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Headache Prevention

  • Posted on: 6 November 2014
  • By: jessica
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I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was about 7 years old. I have been on different headache medications throughout my life and still have never been able to successfully treat the pain and agony. So today I have decided to look at 3 actions I can take weekly to prevent my headaches. I truly believe prevention is the best medicine. 1. Gerson Apple Carrot Juice If you have not seen " The Gerson Miracle " yet, please check it out. Dr Gerson was a brilliant physician who strongly believed in food as preventative and healing medication. One of his main recipes is a raw, cold pressed...

Clean Eating Shopping List

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: jessica
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Tuesday is shopping day every two weeks for me. Why Tuesday? To be honest, it's the day our local dairy Working Cow Organic delivers to my local store. I love getting my milk that first day and so I schedule that day to do all of my shopping. Today I wanted to share some basics that are on my regular clean eating shopping list. If you read my blog on 20 minute meals , you know that I usually follow an easy formula to make my dinners. The shopping list is based around that, but also includes snacks, lunches, and breakfasts. I buy almost everything organic when possible. The list does not...

What's your clean eating IQ?

  • Posted on: 21 October 2014
  • By: jessica
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What's your clean eating IQ? Think you know a thing or two about eating a clean diet? Take this quiz and see if your IQ is as high as you think. When choosing eggs, which is more important? Organic Pastured What does the clean 15 have to do with? Pesticides Food age Which is healthier? Margarine Butter What sugars are considered acceptable on a clean eating diet? No sugar Natural sugars from fruits, honey, and molasses It is more important for beef to be... Lean Grass-fed, pastured 1. Pastured eggs contain: 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 2 times more omega-3...

Eat The Rainbow: Incorporate as many diverse fruits and vegetables into your diet as possible

  • Posted on: 21 August 2014
  • By: jessica
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We all know we should eat our vegetables. I remember, as a child being made to stay at the table until my microwaved, mushy, canned carrots were all gone off my plate. Little did my parents know that most of the nutrients had been zapped out during processing and microwaving, which explains why I never liked the bland orange atrocities. I'm so glad that I've learned ways to enjoy fresh, local carrots now! This is Gerson Therapy Carrot Apple Juice. Read more about the juice here . I have grown to truly love organic, local carrots. They are a delightfully, sweet treat. Now, I'd like to share a...

Mother Nature Knows Best: Choose Food that is Minimally Processed

  • Posted on: 14 August 2014
  • By: jessica
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Hi everyone! Welcome back to my series on Clean Eating. I hope you are having a beautiful day! Today we will be discussing processed foods and the potential harm they can impose on your health. Let me start by saying that food processing is a massive subject. There is no way that I will be able to cover everything in one blog post. I hope to simply shed some light on the subject. I have noticed there is not a lot of basic, easy to understand information out there. I hope this blog post will change that. All food that we eat is processed, in some way. Chopping, cooking, mixing: all forms of...

Free the Chicks

  • Posted on: 30 July 2014
  • By: jessica
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Welcome back to Spiffy Eats! Today we will be continuing our series on clean eating, "Free the Chicks: Choose free-range chicken, pasture-raised eggs, and organic when possible." We will be hearing from one of the most brilliant women I know and one of my dearest friends, Amber Vargas. Amber Vargas is a full-time wife and mother of two beautiful children from Greenville, South Carolina. She is passionate about clean eating and sustainable living. When I asked Amber why she got into clean eating she said it was because of her children. "I wanted my children to be as healthy as possible. I...

Do Not Fear Fat

  • Posted on: 24 July 2014
  • By: jessica
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Hi All! Thank you for stopping by Spiffy Eats today! I have been sharing simple, clean eating recipes with you for a few months. However, I have yet to share any basic concepts on clean eating. So over the next few weeks, that is precisely what I will be doing! Today we will cover the first point: Do not fear fat: Our bodies need fat. Choose grass-fed butter and organic coconut oil for cooking. Let me share some information with you. Recent research is now showing that the formerly thought connection between heart disease, cholesterol and saturated fat may not be accurate. In actuality,...

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