Dr. Robert Thiel

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Welcome back, Dr. Robert Thiel!

In this episode, Dr. Thiel teaches us all about pH balance and achieving proper alkalinity in our bodies. To get the additional summary notes as Tiffany promised in the show, please be sure to complete the below challenge.

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Check your pH balance

SALIVA should be a bit alkaline

URINE should be a bit acidic

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Butternut Squash & Mushroom Gnocchi

Did you know that mushrooms have been touted for their ability to inhibit aromatase an enzyme that produces estrogen. Therefore it is has been shown to reduce breast cancer by a whopping 64%!

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 2 white potatoes
  • ½ cup gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup vegan parmesan cheese (Heart Healthy or Violife)

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Cut the squash in half and sprinkle with salt pepper and olive oil. Cut 2 potatoes in half and place in oven for 25-30 minutes (test with fork).

Let the squash and potatoes completely cool then scoop out the butternut and potato flesh and add to a mixer or food processor. 

Add 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.

Slowly add 1/4 cup of gluten free flour until the dough holds together and is almost smooth. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Roll with hands into a rope 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick and cut into 1-inch pieces. Optional *use a fork to slightly roll the edge for ridged gnocchi. Place in refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Tarragon Mushroom Sauce

  • 2 packages of organic baby bella mushrooms sliced in half
  • Fresh organic tarragon, chopped 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Pepper

Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and salt. When they turn golden brown remove from heat and toss in a bowl with chopped tarragon, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Add the gnocchi until they float to the top. This happens quickly—approximately 2 minutes 

Add the gnocchi to tarragon mushrooms and toss with more olive oil, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. 

Enjoy this beautiful vegan dish!


Butternut Squash is high in calcium, magnesium, beta  carotene and phosphorus and one cup contains over 450 mg of potassium, 6 grams of fiber, half the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

 Beta-Carotene is a carotenoid converted into vitamin A. One cup contains over 300% the recommended dose of vitamin A.

Vitamin A is essential for skin health making this a Skinternal skin food favorite. It also supports eye health and promotes a strong immune system.

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