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Watermelon Basil Elixir Water Jul 24th, 2019

Watermelon Basil Elixir   Makes 4 cups Ingredients: 2 cups cubed watermelon Juice and rind of ½ a lime 20 basil leaves or 2 large sprigs (use variegated basil for a more beautiful elixir) Himalayan salt to taste 4 cups water Directions: In a quart-size jar, layer all of the...

Cucumber Pineapple Lime Salad Jul 5th, 2019

Cucumber Pineapple Lime Salad:       Ingredients 1 pineapple, chopped1 cucumber, chopped1 lime, juiced1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped   Directions: Combine pineapple and cucumber into a large bowl. Mix in fresh lime juice. Sprinkle mint over, and toss to combine.

Best Avocado Toast Jun 10th, 2019

Best Avocado Toast:   Ingredients 2 slices artisan whole grain bread 1 Ripe Avocado mini heirloom tomatoes red & yellow sliced in half lemon infused extra virgin olive oil or EVOO pinch of sriracha salt or pink Himalayan salt pinch of crushed red pepper, optional 1 tsp. crushed hemp seeds or crushed chia seeds micro greens...

Chicken Veggie Burgers Jun 10th, 2019

Chicken Vegetable Burger w/ Low Carb Bun     Ingredients 1 pound ground chicken, preferably half dark and half white meat 3/4 cup coarsely grated zucchini, excess liquid squeezed out 2 tablespoons grated (yellow)  onion, drained of liquid 2 tablespoons no sugar added ketchup (I use Primal Kitchen or Walden...

Foods to Increase Libido Jun 7th, 2019

Having a low sex drive or no stamina? Try out these foods for an increase! It’s strange but funny to think that foods you may love – or perhaps have never tried – can serve as silent sensual boosters!A lowered libido is normal, especially in our modern-day world filled with...

Sugar Cravings Defined May 24th, 2019

Causes of Sugar Cravings: Sugar Craving Cause: You did not sleep enough Getting enough ZzZ’s is crucial to your health AND…appetite! But especially when you are tired or running on less than 6 hours of sleep, the only way to replenish your energy and glycogen stores is to eat more...

Fruit and Veggies to Grill May 24th, 2019

You can Grill…What?! Posted by MEGHAN on MAY 24, 2019 EDIT Odd things you can GRILLthat are oh so good for Summer: Pineapple Simply slice the pineapple into one-inch pieces and grill on high heat for three minutes on each side. Serve in a salad, on a burger, or in a sweet salsa....

Guide to Gluten Free Flours May 23rd, 2019

Your Guide to Gluten Free Flours: Whether you have kidney stones and restricting oxalates, are gluten-intolerant or celiac… you may be wondering about the best gluten-free flours to try! From 2010-2015, the gluten-free trend was all the hype! Everyone thought that gluten was horrible for your body, and gluten-free meant...

Deviled Egg Cups Apr 18th, 2019

Deviled Egg Cups: Ingredients 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt OR 2 tbsp. avocado1 teaspoon spicy brown or Dijon mustard1/4 teaspoon ground paprika1/4 teaspoon garlic powder2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped2 tablespoons celery, finely chopped1 tablespoon radish (about 1 medium), finely chopped1 teaspoon scallion (green part only), thinly sliced3 small Bibb or Boston lettuce...

Spring Detox Salad Mar 27th, 2019

Spring Detox Salad       Makes: 6 Servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups kale 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups brussels sprouts, roughly chopped 2 cups red cabbage, roughly chopped 1 cup carrots, roughly chopped ½ cup fresh parsley ½ cup almonds (OPTIONAL!–not kidney stone friendly) 1 to 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds...

Probiotic Lean Mar 26th, 2019

ProbioMax® Lean DF Supports Healthy Weight Management* Promotes Gut Barrier Function* Promotes Intake of Less Calories* Supports Reduction of Body Fat Mass*   ProbioMax® Lean DF features vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free, patented HOWARU® Shape Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactisB420. This probiotic strain has been proven safe, effective, and well-tolerated. It has been shown to assist with healthy...

Carrot Cake Smoothie Mar 5th, 2019

Carrot Cake Smoothie   INGREDIENTS 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 frozen banana 2 cups spinach 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (Sunwarrior) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Dash of ground nutmeg Dash of ground cloves 3 ice cubes DIRECTIONS Throw everything into the blender, and mix...

UTI and Prostate Smoothie Mar 5th, 2019

Cranberry Ginger Smoothie     Ingredients: ½ cup frozen cranberries, unsweetened 1/2 cup pomegranate (or other berry-flavored) lowfat kefir or yogurt 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger ½ teaspoon orange zest ½ frozen banana Handful of ice   Step by Step Put everything into a blender, process...

