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July 28, 2014

7 tricks for creating healthy habits (#5 is my fave!)

By: Leanne Ely In case you haven’t heard, we have our brand new, absolutely amazing Summer 30 Day Paleo Challenge happening right now. One of the best parts of these Challenges, in my opinion, is the tremendous amount of support in our private Facebook group. A few days ago, one of our Challengers posted about… Read more

5 Foods that will cool you down

July 14, 2014

5 foods that will cool you down

By: Leanne Ely   As the mercury climbs and our body temps rise along with it, we’re all looking for something to cool us down when it comes time to eat. You might be tempted to reach for a cold beer, an ice cream cone, or an iced coffee on a hot day and while… Read more

tips

July 7, 2014

7 ways meal-planning can improve your life

By: Leanne Ely   Let’s be honest. Not knowing what’s for dinner is one of the most stressful things that can happen in your day. Especially at 4 PM when someone inevitably calls wanting to know what’s for dinner! Being the Dinner Diva that I am, I’m a sucker for some great tips and I… Read more

kidsmoothies

July 2, 2014

Teach your kids to make a smoothie

By: Leanne Ely   There are few skills more important for your children to learn than those that will empower them to feed themselves for the rest of their lives. Think about it. Over the course of your life, what will you spend more time doing than planning for, shopping for, preparing and eating food?… Read more

Protein-Meat Shakes

June 23, 2014

Want pretty skin, less fat & lean muscles?

By: Leanne Ely Including a scoop of protein powder in your daily diet can boost your immune system and promote healthy skin while improving muscle strength and muscle development (and no, you won’t look grotesque like a body builder on steroids!). Protein is required to regulate metabolism and hormones. Our muscles and tissues are built… Read more

Leannes squash

June 9, 2014

There’s nothing like it

By: Leanne Ely   This is the time of year where green thumbs and gardening novices alike storm the home improvement store’s gardening section and attempt to start a vegetable garden. It’s an old tradition to plant a summer garden. And while it may seem a tad romantic to have a Martha Stewart styled vegetable… Read more

digestion2

June 2, 2014

Bloating & gas? (yes, we’re going there)

By: Leanne Ely   Digestive enzymes have made a huge difference in my health. In fact, using digestive enzymes has helped me to digest my food much better and allowed me to keep my gallbladder. So what are digestive enzymes? Your digestive system doesn’t absorb food. It absorbs the nutrients in your food. So your… Read more

Chicken Labels

May 26, 2014

Never buy this again

By: Leanne Ely   Ever find yourself in front of the chicken display at the market trying to figure out the difference between free-range, pastured and organic? And whether buying the more expensive organic chicken is worth the extra money? We recently had a reader write in and ask for help deciphering the confusing labels… Read more

FDA-words

May 19, 2014

The FDA’s dirty secret (ugh!)

By: Leanne Ely   Have you heard about Stevia In The Raw? This brand sweetener appears to be healthy. It says on the box that it is “100% natural” and that it contains zero calories. You might even have some of this “healthy” sweetener in your kitchen to help you curb your sugar addiction. But… Read more

Cooties-GutBacteria

May 12, 2014

Cooties? I’m for them (you will be too!)

By: Leanne Ely   Gut health is on everyone’s lips these days and you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Especially since this is something that up until the last couple of years, we didn’t hear anything about in mainstream media. The gut is the catchall word for the digestive tract—the big… Read more