7-Day Low-Carb Sugar Detox Meal Plan to Fight Weight Gain, Type 2 Diabetes

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Weight Loss

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Low carb diets come in many colors, flavors, and popular names! The Atkins, Ketogenic, and other low-carb-high-fat diets are all example of low carb diets. This type of diet, as stated in its name, limits the amount of carbohydrates you eat, usually to ~50g of carbohydrates per day.[1] They’re often replaced with foods that are…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Drinks, eat, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, Weight Loss

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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70 Types of Seafood Labels Are Falsely Labelled in North America

Pierre Van Zyleat, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Are you being catfished by seafood labels? In June of 2018, researchers at the University of British Columbia collected 281 samples of fish and other seafood from restaurants and grocery stores. They tested the DNA of these samples to determine the accuracy of seafood labels. What was the result? Out of the 281 samples collected…

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McDonald’s Salads Tainted with Cyclospora Have Sickened 286 People in 14 States

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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One of the latest dangerous food outbreaks is that much more proof that sometimes, convenience comes at a cost! So, if you’ve eaten a supposedly health salad from a fast food restaurant in the past couple of months, please keep reading… Around mid-May, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public…

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How to Rebuild Worn Down Cartilage and Feel Like Your Joints Are New Again

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disorder and is actually the most common joint disorder in the United States. Those 60 years old or older the 10% of men and 13% women have knee osteoarthritis[1] and that is just one joint, there are many more that have osteoarthritis in the hips, shoulders, and other joints. Osteoarthritis…

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8 Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks That Might Make You Sick

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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We’re not exactly sure why, but there have been in alarming number of dangerous food outbreaks over the last year or so. Cases of food contamination are becoming more commonplace and stealing headlines, which is why everyone needs to know how to keep themselves and their families safe. Remember the nationwide listeria outbreak in October…

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How to Make Key Lime Pound Cake with Dairy-Free Cream Cheese

Pierre Van ZylDesserts, eat

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Nothing is more refreshing than a zesty fresh hit of citrus in the summertime! (Or, if you’re like us, any season.) Some people just love the idea of a slightly acidic dessert that isn’t overly sweet while for others, the flavor of key lime triggers waves of childhood memories. Whatever the case, everyone can enjoy…

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Easy Non-Dairy Milk Recipes: Almond, Cashew, Hemp, Rice, Coconut

Pierre Van ZylDrinks, eat, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Jump Straight to… The M-Word Controversy Why Milk Really Isn’t for Everyone Pros and Cons of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Shopping Tips for Milk Alternatives Easy Recipes! Interest in dairy products is declining. Whether it’s a conscious choice to avoid animal products or a decision based on health needs, the consumer has spoken. According to a recent…

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Easiest Mushroom Bacon Ever! (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

Pierre Van Zyleat, Lunch + Dinner

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Apparently today is both national sweet potato AND chili day.  Figures, I go ahead and share a mushroom bacon recipe.  My luck… a day late and a dollar short.  (insert smirk) Now onto this recipe.  I’ve vacillated on this pic.  I love it, I hate it.  Regardless, these babies were gone within minutes.  Let me…

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Turmeric and Honey-Glazed Chicken

Pierre Van Zyleat, Lunch + Dinner

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Make a beautiful golden roasted chicken with a glaze of honey and turmeric! Simple enough for a weeknight meal, but fancy enough for company. With just a few spices you can turn a plain ol’ roasted chicken into something special to make on a weeknight or for an outstanding dinner for company. The warming combination…

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Almond Butter Nut and Seed Granola Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Pierre Van ZylDesserts, eat, Snacks + Sides

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Did you think I’ve abandoned my blog?  I’m starting to feel that way but life has been super busy and sadly, free time cooking & playing in the kitchen has suffered.  Last week I got to speak to speak at my husband’s company (three groups of awesome people) about nutrition & exercise. I had the…

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Dark Cherry Zucchini Protein Smoothie (Vegan)

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One of the most common concerns when going vegan is of course, where do you get your protein.  A great protein powder helps boost post workout along with providing your essential and non-essential amino acids, BCAA’s that recovering muscles need. This smoothie is so good and can fool any kid-detective looking for spinach in his/her…

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Paleo Substitute for Worcestershire Sauce

Pierre Van Zyleat, Kitchen Hacks, Snacks + Sides

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Total Time: 5 Minutes Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Serves: 1½ Cups Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 cup coconut aminos 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon pepper Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk until…

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Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes

Pierre Van ZylDesserts, eat, Snacks + Sides

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Memorial Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start planning what to cook and bake for your family get-togethers! Memorial Day is one of my favorites because it’s a time when I can bake my heart away and let others try paleo recipes they wouldn’t have otherwise tried. Most people are surprised by how good paleo or gluten-free desserts…

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Gluten and Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Cheesecake Recipe

Pierre Van ZylDesserts, eat

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More and more Americans are adopting gluten and dairy-free diets in a bid to better their health and accommodate food intolerances. But the struggle of finding tasty treats that satisfy those requirements is all too real. Gluten-free diets have become insanely popular over the past couple years and people often adopt this diet to ease…

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Sesame Pineapple Steak Bites Recipe (Soy-Free, Sweet, Savory)

Pierre Van Zyleat, Lunch + Dinner

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These one-pan Sesame Pineapple Steak Bites are bursting with tropical flavor! Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Nothing complements a steak bite like the tangy sweet flavor of pineapple. This recipe includes a versatile marinade made with coconut aminos and sesame garlic – perfect for bite-size munching! The trick to locking in tons of flavor is to marinate…

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Fluffy Bread Recipe: Anti-Bloat, Gluten-Free, Cassava Loaf

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, eat, Snacks + Sides

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Looking for the perfect sandwich bread to answer all your Paleo needs? Check out this protein-packed Cassava Bread for a gluten-free and nut-free alternative! When it comes to Paleo flours, there are plenty of options to choose from. Cassava flour is a great anti-inflammatory option if you’re looking to recreate all your favorite baked goods. Use it…

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Crispy Keto Zucchini Toast That Will Make You Forget About Carbs

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, eat, Snacks + Sides

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This Low-Carb Zucchini Toast is thick, delicious and takes less than 40 minutes to make! Struggling to find the perfect low-carb bread alternative? What about one that includes Paleo-friendly ingredients and hassle-free cooking? Check out this golden crisp Zucchini Toast to find what you’ve been looking for! Made with just seven wholesome ingredients, this bread not only tastes…

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Homemade Carrot Cake with Hazelnut Icing Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, Desserts, eat, Snacks + Sides

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With a heavenly taste bursting with cinnamon and spice, the real challenge is to try eat just one slice! This carrot cake is the perfect healthy dessert or as a delicious snack to pair with coffee in the morning. With a dense texture and slightly nutty crunch, this version has a delicious taste that makes it stand apart…

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Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Cupcakes with Sweet Potato ‘Frosting’

Pierre Van Zyleat, Lunch + Dinner, Snacks + Sides

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Upgrade your classic meatloaf with these bold and smoky bacon-wrapped meatloaf cupcakes, topped with a decadent sweet potato frosting! Satisfy your hunger with these hearty meatloaf cupcakes wrapped in savory bacon and topped with mashed sweet potatoes. It’s an all-in-one meal that comes perfectly portioned into grab-and-go servings. Make them ahead of time for easy meal prepping…

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What the Fudge!? How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Zero Refined Sugar and Additives

Pierre Van Zyleat, Snacks + Sides

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With temperatures soaring in the 90’s, it seemed the perfect time to recreate a childhood favorite….fudgesicles. Traditionally fudgesicles are made with milk, cocoa and sugar. I wanted to make a dairy free version that was also healthier and more nutritious than a store bought version. I decided to make the base out of almond milk…

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Introduction to Light and Dark Photography Workshop

Pierre Van Zyldark and moody, eat, event, light and bright, photography, Photography Tips + Tricks, top tips, workshop

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Earlier this year Sally O’Neill from The Fit Foodie Blog and Anisa Sabet from The Macadames held their very first photography workshop. After catching up on an Instagram blind-date in Melbourne, it was only a matter of time before they joined forces to teach an epic photography workshop. With Sal to teach her signature light…

Stop Throwing Out The Leftover Pickle Juice. Here Are 7 Unexpected Ways To Use It At Home

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, eat, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Kitchen Hacks, Pain Management

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For those of us that love pickles, it can seem like a waste to throw out all the leftover juice when they’re gone. And you’d be right! Pickle juice can be just as healthy and even more useful than the pickles themselves. Pickle juice usually contains salt, sugar, vinegar, garlic and onion, but it can…

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Spice Up Your Life With The Natural Healing Benefits of Cuban Oregano

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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If you love to cook but are tired of using the same old herbs for every recipe, you’ll be happy to learn that oregano (your old favorite) has a cousin called Cuban oregano that is taking taste buds by storm. Not only will the taste cause your jaw to drop, but you’ll be wowed by…

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Studies Show That All Lungs Will Decline After Age 30, But Eating These Foods Will Slow It Down!

