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Foolproof Formula for a Healthy, Satisfying Green Smoothie

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 4/8/19 3:00 PM

Full of fiber and packed with nutrition, green smoothies are a staple in any health-conscious diet. Making this delicious drink is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • 1 cup of fruit
  • 2 cups of liquid
  • 3 cups of greens

Step One: Choose Your Liquid Base

To ensure even blending, add two cups of liquid to your blender first. Be mindful of the sugar content of liquid bases, and feel free to choose more than one!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Recipe of the Week, Recipe, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, healthy living, Green Smoothie

The Pesticides in Your Produce: Stay Informed, Wash Well & Shop Local

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/28/19 3:00 PM

Every year, the EWG (Environmental Working Group) analyzes the chemical residue on fruits and vegetables widely available in the average grocery store. Their report notes things such as the average number of pesticides found on a single sample and the maximum number of particles detected.

Here are their findings for 2019:

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, organic, healthy living, healthy lifestyle, Organic Produce, Natural Lifestyle

Probiotics, Dairy Alternatives, Juicing & More! Nutrition Webinar Replays

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/25/19 3:00 PM

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts has been celebrating National Nutrition Month by inviting you in to our teaching kitchen for informative Facebook Live sessions with Becca Briley, Lead Admissions Coordinator, and Janet Lee, Online & On Campus Holistic Nutrition Instructor.

In case you missed the Facebook Live Videos, enjoy these replays below, and check out the next opportunity to join us on March 26th at 5PM (AZ) for a discussion about eating right for your blood type!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Healthy Eating, healthy living, healthy lifestyle, Holistic Education, Nutrition Classes, Videos

Why So S.A.D?: Facts About The Standard American Diet (There’s Good News, Too!)

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/18/19 3:00 PM

It’s no secret: Our society is saturated with unhealthy, unbalanced options for food. In fact, many households spend over three-thousand dollars--or 10% of the average income--eating out per year; the United States fast food industry is forecasted to make 223 billion dollars by 2020.

The Standard American Diet (S.A.D) is causing an epidemic of diabetes, cancer, heart disease and a slew of other ailments to affect ourselves, friends, family and loved ones. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services and the Center for Disease Control:

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, healthy living, Nutrition Coach, Plant-based Foods, Plant-based-diet

Holistic Nutrition Coach Anthony Oliver Is Passionate About Inspiring & Educating Others

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/14/19 3:00 PM

Anthony Oliver has always loved science, nature, psychology and helping others, though he wasn’t always sure how to merge all of those things into a profitable future.

“The thing that led me to SWIHA was my mother, Veronica Oliver, because she had completed the Mind Body Wellness Practitioner program and is now a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist,” he tells us, “She told me that I should consider taking nutrition classes through SWIHA, and intuitively it felt right to me.”

Anthony recently graduated from the Holistic Nutrition Wellness Practitioner program and is awaiting examinations for his Behavior Modification Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist certifications. He says that SWIHA significantly changed his life in a multitude of ways: “I value myself much more than I did before because I know I have credentials now that make me marketable and I am more knowledgeable about holistic methods of healing.”

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, Mind Body Wellness, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Certificate, Wellness Coach

Spice Up Your Life! Super Seasonings With Major Health Benefits

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/11/19 3:00 PM

Herbs and spices have been an integral part of cuisines around the world since the days of hunter-gatherers; and not just for their taste! Early Egyptians, Indians and Greeks are just a few cultures who have documented the use of herbs and spices for medicinal purposes and passed down their knowledge from generation to generation.

In the present-day, modern science has uncovered some fascinating properties to these tasty additions, reaffirming some ancient knowledge and discovering new ways of thinking about what we put in to our meals. As the great thinker, Hippocrates, advised us: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Today, we’ll be looking at some super seasonings and their studied health benefits!

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Topics: western herbalism, Holistic Nutrition, Alternative Medicine, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food

The Science Behind Trending Superfoods & How to Eat Them

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 3/4/19 3:00 PM

Superfoods are low-calorie, nutrient-dense and full of fiber foods which are high in antioxidants and help fight free radicals in your system. Many even contain essential fatty acids, like omega-3, -6, -9, and hard-to-find omega-7. While the idea of a ‘superfood’ is a modern concept, they are mostly ancient root vegetables, fruits, and even fungus and algae.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we will be exploring some of the trending superfoods and how to incorporate them in to your diet. As an exciting bonus: all the foods on this list are vegan and gluten-free!

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Topics: Motivational Monday, Holisitc Nutrition, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, Certificate Programs

Five Signs You (Yes, You!) Would be an Amazing Nutrition Coach

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 11/26/18 2:00 PM

If you love the idea of improving lives, educating others and creating meaningful work for yourself, then you’re already in the mindset of a holistic entrepreneur—and you’ve come to the right place!

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts offers a plethora of holistic wellness education, and has helped thousands of individuals take their gifts out into the world in a loving and profitable way.

Today, we’ll explore one of our most in-demand programs: our 200-hour Holistic Nutrition certification, available online and on campus. In fact, the food featured in this blog was created by SWIHA Holistic Nutrition student, Roman Massey and his classmates!

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Topics: Holistic Nutrition, holistic entrepreneur, Holistic wellness, Healthy Eating, Nutritionist, Healthy Food

It’s ALIVE! How Fermented Foods Boost Beneficial Bacteria

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/22/18 2:00 PM

You know the phrase “sick to my stomach”? There’s more truth to that than you may think!

Researchers estimate that up to 85% of our body’s immune response is attributed to our digestive system. More than five hundred species of bacteria live in our gut, referred to as “gut flora”. In fact, the amount of bacteria in our gut out-numbers the body’s cell count by ten times.

Though we’ve just begun to discover the intricate relationship between our bodies and bacteria, it’s known that these creatures play essential roles in homeostasis. Friendly bacteria are responsible for things such as nutrient absorption, mucosal barrier function, upkeep of lymphoid tissue, and optimal functioning of our immune system.

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Topics: Motivational Monday, Holistic Nutrition, Recipe, Healthy Eating

Opt for In-Season: The Most Nutritious Fall Produce

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 10/8/18 2:00 PM

Ahh...there’s a chill in the air, cider in our mugs and eager anticipation of the holiday season in our hearts!

Autumn is abundant; it’s when we reap the benefits of our hard summer’s work and give thanks for our blessings. Though, before you go overboard with the Halloween candy and turkey dinners, consider visiting your local farmer’s market and reaching for some of the delicious and nutritious foods in season this fall!

What to Shop For

The fall season brings a harvest of healthful and super tasty produce. From the entire cruciferous family (like cauliflower and cabbage) to root veggies (carrots, onions, sweet potatoes) to the iconic squash crew (such as pumpkins, zucchini, and butternut squash), there’s plenty of inspiration to be found.

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Topics: Motivational Monday, Holistic Nutrition, life coach, SOUL Food, SOUL Nutrition, Healthy Eating, whole food, healthy lifestyle

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