What are the Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts?

The 2022 Annual Food Revolution Summit just ended and it is one of the best health summits! I’m a huge fan of the father and son team, John and Ocean Robbins.

Dr. William Li, a world-renowned physician, scientist, angiogenesis expert, and head of the Angiogenesis Foundation was the first medical expert to speak at the summit. He is The New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, and he is founder of the “Eat to Beat” initiative. Dr. Li’s groundbreaking work has impacted more than 70 diseases, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, blindness, heart disease, and obesity. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications in journals like Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Li’s TED Talk, “Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?” has been viewed more than 11 million times.

During the summit, experts were interviewed about the specific foods that can protect us from viral
and bacterial infections, as well as from the most serious chronic illnesses of our time.

One of the physicians John Robbins interviewed during the Food Revolution Summit was Dr. Li. The topic of the interview was Super Foods for Super Immunity.

One of the foods on Dr. Li’s list of “10 Things to Eat Right Now to Fight Back Against COVID-19” is broccoli sprouts.

John was excited to see that broccoli sprouts in on the list. He and his wife grow broccoli sprouts in their kitchen, and eat them almost every day, primarily because of their high levels of sulforaphane.

John asked Dr. Li: “Why is sulforaphane important? And is there research showing that eating broccoli sprouts strengthens the immune system’s ability to fight viruses including COVID-19?”

Dr. William Li mentioned that sulforaphanes are quite remarkable because number one, they’re the
natural substance, a natural chemical, the bioactive that gives broccoli sprouts and some of
these other Brassica plant-based foods their characteristic flavor. Like, you could
recognize the flavor of broccoli anywhere. Dr. Li also loves the taste of broccoli sprouts because It’s milder, nuttier and it has a different kind of flavor to it.

He mentioned that a lot of people don’t know that the baby broccoli sprout has these sulforaphanes, and there’s a hundred times more in the baby than in the full-grown broccoli. And so they’re even more potent. And, one of the things that he pointed out, the reason he put it on his top 10 list, was because research has shown that when you eat broccoli sprouts — and the study had been done using a broccoli sprout shake (literally putting them into a blender and grinding them up) and you combine the broccoli sprout shake with a flu vaccine, that you can amplify the ability of
the flu vaccine to stoke up, to boost your immune system, your natural killer cells by twenty-fold
compared to not having a shake with broccoli sprout.

An example both John and Dr. Li discussed was that if they both got a flu vaccine and Dr. Li didn’t have a broccoli sprout shake but John had a shake. If they were to measure John’s blood and his immune response, his response and his beneficial response to the flu vaccine would be 20 times more protective for him because of the broccoli sprout – because of those sulforaphanes, compared to Dr. Li.

Broccoli sprouts have a rich supply of vitamin K, but its overall levels of vitamin A and vitamin C are lower than full-grown broccoli. There is a dense supply of protein and dietary fiber in broccoli sprouts, as well as a low level of calories (approximately 35 per 3 ounces). There is no known fat content and a low level of carbohydrates. However, as mentioned above, the main reason that these sprouts have captured so much attention is their glucosinolate content, namely the sulforaphane that is produced.

Some other health benefits of Broccoli Sprouts

Sulforaphane is a compound with powerful anti-cancer properties. In fact, this is why broccoli sprouts have long been studied for their anti-cancer effects.

Because of its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, sulforaphane from broccoli sprouts may promote gut health.

Chronic oxidative stress can cause constipation. Because sulforaphane’s antioxidant effects are believed to help intestinal cells function normally, they might help improve bowel movements.

In summary, broccoli sprouts has many health benefits so wny not give them a try.

To your health,







The Online Gluten-Free Expo is this weekend!

There’s still time to join us this weekend for the Spring Gluten-Free Expo!

Discover new gluten-free, allergen-friendly products, get coupons, discounts and samples, enter giveaways, watch some classes, and interact with the speakers/exhibitors! There are a bunch of awesome exhibitors participating this Spring.

You don’t want to miss this event!

Register here!

To your health,


May Food Focus: Sprouting

Happy May! Can you believe it’s already May?!! I don’t know if any of you attended the 2022 Annual Food Revolution Summit? It was awesome. Today is the finale. Anyway, Doug Evans was one of the speakers. He is the author of a book called The Sprout Book. During the Summit, he talked about the benefits of sprouting and the nutrient content of sprouts like sprouted broccoli seeds. I’ve only sprouted buckwheat which was for a raw desserts chef certification course. So, I’m so excited to learn more about sprouting.

