Gluten Free, Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies with Sea Salt | YES, PLEASE.

Friends, prepare yourselves.  This may be the best recipe ever posted on the internet on MaverickMom.com, so go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  These chocolate chip blondies with sea salt are so decadent and easy to make.  Bonus:  they are insanely guilt free.  In fact, I feel strongly that these could change your life.

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Choose Grass Fed Beef!

A few weeks ago, Mike and I had dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse, one of the many premier steak houses around these parts.  Morton’s, Ruth Chris, New York Prime, Capital Grill….they are all a dime a dozen.  I love the ambiance and the fact that the steak is still sizzling when it arrives at the table.  However, these restaurants share one commonality that chaps me every time: they serve overpriced, grain fed beef.

The menu description is almost always the same, eloquent description of their unusually high quality, prime cuts of USDA approved, aged beef.  GRAIN fed beef.  Top quality grade, aged for 23-28 days, no marbling, beef in the top 2% of all beef anywhere in the world.  Grain fed beef, that is.

Here’s the deal.  There is nothing superior about grain fed beef.  Grass fed beef trumps grain fed beef with regards to nutritional profile and taste.  No matter how you slice, dice, sear, or butter it up, grass fed wins every time.  Here are a few reasons why you should consider buying grass fed meats whenever possible.

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Study Suggests Only 5% Wash Hands Correctly. Yuck.

Wash your hands.  We have all heard this phrase at least a million times.  I think we all know that one of the most effective ways to avoid contact with germs is to wash our hands and yet, a recent study revealed that very few people wash their hands correctly.  hand-washing

Apparently, very few of us wash our hands for long enough to do the job.  We walk our kids to the sink, sing “Happy Birthday” or whatever hand washing song comes to mind, and walk out feeling satisfied to have ridded ourselves of hand cooties.  Unfortunately, we probably spent too little time at the sink. Continue reading “Study Suggests Only 5% Wash Hands Correctly. Yuck.” »

Body Piercings and Fat Loss

Did you know that removal of body piercings can trigger fat loss?  Body piercings can cause the body to hang onto a excess abdominal fat.  This is because body piercings tend to raise cortisol levels, introduce metal toxins into the system, and interfere with immune and endocrine functioning.

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Body piercings in the naval area can cause women to hang onto abdominal fat.  Removing a naval piercing can trigger rapid fat loss in that area.  If you have a “belly ring” and can’t seem to find your six pack, try removing your piercing and see what happens.

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20 Reasons You Should Drink More Coffee

I love coffee, which may not be such a bad thing.  In fact, it might be a good thing.  The most recent body of research tells us that coffee may reduce our risk for various disease processes, decrease inflammation, and improve our overall health.  In fact, more is better.

If you’re a coffee lover, read on.  If you’re not, maybe you’ll become one after reading the following 20 reasons to drink more coffee.

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  1. ONE cup of coffee per day is associated with a 42% decreased risk of liver cancer.
  2. ONE to THREE cups of coffee per day is associated with a 24% decreased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Continue reading “20 Reasons You Should Drink More Coffee” »