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Mango Hemp Protein Bars

These Mango Hemp Protein Bars taste absolutely amazing, are easy to make and provide your body with essential nutrients to keep you going. These high-carb and high-protein bars can also help you speed up your recovery after a work-out. The carbs in the form of mango and dates help restore glycogen levels immediately after a work-out. After a workout you also need protein to help your muscles recover faster. It’s important to eat a high carb high protein snack within 20 minutes of your workout. Read More

10 Reasons To Get a Flu Shot

I was on the phone with a friend the other day, who asked me what my thoughts were on her getting a flu shot. She has two kids at home and she just keeps on getting sick. And she’s sick and tired of it. Knowing that I am a health coach with a passion for nutrition and natural healing, she asked my honest opinion on the matter. She had heard all these conflicting stories in the media on flu shots, so this is what she asked: “Should I get a flu shot?”. Read my answer here. Read More

Kumquat Cough Remedy

If you have a sore throat or a nagging cough, this Kumquat Cough Remedy will give you quick relief. According to traditional Chinese medicine, kumquat helps eliminate phlegm and can alleviate your cold symptoms. This is my version of a cough and sore throat remedy. I like the freshness of the raw juice but if you’re feeling quite sick, I recommend trying fresh kumquat tea with raw honey instead to help soothe your sore throat.Read More

Electrolyte Sports Drink

This Do-It-Yourself Electrolyte Sports Drink can be used any time of day to stay properly hydrated or before or during your workout to boost your nutrient intake and replenish electrolytes. Electrolytes are essential to keep your body in balance! They help move glucose and other nutrients into your cells, and help remove waste products, such as lactic acid, from your cells. When you’re properly hydrated, your lactic acid build-up slows down so you can literally go on for longer.Read More

Watermelon Electrolyte Booster

This Watermelon Coconut Electrolyte Booster gives you a natural electrolyte recharge. After an intense workout it is important to replenish the fluids, electrolytes and glucose that were lost during your workout. Replenishing electrolyte levels is crucial for recovery after a workout, especially when you are sweating a lot. You lose electrolytes (especially sodium and potassium) when you sweat. Watermelon, young coconut juice and a bit of Himalaya salt help to restore your fluid and electrolyte balance and to speed up your recovery. Read More