There's a new smoothie super food in town. It doesn't cost $20 a bag, so it won't break the bank. In fact, you probably have it in your freezer right now.
Meet Frozen Cauliflower,
Besides giving a super creamy texture, cauliflower massively ups the health benefits of your smoothie. It's rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate, and, as a cruciferous vegetable (otherwise known as the family of kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and chard), it contains sulfuric compounds called glucosinolates, which have been found to be protective against multiple types of cancer.
Recipe for :
Cauliflower Smoothie with Blueberry and Cinnamon
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
1/2 cup loosely packed greens of choice
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
2 heaping tablespoon hulled hemp hearts
Generous pinch salt
Splash vanilla extract
1 ripe banana
Disease Progression 101
Don’t be mad at your body for progressing from a state of function and ease to mal-functioning and dis-ease if you’ve been ignoring the symptoms!
“To look at a disease process functionally is to investigate and address the underlying causes and body’s stress response using a system-oriented approach rather than an organ-oriented approach”
Symptoms aren’t the problem, they are the result of a problem. Getting to the root cause of what triggered your cellular malfunctioning (which leads to a dis-eased state in the body) should always be a part of your healing protocol!
Symptoms are expressions of underlying pathology and should be used to trace to the root cause rather than being ignored and suppressed (like by drinking 5 cups of coffee per day or taking OTC medications and pills to mask your symptoms)
Imbalances that can arise from diet and environmental factors, such as diet, nutrient deficiencies, exercise (too much), toxins and emotional and mental traumas and stressors can lead to imbalances throughout the body, which are precursors to the signs and symptoms which we later feel as the body progresses into a dis-eased state
Some of the most common signs and symptoms we experience in a state of mal-adaption include low energy, fatigue, sleep issues, GI issues (bloating, belching gas etc), brain fog, missed periods, hormone imbalances, intense cravings, irregular bowel movements, dry skin, thinning hair, suboptimal thyroid and adrenal function
Functional medicine takes a root cause/ big picture approach that focuses on interactions between the host (that’s you) the enviorment, the GI tract, the endocrine system, our metabolism, our HPA axis and our immune system and how individual organs interact (or function and dysfunction) with these systems —