The “Short and Sweet” on Smoothies

Smoothies are great! They can be big on benefits for a minimal investment of time and effort. Here are three healthy options to add to your collection. Superfoodie Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup blueberries, frozen 1 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa powder 1 Tbsp. ground or whole chia seeds 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds 2 cups unsweetened (2% fat) coconut milk or almond milk 2 Tbsp. unsweetened peanut butter or almond...
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Why Sleep is Vital to Maintaining a Healthy Weight [and How to Get It!]

Provided your experience with sleeping babies did not include things like colic, asthma or eczema, the photo above probably evokes a strong heartfelt desire to have an infant’s quality of sleep be your norm. Handling three simple factors properly can have you well on your way: Environment: We can set the tone for our quality of sleep with key factors being degree of room darkness (the...
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From the In Balance Kitchen: Raw Apple Pie

This dessert makes a healthy alternative to a Thanksgiving feast (one that doesn’t beg to have a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream like traditional apple pie!). Because this recipe is so satisfying and nutrient dense it isn’t limited to dessert – with a scoop of plain yogurt on the side it’s great for breakfast! Like they say – “start with dessert”!   “Just Like...
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5 Reasons Why Brilliant Broccoli is a Top Nutrition Performer

[This post is by guest blogger, In Balance Consultant Karen Toews, RHN. You can connect with her over at her blog: realfoodmatters.ca] What makes broccoli so brilliant – beyond its vibrant colour and old-world charm that veggie-savvy Italians introduced to the table? Let’s look at these five broccoli perks. 1. Broccoli is bursting with nutritional benefits: excellent source of minerals: calcium,...
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Go Outside And Play!

[This post is by guest blogger, In Balance Consultant Rebecca Mullins, RHN NNCP. You can find out more about her over at: wallacehealth.com] Remember our parents telling us that when we were children?  And nothing has really changed – sometimes the simplest choices in life can lead to the highest quality health – and it doesn’t necessarily even have to cost anything!  And bringing more...
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Leafy Greens: Staying Heart Healthy, Hydrated and Lean

Do you remember with great fervor and obstinate arguing refusing to eat your greens as a kid? “No way am I eating my broccoli!” “Where’s the cheese?” to smother the greens and hide their flavors. How I have changed my tune since then. In my defense, and in defense of children from the 80’s everywhere, boiling is no longer the sole cooking method when it comes to veggies. Greens, like...
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