Showing posts from July, 2012

Chicken With Maple BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken Wings with Maple Barbecue Sauce   by our friend Cooking Steps From Jan at!

Melt the lard in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce and red pepper flakes; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes. Stir in the vinegar; season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve about 3/4 of a cup for the chicken wings, and store the rest in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a later use.
While the sauce is simmering, prepare and heat your grill, depending on type – if using charcoal, make sure you have a bed of hot coals, covered in ash, spread evenly beneath the grate. Raise the grate to between 4 and 6 inches above the coals/heat.
Rinse the chicken wings and dry then with a paper towel. Pla…

Ab Exercises DOESNT Reduce Belly Fat

Abdominal Exercise Does Not Reduce Belly Fat | Learn Why and How
Anthony Gucciardi

A new study examined the effects of abdominal exercises on belly fat, with results that may shock you. Contrary to popular belief, there was found to be no significant effect of abdominal exercises on body weight, body fat percentage, abdominal circumference, and suprailiac skinfold measurements. What this means is that proper nutrition and cardiovascular activity is necessary to reduce body fat, not excessive amounts of sit-ups and crunches.
The researchers took 24 healthy individuals who were randomly assigned to either to an abdominal exercise group or a control group. The abdominal exercise group performed 7 abdominal exercises, for 2 sets of 10 repetitions, 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Despite the extreme amounts of direct abdominal stimulation, no body fat was found to be lost as a result. This does not mean you should stop working your abs, however. Muscular endurance and d…

Glowing Skin and Paleo

Get Glowing…The Paleo Way by Living Paleo

Many of us are constantly looking for the newest trend in skin crèmes and gels to make our skin appear more youthful, or blemish-free, but in actuality the means to getting great skin lies in your diet. The paleo diet is inherently great for your skin, because it’s rich in protein that helps your skin appear more elastic and age more gracefully. The paleo diet also includes nutrient and vitamin-filled fruits and vegetables that give you the glow that can only come from a healthy, wholesome diet. It’s also been shown that foods that are big paleo no-nos, in the dairy and grain families, can often be detrimental to the health, clarity and youthful appearance of your skin.

The following are five foods that are not only great for your skin and overall appearance, but are also paleo-friendly. Ditch the crèmes and start eating your way to more gorgeous skin!
1.Tomatoes are great because they contain lycopene, which is potent against f…

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More Remedies-Peppermint Oil

this  simple  oil  could  change  your  life.  love  life  included!
PEPPERMINT OIL is one of the oldest remedies for ailments such as stomach issues, pain, breathing & more! Below are some uses for this amazing oil:
Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Add a drop of Peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.

Massage several drops of Peppermint essential oil on the area of injury to reduce inflammation.

Apply Peppermint essential oil immediately to an injured area (bruise on foot or hand) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around (not on) the open wound.

Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.

Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.

For poison ivy or poison oak, apply Peppermint oil on location neat or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil.

Inhale Peppermint oil before …

7 Healthy Habits

7 Simple and Natural Fat Loss Habits of Truly Healthy People Anthony Gucciardi

Being conscious about your daily eating habits is essential to natural fat loss that is both effective and long-lasting. Embedding just 7 habits of truly healthy people into your daily schedule can lead to a noticeable difference not only in your physique, but in your overall self-appreciation and focus.
1. Truly healthy people do not ‘diet’ Avoiding the latest diet trend is the first step to powerful and lasting fat loss. Popular diets that put emphasis on consuming high amounts of one food item and avoiding essential macronutrients will only set you up to fail. Studies have found that the number one predictor of future weight gain is actually being on a diet right now. Restricting calories and essential nutrients on fad diets leads to a decrease in strength, bone density, and muscle mass. The reduction in muscle mass is especially important because muscle mass is your body’s number on…

Back to the Basics with ANB

When you think of relaxing treatments, the first thing you are likely to think of is a face mask and cucumber slices over eyelids.  However, the world of alternative treatments is so much bigger than that – there are many everyday products which can be used as part of your beauty regime. Not only do these cost significantly less than manufactured beauty products, you can be safe in the knowledge that you know exactly what is going onto and into your body, which is especially useful for people with sensitive skin. Ivana Knezevic, a cosmetic chemist and the owner of i2 by Ivana K, has some very helpful tips on skincare. Gina Rafkind is founder of VedaSun, as well as a professional hair stylist and aromatherapist. She offers her knowledge on natural hair remedies.

