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Grain Free Keto-Friendly Plant-based Bagels

Grain Free Keto-Friendly Plant-based Bagels

These bagels are just what you've been looking for! A grain-free completely plant-based bagel for your avocado “toast,” or just to satisfy that comfort-food feeling without compromising your health.  With just four simple ingredients, you can use different herbs and...

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The Perfect Refried Bean Recipe for Taco Tuesday!

The Perfect Refried Bean Recipe for Taco Tuesday!

The Refried Beans is a recipe from Dr. Ritamarie’s A Taste of Mexico in the Body FREEDOM Nutrition Lab recipe collection.  You can have a healthy fiesta for Cinco De Mayo with this energizing Mexican side dish. This dish is flavored with anti-inflammatory spices and...

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Sea Veggie Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup wakame seaweed, soaked (you can substitute arame if desired) 2 large cucumbers, peeled, quartered and sliced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1/2 cup basil, fresh, finely chopped 1/2 medium lemon, juiced 1/2 medium lime, juiced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1...

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Fasting: A Cautionary Tale?

There is a dangerous idea circulating that intermittent fasting is good for everyone, all the time.  That just isn’t true. If you’re pregnant, have chronic health issues, an eating disorder, brittle diabetes, or a low body mass index, it may not be a good choice. When...

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