IG: Yepppp, itโ€™s ๐Ÿฒ season (thatโ€™s a soup if you were wondering).โ  โ  Soups are a great way to pack super nutritious plant goodies into a delicious masterpiece of scrumptiousness and to also make you feel cozy.โ  โ  They can also be VERY filling and satisfying.โ  This is why I appreciate soups. โ  โ  I love using bone broth as a base to add steamed veg in a chunky concoction or for a creamy smooth texture, blending in veggies like, my all time favs, CAULIFLOWER which produces a surprisingly creamy treat for the palette.โ  โ  BONUS: add an anti-inflammatory punch to your soups by popping in turmeric (freshly grated or powdered), garlic, ginger or all 3 โ€” these are warming spices that boost the immune system so are also great for this time of year ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ.โ  โ  If youโ€™re like me and appreciate bacon, do yourself a favor and just go ahead and add some crumblies to the top of your blended veggie soup (bonus if you can get it from a pastured source). And maybe even some fresh green onions too, like Iโ€™ve done โคด๏ธโ  โ  The sky is the limit for soup, folks!โ  โ  Just make sure youโ€™re adding enough GOOD SALT (Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt are great) and some GOOD FAT (extra virgin olive oil, ghee, avocado oil) to really pull out all those flavors.โ  โ  And thatโ€™s that for soup for today.โ  โ  ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ? ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ? โ  โ  [๐™ป๐™ธ๐™ฝ๐™บ ๐™ธ๐™ฝ ๐™ฟ๐š๐™พ๐™ต๐™ธ๐™ป๐™ด ๐šƒ๐™พ ๐™ผ๐šˆ ๐š‚๐™ธ๐™ผ๐™ฟ๐™ป๐™ด, ๐™ฒ๐™ท๐™ธ๐™ฒ๐™บ๐™ด๐™ฝ ๐™ฑ๐™พ๐™ฝ๐™ด ๐™ฑ๐š๐™พ๐šƒ๐™ท ๐š๐™ด๐™ฒ๐™ธ๐™ฟ๐™ด!]โ 

Yepppp, itโ€™s ๐Ÿฒ season (thatโ€™s a soup if you were wondering).โ 
โ 
Soups are a great way to pack super nutritious plant goodies into a delicious masterpiece of scrumptiousness and to also make you feel cozy.โ 
โ 
They can also be VERY filling and satisfying.โ 
This is why I appreciate soups. โ 
โ 
I love using bone broth as a base to add steamed veg in a chunky concoction or for a creamy smooth texture, blending in veggies like, my all time favs, CAULIFLOWER which produces a surprisingly creamy treat for the palette.โ 
โ 
BONUS: add an anti-inflammatory punch to your soups by popping in turmeric (freshly grated or powdered), garlic, ginger or all 3 โ€” these are warming spices that boost the immune system so are also great for this time of year ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ.โ 
โ 
If youโ€™re like me and appreciate bacon, do yourself a favor and just go ahead and add some crumblies to the top of your blended veggie soup (bonus if you can get it from a pastured source). And maybe even some fresh green onions too, like Iโ€™ve done โคด๏ธโ 
โ 
The sky is the limit for soup, folks!โ 
โ 
Just make sure youโ€™re adding enough GOOD SALT (Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt are great) and some GOOD FAT (extra virgin olive oil, ghee, avocado oil) to really pull out all those flavors.โ 
โ 
And thatโ€™s that for soup for today.โ 
โ 
๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ? ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ?โ 
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#eatseasonal #bonebroth #soup #holisticnutritionist #functionalmedicine #coldweathermeals #mealideas โ 
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[๐™ป๐™ธ๐™ฝ๐™บ ๐™ธ๐™ฝ ๐™ฟ๐š๐™พ๐™ต๐™ธ๐™ป๐™ด ๐šƒ๐™พ ๐™ผ๐šˆ ๐š‚๐™ธ๐™ผ๐™ฟ๐™ป๐™ด, ๐™ฒ๐™ท๐™ธ๐™ฒ๐™บ๐™ด๐™ฝ ๐™ฑ๐™พ๐™ฝ๐™ด ๐™ฑ๐š๐™พ๐šƒ๐™ท ๐š๐™ด๐™ฒ๐™ธ๐™ฟ๐™ด!]โ 

