Sunday, July 10, 2016

If You Eat Garlic an

If You Eat Garlic and Honey On an Empty Stomach For 7 Days, This Is What Happens To Your Body via

Top 6 Smoothies That

Top 6 Smoothies That Will Burn Belly Fat Fast via

6 juice recipes that

6 juice recipes that will help control high cholesterol. Great for people who want to get rid of their high cholesterol medication. via

Yum! #food #healthye

Yum! #food #healthyeating #skin #glow via

The taste of summer!

The taste of summer! Dip your Outshine Lemon bar in a glass of iced tea for a fun take on an Arnold Palmer. via

Try this recipefor a

Try this recipefor a chai latte inspired by our fan, Katrina J., it'll warm you up as the weather cools down. Add a personal touch to your cup with this DIY coozie. via

6 juice recipes that

6 juice recipes that will help control high cholesterol. Great for people who want to get rid of their high cholesterol medication. via

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade Homemade Recipe! This is a must try summer lemonade recipe! via

Summer Pudding Smoot

Summer Pudding Smoothie (Raw, Vegan + GF) via

Life Lately + Summer Fun

Heyyyyyy, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Just wanted to share some photos from the weekend as well as this past week to show you guys what we’ve been up to lately…

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At a barbecue yesterday afternoon, Qman got a really good look at our friends’ (cold, not-in-use) fire-pit. Haha! Too cute! 

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Quinn is a natural at Polish Horseshoes. He understood what to do right away, which was quite entertaining to watch while the guys tried to play a game! 😉

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Quinn and I spent this morning playing with cousin Matthew and all of his cool toys!

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That tongue! <3

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Seen on my run: Pug on guard. This sign definitely made me smile!

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We had friends over for dinner on Friday night and they brought Strawberry Shortcake. We loved it so much, we brought the same thing to a barbecue the next day and it was a huge hit with everyone!

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My new favorite breakfast: Veg + eggs. Last Sunday, I sauteed a bunch of baby spinach, zucchini, and shredded Brussels sprouts in coconut oil and then reheated it during the week before topping it with a couple of fried eggs. So delicious, so nutritious.

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I made a Desi Linden shoelace bracelet! Clearly, my middle name is “crafty.”

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I’m ramping up my mileage in preparation for a 10-mile race in just a few weeks, and I realized just how much I missed the solo time. There’s nothing better than a long run and a podcast.

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It was too hot for pugs last week, so Murphy enjoyed cooling off in Quinn’s pool. Remember the time we put the pug in a cooler?

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Speaking of the pug… He’s going to have his first experience with boarding later this week. We’re heading to Seattle on Wednesday, and Mal and I totally dropped the ball on asking our dog sitter to watch Murphy. I really don’t know what happened. It slipped our minds/we assumed the other person got things squared away, so, long story short, our usual dog sitter wasn’t able to watch the pug on such short notice. We eventually decided to board Murphy at his vet’s office, which everyone assures me is going to be just fine. Murphy’s never been boarded before, so I’m a little nervous about how he’ll handle it. His vet is great, but the thought of leaving him there breaks my heart. *sigh* Murphy’s going to be totally fine, right?

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Over the weekend, I tried Dreaming Tree Sauvignon Blanc and really liked it. I’m not usually a huge fan of California Sauvignon Blancs (I’m more of a New Zealand gal), but I wanted to see what the Dave Matthew’s wine was all about. This one was fresh and crisp with hints of grapefruit and lime– just how I like my whites!

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My aunt makes these adorable chocolate boxes called The Dog Pound, and she gave me one for my birthday, so I just wanted to give her business a little shout-out. The Dog Pound comes with 16 Chocolate Lab medallions and it’s super cute– perfect for the Lab lover in your life!

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On Saturday, we did “Zeus” at CrossFit. It was probably one of the hardest workouts I’ve ever done. The combination of exercises kicked my butt and, wow, I am sore today.

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I had my blood taken before my Entyvio infusion the other day and things are looking up! Maybe the Entyvio is finally kicking in because my inflammation numbers (i.e. CRP, SED) are some of the lowest they’ve been in YEARS!!! And my platelets are in the normal range, which is a first in a lonnnggggg time! Let’s hope my heath continues to improve!

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I am Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified! Woohoo! I loved the program and can’t wait to put my certification to good use! Exciting news coming SOON!

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Questions of the Day

What’s the craziest/coolest thing you’ve ever seen on a run? 

What’s your favorite dish to bring to a summer get-together? 

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Guide to Great Juici

Guide to Great Juicing via

Weekend Link Love – Edition 407

Weekend Link Love

Research of the Week

Omega-6 fats hinder incorporation of omega-3s into red blood cells. Saturated fats augment it.

Performing “light physical activity” while working or studying increases productivity, mood, and focus.

Receiving real-time bite-count feedback throughout a meal reduces overall food intake.

Researchers just discovered a fatal flaw in fMRI software that invalidates almost every brain imaging study ever done.

Texting on your phone provokes a novel rhythm in your brain waves.

Some gut bugs eat GABA.

New (and Old) Primal Blueprint Podcasts

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Episode 106: Bethany Hamilton — This episode from the archives features an inspiring discussing between host Elle Russ and surfing champion Bethany Hamilton. Despite loosing her arm to a 14-foot tiger shark at age 13, Bethany was back in the water a month after and took home her first national surfing title a little over a year later. Get yourself a daily dose of inspiration and give this episode a listen.

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Interesting Blog Posts

We’re all tired of hearing how much better the French are at eating, but these are some decent rules.

Bee bread.

Media, Schmedia

The future of zoos is wild.

In physical culture, what’s old is new again.

Everything Else

Maybe black really doesn’t crack. Black don’t crack, retains more water, prevents microbial incursions with a lower surface pH, and forms a more cohesive barrier against environmental toxins.

This dog can sniff out antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospitals.

Man punches bear (and wins).

The Vatican’s full of winos.

Before your next deadlift session, listen to the Icelandic soccer team’s Viking war chant.

Glacier reflections.

The bears of Brook Falls, Alaska, are loving the salmon run. Watch them transport large amounts of EPA and DHA to their red blood cells on live video.

Stone-age shamans had elaborate funerals.

Recipe Corner

  • Take that baby octopus home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a little mirin, some doenjang. Baby, you’ve got a Korean octopus stew going!
  • The Greeks are best known for their lamb, but their pork tenderloin ain’t too shabby.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jul 10 – Jul 16)

Comment of the Week

“How about a combination of adventurous tasks? Spelunking while eating ghost pepper-marinated gizzards and yodeling? If that doesn’t bring forth new perspectival horizons, I don’t know what will.

– Agreed. That is a legitimate example of adventure, Alex.

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