Sprouting 101 + Karen's French Vanilla Rawnola

Hi Everyone! Karmen here :) You may have seen my video on sprouting on the Karen's Holistic Health Facebook page, however, I wanted to get some sprouting tips down in writing for those of you that prefer the written word over audio! I'll also share the recipe for the rawnola I was sprouting ingredients for during that video.

SPROUTING

Sprouting is the process in which seeds germinate and put out shoots. Now you might be saying, "Karmen, why in the world would I want to do this to my food? Doesn't that mean it's gone bad?" In reality, sprouting has immense nutrition benefits! We'll talk about those benefits below, but let's get to the basics here.

  • First, take your nut, seed, grain, or bean of choice and rinse them well.
  • Put your rinsed item in a glass jar and cover with water about 2 inches above the top of the food item, then soak for the designated time. (Time varies from one nut or seed to the next, for example, soak almonds for 8 hours and sunflower seeds for 1 to 2 hours)
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Top Sleep Tips from 3 Health Experts (for anyone who enjoys sleep or funny animal pictures)

Uncategorized Aug 07, 2019

Hello there, Sunshine!

How was your sleep last night on a scale of 1-10? 

(1 is as restless as the neighbor's barking dog, and 10 is a bear in hibernation)

Does your partner snore

Do you toss and turn?

Were you completely out like this dog Skip?


 Do you hold yoga poses even in your sleep like this animal version of Hope Zvara?


Today we are sharing SLEEP TIPS from 3 health experts:

Dr. Mike Bennett (Certified Sleep and Pain Expert)

HHP Karen Urbanek

TNC Jennilyn Griffiths

*You may recognize sleep expert Dr. Bennett from one of our recent Facebook Live videos, as we shot many videos with him for our upcoming Human Body Master Course which will be officially launching September 2nd.*

Our beta testers are in the program now and exploring!  This program is for people who want the relief, convenience, and excitement of finding tried and tested health solutions from our most-trusted professional friends in one...

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FUNNY: Can't-Miss Golden Milk Video backed by Mic-Drop Research

 

“Let food be thy medicine….”

–Hippocrates

Is there a better example of food providing medicinal benefits than Karen’s “Golden Milk” recipe made of fresh almond butter, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and honey?!  

Superfoods get their name from the fact that their chemical components have a medicinal effect on the body.

Hear Karen rave about the ingredients in golden milk in the video above. (You’ll get bonus points if you can keep up with her!)

Let’s review some of the researched benefits of the ingredients in Karen’s Golden Milk recipe.  All sources included today reference peer-reviewed medical publications of clinical trials and research analyses. Thank you to all the RESEARCHERS out there!

First up to bat… ginger!

Ginger can:

  • Reduce nausea (including pregnancy morning sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea)
  • Reduce inflammation and arthritis symptoms
  • Improve...
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H. Pylori: Tips to Eliminate One Pesky Bacteria!

h.pylori healthy living Jul 15, 2019

 

H. Pylori - How to Eliminate the Great Infector!

It seems that dis-ease comes in waves, and as of late – H. pylori infections are mounting. Thus, this article!  Whether it came into your body through undercooked chicken, raw eggs, using someone else’s cups or utensils, kissing that special someone, eating from someone else’s plate, the counter top, or simply from food or drink you consumed that was contaminated, the spread of this infection and the treatments for it are growing daily. In fact, the Worldwide Health Organization classifies H. pylori as a carcinogen, as it has been proven to cause stomach cancer while the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states over 50% of those over the age of 60 are infected and 20% of those under the age of 40 are infected!

Helicobacter pylori, otherwise known as H. pylori, is an opportunistic bacterium.  This means one can have the bacteria for weeks or years without it growing, and then when the...

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Remarkable Success Stories (to give you goosebumps and HOPE!)

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2019

One of the best parts of working in the holistic world is hearing people’s success stories! Can I hear a hallelujah?

I LOVE checking my email and phone.  Whether it's a text from one of my clients or hearing from a TNC, I don’t have enough hours in the day to share the amazing stories that come in each week.  Parents and individuals are discovering the root cause to health problems once and for all, and regaining control of their health.  

Here are some recent successes… Positive you'll enjoy!

A few months ago, Daniel of Las Vegas said: 

“I have trouble focusing and I can’t remember, this brain is driving me crazy!”

After tweaking a couple things in his diet and adding Lion's Mane to his morning smoothie (a medicinal mushroom powder) he told me last week: 

It’s like I have this index file in my brain and I can think through all of the notes quickly now, and remember things! I love...

