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Your journey to a happier and healthier life starts here. Get ready to learn all the different holistic and all natural solutions you already have available to you. Getting healthy shouldn’t be a struggle and your health journey is just as unique as you are. The more you know the better equipped you will be to tackle anything life may throw at you. Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. I am always more than happy to help when and where I can. Are you ready to set sail on your journey to better health? 

The Best Way to Prevent Cancer

What happens to the body when a cell goes rogue? Most people don’t realize just how often our bodies experience a little rebellion among the ranks. Yet, a whole other world resides inside us with a constant slot of cells that are healthy and strong right alongside the cells that have had a change of mind. Cancer has become more and more common. While there are a number of contributing factors that increase someone’s chance of getting cancer there is still plenty of things we can all do to reduce our risk.

With A Rebel Cell

Every cell within our bodies has the ability to become cancerous. All cells are designed to replicate. However, cancerous cells are damaged and replicate at an accelerated rate. It is kind of like getting your foot stuck on the gas pedal and not being able to stop. Normally, our body has numerous precautions to prevent this from becoming a larger problem. When a cell becomes abnormal in a healthy body it is tagged or flagged and special cells eliminate the damaged ones. Unfortunately, if there is any issue in our bodies ability to identify, label, and eliminate these cells our health begins to decline at an accelerated rate.

Factors That Increase Cancer Risk

One of the biggest contributing factors that prevent our bodies from protecting themselves is inflammation. The second biggest contributing factor is due to poor nutrition. Unfortunately, when we consume high amounts of processed foods, which has become our new norm, we unknowingly click all the largest contributing factors boxes all at once. Highly processed foods contain high amounts of estrogen-based chemicals which only fuel most forms of cancer. Due to the fact that processed foods contain a number of chemical properties designed to mirror natural elements our bodies are unable to distinguish friend from a foe they wrap these compounds in fat and store them until they can be dealt with at a later point.

Fat acts as an additional energy source when our bodies are running low on energy stores. This means all of those chemicals that were encased to prevent them from wreaking havoc now enter the bloodstream causing massive amounts of inflammation and damage. These toxins tend to overload our livers, whose main purpose is to eliminate toxins while producing hormones in an attempt to keep things in balance. When our livers become overworked it can spell even more disasters for our health.

How to Stop Things Before They Start

What can we do to prevent this from happening? Luckily, there is a way to work on everything at once! Making the switch to an anti-inflammatory diet along with detoxing regularly is a great way to ensure your body can continue to support you in your daily tasks. If you are looking to prevent cancer, improve your immunity, and slow down the signs of aging might I suggest a diet that is anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants? No matter what, to support your health it is imperative that you detox at the very least every season.

 Vanilla Chai Pumpkin Cold Brew

Vegan Serves 2

Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup date sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla
Cold Brew:
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 8 ounces cold brew
  • 3 dashes pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

Bring 1 cup of water, cinnamon, and sugar to a boil in a small pot. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and tea. Let steep for ten minutes. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Into a jar combine cream, milk, pumpkin, and 1 Tbsp syrup. Shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes until thickened and foamy on top. Fill a tall glass with ice, add coffee, 1-2 Tbsp of syrup, and pumpkin spice. Stir and pour cream over the top. Top with additional syrup or more pumpkin spice with a cinnamon stick.

Chai Chewy Bars

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Serves 9

  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2/3 cup vegan butter melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups date sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
Topping:
  • 1 Tbsp vegan butter melted
  • 1/4 cup xylitol sugar
  • 1 tsp reserved spice mixture

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Pretreat an 8×8 inch pan with the non-stick option of choice. Combine all of the spices together in a small bowl and set aside (make sure to separate 1 tsp for topping). Next, combine flours, the bulk of the spice mixture (everything except 1 tsp), baking soda, and powder. Into a separate bowl, cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until no streaks of flour remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Wet crumbs sticking to the toothpick are okay. Combine the toppings together and brush over the bars. 

Black Bean Quinoa Tacos

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Serves 4

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small white onion minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 14-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 gluten-free tortillas
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 3 eggs scrambled
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
Dressing:
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 small jalapeno minced

Directions:

Cook the quinoa in a pot by heating the stock to a boil and adding the quinoa. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until tender. Saute garlic and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add in seasoning and tomato paste allowing to cook for 1-2 minutes more. Mix the quinoa and black beans into the onion mixture and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Scramble the eggs. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a blender and mix until well combined. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week in an air-tight container. To assemble start with eggs, then quinoa, tomato, cilantro, and top with dressing.

Tai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Serves 4

  • 1 red onion minced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1-2 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 6 large carrots diced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 cups Butternut Squash diced
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp Cashew Butter

Directions:

In a large soup pot, heat up 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Saute the onions for 1-2 minutes and add in the ginger and garlic. Continue to cook for another minute. Add the carrots, squash, milk, butter, paste, and 1 1/2 cups of water. Stir everything together and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Using a blender, puree the soup and add the final ingredients. Top optionally with roasted squash and peppers.

Get Started Today

Keeping your body free of toxins and free radicals is necessary to maintain a healthy life and a healthy mind. There are tons of foods you can add to your regular diet to help your body with its critical detoxifying processes. If you are looking for a safe and all-natural way to detox your body at home be sure to check out my Balancing Abundance Program. Because detoxing is so important and realistically everyone should be doing it on at least a seasonal basis I have taken the time to put together a program to help you do just that. Here’s the thing, I know working with me one-on-one can seem difficult to get into (due to limited space) and I wanted to be able to give everyone an additional solution that has no limits. You deserve to be happy, healthy, and successful at everything you do so here are some recipes to help set you up for success!

 Need A Hand?

A happy and healthy life is closer than you may think. We all have to deal with our health daily, and when we don’t feel our best, it shows. If you are tired of just making it through your day, you NEED to start investing in your health today! You are not alone on this journey. If you ever need any help, I am always here to do just that. Even if it is something as small as acting as a sounding board, do you have any questions or concerns I can help you with? Feel free to contact me directly at [email protected], or you can even book a one-on-one call with me. Be sure to subscribe to gain access to tons of free goodies and check back daily for more great recipes and information!

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