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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas (V,GF)

by Kelli & Brad
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Here’s a great dish to serve for a hearty meal. I love baking a dish of these on Sunday afternoon and eating the leftovers for lunch all week. Even your non-healthy eating friends will like this one. Some may wonder, “Where’s the chicken?”, but they’ll get over it.

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5 Ways to Halt Holiday Stress

by Kelli
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It’s the second week of December. Chances are you’re up to your eyeballs in parties, shopping, plans, food, family, events, parking, crowds . . . and you may be feeling a little stressed. Here are 5 natural ways to reduce stress at any time of year, even during the Holidays.

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You either pay the farmer or the doctor

by Brad
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Switching to a plant-based diet, and organic as much as possible, has actually saved us quite a bit of money. How? Well, you either pay the farmer or you pay the doctor, and doctors cost more!

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Ask Questions

by Kelli
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Asking questions is a critical and continual process in being your own health advocate. Here are some tips for asking questions:

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Find a Good Doctor for You

by Kelli
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When it comes to selecting a healthcare provider, be sure to first get clarity with yourself about what characteristics are most important to helping you create a positive healthcare experience. By starting there, you will be more likely to find someone who meets your needs.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Take Charge of Your Health Care

by Kelli
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It’s tough to navigate the medical system these days. It’s a pretty intimidating world, from the grim-faced doctors, to the sterile environment of offices and hospitals, to insurance sticklers and financials concerns. That’s not to mention whatever’s ailing you in the first place.

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Intro to Complementary Alternative Medicine

by Kelli
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Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming a more and more common source of treatment, but the vocabulary and distinctions between therapies can be confusing. The following is a list of some common CAM therapies and a brief description of each.

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7 Foods that Should Never Cross Your Lips

by Brad
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Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals—and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health.

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Nature wins again!

by Brad
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A Journal of Nutrition study showed that whole-grain rye bread got things moving again (you know what I mean) better than laxative drugs.

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12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Never Buy Conventionally Grown

by Brad
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If you’re eating non-organic celery today, you may be ingesting 67 pesticides with it, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

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Anxious About Anxiety?

by Kelli
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Brad asked me the other night why anxiety and depression are seemingly so widespread, including the use of prescription medication to manage their symptoms. We had been discussing my anxiety and depression and my recently-undertaken quest to wean myself off the two medications I currently take. We agreed that it seems to affect women more than men.

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Devilish Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Brownies (DF,GF)

by Kelli
Gluten-free dark chocolate brownies

Ok, any time you want to impress your non-healthy-eating-minded friends, this is the dessert to do the trick. Honestly, it was my husband who found this recipe and made it the first time. When he told me they were gluten free and vegan (he used egg replacer) I didn’t believe. These are good. They’re that good.

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A little (literally) food for thought

by Brad
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The U.S. uses 16 percent of its gross domestic product for health care and Americans spend just under 6 percent of their income on food.

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