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Lentil Vegetable Soup

This soup is packed with a hearty punch of flavors and made us full after eating a serving. Substitute Chicken Stock for Vegetable Stock for a vegetarian option. Ingredients: 1 pound French green lentils 4 cups yellow onions (3 large onions) 4 cups chopped leeks, white part only (2 leeks) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves) ¼ cup good olive oil, plus additional for drizzling on top 1 Tablespoon kosher salt 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 Tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3 cups medium-diced celery (8 stalks) 3 cups medium-diced carrots (4 to 6 carrots) 3 quarts chicken stock ¼ cup tomato paste 2 Tablespoons red wine or red wine vinegar Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Feel free to add some of your yummiest veggies to make it your own, such as red...

We’re Nuts about staying Healthy – Here’s Why

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t. Nuts are a great way to get a dose of heart-healthy fat, as well as a mix of valuable vitamins and minerals.  The National Center for Biomedical Information states that “by virtue of their unique composition, they are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes.”  Research suggest that regular nut consumption is unlikely to contribute to obesity and may even help in weight loss!  But that doesn’t mean that you should eat handful after handful.  Instead (like most things), moderation is key. Ideally, a serving  should be about the size of a golf ball. All nuts are not created equal. Many are high in fat content. They are one of the natural plant foods richest in fat.  Nuts are beneficial because...

Eat Greens Every Day and Build an Internal Rainforest

  Have you ever gone through your week, and realized that you didn’t eat any greens? I used to do this and then would crowd in a salad here or there thinking that was enough. But was it enough?  NO!  We should be eating greens EVERY day, with EVERY meal.  Sounds strict, and I know a plate of greens isn’t as much fun to eat as a plate of French fries.  Let’s move past what our taste buds want and move forward to what our bodies need as a WHOLE. We need greens.  Greens help build your internal rainforest and strengthen the blood and respiratory system.  They act as a systemic purification, or detoxification, for our body, and help to balance our internal pH.  Dark, leafy greens are essential...

Greek Village Salad

This traditional Greek Village Salad consists of refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. It's a perfect side dish or can be prepared as a main-dish and topped with grilled chicken or fish. Salad Ingredients: 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb feta cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives 1 green pepper, sliced salt, pepper and oregano Dressing (follows)   Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Combine all ingredients except seasonings and dressing in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss ingredients. Make the salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let stand for 2 days before using to optimize flavors) Add the desired...

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa 1 lb shrimp, tails removed, peeled and deveined ¼ t ground cumin 1/8 t Chile chipotle powder ¼ t sea salt 1/8 t ground pepper 2 T Avocado oil 8 corn tortillas 1 avocado Pineapple Salsa: 1 Fresh Pineapple 1/2 diced jicama 1/4 c diced red onion 1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced Juice of one lime salt and pepper to taste 1T chopped cilantro and 1 T chopped mint Soak bamboo skewers for at least 20 minutes in warm water and drain. In a bowl toss shrimp with seasonings. Thread on to bamboo skewers. Grill turning after 3 minutes. Cut pineapple into ¼ in half-moons. Grill just long enough to make grill marks. Cut into ¼ in cubes. Add...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer

Heart Disease: Widening Our Lens to Fight a Deadly Killer Dr. Nancy A. Palermo, Thrive Personalized Healthcare and Wellness “There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack. It requires years of preparation.” Unknown February was Heart Health month. We all donned red and vowed to fight the number one killer of Americans. However, when you look at the statistics it seems one month is not enough to alter the magnitude of this disease. The numbers are dismal. In 2018 over 800,000 Americans died of heart disease or its related co-morbidities. That accounts for one in three of all deaths. Despite spending over 300 billion dollars to “fight and treat “the disease we have made no progress and it appears the numbers have only increased. In 2015,...