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Savory Shake

TIP Delicious served warm, too. Savory Shake
DR. ALEJANDRO JUNGER Dr. Junger of Clean lends us a warm shake for winter detoxing.

1 cup bone marrow broth (or chicken or vegetable stock) 1 avocado 1 tablespoon miso a pinch of salt (if broth is unsalted) 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

Betty Rocker 30-Day Challenge Day 8: YOGA STRETCH, RESET and BE AWESOME

Gratitude Sun Salutations Format: do 20 sun salutations, bringing to mind a person or thing that you are grateful for with each one.

1- Begin with your feet together and firmly planted on the ground.
2- Raise your arms above your head to mountain pose, palms together. Then bring them down into prayer post at heart center.
3- Fold forward over your feet, hinging at the hips. Feel free to bend your knees.
4- Place your hands on the ground and step back into a tall plank, hands just below shoulders, good core engagement (don't arch your back).
5- Lower down in a chaturanga push-up (which means keep your elbows hugging in close to your sides). Feel free to drop your knees down.
6- As you reach the earth, flip your feet over and press yourself up to an upward facing dog, feeling a gentle stretch through your core. Lift your head.
7- Press your hands into the earth and send your hips to the sky, pressing into a downward facing dog. Allow your heels to sink toward the earth, elongating through y…

The Most Beautiful New Year's Eve Eye Makeup—EVER

New Years Eve is one of the biggest celebratory night, filled with friends, family and your significant other. But before you get the chance to start off with a new slate, why not bring the year in with statement eyes that are sure to catch the attention of everyone in the room. Here are our five best New Years Eve eye makeup looks that make a serious statement—and will definitely land you that midnight kiss. Scroll To See More Images 1 of 5 Photo: IMaxTree Glittery eyes.
Nothing screams New Years Eve more than glittery eye makeup. Glittery eye makeup is perfect for last minute outfit choices, as it immediately becomes the focus of your look and makes your whole ensemble pop. Stick to shades like gold, bronze and silver and be sure you apply it overtop a slightly tacky primer—it will give the sparkle something to hold on to. Keep the rest of your makeup understated—perhaps a soft pink or nude lip, minimal rosy blush—to really let your eyes shine. 2 of 5 Photo: IMaxTree Smokey eyes.
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Get Started On GAPS With This Easy Pot of Soup

Dr. Natasha outlines the GAPS nutritional protocol on her website and gives a recipe for Introduction Soup, I’m going to convert that recipe into standard recipe format to make it easier to get started. Please note there is a difference between meat stock and bone broth. Many people coming to GAPS assume they are making bone broth, but the process which Dr. Natasha describes on her site for making Introduction Soup is meat stock.  She has also answered a question regarding meat stock and bone broth in her Frequently Asked Questions page: Easy Pot of Soup or Homemade Soup Using Your Homemade Stock 8 cups homemade stock (see recipes and more instructions below)1 chopped onion2 carrots, sliced2 cups cauliflower broken into small pieces2 zucchini squash, peeled and seeds removed (if any viable ones are present) and diced Bring stock to a boil and add vegetables.  Once again bring to a boil, and then lower heat until the soup is on a simmer.   Cook for twenty to thirty minutes, testing the …

This is the Haircut You’ll be Getting in 2016

Photo: ImaxTree This is the time of year we gaze into our crystal ball and imagine what the new year’s hair trends will be. And it doesn’t take a genius to predict that the most popular haircut of 2016 may be the long, layered bob. Literally everyone, from Khloe Kardashian to Adele, has tried out a version of this cut, even if it was only temporary (ahem, Gigi). And along with being seen on every single star’s head, shoulder-length hair has also been dubbed something else: The new short. That’s what Aveda Global Artistic DirectorAntoinette Beenders told us about the trend that’s become a huge hairstyle hit. And in her opinion, it falls somewhere in the middle of the super short haircuts we’ve seen in the ‘90s and then the incredibly long, layered Gisele-like hair we loved in the early aughts. She explained that millennium research suggests that we like longer hair, and that this is a more comfortable way to inch back to the short side. “I think it’s because we had long, long for so l…

Betty Rocker 30-Day Challenge Day 7: LOWER BODY

Format: do 3 rounds; do each move for the prescribed time, taking minimal rest as needed 1- Thigh Jacks (1:00) - this is similar to a jumping jack, but you will cross your hands and feet in front of you - alternate which hand/foot is in front each time you jump - stay light on your feet to protect your knees - this is a great warm up for your entire body, but also targets the calves and booty 2- Squat with Alternating Side Leg Lift (0:30) - with your legs in a sumo position (wide squat stance), squat down, keeping your knees tracking over your toes, weight back in your heels - when you come up, squeeze your booty and lift your left leg out to the side - squat down again and lift your right leg out to the side when you come up - repeat, alternating sides each time - keep your chest up - this is amazing for your booty  3- Alternating Curtsy Lunge to Side Crunch (0:45) - step your foot back in line with your front heel and squat down into a curtsy lunge - when you come up to switch, lif…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Dairy-Free and GAPS

Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust Dairy-Free and GAPS Legal Author: Starlene Stewart from GAPS Diet Journey Recipe type: Main Dish Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 4 This cauliflower crust has a great texture to it and is the closest thing I've found to "real" pizza dough. Ingredients CRUST4 cups riced cauliflower - this will be one good sized head of cauliflower1 teaspoon oregano1 whole eggpinch of saltPIZZA MEAT SAUCE2 tablespoons healthy fat (lard, bacon grease, butter)½ onion, chopped1 pound ground beef1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon fennel, crushed⅛ teaspoon ground thyme¼ teaspoon paprika1 cup tomato sauce Instructions Rinse the cauliflower, shake off any water and break into small flowerettes.Place in your food processor. Pulse until cauliflower is similar in size to pieces of rice.Place the riced cauliflower into a steamer in a pan but be sure to elevate the cauliflower well above the water line (this prevents the cauliflowe…

Betty Rocker 30-Day Challenge Day 6: UPPER BODY

Format: do 3 rounds; do each move for 0:45, taking minimal rest as needed 1- 3-Way Push-Ups - come into a tall plank position with your shoulders over your elbows and wrists - walk your hands close together and do a narrow push-up - walk your hands towards your feet and do a pike push-up - walk your hands back out and wide, and do a wide push-up - make sure to keep your core tight, do not sag in your back - MOD - you can go to your knees if you need to modify 2- Supermans - lie on your stomach with your legs and arms extended - keep your feet close together (advanced) or spread them a bit to modify - lift and lower your arms and legs off the ground, engaging your lower back - this is a great move for your erector spinae column - MOD - you can also modify by lifting just your arms or just your legs 3- Towel Bicep Curls - wrap your towels or band around a door or column - with an overhand position, grab one end of the towel with each hand - lean back so you're at an angle and your …