So, it makes scense that May’s food focus is about sprouting. We’ll also discuss diets and why they don’t work.

First, let’s discuss why don’t diets work?

You can’t turn on the TV, drive down the road or go to a party without being confronted with America’s hottest obsession: weight. Diets are a billion-dollar industry; companies spend millions and millions luring you to try the latest diet (low carb, high protein, low fat, no fat, you name it) with promises that this will, finally, be the solution—your shortcut to a thinner body. Advertising efforts also deeply affect our children, who develop distorted body images and are often on diets as early as nine or 10 years of age. 

Our culture touts diet pills, celebrity workouts, convenience foods and trendy diets to help us achieve our desired weight, but these quick-fix solutions have backfired. America’s populace has reached its highest weight in history. About half of Americans are overweight; one-third are obese. Diets steer us away from our common sense and dip deeply into our pocketbooks while eliciting few, if any, lasting results. Why?

  • Diets don’t work because each person is unique, with different needs based on gender, age, ancestry and lifestyle.
  • Diets don’t work because they are extreme solutions. As in physics, if a pendulum swings to one extreme, it has to swing equally to the other. A diet might work for a short amount of time, but research shows that almost all diets result in a 10-pound gain once off the diet.
  • Diets don’t work because they are too restrictive. People who fail on diet plans are not flawed or weak. Diets by nature require discipline and restriction at levels that are unsustainable by a healthy human body.
  • Most people are disconnected from why they gain weight and see diet as the only culprit. For example, ignoring or discounting emotions is often the first thing to cause weight imbalances.
  • Most importantly, diets or healthy eating is a lifestyle and diet should be based on bioindividuality.

In our fast-paced world, we have lost sight of many aspects of life that truly nourish and balance our bodies, such as slowing down, eating a home-cooked meal and spending quality time with loving people. Eating consciously and making simple lifestyle changes will create positive results and release you from the endless cycle of dieting.

Given half a chance, your body will balance out by itself, but this is only possible by getting out of the diet mentality and listening to what you truly need. Imagine taking all of the outward energy you expend on diets, fads and gimmicks and turning it inward, so that you can listen to your heart and inner wisdom. There is no such thing as a quick fix; you already have everything you need within you. With careful thought and loving reflection, you can feed yourself in a nourishing way. Working with your body rather than against it will bring you increased energy, stabilized weight and sustainable health.

Food Focus: Sprouting

In the spring season, seeds flaunt their vitality and energy by sprouting. Sprouts of all varieties contain the building blocks of life in the form of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and simple sugars. In their early growth state, sprouts are very easy to digest, allowing our bodies to access many wonderful nutrients. Recent research by the American Cancer Society has backed what holistic nutrition has known for years: that sprouts contain anti-cancer properties, high levels of active antioxidants, concentrated amounts of phytochemicals and significant amounts of vitamins A, C and D.

In their raw form, sprouts have a cooling effect on the body, and therefore are best consumed in warm weather or by robust, warm body types. Those who tend to feel cool can try steaming spouts or adding them to warm dishes such as stir-fries and soups, to reduce the cooling effect. There is a wide variety of edible and delicious sprouts, each with a different texture and flavor: alfalfa, mung bean, lentil, radish, clover, sunflower, broccoli, garbanzo and adzuki.

Here are some great ways to serve up sprouts:

  • Add to salads.
  • Combine with other vegetables in wraps, roll-ups or stir-fries.
  • Use as garnish on top of soups, stews, omelets or scrambled eggs.
  • Add to rice or whole-grain dishes.
  • Use in sandwiches instead of lettuce.

Spring has arrived! Eat sprouts and feel alive!

Recipe of the Month: Spring Sprouting Steamer                                         

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1 zucchini

1 yellow squash

1 package mixed crunchy sprouts (broccoli, lentil, adzuki, mung, or garbanzo)

3 tablespoons of freshly chopped tarragon

1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter)

4 lemon wedges

salt to taste


1. Slice zucchini and yellow squash in discs about 1/4 inch thick. Steam with sprouts for about 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.

2. Toss with tarragon, ghee and salt in bowl.

3. Serve with lemon wedge.

Note: Try fresh herbs like parsley, dill, cilantro or mint for a totally different taste.

To your health,


5 Ways to Boost Your Hormones Naturally

Do you want to avoid the painful symptoms of PMS? Are you in search of some natural remedies that can help to overcome the troubles caused by hormonal imbalance? Don’t worry we have got you covered. We know how damaging the hormonal imbalance can be. It can impact the normal body functioning and cause several undesirable symptoms. If you want to get rid of these signs and attain and maintain a balanced hormonal state, you must make efforts to boost the health of the endocrine system.

