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Quality of Food

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Quality of Food

Today’s post will continue from my previous post, Philosphy on Fitness, and go more in depth on Quality of food.  Most people are not aware that all food is not created equal and this misunderstanding is one of the primary reasons many people do not reach their health and fitness goals.  The USDA, FDA, and most dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, and fitness professionals simply preach that we should eat “whole grains”, “lean meats” and “fresh fruits and vegetables”.  The problem is that there is a spectrum of quality to foods and the experts do not qualify what they mean by whole...

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Love One’s Self (Part 2)

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Love One’s Self (Part 2)

Today, let’s continue to discuss this concept of loving one’s self. Eating authentically is a way of loving one’s self as we discussed in part 1. But what are some other ways? Paul Chek, one of my mentors, often says, “Loving one’s self is learning to say NO.” This is profound for many people! When I meet with a client who is stressed and sick I often find that they have a serious problem saying NO in their life! They won’t say no to work, or friends, or foods that are toxic, or whatever else their vice happens to be....

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Love One’s Self (Part I)

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Love One’s Self (Part I)

This week’s blog will be the first from CHEK Pratitioner Scott Shafer. Hello everyone, For many of my clients, this is a very big endeavour…one that oftentimes catches them off guard when we first begin to discuss it. In our current society we are taught to be Human DO-ers as opposed to Human BE-ings. SO, in society’s eyes, unless you are doing, you are of no value. This is a very poor self concept to say the least and it leads to people not loving themselves. In our society we often identify with our persona or masks. We all wear them...

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RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookies - Organic, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan!

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RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookies - Organic, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan!

Chocolate Chip Cookies! Organic, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan-friendly Oh, yes! They exist! Finding healthy, organic, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan-friendly chocolate chip cookies doesn't have to be the unicorn that so many of our beloved grocery store retailers make it out to be. These guilt-free goodies are simple to make and easily fulfill those mid-day chocolate cravings without tasting like cardboard. All you'll need are your standard cookie making tools, a refrigerator, a few simple ingredients and your Nate's Raw Harvest Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix ( Yes, they are dairy-free). What you'll need: 1 large Mixing Bowl 1 Wooden (optional) mixing spoon...

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins & Bread

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Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Muffins & Bread

Pumpkin Spice Muffins! Organic, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan Ah, Pumpkin Spice Muffins... Every American's kryptonite. Whether you are a seasonal lover or someone who loves to indulge year-round, pumpkin spice muffins are one of those things that just never seems to get old. Our children are notorious for hanging around the kitchen, begging to lick the spatula and pacing in front of my oven, inhaling the intoxicating smell of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon and repetitively asking "Are they done, yet?" It has become a bit of a staple in our home and at our Farmer's Markets.  When switching over to grain-free...

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