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Boost Thyroid Function: Start with These 3 thumbnail

  Do you need to boost thyroid function through food and lifestyle? Do you have hypothyroidism (low thyroid or under-functioning thyroid) and wondering what else to do aside from medications? Do you take medications and feel no improvement in your thyroid function? In this post, I share a video on three things you can start… Read More

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8 Reasons to Cook with Cast Iron Pans

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There are many health and culinary advantages to cooking with cast iron pans. Here are 8 reasons, as well as tips for seasoning, cleaning, and maintaining cast iron pans.   Non-stick cookware are popular because they are easy to clean and don’t require a lot of oil. However, non-stick pans, known as Teflon, are coated… Read More

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How to Cope with Stressful Times

There will be times when you feel disappointed, frustrated, worried, afraid, concerned, or anxious. You lack clarity and certainty. You feel that you're in the middle of a tornado with not just your head but all your body spinning. You don't feel grounded anymore. You worry that life the way you know it will change… Read More

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Making a pizza crust from fresh cauliflower is just another way to use this super vegetable in gluten-free, low-carb, and low-calorie baking. Try this simple recipe to satisfy your pizza craving, guilt-free. To be honest, I hate to shame anyone for eating pizza. But let's face it, a traditional pizza with a regular or deep… Read More

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Health Benefits of Low Carb Diets

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Low carb diets are trendy but they are no FAD. More and more research is showing health benefits of low carbohydrate diets for weight loss, fat loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and brain and nerve function. The USDA guidelines recommend that 45-65% of your calories come from carbohydrates. To put it into perspective, if you're a… Read More

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Black Bean Egg Bake Recipe

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Looking for a quick breakfast? This egg recipe is very easy to make and so satisfying to eat. It makes a great breakfast, brunch, or lunch. We made it for the first during Ramadan, and it was perfect for Suhur time when we don't want to stir-up a mess in the kitchen at 3:30 am… Read More

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Is Cooking with Olive Oil Healthy?

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No two people would argue about olive oil being a healthy antioxidant-packed oil. Cooking with olive oil is another story. In this post, I share my take on cooking with olive oil, whether it’s ok or not, and what you need to watch out for. Olive oil is made of 75% oleic acid, a monounsaturated… Read More

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Do you Need a Protein Powder with Your Smoothie? thumbnail

If you drink smoothies or shakes on regular basis or considering it as part of a healthy diet, protein should be on your mind. Do you have enough protein in your smoothie? Do you need a protein powder? What types? How much? I answer these questions in this post. Drinking a smoothie as a meal… Read More

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How to Find Time to Exercise

There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything. How am I supposed to fit my family, my work, my health, and the 10 other things I need to do in 1 short day? As a mom of little ones, my kids come before my exercise. I can try to put me first… Read More

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Top Detox Foods (Part 2)

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It's here... the second half of the top 12 foods or food groups that will help your liver and your body detox naturally! Two weeks ago, I shared the first video in this series, the top 12 foods that will help your liver detox naturally. Since there are more foods that can fit in one… Read More

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