Pierre Van Zyleat, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, News + Discoveries

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It’s not just lifelong smokers that need to worry about the health of their lungs. There is evidence to show that the health of everyone’s lungs will begin to decline after the age of 30, regardless of if you’ve had trouble breathing in the past or not. Study Shows That All Lungs Are Proven to…

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Unsafe Sushi Found Pumped with Carbon Monoxide to Appear “Fresh”

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Crunchy tempura rolls and perfect pieces of fish dipped in soy sauce and wasabi… If you’re a sushi lover, those words are beautiful music to your ears. But, being so glaringly different than the standard American diet – SAD – when did sushi become such a dietary staple in North America? Throughout the United States…

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25 Unexpected Facts Every Banana Lover Needs to Know

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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You’ll never look at the humble banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. They can help to combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. Plus they can even cure the itch of…

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4 Super Powders You Should to Every Smoothie for Maximal Weight Loss

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Drinks, eat, Heal, Make, Weight Loss

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Weight loss is something it seems most of the western world is constantly charging after.  There are many tools people use to lose weight, and the effective ones have something to do with nutrition. It has been said before but it is worth repeating – you cannot out-work a bad diet. This is extremely true…

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2 Simple Tricks You Need To Know To Stop Overeating

Pierre Van Zyleat, Weight Loss

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It’s no secret that the amount of food you eat affects your weight. A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that for the last 30 years the rise of obesity has been parallel to the portion size of foods. Portion control can be challenging, it’s hard to say no to a second helping especially…

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Simple Pineapple & Cucumber Juicing Recipe For A Healthy Colon

Pierre Van ZylDrinks, eat

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You’ve probably heard the term “juicingâ€� come up a lot as of late; it’s a trend that’s blown up in recent years. Juicing isn’t just another fad dieting trick, there are a bunch health benefits that come with drinking your fruit and veg. One of the major perks of juicing is that it facilitates weight…

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@ToHerCore Answers All Your Burning Photography Questions

Pierre Van Zyldark, eat, food photography, Interview, mood, moody, photography, Photography Tips + Tricks

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Since stumbling across her account years ago, I’ve been a massive fan of this incredible food photographer. In fact, I’m still scratching my head as to why her follower count isn’t in the millions, but if anyone understands Instagram’s mentality behind who’s accounts they show off, feel free to drop me some tips on email!…

“I’m Trying to Lose Weight… Can I Eat Butter and Coconut Oil?”

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Weight Loss

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For years the media has claimed that fat is bad, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. It seems counterintuitive to eat fat if you’re trying to lose fat.  Recently there is increased hype focused on the importance of including fat, (yes, even saturated fat), in your diet regardless of…

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10 Food Industry Adulteration Detection Tips

Pierre Van Zyleat, Kitchen Hacks

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You’re at the grocery store, hand selecting your typical items, all the while recurring questions play on your mind.  Are these safe? Do these contain food additives?  Are they processed?  How processed are they? Do they contain food dye?  The food industry can bring many questions to mind, we’ve all been there.  The answers to…

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Top 7 Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Pierre Van Zyleat, Health Awareness, Lunch + Dinner

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Black-eyed peas are one of those underrated foods that everyone knows about (especially with the help of a certain music group), but probably don’t actually add them to the grocery shopping list. If you have already included food like black-eyed peas as part of your everyday meal, then continue to do so! However, if you…

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Keto-Friendly Chocolatey Crunch Bars (No Refined Sugar, No Grains, No Dairy, No Eggs)

Pierre Van Zyleat, Snacks + Sides

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Dinners are simple. Lunches are do-able. But sticking to healthy snacks? That’s tough. The most common downfall people have when trying to stick to healthy eating habits are their snack choices. Unlike dinners and lunches, which are planned ahead of time, snacks are often an impulsive decision based on convenience (and how overwhelmingly delicious that cupcake…

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18 Ways to Replace Cancer-Linked Sweeteners Overnight

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Snacks + Sides

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Do you have a sweet tooth? If you do you’re not alone. Two hundred years ago, the average American ate only 2 pounds of sugar a year. Nearly fifty years ago in seventies, the average American ate 123 pounds of sugar per year.  Today the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar a year. That…

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3-Minute Blender Paleo Tortillas (No Rolling Required)

Pierre Van Zyleat, Kitchen Hacks, Lunch + Dinner

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Make soft and fluffy blender Paleo tortillas with this simple, four-ingredient batter. Need to wrap your on-the-go meal with something other than lettuce? Try these quick and easy blender Paleo tortillas that you can load up with your favorite meats and veggies. Just pour the batter straight from the blender and into a hot skillet –…

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Stay Safe! The Do’s and Don’ts of Meat Defrosting

Pierre Van Zyleat, Kitchen Hacks, Lunch + Dinner

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We bet you can relate to this familiar scene:  You plan a healthy meal for you and your family, and look forward to partaking in it with them after a long day of work. But once you reach home, you realize that dinner is about to be delayed… in your excitement, you forgot that crucial…

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7 Fruits to Avoid If You Have Diabetes

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Snacks + Sides

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Eating fruit is a delicious way to satisfy hunger and meet daily nutritional needs. However, most fruits contain sugar, which raises questions about whether they are healthy for people who have diabetes. Is fruit unhealthy for people with diabetes? This article will look at what you need to know about fruit and diabetes.   Fruit and…

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