing herbs is in an adaptogen latte!  This recipe uses calming adaptogens but it you want to add a little zing, you could add some matcha, stimulating adaptogens, black tea or yes...even an espresso shot or coffee. Read below for tips on personalizing your latte. It does call for a little cacao so if you're drinking this as a night tonic beware of that as some folks find it really stimulating (I know I...

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The Healing Benefits of Salt Sole

The Healing Benefits of Salt Sole

Sole–pronounced "so-lay"– is a mineral rich salt water solution that is saturated with ions–or electrical charges. It has gained momentum and praise in the wellness community over the years for its copious health benefits. And there's research to back it up.  But first let's talk about salt. Unrefined natural salt (Not to be confused with table salt–more on that below) is a vital nutrient that’s essential for life. Literally, we can’t live without salt. It’s important for many major biological processes and has numerous health benefits which include: carrying nutrients to and from cells transmitting nerve impulses maintaining proper fluid...

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Here's How: Castor Oil Packs (Fuss-free options)

Here's How: Castor Oil Packs (Fuss-free options)

First let’s talk about the medicinal value that castor oil offers and then it’ll be clear why castor oil packs have stood the test of time as a natural remedy. The late medical intuitive Edgar Cayce, who documented thousands of clinical observations, found that castor oil when applied topically would increase the vital streams of lymph while removing toxic substances from the area–supporting your body’s ability to cleanse and heal…naturally. Castor oil is a thick and viscous oil that has been used in many healing traditions from Egypt, Africa, India, Greece, Persia and China. It literally has thousands of years of...

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