SALMON SKEWERS

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1 1/2 – 2 pounds of Wild Salmon(skin removed)
4 tablespoons avocado oil
Coarse sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
8-10 wooden skewers
Organic parsley
1 lemon
Set oven temperature to broil. ( about 500 degrees F)

While that’s heating up, cut salmon into 2 inch squares.
Next, thread 4 pieces of salmon into each skewer.
Repeat this until you have filled up all the skewers.

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CINNAMON CHIA SEED PUDDING

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1- 1½ cups coconut milk

1 Tablespoon honey (you can use maple syrup instead if you don’t like honey)

Pinch salt

Powdered Cinnamon to taste

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1/4 cup chia seeds (black seeds or white seeds are ok, Organic seeds are best)

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Serve cold &

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WHY GETTING SLEEP IS CRUCIAL

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If you don’t get enough sleep, the physical symptoms of dark circles, under eye bags and premature aging are the least of your problems. Most of the real damage is done on the inside. So if you think losing a few hours of sleep here and there is no big deal, your body will tell your otherwise. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise, if not, more.

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STAYING ACTIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN

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When you live with chronic pain, exercise is the last thing you want to do. When have been diagnosed with a chronic immune disorder, exercising will feel like your biggest challenge. Take for instance fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue and arthritis. You may have painful tender areas, shooting pain, joint and muscle stiffness, and random body aches. With all of this, exercise may not be first on your list.

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QUINOA, VEGGIE & AVOCADO SPRING ROLL

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1 carrot, julienned and peeled
1 English cucumber, peeled and julienned
1 cup Kimchi (drain liquid)
1 and a half Avocados, sliced length wise
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (white, red or black is fine)
15 pieces of Red leaf lettuce (size equivalent or a bit smaller to the rice paper wrap (green leaf lettuce is fine, too)
15 rice paper wraps

For dipping sauce
5 tablespoons of Coconut Aminos (found at most health food stores)
2 tablespoons almond butter (smooth or crunchy is fine)
Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions.

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COCONUT & CACAO NIB ICE CREAM

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2 cans Full Fat Natural Value or Native Forest Coconut milk. Leave cans in the refrigerator over night before making this recipe.

1 packet of Lo Han (sweetener)
3 tablespoons of organic maple syrup or organic coconut nectar
4 tablespoons organic cacao nibs
1 teaspoon organic Vanilla extract
Organic Mint Leaves (optional)

Remove cans form refrigerator and empty contents into a blender.

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EATING ORGANIC ON A BUDGET

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If you eat organic, chances are you are paying up to 50% more for your groceries compared to conventionally grown food using synthetic pesticides. However, you can still enjoy the benefits of healthy, nutrient dense foods on a budget. Here are a few ways to live within your means and stay healthy.

Shop at your local farmers market. When you shop directly from the farmer you save money.

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH GARLIC & APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

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Makes 4 servings

1 head of organic cauliflower, chopped into florets
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
3 tablespoons organic olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cloves of garlic (smashed) not chopped
1 tablespoon Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
Cracked pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, add florets then olive oil,

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BEYOND A GLUTEN FREE DIET

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats (unless they are grown in separate fields). In that case, oats can be considered gluten free. Gluten is what gives breads and bagels its chewy texture. A Gluten-Free (GF) diet is free from these grains. So individuals diagnosed with celiac sprue, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity need to avoid all foods made with these grains.

Classic symptoms for gluten related issues include:
constipation
diarrhea
stomach pain
vomiting
joint pain
anemia
bloating
gas
acid reflux
migraines
skin rashes
neurological dysfunction
vitamin deficiencies

Some people with gluten intolerance have little or no symptoms at all.

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