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Fourth & Heart Founder, Raquel Tavares Gunsagar, to Appear on HSN!

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Two and a half years ago when I founded Fourth & Heart little did I know it would take me on one of the greatest journeys of my life -- most of which I couldn’t have predicted! I’ve met people from all corners of the universe. I’ve found myself in...

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Love it forward.

Posted in Helpful Tips, Yoga

I practice yoga to find my center. The repetitive practice recalibrates my imbalances, taking the gritty, the dirty, the bad and filtering it through a sieve. It’s my way of finding purity in life’s chaos. In other words it’s where I source love. Parents wake up and, day in and...

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Wash, rinse, don't repeat: Five Ways to Stop Patterning

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Breaking patterns, habits and ritual challenges the strongest of hearts. Deviating out of pattern, of deeply woven threads daunts us all. We are rhythmic beings, therefore, we enjoy the daily dance of our human routines. To imbed ourselves in the comfort of the familiar ritual. We know what to do,...

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We All Fall Down: Here are 12 ways to get back up (according to Ayurveda)

Posted in Ayurveda, Helpful Tips, Uncategorized

We All Fall Down: Here are 12 ways to get back up (according to Ayurveda)   1. Ritual: Life is full of unpredictability and where we can find solace is in our daily ritual. Repeating the same tasks daily around the same time brings peace, control and something familiar into...

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Fourth & Heart Roasted Garlic Ghee-Roasted Turkey Burger

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FOURTH & HEART ROASTED GARLIC GHEE-ROASTED TURKEY BURGER by Peter Lemos of Wax Paper Serves 10   Ingredients 1 Jar of Fourth & Heart Garlic Roasted Ghee 1 Bird (fresh, not frozen) Note: This recipe can work with any poultry of any size; Turkey, Chicken, Pheasant, Goose, etc. 1 Bunch...

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Fourth & Heart Truffle Ghee-Braised Portobello Mushroom Burger

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  FOURTH & HEART TRUFFLE GHEE-BRAISED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM BURGERS by Peter Lemos of Wax Paper Serves 10 Ingredients 1 Jar of Fourth & Heart Truffle Ghee 10 Portobello Caps (brush & wash) 2 Yellow Onions (halved) 4 Carrots (washed) 2 Whole Garlic Heads 1 Bunch Parsley 1 Bottle of White...

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Cauliflower Avocado Micro Green Salad

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Fourth & Heart would like to welcome Kelly LeVeque to the Founders Blog. We are honored to have her recipes graciously contributed. A little on Kelly... Kelly loves to cook. She believes in real food, real ingredients and a clean diet. The Be Well kitchen is constantly buzzing. Kelly loves creating...

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Top Ten Reasons to Use Ghee Daily

Posted in Ayurveda, Helpful Tips

It’s better than butter. Here are the top reasons why you should add this healthy fat into your daily diet routine: Grass Fed Ghee will help you lose weight Wrapping your arms around the fat phenomena is difficult, as the diet and food industry has been overly focused on removing...

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Roasted Chicken for Athletes

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Eric Nystrom, career professional NHL player, father, husband and lover of Fourth & Heart grass fed ghee takes over my blog this week with his famous Roasted Chicken for Athletes recipe. I met Eric on Instagram after he tagged us in a post. I followed up on him and we've...

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Ghee, The Health Aid

Posted in Ayurveda, Helpful Tips, Yoga

Almost 20 years ago I experienced my first neti pot. I was very sick and had to head to work so my mother insisted I do neti pot. Neti pot? What the heck was that?! Well a neti pot is a little pot which you fill with warm water and...

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New recipes from Stacy Dempsey

Posted in Helpful Tips

Fourth & Heart would like to welcome Stacy Dempsey, blogger, author and all around amazing woman and thank her for these recipe contributions for July! While, I love to cook and write recipes, I enjoy it even more when I test what other people make in their kitchen. What fun...

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Push Your Domino

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Many great things happened to me today, and every day. I am blessed and grateful. Every night before I sleep I thank the forces that be for all I've been blessed with and I say, "thank you more please." We all know work is a necessary component to being fortunate,...

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Walking the Tipping Point: Three Ways to Balance Strength & Flexibility

Posted in Helpful Tips, Yoga

There is an irrefutable truth: only out of great strength comes immense flexibility. While in the midst of yoga practice it dawned on me I was most flexible in my body where I had the most strength. Conversely, where I lacked strength, flexibility meant stretching beyond my limits. Meaning moving...

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Five Ways Ayurveda Helps You Keep Winter Cool All Summer Long

Posted in Ayurveda, Helpful Tips

While we all love the summer elements of beach, bare feet in the sand, flip flops in exchange for heels, the summer comes with heat, intensity, long days, bright sunshine and this intensity is characteristic of Ayurvedic Doshas known as Pitta and Vata*. *(Please see below for a full explanation of...

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Ayurvedic Bikini Ready Summer Detox: And it won’t leave you climbing walls!

Posted in Ayurveda, Helpful Tips

As previously written for HBFIT, by Raquel Tavares. As the daughter of an Ayurvedic practitioner and Registered Dietician (RD,) I’ve been fortunate to be the crash test dummy to my mother’s Ayurvedic diet adventures. Her influence is why I had the insight to start Fourth & Heart’s line of artisanal...

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The Five Pillars of Doing it All

Posted in Helpful Tips

  Many people ask me how I manage to do it all. Squeeze in just about everything imaginable in a day. They wonder what my secret is. How do I have the energy? What do I do with my kids? Some wonder, why bother doing so damn much. The truth...

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How College Girls Manage to Eat Healthy on a Budget

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Buy generic brands. Generic brands tend to be a lot cheaper than the well-known brands—they cost anywhere from 25-50% less than their overpriced counterparts. Besides the labeling, there is often almost no difference between the two products. Visit your local farmer’s market. Organic fruits and veggies are on average 40%...

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Five Personal Home Remedies Made from Ghee

Posted in Ayurveda

I am constantly asked about ghee. I talk about it all day long. I remember in business school they told us: If you become an entrepreneur you must be obsessed, if not possessed by what you do, because it’s all you’ll do and therefore you must completely and unequivocally love...

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