IG: ๐——๐—ข ๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ โ โ € (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ)โ โ € โ โ € Guys–Iโ€™m so excited to share a recent interview I did on ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™š ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ค๐™™๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ with Michelle Risi (which can be found on all podcast platforms and is also linked in my profile!) โ โ € โ โ € In this interview, ๐™„ ๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™„’๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™œ๐™ช๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ค๐™› “๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š” ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™„ ๐™–๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ (spoiler alert: I am currently doing what I LOVE).โ โ € โ โ € As a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur, I have faced some challenges (like imposter syndrome) and also some really great wins (like my recent completion of FMCA’s Functional Medicine Health Coaching program and the new company that I co-founded, @HealthUpgraded)! โ โ € โ โ € I share my honest journey, what I’ve learned along the way, and more on the interview – and I can’t wait for you to check it out! โ โ € โ โ € Have a listen and let me know what you think๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.โ โ € โ โ € PODCAST EPISODE LINK IN MY PROFILE

๐——๐—ข ๐—ช๐—›๐—”๐—ง ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜ โ โ €
(๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ)โ โ €
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Guys–Iโ€™m so excited to share a recent interview I did on ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‡๐™ž๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™š ๐™€๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ค๐™™๐™˜๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ with Michelle Risi (which can be found on all podcast platforms and is also linked in my profile!) โ โ €
โ โ €
In this interview, ๐™„ ๐™จ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™„’๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ช๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™œ๐™ช๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™ค๐™› “๐˜ฟ๐™ค ๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š” ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™„ ๐™–๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ (spoiler alert: I am currently doing what I LOVE).โ โ €
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As a multi-passionate serial entrepreneur, I have faced some challenges (like imposter syndrome) and also some really great wins (like my recent completion of FMCA’s Functional Medicine Health Coaching program and the new company that I co-founded, @HealthUpgraded)! โ โ €
โ โ €
I share my honest journey, what I’ve learned along the way, and more on the interview – and I can’t wait for you to check it out! โ โ €
โ โ €
Have a listen and let me know what you think๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.โ โ €
โ โ €
PODCAST EPISODE LINK IN MY PROFILE โคด๏ธโ โ €
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#inspiration #motivation #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #business #journey #lifestyleentrepreneur #interview #honesttalk #dowhatyoulove

IG: When you think back to what you ate today, yesterday, three weeks ago or even last year, how different is the food on your plate? Some people naturally include a wide range of diverse food when choosing their meals, but for many of us, it’s easy to fall into a trap of eating the same foods daily. By eating a varied diet, you’re more likely to ensure that you consume adequate amounts of all essential nutrients. This not only reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies, but it also provides numerous health benefits, like: ๐Ÿญ. ๐—” ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐˜‚๐˜ The gut microbiome is incredibly important to your overall health, and it’s best to have a varied population. The best way to achieve this variety in the gut? Eat a diet filled with assorted foods. ๐Ÿฎ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† & ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ When you eat the same food again and again, you increase your risk of developing a food intolerance or allergy to that food. Researchers determined that a decrease in food diversity at 6 and 12 months of age had an association with hay fever & asthma. Another study found that infants who ate a diverse diet rich in veg & fruit, as well as meals prepared at home, had fewer incidences of food allergies compared to children who consumed a less diverse diet. ๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ก๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† Numerous studies reviewing high intake of fruits & vegetables find correlated health benefits, including preventing heart disease & cancer. When you consume a variety of food, you gain from thousands of phytonutrients acting together to provide you with many advantages to your health, some of which have yet to be identified. ๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป Inflammation is associated with several chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. One study found that a variety of fruit & vegetable intake was inversely associated with lower amounts of the inflammatory biomarker, C-reactive protein. In this study, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ. Wondering what’s in my hand? They’re West Indian Raspberries I foraged in Hawaii!

