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The Cancer Free Life Blog

Multi-Colored Millet Salad

(Photo Credit – Green Kitchen Stories)

Sometimes cold lettuce sounds pretty drab to me this time of year, so I came up with a winter salad that will keep you filled with nutritious goodness all season.

Instead of reaching for those oh-so-tempting hot unhealthy comfort foods when the weather goes polar-vortex, […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Food, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off

Adaptogens: Miracle Stress Reducers

In just one day, I can feel like I’m on a crazy ride of opposites: stress and relaxation, happiness and sadness, bursts of energy and extreme fatigue. It is amazing how many emotions and physiological jolts I experience in 24 hours…sound familiar?!

Your body is extremely resilient and adaptive under […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|Features, Health, Lifestyle, Notes From Elissa|Comments Off

Calming Charcoal Facial Mask

These dry winter months has everyone complaining about dry, dull and flaky skin. To combat the dryness, I have created a superfood-based facial treatment using products that I already have at home. Sometimes, you don’t even need those expensive beauty products to make a difference.

Activated Charcoal is one of […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Great Products, Recipes|Comments Off

A Strange Way to Detox

Charcoal is getting all the hype right now. It is more than deserving of it, because it is a very strong adsorber.  When something adsorbs it essentially works like a magnet. Charcoal is an antidote as it absorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm your body. 
This […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Cleanse, Great Products, Healthy Tips|Comments Off

Bone Broth Recipe

I have had way too many people share with me their battles with leaky gut. Leaky gut lets undigested foods, yeast, bacteria, and toxins pass through your intestines and into your bloodstream, disrupting proper digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Many health issues originate from the gut and it is […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Recipes, Soups|Comments Off

Bone Broth: Winter’s New Healthy Drink

I’m always looking for powerful healthy ways to start my day. Since winter is in the air, I have discovered the warm comfort of bone broth. It fits perfectly into my routine, because of its unbelievable realm of health benefits. To keep me satiated until lunch, I blend in a tablespoon of […]

By |January 7th, 2015|Features, Health, Healthy Tips|Comments Off

Coconut Pancakes with Blackberry Compote

I love lazy mornings with my family and while it doesn’t happen often, weekends and holidays typically mean we’re all off of work and able to spend a relaxing day together.  These are the best days to make a late, lazy breakfast and sometimes even nap again afterwards!  This […]

By |January 1st, 2015|Breakfast, Food, Recipes|Comments Off

Cinnamon Spiced Oatmeal Souffle

Do you have a house full of guests to impress and limited time (or desire) to wake up and make breakfast?  These vegan and gluten free Cinnamon Oatmeal Souffle’s are your answer!

I admit, I’m not the biggest oatmeal fan, it wouldn’t normally be my first choice to serve guests, but […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off

Energy Drain or Gain?

This time of year can really drain you…with extra family around, travel, holiday expenses, and expectations for the new year. Sadly, I know for some of you this time of year doesn’t feel any less stressful than the rest of the year! :(

If you’re always feeling drained, unable to […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Features, Health, Healthy Tips, Lifestyle, Notes From Elissa|Comments Off

Vegan Super Mineral Broth

There is a lot of research and hype on bone broth in the wellness community and while I look forward to sharing more with you on that (coming soon!), I recently chose to experiment with a vegan broth recipe option for my plant based friends.

The concept of healing broth […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Recipes, Soups|Comments Off