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  • Lovely Linda’s Granola
    Posted on January 7, 2019
    One of my favorite granola recipes comes from one of my clients, aka, Lovely Linda! Dry Ingredients 2 cups of old fashioned oats ¼ cup of organic coconut palm sugar ( I like “Wholesome” brand) ½ cup of organic unsweetened shredded coconut ¾ cup of nuts or seeds or a combination ( I like walnuts or sunflower seeds) ½ teaspoon Continue Reading...
  • Pina colada
    Child’s Pina Colada
    Posted on May 23, 2018
    My daughter loves coconut Pina Coladas, so we made this very simple recipe that I want to share with you! 1 can of Organic Coconut milk 1 can of Organic Pineapple chunks OR 20 oz of fresh pineapple 1 cup of Organic Whole Milk, Grass fed (Organic Valley) Yogurt 1+ cup of ice 1 lime for garnish...
  • A Guide To Helping Our Children Naturally “Detoxify”
    Posted on January 31, 2017
    A Guide To Helping Our Children Naturally “Detoxify” Our children are constantly exposed to processed “foods”, laden with all kinds of toxins every step of the way… these food items are located at the bank, school, festivals - even the doctors office!  GMOs, pesticides, dyes, chemicals and preservatives are in so many foods that we so commonly ingest every single day! Continue Reading...
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Healthy Fats Matter
    Posted on September 11, 2016
    Top 10 Reasons Why Healthy Fats Matter Our weight is a direct result of both chemical and biological reactions in our body, influenced in part by the food we eat. Whole foods produce a healthy body and mind, while genetically modified food (and all its synthesized ingredients), settle in areas around our body, contributing to disease. It may seem logical Continue Reading...
  • Genetically Modified Food (GMO/GE)
    Posted on July 10, 2016
    Genetically Modified Food (GMO/GE) We live during a time when we think we can, and we should, manipulate nature to serve us better. We have never been so wrong. We have “upset the boundaries set by Nature” through Genetically Modified Foods. GMO’s are manipulated on a DNA level, merging species that were not intended to be paired together. These “foods” Continue Reading...
  • Artificial Dyes: Decorative or Dangerous
    Posted on July 29, 2015
    Artificial Dyes: Decorative or Dangerous By Ann Marie DeGregoria, Balanced 4 Life Nutrition, www.balanced4lifenutrition.com Colorful foods are not only revered by children today, but also by adults, that were once children themselves… How could it not be attractive to us all, as our tables have always been decorated with colorful foods, representing childhood nostalgia – parties, celebrations, & holidays. Even Continue Reading...
  • Not Such Fun Facts
    Posted on July 14, 2015
    NOT SUCH FUN FACTS Ann Marie DeGregoria, Balanced 4 Life Nutrition, www.balanced4lifenutrition.com Below are staggering statistics extracted throughout Dr. Michelle Scholffro Cook’s book, The Ultimate PH Solution.  I compiled these statistics to allow for a broader picture of the type of assault the average person’s body goes through.  Let this shed some light on the current situation and please share.   -The Continue Reading...
  • Cholesterol – Totally Misunderstood!
    Posted on June 20, 2015
    CHOLESTEROL IS TOTALLY MISUNDERSTOOD By Ann Marie DeGregoria, Balanced 4 Life Nutrition, www.balanced4lifenutrition.com Cholesterol is totally MISUNDERSTOOD! Cholesterol is a very helpful, useful and necessary substance… it is not the villain that it has been portrayed to be, but a reliable friend instead. Despite the fear instilled in us regarding cholesterol, I want to convey its many vital roles: Cholesterol Continue Reading...
  • Raw Cacao
    Posted on June 3, 2015
    Raw Cacao – Raw Cacao is known as a SuperFood!  It was known to be a food that was “given to the gods”, and to the warriors.  This is a picture of raw cacao, in its original whole-bean form.  This is also the basis for the chocolate that we buy in the stores today, but its original raw form contains one of the Continue Reading...
  • Immunizations: Common Sense vs. Stagnant Science
    Posted on February 27, 2015
    Immunizations: Common Sense vs. Stagnant Science By Ann Marie DeGregoria, Balanced 4 Life Nutrition, www.balanced4lifenutrition.com So many of the world’s problems today would be irradiated if we just applied a little common sense – a little less follow the leader, and a little more honest, open & educated thought. While I cannot speak for all Americans, my sense is if we Continue Reading...
  • Halloween: Now That We Know More, What Can We Do?
    Posted on October 31, 2013
    Halloween: Famous for smiling ‘trick or treaters’, going door to door, tearing through the candy, and then gobbling it all up! But unfortunately we know today that dyes, sugar, high fructose corn-syrup and hydrogenated fats, are not foods that are healthy for our children!  This new knowledge does however provide a dilemma for some of us moms… Food dye, which is in Continue Reading...
