• Faith,  Health,  Nutrition,  Resources,  Uncategorized,  wellness

    Hi, I’m Grace

    My name is Grace Soeter and I am Natalie’s mom and partner in this adventureof healthy living. Having recovered from lupus, an autoimmune disease throughnutrition plant therapy ( click here to hear my story in more detail) I believe in thepower of plants to nourish and protect our bodies. This first hand healingexperience was not something I could keep to myself. I educated myself onnutrition and started to educate other moms and families. I heard speakers likeDr David Katz from Yale University say, “This is the first generation where ourkids will have shorter life expectancy than the parents. This has never happenedbefore in the history of mankind. There will be…

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    Healthy Substitutions

    When shopping at a grocery store, go around the perimeter of the store: produce, dairy, meats, and then come right out. Avoid the middle aisles with all the processed foods. If possible, shop at places that sell healthy foods like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Henry’s, Clark’s or health food stores. In general, avoid whites: white flour, white sugar, white rice, fat, salt. Eat more whole grains, fresh raw fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds. Less processed the better; natural is best. If you can’t pick it, fish it, or milk it, don’t eat it! Instead of bleached flour, use unbleached flour or even better, whole wheat or whole grains. Breads,…

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    Vegan and Dairy/ Gluten Free Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

    As you know I am a chocolate lover. I almost always will choose chocolate over any other flavor, like any sane person would. like any sane person would. Well i wake up craving my chocolate shake. When I want a treat I will whip this up and have a full meal that tastes amazing and I can take on the go! It has all the good macronutrients through the vegan, gluten free and dairy free protein powder. Having a plant based protein powder has been a huge learning curve for me. When I learned more about the detrimental effects of whey and animal based proteins its no surprise why so…