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Our Hair Tells All… and we eat better because of it

26 Oct
Even if we eat well and exercise regularly, we wanted to know if we are doing a good job at maintaining our health.  Our naturopath suggested we take a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.  It was easy and simple.  We filled in the form, enclosed a bit of hair from the nape of our necks, mailed the test in and in 2 weeks, got our results.  
We discovered that we all needed to increase our Magnesium, Phosphorus, Chromium, Zinc and Iron intakes to ideal levels. I immediately decided to feed my family the minerals our bodies so needed.  So, I came up with our Healthy Vegan Pesto.  When my son looked at it, he said: “YUCK! Green pasta!”  But after the first bite, he said “Yum!” with a surprised smile on his face and ate everything up. 
I love that we use food as medicine!  Here is our Healthy Vegan Pesto packed with minerals.  It makes 2 cups.

Process in the blender and serve with pasta, veggie noodles or raw crackers:
2 cups of lightly packed basil
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tbspn salt
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast (we need vitamin Bs too!)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil