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August 29, 2017

A great salad dressing can make eating veggies more enjoyable. Having one or two ready in the fridge makes putting together a quick salad much easier.

Making your own is easy and takes less than 10 minutes.  It's a great way to make sure you are eating good quality, real food ingredients. One problem with store bought dressings is that they are usually made from inexpensive, low quality oils that don't support your optimal health.

This recipe tastes great on a fresh green salad or drizzled on tomato, basil and mozzarella. Another idea is to toss veggies in it before roasting in the oven.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:

3/4 cup + 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1-2 TBS basil, finely minced

1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced

1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/2 TBS stone ground mustard

1/2 tsp honey

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in a jar (I used an 8oz mason jar), put the lid on and shake. Store in the refrigerator and use within a we...

August 29, 2017

When you decide to make your health a priority, drinking more water is a great place to start. Water is an essential nutrient that we can’t live very long without, yet it is the most common nutritional deficiency in the American population.

Water does SO many important things for your body.  It keeps your bodily fluids viscous so they can flow as needed. It flushes toxins, cushions bones and joints, transports nutrients, lubricates joints and empowers your body’s natural healing process. There are many more.

Early signs of dehydration include fatigue, anxiety, irritability, depression, cravings, cramps and headaches. Late signs of dehydration include heartburn, joint pain, back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, constipation and colitis. This is a long list of problems that may improve simply by drinking more water.

So, how much water should you drink?

Drink 1/2 your body weight in oz. daily, up to 128 oz. (1 gallon). Drinking too much water isn't good  because it can flush out importan...

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