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How to make Homemade Meat Protein Bars

I am constantly recommending protein/fat meat bars to followers of the Power Foods Lifestyle as a high quality, gluten-free and dairy-free option. Some of the companies* I recommend are very high quality, and I love them! But as I look at my grocery bill, these are the highest ticket items that my husband I felt we could look at cutting. Nate’s ingenuity and curiosity at creation (we are a good pair!) landed us this dehydrator and a desire to give it a shot! In all honesty, I was initially skeptical. I didn’t think this was a good idea, and was just going to put another product in the cupboard that would take up space. (We all have those, right?). So when he pulled out the dehydrator and some of the groceries we bought last night, I groaned inside. I thought, now this is just going to make a mess and take...

Why Grass-Fed Beef Is Superior to Conventional Beef (STOP Buying It)

“Beef. It’s what’s for dinner . . . ” (here’s what they didn’t tell us). . . Without a doubt, grass-fed beef is growing in popularity due to not only taste, but proper education. In 2013, retail sales of grass-fed beef clocked in at over $400 million, which was staggering compared to only $5 million in sales in 1998.   Eating beef once per day in at the main meal (dinner) is what we were told for years during the American advertising campaign, paid for by the Beef Checkoff Program. While I agree this was a successful campaign when it comes to profits of the cattle industry, I do not agree with the slogan. Here at Body Buddies and the Power Foods Lifestyle, my job as a Mind and Body Strategist is to help you learn not only some important science, but to navigate your thoughts and application of behavior appropriately for your...

5 Shocking Ways to Combat Depression with Real Food

“If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, depressed, or mentally fragile, you’re not alone. More than 100 million American (1 in 3) struggle through life with depression.” -Mark Hyman, MD Pharmaceutical companies are preying on the epidemic of a highly depressed population. Anti-depressants are prescribed left and right as the default coping mechanism when we are feeling stressed, sad, blue, and our  “light” has gone out. While I do not fault physicians entirely as I feel many of them are doing their best to help people with acute conditions who present, and I recognize they just do not have the time nor training to get to deeper root causes, conventional medicine cannot cure the rising rates of depression through treating symptoms only.  There is a division of those who prescribe medications alone, then there are those who insist that therapy is the path to the heart of the issues. We can observe a huge disconnect...