"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates
Fall has finally arrived and we can start to enjoy cool mornings, football games, pumpkins, the leaves changing colors and days getting shorter! Halloween is also in a few weeks which means tasty treats and candy will be tempting us every time we turn around.
void those temptations by making sure that your feeding your body good nutrient dense foods that will keep you satisfied. Eating a diet full of good quality proteins, fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruits, and essential fats will keep you satisfied and help to "crowd out" the cravings and temptations for foods that aren't so healthy.
October Recipe of the Month
Paleo Pumpkin Loaf
Makes 1 small loaf or 12 muffins - Ingredients: A little shy of 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 of a very ripe banana 1/4 cup raw honey 1/2 cup nut or seed butter 4 dates, pitted 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup almond flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg A dash of sea salt Pumpkin seeds, to top
Instructions: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a blender, combine pumpkin, banana, honey, nut butter, dates, eggs, and vanilla. Blend until very smooth. (You may need to unstick the dates from the blade a couple times.) Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a semi-thick batter forms. Pour into the greased pan that you're using, top with a few pumpkin seeds, and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Source: Adapted from live nourished
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Monthly Focus: Inflammation
Is your body constantly stiff and achy? Are you constantly sore after you exercise?
Inflammation is a common response the body has to injury, pain, illness, and stress. If your body has temporary, acute inflammatory response, it is simply a sign of natural healing. Although acute inflammation is important and vital for our healing process, chronic inflammation might lead to a number of illnesses.
According to the American Heart Association, chronic inflammation might cause diseases such as atherosclerosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, food intolerances, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease and also accelerates the aging process.
Wondering what causes it? The typical diet and lifestyle of many Americans... such as too many sugary, high-processed foods; insufficient omega-3 intake; lack of sleep; lack of movement or exercise; chronic stress; lack of down-time away from technology; and poor digestive health.
Giving up refined, processed foods and eating a diet full of whole, natural foods is the most important thing you can do to reduce inflammation in your body. Making sure that your diet has the right balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids is also important.
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