Healthy Hot Rawlicious Cocoa

Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 services Ingredients: 1 Cup Water 5 teaspoons Raw Cacao Powder Vanilla Stevia to Taste 3 Cups Almond, Coconut or (Raw) milk Essential Oil Suggestions: Peppermint, Cinnamon, Wild Orange, or Lavender. Directions: Heat water to no more than 110 degrees to preserve the integrity of the enzymes in the raw…

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Food Focus: Natural Sweeteners

Who among us doesn’t love sweets? The sweet flavor releases serotonin in our brains, the chemical responsible for our sense of well-being and contentment. But when it comes to sweeteners, not all are created equal. There are side effects and health risks from refined sweeteners like white table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and from…

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Deconstructing Cravings!

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of will-power or…

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Food Focus: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are on everyone’s mind this season. They seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, and fortunately, eating these and other sweet vegetables needn’t be limited to this time of year. Cravings for sweets can be greatly reduced by adding sweet vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, beets, squash, turnips and…

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