Chicory Coconut Mocha

Chicory Coconut Mocha

Not a fan of mocha? skip the chocolate and it turns into a regular coffee like beverage. This is one of those rainy day, warm you up kind of beverages. I love it as a coffee substitute especially when suffering adrenal issues, thyroid/hashimoto’s and of course I quite simply love the benefits of it. Where to find Brain Octane ...
Have Some Heart, Hemp Hearts.

Have Some Heart, Hemp Hearts.

So here I am sitting in a consultation with a patient chatting away regarding nutrition and nutritional deficiencies when I notice he is giving me a strangest look. Now this is not the first time this has happened and I knew right away what was on his mind. So I asked him, “you are wondering why I smell like pot, right?” He nervously laughed and replied with a solid yes. Being holistically minded does not mean I am a pot smoker, it does however mean I like hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts) and when I decide to snack on them mid afternoon, by the handful I might add, my breath gives off the distinct aroma of weed. I’ve never been a pot smoker, just not my style, but the nutrition bang you get from snacking on the seeds just can’t be beat. So I often find myself explaining this to whoever is in my office at the time.  I really must remember not to snack during my clinical hours. Why do I love hemp seeds so much? Because they are PACKED with healthy fats, protein and many of the minerals our body requires for optimal health. They are so delicious and incredibly nutritious that they should be in everyones fridge (no not the pantry). Let’s look at the breakdown.  Hemp seeds contain more than 30% fat (the good kind). They are rich in two of the essential acids, linoleic acid which is Omega 6 and alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3).  They also contain gamma-linolenic acid, known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties which has some pretty good heart health benefits....