1.  Beer - Let's start with possibly one of the most unusual solutions and the wonderful effects beer can have on your hair! Gina says: “Using beer as a hair rinse adds body and shine to the hair. I believe tha…

More on Turmeric and It's Benefits

Turmeric a ‘Superfood Secret’ for Healthy Fat Loss
A super spice known for its numerous anti-cancer properties and an impressive ability to positively influence over 586 diseases according to peer-reviewed research from leading universities, turmeric may also be one of the most powerful substances when it comes to healthy fat loss. Over 1,543 scientific journal entries are now centered around turmeric’s beneficial properties, but a bounty of new research is now hitting the limelight that demonstrates how this powerful spice can actually serve to combat unwanted fat by conquering insulin resistance and blood glucose levels alike.
The fat-vanquishing nature of turmeric and curcumin (a compound within turmeric that is believed to be responsible for many of its benefits) has even generated significant interest within the mainstream medical establishment. Looking to capitalize on the fact that turmeric is increasingly being known as a whole body solution to a number of issues, …

Exercise of the Day-Back

Wide Row Grab one dumbbell with each hand and flex your knees and hips to bring yourself to a squatting position.Lift both dumbbells straight up without altering the angles at your knees and hips and lower them back after a short pause.Breathe out when lifting the dumbbells and breathe in when returning to starting position. Bent Over Row Stand up and reach down in order to hold two dumbbells with both hands (knees slightly bent).Lift the dumbbells up until your upper arms are parallel to your body and lower them back after a short pause.Try to keep your back straight throughout. Only the arm should move. Kneeling One Arm Row Put your knee and hand on a bench and grab a dumbbell with your other hand.Lift the dumbbell straight up without moving anything else than your arm and lower it back down after a short pause.Breathe out when raising the dumbbell and in when returning to starting position. One Arm Row Position yourself bent forward in front of a bench while holding a dumbbell with one ha…

Broccoli & Bacon Salad

Broccoli and Bacon Summer Salad
Every once in a while I get a hankering for that broccoli bacon salad that is so popular at certain cafés and parties and supermarkets. But it’s usually a bit too heavy, rich, sweet, and filled with unexpected surprises like raisins. (Gack!) So this summer I was determined to make a version that is just as yummy and not as thick and goopy as the usual one. Which probably means it’s lower in calories and such, but I’m not one to count those.  For me it’s all about flavor, and this one hits the spot.
You can add raisins if you want. Go right ahead! Just don’t try to serve it to me if I come over because I WILL pick them out. I’ve also seen recipes that call for shredded cheese and sunflower seeds. But I don’t think you really need those. Here’s what you do need: organic ingredients! This recipe is 100 percent organic the way I make it, which is why it’s so yummy for body and soul. So here it is:
Broccoli Bacon Summer Salad

Salad ingredients:
1 h…

The Amazing Turmeric Spice

3 Simple Turmeric Uses for Skincare, Cuisine, and Disease Prevention
Turmeric is widely regarded by many cultures to be one of the most beneficial health substances known to mankind. According to Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medicine system that translates to ’The Science of Life’, turmeric imparts three of the six essential tastes to food: bitter, astringent and pungent (salty, sour and sweet are the other three). Peer-reviewed research has also proven the many benefits of turmeric, with several studies showing that curcumin — the active compound in turmeric — can actually reduce tumor size by 81%. Not surprisingly, turmeric uses go beyond the fighting of cancer.
In India, where turmeric is widely used in addition to being held to such high regard, also has the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s in the world. This is no coincidence, as turmeric has been hailed by health experts for its powerful anti-Alzheimer’s (in addition to over 500+ other conditions) properties. Considered…

