Ingredients

1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
2 teaspoons organic flax meal
4 ounces whole flax seeds, organic
1 tablespoon organic cinnamon powder
2 organic, pasture raised eggs
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces of applesauce, organic
4 ounces of almond flour, organic
3 ounces of coconut flour, organic
2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract
4 tablespoons of raw honey,

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The use of artificial sweeteners has steadily increased in the American food supply over the past few decades. Studies examining the impact of artificial sweeteners show that they simulate the taste of sugar and are reported to contain less calories than sugar, but may have other adverse health effects and may even interfere with weight loss. One such study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, focused primarily on aspartame and its risks towards weight loss.

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Your immune system is a complex connection tasked with the responsibility of fighting infection and handling possible threats to the health and safety of the human body. It is a complex network that develops strengths, weaknesses, and specific reactions to chemical compounds and microorganisms.  An immune system can target and identify these substances or microorganisms and coordinate an effective response. This response is often a way to protect the body from the potential effects or side-effects from the substance or microorganism.

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Ingredients

 
1 large red onion, finely chopped
8 ounces of organic Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
8 ounces of Shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
1/8 teaspoon powdered turmeric, organic
1 organic garlic clove, smashed
13 ounces (1 can) of full fat coconut milk (Native Harvest or Nature’s Value brand)
24 ounces of vegetable broth/stock
2 tablespoons organic lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt,

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Sean E. Heerey  ND, MA, CCC/SLP

 

Parents and caregivers get tired of saying “No”. Children don’t want to hear the word “No”. Setting limits and establishing boundaries are an important part of raising children.

Sometimes we feel that we have no option when dealing with a child and we must say “NO” quite emphatically and vociferously. Here is a typical scenario: It is time for dinner and your child wants a chocolate bar.

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The holiday season can definitely be a stressful time for many. While it is a time where people come together, often the objective of buying everyone gifts or long distance traveling can put stressors on the body and mind. With the coming winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder can also play a role in the mood or behavior of a person. The holiday season is a time of pure joy,

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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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