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Healing Vibes: Secrets to Accelerated Recovery

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Superhuman healing

Do you wish you had mutant healing powers like Wolverine? How about the ability to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue and bone like Deadpool? What if I told you that even you, a mere mortal could harness superhuman healing power?

I recently fractured my shoulder and initially was told it would take six weeks, however my orthopedic surgeon just told me I’ve cut that prognosis in half. After reviewing my latest x-ray, she said she was blown away at the fact that there is bone forming at three weeks. “Wow, I typically only see bone formation at six weeks.”

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Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Essentials: Base ingredients for a vibrant life

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Energetic, Focused, Peaceful

Do you realize how good you’re capable of feeling? Many people are living with chronic stress, nagging aches and pains, stomach problems, low energy, foggy thinking, and a poor immune system; and they’ve lost touch with what a healthy body feels like.

The human body is an incredible thing, but its basic needs are remarkably simple—food, activity, rest. Unfortunately, society has over-complicated these base ingredients with fad diets, gimmicky workouts, and a badge of honour for who survives on the least amount of sleep…
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Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Curry Up! Nutrient-dense Injury Recovery Bowl

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Keep calm and curry on

Whether you’re injured or recovering from an intense training session, nutrition is paramount in recovery. Food is critical to our health and repairing our bodies. Both the body and the mind can be enhanced (or hindered) by what we eat.

I’m shocked by the junk people put in their bodies—especially when injured! Nutrients are building blocks of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs, and they’re what helps your body function properly. If you want to be back at your best as soon as possible, consider making a batch of my nutrient-dense curry.

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Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Beet the Blues Smoothie

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Feelin’ Upbeet Today!

Jammed with beets and blueberries, this smoothie will help detoxify the blood, eliminate free radicals, tame inflammation and cleanse your digestive system. On top of that, you’re getting a plethora of antioxidants which help activate brain pathways associated with better cognition endorphins and serotonins; the direct sources of your happiness and well-being. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport

Hormone Balancing for your Zesty Life

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Helpless in the wake of hormones

One week I’m feeling amazing, crushing it on the climbs and in total flow on the descents. The next week I feel lousy, like someone filled my shoes with cement and tied a parachute to my bike.

Fatigue, mental fog, lack of motivation, depression, and decreased sexual appetite are just a few of the symptoms that might indicate your hormones are out of whack. But before you collapse into that carton of ice cream, here are some tips on gettin’ back into balance! Continue Reading…

Bowls/ Breakfast/ Recipes

Falling for You Breakfast Bowl

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I have fillings for you

These cold winter mornings might make you want to stay under the covers, but I have the perfect warm, comforting and tasty breakfast bowl to tuck into. With a hint of pumpkin pie flavour, and plethora of nutrients, you’ll be jonsing to load up your backcountry gear and set off for the pow!

Nutritionally very dense, this recipes has a good dose of protein from quinoa flakes, while the pumpkin, flax and chia provides vitamins, minerals and fibre. Continue Reading…

Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Broccstar Soup

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Legendary flavour

This incredibly simple soup will make you look and feel like a brocc’ star in the kitchen! Starring a variety of different cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale, this soup is rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids, vitamins C, E, and K; folate; and a good dose of minerals. The frontman in this lineup of nutrients is glucosinolates, frequently examined for their anticancer effects.

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