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Superfood breakfast smoothie video

Hey there Choosing Health’ers! Need some breakfast inspiration? Check out the latest non-traditional breakfast video now…it’s SUPER yummy! Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1 tbsp unsweetened cacao nibs or powder (we like Navitas Naturals) 1 tbsp raw maca powder (also available from Navitas) 1 tbsp coconut butter 1-2 tbsp nut butter – almond, […]

Weight loss tips for new moms

Losing weight after having a baby can be challenging for many women. How to do it while feeling satisfied and energized after meals and without becoming malnourished is an even greater challenge. The female body goes through radical shifts throughout pregnancy. Over the 36-42 weeks of gestation, her blood volume increases by 50%, oxygen consumption at rest […]

Meat and fat: Finding the ideal balance

Flesh protein can vary considerably in its fat content. Since we have individual differences in the amount of both fat and protein that is optimal for good health, it is important to know the fat content in different meat options. Below are lists of high, medium, and low-fat flesh protein (for purposes of this article, […]

Core strength: A 360 degree perspective

Everyone is always talking about the “core”. Essential for strength, stability, and preventing back pain, we’ve become obsessed with this region of the body, but are we all on the same page with defining what our core is? As you will see, the core is much more than just the ab muscles. Muscles of the core: […]

Better digestion in 5 simple steps

Digestion is the process of breaking down food into basic units (i.e. vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats and proteins) to be used by the body. Good digestion is a pillar of good health. Poor digestion can cause a wide array of health issues including abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea or constipation, reflux, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, and cravings. […]

BPA-free plastic has estrogenic activity

Time to clear the plastic out of your home. Even BPA-free plastics, which we thought were safe, have now been found to have hormone-mimicking properties. BPA, a component of most plastics, was removed from many bottles, toys, and cans when The Department of Health and Human Services started to question its safety. Thought we’d won the battle? […]

Burst training offers superior fitness results

Short-duration, high-intensity activity intervals (a.k.a. short-burst training, SBT, or just burst training) are becoming an increasingly popular fitness trend. Why? Because it leads to quicker results. What is burst training? Burst training is a style of exercising in which you exercise as hard as you can for a pre-determined time interval (anywhere from 30-90 seconds, commonly […]

Open-faced breakfast sandwiches

Holly and I are at it again! Click here to watch our video: Part 3 of our non-traditional breakfast series. Ingredients: 1 slice gluten-free toast (we used Food for Life China Black Rice) 3-5 medium shiitake mushrooms 1 cup spinach (definitely organic, spinach is in the Dirty Dozen) 2 slices bacon (organic, antibiotic and growth hormone free, […]

Gluten-free bakery in Santa Cruz

Who says if you are gluten intolerant or suffer from Celiac’s disease that you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Pele’s Oven has moved into 504A Front St. offering Santa Cruz locals a full spectrum of gluten-free goodies. Their grand opening will be in early April (date TBA). Currently they sell commercially to Shopper’s Corner, Deluxe Foods and The Palm […]

Prism glasses, posture and desk jobs

Sitting for long hours can wreak havoc on your posture over the years. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get work done lying down instead of sitting? You can if you use prism glasses. What are prism glasses? These nifty contraptions change the line of sight without distortion and can be worn over prescription glasses allowing […]