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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Let’s Talk Transdermal Delivery!

We discussed in past blog posts that the essential oils we use in Agape Beauty Skincare Products are the most pure essential oils on the market.  We want to talk about what this means from both a holistic and therapeutic perspective.  To give you a layman’s explanation of how and why essential oils produce beneficial effects,…

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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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Time Management

Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day? Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them? The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours. It is about prioritizing the important things and learning to use the…

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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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Centuries Old Ayurvedic Technique Still Works Great Today!

What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is a safe, simple, cheap and gentle procedure that has benefits ranging from bringing health to your mouth and ridding your mouth of harmful toxins and bacteria, to a method that cures and prevents diseases and extends your healthy life. Studies are on-going, but the procedure is gaining more…

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The Science of Soil & Customized Pest Control

Can you dig it? By Kevin Holyoak, Master Gardner Soil is more than a medium to support plant life, it is the foundation for all life. Therefore, soil is critical to a gardener’s success. Ideal soil much contain air, water, and nutrients for plants to thrive long term. SOIL TEXTURE refers to the individual or…

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Easy Beans and Greens

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Yield: 2-3 servings Ingredients: 1 can black beans (or pinto, red, kidney) 1 bunch collard greens (or kale, spinach) your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or guacamole and sour cream. Directions: In a medium saucepan, heat drained beans. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired. Fill a…

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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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Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt 1 diced tomato dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may…

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