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10 herbs that heal

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NO CRUST PIZZA #2

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Chicken Crust Pizza
Cooking Steps Flatten the chicken as thin as you can between two pieces of wax paper. Use a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin for this, and then remove wax paper. Place chicken on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. Brush chicken with extra virgin olive oil. Broil for 1.5 minutes on each side. Take out and top with sauce and toppings. Bake for about 10-15 minutes at 350*F until cheese is slightly browned


Ingredients 6 oz Chicken Breast2 large thin slices of pepperoni2 mushroom, sliced1 tablespoon red sauce or pizza sauce1 oz mozzarella cheese1/4 red pepper, diced1/4 red onion, dicedextra virgin olive oil

DINNER TONIGHT ROAST CHICKEN

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Roasted Chicken Legs with Bacon Veggies
Cooking Steps Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice the carrots into evenly sized sticks. Halve and slice the onion. Using a garlic press, crush the garlic cloves. Cut the cauliflower into large chunks. Combine all vegetables into a large roasting pan. Mix in chopped bacon. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the mixture and top with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning. Mix well.
Lay the chicken legs on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle the chicken with remaining 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning. Cover and roast for 50-60 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
Ingredients 5 large carrots, sliced into sticks1 large onion, halved and sliced2 cloves garlic, crushed1 head cauliflower, cut into large chunks1/2 pound bacon, cut into pieces2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons salt, divided1 teaspoon pepper, divided1 tablespoon Italia…

Paleo Chicken Fajitas

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The Best Chicken Fajitas You’ll Ever EatServes 4-6
Ingredients:
1.5 – 2 lbs. of “pastured” organic chicken breast1 medium jicama (peeled and sliced into strips)1 red bell pepper (sliced into strips)1 orange bell pepper (sliced into strips)1 yellow bell pepper (sliced into strips)1 large sweet onion (sliced into strips)2 heads of Bibb or Butter lettuceCumin, chili powder, freshly ground black pepper (liberal amounts of each)Sea salt to taste1 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped)Directions:
Trim and pound chicken with a meat tenderizer until all slices are a consistent thickness.Heat 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan (medium-high heat).Once the oil is hot, mix spices together and sprinkle half directly into the pan.Throw chicken on top of the spices, and sprinkle the other half of the spice mixture on top of the chicken.Allow each side to blacken and sear (about 1 minute) before flipping.When chicken is done, remove from pan and transfer to cutting board to slice into strips.In the same hot pa…

Taco Bowl from Mark's Daily Apple

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Taco Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips One-bowl meals, like this taco bowl, are a great example of achieving maximum flavor with minimal effort. When all the ingredients for a meal are piled on top of each other in a bowl, every bite brings a delicious new combination of flavor. Plus, every bite is packed with protein, healthy fat, and a variety of vegetables. And, it’s ridiculously easy to make.
Start by mixing up a batch of taco seasoning. It’s a bold but not overpowering spice blend that can be used to season any type of meat, or vegetable for that matter. Double the recipe if you like, then store extra in your spice drawer to season other meals.

Next, slice up a variety of peppers and an onion and saute them in the same pan as the seasoned meat. Then gather up your garnishes. Avocado and tomato are a must for a taco bowl. Baked kale chips are optional, but add the perfect crunch. You could stop there if you wanted to, but why? The beauty of a one-bowl meal is that t…

What is Tabata?

TABATAMuscle and Fitness Tabata Workout [pdf]
Tabata is the name of a Japanese researcher who discovered a way to increase both anaerobic and aerobic pathways at the same time. It's an excellent training program that seems to fit across all training disciplines for athletes looking to increase their VO2max and lose fat quickly.

What is it? It's simple: after warming up, take one exercise and perform it in the following manner: For twenty seconds, do as many reps as possible, or run, bike as hard as you canRest for ten secondsRepeat seven more times! Eight sets of "as many reps as you can get done," followed with a brief ten seconds rest— simple and effective. This isn't "eight sets of eight," although the goal of doing eight reps in each of the twenty second clusters is about right. Instead it's "as many reps as I can get in" during the twenty seconds, followed by ten seconds rest. If running, biking, or rowing, go as hard…

HIIT Training-My Favorite Way to Workout

What Is HIIT? High intensity interval training, or HIIT training, is an interval workout that has been around for decades.  The HIIT routine includes intervals of high intensity exercises, followed by recovery intervals of light to moderate intensity exercises. Due to the fact that this training involves pushing yourself to do intense exercise intervals, the HIIT workout can provide many advantages that the usual exercise routines cannot offer including, aerobic, anaerobic, muscular endurance, and fat burning like never before.


