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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

In the quest to eat healthy, whole foods, figuring out what to eat for breakfast can sometimes trip us up. We want something quick and easy but don't want to grab a doughnut or cheese croissant on the way to work every day. The key to an awesome, weekday breakfast involves the tiniest bit of meal prepping to set you up for the whole week. I've been loving this Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash lately. I make this on a Sunday, store it and heat it up in the mornings.

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Why Does Wellness Have To Be So...Wellnessy?

We live in a world where it’s already difficult to feed ourselves with real, nutrient dense food every day and get enough real rest and sleep. We do not need the idea of health and wellness to be out of reach as well. Wellness is not the latest fad.  You do not have to drink mushroom coffee and stuff crystals in your underwear to heal (although, you can if that works for you).

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How To Make Perfect Pickles

Fermented foods are having a bit of a moment in the health food world right now.  They're not actually a fad though. Like all of the best medicinal foods, ferments have been around for ages.

If you’re new to pickling, it’s a good idea to start with recipes that include vinegar, since they require less skill and produce more consistent results. My first brine pickle making attempt failed miserably (I got the salt water proportions all wrong. Too excited to read directions). So I'm going to provide you with both methods to pickle so you can experiment with each!

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Why Our Current Healthcare System Isn't Enough

Our Western medical establishment typically defines alternative medicine as any practice that doesn’t come from evidence gathered using the scientific method.  And while I believe standards and regulations to be crucially important when creating guidelines to treat human beings, (do you want your surgeon doing anything other than the gold standard?) I do believe this labeling creates a very limited viewpoint.

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