May 25, 2019

We’ve all had someone in our lives tell us to eat more fruits and vegetables! VegFest Kansas City is the only festival in town that helps you learn how deliciou

May 11, 2019

Over a year ago, in her 70's my Mother decided to change her lifestyle for better health.

She wanted to lose some weight, improve her labs, reduce daily medication use, and prevent chronic disease down the road.
 

My Grandmother had a long life into her 90’s, but her last decade was plagued with health problems from chronic diseases.  She wore oxygen, took many medications, and went to the hospital often due to complications of Heart Failure and lung disease (COPD). Eventually, Alzheimer’s overcame her mind and took her away from us before the rest of her body failed.  After experiencing this, my Mother was interested in preventing Alzheimer's and chronic disease for herself. 
 

In the past, my Mom has had issues with maintaining a healthy weight, insomnia, borderline high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease. Now, after changing her lifestyle all of these problems have resolved!  All of her biometric measures are now normal including blood pressure...

April 17, 2019

Have you ever thought to yourself that you'd rather not eat a known Type 1 A carcinogen at Easter dinner?  If so, this is the recipe for you!

This recipe uses Soy Curls which are a delicious meat replacement to recreate the sweet, salty, and meaty flavors of ham, without the cholesterol or carcinogenic compounds of the roasted hind leg of a pig we know as ham.

If it surprises you that the hind leg of a pig is what ham is made from, consider that billions of pounds of ham are produced annually in America.  I'll just leave this here.

Here is a quick, easy, protein-packed recipe you can make instead!  Soy is the most controversial bean, but don't believe the hype.  Studies show soy is beneficial in preventing the diseases it is often implicated in causing including prostate and breast cancer among others.  Non-GMO and Organic soybeans are the highest quality.

Hammy (GF, V)

Ingredients:

1 bag of Soy Curls (makes 1.5 lb)

1.5 C Vegetable Broth

1 C Be...

February 28, 2019

Protein is America's most celebrated nutrient. This time of year, millions of Americans are increasing protein from lean meat and low-fat dairy to lose weight a

Ingredients:

1/2 bag Butler Soy Curls
1 Jug No Chicken Veggie Broth
1/4 C golden Flax meal
1/4 C whole grain cornmeal
1/4 C poultry seasoning
1/4 C nutritional yeast
Season to taste

Instructions:

  1. Pour out whole bag of soy curls. and select the larger pieces (1” minimum)

  2. Add these larger pieces to a medium bowl with a lid and add the veggie broth to cover the Soy Curls, secure lid, shake.

  3. Soak for 30 minutes to overnight in the fridge. (The warmer the broth, the shorter the soak-time). Soak until they are soft and tender.

  4. Mix all dry ingredients in an XL mixing bowl and season to taste.

  5. Pour the soaked Soy Curls through a strainer with a bowl below to reserve the liquid. Use liquid to soak a second batch or add to a soup.

  6. Carefully place the soy curls in the breading ingredients in one layer and toss to coat. Repeat until cooking surface is full. Place in air fryer, on rack of toaster oven, or on sheet pan lined with parchment paper. 

  7. Bake in convectio...

December 24, 2018

Superfood Stuffing Recipe:

WFPB, GF, Vegan, Low Glycemic 

This stuffing is packed full of nutritious ingredients!

This recipe is modified from a family traditional stuffing ball recipe passed down for generations.   The unhealthy ingredients were swapped for superfoods with the power to boost immunity and reverse disease!

1 C Quinoa

1/2 C Green Lentils

1 Can Chickpeas

1 Portobello Mushroom

1 Red Onion

1/4 Red Pepper

2 Inner Cores of Celery With Leaves

2 Tbsp Poultry Spice

1 Tbsp Black Sesame Seeds

1 tsp Fresh Pressed Garlic

1 tsp Sage

2.5 C Vegetable Broth

Instructions:

- Gather Ingredients, a large cutting board, a large saute pan, and a large mixing bowl.

- Dice the celery, mushroom, and red onion first.  Add all the spices.

- Heat the pan on Medium.

- Saute the vegetables until browned and softened using no oil.  Do not worry if ingredients stick, this flavor will be cooked into the quinoa.

- Set these ingredients aside in large mixing bowl.

- Using the same pan, add the vegetable broth and bring to...

December 18, 2018

January is quickly approaching which means it’s time to start talking about our resolutions for 2019!  Many New Year's resolutions revolve around our health.  In fact, 46% of Americans resolve to a healthier lifestyle in the new year, coming in second to making more money.   

Wanting to make changes in our lifestyle habits and actually implementing those changes can feel daunting, even terrifying. There are often some barriers that prevent people from tangible, measurable success when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Some of these barriers include, lack of confidence, limited success in the past, lack of support, and history of yo-yo or fad dieting with returning weight gain.  At times, it can feel like you're swimming upstream or solo climbing a mountain.

We are so excited to invite you to our Healthy Lifestyle 101 Course starting on January 3rd.  For five Thursdays we will provide healthy meals and key information on the healthie...

November 16, 2018

Gluten-Free, No Added Oil, WFPB, Vegan, Low Sodium, and High Fiber.


1-8 oz package Butler Soy Curls

1-32oz carton of low sodium vegetable broth

1 heaping teaspoon roughly ground dried sage (or 1 Tablespoon fresh minced)

1 heaping Tablespoon Simply Organic Turkey Seasoning (or other poultry seasoning)

1 teaspoon sea salt (if desired)

Black Pepper to taste

Garnish with fresh chopped Italian parsley.

Instructions:

  1. Empty Soy Curls into a large resealable container.

  2. add vegetable broth.

  3. Sprinkle the spices.

  4. Cover with lid and shake.

  5. Allow to soak for 10 minutes- 10 hours! (you guessed it, the longer, the more flavorful)

  6. Drain Soy curls, reserve liquid.

SAUTE:

  • Heat an extra-large saute pan to Medium-high.

  • Add the Soykey to the pan stirring often until browned, approximately 6-8 minutes.

  • Transfer Soykey to a serving dish with a lid.

  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley immediately before serving.

BAKE:

  • Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees.

  • L...

September 22, 2018

A patient and long-time friend recently got word that he is cancer-free.  Along with his family, we were overjoyed to hear the news!

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, behind skin cancer.  Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, the most-common in nonsmoking men.

Along with the increasing age of the population, we expect to see a rise in prostate cancer cases and deaths.  It is typically diagnosed between the ages of 45-70.  The cause of prostate cancer is primarily hormone imbalances, specifically high Testosterone and Insulin-Like Growth-Factor 1 (IGF-1).  Both of these hormones are elevated in men that consume animal products.

Studies show that men who consume just 2.5 eggs or more per week are at a 81% higher risk of fatal prostate cancer.  Increased risk is also seen in those with consistent red and processed meat consumption.  Milk is especially high in IGF-1, since it is intended to help a calf grow...

August 23, 2018

If I had to pick two things that Americans are most confused about when it comes to nutrition, I would say Protein and Carbohydrates.  An article published just last week took an in-depth look at dietary protein and carbohydrate intake and mortality.

With the recent explosion in the popularity of extremely low carbohydrate diets, there has been growing concern in the informed medical community about the long-term health consequences.  These diets are effective at inducing rapid weight-loss and decreasing some markers of chronic disease in the short-term.  However, not without a cost, and increased mortality isn’t a risk worth taking to lose weight when other mortality-reducing diets exist.

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in The Lancet Journal of Public Health, a prestigious, peer-reviewed Medical Journal.  The article followed over 15,000 adults age 45-64 living in 4 diverse US communities for over 20 years.  The researchers wanted to see...

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