What exercises can be used for a HIIT Routine? HIIT exercises can be very specific programs, or just traditional exercises, depending on your specific goals and your current physical condition. Here just a few samples you can consider for your HIIT training:
RunningSprintingBikingStairmasterTreadmillEllipticalWeight TrainingKettlebellBox JumpsThrustersPushupsPower cleansSled pullingJump ropePolyometricsAnything else

HIIT Training is Best for Oxygen

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Oxygen Debt | The Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption Effect
Brad Taylor
NaturalSociety


Everyone knows that exercise leads to a healthy body, strong muscles, reduced stress, and weight loss. But what many people don’t consider is what happens on an internal level after exercise is complete. The number of techniques or strategies which could be implemented into your workout for greater achievement is endless. Some people think that steady, long, low-intensity workouts provide the best results, but this isn’t true. Jogging is a healthy activity, and walking may even be better, but rigorous exercise has a more profound impact on an effect that occurs in your body following exercise known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in order to take care of what’s referred to as oxygen debt.
Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption EPOC refers to the rate of oxygen consumed in order to return to a homeostasis state and ‘fix’ the body’s oxygen debt. Although a light worker does…

Hormones:Progesterone Cream

Bio-identical Hormones
Natural Progesterone creme     In industrialized nations, an over abundance of estrogens, stress, environmental pollution, faulty eating habits and decreased nutrients in food, are creating hormone imbalances referred to as estrogen dominance. Estrogen is 
     routinely fed and/or injected into live stock to fatten them up for market. Petrochemical companies produce types of environmental pollution that act as estrogen in the human body. Hormone imbalances create an array of symptoms; 
     many associated with PMS, menopausal symptoms, bone loss and adrenal exhaustion. These imbalances may be put in check by the use of natural progesterone.
     Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands. Natural progesterone USP from wild yam is bio-identical to the progesterone that the human body produces. Today, women are realizing the immediate 
     and long-term benefits of using natural progesterone creme and herbs. Dr. John R. Lee MD, physician an…

Hormones:Testosterone Cream for Women

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Testosterone Cream for Women
What is testosterone cream?
Testosterone cream for women is one of the most sought-after products, which helps the female species increase sexual enhancement through a very practical and easy way. Compared to taking drugs or any forms of medication to increase the female sexual urge, the testosterone cream can be applied to the skin, which gives rapid sexual enhancement.
Why use testosterone cream?
Most people don’t realize that a woman has testosterone levels just as a male does, just in different amounts. A female’s body balances the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, with the ovaries producing the testosterone. Some of the symptoms they experience from low levels of testosterone are dry and thin skin, inflammation of the vagina with painful intercourse, and gaining body weight. Many medical professionals believe that treating the female body with male hormones will cause acne, hair loss, or will make the person look more mascul…

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES-THX KEIRSTEN!

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It's the berries. Fill an ice tray with berries, add melted chocolate, refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Break apart pieces. You can use chocolate bark, or any type of chocolate melted. And you know you can fill it up with dried fruit or nuts or bluberries!
THANK YOU KEIRSTEN FOR THE POST!!!

Nu Skin tru face essence ULTRA-My Review

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I received this and many other samples from a lovely,patient lady.A company that I have been demostrated on a few years back at an Anti-Aging Conference(A4M).The Galvanic Spa but that is in the future when I do get my hands on one and do before and after pictures.YOU to will be convinced and want one too.

Well this is one of the lovely products that it took once to use and love and angels fell out of the sky onto my skin..Kidding!To me it takes a few jars for certain products to see a difference or some instant and others days..Just depends on the ingredients and how your skin reacts.I fell in love with smoothness that the rest of my products went on after I popped one of the cute little capsules. Especially how my foundation looked..I have dry skin so matte stuff doesn't work with me.My face felt and looked smoother instantly. I need moisture and dewy.I have posted many great essential oils that are great in skin and supplements to take.But certain companies can just combine the…

You Can Reach Your Goals

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Why the Way You Think is the Cornerstone of Reaching Your Health Goals
Mike Barrett
NaturalSociety


