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My Supermarket Pick: Endangered Species Chocolate

Posted 04 March 2013 | By | Categories: chocolate, review | 2 Comments

I am not, in anyway, being paid to make this review, or being compensated by Endangered Species. This is just my opinion on the foods I pick that I love and would recommend. Non-organic bars may contain GMO’s, thanks to a very kind reader, Erica. Thanks Erica! If you can choose organic. Winner will receive […]

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Top 5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies

Posted 21 February 2013 | By | Categories: bacteria, coconut oil, detoxify, healing, health, health benefits of meditation, healthy body, immune system | No Comments

A couple of days ago, I awoke with a scratchy, sore throat, something that seems to happen when the weather starts changing. I still had energy and felt great physically and mentally, but the sore throat really put a damper on trying to swallow food or conversing with others. I knew that I wanted this¬†gone, […]

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Almond Butter Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes (Grain-free, Paleo, and Very Delicious!)

Posted 18 February 2013 | By | Categories: almond butter, chocolate, coconut palm sugar | 3 Comments

If there’s one nut butter that I love above all the rest (including sunflower seed butter), it’s almond butter. It’s rich taste and filling texture makes for a perfect snack and pick-me-up when you’re on the go. I like to dip celery and carrots in my almond butter, as well as organic apple slices. You […]

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Create Your Own Salad Bar

Posted 24 January 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

I love salads. They can be as simple or as complex as you want them. Typically I like simple, easy to prepare salads, with olive oil and red wine vinegar, along with an assortment of chopped, diced, and shredded vegetables. Creating a salad bar to go along with a meal is an easy task that […]

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Product Review: Hodgson Mill’s Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Baking Mix

Posted 11 January 2013 | By | Categories: review | 2 Comments

Note: This product is not grain-free, or “paleo”. Many of my readers are simply gluten-free, and are looking for easier options for flours for their baked goods. So, in that spirit, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to all those who are Celiac, gluten-intolerant, or gluten-sensitive who do choose to eat whole-grains.¬† Quite recently I […]

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Good and Bad Foods

Posted 10 January 2013 | By | Categories: health, healthy dessert, healthy foods, healthy weight, how to eat healthy | 2 Comments

I wanted to clear the air about one topic here on The Healthy Advocate, and that topic surrounds the idea of good and bad foods. It concerns labels that we put on foods, which limit us to what we can experience or choose to experience. It’s our self-righteousness that we sometimes take, as health-foodies, to […]

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Intuitive Eating from the Perspective of a Recovering Anorectic (Guest Post)

Posted 07 January 2013 | By | Categories: eating disorder | No Comments

I have the privilege of presenting to you one of my dear friends, Kate, author of the blog Small Step Upwards. She is a true inspiration to me for her honesty, her writing, and her journey through the dark world of eating disorders. I was so excited for her to share with you her experience […]

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The Healthy Advocate Turns 3 Years Young!

Posted 05 January 2013 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Happy birthday to TheHealthyAdvocate.com! Today my website turns 3 years old, and I’m so happy for all the things I’ve accomplished so far, and all the bright things ahead. There is so much to be grateful for, and I’m so happy to be in an age where we can connect on topics that interest us […]

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Substituting Honey for Sugar in Recipes

Posted 04 January 2013 | By | Categories: cooking, fructose, sugar free | No Comments

After going sugar-free in 2010, I rarely use honey; however, I do often use it in small amounts every now and then if I’m in a pinch, often combining with other sweeteners, like coconut palm sugar, xylitol, and stevia. Substituting honey for sugar in your recipes is definitely a science, as it has many different […]

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The Top 4 Health Benefits of Gratitude

Posted 03 January 2013 | By | Categories: depression, elevate mood, happy, healing, health, health benefits of meditation, healthy body, immune system, improved digestion | No Comments

If there’s one thing that has really helped me improve my overall health it is the daily practice of saying “thank you”. Gratitude is a powerful emotion that improves our health. Whether it’s promoting our immune system, decreasing stress hormones and the aging process, or improving your weight loss efforts, there are multitude of health […]

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