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Say Hello to Sleep Again!

By staceyalehn | April 3, 2017

Have you been saying “Bye-Bye” to Sleeping Through the Night? Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep…

Energy Boosting Smoothies to Kickstart Your Workout

By staceyalehn | March 24, 2017

Maca-Cacoa Smoothie 8-10 oz Coconut Water (for that added hydration for pre-workout!) 1-2 Tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder (contains exceptionally high concentrations of PEA”phenylethylamine”, the stuff that boosts energy, alertness and concentration, perfect before an intense workout) 1 Banana (great source of potassium to help prevent muscle cramps) 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds (easy to digest source of…

Basics of Mindfulness & Meditation

By staceyalehn | March 24, 2017

Mediation is all about being mindful.  Something I found very challenging in the beginning. I began my search by going to mindfulness.org to learn more and here is the article that helped get me focused. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily…

Balsamic-Maple Roasted Chicken & Veggies

By staceyalehn | March 23, 2017

Sweet & spicy, one pan deliciousness!  This is a simple recipe that is a family favorite, that it seems we have this once a week. Also, I double the recipe and use the leftovers for lunches. I’m loving 🎉 this online way to organize my recipes, menu planning & how it generates my shopping list…

Start Changing your Life with Affirmations

By staceyalehn | March 23, 2017

If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak only those…

By staceyalehn | March 17, 2017

Nutritional Support after Weight Loss Surgery, What Worked for Me! WARNING!! This is a lengthy post, but I feel it is important…..   Back in 2001 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which since has been up graded (or down graded depending on your view) to hoshimoto’s disease. Basically my immune system is destroying and killing my…

How to Use Bone Broth

By staceyalehn | March 16, 2017

How to Use Bone Broth Homemade Broth/Stock can be used as the liquid in making soups, stews, gravies, sauces, and reductions. It can also be used to saute or roast vegetables.  pretty much use it in everything unless I run out then I use store bought organic vegetable stock. Especially in the fall and winter,…

How to Make Bone Broth

By staceyalehn | March 16, 2017

Why Bone Broth? Besides it’s many culinary uses, broth is an excellent source of minerals and is known to boost the immune system (chicken soup when you are sick anyone?) and improve digestion. Its high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone and tooth health. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and…

Metabolism 101

By staceyalehn | March 16, 2017

What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them…

Getting a handle on this healthy crap is tough. I’ve been there. My story…

By staceyalehn | March 13, 2017

Hey there, Thanks for stopping by to read about my “why”. Why I became a health advocate for others after becoming an advocate of my own health first. After two (yes 2) weight loss surgeries (you can read more here about this), dealing with the challenge of possible organ failure and coping with an autoimmune…