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Brazil Nut Butter Recipe

Brazil Nuts Brazil nuts are calorie and nutrient dense. High in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, including omega-6 fatty acids, a one-ounce (6-7 nuts) serving provides about 185 calories, 5 grams of protein, and a rich supply of magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and selenium. In fact, Brazil nuts are the highest natural source of selenium (543 mcg […]

Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails: A Nutritional Approach The condition of your hair, skin, and nails (AKA the integumentary system) are a reflection of your overall state of health. For example, they can be a diagnostic symptom when diagnosing thyroid deficiency since they share similar nutritional requirements. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, having thicker hair, stronger nails […]

Optimizing Thyroid Function

Optimizing Thyroid Function It might be tiny, but thyroid gland is powerful! According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. What’s even more staggering, is that up to 60% of those with a thyroid condition are unaware of it! Located just below your Adam’s apple, in […]

Calendula (Marigold) and Oil Pulling

Calendula (Calendula offcinalis) AKA Marigold You probably recognize the flower, since it’s quite popular and grows easily in many parts of the world. But what you might not realize is how powerful this plant is as a medicinal herb. The phytochemical components of this plant contribute to the wide variety of action. They include trepenoids, […]

Chicken Stock: Slow-Cooker Bone Broth Recipe

Slow-Cooker Chicken Broth Recipe Chicken broth has been used for generations as a traditional cure-all remedy- known for building strength, energy and immunity. There’s a reason that grandma’s chicken soup seemed to be magic! Turns out the collagen and mineral content in traditionally made broth actually helps fortify bones, teeth and even helps heel the […]

Minerals

Minerals Minerals are important nutrients in your diet that help the body maintain good health and resist infection—including the mouth and teeth. Minerals are inorganic elements that come from the earth, soil, and water and are absorbed by plants. Animals and humans absorb minerals from the plants they eat. There are two kinds of minerals—macrominerals […]