This Is NOT Normal!: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance Seminar

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Have you ever described your symptoms to your doctor, had lab tests done, and then heard that all your results are normal? If everything is normal, then why do you still feel so bad? Come to Healing, health and Wellness Center of Shelby on April 27th Thursday at 7pm and have Dr. Deborah Matthew (a Holistic Doctor) answers these very important questions.

This Is NOT Normal!: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance Seminar

Have you ever described your symptoms to your doctor, had lab tests done, and then heard that all your results are normal? If everything is normal, then why do you still feel so bad? Come to Healing, health and Wellness Center of Shelby on April 27th Thursday at 7pm and have Dr. Deborah Matthew (a Holistic Doctor) answers these very important questionsDeborah Matthew, MD is the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness.
Twelve years after graduating from medical school, she decided that she wanted to offer more value to her patients. She knew that emerging science showed that there was more to offer in the areas of preventive medicine and wellness. Dr. Matthew combined her background in medicine with her interest in fitness, health and nutrition to create a complete medical wellness center. Her vision was to be able to offer advanced wellness care using scientifically based medical concepts free from pharmaceutical industry bias. This is in response to the observation that despite advances in medicine, preventable illness makes up 70% of the health burden in the US.
Cost of the Class: $5.00
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 323 S. Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150

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Raw Vegan Pizza

Pizza_Plate-2Raw Red Pepper Marinara

Yield: 4 Cups

4 Chopped Red Bell Peppers1/2 Red Onion, Roughly Chopped

1 Bunch Fresh Basil, Chopped

1 Clove Garlic

1 T. Frontier Pizza Seasoning

1/4 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tsp. Fresh Lemon JuiceFresh Oregano, to taste

Fresh Thyme, to taste

Braggs Aminos, Dulse, or Kelp Granules to taste (optional)

Liquid Steve Extract, to taste

1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients.

2. Blend to a smooth consistency.

3. Season to taste. 

Nut Cheese

2 C. Macadamia Nuts, Soaked and Rinsed1 C. Pine Nuts, Soaked and Rinsed

2 Stalks Celery

1/8 Sweet Onion

1 T. Kelp Powder

Pinch of Cayenne2 T. Oregano

2 oz. Lemon Juice

2 Cloves Garlic

1/2 C. Water

1. Blend in a high speed blender, stirring vigorously. 


Yield: 1 Crust

1 C. Sunflower Seeds, Soaked and Dehydrated1 C. Almond Meal

1 C. Pumpkin Seeds, Soaked and Dehydrated

3/4 C. Flax Seeds, Ground

1 Clove Garlic

2 Tsp. Psyllium Husks Powder3 Tsp. Herbs De Provence

10 Drops Liquid Stevia Extract

2 T. Braggs Aminos (optional)

1 and 2/3 C. Water

1. In a food processor, combine all the nuts/seeds, psyllium, and dried herbs.

2. Process until a fine crumble is achieved. 

3. Add the remaining ingredients and process well. The mixture will come together as slightly sticky dough,

4. By hand take the mixture and form it into a large ball. 

5. Using a teflex sheet, or unbleached parchment paper beneath, place the dough ball on a dehydrator tray.

6. Smooth out to form a large round, leaving the edges raised as the crust.

7. Dehydrate overnight.

8. Flip and dehydrate for the remainder of the day.

9. Sauce and top with your choice of toppings and dehydrate again overnight. 

6 Foods You Should Add To Your Smoothie (That Aren’t Green!)

6-ingredients-smoothieby Cyndi O’Meara

Short on time, but still want to pack nourishing, healthy foods into your day? Making a smoothie is one of the fastest ways to get an array of healthy ingredients into one meal, with little preparation required and little clean up involved. We’ll let you in on a secret; smoothies don’t always have to be green to be nutrient dense. The sky is the limit when it comes to smoothie flavour combinations, but here are 6 nutrient dense ingredients we love adding to our non-green smoothies.


