Healthy eating in Des Moines

3 easy recipes for whole-food summer grilling

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Summer is upon us and that means it’s grilling season. We may think of hamburgers and hot dogs as standard grill fare, but what about vegetables, fish, and mouthwatering peaches? This is the season to experiment with flavors, while keeping it fresh and delicious. Also, with all the fun activities and long hours of daylight this time of year, you’ll …

Dr. Terry Wahls : The Microbiome-Brain-Immune Connection

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  We are very pleased to announce this lecture with Dr. Terry Wahls, worldwide lecturer, professor, and author. This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited – reserve your tickets below. Dr. Terry Wahls: The Microbiome-Brain-Immune Connection In this lecture and Q&A, Dr. Terry Wahls will discuss the connection between the microbes that live in our …

Homemade sauerkraut

Dr. LoRang’s Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe + Tips

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Sauerkraut is one of our family’s favorite foods. This fermented cabbage-based food is a delicious condiment paired with most foods, including casseroles, stews, egg dishes, baked sweet potatoes, fish, chicken, beef, and sandwiches. Tangy, crunchy, and colorful – even our little one likes it! In addition to being delicious, kraut has plenty of health benefits. It’s loaded with of beneficial …

paleo chocolates

Recipe for Paleo Chocolates

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Ever wanted to make your own chocolate? Try this recipe for paleo coconut oil chocolates – you won’t regret it!  You’ll need: 20 oz of coconut oil (Find it at Campbell’s Nutrition) 16 oz creamy almond butter (or peanut butter) (salted) (Find it at Campbell’s Nutrition) 1 T vanilla (Find it at AllSpice Culinarium) 1/2 C cocoa powder (Find it at …

“That Sugar Film” Event — A Sweet Success

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At last week’s Wellness Wednesday screening of That Sugar Film, nearly 100 people turned out to the Varsity Theater to share in this Des Moines debut. A Community Event The event was made even better thanks to our community partners. Fresh Cafe and Market, with Kerri Rush at the helm, provided incredible sugar-free snacks in the lobby, including kale chips, fruit-infused lemonade, …

Resources to Start Your Whole30

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If you’ve been into Capital Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, you’ve probably heard us talk about the whole foods nutrition perspective called Whole30. Whole30 is simple: You cut out processed foods and added sugars for 30 days. It’s designed to help reduce inflammation in your body, reset your palate, bring mindfulness to your food habits, feel better in your body, and …

Top 5 After-School Snacks

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Check out these easy-to-prepare snack options for your kids! We know that keeping healthy food around for after school snacking can be difficult – try these 5 delicious combinations for easy to prepare options. Making healthful food options readily available instead of less healthy options can have a dramatic effect on your child’s food choices. Make it easy! As a rule, fats and proteins are …

Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Sugar Bug (Paleo Dessert Recipe Included)

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Everyday life provides plenty of sugary temptations – from the ones that are easy to spot, like sodas and candy bars, to the more insidious kinds of hidden sugar, like in flavored yogurts, spaghetti sauce, crackers, and salad dressings. But once we hit Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and New Year’s celebrations, it can be  one long descent into …