Events: On Now & Ending Soon

1. The Heart Revolution – February 25-March 5.

More than 60 doctors, scientists, and experts teach you how to prevent heart disease, heal from childhood trauma, recover from grief, release resentments and bring more health, love, laughter and peace into your heart and your relationships. Experts include Dr. Eben Alexander, Rollin McCraty of Heartmath Institute, Dr. Steven Stosny, JP Sears (you likely know him as the guy who makes videos that parody new age spirituality), JJ Virgin, Sayer Ji and Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Join The Heart Revolution today and learn to heal, empower and follow your heart.

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2. The Thyroid Secret– starts today!

Dr. Izabella Wentz and her amazing team have produced this powerful 9-part documentary and it truly is groundbreaking​.

30% of the population could be walking around with undiagnosed thyroid disease. It's one of the most overlooked diseases and is so often misdiagnosed.

For this 9-part documentary series, Dr. Izabella Wentz and her team spent the last year traveling all around the country interviewing top experts in thyroid health as well as patients who overcame thyroid disease.

Topics will include:

  • Underground information on how to recover your health
  • How toxicity robs us every day – plus what to do about it
  • Why food can be your best friend or worst enemy
  • The connection between stress, trauma, and autoimmunity
  • Finding hope in the midst of fertility issues
  • Success stories and SO MUCH MORE!

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3. Miracle Mindset – free and upgraded options

In case you missed it, JJ Virgin’s Live Training on how to master your mindset was awesome! You can check out the replay HERE now. This Live Training demonstrated that a strong, positive mindset is the missing ingredient to reaching your goals in every area of your life! If you don't want to watch the entire thing you ​can skip around. The replay ends tonight at midnight. That's the free part. Want more?

Join the Miracle Mindset Academy. Enroll before tomorrow at midnight, and save 62% on Miracle Mindset Academy PLUS get over $278 in FREE bonuses!​

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Buckwheat Bean Salad

Recently I had one of those instances where I looked in the fridge and cupboards and they all seemed bare. I didn't want to order in or go out, so I decided to make one of my “clean the pantry” meals. It was either going to be rice and beans, or some other sort of grain and beans. I had lots of buckwheat even though I don't like buckwheat. I chose the buckwheat.

Beans are full of protein and fiber.

I'm still on a turmeric kick. Turmeric has been a repetitive presence in my blog and Instagram posts. I credit it for me not getting sick when my partner was sick, and then when I did get that cold it was mild and short. I bought new boxes of Kleenex (really the Kleenex brand – I'm loving the “Ultra Soft 3-ply”) thinking that I'd run out of my 2 open boxes at home quickly, but the nose blowing was less frequent than expected. It was mostly a chest cold, with sinus pain and some nasal congestion.

Here's my rationale behind the rest of the ingredients:

  • The mixed vegetables were for variety and crunch. You can use them, or not.
  • The wakame was added 1) because I really like wakame and 2) Because wakame is said to mitigate the gas problem caused by beans. You know how the rhymes go: “Beans beans are good for your heart, the more you eat them, the more you fart.” and “beans beans the magical fruit, the more you eat them the more you toot.”
    I ate this salad twice and the first time the wakame defense failed miserably. The next day my ass was like a wind machine. However, I added tuna to the leftovers and farts were minimal so either my stomach was used to all that fiber, or the added tuna helped. The nutritional benefits of wakame were secondary to me, but here they are:

    • Wakame is a good source of magnesium, which I've been trying to get enough of. Every cell of the body relies on magnesium and people tend to be deficient. Magnesium is integral to hundreds of biochemical reactions across all bodily systems and it's depleted every 12 hours so it needs to be constantly replenished. If you're feeling “off” try increasing your magnesium intake.
    • Wakame is a good source of iodine, essential for strong metabolism of cells, and also iron, manganese, folate and bioavailable calcium.
    • It's rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for brain health.
    • It's a good source of a number of vitamins including A, B2, C, E, and K and vitamin D, which isn't a vitamin, but a hormone.
    • It's got a ton of health benefits including boosting immune function. Combine wakame with immune boosting turmeric, plus pepper and fat to maximize the benefits of turmeric, and you've got an immune system powerhouse. Turmeric might play a role in thyroid health. For more information about thyroid health, check out The Thyroid Secret, a documentary series that runs from March 1 – 10.
  • I really wanted apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and turmeric together. If you prefer a sweeter dressing you could add maple syrup or honey, but I prefer my dressing unsweetened.

Here's the recipe:

Golden Paste
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You could use this in Golden Milk or mix it with hot water for an alternative to coffee. Make a turmeric latte. Add Golden Paste to your smoothies or add it to muesli or oatmeal.
Golden Paste
Print Recipe
You could use this in Golden Milk or mix it with hot water for an alternative to coffee. Make a turmeric latte. Add Golden Paste to your smoothies or add it to muesli or oatmeal.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the coconut oil in a small pot.
  2. Bring to a simmer over low heat.
  3. Cook until it begins to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in coconut oil.
  6. Transfer to a clean, dry jar, such as a mason jar, and store in the refrigerator
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finding health & wellness newsletter preview March 7

Newsletter Drop Tomorrow & Upcoming Events

finding health & wellness newsletter preview March 7Just a quick note to let you know of a few things:

My next newsletter is dropping tomorrow. A lot of it is content you'll find on this website, and a lot of it is not. I'd say about 50-50. In it, I've highlighted the following three events:

  1. The Eat Real Food Health Summit (March 17 – 23)
  2. The Whole Detox, March 17-April 18. I pre-ordered the accompanying book today.
  3. The Holistic Cannabis Summit (April 4-7)

Other content includes articles that I've read and liked, and other things I'm enjoying right now.

And hey, if you used to follow my old blog, Andrea the Gastronaut, I put up a post there last week. I called it, “Hi, remember me? I used to be a food blogger”. It's rare that I use it, but I will from time-to-time.

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Starbucks Coffee Canada-Responding to Customers, Starbucks Bring

Starbucks Canada responds to customers and adds Coconut Milk

Responding to Customers, Starbucks Brings Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk to Canadian locations September 8 (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Canada)
Responding to Customers, Starbucks Brings Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk to Canadian locations September 8 (CNW Group/Starbucks Coffee Canada)

After thousands of MyStarbucksIdea.com votes, Tweets and barista requests, Starbucks has added coconut milk to their milk alternative options. Coconut milk has been the second-most coffee-affiliated requested item on the feedback website. A few years ago I would have requested it too.

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