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Following are some practical and helpful tips through which you can attain hormonal balance naturally.

Say no to Sugar and Wine

For acquiring the balance of hormones, it is essential to stay away from the endocrine disruptors. The two of the most prominent disruptors of the endocrine system include wine and sugar. Even if you love these two, it is critically essential to eliminate them from your diet for some time. Both these add to stress load in the body.

Moreover, these can also contribute to inflammation by feeding the bacteria residing in your gut. Some other adverse effects of sugar include boosted growth of candida and adverse impact on digestion. Likewise, the excessive intake of wine can disturb the level of insulin and blood sugar along with decreasing the functional efficiency of the detox system. Thus, if you eliminate wine and sugar from your diet, you can attain a balanced state of hormones.

Enjoy Adequate Sleep

Sleep is the best way to get rid of stress. By taking sound sleep every night, you can let your body take the rest it deserves, and it can leave a positive impact on your health. On the contrary, if you are not getting sufficient sleep, it can lead to disturbing the endocrine system which can negatively impact your overall health. Some of the significant problems caused by insufficient sleep are fatigue, sugar craving and weight gain which results due to high production of cortisol. 

Thus, if you want to maintain sound health by acquiring hormonal balance, it is vital to take adequate sleep. Make a routine to sleep at a suitable time at night and make sure you enjoy a sound slumber for 6-8 hours.

Take Healthy Diet

Here is a general rule for better health. Eat healthy and avoid junk food. Intake of healthy foods and removal of junk, sodas and sugary stuff from the daily diet can leave a pleasant impact on your endocrine system which will result in acquiring hormonal balance. Make sure you eat more plant-based food, avoid white flour and processed food items and add some omega-3 sources in your diet. Besides, it is essential to add some food items that can boost liver health.

Use Herbs

Use of some herbs can be incredibly helpful in attaining a balance of hormones naturally. For instance, regulating your monthly periods, you can use Vitex. Similarly, holy basil and ashwagandha are known as powerful adrenal tonics. You can use them to enjoy deep sleep. Besides, if you want to get relief from PMS symptoms, you can use evening primrose.

Manage Stress Levels

Last but not least, taking part in some stress-reducing activities can be amazingly helpful. No matter how busy you think your life is, you can always spare some time for yourself if you want. Make it a routine to spend some ‘me time’ and engage yourself in some stress relieving activity. For instance, you can do meditation if you want. A walk in the morning or evening can also be helpful. The more you try to get emotional wellbeing, the better your hormonal health will be.


Attaining hormonal balance is not as difficult as it seems. You can adopt the above mentioned natural means to boost the health of your endocrine system and maintain a balance between different hormones.

As a gift from me, Download your free Eat Your Way to Hormone Health guide.

To your health and happiness,


Learn the lastest gluten free info…Spring Gluten-Free Expo

Have you been wanting to know more about living a gluten-free lifestyle? Here’s your chance! Register for the free online Spring Gluten Free Expo coming up in May. The expo is an excellent opportunity to ask the experts questions, attend the lectures, try new gluten-free products, and win some awesome door prizes! And of course, watching the cooking demonstrations!! See vendors like Enjoy Life, BFree, Lorraine’s Kitchen, and more.

I’ve been a blogger for the Nourished Festival aka Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo since 2018 and I love it!  I love meeting the exhibitors, learning the latest gluten free information, and sampling that most recent gluten free products! Yum!

Join us for the online Gluten Free Expo on Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th.

To your health,


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5 Signs You Have Hormone Imbalance

Balance is the key to living a happy life. Along with other aspects, it is critically essential to maintain a hormonal balance in the body. Just like everything else, your body also requires a balanced hormonal state. Only then, your organs can function properly. If you want to enjoy sound health, maintaining a balance of hormones is essential. There are many ways through which you can naturally attain hormonal balance, but before that, you must find out whether your hormones are actually out of balance or not. 

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Many factors indicate the imbalance of these chemical messengers in the body. Following are the most prominent and commonly occurring indicators of hormonal imbalance. Take a look at the list below and if you experience any of these conditions, consult a health professional and pay exclusive attention to attaining a balance of hormones.

Constant Fatigue and Exhaustion

The most prominent indication of an imbalance of hormones is that you feel low and tired all the time. When there is an abnormal release of cortisol along with other adrenal hormones in the body, you feel stressed. Besides, you may feel sad and extremely tired even when you do nothing.  Thus, if you often have a foggy head, low mood, and extreme depression, your body might have a hormonal imbalance.

