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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

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

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

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

Easy Cabbage Apple Salad

I use this salad anytime I need a side dish and am in a rush. It is particularly good in the summer time, chilled a while in the fridge, but I have also used it on the side of a nice roast and it is equally delish. If you are dairy free sub the greek… read more

One Pot Meal: Chicken and Brussels Sprout Skillet

Who doesn’t LOVE one pot meals? Easy to make, easy to serve, easy to eat, and easy to clean up. WIN WIN WIN WIN. The combination of flavors here has won over all of our hearts here at Balanced Well Being Healthcare. It’s a great warming, cold weather, meal and it is full of veggies… read more

Ella’s Paleo Lasagna

When you are on a paleo diet, lasagna is one of those things you think you may never taste again. I am here to prove you wrong. PALEO LASAGNA IS DELICIOUS!! This recipe uses Capello’s brand almond flour lasagna noodles, and in my opinion, they taste EVEN BETTER than the real thing. I added in tons… read more

The Link Between Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

Leaky Gut The space between our intestines and abdominal cavity is only one cell thick. These cells are called enterocytes. Leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) is when the space between the cells that line your intestines (also known as ‘tight junctions’) become inflamed and open up, allowing large particles of food, toxins and… read more

Why Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise and Tips to Reduce Risk

Autoimmune disease is an umbrella term for ‘body attacking self’. Examples of autoimmune disease include fibromyalgia, lupus, hashimotos disease, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and MS. The immune systems’ main job is to maintain and repair the body. This is done in times of trauma, overuse as in exercise, infection, etc.… read more

Vitamin D: A miracle Cure?

I have recently been asked a lot about the media hype over vitamin D. Is it really necessary to take vitamin D? If so, how much is necessary? Why is vitamin D necessary and lastly, can I take too much vitamin D? Let’s start by explaining a few things. Vitamin D deficiency is very common… read more