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Magnesium…an underappreciated nutrient!

I have looked at many nutrient panels as part of my practice at Balanced Well-Being Healthcare. One of the most common nutrient deficiencies I am seeing is magnesium.  Magnesium is an essential mineral for humans and is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in our body.  It is the fourth most abundant mineral found in… read more

The FOUR Cornerstone Supplements to Support Health in a Modern World

Multivitamin: With the increase in toxin exposure, poor digestive health and stress from modern lifestyles, our bodies need more support than ever. We have a huge need for protective, health-supporting nutrients to help us combat the daily assault of living in a polluted and stressful world. Think of a multivitamin as an insurance policy to… read more

Easy Crockpot Taco Filling

Ingredients: 3 Tbsp taco seasoning. I use Primal Palate brand. 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 3 Tbsp tomato paste 2 lbs ground beef Instructions: Add the beef, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, and tomato paste to the crockpot. Use a spoon to mix up the ingredients and break up the meat. Cook on low for… read more

Pizza Fritatta

On weekends, I like to take more time to make breakfast. I typically have smoothies most weekdays because they are quick and nutrient dense, but by the weekend I am ready to chew my food. This recipe tastes just like pizza to me because of the sun-dried tomatoes! But, of course, without all the carbs.… read more

Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

Do you have an instant pot and want a quick weeknight meal that uses up the leftover veggies and protein from your fridge?? Then this recipe is for you! If you don’t have an instant pot, check them out here–think pressure cooker + slow cooker + rice cooker in one! Time saving to say the… read more

Eating an Alkaline Diet to MAXIMIZE Bone Health

Last month we talked about the nutrients that are important to consume for healthy bones. Remember the “stars of the show” calcium and vitamin D, but the “supporting cast” contains over 15 other nutrients also important in maintaining bone health. Let’s talk this month about the importance of a properly balanced pH and its effect… read more

Sausage and Kale Soup-Instant Pot

Everyone loves a quick and tasty soup recipe right?? I made this last night in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I used a pre-made bagged organic salad kit to serve with it, but threw out the dressing and used my own clean version.  Tessemae and Primal Kitchen make great clean dressings if… read more

Sleep Hygiene and Disease Prevention

The Importance of Quality Sleep We all feel better after a good nights sleep, right? Your brain feels sharper, your energy is better and your mood is more stable. Unfortunately, 20% of adults and 50% of seniors have difficulty falling asleep. There are now over 100 sleep disorder diagnoses. The major causes include anxiety, menopause,… read more