About 81 million American adults have cardiovascular disease. Every year 1.5 million of those Americans have heart attacks and 500,000 of them die. We’ve come to believe that heart disease is unavoidable, that it’s genetic or that it arrives as a condition of age.   Heart disease is not only rampant in the United States. Any country […]

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An Upcoming Workshop in Arlington Heights

If you would like the opportunity to try out Tai Chi and Qi Gong, experience integrative approaches to staying flexible , join a meditation session, see a cooking demonstration and attend a presentation on natural approaches to heart health, then please read on for an upcoming workshop on Sunday, February 23rd in Arlington Heights. This […]

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Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: I cup quinoa, rinsed well (I use ½ c. white quinoa and ½ c. red quinoa – it makes an interesting looking salad) 1 ½ c. water for cooking the quinoaquinoa salad 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion finely diced 3 stalks of celery finely diced 3/4 c. toasted and chopped hazelnuts (you […]

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Quick and Delicious Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: Two ripe (not overly ripe) bananas Two ripe avocados – should be ripe enough to be soft to the touch and maybe a little dark in color on the outside 6- 8 Tablespoons of raw cacao – if difficult to find use the best organic ground cocoa that you can find 1 Teaspoon vanilla […]

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Elegant, Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Cake

ingredients: 1 ½ cups oat flour (make in your food processor by processing 1 ½ cups of rolled oats until they are of “flour-like” consistency 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 t. baking soda 1 c. date sugar Pinch of salt 3 T. coconut oil – liquefied 1 c. cold water 1 ½ t. vanilla 1 […]

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Quick, Tasty and Nutritious Snack Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raw cashews 1 1/3 cups pitted dates 1/2 cup dried, unsweetened coconut ½ tsp vanilla 2-3 Tbsp. raw cacao nibs (you can also use chocolate chips) ½ cup dried unsweetened cherries or raisins if dried cherries are not available. Dried cranberries also work well but remember they are […]

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Juicing Vs. Blended Smoothies – Which is Right for You?

I’m often asked the question about juicing and blending and if one is better than the other.  I’m not a big fan of juicing, especially juicing with fruit because of the high sugar content and loss of all fiber.  I much prefer blending of green smoothies using leafy green vegetables and a small amount of […]

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