What makes ginger so good for us? Well ginger contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components and its rich in potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Ginger is an effective digestive aid and a natural remedy for nausea, bloating, constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders. By adding fresh or powdered ginger to your smoothie, it will help to curb these stomach disorders. Why not try and orange and ginger combination for your next smoothie.


Turmeric is a natural source of curcumin which has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also contains antioxidants which help to neutralise free radicals in the body, it’s antibacterial, it assists with liver problems and digestive issues, and it contains manganese, iron and copper (to help the body use iron) and potassium to aid in fluid and electrolyte balance. Try mango and turmeric together for a delicious, nourishing smoothy.

Ceylon Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal spice. Cinnamon was, and still is used to treat colds, sugar metabolism, digestion, high cholesterol and can also be used in both sweet and savoury foods. Cinnamon contains Vit K, iron, calcium, manganese and antioxidants. We love banana and cinnamon smoothy’s.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have a significant amount of protein, Omega 3’s, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, iron and antioxidants. Chia seeds are also packed with fibre which absorbs liquid and makes your smoothy thicker when adding a couple Tablespoons to it, or even more if you want to make a chia pudding. This will help to stabilise your blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, prevent cravings, improve digestion, relieve constipation and increase your energy. Try any seasonal fruit with chia seeds as they have a mild taste and absorb the flavour of whatever they’re combined with.

Camu Camu Powder

Camu Camu is packed with 460x more Vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C is linked to increasing immunity and protection against viruses to help your body fight off colds and flu’s to improve your skin, energy and mood. Camu Camu is also packed full of bioflavonoids, amino acids, B Vitamins and is bound with other micro and macro nutrients. Add ½ – 1 teaspoon to your smoothie to achieve that perfect combination of tart and sweet and to get the many health benefits. Try a berry and camu camu flavour combination for your next smoothie, it’s seriously delicious.

Coconut Oil

The health benefits of all parts of a coconut are incredibly far reaching. Coconut oil has been shown to have antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties. Coconut oil also has medium chain fatty acids which support healthy metabolic function by speeding up metabolism and prevent the formation of fat. Add a Tablespoon to your morning smoothie to enjoy a subtle coconut flavour, this will help to keep you satiated for longer, keep your blood sugar levels stable, curb sugar cravings as well as many other health benefits.

So there you go, 6 ingredients we love adding to our smoothy’s to add a nutritional punch to our morning meal or snack. Get as creative as you like with your flavour combinations and enjoy! 

A Savory Green Smoothie For Beautiful Skin


Fennel Breeze Smoothie

Serves 1


  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 sprigs oregano
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ avocado
  • A squeeze of lime


Blend the ingredients with ⅓ cup of water. Add more water if necessary to reach your desired consistency, then drink.

Cancer Fighting Arugula & Sprout Salad Recipe

Whether you have cancer or are incorporating a cancer prevention diet, the Spicy Arugula & Sprout Salad recipe below is loaded with many different anti-cancer super foods.

Extra virgin olive oil is known for its monounsaturated fatty acids and phytochemicals that inhibit cancer. The minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients boost your immune system for tumor protection.

Dark leafy greens, sprouts, and cruciferous vegetables contain indoles and isothiocyanates that assist the body in being alkaline, help detoxification, and prevent and reverse cancer.

Turmeric with curcumin is famous for its anti-inflammatory, blood purifying, and antioxidant effects.

And to top it all off… this salad tastes delicious!

Most people over the age of 50 are low in digestive enzymes and what’s also great about this salad recipe is that the dressing contains freshly squeezed lemon to help you digest the dark leafy greens.

All the ingredients are available at health food stores and farmers markets. Please buy organic whenever possible.