Incomplete Vs. Complete Proteins Feb 27th, 2019

Eating enough protein per day is important for keeping our bodies functioning efficiently. Without it, everything from our immune systems, lean muscle to our hair can take a hit. But when it comes down to it, the type of protein you eat matters! Protein can be divided into two categories: complete and...

Fresh Versus Frozen Jan 30th, 2019

Some frozen foods are ACTUALLY more nutritious and delicious than their fresh counterparts. Surprisingly, frozen beat out fresh in terms of nutritional content for Vitamin C, beta-carotene (think carrots), and folate in 8 types of produce, according to a few recent studies. When comparing fresh to frozen veggies, all (with...

Epionce Jan 29th, 2019

  Epionce Skincare:   Did you know that we carry Epionce?! Dermatologist created and approved, these products are only only available through healthcare providers. Made by Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, the brand is set apart becasue its philosophy is based on using natural, and clincally tested products that is driven towards...

Grapefruit Salad Jan 3rd, 2019

Pink Grapefruit Salad It's grapefruit season in AZ~ Take advantage of this if you are allowed fruit! Vinaigrette juice squeezed from 1/2 pink grapefruit and from the leftover membranes, (about 1/2 cup) 2 tbsp white wine or ACV vinegar 1 tbsp stone ground mustard or Dijon 1 tsp stevia (such...

Kidney Friendly Lemonade(s) Dec 27th, 2018

Winter Cranberry Lemonade ingredients 1/2 cup cranberry, fresh (not dried) 1 tsp. stevia (or other sweetener of choice if desired) 2 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 cups water 1 cup lemon juice, about 12 to 15 lemons 2 cup cold or sparkling water   instructions In a small saucepan, bring 2...

Fruity FroYo Bark Dec 18th, 2018

Fruity FroYo Bark: Ingredients: 1 large container of plain GREEK yogurt, low-fat 1 tablespoon vanilla (or SweetLeaf Vanilla Stevia or flavor of chocie) 2 cups chopped fruit (such as berries, mango, clementine, kiwi) Directions: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the plain yogurt with vanilla. Pour the yogurt onto the baking sheet...

Lemon Water Dec 10th, 2018

10 Benefits Of Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning What we do first thing after waking up in the morning is what sets the theme for how the rest of the day may go, whether it is what we think, eat, or drink. After coming out of our sleepy states –...

ED Treatments Dec 5th, 2018

ED affects approximately 30 to 40 million males across the United States—ED and erectile dysfunction treatments are more common than you might think. In fact, the words “erectile dysfunction treatments” are searched over 5000 times every month on Google. This simple statistic validates the existence of large numbers of men...

Best and Worst Cereal to Eat Dec 3rd, 2018

Eat this... Not that Not all Cereal is created equal, but many are filled with carbs and sugar.    Eat this: Freedom Foods Barley+ Toasted Muesli actually contains real, and natural antioxidants coming from its fruits, nuts, and non-gmo whole grains. It contains 3 different types of fiber including prebiotics...

Holiday Spiced Nuts Nov 20th, 2018

  Holiday Spiced Nuts   INGREDIENTS ½ cup almonds (raw or soaked and dehydrated) ½ cup walnuts (raw or soaked and dehydrated) 1/3 cup pepitas  (raw or soaked and dehydrated) 1 tbs. maple syrup(OR Choc Zero Syrup or Lakanto)  1 tbs. coconut oil 2 tbs. chia seeds ¼ tsp. sea...

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Bites Nov 19th, 2018

  Ingredients 1 3/4 cups gluten-free oat flour or grind oats in blender until flour-like^Can use almond or coconut flour as an alternative (less carbs) 1/4 cup rolled oats 3 tsp stevia or monk fruit (or real cane sugar) 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice (sugar-free) 1/4 cup almond butter or other nut butter of choice (all-natural) 1/4 cup maple syrup Choc Zero...

Nighttime Routine for your Best Morning Yet Nov 15th, 2018

Nighttime Routine For Your Best Morning Ever:   Wake up happy and motivated by doing this at night: Brush your teeth when you feel like having a nighttime snack. You should brush your teeth before bed anyways, but this will help ward off the urge to eat things before bed...

Why You Can't Shed Lbs. Nov 13th, 2018

1.)  Undoing all of your hard work during the week by overeating while binge watching tv shows or out at parties over the weekend. 2.) Lack of physical activity when you are not at the gym. If you sit most of the day (at home, at work) but only work...

