Julie Pecarski

Julie Pecarski is the founder of Eat Life Balance.com, a holistic health and lifestyle solutions site. Eat Life Balance provides clean living recipes, nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice in an approach to guide readers into making small, simple changes in their eating habits, attitudes and mental balance. Julie is currently studying nutrition in Vancouver, BC.

Top 5 Sources Of Good Fat

Don't make the big mistake of cutting fat out of your diet to check obesity. In fact, the right fat at every meal will not make you fat but burn fat as fuel. Along with veggies, eat a hard-boiled organic egg. Or munch on avocados, nuts, and olives for snacks. These fat-rich foods will give you energy, create the cholesterol needed to make hormones, and help with brain function.

Rice-Less Sweet Potato And Coconut Fried ‘Rice’ [Recipe]

Saute the whites of a bunch of spring onions and 1/2 tbsp minced garlic in 2 tbsp coconut oil. Add and stir in 4 cups grated sweet potatoes, salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup veg/chicken broth and reduce it. Toss in 1 cup cooked green peas, 2 scrambled eggs, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 cup toasted dessicated coconut, 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro, spring onion greens, and sesame oil.

5 Essential Nutrients For Healthy And Shiny Hair

Want the best for your tresses? Eat foods rich in vit B12 and biotin -- eggs, almonds, salmon, and avocados. Don't go easy on the omega 3. Think fatty fishes and coconut, flaxseed, and avocado oils. Kale and spinach give you a healthy scalp. Your hair is protein, so it needs protein. Eat salmon, organic meats, beans, and legumes. Stay hydrated to give your hair an extra shine.

5 Signs Of Adrenal Fatigue And Ways To Fix It!

You have difficulty sleeping and never feel rested. You have an increased craving for salt and salty foods. You feel light-headed when standing up too quickly. You feel exhausted during your workout. Your menstrual cycle is off and you feel bloated and irritable. Take magnesium supplements, hydrate with lemon juice and engage in low-impact exercises like hiking, yoga and walking.

Mojito Smoothie For Good Skin

Blend together 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 cup of organic spinach, 2 scoops of fermented vegan protein powder, 1 probiotic capsule, 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and 3 drops of lime essential oil until smooth. Top it with hemp seeds and coconut flakes. This smoothie has healthy fats, proteins and clean carbs that are great for digestive and skin health.

Peppermint Matcha Tea Latte Recipe

Add 1 cup of non-dairy milk (almond or coconut), 1 drop of peppermint oil or 2-3 mint leaves, 2 tsp of matcha powder, 2-4 drops of liquid stevia or sweetener. Optionally add 1 tsp coconut oil. Add all ingredients, except oil and mint leaves to a saucepan and boil. If choosing mint leaves and oil, blend them with the warmed liquid in a blender for 30 seconds. Serve hot!

5 Effective Home Remedies for Joint Pain And Inflammation

Reduce intake of inflammatory foods like gluten, grains, trans-fats and alcohol. Increase intake of anti-inflammatory foods like garlic, mustard, parsley, blueberries and lemon. Indulge in light weight training, Pilates and yoga. Consume vegetables of different color or vitamin supplements and rule out the possibility of allergens being the cause of pain.

Facts Myths Risks About Breast Cancer You Should Know

Avoid breast cancer by eating 75% of green vegetables laden with phytonutrients to keep the immune system strong and to ward viruses of cancer. Reduce toxicity with the essential oils. Ways to zen out: Yoga and meditation, low impact walking, moderate caffeine, and supplements such as red reishi, B12, ashwaganda, and DoTerra’s Mito2Max.

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