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I like saying it almost as much as I like eating it!


Arugula is one of my favorite "fast foods," and it's loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. It also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. There are many delicious ways to include arugula in your meal plan. I have included my favorite arugula salad recipe below. It's so addictive; I think it tastes like candy! Healthy never tasted so good!


Dr. Sellers' Simple and Delicious Apple Parmesan Arugula Salad:


Arugula

Organic Fuji Apple (diced)

Red Onion (very thin sliced)

Parmesan

Himalayan Salt (to taste)

Pepper (to taste)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar


Mix first six ingredients, then drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.

Make plenty, because you will want seconds!!


Eat well and have a blast this weekend!

Dr. Sellers


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  • Dr. Tracey Sellers

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

"The best way for you to eat is the way that is best for your genetics, lifestyle and optimal health."


With Paleo, Vegan, Keto and all the different ways to eat, one of the most common questions I get is "which is the best way to eat?"


My answer is always the same: "The best way for you to eat is the way that is best for your genetics, lifestyle and optimal health." No two people are alike, so no one should feel like they have to fit into one plan.


Based on all the blood tests I've seen over the years, it usually becomes a combination of a couple of researched eating trends.


If you would like to find out what your body needs and doesn't need specifically, we can order a simple blood test to see if you: lack good fats, are getting enough protein, are overeating sugar, are not getting enough vitamins and nutrients, have optimum brain, liver, heart function and much more. Another vital piece of information blood tests allow us to see is how well your body is digesting the food you are spending money on, then spending time cooking and eating. Are you just throwing your money away or is your body absorbing all the healthy foods and getting rid of toxins?


With all that said, I would like to provide you with some basics that fit most of the needs that I see in blood tests regularly. It is a well-balanced diet! I know I must be sounding like your grandma when I say that, but it is true! I wrote this simple plan based on all my years of study, experience, and looking at blood and urine tests. And believe it or not, this is precisely the way that we have been eating around here for 12 years, and we have never felt better!


Food Recommendations:


Limit Grains of any kind to include the following:

Limit Bread, Crackers, Oatmeal, Chips, Corn, Tortillas, and Rice.

Start eating Good Fat, Fiber and Protein in balanced amounts for every meal and snack, like this:


Breakfast: Fat, Fiber, Protein

Lunch: Fat, Fiber, Protein

Dinner: Fat, Fiber, Protein

Snack: Fat, Fiber, Protein

Good Fats: Hummus, Nuts, Seeds, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocados, and Grass Fed Butter (no margarine or canola oil).


Fiber: Fruit (in limited amounts due to high sugar content), Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Avocado, and any vegetable that you will eat from the produce or frozen section. Limit canned veggies due to low nutrient content - fresh or frozen is best.


Protein: Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Organic Turkey, Organic Chicken, Grass Fed Beef, Wild Caught Fish (fresh or in a can) and Organic Eggs.


Love chocolate like I do? Try to stay with bittersweet chocolate (dark chocolate). Also check out some of the healthy and delicious desert recipes from our social media pages.


Live Your Best Life!

Dr. Sellers


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  • Dr. Tracey Sellers

Updated: Jun 19, 2019


No, not ocean water, the water you drink for your best health.


Drinking water is the #1 easiest thing you can do to improve your health immediately, and it's free! 😁

Did you know there is a specific amount of water that you should consume based on your individual need? Did you know that there is a good time to drink water and a time when drinking water is harmful to your health? Because water is so vitally important for optimal health, it is worth taking a minute to make sure you are ingesting enough and at the right times.


Here is the simple breakdown that will have a significant impact on your overall health.


1. Drink a minimum of ½ your body weight in ounces of filtered water. If you consume caffeine

or any other diuretic like alcohol, then you should drink even more water.


2. Use stainless steel or glass containers.


Avoid plastic bottles because plastic is extremely toxic when consumed. Plastic leaches into liquids when they are warmed, and you never know what hot warehouse your container was in before reaching the store. Recent research is finding that plastic is being stored in our fat cells, which is extremely toxic and can make it very difficult to lose weight.


3. Drink water/liquids away from meals (15 minutes before or 1-2 hours after). This is extremely important for your overall health since liquid dilutes your stomach acid. Stomach acid breaks down your food but cannot do its job if you are diluting it with liquid. When stomach acid is diluted, your digestive system will not function optimally, and this can cause chronic diseases and multiple inflammatory bowel disorders from constipation to autoimmune disease. ☹️


4. Of course, water should be filtered to avoid unwanted toxins like chlorine, fluoride, and many other contaminants that cause chronic disease.


Let's drink to excellent health!💦

Dr. Sellers


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