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Fresh Tomato Salsa With Mango And Pineapple Options

When I think of summer foods, a fresh homemade salsa is one of the first things that comes to mind. Fresh tomatoes and loads...
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Vegan Keto Chocolate Berry Coconut Ice Cream Alternative

Summer's here, and it's the perfect time to indulge in something delicious yet healthy. As the weather warms up, a refreshing and healthy ice...
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Heart Healthy Cilantro Pesto That Is Raw Vegan Keto, Too!

Summer's officially here, and with it comes the joy of outdoor barbecues and endless play under the sun. But with all of the festivities,...
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Kick Off Your Summer with Heart-Healthy Veggie Nut Burgers!

Plant-Based Keto Raw Vegan Burgers Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time for outdoor gatherings, BBQs,...
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Heart-Healthy Blueberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie Recipe That’s Vegan Keto Too!

Summer’s here, and it’s time to enjoy all the fresh produce and flavors of the season. I love to create recipes that celebrate nature’s...
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Creamy Black Garlic Salad Dressing That’s Heart-Healthy and Plant Based Keto 

Are you looking for a creamy salad dressing that’s simple, delicious, and meets your health needs? This Creamy Black Garlic Salad Dressing is a...

Functional Medicine Blogs

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What Is The Microbiome?

The microbiome, that fascinating community of microorganisms living in and on our bodies, especially in our gut, is truly something remarkable. Imagine this—around 2-6...
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The Power Of Your Gut Microbiome To Influence Your Heart Health

Lately, there's been a lot of buzz about the gut microbiome and its impact on overall health. While we usually think about gut health...
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Tackling Inflammation For Better Heart And Dental Health

Inflammation is like the body's alarm system, kicking in to protect us from harm. We need it when one of our body systems is...
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Why Should You Get Cardiovascular Blood Tests?

Do you ever think about what’s going on in your cardiovascular system, also known as the circulatory system? This is your body's highway, moving...
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Unlocking Your DNA's Secrets: Why Genetic Testing Matters

Have you ever wondered what makes you, who you are? It's not just your upbringing, food habits. environment, or life experiences. A significant part...
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A Guide to Niacin: Plant-based Food Sources, Supplements, and Dosing

Niacin Overview Niacin, also known as Vitamin B3, is an essential nutrient vital for various bodily functions, including metabolism, nervous system health, and DNA...

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