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14 Day Cleanse starts January 18th!

This weight loss kick-start and cleanse that will leave you feeling more energized and ready to take on 2020 with gusto.


If you have always wanted to try a cleanse and want to lose weight while learning how to eat a cleansing, healthful plant based diet even while enjoying a busy lifestyle… then this cleanse is for you! The Whole Health CLEANSE 14 Day Program was launched by Dr. Tracy in 2013 and patients have completed the program successfully losing an average of 5-12 pounds. This year, Dr. Tracy is starting the Whole Health Cleanse program with a group Kick-Off class, Saturday January 18, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon. The Whole Health CLEANSE complete program is offered for $225 and includes: 2 Hour Kick-Off class with Dr. Tracy to review the principles of lifestyle detoxification, plant based diets, cleansing and healthy weight loss. Learn to make any adjustments necessary for your unique nutritional needs and goals. Review how to use detoxification protein shake and herbal supports to ens…
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7 Ways To Avoid Packing On Extra Pounds This Holiday Season

7 Ways To Avoid Packing On Extra Pounds This Holiday Season


Do you have big plans for January? Many of my patients say they’d like to take control of their health in 2020. That often includes losing some extra pounds. That’s why I always host my 14 Day Whole Health Cleanse weight loss kick-start class in January to help patients get back on track, focused on a healthful, clean, plant based diet that they can continue all year long.
However, it’s always important not to get caught up in the numbers on the scale. Instead, a good alternative goal is to focus on lowering your body fat (but only if that would help your general health) and raising your energy levels. In other words, your goal should always be to improve your overall quality of life, not to chase after an often-elusive number on a scale.
No matter why you want to lose weight, it’s important to approach your New Year’s resolution with a strategy. That will raise your odds of success. (Here’s a sobering fact: About 80 percent of…

Put the Joy Back in the Holidays

How to Conquer Stress and Put the Joy Back in the Holidays


December brings festive parties, fun times with family, favorite traditions…and stress. How much stress? According to a Healthline survey, the combination of joy and pressure that makes up the month of December means that more than 60% of us find the holiday season somewhat to very stressful.
Consider the many factors that make up holiday stress: the tricky family politics, the joys of winter weather, busy schedules getting in the way of regular exercise and other self-care practices, the endless appetizers, and of course the extra cash outflow that’s synonymous with the season. The real question is… how do we NOT end up feeling overwhelmed and frazzled?!
One study found that Canadians spend about $1,500 extra in the month of December, Americans about $1,000. That can definitely impact your budget! And for many people, that financial hit just adds insult to injury. It’s not surprising many of us end December feeling as though we …

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp - perfect for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients
5 Granny Smith Apples
1 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup or natural sweetener of choice
3 Tbsp Water
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

For the Crumble Topping:
1 cup Regular Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Chopped Almonds or walnuts or pecans
3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup or natural sweetener of choice

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel apples and dice into cubes of approximately equal size. In a large bowl, toss with maple syrup, water and cinnamon. Pour apples into greased 9 x 9-inch baking dish.
In the same (now empty) bowl, add oats, almond meal, nuts, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil or butter, and maple syrup. Stir crumble topping together and pour into baking dish on top of apples.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until apples are soft, covering pan loosely with aluminum foil halfway through to pre…

Whole Body Approach to Crohn's and Colitis

A Whole Body Approach to Crohn’s and Colitis

If you are someone who experiences one of the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease orUlcerative colitis, you will know that the pain and disruption caused by these disorders can wreak havoc on your life, affecting relationships, employment and more.
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for either condition, although much exciting research is being done. The good news is that we have made a lot of progress in recent years discovering natural ways to ease and support IBD. Read on to discover some non-invasive treatment modalities that can help you take your life back. Crohn’s and Colitis- What You Need to Know
Crohn’s and Colitis develop when the lining of your intestines become inflamed. But behind that short definition lie several debilitating consequences, including difficulty with food digestion, nutrient absorption, and waste elimination. These issues can result in problems with bowel movements inc…

Healthy Five Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Healthy Five-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups quick oats
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
Add pumpkin, oats, syrup, peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl and with hand mixer mix for about 30 seconds.

Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls. The dough should be sticky. To make balls easier to roll with sticky dough, lightly wet your fingers. Place on cookie sheets.

Gently press down each cookie with your fingers or spoon. You don't want to squash them you just want to flatten them into a cookie shape.

Bake for 15-17 minutes.

Source: https://brooklynfarmgirl.com/5-ingredient-healthy-pumpkin-cookies/

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This soup is perfect for this time of year! Immune boosting garlic, onions and beta -carotene from pumpkin plus anti-inflammatory coconut oil, ginger and curry spices.

Vegan Thai Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp vegan Thai red or yellow curry paste
1 Tbsp peeled minced fresh ginger
1 (3-inch) stalk lemongrass, bruised
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, plus more to thin as needed
1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin puree or 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
1 (14 oz) can coconut milk, 1 Tbsp reserved for garnish
2 Tbsp lime juice, plus more for serving
1/3 cup shredded Thai basil or fresh cilantro
3 red Thai chilis, sliced or minced

Directions
1. In a large pot, heat coconut oil and sesame oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, garlic, curry paste, ginger and lemongrass, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook un…