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Motivation: Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease. Did you know that 1 in 100 people have it?   Registered Dietician, Annette Habecker explains more about this autoimmune disease in this motivation If you think you have celiac or other autoimmune issues, our Thrive team can help! Contact our office to schedule an appointment with our functional physicians + dietitians today! https://vimeo.com/711702348  ...

Getting to Know the ”P Vitamins”- Phytonutrients

Most of us are familiar with macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and many are aware of micronutrients and vitamins. These are all listed on food labels and are components of a healthy diet. Few, however, are familiar with the phytonutrients and phytochemicals. Phytonutrients are plant-based compounds once referred to as Vitamin “P” Turns out these compounds have not been considered a vitamin and do not even have a daily recommended dose. Yet, phytonutrients have been at the forefront of nutritional research and the findings have many quite excited, but you will not find them listed anywhere on nutrition or food labels. We have been told to eat our fruits and vegetables because they are good for us, but researchers are learning the distinct properties of the phytonutrients...

9 Blue Zone Guidelines for a Healthier and Longer Life

What do the majority of people who live to the age of 100 have in common? They live in blue zones. A concept coined by Dan Buettner, blue zones refer to regions where the predominant lifestyle and environment help locals live longer than in other parts of the world.   Some of the most well-known blue zones include: Ikaria, Greece Loma Linda, California Sardinia, Italy Okinawa, Japan Nicoya, Costa Rica   While you might not be able to pack up and move to Costa Rica, there are nine blue zone guidelines you can follow to live healthier.   Skip the Gym    The longest-living people don’t lift weights or do triathlons. Instead of buying a gym membership, they live in places that prompt them to move naturally. Consider swapping your workouts for long...

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Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Drizzle

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. One whole cauliflower, cut into florets 2 T avocado oil 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper 1 t cumin 1 t turmeric 2 T nutritional yeast Place cauliflower florets in a large bowl and drizzle with avocado oil then mix well. Sprinkle spices and yeast over florets and mix well to combine. Roast cauliflower in the oven for 15--20 minutes until brown. Serve drizzled with Tahini Lemon Sauce. Lemon Tahini Sauce ·         2 T tahini ·         2 T olive oil ·         2 T fresh lemon juice ·         2 T warm water ·         2 garlic cloves ·         ½ t honey (optional) Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over roasted meat, seafood and vegetables or drizzle over a bowl of brown rice, beans, and roasted vegetables. This recipe makes a cup so you will have extras...

5 Benefits of a Cardiometabolic Health Food Plan

As we begin to start promoting our annual Cardiometabolic Health workshop, it's important to take a step back and look at the benefits of eating healthy and putting together a food plan below are 5 helpful reasons why it is important. Benefits Reduce Fasting Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels Address elevated glucose (blood sugar) and insulin levels by reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates and limiting the intake of grains which can directly raise blood sugar spikes and subsequent insulin elevations. Insulin is a catabolic hormone whose role is to get glucose out of the bloodstream and bring it to the liver to be made into lipids and fat. Higher insulin levels promote the production of body fat, especially the inflammatory abdominal and visceral (around the organs) body...