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    Peach Pina Colada

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    Posted on July 25, 2014 by Robin Shirley
    peach pina colada recipe by Robin Shirley on Take Back Your Health - Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

    Imagine a hot, sunny beach day in southern California. It was July 4th and my friend and I were planning to spend the day sipping away on cool drinks by the ocean and getting a tan. We discovered a bottle of rum and frozen fruit in the freezer and me, being the self-proclaimed Smoothie Queen, —Read More

    5 Reasons You Are Fatigued and What To Do About It

    robin shirley
    Chronic fatigue is becoming a widespread issue. And there is a way out. Today I'm going to explain exactly why you are fatigued and what you can do about it. After the episode you're going to have clear and easy steps to follow that will help you strengthen your body and mind, increase your energy —Read More

    Peek Inside an Organic Virginia Vegetable Garden in July

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    Welcome to my vegetable garden at Sycamore Run Farm. This is the first of many posts chronicling our organic vegetable, fruit and flower gardens here in the rolling hills of Virginia. Today I'm giving you a peak inside of our vegetable garden this July. There are a ton of crops to harvest as many of —Read More

    Summer Garden Gazpacho

    There's nothing better than going down to my garden to find ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and hot peppers waiting to be picked. Here in Virginia, my garden is in full swing and giving me gifts every day. Don't have a garden? You'll find almost all of these ingredients fresh at your local farmer's market so you —Read More

    5 Secrets to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

    Woman Measuring Her Waist
    A few years ago, I was unhealthy and overweight and made the decision to change my lifestyle to get healthier and lose the weight that was depleting my health. I actually sought out the help of a Health Coach (and later became one!) and began a new fitness routine that forever changed my life. Improving —Read More

    Bee Smart! How to choose real honey and protect our bees

    cluster of bees
    Before I started gardening and understanding the pollination process, I was afraid of bees and didn't want any blooming flowers in my yard for fear of a bee sting. But after researching the topic and learning that two-thirds of our food crops rely on bees for pollination, I welcomed them with "open flowers!" Honey bees —Read More

    Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

    Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe by Robin Shirley (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
    What can I say about chocolate cake that hasn't already been said? Maybe I'll mention the high magnesium content, or the importance of a little healthy indulgence every once in awhile. I should also mention that this cake includes nutrient-dense ingredients and leaves out most common food allergens and chemicals, so it's a very good —Read More

    Lemon Tart (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

    Lemon Tart recipe by Robin Shirley (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)
    When I was a teenager, I loved to bake. I still do, but I had to go through a transition where I switched to baking gluten-free, dairy-free and sometimes egg-free. It was a challenge and for periods of time I rebelled against baking altogether, frustrated and angry. Now, especially with all of the new ingredients —Read More

    Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

    According to the CTIA, in 2011, there were 315.9 million wireless subscribers in the U.S. using more than 2.2 trillion minutes and 2.3 trillion text messages. There are 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. The U.S. wireless industry is a $195.5 billion dollar enterprise. With that much money on the line, you’d have a hard time —Read More

    Strawberry Milkshake – Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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    Strawberries that are picked when they are ripe are so much more flavorful than the ones from the supermarket - and they don't have those chemicals that are used to slow the ripening of the ones shipped across the country. If you have a chance to pick your own strawberries or to buy some from —Read More
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