VegAnnie’s Sugar-Free Healthy Cookie Dough by Danika Allred

INGREDIENTS

1 Scoop Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Lakanto Classic Sweetener
5 teaspoons (5g) Oat Fiber
2 teaspoons Peanut Flour
4 – 7 Tablespoons Water
1/2 Tablespoons Lakanto Chocolate Chips

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INSTRUCTIONS

Combine Nuzest protein powder, Lakanto, oat fiber, and peanut flour in a bowl.

Add in 4 Tbsp water, and stir. Continue to add water (1 Tbsp at a time), and stir until a desired cookie dough consistency is reached.

Mix in chocolate chips.

Enjoy your bowl of cookie dough!

For more tasty sugar-free recipes, check out Lakanto Recipes!

*see the original recipe here: http://www.vegannie.com/recipes/healthy-cookie-dough


The mental health epidemic by Lakanto . May 01, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and everyone is talking about it, but is mental health as big of a problem as it seems?

Mental health awareness is key to solving the epidemic.

Epidemic may seem like a dramatic term, but mental health isn’t something that’s “just in your head.” It’s a widespread problem that needs to be considered as seriously as any other health crisis. Almost half of adults (46.4 percent) in the United States have experienced mental illness during their lifetime.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

In the U.S. at least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder.

Mental disorders and issues come in all shapes and sizes and affect people of all ages. Over the last ten years the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has classified over 150 mental disorders.

Though mental issues are as serious as physical ailments, they often go unnoticed until they cause major problems in a person’s life. 

In addition to these diagnosable disorders, we all encounter stress every day. Life events can cause periods of depression. There is no way to avoid things that affect our mood and mental state. Mental health is something we should keep track of just like we do our physical health.

WHY IS MENTAL ILLNESS SO PREVALENT?

There is not one reason for mental illness. It can be caused by varying factors including trauma, genetics, and poor health habits. Trauma is a significant one that affects people starting at a young age.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, an expert on trauma and it’s effects, explains, “Discussions of PTSD still tend to focus on recently returned soldiers, victims of terrorist bombings, or survivors of terrible accidents. But trauma remains a much larger public health issue, arguably the greatest threat to our national well-being.”

In the U.S. 70% of adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. At any given time, about 8% of Americans, or 24.4 million people, have PTSD.

PTSD leads to other issues like severe anxiety and depression.

Prevention has to start at a young age. By raising children who know how to manage stress, we will have more well-adjusted adults. “My goal is to get rid of self-help in the adult world by raising kids…so that they’re healthy, successful adults,” says Carol Tuttle, best-selling author and teacher.

Not having the tools to manage stress and grief cause bigger health problems. Bessel A. van der Kolk emphasizes, “Child abuse and neglect is the single most preventable cause of mental illness, the single most common cause of drug and alcohol abuse, and a significant contributor to leading causes of death such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and suicide.”

Mental health and physical health are connected.

You may already know that physical health, such as eating the right foods, can decrease your chances of mental health problems. However, the inverse is true, that stress can be a significant contributor in weight fluctuation, even if you are otherwise healthy.

Depression causes lethargy, increase and loss of appetite, and insomnia. 

People with PTSD and anxiety are more likely to experience physical health problems including:

  • Heart-related problems and disease
  • Respiratory system-related problems and disease
  • Digestive problems and disease
  • Reproductive system-related problems
  • Diabetes
  • Pain
  • Arthritis

Even everyday stress causes a multitude of symptoms such as:

  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
  • Gritting, grinding teeth
  • Muscle tightness
  • Body aches
  • Tremors, trembling
  • Faintness, dizziness
  • Frequent blushing, sweating
  • Cold or sweaty hands and feet
  • Dry mouth, problems swallowing
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Rashes, itching, hives
  • Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse
  • Increased or decreased appetite

You cannot disconnect mental health from physical health. These widespread mental health issues are having an effect on physical health. Decreasing stress can prevent long-term physical health problems and lead to fewer trips to the hospital.

What can we do?

Now is the time to prioritize mental health in your life. For severe cases please seek the help of a professional and other treatment as necessary. There are a variety of therapy options in addition to traditional talk therapy, keep searching until you find a good match for you.

Prevention is key and managing your day-to-day stressors can help prevent bigger issues down the road. It can be as simple as taking a deep breath to help relieve stress in the moment. However, lifetime results will come from developing daily habits and a healthy outlook on life. Just like we have to eat healthy food every day, we have to nourish our mental health every day.

We want to help you manage your mental health and embrace your emotional chi with small and simple practices that can have a lasting effect. If you struggle with mental health issues on any level, congratulate yourself for making it this far and know you’re not alone. Too many adults and children are struggling with illnesses that are hard to see but greatly impact everyday life.

At Lakanto we are committed to helping people be healthy and believe that physical, mental, and spiritual health is connected. To join us on the journey of discovering our chi and increasing mental health awareness and mindfulness click here. SHARESHARE ON FACEBOOK


START SPRING SWEET SALE!

Now is the best time to go sugar free while supplies last lakanto is having their Spring sale. Go to this link and start saving. I love everything about lakanto because I’m just like everyone else I love making deserts but guilt free.

Now you can feed your cravings guilt free with Monk fruit. It’s Keto, Diabetic, Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb, & Low Sugar. It’s also, NON-GMO Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract. No Natural Flavoring, NO Fiber, NO Maltodextrin, NO Artificial flavoring or sweeteners.

It tastes Amazing! If you can’t stand the terrible aftertaste of all the other sweeteners on the market, this will be your new FAVORITE OBSESSION!

Best part about Lakanto is they have a taste test if you don’t like it you get refunded. Try it for 7 days. If you don’t love it get your money back guaranteed.

Spring Sale





BRINGING CHI TO LIFE

THIS WEEK’s DEALS

Lakanto brings Chi to life by inspiring people to reach their highest potential in health & wellness by creating products that are innovative, delicious, natural, nutritious, sugar-free, & healthy.

Chi is life force energy that flows through all living things. Balancing chi energy brings fulfillment and happiness. To help people reach their highest potential of health and wellness, we’re focused on helping people discover their chi in these 3 important areas of life.


Set BIG goals

You know when you go on vacation and you keep active the whole time? But really you’re not working the same muscles as you do on your workouts. I thought I had it made walking up 8 miles a day and feeling great. Well yesterday I did leg workout I felt a little sore. But today was AAA It was around 62 minutes long didn’t think it would ever get over..lol..But I lasted through it all barely. AAA targets your “arms, abs, and a#* with weights, resistance loops, and strength sliders. Wow this was one of my hardest workouts so far..No joke. I love working out it makes me feel strong and confident. I was actually excited to be home to be able to workout again. I’m on day 50 out of 80 days. I’m going to keep on as long as my body will let me. Mind over body remember that you tell yourself you can convince yourself and you can do it. I love my eshots have not ever found anything better. You want energy get those. I set goals I don’t want to be one of those that can’t hardly walk and miserable. I’ve seen so many people lately around my age or younger just not happy with their life. I try to make everyday my best day. Make goals write them down and stick with them.:)

Today I can’t believe all the parts we worked abs 15 of them 2 sets felt it..

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Side abs

Then a workout I like working the arms you know you get that age where you got to keep everything tight..lol something I need to work on everyday.

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Also using sliders working the abs. That kind if was hurting my wrist that I had broke a couple years ago but I made it through.

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After my work I’m sometimes a little hungry well thank goodness I made some healthy snacks with my favorite products I love Monk fruit have the sweets without the carbs & calories. In my chocolates I like using Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener & it is perfect for frostings, fillings, dusting & baking.  Monk Fruit is *ZERO CALORIES *ZERO GLYCEMIC*ZERO AFTERTASTE.

Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness derives from fructose, Monk Fruit’s sweetness comes from mogrosides, which the body registers as an herb instead of a sugar. Modern research shows that Monk Fruit extract alone is naturally 300 times sweeter than sugar. Monk Fruit extract does not elevate blood sugar levels or insulin, making it the perfect sweetener for managing blood sugar and weight. If you are interested and want 20% off click here



UP TO 40% OFF-FOR YOU & YOURS!

Have you been curious about Lakanto? Now’s the time to go try it. 

I love everything about Lakanto Monk Fruit.  

WHAT’S MONK FRUIT?

Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness comes from fructose, monk fruit’s sweetness comes from natural mogrosides that are much sweeter than sugar. Modern research shows that monk fruit extract does not elevate blood sugar or insulin, making it a perfect sweetener for blood sugar and weight management.

Born from a proprietary mixture of the highest purity monk fruit extract & non-GMO erythritol, LAKANTO is a delicious, all-natural, zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener with the sumptuous rich taste of sugar.


Reveal tighter, brighter skin with our Collagen Retinol Anti-Aging Cream.

NON CBD Collagen Retinol Cream this stuff really works check out this site by clicking here check out all the amazing products.

Reveal tighter, brighter skin with our Collagen Retinol Anti-Aging Cream. Retinol, an active ingredient in this product, is formulated to help boost your skin’s radiance and tone. Our cream is the perfect recipe for brightening the skin, while reducing the pore size and appearance of UV damage.

Add this cream to your daily skin care routine to promote smoother and revitalized skin. Clinically Supported Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Matrixyl 3000, Densiskin
This product does not contain CBD.

