Category Archives: Omega 3

Got Anxiety? Consider Your Second Brain

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You know the feeling that you get when you are nervous?  Like there are butterflies in your stomach?  Have you ever had that “sinking feeling” in your gut after you made a big mistake?  Sometimes we have those “gut reactions” to situations – where we can’t really explain it, but we just feel like something […]

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15 Superfoods for Peak Performance

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The other day I drove into a Rancho Santa Fe gas station, and just as I was about to jump out to go pump my gas, the nice attendant came up and asked me “I’d be happy to pump your gas for you.  Premium fuel today?”  Yes, please, I respond and get back in the […]

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100% Guilt-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

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Usually if something sounds too good to be true – it is.  Except in this case!! This superfood version of chocolate mousse is dairy free and 100% guilt free!!  It is also rich in fiber, omega 3s, magnesium, has no sugar and whips up in minutes!  I know, hard to believe – but all true!  […]

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The Pumpkin Cacao Chip Superfood Smoothie!

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To me, it is just not Fall until I get my first taste of pumpkin.  But sometimes I just crave that pumpkin taste, and I don’t have the time to bake muffins or bread.  And just say no to those pumpkin spice lattes – they have almost 50 grams of sugar! Enter the Pumpkin Cacao […]

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5 Heart Health Myths – Busted!

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There are some very common misconceptions about what foods and substances really are healthy for our hearts.  Here are five heart health myths…busted! 1. Myth: fat free diets are heart healthy: In the past couple of decades, if you were diagnosed with heart disease, your doctor probably put you on a “heart healthy” low fat […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.  They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel.  This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, […]

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The Best Alternative Milk

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As a family, we stopped drinking cow’s milk over a year ago, for a number of reasons: Studies show that countries with the highest milk consumption also have the highest rates of fractures and osteoporosis. A majority of the population does not actually have the ability to digest milk at all, which can interfere with […]

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Five Foods for Focus

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It’s Back to School time again.  That means it is time to ditch the “summer brain” and get ready to focus and pay attention in class.  These 5 foods can literally feed our brains, boosting it’s functioning and focus to help kids stay on task at school.   1. Fish One of the best sources […]

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This is Your Brain on Sugar

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Remember Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No campaign from the 80′s dedicated to educating kids about the dangers of doing drugs?  One memorable commercial had the egg frying in the pan and the slogan – this is your brain on drugs.   The slogan for the commercial with the fried egg today could be “this is […]

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Cacao Coconut Protein Bars

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I am not big into bars myself.  Either I find them too sweet most of the time, or just too dry.  But bars can be a convenient on-the-go snack for people with a busy lifestyle, or after a workout.  So I decided to come up with my own protein bar!  This bar combines two of […]

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