Intense Cravings

Here is another commonly occurring symptom but it goes unidentified often because many people usually have cravings, especially for sugar and other sweet stuff.  The imbalanced hormonal state also boosts your cravings for different food items including drinks, chocolates, and other tempting edibles. Studies have shown that an increased level of insulin or high concentration of cortisol in the body can enhance your craving for sugar or wine. Besides, if there is an imbalance of electrolytes in the body, your body tends to crave for savory snacks.

Weight Gain

You might have already heard about it. In addition to your daily intake of food and exercises that you participate in, your hormones also have a significant role in determining your body weight because they impact the metabolic rate. If your hormones are out of balance, you will have difficulty in shedding extra body weight despite all your efforts and dieting.  Hence, there is no point of doing heavy exercise and severe dieting if your hormones are not balanced. Consult a professional first, acquire hormonal balance and then follow a healthy lifestyle for enjoying an improved quality life.

Reduced Sex Drive

In women, the libido is controlled by the level of estrogen in the body. If your estrogen level is below or above the optimum level, it can impact your sex drive negatively.  Similarly, in the case of men, lack of testosterone can result in lack of sex drive.

Mood Swings

The mood swings in ladies are often associated with PMS. Majority of women experience mood swings before menses, but that is not the only cause. If you take proper care of yourself and enjoy a healthy lifestyle but still experience mood swings quite often, it indicates that your hormones are out of balance. Remember that unpredictable and severe mood swings also suggest that your hormonal levels need to be checked.


Hormones control numerous functions in our body. If one or more of these release in excess, they can impact the smooth functioning of multiple body systems. Similarly, if there is an underproduction of any one or more hormones, your body will experience some unpleasant symptoms as well. Some of the major factors that indicate the imbalance of hormones is mentioned above. If you have any of these signs, consult a health professional timely and take proper care to acquire a balanced state of hormones.

Love and Light,



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I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Clean Food blogger, esential oils advocate, and author. I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I help men and women create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals – bioindividuality. Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.


Here’s your invitation to one of my favorite events of the year!

The Food Revolution Summit is here!

Today’s focus is on wellness — and on how food can help you heal and thrive!

We heard from Paul McCartney share his welcome message, William Li, MD, Joel Kahn, MD, and Michael Klaper, MD — all personally and brilliantly interviewed by John Robbins.

There’s time to register and catch today’s replays.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of eating the most nutritious food. That’s because the food you eat is essential to keeping your immune system strong, staying healthy as you age, healing from illness…and it can make all the difference if you’re trying to lose weight.

The good news is that more people than ever are interested in eating more healthy, plant-based foods—and eating more of the right kinds of plant-based foods is one of the best things for your short-term and long-term health.

It’s also great for the planet because plant-based foods create far less pollution—turning mealtime into one of the best ways to stand up to climate change.

If you’re interested in learning which foods to eat to look good, feel good, and slash your carbon footprint, you’re in luck!

This is one of my favorite events of the year, the 2022 Food Revolution Summit.

The Summit features 25 of the greatest minds in the health world, including physicians, scientific researchers, leaders of globally renowned health institutes, and more.

The Summit only happens once a year so be sure to tune in.

There are so many incredible interviews lined up. I absolutely recommend it—it’ll open your eyes and get you motivated to eat the best foods! Your body will thank you.

To your health,


Starting this Saturday – Recommit to Your Health

We have a food system that makes billions of people sick and costs trillions of dollars in “sick care.” We’re not the only ones suffering; our broken system mistreats animals, pollutes our environment, and fuels climate change.

It’s time for a food revolution!

That’s why John and Ocean Robbins created the Food Revolution Summit. It only happens once a year.

We invite you to attend the summit for free. Register now and plan to kick off the revolution with us Saturday, April 23.

You’ll hear from 25 of the world’s most respected food and health experts — including New York Times best-selling authors, holistic doctors, surgeons, scientific researchers, weight loss experts, and more.

Learn about foods that help you feel more energized, productive, and peaceful because the most powerful shift we can make is with our food.

Studies show that it’s possible to prevent many chronic illnesses before they take hold by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones. This means you can take impactful steps to save yourself — and your loved ones — from the world’s deadliest diseases.

Want to be part of the solution?

Sign up for the free 2022 Food Revolution Summit.

