Brussel Sprout Quinoa Casserole Salad

  Growing up, when I was made to eat a little of everything on my plate, the one vegetable that I feared most was Brussel Sprouts. It didn’t matter how I tried to imagine them as something else, dress them up with spices, gravy, or even pancake syrup, they were my veggie nemesis. It was not until my teen years that I acquired a taste for them, but once I did, I couldn’t get enough of them (much to the disappointment of my two german shepherds that I often fed…

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Spinach Kale Mango MMmmm Smoothie

  Green Mustaches are so Appealing! Try one on for size by making this spinach and kale smoothie! The benefits of drinking a highly nutritious raw veggie/fruit smoothie each day in place of a meal are huge. Not only will you feel better and have more energy, but your body will naturally lose unwanted fat. Here is a recipe for the staple smoothie of vegans and vegetarians. Spinach and Kale Smoothie Recipe: Raw/Organic ingredients: 2 cups baby leaf spinach 2 cups chopped kale 4 chilled cups apple juice 1 ripe…

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Increase Your Libido Naturally

  The stresses of life can wear down even the most resilient of optimist if they are not vigilant in maintaining a healthy lifestyle of eating the right foods. The wrong foods, lack of sleep, and daily stress can rob a person of the joy of living. This can be especially true for one’s sex life. From a diet standpoint, one of the greatest deterrents to a healthy sex life (suffering from a low libido) is not getting the necessary nutrients, minerals, and enzymes needed in order to maintain a…

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Dangerous Health Effects of Red Meat

  To a meat lover, there’s nothing quite like a thick, juicy, perfectly marinated, meticulously grilled steak to cause one’s taste buds to rise up in celebration. To someone that love’s the taste of steak (which, by the way, I do), the thought of each flavorful bite of a well-prepared steak is, well,… if you are a steak lover, you know what I am talking about. I was raised on steak, and lots of it. I have enjoyed eating steak for most of my adult life up until about 6…

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Weight Loss 

Benefits of Grapefruit and its Part in Weight Loss

  I have known about the health benefits of grapefruit since I was a teenager. While I didn’t know why they were healthy, I did see the the benefits of grapefruit through my stepfather’s morning ritual.  When I was growing up, I remember my stepfather getting a little heavy in the peak of his professional success, which led to some health issues. I listened to him complain that he was looking and feeling terrible, and that he was going to start changing things in his life so that he could…

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One Simple Way of How to Reduce the Risk of Cancer

  Why is it that America, the world’s leader in cancer research, leads the world in cancer? Why is it that colon cancer is so prevalent in America? Ever wonder? Maybe not. I think that maybe if we did, we might be open to learning a few things from cultures that have long practiced certain traditions and eating habits that have resulted in these cultures having among the very lowest incidents of colon cancer in the world. The Japanese and Chinese have for eons made it a practice to drink…

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