Red Cabbage Slaw

This antioxidant-rich salad is a refreshing alternative to lettuce-based salads and tastes great dressed simply with lemon juice. It’s light crispness pairs well with meat, fish, or Mexican food. I use the food processor to quickly shred the cabbage and carrots, but you can also chop the cabbage and use a hand grater for the…

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce (very low sugar)

This delicious and easy-to-make barbecue sauce is lightly sweetened with molasses and honey and tastes great on slow-cooked or grilled meats, tempeh, or tofu. Many homemade barbecue sauce recipes use ketchup as the base, but ketchup is often overly sweetened and contains high fructose corn syrup. This is why I opt for canned tomatoes instead.…

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Do You Need to Curb Your Sugar Intake? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

There is more and more research indicating that excess sugar intake can lead to or exacerbate weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even infertility. The good news is there are concrete and easy steps you can take to decrease your sugar intake. This this quiz to figure out if you are a…

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Bisphenol A: Health Risks and How to Avoid it

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in food packaging like the epoxy resin that lines cans, and in plastic water bottles and food containers, as well as thermal paper receipts and recycled paper products. BPA is a hormone disruptor, as it is able to bind to the estrogen receptor mimicking the action of estrogen.…

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8 Ways to Address Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance plays a role in many conditions including PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, and PMS. Fortunately, adjusting your diet and lifestyle can help – by eating foods that promote formation of less potent estrogens and including nutrients that increase progesterone to properly balance estrogen. It’s also important to limit your intake of dietary estrogens, while also…

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