Unconventional Thinking

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take 20 minutes out of your day to learn more about how FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE is the way of the future for health and medicine.

Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2010

Mark Hyman believes that functional medicine is the way of the future, and that we can only improve medicine if we understand the body's system, not just symptoms.

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We’ve all been there before. “I’ll get back on track tomorrow”, or “I’ll start my diet on Monday.” To overcome the negative effects of binging, lets talk a little bit about the physical and mental responses to overindulging. First, overindulging can mean we have an unhealthy relationship with food. This means not listening to hunger levels or satiation cues. If you are no longer eating for energy and nutrients, why are you eating? If you are strictly choosing foods for their taste, and not what they can do for you, then that could mean you’re relying on foods for the wrong reasons.

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Chocolate Footballs

24 large strawberries
8 oz dairy free dark chocolate (chopped)
¼ C dairy free white chocolate chips

Melt dark chocolate
Dip strawberries in dark chocolate and fully coat on all sides
Place on parchment paper and let dry

Melt white chocolate
Scoop white chocolate into piping bag (or plastic baggie with the tip cut off)
Draw lines down and across to resemble a football

Keep in refrigerator until time to serve!

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Most commercial juices like Naked and Bolthouse Farms and are marketed as healthy for us, but they are deceptively high in sugar. Slapping “No Sugar added” on the label makes us feel as though we are making a good decision. The problem with this is that companies can technically label their product with “no sugar added” even though sugar is present in their ingredients such as “concentrate”, “puree” or “syrup”.
Also, these juices are void of fiber, which is the part of the fruit that is extracted during the juicing process (the skin, pulp and seeds). Fiber helps to slow down digestion of sugar, so without it- can we say sugar rush!

If you are going to go on a juice or smoothie k...

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