STRESSED? BURNT OUT? Two glands to point out: PItuitary and Pineal!

The pituitary gland is the master gland of the endocrine system. It oversees the challenging job of controlling hormones. Estrogen, cortisol, ghrelin or melatonin are just a few examples of hormones needed to maintain a state of homeostasis. They work full-time on a good day but life is hectic, sending hormones into a regular frenzy […]

CHICK PEAS

Chick peas were once a secret of Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. Lucky for us, they have found prime real estate at your local grocery store. Chick peas are round, white peas with a slightly nutty flavor. They contain high fiber, making it easy to eat at least 35 grams daily. Chick peas are […]

VEGGIE PUCK is fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients! Rainbow of puck sized super foods!

I’m forever focused on hunting down ways for clients to make food greener! Certain criteria capture my attention! Organic? YES! Raw? YES! Sugar free? YES! Gluten free? YES! Non-gmo? YES! Vitamin, fiber and mineral rich? YES! Eating a wide range of rainbow colored fruits and vegetables helps heal the body. Eating high fiber is non-negotiable. […]

Happy Holidays! Hats off to Peppermint this season!

Candy canes, breath mints, chocolates and even toothpaste are PEPPERMINT! Peppermint may be cool and refreshing but choosing the real deal is key to helping many common ailments. It’s a natural hybrid of spearmint and watermint. Peppermint grows in damp, marshy conditions in Britain and throughout Europe. For medicinal purposes, aerial parts are harvested just […]

SMOODEE

Most people follow a SAD diet! Love the term. It’s ironic since the STANDARD AMERICAN DIET (S.A.D.) breaks this CNP’s heart! Highly processed diets lack nutrients. They are high in calories and sugar. Don’t get me started on GMO, pesticides, antibiotics and steroids! Keep in mind organic doesn’t mean healthy either! Welcome sickness and disease […]

Summertime COCONUT sunflower energy ball

  “COCONUT” Sunflower Butter raw vegan energy balls by Mer’s Mom!   Ingredients: ½ cup sunflower seed butter 2 Tablespoons Cocovie Naturals pure virgin coconut oil ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup Cocovie Naturals coconut flour ¼ cup Cocovie Naturals coconut sugar ½ teaspoon ceylon cinnamon 1 pinch Himalayan pink sea salt (optional) 1/2 cup […]