Harmful BPA'S

Food Industry Won’t Take out Harmful BPAs
What do latchkey kids, college students, and busy parents have in common?  Well, one thing is that they save valuable time and money by cooking with canned foods. The bad news? Tagging along with these foods is a hefty dose of bisphenol A.
According to a past study conducted by the nonprofit Consumers Union, 18 of 19 canned foods contained 22 micrograms of BPA per serving—116 times more than the ‘daily recommended limit.’ Progresso, Del Monte, Campbell’s, Annie’s, and Hormel soups took the BPA lead. Unfortunately, BPA still continues to taint food cans today.

BPA Affects Fertility
Researchers have linked BPA consumption to hyperactivity, aggression, depression, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, various cancers, and reproductive difficulties including Anogenital distance. Males with short AGD have been found to have 7 times the chance of being sub-fertile. This is a troubling statistic given that prenatal BPA exposure through p…

Spicy Roasted Broccoli with Almonds

Spicy Roasted Broccoli with Almonds
serves 2
1 large head broccoli (organic if you can get it)
¼ cup whole almonds

6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 Tbsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. fresh, hot chili, sliced (more or less, to suit your taste)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. tamari
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash broccoli well, then remove the very end of the stem. Slice the entire head of broccoli and remaining stem in half down the center lengthwise, then cut each half in half again. Repeat until you have relatively small slices of broccoli tops with long stems. Place in a large bowl.
2. Prepare dressing and pour over broccoli. Using your hands, massage the dressing into the broccoli making sure it is well coated. Place broccoli on a baking sheet and set in the oven.
3. On a separate baking sheet, place almonds and set in the oven below the broccoli.
4. Roast broccoli and almonds for 15-20 minutes (the almonds will probably need less time), until the broccoli is …

doTERRA Essential Oils Food Recipes

½ sweet onion
½ red onion
2 serrano peppers
1 jalapeño
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tomato
3 large red tomatoes (quartered)
2 Roma tomatoes (halved)
5 tomatillos
1 green bell pepper (quartered)
1 bunch of cilantro
Garlic salt
2 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
2 drops dōTERRA cilantro essential oil
Add all ingredients to your blender. Puree ingredients until smooth. Leave the lid on your blender 5 minutes after blending. Pour and serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

CILANTRO LIME QUESADILLA 1 cup shredded chicken
1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
1 drop dōTERRA cilantro essential oil
2 drops dōTERRA lime essential oil
4 tomatoes
1 avocado
Shredded cheese
Mix together chicken, black beans, corn, cilantro essential oil, lime essential oil, tomatoes, and avocado. Heat up…

How To Do A Headstand

How to (Safely) Teach Anyone to Do A Headstand By Erin Motz I’ve taught hundreds of people to get into a headstand, and their success had nothing to do with their size, shape, age, fear, upper body strength, or balancing skills. I think headstand is particularly exhilarating, because it’s very often the first “real” inversion someone accomplishes. These two tips will save anyone struggling with sticking this pose:
The Book Rule. If you opened a book and tried to make it stand upright, how would it look? Your headstand’s foundation should look the same. Shoulders over the elbows with the hands clasped. If your elbows are too far apart, you’ll fall forward or back, and the same would happen if they were pulled in too close to each other - it’d be impossible to keep your balance. Back to your book image: if you spread the ends too far apart, it’ll tip over, right? Same goes for your body!
The “L” Rule. Make an “L” with your right hand using the index finger and thumb. Bring you…


Recipe type: Fat Flush Drink Author: Kim Lyons Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 1 This is a great concoction to mix up and drink three times a day or more if you choose! This recipe is for one serving ONLY. Ingredients Ingredients, per 8-ounce servingWater1 slice grapefruit1 tangerine½ cucumber, sliced2 peppermint leavesIce – as much as you like Instructions Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher.Stir & Enjoy! Notes Triple the entire recipe to prepare enough for the entire day! This recipe makes one 8 ounce serving, triple this recipe if you intend to make enough for the entire day. 8 ounces of the fat flush drink, three times a day = 24 ounces needed for entire day.
Again, you CAN eat the ingredients if you so choose, but they are mainly there for the taste. Drink 8 ounces before each meal 3 x’s a day …

