holiday cocktail recipes

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL RECIPES FOOD AS MEDICINE: Cocktails can be a big contributor to holiday weight gain, especially when laden with sugary fruit juices and store-bought mixers. Making your own cocktails using a few simple whole food ingredients lets you keep calories and carbs in check. Sparkling water adds bubbles and volume while not contributing more…


baked brie

Baked Brie with Walnuts and Figs Recipe

BAKED BRIE WITH WALNUTS AND FIGS RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Figs have been shown to ward off obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. They also have bioactive and phenolic compounds including quercetin and anthocyanins with anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties and their soluble fiber helps to reduce LDL cholesterol. Figs are also packed…


bacon wrapped dates recipe

Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe

BACON WRAPPED DATES RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Bacon is chock full of a very important nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory, from conception to Senior Status, and has been shown in university studies to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic mental impairments. Bacon provides us with substantial amounts…


healthy holiday cookie recipes

Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes

HEALTHY HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES The holidays are in full swing! With all of the festivities surrounding us, it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of indulging in a few sweets. Instead of diving in head first into the jar of frosted cookies, consider mindful indulgence instead. Actually, mindful indulgence is an essential component to optimal…


tips to fight the holiday bulge

5 Tips to Fight the Holiday Bulge

5 TIPS TO FIGHT THE HOLIDAY BULGE The average weight gain over the holiday season is said to be 7-10 pounds. This is no surprise as it is the season of eating and drinking! With holiday gatherings, work parties, and many other celebrations and reasons to overindulge, it’s no wonder most fall victim to the…


pumpkin pie spice latte recipe

Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Recipe

PUMPKIN PIE SPICE LATTE RECIPE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Indulge in the sweet flavors of the coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte without all of the calories and toxins. Pumpkin is a rich source of vitamin A, zinc, and phytocompounds. Unlike its Starbucks counterpart which contains potassium sorbate, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors, this pumpkin pie…


drinks to boost your immune system

Drinks to Boost Your Immune System

DRINKS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM We often think of beverages as empty calories, but what about using drinks to boost your immune system? As the weather gets colder this is an optimal way to warm up while promoting your wellness. Below are three drink recipes which double as a health tonic that can warm…


what is ketosis

What is Ketosis?

WHAT IS KETOSIS? What is ketosis? Many of us have heard the term, but lack a full understanding of what ketosis really is. Ketosis is the breakdown of fat (both dietary and stored body fat) into ketone bodies to be used as fuel for the body. The preferred source of fuel for the body is…


Taming Sugar Cravings

TAMING SUGAR CRAVINGS Some days, it’s hard to resist reaching for a candy bar or pint of ice cream. Luckily, we have the inside scoop on how to tame those pesky sugar cravings. Eat regularly To control your sugar cravings, eat every 3-4 hours. Now, that doesn’t mean full meals. You should be eating 3…