  • RADIO SHOW Recording
    Posted on October 14, 2013
    Please visit a recording of the radio show that I was on as a guest speaker in july!  It was a great show! It’s about 50 min, and there were a few technical glitches, so hang in there if it goes silent… It picks back up in a couple of “uncomfortable” seconds http://w4tsr.com/podcasts/W4HC_Radio-Health_Cafe_Live/The_Inspired_And_Empowered_Living_Radio_Show/The_Inspired_And_Empowered_Living_Radio_Show_07-23-2013.mp3...
  • Technology Interferes with our Biochemistry
    Posted on October 10, 2013
    ALL of our technology – cell phone, appliances, cell towers, power lines, computers, radios, etc – emits electromagnetic radiation, which can interfere with OUR body’s biological functions, and our own individual electromagnetic fields – yes we all have them (whole other conversation)! This radiation can actually disturb and alter our body’s biochemistry (our hormones), our organs, our tissues, and penetrate Continue Reading...
  • 25 years of Arthritis gone in 2 weeks, simply by using “Food as thy Medicine”
    Posted on September 19, 2013
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  • Immunizations: Too Much, Too Soon?
    Posted on August 13, 2013
    Immunizations: Too Much, Too Soon? I am not against vaccines.  It is a proven and effective science… however common sense tells me that it is Too Much, Too Soon for our children.  These little people have immature immune systems, and are bombarded with toxins enough to overload anybody’s system!  (READ MIA’S STORY) The actual virus is a dead or weakened Continue Reading...
  • Immunizations: A guide to Helping Our Children Naturally “Detoxify”
    Posted on August 13, 2013
    Immunizations: A guide to Helping Our Children Naturally “Detoxify” Regardless of your stance on immunizations, it actually is a subset of a much bigger problem – one that we ALL should be in agreement on!  Our children have enough on their plate, just battling the toxins and chemicals that they ingest, breath, drink or absorb every single day, and their inner Continue Reading...
  • Test Tube Burgers?!
    Posted on August 6, 2013
    Do I really even have to say anything about test tube “burgers”? While I understand Mark Post’s reasons for creating an alternative means to reduce the strain on the animals, the land, our water supplies and the amount of greenhouse gases (methane), these fictitious, sci-fi, and fake material is really just made from a petri dish. When we tamper with Continue Reading...
  • The Macrobiotic Diet
    Posted on July 25, 2013
    The Macrobiotic Diet The Macrobiotic Diet is a powerful and effective way of life.  There have been many, many people that have said they have been “cured” of so many ailments, including various forms of cancer.  The reason for this is because this “diet” balances the body and makes the blood more alkaline, which does not leave a room for Continue Reading...
  • Kefirs Many Benefits
    Posted on July 18, 2013
    Kefirs Many Benefits: Kefir has been used medicinally for centuries.  Kefir is a fermented food that contains active, live cultures, full of unique, beneficial bacteria.  Kefir is made from kefir grains (or cultured grains), which are added to milk, and left at room temperature overnight (I know, not so appetizing…!). Kefir is a complete protein, is more “bio-available” and is Continue Reading...
  • MACRO vs PALEO … PALEO vs MACRO
    Posted on June 24, 2013
    MACRO vs PALEO … PALEO vs MACRO I have been asked recently if I endorse the Macrobiotic lifestyle OR the Paleolithic lifestyle.  I froze right there in my tracks.  I honestly did not know how to answer that question.  I love them both, for different reasons.  I have heard miraculous stories from both.  So it sent me on a quest to gather industry experts to Continue Reading...
  • Genes vs Environment: Are We Genetically Pre-programmed or Do We Have Control?
    Posted on June 5, 2013
    GENES VS. ENVIRONMENT: ARE WE GENETICALLY PRE-PROGRAMMED OR DO WE HAVE CONTROL? A misconception that our genes control our destiny has been a widely accepted philosophy. It has been this philosophy that has acted as crutch for some, allowing for blame to be cast at a person’s inherent genes, of which they have no control. But before marching to a Continue Reading...
  • A TIME TO CLEANSE: PART 1
    Posted on April 26, 2013
    A TIME TO CLEANSE: PART 1 It is only right that my first blog be about the spring-time cleansing … First, because it’s Spring (finally), but also because it’s about a new beginning… for both of us! “Cleansing” is a powerful tool that we have in our toolbox.  This natural aid can protect us from the constant barrage of daily assailants (toxins, fumes, pesticides, Continue Reading...
  • A TIME TO CLEANSE: PART 2
    Posted on April 26, 2013
    A TIME TO CLEANSE: PART 2 This week, let’s look at some of the main organs that are affected by these constant “assailants”.  These organs, which make up our incredible, sophisticated bodies, are sometimes taken for granted.  I bet some folks haven’t thought about these organs since biology class in high school!?  Well, I am here to say that they Continue Reading...