Secrets on Blemishes

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Secret undercover causes of your acne
Everyone loves imagining the exciting lives of undercover agents and secret spies, but when it comes to your skin, espionage is not always a good thing. Undercover agents in your skincare products, laundry detergent and makeup are seemingly out to get you – that is, out to sabotage your clear skin.
If you have acne and don’t know what you’re doing wrong, it may be one of these members of the CIAA – that is, the Central Intelligence Agency of Acne!
Undercover agents in your makeup
The best spies are the ones you never even know are there, of course. That’s why you might not know how the secret additives in your foundation, sunscreen and other skincare products are causing you to break out. Take a peek at the ingredients label of your makeup and look for these main offenders:
•   Lanolin. This is the term for sheep sebum, or oil. While lanolin is good for super dry hands (and even dry skin …

Paleo Hash-Yum!

Beef & Sweet Potato Hash by our friend from Cooking Steps In a large frying pan, over medium heat, brown ground beef with chopped red onions until cooked through.
Stir in salt, pepper, cumin, and parsley. Add sweet potatoes and minced garlic and continue cooking until the sweet potatoes are softened (about 10 minutes).
Add in chopped spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted (5 minutes longer).
Serve immediately!

Ingredients3 pounds ground beef1/2 a large red onion3 cups peeled & cubed sweet potatoes1 tablespoon minced garlic2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons dried parsley1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon pepper2 cups chopped spinach

Paleo Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy
1 lb pork sausage
1 Tbs coconut flour
1 Tbs arrowroot
3 Tbs bacon fat
1 can coconut milk
1/2 C chicken stock
salt and cracked pepper

Brown sausage. In separate pan, melt bacon fat on medium heat. Add coconut flour and arrowroot to oil to make a paste. Add coconut milk and chicken stock. When combined and beginning to thicken, add sausage to gravy. Add salt and pepper to taste.You can serve over Salmon Cakes or even eggs.

Exercise of the Day-Triceps

Two-Arms Triceps Extension Stand up and hold one dumbbell with both hands behind your head, upper arms pointing straight up.Raise the dumbbell up by curling your elbows and slowly lower it back after a short pause.Your upper arms should remain still throughout. One-Arm Triceps Extension Stand up and hold one dumbbell with one hand behind your head, elbow at a 90 degree angle, upper arm straight up.Raise the dumbbell with one hand until your arm is close to being fully extended and slowly lower it back after a short pause. Alternate after a set.Keep your upper arm still throughout. Seated Triceps Extension Sit down and hold one dumbbell with both hands behind your head, elbows at 90 degree angles, upper arms straight up.Raise the dumbbell with both hands until your arms are close to being fully extended and slowly lower it back after a short pause.Keep your upper arms still throughout. Triceps Kickback Put your knee and hand on a bench and grab a dumbbell with your other hand, palm facing…

Exercises of the Day-Biceps

One-at-a-Time Biceps Curl Grab one dumbbell in each hand, palms facing forward.
One arm at a time, raise one dumbbell by curling your elbow and lower it back down after a short pause.
Alternate hands after the full motion is completed.
Alternated Biceps Curl Stand up and hold one dumbbell with each hand down the side of your body, palms facing each other.
Raise one dumbbell until it reaches your shoulder's height and while slowly lowering it back down after a short pause, start raising the other one.
Try NOT to jerk your upper body in an effort to help you lift the weights.
Inner-Biceps Curl Stand up and hold one dumbbell with each hand down the side of your body, palms facing each other.
Raise both dumbbells until they reach your shoulders' height and slowly lower them down after a short pause.
Try NOT to jerk your upper body in an effort to help you lift the weights.
Biceps Curl Stand up and hold one dumbbell with each hand down the side of your body, palms facing each other.
Raise both…