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Dr. Jeff Essen Utah Schedule - June 2019

Uncategorized Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Jeff Essen’s Schedule & Information for Utah, June 2019

Dr. Jeff Essen will be traveling to New Harmony, Utah on June 27th-29th for testing with the AO Scan Digital Body Analyzer.

Appointments are set at 2-hour increments, priced at $300.00. If you are in FLDS, or bringing in multiple family members, you will then get a $25.00 discount on the appointment!

Times available for appointment:

27th: 2:00 & 4:00 PM

28th: 9:00 & 11:00 AM, and 2:00 & 4:00 PM

29th: 9:00 & 11:00 AM, and 2:00 & 4:00 PM

 

To schedule, please contact us at [email protected], [email protected], or call 952-891-3019.

 

Evening talks:

Friday, June 28th: On Friday evening, Dr. Essen will be giving a talk on Neural Inflammation.

Saturday, June 29th: On Saturday evening, Dr. Essen will be doing a Q&A panel with other practitioners.

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The Carb Debate: What to tell your friends when they ask about CARBS

diets nutrition Jun 05, 2019

By Amy Sprouse

Carbs….

Your friend on the left is trying the Keto Diet.

Your friend on the right says they might become a Fruitarian.

You’ve seen dozens of online articles and research explaining how reducing carb intake leads to weight loss. 

Yet many populations throughout the world base their diet on rice and noodles and have a very healthy BMI.

So what’s the bottom line with carbs?

In the midst of today’s food environment, where so many low-quality carbs and bad food combinations are commonplace, I’m not surprised that many diets target carbs as the “bad guys.”

But before we start second-guessing our sweet potatoes, lentil beans, apples and wild rice, let’s review carbohydrates for a minute.

Our bodies are built to run off of carbohydrates. The mitochondria inside our cells responsible for energy production are designed with glucose as their primary fuel source.  (Glucose is the unit that carbohydrates are...

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Cannabis: Is This Hot Topic The Key To You Living A Better Life?

 

I had the privilege of speaking to a large audience at the Salt Lake Palace about a topic the government itself owns patents on: Cannabis, or, as you may know it, marijuana.

Now don’t stop reading, marijuana is a made up word...a slang word for the highly medicinal plant found throughout the world.  

If you want an entertaining, humorous, and science filled drive to work, a reason to stay up late watching videos, or something to listen to while walking the great dane, this 50 minutes on cannabis is IT!  

I PROMISE you will enjoy it!

Learn the difference between CBD (Legal everywhere) (nonphycoactive) and THC (illegal in some states) (psychoactive), and why you never need to smoke a thing!

Cannabis is a VEGETABLE for pete’s sake, and the benefits will blow you away. So anchor yourself down and  ENJOY THE VIDEO ABOVE!

Karen Urbanek HHP, TNC, Author, Educator, and MOM!

Following is info from my Cannabis Powerpoint:

UNDERSTANDING VERBAGE

•Cannabis...
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Foam Rolling: The Missing Tool in Your Health Toolbox?

FOAM ROLLING: The Best Body Tool Ever!

June 28-29 UT - Discover how to have your chiropractic adjustments to hold longer and how to release build up tension throughout the body during this body-liberating and eye-opening 2-day workshop! Led by Hope Zvara, creator of the Roll This - Foam Roller & AcuBall Workbook,  you will learn detailed core integration exercises as you discover how fascia affects EVERY MOVE WE MAKE. Try valuable techniques to release the catsuit of your body, one roll at a time.   

You’ll Learn:

  • What fascia is, where it's found, and how it affects your whole body
  • Why your chiropractic adjustments might not be sticking
  • How to help release your tight tissues so your adjustments hold
  • How to become your own massage therapist
  • Why stretching might not be the answer
  • How it might not be your muscles fault you have an injury or restriction
  • The right foam roller to buy and how to use it
  • The proper way to roll
  • What acuBalls are and why...
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TNC Danielle shares what she learned about "Earthing"

The following was written by Danielle Muhr, a 2019 Graduate of the Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor (TNC) program.  She has been a fitness coach for 6 years, is happily married, and has a 9 year old daughter, a one year old son, and two dogs.
 
Part of the curriculum to become a Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor includes writing essays.  Each student chooses books or different modalities they learn about and submit essays. As I was reading a handful of them in the sauna, I had a thought: let’s get permission to share some of these with our readers!
 
Here is the first of our TNC Spotlights:  Danielle Muhr shares what she learned and applied from the book Earthing by Clinton Ober, Martin Zucker, and Stephen Sinatra.

Thank-you for letting us feature this, Danielle! What you learned and applied can help ALL of us!! 

Karen -  I2H2E

NOTE: You can find Danielle's bio at the end of the blog post.

Earthing by Danielle Muhr

The book...

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