 


REPLACE I CAN’T TO I CAN

Thinking today about all the people that tell me its to late or I just don’t have time. That’s not acceptable as I get older sometimes I take it easier when I feel I have something that is out. Which has been a lot lately been doing more stretches and that seems to of help a lot don’t sell yourself short. There is a difference in something not right and being sore from working out. So I have picked up a few bad habits since it has been cooler on some days. So I decided to do a 30 day cleanse

Excited about this next 30 days to  Strengthen the Immune System ~ cleansing impurities and flooding the body with high grade essential nutrients strengthens the immune system. Some studies indicate that a healthy dose of high grade, absorbable protein will strengthen your immune system by as much as 500%💙💪🏼

 Love Your Liver ~ A clean, healthy liver supports metabolism and burns fat. A healthy liver promotes normal function and when the thyroid is healthy, your metabolism and energy levels escalate

Slow the Effects of Aging ~ Toxins and nutritional deficiency can lead to premature aging on an internal and external level. Cleansing and replenishing allows our cells the ability to attach the affects of aging head on. A younger appearance along with incredible energy is often the result

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CHANGING THE FUTURE OUTCOME

Organic Hemp
We source our hemp from Industrial Hemp farms that produce some of the richest, CBD Hemp in the USA. Our CBD is completely isolated through CO2 extraction & crystal precipitation & is of the highest grade, pesticide free, Non-GMO hemp in the world. These Industrial Hemp Farms are fully compliant with the State Department of Agriculture regulations & are large US distributors of Hemp, rich in CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. CBD is becoming increasingly popular amongst the masses for having a wide scope of benefits – due to clinical reports and test data showing little to no side effects and a lack of psychoactivity (typically associated with marijuana products and high THC).

The Endocannabinoid System
CBD or cannabidiol is the main active compound in hemp, and unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t make people high. Inside the human body there’s something called the endocannabinoid system, with receptors spread throughout the brain and body. When these receptors are activated, they enable two-way communication between body systems; something previously thought to be impossible.
The History of Hemp
Hemp has a very vast history that cannot go unnoticed. We are very excited to be at the forefront of what we believe is the most valuable commodity to mankind.

Every major civilization in history has recognized hemp as #1 on its list of important plants. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all revered hemp. Now modern science is validating what the ancients all knew – and uncovering exciting new discoveries about hemp.

Hemp History Facts:
First American Flag was made from Hemp
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew Hemp
Ben Franklin made Hemp paper
The Declaration of Independence was drafted on Hemp
Hemp was used as rope for ships, and it was a required crop in the American colonies
Hemp has been grown for the last 12,000 years
Hemp was used as money in the 1800s
Not growing Hemp was grounds for jail time
Over 25,000 products can be made with Hemp
Cannabis Industry:
Forbes Magazine has stated that the CBD market will become the next billion dollar industry, growing by more than 700% in just the next couple of years. The Cannabis industry is projected to be at 50 billion by 2026.

There are over 23,000 studies that show the benefits of cannabis. It’s backed by an enormous body of scientific research, enthusiastic public opinion, and more progressive cannabis laws, which is giving cannabis the reputation it deserves as a groundbreaking health solution.
How Our CBD Products Work
At CTFO, our CBD products utilize CBD Isolate oil, as well as the full spectrum Cannabis plant mixed with Hemp Seed oil. Not all hemp is created equal. Our CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil using only organic ingredients.
All our products are manufactured in the USA in a registered GMP, cruelty-free facility.
That means we use only the best, highest quality, purest Organic Hemp and we don’t use any high heat processing that reduces the potency of the CBD.
That also means there is no testing on animals done in our facility, that’s a big issue – especially in the skin care industry.
AND, CTFO offers both Full Spectrum (Whole Plant) Hemp Oil, as well as CBD Isolate (Extract) Oil.
The CBD Isolate Oil contains absolutely NO THC, and the Full Spectrum Oil gives you a high potency of CBD while maintaining over 120 other cannabinoids, all of which have additional healing benefits. There is less than 0.3% THC in the Full Spectrum Oils, regardless of the CBD strength.
There are actually more than 400 phytonutrients that exist in hemp plants. Our extraction technology allows us to extract all of these nutrients, without using any heat or harmful solvents. The result is a whole food with exceptional nutritional and healing qualities. With CTFO CBD products, you’re getting the highest quality, purest CBD, plus over 400 other nutrients, in a naturally synergistic, easy-to-use and easy-to-absorb form.
These truly are the best products on the market.

How does CBD work in the human body?
We are hard-wired with a system of cannabinoid receptors throughout our brains and bodies. For more information go to http://deonnw.myctfocbd.com/what-is-cbd.html