When you think back to what you ate today, yesterday, three weeks ago or even last year, how different is the food on your plate?

Some people naturally include a wide range of diverse food when choosing their meals, but for many of us, it’s easy to fall into a trap of eating the same foods daily.

By eating a varied diet, you’re more likely to ensure that you consume adequate amounts of all essential nutrients. This not only reduces the risk of nutritional deficiencies, but it also provides numerous health benefits, like:

๐Ÿญ. ๐—” ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—š๐˜‚๐˜
The gut microbiome is incredibly important to your overall health, and it’s best to have a varied population. The best way to achieve this variety in the gut? Eat a diet filled with assorted foods.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† & ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ
When you eat the same food again and again, you increase your risk of developing a food intolerance or allergy to that food. Researchers determined that a decrease in food diversity at 6 and 12 months of age had an association with hay fever & asthma. Another study found that infants who ate a diverse diet rich in veg & fruit, as well as meals prepared at home, had fewer incidences of food allergies compared to children who consumed a less diverse diet.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ก๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜†
Numerous studies reviewing high intake of fruits & vegetables find correlated health benefits, including preventing heart disease & cancer. When you consume a variety of food, you gain from thousands of phytonutrients acting together to provide you with many advantages to your health, some of which have yet to be identified.

๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
Inflammation is associated with several chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease. One study found that a variety of fruit & vegetable intake was inversely associated with lower amounts of the inflammatory biomarker, C-reactive protein. In this study, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.

Wondering what’s in my hand? They’re West Indian Raspberries I foraged in Hawaii!

IG: What was one of the best or most impactful things you ever did for your own health?๐Ÿ’ซ In the last 3 years, for me, it was investing in my own health as a patient of Functional Medicine, hands down. But more recently, Iโ€™ve been noticing another factor having a huge impact on my wellbeing, and itโ€™s this: ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š. Being born and raised in the city, I didnโ€™t even truly realize what I was missing. I was fortunate enough to have a backyard which I spent lots of time in, but my access to nature was nothing like what I have now. Relocating myself into an environment where Iโ€™m surrounded by EASY and convenient access to nature via parks, trails, woods, waterfalls and farmland has been a gamechanger. Science is showing us the positive effects time in nature has on our health, and Iโ€™m definitely feeling them by making this a priority in my life (even in poopy or cold weather๐Ÿ˜). So Iโ€™m curiousโ€” do you prioritize getting outside, and if so, how does it make you feel? ๐Ÿ“ท@trishc7

What was one of the best or most impactful things you ever did for your own health?๐Ÿ’ซ In the last 3 years, for me, it was investing in my own health as a patient of Functional Medicine, hands down.
But more recently, Iโ€™ve been noticing another factor having a huge impact on my wellbeing, and itโ€™s this:

๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š.

Being born and raised in the city, I didnโ€™t even truly realize what I was missing.
I was fortunate enough to have a backyard which I spent lots of time in, but my access to nature was nothing like what I have now.

Relocating myself into an environment where Iโ€™m surrounded by EASY and convenient access to nature via parks, trails, woods, waterfalls and farmland has been a gamechanger.

Science is showing us the positive effects time in nature has on our health, and Iโ€™m definitely feeling them by making this a priority in my life (even in poopy or cold weather๐Ÿ˜). So Iโ€™m curiousโ€” do you prioritize getting outside, and if so, how does it make you feel? โ€ข
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#nature #outdoors #waterfall #innature #functionalmedicine #holistichealth #holisticnutrition #earthing #wellness ๐Ÿ“ท@trishc7

IG: Planning to breakfast food treat yo-self this weekend? TRY THESE๐Ÿคฉโ  โ  This waffle recipe I created is an oldie, but a goodie, and can also be found featured on @ottos_cassava_flour’s recipe blog.โ  โ  Caveat: I’ve been intermittent fasting (aka no breaky) for almost four years now, which kind of kills any hopes of these for breakfast for me, but remember that you can eat these at other times of the day too, especially for dessert (because in all nutrition honesty, a meal like this is best not eaten first thing in the morning, anyway ๐Ÿ˜†).โ  โ  *๐™๐™€๐˜พ๐™„๐™‹๐™€ ๐™‡๐™„๐™‰๐™† ๐™„๐™‰ ๐™‹๐™๐™Š๐™๐™„๐™‡๐™€*โ  โ  Anyway, happy weekend, my peeps, and if these look delicious shoot me a ๐Ÿคค in the comments below

Planning to breakfast food treat yo-self this weekend? TRY THESE๐Ÿคฉโ 
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This #grainfree, #dairyfree waffle recipe I created is an oldie, but a goodie, and can also be found featured on @ottos_cassava_flour’s recipe blog.โ 
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Caveat: I’ve been intermittent fasting (aka no breaky) for almost four years now, which kind of kills any hopes of these for breakfast for me, but remember that you can eat these at other times of the day too, especially for dessert (because in all nutrition honesty, a meal like this is best not eaten first thing in the morning, anyway ๐Ÿ˜†).โ 
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*๐™๐™€๐˜พ๐™„๐™‹๐™€ ๐™‡๐™„๐™‰๐™† ๐™„๐™‰ ๐™‹๐™๐™Š๐™๐™„๐™‡๐™€*โ 
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Anyway, happy weekend, my peeps, and if these look delicious shoot me a ๐Ÿคค in the comments below!โ 
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#paleowaffles #waffles #easyrecipes #holisticnutrition #glutenfree #trythisathome #treats

IG: FACT OF THE DAY: Each color of food comes with a different health benefit๐ŸŒˆ! This is why it is SO important to incorporate different colors into your daily meals. No need to go crazy, as a little bit of each colour will do, but it just needs to be there daily! Here’s the lowdown: ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Red foods contain phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk for certain cancers, along with helping to protect the brain, heart, liver, & immune system. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŠ Orange foods help protect the immune system, eyes, and skin, and reduce the risk for cancer & heart disease. ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฝ Yellow foods are beneficial because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, & may protect the brain, heart and vasculature, eyes, & skin. ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿ Green foods contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and may protect the brain, heart & vasculature, liver, and skin. One of the unique attributes of some green foods is that because they help the liver to work better, they can also assist with keeping hormones in balance. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ  Blue/purple/black foods from nature are healthy because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory & may protect the brain, heart, & vasculature. ๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™œ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™™๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ. Unfortunately, too little blue/purple is not healthy since these compounds are especially used for the brain, protecting it from damage and promoting healthy cognition and memory. ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿฅœ The white/tan/brown food category includes nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes, spices, seeds, & whole grains that are beneficial to health. In fact, healthy white/tan/brown foods have anti-cancer & anti-inflammatory activity. What makes this class of compounds also special is that like the green foods, there are certain compounds that can assist with liver & hormone health. Did you notice that EVERY colour of food had something in common? [spoiler: it’s anti-cancer properties

FACT OF THE DAY:

Each color of food comes with a different health benefit๐ŸŒˆ!
This is why it is SO important to incorporate different colors into your daily meals. No need to go crazy, as a little bit of each colour will do, but it just needs to be there daily!

Here’s the lowdown:
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
Red foods contain phytonutrients that may help reduce the risk for certain cancers, along with helping to protect the brain, heart, liver, & immune system.
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Orange foods help protect the immune system, eyes, and skin, and reduce the risk for cancer & heart disease.
๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฝ
Yellow foods are beneficial because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, & may protect the brain, heart and vasculature, eyes, & skin.
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Green foods contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and may protect the brain, heart & vasculature, liver, and skin. One of the unique attributes of some green foods is that because they help the liver to work better, they can also assist with keeping hormones in balance.
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Blue/purple/black foods from nature are healthy because they contain compounds that are anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory & may protect the brain, heart, & vasculature. ๐™„๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ, ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™œ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š ๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™™๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™ž๐™จ. Unfortunately, too little blue/purple is not healthy since these compounds are especially used for the brain, protecting it from damage and promoting healthy cognition and memory.
๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿฅœ
The white/tan/brown food category includes nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes, spices, seeds, & whole grains that are beneficial to health. In fact, healthy white/tan/brown foods have anti-cancer & anti-inflammatory activity. What makes this class of compounds also special is that like the green foods, there are certain compounds that can assist with liver & hormone health.

