Headache Prevention

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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

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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...

Monday Munchies Switchel: A cider version

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A new friend recently told me about a drink called Switchel. I had never heard of it before, but he boasted of its health benefits and delightful flavor, so I was intrigued. Switchel originates as an Amish tradition. The drink is used to quench thirst and aid in electrolyte balance during harvest time. Switchel typically consists of vinegar and ginger. Sometimes honey or molasses are added. I chose to use my Champion juicer and juice 6 apples, 1 carrot, and 1 small piece of fresh ginger. I then added 1/4 cup of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon all spice, 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup, a couple sprinkles...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: 5 Christmas Gifts Under $20

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Welcome back to Spiffy's Pinterest Picks! Today I will be sharing with you five gifts you can buy for your family and friends that cost less than $20! These gifts are not only inexpensive, but will help you share the joy of eating clean with your family and friends this holiday season. 1. 4-Quart Crock-Pot A slow cooker is a great way to help your loved ones start their clean eating journey or encourage them to stay on track. This particular one priced at $17.99 may not have all the bells and whistles, but it is a great place to start. You can make clean, delicious meals for up to four people...

Pressure Cooker Bone Broth

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Two problems, one solution. 1. I've had an Elite Pressure Cooker collecting dust in my cabinets for months. 2. I've had an insane desire to make some delicious bone broth. Solution: Why not use my pressure cooker to make a fast bone broth? All of the bone broth recipes I have seen require several hours on the stove or in the crock pot. A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon the Swell Living Blog. Finally, someone was telling me that this far fetched thought of mine was attainable! I adapted the recipe a bit to fit my style and here is what I came up with. I grabbed 1/4 of a cabbage, carrots,...

20 Minute Clean Meals

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You have had a busy day at work, the dog needs to be walked, there's five loads of laundry to do, but most importantly your family is hungry and you need to come up with dinner NOW. We have all had these days where everything has piled up and we haven't planned ahead on what to prepare. Instead of searching Pinterest for "Can I thaw chicken with my hair dryer?" let me show you a simple formula that will have a clean eating dinner on the table in no time. 1. Choose a protein That chicken may be frozen, but that can of beans is ready to go. Maybe you have frozen salmon, but that can of tuna...

Spiffy's Pinterest Picks: Halloween

Welcome to Spiffy's Pinterst Picks, the Halloween Edition. Today I will be sharing some delightful drink recipes from Pinterst that will have you ready to cozy up by a fire and tell ghost stories in no time. 1. The Gracious Pantry's Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Latte This is one of my favorite Fall treats. I love the simplicity of this recipe. Drink this caffeinated delight Halloween morning and you will be ready for all those trick or treaters that are headed your way. 2. The Kitchn's Jack-O-Lantern This drink has one of my favorite splurges. Jack Daniels! The flavor of Jack pairs perfectly...

What's your clean eating IQ?

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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...

Golden Milk

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I woke up this morning with swollen, puffy eyes, stinging ears, and a headache. I don't think my body is as excited about the Birmingham Fall as I am. I thought about making my Immune Boosting Chicken Soup, but realized I do not have that kind of time today. After dragging myself into work two hours late, I did a little research on Golden Milk in between clients. Here is what I found out. Golden Milk is believed to: 1. Act fast as an anti-inflammatory 2. Improve brain functions 3. May reduce risk of heart disease and Alzheimers I decided to take it a step further and instead of using simply...

Immune Boosting Chicken Soup

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Cold and flu season is already here and I intend to bid it farewell immediately! After researching endlessly for immune boosting foods I have put together a fantastic tasting chicken soup. This soup is loaded with a lot of good things to boost your immunity. The turmeric is a quick acting anti-inflammatory. The garlic and lemon are both natural antibiotics. The veggies are loaded with vitamins. The chicken stock is full of amino acids that will speed recovery time, and the list goes on and on. Basically, if you are feeling a cold coming on, or right in the middle of the dreadful thing, this...

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