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Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), acceptable Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) for children are <5mcg/dL. However, there is no measurable level of lead in the body below which no harm occurs. Lead is toxic to the brain! It does not matter if a child inhales, swallows, or absorbs lead particles, the health effects are the same. However, higher levels of lead are absorbed when it is inhaled.

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Ingredients

9 ounces of almond – coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated, organic fresh ginger or powdered ginger
1 teaspoon organic, ground turmeric, fresh or dried works fine
1 teaspoon organic raw honey
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions

In a small pot, over low heat, add coconut milk and rest of ingredients.

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Magnesium is one of the most important minerals that is used by the human body for many functions. Although it seems like a simple nutrient to obtain through food, many individuals are actually deficient. The benefits of a balanced level of magnesium are many but, unfortunately low levels of magnesium can contribute to a plethora of symptoms that can be linked to several health issues.

 

Even more concerning is the deficit of magnesium in people who have elevated stress levels.

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Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

 

Our bodies need water! When you are really thirsty the beverage that tastes the best is water. Dehydration is a common condition that is easily overlooked as something that is contributing to disease and a lack of overall wellness.

 

Research has shown that proper hydration leads to increased athletic performance and overall improvements in mood.

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Ingredients

1 whole wild sea bream (Dorade fish) cleaned and gutted
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 organic garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
Cracked black pepper, to taste
1 organic lemon, cut into slices
1 cup steamed snow peas, for plate garnish

 

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Your body was meant to move. Your body is an energy burning machine. Our cooling systems were developed to run long distances, our muscle fibers can be built to handle incredible weight, and our minds become sharpened by the consistent work that our bodies do. Maintaining a habit for exercise clearly helps your body and your brain in many ways.

 

1.  Exercise works out your brain.

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Ingredients

 
2 acorn squash, sliced in half, seeds removed
6 tablespoons of organic coconut oil, melted
4 tablespoons of organic coconut palm sugar or 2 tablespoons of Lohan
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chopped organic pecans
Vanilla Coconut yogurt (optional, for topping)

 
Directions

 

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Sean E. Heerey  ND, MA, CCC/SLP

 
The words we say have power. Sometimes it is not the words we say but how we say those words that communicates how we are feeling. Our words can have the power to hurt and harm someone or they can heal and uplift.

 

Researchers at Florida International University made an interesting discovery about children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and parental expressed emotions.

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Ingredients

1 organic, whole butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1 inch size cubes
3 tablespoons of organic coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon dried sage
2 cloves organic garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

 
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, toss butternut squash with coconut oil,

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Candida is a very common yeast found in the mucous membranes of the intestines, mouth and genitourinary system. Everyone has this type of yeast in and on their body. You wouldn’t generally know it’s there when it is balanced, as it is benign. The issue arises when this yeast overgrows and creates problems in the gut and the immune system. This triggers an imbalance in beneficial bacteria and the not so good bacteria.

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