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Inner World: Trauma Overview

Injuries big and small to our mind, body and spirit are inescapable in life but our Inner World Guide Michele Bernhardt has consulted some of the leading experts in the world on this topic and discovered that it’s possible to handle trauma in a way that can actually change us for the better. We’ll find out how. Learn more about our Trauma Experts>>

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1202 Detox Pea Soup


Sara Snow, our fresh living chef, whips up a potent pea soup that delivers great taste and holistic health benefits.

Detox Pea Soup

We think of peas as being kid food but they’re excellent for adults too. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but they’re high in protein, fiber and nutrients that are important antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. This healthy soup can also be made with broccoli, arugula or a host of other powerful foods.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small leek

2 cloves garlic

2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)

6 cups water

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground pepper


In a small soup pot, sauté the chopped leeks and garlic in olive oil along with the salt and pepper, until slightly tender. Add the peas and stir to cook for 2 minutes. Add the water, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

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The Power of Love

What could be more potent than the power of love? People say love heals all wounds, but how it does that is a real mystery. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us that most people think of love as an emotional sentiment, but that it’s much more than that. Love, he says, is the knowingness and the experience of inseparability of us as one being. Love has also been shown to restore homeostasis, which is the body’s natural inclination toward balance and healing.

Segment Links
The Chopra Center
Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Official Website

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Salmon Cakes Recipe

Sara Snow, a leading figure in the world of green and natural living, shows us how to make healthy salmon cakes with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now.


Some nights fresh-from-the-pantry is as good as it gets but with this recipe, that is pretty good!



20 ounce can skinless, boneless salmon

1 egg – beaten

1/3 cup whole week breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons seed mustard

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 ½ tablespoons shallot – finely chopped

2 teaspoons capers



Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Drain the canned salmon and flake it into a bowl.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients, using your hands to make sure it is uniformly combined. Form it into 8 patties and let them rest on a plate for just a few minutes before cooking.

Using a large oven-safe pan coated with olive oil, cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side or until lightly browned.

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Fermented Foods Pt. 1

Food as medicine is a big topic for us at Healing Quest, which is why we were so pleased to spend time with Margaret Floyd. She’s an author, nutritional therapy practitioner and certified healing food specialist. Margaret says her accomplishments probably wouldn’t have happened without her own personal experience with food as medicine.

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Fermented Foods Pt. 2

In Fermented Foods Pt. 1 Margaret Floyd showed us how fermenting or culturing our foods preserves them and enhances their value.  Now, Margaret shows us how to use that technique to make traditional sauerkraut.  She says this kind of home cooking is a huge timesaver because she’s able to keep the sauerkraut for several months enabling her to include a fermented food in many of the meals her family eats.

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Miso Wild Salmon with Lime-Ginger Glaze

Healing Quest Episode 1004
Rebecca Katz

Wild-Caught Salmon Recipe

Noted chef and author Rebecca Katz shows us a simple yet gourmet recipe to get the most out of nutritious wild-caught salmon. Serves 4.

  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) Wild King Salmon fillets,  pin bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped for garnish

Whisk together the miso, lime juice, mirin, ginger, and sesame oil in a mixing bowl. Put the salmon in a baking dish, pour half the marinade over the salmon, and turn to coat well. Reserve the remaining marinade. Marinate the salmon in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place the salmon in a baking dish with its marinade and 1/4 cup of water. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until the fish is tender or an instant read thermometer reads 127 degrees.

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Nutrition Tip: Mac & Cheese

Fresh Living Chef Sara Snow shows us how to “break out of the box” for some home made macaroni.

Growing up, I was one of four kids and I can tell you, my Mom was one hard working woman. She made as much as possible (nearly everything) from scratch. Today there are a lot of incredible companies making delicious, healthy, natural, and organic ready-to-eat foods. Still, making it yourself is always best because you know exactly what’s in it and can adjust for dietary restrictions, food allergies, etc..

This is a recipe I remember my mom making pretty often as a kid. I don’t eat it much anymore but I feed it to my kids and I make it for friends who have recently had babies or are in need of some home-cooked comfort food.

Because we’re using a lot of dairy in this mac and cheese, organic is vitally important.

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