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Mexican Tostadas

Posted by Team Connections on Dec 10, 2018 5:00:00 PM

While taking a little break from our busy lives as the cold winter days sets in, we’re hiding out at our home here in Central Mexico. My husband grew up here, so our visits are always full of warm, loving friends and family. 

We all love Mexican food. As tasty as it is, I don’t feel awesome after eating it since many dishes are heavy and rich. So I have fun in the kitchen re-creating some of our favorites that are fresh, healthy and energizing.

The day we arrived, I headed over to the local grocery store here and grabbed all the essentials for making healthy, nourishing meals with all the best local Mexican foods.

You don’t actually need to be in Mexico to make this one… a healthy twist on my favorite Mexican dish – tostadas! To make the perfect tostada, you’ll need crunchy tortillas, creamy refried beans, shredded chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, cilantro and a few salsa choices. To make it fun for the whole family, set up a little tostada bar. Place all the ingredients in separate bowls on the table and everyone can create their very own unique dish. It’s always a hit! 

How to Make Mexican Tostadas

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Topics: Vegetarian, Recipes, Heatlh & Wellness

Gratitude Lesson: Shifting Your Perspective

Posted by Team Connections on Nov 22, 2018 9:34:51 AM

Today I have a short story for you…

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which read, “I am blind, please help.”

There were only a few coins in the hat – spare change from folks as they hurried past.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words.

Then he put the sign back in the boy’s hand so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy.

That afternoon, the man who had changed the sign returned to see how things were.

The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

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Topics: Gratitude

Negatives Side Effects of Eating Carbs

Posted by Team Connections on Aug 23, 2018 12:27:54 PM

There are many reasons why we crave and indulge in carbohydrates. Besides our evolution to “seek out” sweet foods, we are now living in a hyper-stimulatory, obesogenic environment. 

But there are a multitude of biochemical reasons for carbohydrate consumption. Did you know that serotonin synthesis occurs in the brain once carbohydrates are consumed? Serotonin helps us to feel good and common antidepressants exploit this system as well. Therein lies the colloquialism of eating ice cream to get over a tough break up.
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Topics: Keto, Heatlh & Wellness

The 6 Best Tricks to Jumpstart Ketosis

Posted by Team Connections on Aug 13, 2018 12:07:23 PM

Deciding to be on a keto diet is a big step towards changing your lifestyle for the better. Beginning a ketogenic diet is not necessarily the difficult thing, bridging into ketosis is typically the most challenging part.

Ketosis refers to a process through which the body system starts generating ketones and begins to burn the fat it has accumulated for energy.

Besides being an effective method of losing weight, the keto diet helps in balancing hormones, improving mental recognition and also treating many diseases such as epilepsy and diabetes. Nevertheless, getting into ketosis can appear as a long process sometimes. The days seem to drag a lot slower until you are finally in ketosis.

Here are a few ways to expedite to process into ketosis, so you can begin seeing and feeling the results quicker.

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Topics: Keto

Shocking IQ Test Results That Should Concern Us

Posted by Team Connections on Aug 6, 2018 11:59:00 AM

As health coaches, we continuously share compelling health matters that effect our wellness. But more importantly, we share simple solutions that we can all implement to improve our lives.

I was disturb while reading this article post by Naturalhealth365 and felt the need to share with you.

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Topics: Heatlh & Wellness, IQ scores, Brain Health

Supporting Your Thyroid, Naturally

Posted by Team Connections on Jul 17, 2018 12:59:18 PM

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It weighs only approximately 20 grams, but the hormones it secretes control growth and metabolism. The primary circulating thyroid hormones – thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) – are essential regulators of crucial body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Adequate level of T4, and its efficient conversion to T3, also ensures that we have energy and burn carbohydrates and fats at an optimal rate.

How Prevalent are Thyroid Diseases?

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Topics: Heatlh & Wellness, Nutrition, Thyroid Health, Products

7 Steps to Make the Perfect Salad Bowl

Posted by Team Connections on Jul 13, 2018 1:50:52 PM
 
There are 2 common misconceptions about salads: 
1. Salads are for vegetarians or vegans, 
2. Salads are for the "diet" days.

Actually, this is exactly what my hubby thought about salads…until he met me! Now our favorite Saturday evenings are spent together (kids at Grandma’s house) with our big salad bowl and Netflix! I also use this type of salad on busy week nights when I have no dinner plans and can build it in less than 30 mins.
 
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Topics: Salad dressings, Heatlh & Wellness, Vegetarian, Nutrition, Gluten Free, Vegan, Recipes

When I First Met Tom Harper & Found Marine Phytoplankton

Posted by Team Connections on Jul 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM

After learning about Tom Harper passing only a few weeks ago, fond memories of our conversations and trips to his sea farm have emerged.

I still remember the first time I walked on the grounds of Tom Harper’s Sea Farm, June 2005. I wasn’t sure what to expect, only that I had heard from a doctor friend that an amazing, nutrient-rich source of marine phytoplankton was naturally grown and harvested there.
 
I was not very familiar with phytoplankton at the time, but my intuition knew it was something worth seeking out. The doctor I knew had been using this plankton in his practice and seeing nothing short of miracles happen with his patients.

There are certain times in your life when a greater force propels you forward to make something happen, without logically knowing why. This was one of those times.
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Topics: Superfood, Heatlh & Wellness, Vitamins, Nutrition, Marine Phytoplankton, Products

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