To your greatest health,



Let’s talk! Schedule a FREE 30-Minute Fresh Start Health Discovery Call with me today!


I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Ceritified Precision Nutriton Coach, Clean Food blogger, esential oils advocate, and author. I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I help men and women create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals – bioindividuality. Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

This led to an 89% drop in breast cancer risk

Do you believe in the power of food? If so, read on.

Researchers from the University of Western Australia conducted a study of 2,000 women and came to a stunning conclusion: Women who ate just one cooked mushroom every day were 64% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Even more impressive, women who combined eating mushrooms with regular green tea consumption saw an even more significant benefit. These women reduced their breast cancer risk by an astounding 89%!

What if every woman knew what to eat and drink to slash her breast cancer risk and avoid suffering, stress, and a potentially deadly diagnosis?

The good news doesn’t stop at mushrooms and green tea. And it isn’t just for women.

Countless global studies shine the light on the truth…that eating the right foods and eliminating the wrong ones, can help you prevent, and sometimes even reverse, most of the major chronic health conditions of our times. After all, food is medicine.

Your health is in your hands or you may say it’s at the end of your fork!

If you want to know:

  • What top doctors eat to get more energy, better sleep, and to keep the strongest immune system possible.
  • Which foods to eat regularly to stay healthy.
  • What to stop eating immediately…some of these so-called “healthy” foods might be in your kitchen!
  • Which popular food fads are unfounded and potentially harmful to your health.

>> Join the 2022 Food Revolution Summit, here. It’s free!

My colleagues, John and Ocean Robbins, have assembled an all-star lineup of 25 of the world’s top food experts who are here to shine the light on the truth, backed up by hard scientific evidence: that food is the #1 way to prevent and even reverse disease.

You’ll hear from groundbreaking researchers like Dr. William Li, best-selling anti-cancer author Kristi Funk, MD; gut health expert Will Bulsiewicz, MD; nutrition expert Joel Fuhrman, MD; leading-edge neurologists Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, MD; lifestyle medicine luminary Dean Ornish, MD; Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine, and many more.

All of these guests will be interviewed by best-selling author John Robbins. Have you heard John’s personal story? It’s incredible. He walked away from inheriting the Baskin-Robbins ice cream empire so he could create a food revolution and inspire millions of families to eat food that isn’t toxic to them or the environment.

The Annual Food Revolution Sumiit is the top food and health event!

>> Watch the powerful video trailer and join in now.

This is your chance to discover what this year’s latest scientific studies are and wellness information about preventing cancer and other diseases. Some doctors may not have even heard these breakthroughs yet.

This information could help save your life or the life of a loved one, so please don’t miss it. And pass this information on to someone who may benefit from attending this Free Virtual Summit.

Love and Light,


How to Make Vegan Portobello Pizzas

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend.

This week we’re going to talk about mushrooms! They’re one of those things that people either love or dislike.

As part of the “fungi” family, they’ve got some unique benefits.

For example, they are one of the few food sources of vitamin D – they absorb it from the sun while they’re growing and pass it along to you when you eat them.

Your body needs vitamin D for lots of reasons, from boosting your immune system to building healthy bones.

And while there are hundreds of varieties of edible mushrooms, 90% of the mushrooms we eat are white mushrooms (aka button mushrooms).

They’re loaded with antioxidants, which offer protection against diseases like cancer.

Plus, they are rich in selenium, which is great for your thyroid & metabolism – plus they contain heart-healthy nutrients that help lower your blood sugar and balance gut health.

You can eat mushrooms raw or cooked. Try roasting, sauteing, or stir-frying them!

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🍕This is a healthier take on pizza … made with portobello mushrooms as the “crust.”

Experiment with your favorite toppings!

TIP: Keep any leftover vegan “cheese” in a covered container in the fridge for other recipes. Delicious!

Vegan Portobello Pizzas Recipe

(serves 4)

4 large portobello mushrooms

Olive oil

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 cup of your favorite pizza sauce

3/4 cup veggies or other favorites pizza toppings (diced onions, peppers, olives, etc)

For the “cheese” topping:

½ cup raw cashews

2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

½ tsp sea salt

Preheat your oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems, and brush both sides with a small amount of olive oil, placing them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the top, and bake for 5-8 minutes.

While they are precooking, prepare the cheese topping: place the nuts, nutritional yeast, and salt in a food processor and pulse until it turns into a parmesan-like consistency.

Remove the mushrooms from the oven and top with pizza sauce, toppings, and a sprinkle of vegan cheese. Place back in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the toppings are tender.

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Happy Cooking!