Red Light Therapy

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As we age, wrinkles and age spots sneak up on us and who likes wrinkles?

Being a former smoker,  I was willing to try anything to reverse the damage of smoking.
Up until about a year ago, a friend, who happens to be a Medical Aesthetician, recommended using infrared light therapy in an effort to help treat wrinkles and improve the overall skin health.  I’m also loving it for its collagen boosting benefits and have had amazing results from using it just a few minutes a day. Follow the directions that come with your device and resist the urge to over do it.

My husband is also using the red light to improve circulation and speed up tissue and wound healing from a recent surgery. His hand is healing quicker than expected.

The benefits of Red Light Therapy include:

  • Helps rejuvenate facial skin and smooths skin tone.
  • Helps to repair sun damage.
  • Red light activates the lymphatic system for potentially improved detoxification.
  • Decreases inflammation in the skin.
  • Helps fade scars and stretch marks.
  • Improves hair growth to reverse balding.
  • Stimulates slow healing wounds.
  • Beneficial for skin to reduce eczema, rosacea and acne.


I’ve found that it is more convenient (and likely much cheaper) to get the benefits of red light therapy at home. As there are a plethora of home devices for sale from a variety of manufacturers. The lamp that I settled for is durable and portable, It works great! check it out here https://amzn.to/2R8zYdM.

If you are considering purchasing an infrared lamp, I highly recommend the one listed below, as it has excellent reviews  and we have been extremely satisfied with it.

If you decide to purchase this particular lamp, please use the link provided as it allows me to earn a small percentage of the purchase, for my testing and time spent writing this blog.

Please follow product description for usage and safety precautions.

Happy Heating and Healing! 

Butternut Squash Chicken Soup

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Butternut Squash Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 lb shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 carton organic bone broth
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6 celery ribs
  • 2-3 Sprigs of thyme

    Method
    :
  • Peel and cube squash, chop onions and celery. Toss in thyme
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, until soft, remove thyme sprigs.
  • Blend with bone broth, salt pepper.
  • Add cooked shredded chicken and Enjoy!

 

Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup

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Why I stopped eating salads

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Nutrition and Fitness is my passion; and fueling my body with healthy ingredients has been instrumental behind my weight loss. I truly believe you are what you eat. And its equally important to maintain good digestive and colon health. When it  comes to eating healthy, It’s no surprise that I L-O-V-E Salads!  If you’ve seen my Instagram, then you know that I’m passionate about eating dark leafy greens with bright vibrant colored organic vegetables. Unfortunately, I had to stop eating salads due to the discomfort I felt after consuming it. Then I realized the culprit was the salad dressing itself.

Normally, most bottled dressings are loaded with way too much sugar and other ingredients you don’t know or want in your food. Then I discovered there are much healthier salad dressings available, without all the unhealthy additives.

One of my preferred salad dressing is a Honey Mustard from Primal Kitchen , it has a sweet and tangy flavor, MADE WITH 100% PURE AVOCADO OIL  and no additives, preservatives and refined sugars.  My other favorite dressing is the lemon turmeric. very tasty and doesn’t leave your salad boring. Order yours day and get 20% off your first order.

This product can be purchased online at https://www.primalkitchen.com?rfsn=1436007.646ac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When our dog got cancer, we did everything we could to extend his life.

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One year ago today, we said goodbye to our sweet fur-baby, Brody. Unfortunately he developed many health issues early in life, having toxicity issues and terrible dental problems, which we implemented dietary changes to improve his quality of life. It was a punch in the gut to hear that my dog has cancer. Through much exploration, we were able to avoid chemotherapy and keep him as comfortable as possible. He lived longer than estimated by his dogtor, but sadly, the cancer won in the end. And now we strive to help others to improve their health as well as your pets health.

Feeding your pet healthy food is just as important as eating healthy yourself.

#Doggie #chin #JapaneseChin

Low Carb Spaghetti Zoodle Marinara

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Ingredients:

  • 1 LB ground beef
  • 4 Zucchini (spiral noodles)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 Large bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 Jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 TBS Red pepper flakes

Method:

Heat skillet on medium heat. Brown hamburger meat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, bell pepper, marinara sauce, salt and pepper, simmer 10 minutes. Add zucchini noodles, cook another 10 minutes and stir.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan and enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara

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Our favorite pasta substitute is the spaghetti squash, super tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB grass fed ground beef
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 large onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup of avocado oil
  • 4 Large organic tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBS molasses

Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise, lightly coat with avocado  oil, salt and pepper.  Face up on a flat sheet pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Method: Make the sauce

In medium sauce pan, heat half of the avocado oil and 2 TBS tomato paste, Add chopped onions, garlic oregano, red pepper flakes.

In a blender/food processor, puree tomatoes, add to paste mixture. Add molasses. Simmer 25-30 minutes.

Make hamburger meat

Brown ground beef in skillet, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.  Add to tomato sauce mixture.

Cool spaghetti to scoop into dish, top with cooked hamburger meat and marinara sauce. Serve and Enjoy!

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Primal Chia Pudding

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Primal Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup organic chia seeds
  • 3 TBS organic cocoa powder
  • 1 TBS organic maple syrup
  • ½ TSP Himalayan salt
  • Coconut flakes organic (optional)

Method:

1.Add ingredients to flat ceramic or glass pan, whisk until smooth (cooler temperatures may require heating to dissolve coconut milk).

2.Place in the refrigerator allow to soak for min 3 hrs.

3.Serve and enjoy.

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Pork fried cauliflower rice

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A quick and easy delicious paleo/keto/primal Pork fried cauliflower rice recipe  

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cauliflower head, grated
  • 1 yellow/white onion
  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 Scallions roughly chopped
  • 2 shredded carrots, (shredded purple cabbage optional)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons of organic gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 lb of pork cut in small pieces

Method:

Heat Skillet or wok on high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil.

Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Add cut up pork pieces and 1 tablespoon of tamari sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. Sauté 2-3 minutes until meat is cooked, then add remaining oil, garlic, carrots, cauliflower. Sauté 2-3 minutes longer. Add beaten eggs and remaining tamari. Stir constantly as the egg cooks. Add chopped scallions and cook 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

 

Banana Primal Pancakes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TSP almond butter (optional)
  • 1 TSP organic maple syrup

Method:

1.Add ingredients to blender, process until smooth

2.Heat a cast iron or stainless skillet add ghee or butter

3.Pour mixture into pan to the desired pancake size

4.Cook thoroughly

5.Serve (garnish with walnuts and or a small amount of syrup)

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