Did you notice that EVERY colour of food had something in common? [spoiler: it’s anti-cancer properties๐Ÿ˜ฎ].
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#wellnesswednesday #health #healthyliving #plantbased #functionalmedicine #holisticnutrition

IG: แดแด‡ส€ส€ส€ส€แด˜, แดกสœแด‡ส€แด‡ สœแด€แด แด‡ ษช ส™แด‡แด‡ษด??โ  โ  If you are a new follower, a warm hello! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ  If you are a long time follower, I thank you for sticking with me while I’ve devoted energy to some other important areas of my life this year (and let my Insta slideeee).โ  โ  I have been up to some pretty exciting things in the past little while and I think it’s a perfect time a for a review:โ  โ  1. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถโ  We moved from Toronto to Dundas, ON, so I have been exploring my new and very-unfamiliar-to-me area and community and also making our house feel like home.โ  Moving is a processsss๐Ÿ˜…, but I have to say, I have never been happier somewhere!โ  โ  2. ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ฟโ  After deciding I NEEDED to be involved in functional medicine, I just competed my one year course to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC).โ  Any schooling, as you know, can be a doozy!โ  โ  3. ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถโ  @truffletheblacklab came into our lives about 7.5 months ago at 8 wks old and it’s been quite the adventure raising a puppy!โ  Though trying at times, it is SO worth it, and I am so grateful to have dedicated the time and energy that I did to training and socializing her from such a young age. She is turning into the most wonderful doggy! โ  โ  4. ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…ฐ ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†‰โ  Last but not least, a lot of my recent energy has been devoted to building and running a new business with @drnavazhabib & @saidailaqua.โ  ๏ผด๏ผจ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผŽ ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผŽ ๏ผณ๏ผฏ๏ผŽ ๏ผฅ๏ผธ๏ผฃ๏ผฉ๏ผด๏ผฉ๏ผฎ๏ผง.โ  With our small team of heart-centred, dedicated health practitioners, we’ve created an epic platform to help our peeps bust through health challenges and uplevel in every area of their lives.โ  โ  [we will be officially launching our Insta, @healthupgraded in the next couple weeks, so please stay tuned!]โ  โ  ๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š’๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š” ๐š˜๐š @๐š•๐šŠ๐šž๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š”๐š•๐š’๐š— ๐š˜๐š— ๐™ธ๐š—๐šœ๐š๐šŠ!โ  โ  On that note– is there anything YOU’d like to hear more about on here from me? LMK below

