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    Dry Brushing

    We all know to brush our hair and our teeth, but do we ever think about brushing our skin? If you’ve never heard of dry brushing, read on to find out why you should… Lymphatic Support- The lymph system is a huge part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Many of the vessels run just below the skin, and dry brushing can help to stimulate the lymph flow and help the body detoxify itself naturally. Exfoliation- The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps to remove dead…

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    Guest Blog #8

    Many people wonder if GOLO really works. I get it. You’re at the beginning and it sounds unrealistic. Or you’ve been working it for a month or two and are discouraged by weight fluctuation or weeks with weight gain. Lots of weight loss plans fail, and they’ve failed you before. Here’s why GOLO really works. It’s a lifestyle change. By struggling through that initial adjustment and then sticking with it, I have maintained my healthier weight for 8 years! You will see times when the scale moves up. Maybe that’s muscle mass. Maybe there are other, better things happening in your body. Your body chemistry will change as you eat…

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    Homemade Beef Jerky

    If you are a beef jerky fan – we have good news. You don’t have to give it up on GOLO! It is very easy to make your own, clean beef jerky. Ground Beef Jerky Ingredients: 2-3 lbs. ground beef 1-3 Tbsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos Olive oil Various spices to taste (optional) Directions: Preheat the oven to the lowest temperature Lightly rub olive oil over the bottom of a large baking sheet with a lip In a medium sized bowl, mix the ground beef with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and optional spices Using a rolling pin, roll the meat…

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    Medicinal Mushroom Broth

    By now you have probably heard of the multitude of benefits that come with consuming bone broth – but have you heard of magical mushroom broth? Making a mushroom broth is an easy way to absorb all of the nutrients that medicinal mushrooms have to offer. This plant-powered broth has been shown to improve gut health, boost the immune system, remineralize the body, reduce cholesterol, protect the liver and have antihypertensive, antioxidant, antidiabetic and antiviral properties. It has a savory and nutty flavor and it can be served hot or cold – you can drink it plain or you can use it as stock for a soup. Medicinal properties are…

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    Superbowl Sunday Chicken Wings

    What food do you associate with Superbowl Sunday? Wings! Luckily, we have a GOLO-friendly wing recipe for you to try! Serving Size: 4 wings Ingredients • 16 Small Chicken Wings • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil • 1 Tsp Coconut Palm Sugar  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder • 2 Tsp Chili Powder • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika • 1 Tsp Onion Powder • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste For the Red Pepper Cream Sauce: • ¼ Cup Roasted Red Pepper, chopped • 1 oz. Goat Cheese • 1 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt • 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt Directions 1) Line a baking sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 425° F…

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    Avoiding BPA Products

    Have you ever seen plastic water bottles or dishes that say “BPA free?” Have you ever wondered what BPA is? BPA is short for bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen used in making many common every day plastic products. It is an endocrine disruptor and may also raise blood pressure, cause hormone imbalance, early puberty, and has even been linked to asthma and obesity. Despite all of this, an average of 6 billion pounds of this chemical are produced each year. Other than plastic, BPA can also be found in canned goods, receipts, plastic wrap, and CDs and DVDS. Make sure to read labels to look for “BPA free” whenever you can!…

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    Homemade Cheese Crisps

    Do you ever want that satisfying crunch of a chip or cracker? We do! That is why we want to share a super easy and satisfying recipe for Cheese Crisps! Ingredients 6 oz. cheese of your choice, shredded Herbs and spices (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (do NOT use foil) Combine cheese with herbs and spices (if you are using) Note: do not add salt, the cheese will be salty enough Place small heaps of cheese (about 1 Tbsp.) several inches apart on your baking sheet (the cheese will spread as it bakes) Bake 5-7 minutes or until they begin…

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    Shiitake “Bacon” and Egg Breakfast Tacos

    Did you know that you can “substitute” shiitake mushrooms for bacon? Read on to find out how! Shiitake “Bacon” and Egg Breakfast Tacos Shiitake Bacon Ingredients 8 ounces Shiitake Mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 2 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 tbsp. Tamari Other ingredients for tacos 3 Large Eggs Olive Oil for brushing 4 Whole Wheat Tortillas, warmed ½ Avocado, sliced Microgreens (optional) Directions To make the shiitake “bacon”: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the tamari and olive oil. Then toss the mushrooms with the mixture until coated. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet. Roast 30…

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    10 Uses for Lemon Peels

    Lemons can be used for all sorts of things, but did you know that the peels are really useful too? Adding a lemon peel to your brown sugar can keep it from clumping Placing small slices of lemon peels along thresholds, windowsills and cracks can deter ants and other pests Place a lemon peel or two inside your fridge to absorb smells Throw a few lemon peels in the bottom of the trash can to absorb odors Add lemon peels to your dishwasher every now and then to help deodorize it Clean your tea kettle by adding thin slices of lemon peel to water, boiling it, turning off the heat,…

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    The Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts

    We all know broccoli is good for us- but have you ever eaten broccoli sprouts? Have you even heard of them? Broccoli sprouts are germinated seeds of broccoli. They have a mild flavor and look similar to alfalfa sprouts. These sprouts contain a highly concentrated number of vitamins and nutrients (often 10-100 times more than fully grown broccoli heads!) Health benefits include: Reducing the bad cholesterol in our bodies, while promoting the good cholesterol May improve cardiovascular health by decreasing inflammation and increasing heart, artery and kidney function May reduce the inflammation associated with asthma and nasal allergies May protect the eyes from damage by chemical carcinogens and ultraviolet light…