Chicken Brushetta Zoodles Nov 12th, 2018

Chicken Bruschetta Zoodles     Ingredients 4 boneless chicken breasts 4 zucchini, spiralized (about 5-6 cups) Tomato topping: 2 cups organic diced Roma tomatoes (about 5 tomatoes) Olive oil spray -or- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (separated) 8 basil leaves, chopped finely 1-2 cloves garlic, minced sea salt, to...

Crave Cutter Supplement Nov 6th, 2018

Crave-Cutter™ contains key amino acids to support the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters involved in appetite control, carbohydrate or fat cravings, and mood. Chromium is present to support healthy glucose metabolism and support food intake regulation.*   Clinical Applications: Nutritional Support for Carb, Fat, Alcohol and Drug Cravings Supports Healthy Weight by...

Probiotics Oct 26th, 2018

What is the Purpose of Your Daily Probiotic? First, do you know what a probiotic is? Everyone is taking them these days...but what exactly are they and do you really need to take a supplement? Probiotics are beneficial bacterium (most popularly in strains: lactobacillus and bifidobacterium) that are most bioavailable...

Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays Oct 24th, 2018

Tips to Skip Weight Gain During the Holidays: What causes the dreadful 5-10 lbs. that most American adults gain from October-January each and every year? The factors come down to the time of year when the sun goes down earlier, more social gatherings (which means more foods or sweet treats that...

Identify What Your Food Cravings Mean Oct 12th, 2018

What are your food cravings telling you? Foods and liquids all correspond to our mood...whether it is due to hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, stress or adrenal fatigue.  Chewing ice can even symbolize something deeper. When your your sweet tooth or cravings are out of control, it’s because you want to...

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Soup Oct 1st, 2018

Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup  Only 5 ingredients!   Ingredients2 tablespoons red curry paste4 cups (32 oz) chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium2 15-oz. cans pumpkin puree (or 1.5 16-oz boxes)2 cup coconut or almond milk, unsweetened1 large red chili pepper slicedInstructionsIn a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the curry paste for about one minute or until paste becomes fragrant. Add...

Recipe: Pesto Egg Bites Sep 27th, 2018

Pesto Egg Sous Bites:  IngredientsCooking spray18 cherry tomatoes, quartered1/4 cup (60 ml) feta or goat cheese6 large Eggland’s Best eggs2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk1 1/2 tablespoon (22.5 ml) refrigerated pesto1/2 teaspoon sea salt1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) freshly ground black pepper, to taste DirectionsPreheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 24-serving mini-muffin pan with...

Meal Prepping Tips Sep 27th, 2018

Meal Planning Basics: Clean Eating Meal Plans for Beginners   Tips and Tricks: 1. HOW MANY MEALS DO YOU NEED? Take a few moments to think about what you have going on in the week ahead. Take a quick inventory of everyone’s plans to get a rough idea of how...

Fall Superfoods Sep 20th, 2018

Fall SuperfoodsThe weather is getting cooler, but your produce choices are heating up.Try these autumn superfoods next time you are at the farmer's market!     ApplesSweet or tart, apples are satisfying eaten raw or baked into a delicious dish. Just be sure to eat the skin—it contains hearty-healthy flavonoids. Health benefits include:•...

B12 Injections Aug 31st, 2018

B12/MIC Shots:Vitamin B12 combined with MIC in an injection is used to facilitate weight loss and boost energy, aiding in the use of food for energy and in the breakdown of fat.Read on for more benefits of this vitamin combo shot.What is the function of Vitamin B12?Vitamin B12 is a co-factor in...

Cranberry<UTI Aug 31st, 2018

Are Urinary Tract Infections really treatable by drinking cranberry juice!?!Various studies have demonstrated that cranberry juice, tablets, and extract are not the "cure-all" to naturally treating or preventing UTI's. Moreover, the studies were faulty due to participants that dropping out or not fully complying to study standards. However, a study...

Got Stones? Aug 31st, 2018

 Got Stones?! The incidence of kidney stones, also known as “Nephrolithiasis”, are very common in the United States and treatment can be costly. Of course, our urology team is here to help treat your stones, but prevention is just as imperative as ridding them.If you have had them, you are aware...

Introducing our Nutritionist, Meghan Doherty Jul 20th, 2018

Hi there! Thank you for welcoming me with open arms! My name is Meghan and I am the newly appointed nutritionist at East Valley Health and Wellness! I am thrilled to be apart of this amazing team and am even more excited to be helping others achieve their weight, health, wellness, and...