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Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Crunchy Maple Croutons

Ingredients For the soup: 1 small organic butternut Pumpkin, peeled, seeded and chopped into pieces 3 whole organic garlic cloves 1 organic red onion, peeled and cut into wedges 2 tsp organic cumin seeds 3 tbs rice bran or vegetable oil 25 liters (2.5 pints) organic vegetable stock [...]

Organic, Free-Range Chili-Lime Chicken Burgers with Avocado Salsa

Ingredients 1 1/2 pound ground, organic chicken 95/5 1 small chopped organic red pepper about 1/2 cup 1 chopped organic poblano pepper green bell would work as well 1/2 organic lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup bread crumbs - optional use [...]

Mediterranean Low Carb Broccoli Salad

Ingredients For the salad: 5 Cups Broccoli, cut into small florets (380g) 1/2 Cup Artichoke hearts marinated in olive oil, sliced 1/2 Cup Sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, roughly chopped (75g) (oil squeezed out) 1/2 Cup Pitted Kalamata olives, halved 1/3 Cup Red onion, diced 1/4 Cup Roasted salted sunflower seeds For the dressing: 2 Cups Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt Zest and juice of 1 large [...]

Optimizing testosterone levels affects more than just a man’s sex drive

Many men suffer from low testosterone, particularly as they age, but few recognize that it impacts more than just libido and erectile function. Other side effects, according to the American Urological Association, include fatigue, memory loss, depression and mood swings, changes in body composition, difficulty sleeping, and reduction in [...]

The Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen: A Guide for Avoiding Produce with Pesticides

Have you heard of the Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen? This easy reference guide lists which vegetables are the most and least likely to contain pesticide residue. We recommend our patients eat 100% organic but understand that’s not always possible. Items on the “Dirty Dozen” list should always be [...]

Natural remedies during cold and flu season

Cold and flu season is upon us yet again, and unfortunately, many of us will be bit by the flu bug at some point. We’ll get cranky. Our bodies will be drained of energy and it may be difficult to get a good night’s sleep. You may miss a day [...]

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo and Vegan)

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these healthy, gluten-free, paleo and vegan dessert bars from Bakerita. Ingredients For the crust 3/4 cup raw cashews 1/4 cup almond flour 4 pitted Medjool dates 2 tablespoons coconut oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt For the cheesecake 2 cups raw cashews soaked in cold filtered water for at least four hours or preferably overnight (see [...]

Could Your Dental Floss Be Toxic?

Scary new research recently uncovered that flossing teeth could increase the body's levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) — widely used chemicals linked to a number of diseases and certain cancers. But it’s not as if we can stop flossing – dental hygiene is essential to our health. Flossing [...]