The mind is powerful – much more powerful than many individuals recognize. If you were to harness the potential of this energy transmitter in your head, then great feats could be reached far beyond what can currently be conceived. Scientists have already proven that your thoughts are powerful determining factors in your overall health, and that your mindset can ultimately create — or delay — self-healing. Whether it be thinking your way to wellness, or simply coming to a realization that you are fully capable of being healthy, the road to such successes is not a difficult one to travel. In fact, even the key to powerful fat loss can also be found in the way you think.
Changing the Way You Think is Fundamental in Attaining Great Health Attaining superb health does not start with diet or exercise, but rather a mere thought. Consciously noticing how you think and what patterns are embed…

Paleo Spice Rub Crockpot Chicken

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Spice Rub Crock Pot Chicken by
1 5-6 lb free range organicchicken- gibletsremoved,rinsed, and patted dry with paper towels
 1white onion sliced
1 tsp sea salt (optional)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder

Cover the bottom of the crock pot with the sliced onions.  Mix all spices in a small bowl and then rub the spice mixture all over the whole chicken.  Place the spiced chicken on top of the onions in the crock pot, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (depending on your crock pot).  No need for any liquid, the chicken will cook in it’s own juices.  Make sure you spoon the onions and a little bit of the juices over the chicken when you serve it.  I served my chicken with our favorite brussel sprouts, steamed for 5 minutes and then sauteed with a little olive oil, dried dill, garlic powder, and pepper.
Enjoy!
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Coconut Milk Kefir
Ingredients:


1 tablespoon of kefir grains1 can of coconut milk (or 1-2 cups of refrigerated coconut milk)Instructions:
If the kefir grains are dehydrated (as they are from most online sources) you must first re-hydrate them in cows’ milk. Combine the grains with 1 cup of cows’ milk and set out at room temperature in a loosely covered glass container. For 5-7 days, strain the grains out each day and then place them in a fresh cup of milk. When the batches of milk take on a slight fermented smell and thicken, your grains are ready.

Combine the grains with coconut milk in a glass container. Cover with a cloth secured with a rubber band and let sit in a warm place (68-85 degrees) for 12-24 hours. Once the coconut milk has thickened and has a slightly sour flavor, it has turned into kefir. Remove the grains, refrigerate and enjoy!
Place the grains in new milk at room temperature to start a new batch of kefir (made from either coconut milk, or cow or goat mi…

Apple Salsa

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Fresh Apple Salsa
Print Recipe
For Salsa:
2 cups diced Fuji apple, about 2 medium apples
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions:

Combine all ingredients and serve.

Quick Paleo Meals

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Quick Paleo Meals

Steak & eggs Steak and eggs are two of the cornerstones of the paleo diet so why not enjoy both together for even more goodness. This combination though is not new and steak & eggs have been enjoyed for a long time, either in the morning for breakfast or at night for dinner. It also coulnd’t really get simpler than this. This is a single recipe, but calculate about two eggs per steak. You can enjoy your eggs pretty much the way you like them usually, but in this recipe the classic sunny side up eggs are prepared. I like to make it so the yolks are still runny and can drip on my steak, enhancing flavor and texture at the same time.
Ingredients1 good quality large steak (filet, surloin, ribeye, …);2-3 tbsp of your favorite cooking fat (tallow, butter or ghee are excellent here);2 free range eggs;Paprika to taste;Salt and pepper to taste; PreparationNote: Let stand your steak for about 40 minutes at room temperature for a perfectly cooked and juicy …

The Power of Red Onions

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(NaturalNews) Onions are one of the most popular vegetables worldwide. While most children dislike their pungent and bitey flavor, most adults embrace and use them regularly. Red onions contain twice as many anti-oxidants as any other form of onion, making them a powerful part of an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle.

Red onions get their bite from the many sulfur groups they contain. These sulfur groups include the diallyl sulfides: DMS, DDS, DTS & DTTS. These sulfur groups help produce cysteine within the body that aids in weight loss and detoxification. Additional research has shown that sulfur compounds have a strong anti-capacity that inhibits blood cell clumping.

The sulfur compounds in red onions also lower LDL cholesterol & triglycerides while boosting HDL levels. They are associated with improving cell membrane function in red blood cells and improving oxygen utilization. This improves cardiovascular function as well as fat metabolism.

