Catchin’ Rays + Watermelon Peach Salad

August 8, 2012

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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Four Minute Freezer Fudge

August 1, 2012

Looking for a quick dessert you can whip up in under 5 minutes? Look no further. If you’re into choccolaty treats, this one’s for you. Raw. Vegan. Easy. Yum. I like to use Stevia whenever possible, to keep the glycemic load s low as possible. Offer this dessert to a non-vegan, non-raw person and they’ll […]

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Why you are inflamed

July 25, 2012

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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On the Road – healthy travel tips

July 18, 2012

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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Peach Gazpacho

July 11, 2012

Round two of HAUSGuest. I made a version of this gazpacho with watermelon last week, and it was deelish! Make sure you check out Jenné over at Sweet Potato Soul for more healthy, creative recipes. Enjoy! Marie All of the best produce is in season right now. With hot weather comes succulent fruits and vegetables […]

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Summer Sun Tips

July 4, 2012

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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Trust your gut

June 27, 2012

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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Soaking + Homemade Bread

June 20, 2012

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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Lentil Tahini Salad with Dill

June 13, 2012

I’m so excited to introduce a new monthly series: HAUSGuest. My friend, chef and fellow health counselor Jenné Claiborne will be sharing her favorite, healthy recipes with you every month. Jenné has been cooking up creative, healthful and delicious meals over on Sweet Potato Soul for a while now, and I am so happy that […]

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It’s Alive! Fermented Foods + Probiotics

June 6, 2012

A friend of mine recently introduced me to a strangely tasty beverage: GT’s Cherry Chia Kombucha. I usually don’t buy bottled drinks, since they tend to be loaded with sugar and chemicals (except for Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink which is even more strange). What’s Kombucha? Kombucha is made by fermenting tea and sugar […]

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