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It’s Mousse Season- Grab your avocados

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Pie Crust (for one pie): 1½ cups almond flour ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ cup walnut oil 2 tablespoons organic, raw agave nectar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.         In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda 2.         In a small bowl, combine walnut oil, agave and vanilla 3.         Stir …

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What do you get when you mix chocolate and sweet potatoes?

PaleOMG’s Sweet Potato Brownies (From Paleo Magazine Feb/March 2013)         Ingredients 1 sweet potato 3 eggs, whisked ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil 1/3 cup raw honey ½ cup dark chocolate chips 3 tablespoons Coconut Flower 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt   Directions …

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More on Fascia

    Fascia is a three dimensional sheet of firm tissue, that spreads throughout the body from head to toe. It has numerous forms, and essentially envelops the body beneath the skin, enclosing muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, arteries and organs. Fascia has the consistency of a trash bag or mesh, with both elastic and plastic properties. It can stretch, …

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Myofascial Release

             Some of my prior blogs have discussed the use of Foam Rollers and more recently, the use of Trigger Point Performance tools,  for Self Myofascial Release (SMR) Self myofascial release techniques have become increasingly popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Therapists from many disciplines have embraced the use of myofascial release massage to reduce chronic pain …

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Is Your Problem Inflammation?

        If you’ve taken the steps to become healthy by exercising and changing your diet but still don’t feel well, there’s a good chance that inflammation is the cause. In a healthy body, inflammation serves a useful purpose by initiating the healing process. The cardinal signs of acute inflammation are redness, heat, pain and loss of function. The inflammatory …

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Agave- Not so Sweet

    Natural sweeteners are becoming more popular among those seeking “healthy” sweetener alternatives as well as out of fear about white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup that is so ubiquitous in our food. One so called healthy alternative sweetener that has been generating a lot of buzz is agave. Agave comes from the same plant used to make tequila. …

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Is your Low Back, Hip or Knee pain caused by Gluteal Amnesia?

If you suffer from lower back, hip, knee or shoulder injuries, you could have Gluteal Amnesia. Gluteal Amnesia occurs when your body forgets how to properly activate the gluteal muscles. As a result, you lose the ability to move your hips through their full range of motion and compensatory recruitment of other muscles, such as the hamstrings and erector spinae …

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Red Wine, Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes

  University of Leicester scientists have presented groundbreaking new evidence about how a chemical found in red wine can help prevent cancer. Experts from around the world attended Resveratrol 2012,  a major conference at the University to assess the latest advances in the study of resveratrol — a compound found in the skins of red grapes. The conference featured new findings based …

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This Weeks Blog is Short and Not So Sweet

  The not so sweet side of sugar Sugar is an addictive drug. It releases endogenous opiates- brain chemicals that make you feel good and crave more sugary foods. The side effects of sugar consumption can include: Reduced immune function Increased fat production Fatty liver Heart palpitations Hypertension Anxiety Diabetes Adding vegetable oil to sugar will magnify all these side …

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Myofascial Compression Techniques

  Last weekend I was invited down to Austin, Texas to attend the Trigger Point Performance Master Trainer Course. I felt honored to be chosen, as there were only a handful of people there, some from as far as the Dominican Republic. The training is a prerequisite to teach the  Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT) 8 hour course. Trigger Point Performance …

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