by Neda Smith, FDN, CMTA, HHC,
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
Do you find yourself midday crashing and needing a pick me up, such as coffee, chocolate, energy drinks or sweets in general?...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Did you know that your chronic fatigue could be associated to your weight gain as well as the other way around? Also did you know the same to be true about the health of your thyroid? Neda Smith has written a great article on how they are all entwined and what 3 steps can be taken to improve the health of your adrenals.
by Marika Blossfeldt, HHC, AADP
I found a brownie recipe on the Institute for Integrative Nutrition website. It called for carob powder. For a chocolate lover like me, that was unacceptable. How can you make a brownie with a chocolate substitute? So I tweaked the recipe to include high-quality chocolate (preferably sweetened with evaporated cane juice) and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Both cacao and cayenne pepper are aphrodisiacs. Cayenne pepper also dilates capillaries and thus allows cacao’s abundant nutrients to reach cells more easily...
by Ricki Heller, PhD, RHN
I ended up making these Cashew Chocolate Chip cookies. Like everything else I make, they are primarily organic, made with natural (unrefined) sweeteners, and no eggs or dairy (ie, vegan)...
Editor's Note: Ricki Heller, the force behind Diet, Dessert and Dogs, is one of the best anti-candida champions out there. If you're familiar at all with the restrictions of an anti-candida protocol, you'll appreciate her inventiveness - especially with desserts - and her positive outlook...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Like this walrus, sometimes I need the right motivation. While his may be fish, mine is always chocolate….dark chocolate. What’s your motivation?
Exercise & Fitness
by JJ Virgin
Oversized sweaters, “relaxed fit” jeans, and bulky coats: cold weather allows numerous ways to disguise those extra few pounds from holiday get-togethers, Starbucks hot chocolate detours, and endless comfort food...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: JJ Virgin is an icon in the Exercise and Fitness field and it is with great pleasure that we present the first in a series of articles by her.
Exercise & Fitness
by Kathy Smith
There are some things in life you just can’t avoid (beyond the old death and taxes joke). For instance, if you’re eating Double Dutch chocolate at midnight on a regular basis, it’s inevitable that you’re going to start waking up feeling guilty. And when it comes to exercise, sooner or later, it’s inevitable that you’re going to fall into a rut. Whether you’re lacking the motivation to get to the gym, or you’ve grown bored with the routine you’re doing once you get there, falling into a rut is natural...
Exercise & Fitness
by Maggie Ney, ND
Yes, you know sugar is not good for you, but you NEED it…especially after a meal and certainly after you’ve eaten a bite of chocolate goodness. What was once thought of as a relatively innocuous source of empty calories is now understood as a major contributor to our nation’s increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, ADHD, metabolic syndrome and cancer...
by Katie Higgins
Katie’s blog- Chocolate-Covered Katie- isn’t just any dessert blog: it’s a healthy-dessert blog. Her blog is for anyone who wants to be healthy but refuses to give up eating delicious desserts in the name of health. Katie says, “Happiness and health go hand-in-hand, and how can you be happy if you’re not eating what you truly desire? My favorite food is chocolate...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: When I first saw this recipe, I just knew I had to try it and I'm so glad I did! As my husband said, it was OMiG- oh my it's good! What a delightful treat you can feel good about eating.
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