Posts Posts by: "Amanda"

Sprouts

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Sprouts are an amazing source of #elevatedbiotics – the #goodgutguys that can withstand growth and environmental pressures. Think of what we can do if we eat them 😉#Superhuman.

Eating greens this early (as they sprout) decreases the digestion time- allowing you to reap the benefits quicker.

They also contain high concentrations of health compounds anywhere from 10-100x than the matured plant #BigBangForYourBuck

Other Benefits:

  • Reproductive health – rebalance and restore hormones
  • Brain health – pull toxic metals from brain, rejuvenate neurons
  • Skin repair
  • Infection-fighting
  • Help produce B12
  • Pack a powerful punch – house more than 60 minerals

Types of sprouts:

  • Broccoli
  • Radish
  • Bean
  • Sunflower greens
  • Fenugreek

All provide different benefits so variety is always a good idea.

How I incorporate them into my day:

  • I started growing my own – easiest thing this brown thumb has done – and throw them on everythaan.
  • Especially: avocado toast, salads, wraps, on top of bowls.

Grow your own! I use high mowing seeds and grow in a mason jar – no green thumb needed 😉

Nutter Butter

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Nutter Butter

Healthy nutter butters - bringing childhood mems baaack strong. Only 5 ingredients! Lasted 2 seconds in this house. Shoutout to @rachaelsgoodeats as always for the best goodies. Sorry guys, still not a recipe maker but I do love to demo and share 😉
Course Dessert
Cuisine Energy Food
Keyword nutter butter

Ingredients

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla
  4. Fold in the almond flour and baking powder
  5. Roll dough into ½ tsp size balls and place them side by side in pairs on the baking sheet
  6. Use a fork and press down gently on each ball, then rotate 90 degrees and repeat
  7. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes
  8. Once they are fully cooled (10-15 minutes), stir together ¼ cup of peanut butter with 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  9. Spread the filling onto the cookies, and press together to make sandwiches

Cinnamon Energy Bombs

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Cinnamon Energy Bombs

Combining all the healthy fats into a delish ball that serves as a good snack or treat when the cravings hit. Thanks @rachaelsgoodeats for the quick & easy recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Energy Food
Keyword cinnamon energy bombs

Ingredients

Balls

  • 6 tbsp melted coconut butter
  • 6 tbsp MCT oil
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 4 scoops collagen peptides
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 ⅓ cup almond flour

Topping

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut butter and ghee, and then pour in a medium sized bowl with MCT and vanilla
  2. Mix thoroughly, then stir in cinnamon, collagen, coconut flour, and almond flour
  3. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes, or until dough slightly hardens
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a flat surface and sprinkle with coconut sugar and cinnamon
  5. Store in airtight container in the freezer

Twix Bar

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Twix Bar

Loving on these twix bars from @rachaelsgoodeats!
Course Dessert
Keyword Twix Bar

Ingredients

Shortbread Layer

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 tbsp honey warmed

Caramel Layer

  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 dark chocolate bar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp flakey sea salt

Instructions

Shortbread Layer

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine coconut and almond flour with melted coconut oil and warmed honey in a large bowl
  3. Stir out all crumbles of flour until thoroughly combined
  4. Line 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and pack down mixture into base
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until it is golden brown
  6. Remove once done and let cool completely

Caramel Layer

  1. Combine almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and sea salt in a saucepan on the stove on medium-low heat and warm until completely liquified, about 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally
  2. Remove from burner and let cool completely

Chocolate Layer

  1. Break up the chocolate bar into a small bowl and add coconut oil
  2. Warm in a microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely liquified

Assembly

  1. Once the shortbread and caramel have completely cooled, pour the caramel sauce over the base layer, spreading it evenly
  2. Set in the freezer until it hardens (anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours)
  3. Remove from freezer and pour the chocolate on top, spreading it evenly
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and set back in fridge for 5-10 minutes to harden
  5. Once chilled, remove from the pan by pulling the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into bars, and enjoy!!

Spice Blend

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Spice Blend

Love this blend of savory seasonings to not only boost flavor but an easy way to get our herbs in!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a spice grinder or blender. Transfer the blend to a shaker bottle or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in a cool, dry place.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from How Not to Die Cookbook
#FoodAsMedicine #HealThySelf

Black Bean Burger

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Black Bean Burger I loOove the black bean fritter from @thebeehivecafe and probably pay their rent in my weekly orders. I decided to try to whip up some of my own – they were a hit and were super helpful to have on hand in the mornings for a quick breakfast! Topped mine with an…(Read More)

Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

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Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Perfectly designed to include five key ingredients that work together in synergy to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate. 1 banana1-2 cups Wild blueberries1 cup orange juice1 tsp. barley grass juice powder1 tsp. spirulina1 small handful of Atlantic…(Read More)

https://heal-thy-selfnutrition.com/heavy-metal-detox-smoothie/There are 4 reasons why we get sick, stay sick, and have trouble ridding our body from a state of dis-ease.

  • Emotional trauma/stress.
  • Heavy metals
  • Inflammation/hidden infections
  • Environmental toxicities (food, water, products)

Knowing this allows to practice root-cause medicine.

No bandaids, guessing, or shots in the dark.

Many are dealing with multiple of the above at the same time and will receive diagnoses such as Diabetes, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Autoimmune disease, Leaky Gut, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, brain fog, Autism, and more.

It is important to know that these are the manifestations of a combination of these causes.

It is also important to know that once you arm yourself with this information- understanding that what you’re feeling, dealing with, and fighting against is real and has a place of origin – that you are also capable of healing.

You just have to know where to start.

What are heavy metals?

Because of their high degree of toxicity, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury rank among the priority heavy metals that are of public health significance. These metals are known to induce multiple organ damage- even at lower levels of exposure. They are also classified as human carcinogens (known or probable) according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

When it comes to heavy metals, the science is clear and ever-growing. Science connects heavy metal build up to the development of Alzheimer’s, reducing mitochondrial function, interfering with tumor-suppressing pathways, depleting glutathione (our strongest antioxidant), and more.

Metals like lead and mercury are able to cross the blood-brain barrier which can lead to neurotoxicity and mood disorders. Mercury also depletes glutathione, vitamin C, and inhibits B vitamins from being produced.

Even a healthier individual is exposed to a multitude of metals daily.

Heavy metals are found in:

  • Water supply
  • Dental fillings (silver)
  • Food supply
  • Household products
  • Beauty products, lotions, fragrances
  • Air pollution
  • Vaccines
  • Furniture
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs

The good news is: we can fight back. By adding in specific nutrients, herbs, and practices, we are able to decrease the metal load in the body, provide nutrients that pull metals from our organs (especially the brain!), and promote the body’s ability to rid itself of these toxins.

Here’s my top tips to reducing our heavy metal load:

  1. Optimize detoxification with some #liverlove. The liver is burdened with the job of ridding the body from toxins, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides in our food and water, etc. Never before has it had as much work to do as our environment provides today. In this instance, it can become sluggish and backed up. Utilizing specific herbs such as chlorella, spirulina, cilantro, parsley help to bind to metals and move them out of the body. Eating foods like broccoli, kale, radish, garlic, onions provide sulfur-containing minerals to aid in enhancing detox pathways.
  2. Optimize gut function.
  3. Reduce exposure to allergenic foods (dairy, gluten, corn, eggs, soy).
  4. Consuming prebiotic and probiotic foods. Download my gut-loving food list for options!
  5. Increase antioxidants. Antioxidants are the good guys – they help defend the cells from harm and can even reverse damage. We know metals reduce antioxidants in the body and also create more free radicals (stressors, cell damagers), increasing the need for additional support. Studies show those with Alzheimer’s have brain lesions caused by free radicals. Add foods rich in color: dark berries, leafy vegetables, beets, nuts, beans.
  6. Sweat. Utilize saunas, hot yoga, exercise to move toxins out of the body.
  7. Consider removal of mercury fillings. **A biological, specifically-trained dentist is needed for this procedure.
  8. Poop! Make sure you’re pooping 2x daily to fully eliminate metals from the body. Add ground flax seeds to smoothies, oatmeal, increase fruits and vegetables, water intake. Consider Magnesium if you’re experiencing constipation.

Bonus: I try to incorporate seaweed (binds to metals in gut), wild blueberries (binds to metals in brain), selenium (just 2 Brazil nuts daily!) to really support the removal of metals. I utilize a Heavy Metal Detox smoothie daily to try to get all of the good guys in!

I treat my patients assuming they are loaded with heavy metals and work to incorporate these practices as able to promote the removal of metals. If you’re curious, schedule an Ask Amanda session to receive a kit to perform a heavy metal test to assess your load and assess your results.

Love, light, and healing.

 

It’s crazy – we live in a completely different world than even a decade ago, requiring more focus on filling up on the good stuff and getting rid of the bad stuff. In today’s society, daily support is necessary to combat the 80,000+ chemicals we’re exposed to at any given time. No…(Read More)