Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family


Brussel Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Sunflower Seed and Dates

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

Cruciferous vegetables are part of the bassica genus of plants. They include brusssel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, collard greens, and bok choy. Cruciferous vegetables contain indole-3-carbonol, which has been found to inhibit the development of several cancers, such as bladder, breast, colon,… Read More

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

These cookies are made with almond flour, making them not only gluten free but also grain-free. Almond flour is packed full of protein and essential fat. For more on cooking with nut flours, see my previous post. I get my almond flour at Trader… Read More

Chocolate Kale Smoothie

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

This smoothie satisfies your chocolate cravings while at the same time providing excellent nutrition. Cece and Lulu know this as “chocolate milk.” It has cacao nibs in it, which provide a nice crunch and a huge burst of nutrition. Cacao is one of the best… Read More

Gluten Free Granola

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

Cereal is not a healthy breakfast food. As a general rule of thumb, if it comes from a box it is not real food. I am always suggesting my patients (and friends and family!) to eat REAL food. By this I mean substance from the… Read More

Healthy Hemp Hearts

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

Hemp hearts are my new favorite plant-based protein source. Hemp contains all 10 essential amino acids. Hemp also provides a nice balance of essential fats. Hemp hearts (or seeds) are a complete protein, providing 10 grams protein per 3 tbsp. Adding hemp hearts to oatmeal… Read More

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

The most common thing I hear from people when I ask if they like quinoa is, “Eh…it’s ok.” Rather than boiling a batch of plain old quinoa, try this recipe. It’s something to get you excited about this ancient grain. This recipe makes about 15-20… Read More

Carrot Raisin Flax Muffins

By Sarah Axtell, ND on June 4, 2014

I love flaxseed. I love it for its delicious, nutty taste. And of course, I love it for its health benefits: 1. It is an excellent source of fiber, making your gut healthy. A happy,healthy gut is at the foundation of optimal health. 2. Read More

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