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June 10, 2016

“Chronic Inflammation” has been a buzz term for the past several years. This type of inflammation is often the villain behind obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s. However, inflammation isn’t all bad. It’s quite a paradox, actually.

A certain amount of inflammation is needed to fight an injury or infection within the body, but at the same time, the body often doesn’t know when to pull the troops back. The result? A chronically inflamed state.

Living in a state of chronic inflammation negatively affects our gut health, which is vital to keeping us well and balanced. In fact, according to Ayurvedic medicine (Indian philosophy of medicine) the measure of one’s health can be based solely on their digestive health. And, as a practitioner of integrative functional nutrition- I have to agree!

No matter how “healthy” one’s diet or lifestyle may be- we all suffer from inflammation on some level. It can come from stress, lifestyle, smoking, too much exercise, our environmen...

June 3, 2016

If you read my last post, you know I was gushing about how much I love basil. Well, my love affair continues and basil is a big part of this recipe, too! This time though, I took it up a notch and added it to paletas.

So, what exactly is paleta? These delicious frozen treats are actually Mexican ice pops-- a version of the American popsicle. Paletas are typically made by hand, containing fresh fruit and/or dairy. Traditional paletas may contain ingredients like pineapple, jicama, cucumber, mango, watermelon, lemon and….if you like it spicy….cayenne pepper!

The weather is heating up outside, so it was the perfect time to attempt my hand at homemade paletas! And, according to how fast my family devoured them, I’d say it was a success! For this recipe, I used coconut milk, homegrown basil and strawberries. The result is nothing short of a party in your mouth! BONUS- I got to involve my kids in the cooking process- which I love to do any chance I get! These Silver Spoons paletas were fun and...

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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