Integrative Health Blog

Dessert Recipe- Chocolate Bark and Superfoods

Posted by on Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Think again before you toss out your pumpkin seeds!

Dark chocolate bark is a dessert that you can make when you have no time to make dessert; it comes together quickly and looks elegant.

It makes a wonderful homemade gift, too!

I can’t really call this a recipe since it’s pretty much just melted, re-solidified, and garnished chocolate. Rather, I’m providing a method of preparation along with some ideas to help you get creative.

You’ll want to use a good quality chocolate, as it is the main component. I used a dark chocolate with 65% cacao. I prefer to make a thinner chocolate bark, but if you want a more substantial thickness, don’t spread it as thin.

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Superfoods: Goji Berry Milk Tea

Posted by on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

How to Get the Most from the Goji Berry

One of the reasons Goji is so super is that it has a special type of molecule known as polysaccharides. In my previous article, Superfoods Hacks: How to Get the Most Out of Your Superfoods,  I talked about how the polysaccharides in goji have been shown to strengthen the immune system in a unique way, fight free radicals, and may even have anti-tumor properties. Boiling Gojis in water, like the Chinese have been doing for centuries boosts the yield of polysaccharides because they are water-soluble nutrients.  However, Goji doesn’t only have water-soluble nutrients, it’s also full of a host of other phytonutrients such as zeaxanthin and oil-soluble vitamins, like vitamin A. What that means is that Goji tea is only giving us some of the good stuff in found in the berries, but not all. Enter Goji Milk Tea. Goji Milk Tea can be made with actual dairy or with non-dairy alternatives like coconut, hemp, or almond milk; according to your preference. What matters is that the base milk contains lipids (fats) to pull out the oil soluble nutrients, ensuring that we get the most out of this incredible super berry!

This nourishing superfood elixer can be consumed warm or cool however, I enjoy it best when it’s a bit warm. The Goji, Chia, and Maca superfoods in this tonic are prepared for highest bioavailability of nutrients and work synergistically with one another, giving the drink a sweet buttery taste, and a lovely golden hue.

Goji Milk Tea Recipe

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Superfoods: How to Make Chia Seed Gel

Posted by on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Chia is a nutritious seed that packs one powerhouse punch.

It is a great source of soluble fiber, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous, antioxidants, and omega-3s. Chia seeds can easily be sprinkled into oatmeal or baked into muffins, however the most versatile way to consume chia seeds is by making chia seed gel.

Chia Seed Gel Recipe

You will need:

  • 3 T Chia seeds (preferably ground)
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • A jar with a lid
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Tags: superfoods, omega fatty acids, chia seeds

Super Salad! Take Your Salad Over the Top with Super Foods

Posted by on Wed, Aug 08, 2012

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: superfoods, raw food, integrative health, integrative nutrition

Chlorella, the Detoxification Superfood

Posted by on Tue, Mar 29, 2011

Detoxification or specifically removing toxins from your body is both tricky and a life-long project. We accumulate all types of toxins from many sources. Chemicals in our water, processed foods, personal care products, dental fillings, etc are accumulated throughout our lives. It can be very healthful to understand and have detoxification tools.

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Tags: health products, superfoods, chlorella, detoxification

Raw Food Talk at NIHA

Posted by on Wed, Nov 03, 2010

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Raw Foods and Superfoods, Not Shoes

Posted by on Thu, Oct 28, 2010

by Lisa Wilson CHC, CFT

Has the concept of eating a more raw, plant based diet recently come onto your radar? 

Perhaps you are wondering, just what exactly is a raw food diet, and why would anyone do that?

MY STORY:  When I was in my early 20’s, a family friend was diagnosed with both colon, and uterine cancer.  She flat out said no to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Instead, she opted to go raw, using Gerson Therapy with loads of fresh, raw vegetable juices to heal her body. 

Our family friend is now in her 50’s, 17 years cancer free and enjoys a level of health and a quality of life that I rarely see in my practice.  She glows.

She has been my inspiration.  I’ve always thought that if someone can reverse a serious cancer with food….   imagine what we can do with the power of prevention! 

In my early 20’s, I bought my first (cheap, and virtually useless) juice machine.  It sort of made sludge, not really juice, but I loved it anyways. 

Today, I own 5 different juice machines, 2 Vita-mix machines, one dehydrator, one spirooli and a mandolin.  I guess you could say that the raw food in my life has evolved. 

I’m not the kind of woman that comes home with several pairs of new shoes from a great shoe sale.  I’d rather drop my money on an interesting raw food company with a great new product.  I find a new green supplement with an outrageous antioxidant content far more interesting than the latest fashion trend.   I’d rather splurge for some exotic goji berries and then have a blast with my kids in the kitchen creating a delicious raw breakfast cereal.

BOTTOM LINE: I feel better in my 40’s than I did in my 20’s.   

In my 20’s, I was stuck in a bloated body that I didn’t recognize, and I had embarrassing cystic acne all over my face.  Dating was pretty much out of the question during those times.  I didn’t like what was happening to me, and it reflected in my confidence!  It is hard to believe that I’m the same person.  I now stand before thousands of people speaking out about the power of proper nutrition and finding nourishment in our foods.

I’m so grateful that I was able to discover the power of great nutrition at such a young age. What we put in our bodies matters in such a great way.

Nutrition can change the course of your life forever.  It certainly did mine!

PLEASE JOIN ME for an honest discussion about getting the Raw Food Glow at NIHA!


  • Feel your best TODAY!
  • Open your eyes to a NEW LEVEL of health!
  • Discover the SECRETS to achieving the Raw Food Glow!
  • Say good-bye to feeling tired all the time!
  • Create a life you feel good about!
  • Learn DELICIOUS AND EASY RECIPES you can make in minutes!
  • Fascinating information on deep cellular healing 
  • Astounding testimonials

Come to this FREE talk on Discovering Raw Foods and start feeling their medicinal effects immediately!

When: Saturday, November 6th 10am-12pm

Where: NIHA

To Register for this free talk CALL 202- 643- HEAL


NIHA’s New Raw Food Immersion Program January 23-29, 2011

Please CALL    (202) 643-HEAL


Lisa Wilson, CHC, CFT,  is a certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor at National Integrated Health Associates, the largest integrative medicine and dental practice on the east coast. Lisa is the founder of The Raw Food Institute, a national detoxification center that uses advanced techniques with food as medicine to take health to the highest levels. She also founded Parkfit: Outdoor Fitness for Women in McLean, VA, and In the Know Lifestyle (ITK), a superfood company dedicated to organic and raw foods.

She can be reached at 202-643- HEAL for a free consultation, to enroll in The Raw Food Institute, or for speaking or television engagements. Many of her health how-to videos can be found at

Lisa is mom to 3 rock’n kids, ages 6, 8 and 10, that love to eat super healthy food!


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