Rich in Anti-O…

7 Ways To Eradicate Cellulite

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7 Natural and Easy Steps to Eradicate Cellulite By Angelina Helene It is what some women consider to be the bane of their existence! They employ various tricks to try to hide it, spot reduce it, cover it up and some even go through such extents as having it sucked out and even burned off!! The much talked about affliction is CELLULITE! It affects any age, shape and size!
Virtually anyone can have cellulite. It doesn’t matter if you’re thin as a rail or curvy, whether you’re a couch potato or gym rat. And once you get it, it’s a royal pain in the bum to get rid of it! However, don’t lose hope because there is a surefire way to rid yourself of it for good! 
First off, one must understand what cellulite is. It’s basically toxins trapped in fat cells. That’s it... no “special kind of fat” like some would lead you to believe, and it’s not due to a “malfunctioning body” either. It can be eradicated, you just have to know HOW to fix it, and fix it for good! Women are more pron…

Another Recipe For Raw Sauerkraut

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While this post is dedicated to the recipe for my raw kraut, click here to read my post about the health benefits of raw, fermented sauerkraut.
Raw Sauerkraut:
Roasted Jalapeño & GarlicYield: Approximately 32 servings.
Click here for estimated nutrition facts.
(flavor variations for a plain and other versions are listed at the end of the recipe)
NOTE: You’ll need to have a large pot or mixing bowl, 2 wide-mouthed 32oz sterilized glass jars, and two pinch bowls or shot glasses that fit inside the top of the glass jars on-hand for this recipe. If you have a sauerkraut crock or other fermentation containers you won’t need the glass jars.
Yield: 2, 32-oz jars.Ingredients:1-2 jalapeño peppers1 large head of green cabbage, sliced into thin strips (set large outer leaves aside)1 Tbsp unrefined sea salt (I like Redmond Real Salt)2 large carrots2-4 cloves of garlic (2 if large, 4 if smaller)Black pepper to taste – a few grinds will workPreparation:Place the jalapeño(s) over an open gas f…

GAZPACHO-Hispanic Kitchen

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GazpachoPosted by denisse oller

Yields 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

2 pounds fresh tomatoes, preferably Roma, chopped and seeded
2 green onions, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 garlic clove, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped, seeded and deveined
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh oregano
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh basil
1 cup tomato juice or ice water
2 slices of day-old bread (no bread for us)
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

1. Soak the slices of bread in water.

2. Place the vegetables, herbs, and honey in a blender (in batches, if necessary). Add a little water or tomato juice and blend until mixture is smooth.

3. Add the soaked bread, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste and blend against until all ingredients are mixed well and emulsified.

4. Pour in to a large bowl, mix well and adjust the seasonings.

5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

6. To serve: Pour gazpacho in to a soup bowl, drizzle with …

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap

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The Magic and Reality of Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap
On my mission to make my house green, I came across chatter on the web about the wonders of Castile Soap, specifically, Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. I was intrigued because my mom says my grandmother used to use Castile Soap to wash her delicate clothes back in the 50s and 60s, and it is made from either Coconut Oil or, if it's pure Castile Soap, made from Olive Oil and contains no sulfates or harsh synthetic detergents. I have very dry skin and have always had to fight off eczema, especially in the winter time, so I knew it was something I wanted to try. I read that there are many uses for the soap - an ingredient in homemade cleaning products, homemade laundry detergent, hand soap, body wash, shampoo and more. I thought it must be too good to be true, but I was feeling optimistic at the time, and decided to buy a whole GALLON from Amazon for $50.

Are the claims right? Some of them are. It's my new favo…

Transitioning to Paleo

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7 Tricks to Transition to a Paleo Diet By Allison Nichols Also called the Caveman, Primal, Hunter/Gatherer and Stone Age Diet, implementing a Paleo lifestyle may seem daunting to you at first, but it’s easier than you may think.
Living within a Paleo Framework means eating a widely varied diet consisting of: High quality animal protein (think wild meats, pastured chicken and 100% grass-fed beef)Healthy fats (from both animal and vegetable sources)Vegetables (of all colors, shapes and sizes)FruitNuts and seeds When moving from a diet of processed grain products to a Paleo diet, the trick is to crowd out the grains, legumes and dairy with healthy veggies, protein and fat in a way that flows with your usual daily routine.  Avoiding deprivation is a must—the more you feel deprived, the less you will want to follow through. That’s how most conventional diets fail. Making the shift toward a Paleo diet is a lifestyle change. Something that’s meant to last forever should be easily su…