Chipotle Chickpea Salad Recipe

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect by Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN provides everything you need to learn about the vital role fiber plays in your body and your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. The Fiber Effect also includes easy meal plans and recipes to get you started. Check out one recipe below. Continue reading

Phone Free Day

Did you know that March 19th is Phone Free Day?

 

Phone Free Day was started by Taino Bendz, an engineer based in New Zealand with 10 years experience in the tech sector. He’d had enough of how adults were using their phones in front of the kids and decided to take a stand. For the last year and a half, Taino has been running workshops and presentations around social media and smartphone usage, and empowering people to make a change. Continue reading

Banana Beet Nice Cream Recipe

The ice-cream alternative that will wow your taste buds … Beautifully coloured with the alkalizing goodness of beetroot and flavoured with sweet banana, which has mildly alkalizing properties thanks to the high level of potassium present. This recipe is lovely on its own or scoop it onto Oat Crepes or Banana Flour Pancakes for an amazing healthy dessert (or breakfast!). Continue reading

Papaya Sunrise Porridge Recipe

Soothe your skin and digestive tract and make your heart happy with the goodness of oats and papaya. Note that hemp seeds and chia seeds contain salicylates and amines, so they are optional. See Variation (below) for a gluten-free quinoa porridge recipe. Toppings: pear is the low amine/histamine option and all the mentioned fruits are low in salicylates. Continue reading

Coping with Kidney Stones

One in 10 individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life. Composed of hard, painful mineral deposits forming inside the kidneys, these stones are both crippling and potentially chronic. Thankfully, patients can take action to reduce their chances of developing or redeveloping kidney stones by following a good diet, observing proper self-care, and adopting a comprehensive wellness plan. To that end, Living with Kidney Stones offers the most up-to-date information on this illness, paired with heartfelt insight from an actual kidney stone sufferer. Author Samantha Bowick has also written several articles to highlight all the important information one needs to know including the one below about how best to cope with kidney stones. Continue reading

Early Signs of a Kidney Stone

One in 10 individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life. Composed of hard, painful mineral deposits forming inside the kidneys, these stones are both crippling and potentially chronic. Thankfully, patients can take action to reduce their chances of developing or redeveloping kidney stones by following a good diet, observing proper self-care, and adopting a comprehensive wellness plan. To that end, Living with Kidney Stones offers the most up-to-date information on this illness, paired with heartfelt insight from an actual kidney stone sufferer. Author Samantha Bowick has also written several articles to highlight all the important information one needs to know including the one below about knowing the early signs of kidney stones. Continue reading

Kidney Stones Misdiagnosis

One in 10 individuals will suffer from kidney stones at some point in their life. Composed of hard, painful mineral deposits forming inside the kidneys, these stones are both crippling and potentially chronic. Thankfully, patients can take action to reduce their chances of developing or redeveloping kidney stones by following a good diet, observing proper self-care, and adopting a comprehensive wellness plan. To that end, Living with Kidney Stones offers the most up-to-date information on this illness, paired with heartfelt insight from an actual kidney stone sufferer. Author Samantha Bowick has also written several articles to highlight all the important information one needs to know including the one below about kidney stones misdiagnosis. Continue reading