Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

Adding Chlorophyll to Your Daily Diet

By Marley Price /

WHAT IS CHLOROPHYLL? Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that provides the green color in plants. It is also responsible for absorbing the energy from sunlight and converting it into food for the plant. Chlorophyll has shown many benefits to the body already, with many more being researched. Even though chlorophyll is present in all plants,…

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Chia Seeds

By Marley Price /

Chia seeds seem to be popping up in every grocery store, and on the menu of every hot brunch spot. What ARE they though? Are they even good for you? If you plant them will they grow into Shrek’s hair? (Answer: Yes, Chia Pets use the same chia seeds, for real!) Chia seeds, which are native…

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The Powerful Healing Benefits of Beets

By Jen Klama /

Beets are one of nature’s most powerful healers. Unfortunately, they’re not at the top of most people’s favorite foods list due to their earthy flavor and seemingly limited usage. However, beets are more diverse than meets the eye and can be consumed in both sweet and savory dishes as well as in many different forms…

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Beetroot Hummus Powder

By Jen Klama /

Bountiful Beetroot Hummus feat. Beet Powder Vegan | Gluten-Free Ingredients 2 Tbsp Sunfood Superfoods Beet Powder at Richard’s 1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed) at Richard’s Zest & juice of 1 large lemon 1/4 tsp garlic powder at Richard’s 2 Tbsp Tahini at Richard’s 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil at Richard’s Salt and…

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Coffee

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Coffee is a brewed beverage from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. Coffee contains caffeine. Excessive consumption of caffeine can cause nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, rapid pulse and heart rate, and PMS symptoms in sensitive individuals. Pregnant women should limit their coffee consumption. Coffee Grinding Tips Try not to grind more than you will use…

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Amino Acids

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The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking them. Of…

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Bilberry

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Botanical Information Bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. It grows in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The fruit are rich in astringent compounds called tannins. The fruit can be eaten or made into extracts. Similarly, the leaves can be made into extracts or…

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Astragalus

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Botanical Information Native to China, Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. A relative of licorice and the pea plant, there are actually over 2,000 species of Astragalus. Teas, capsules and other formulations are made from the plant’s flat, yellowish root. Features & Benefits Used to prevent and treat common colds and…

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Ashwagandha

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Botanical Information Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or Winter Cherry, is a plant in the nightshade family native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa and the Middle East. Traditionally used in ayurvedic medicine, the root of this small shrub is used for a variety of ailments and is considered an adaptogenic herb.…

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Anxiety Disorder/ Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks

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The feeling of unease, worry, foreboding and fear, commonly known as anxiety, is a normal and often useful reaction to a dangerous or stressful situation. There are two basic types of anxiety disorders: chronic and acute. The acute form of anxiety disorder is the panic attack, a sudden and unexpected bout of intense fear and…

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