Tips & Tricks

Eat the RAINBOW

October 10, 2012

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Have you heard that phrase before? Not only does it make life and your dinner a whole lot more interesting, but there’s also a few health reason why you should vary not only the types of vegetables, but also the color. Colors of fruits and veggies can actually tell you some of the nutrients they […]

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One of the big picture concepts you have to understand before you embark on healing from any sort of chronic conditions is the concept of taking the pressure off. What kind of pressure am I talking about? Think of it this way, the average person spends close to 9 hours per day infront of some […]

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If you’re feeling tired, bloated, itchy or achy after eating a plate of pasta or a sandwich, you’re probably singin’ the wheat belly blues thanks to a little group of proteins called gluten. Gluten is found in Wheat, Barley, Rye, Semolina, Spelt, Couscous and Bulgur, and is probably the most concentrated in wheat… wheat is […]

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I’ve been a big fan of yoga since I discovered it in college, and in recent years it has become an increasingly important tool in my healing process. Yoga has a way of taking me out of my head and plugging me into the now. It’s a place where I feel strong, connected, whole and […]

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I always jump at the chance to spend some quality time with friends, especially if it means getting outside. The trick to spending time in the sun is to get enough sun…but not too much. On one hand, you don’t want to block the rays that synthesize vitamin D (which is SO important for preventing […]

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Everyone knows inflammation: you bump your head and get a bruise, or wake up with a sore throat. The pain, swelling and redness you feel in situations like these is due to the body’s response to trauma and it’s mechanism for protecting the injury so it can heal. Inflammation is good….in this case. There’s also […]

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As you get ready to pack up and get on the road this summer for a little R&R, no need to abandon your healthy diet. Especially for those of us with chronic conditions, going on vacation may seem like more of a chore than a break from the daily grind, as you will most likely […]

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Summer Sun Tips

July 4, 2012

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It’s hot out there, and the sun is blazin’ and stronger than ever. Before you head out to the beach or the pool for the fourth of July festivities, make sure you’ve stocked up on safe and green sunscreen! You might be surprised to find out that anything you put on your skin can be […]

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We’ve all felt it before: butterflies in your stomach before a big test or presentation, you’re afraid or in a state of shock and can’t eat. Why is that? Turns out there’s a scientific explanation for that, and it lies deep in your belly. It’s called the Enteric Nervous System,or the second brain, and it […]

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A few weeks ago I wrote about fermentation and the benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet to promote healthy gut bacteria. Well this really got me thinking about how I consume my grains! I grew up eating my mom’s hearty + homemade Sunflower Bread (which I love!) but I also decided years ago […]

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