แดแด‡ส€ส€ส€ส€แด˜, แดกสœแด‡ส€แด‡ สœแด€แด แด‡ ษช ส™แด‡แด‡ษด??โ 
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If you are a new follower, a warm hello! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ 
If you are a long time follower, I thank you for sticking with me while I’ve devoted energy to some other important areas of my life this year (and let my Insta slideeee).โ 
โ 
I have been up to some pretty exciting things in the past little while and I think it’s a perfect time a for a review:โ 
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1. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถโ 
We moved from Toronto to Dundas, ON, so I have been exploring my new and very-unfamiliar-to-me area and community and also making our house feel like home.โ 
Moving is a processsss๐Ÿ˜…, but I have to say, I have never been happier somewhere!โ 
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2. ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†…๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ฟโ 
After deciding I NEEDED to be involved in functional medicine, I just competed my one year course to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach (FMCHC).โ  Any schooling, as you know, can be a doozy!โ 
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3. ๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถโ 
@truffletheblacklab came into our lives about 7.5 months ago at 8 wks old and it’s been quite the adventure raising a puppy!โ  Though trying at times, it is SO worth it, and I am so grateful to have dedicated the time and energy that I did to training and socializing her from such a young age. She is turning into the most wonderful doggy! โ 
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4. ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ†„๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ถ ๐Ÿ…ฐ ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ†‰โ 
Last but not least, a lot of my recent energy has been devoted to building and running a new business with @drnavazhabib & @saidailaqua.โ 
๏ผด๏ผจ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผŽ ๏ผฉ๏ผณ๏ผŽ ๏ผณ๏ผฏ๏ผŽ ๏ผฅ๏ผธ๏ผฃ๏ผฉ๏ผด๏ผฉ๏ผฎ๏ผง.โ 
With our small team of heart-centred, dedicated health practitioners, we’ve created an epic #functionalmedicine platform to help our peeps bust through health challenges and uplevel in every area of their lives.โ 
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[we will be officially launching our Insta, @healthupgraded in the next couple weeks, so please stay tuned!]โ 
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๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š๐š๐š’๐šŒ๐š’๐šŠ๐š• ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐š‹๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š” ๐š˜๐š @๐š•๐šŠ๐šž๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š—๐š”๐š•๐š’๐š— ๐š˜๐š— ๐™ธ๐š—๐šœ๐š๐šŠ!โ 
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On that note– is there anything YOU’d like to hear more about on here from me? LMK below! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ 
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#welcomeback #instagood #wellness #functionalnutrition #health #healthcoach #comeback #heretoserve

IG: This photo is awful, maybe Iโ€™ll take a better one tomorrow. Or maybe not. But what matters is that dark chocolate and nut butter is delicious ๐Ÿซ+ ๐Ÿฅœ. These hearts are filled with organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those things I donโ€™t eat very often due to its often high pesticide content as well as its high likelihood of containing mold. But when I do, I enjoy it and then move on. You can also use almond or other nut buttas. Find a silicone mould or adorable paper cups and melt some dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. A double boiler is when you put a bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt the thing in the bowl so it doesnโ€™t burn. Pour a thin layer into the mould or cups. Let it cool in the fridge. Add your nut butta. I also added cacao nibs because I like a crunch. Then add another layer of melted chocolate to seal it up and cool in the fridge. VOILA! Nut-butta-chocolate-heaven. I took a photo of one of these bitten into so you could see the nut butta but it was also a terrible photo. At least theyโ€™re delicious. Maybe lโ€™ll try again tomorrow in the daylight. Tomorrow is a new day, folks! Make some nut butta cups ๐Ÿ˜˜ Goodnight

This photo is awful, maybe Iโ€™ll take a better one tomorrow.
Or maybe not.
But what matters is that dark chocolate and nut butter is delicious ๐Ÿซ+ ๐Ÿฅœ.
These hearts are filled with organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those things I donโ€™t eat very often due to its often high pesticide content as well as its high likelihood of containing mold.
But when I do, I enjoy it and then move on.
You can also use almond or other nut buttas.
Find a silicone mould or adorable paper cups and melt some dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. A double boiler is when you put a bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt the thing in the bowl so it doesnโ€™t burn.
Pour a thin layer into the mould or cups. Let it cool in the fridge.
Add your nut butta. I also added cacao nibs because I like a crunch.
Then add another layer of melted chocolate to seal it up and cool in the fridge.
VOILA! Nut-butta-chocolate-heaven.
I took a photo of one of these bitten into so you could see the nut butta but it was also a terrible photo. At least theyโ€™re delicious.
Maybe lโ€™ll try again tomorrow in the daylight.
Tomorrow is a new day, folks! Make some nut butta cups ๐Ÿ˜˜
Goodnight.
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#nutbuttercups #love #hearts #darkchocolate #nutbutta #peanutbutter #almondbutter #easypeasy #takethatReeses #delicious #tryit