  • 1½ teaspoons fresh turmeric root, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups sunflower sprouts (rinsed) and broccoli sprouts
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (preferably locally grown), crushed and minced
  • 1 organic cucumber, diced unpeeled
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 organic kale leaves (thoroughly washed), chopped
  • ½ medium red onion, julienned
  • 1 handful cilantro, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2½ cups organic arugula, rinsed and chopped
  • 6 medium radishes, washed and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons raw organic pumpkin seeds
  • 8-10 organic cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 organic Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1 Haas avocado, peeled, sliced, and placed on top of the salad
  • 1 small fresh hot chili pepper sliced for garnish (to be eaten)


  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of whole grain tahini (preferably stone crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan, Celtic or other high quality salt, to taste
  • Organic extra virgin olive oil, add before serving to taste


  1. Gather all the ingredients together
  2. In a large salad bowl toss together the turmeric, sunflower sprouts, garlic, cucumber, sundried tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, kale, red onion, arugula, cilantro, radishes, bell pepper, and olives.
  3. Place the tahini in a small bowl and add the water, lemon juice, and salt. Blend with a fork to the consistency of syrup. If too thick add more water and lemon juice; if too thin add more tahini.
  4. Pour dressing into the salad bowl and toss it with the salad
  5. Spoon the salad evenly into your bowls, arrange the avocado and hot chili pepper on top
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy

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Because Everyone Poops: 5 Foods to Make Going Easier


Nothing glamorous here: everyone poops. And how well you poop is a great indication of your digestive and, hence, overall health. Your colon is the garbage disposal of your body.

If you eat well, are hydrated and carry on a relatively active lifestyle, you will poop regularly and properly. If you don’t poop enough or consistently, waste compounds in your colon and can lead to a host of health problems. Here are 5 foods that help you poop.

While everyone poops, there are many different reasons that can lead to constipation from one person to the next. From antibiotics to stress levels to too much diary, it may be virtually impossible to track down the single reason you are having trouble going. The best way to approach constipation is to look at the obvious, potentially unnatural factors. Are you taking a supplement or a pill? Are you not getting enough fat? Are you eating too much dairy, peanuts, soy, or dense and dry foods? Are you always on the run? Stressed?

To give your poop an extra run for its money, eat the following foods:

1. Brown, Spotty Bananas

You may assume brown spotty bananas have gone bad. Au contraire! Peel them and you’ll see that they are, in fact, yellow on the inside. When bananas have reached this point, their sugars have fully developed. They taste sweeter and go through your system much easier. Because grocery stores usually sell pretty bananas that are slightly green or yellow and firm, you will have to let bananas sit out for up to a week before they are edible for digestive purposes. I like to make raw vegan ice cream with spotty bananas, especially when I have a lot on hand that I don’t know what to do with before they go bad.

2. Cold-Pressed Oils

Many of us fear fat, but we shouldn’t! Fat is a lubricant for your body and it helps food to slide through your system seamlessly. Cold-pressed oils help in keeping your digestive tract lubricated and fit for proper elimination. Use cold-pressed oils such as flax, coconut and olive oils in salads, smoothies, and soups.

3. Dried Figs

A half-cup serving of dried figs provides 7.3 grams of fiber, some 19 percent of the RDA of fiber for men and 28 percent for women. The same serving also offers 11 percent of the RDA of potassium and more than 10 percent of the RDA of vitamin K. These features make dried figs great for overall health as well as digestion. I choose to add dried figs to this list, because they are mobile and easy to carry around as a go-snack with things back up.

4. Green Smoothies

They are more than a chlorophyll powerhouse. Green smoothies are jam-packed with plant fiber, which help to push food through your system and essentially clean you from the inside out.

5. Beans

“Beans, Beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat ’em, the more you fart!” The light-spirited children’s chant speaks truths! Beans contain abut 10 grams of fiber in one cup. They hold a mixture of soluble and insoluble fiber, which help to shepherd waste through your colon. Enjoy cooked beans in a casserole, mashed with spices to make a dip, mixed into a vegetable soup, or added to a salad for extra bulk.

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