February’s Recipe and Health Tip!

The vibrant colors of the fall produce supply a healthy kind of eye candy this time of the year. Pumpkins get their color from carotenoids, and even white pumpkins have orange flesh. Did you know pumpkins are actually a fruit? High in protein and fiber, pumpkins are also a rich source of vitamins A and […]

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Recipe of the month!

I know this month a lot of you out there are getting sick with colds and sinus issues…..Try this recipe to help your cold and sinus issues Immune Support Tea: Next time you are feeling down and out curl up with a blanket and a mug of this delicious, potent brew. It will encourage mild rise in […]

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Cosmetic Health

How safe are the ingredients you are putting on your skin? We study health and make good food choices that nourish our body from the inside out, but how about the things we are using topically that our bodies absorb from the outside in?  Most people don’t realize it, but the American government doesn’t require […]

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Your Gallbladder

Your Gallbladder

Your Gallbladder – what is it and where is it located? Your gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that stores and concentrates bile.  Located behind your liver on the right side of your rib cage, it hits up against the under surface of your liver and is approximately 3 to 4 inches long and about […]

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Holiday Temptations

Holiday Temptations

The holidays are upon us!  How will YOU resist the temptation that comes with the season? Here are a few helpful tips. Drink lots of water.  It will hydrate you and keep you feeling full longer. Plan time for exercise.  Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevents weight gain. Assess party buffets before filling your […]

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Just in time for the weekend!

Just in time for the weekend!

Alcohol and it’s effects on the body Who doesn’t enjoy a friend’s summer BBQ, girl’s night out, a birthday celebration, a holiday party or relaxing with a nice glass of wine?  We all do!  And well… sometimes all that fun socializing leaves us feeling not so hot the next day.  What causes that yucky hangover?  […]

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Fall is here!

Fall is here!

It may not feel like it just yet, but Fall is in the air! September 22nd marked the first day of Fall this year and I am really excited about all the beautiful fall produce that’s hitting local markets.  Squashes, pumpkins, cabbages and root vegetables are here to stay for the season and there are so […]

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Cleansing - Know the facts

Cleansing – Know the facts

Cleansing – Beneficial or not and how often?  On talk shows and in magazines, we get inundated with stars championing cleanses.  These detox diets they promote promise to help you shed 20 pounds in two weeks.  Unfortunately, rapid weight loss can deprive your body of crucial nutrients and calories, forcing your body into starvation mode. […]

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Organic vs. Non Organic + What you need to know...

Organic vs. Non Organic + What you need to know…

Organic vs. Non Organic Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now abundant in most supermarkets.  And lucky us, we also have a plethora of health food stores here in southern California – Whole Foods, Mother’s Market, Sprouts and Henry’s, to name a few.  Consequently, this has created a bit of a […]

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The truth about Diabetes + tips for prevention

The truth about Diabetes + tips for prevention

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes. Risk Factors Weight Fat distribution Inactivity Family History Race Age Complications: Heart disease and stroke High blood pressure Blindness Kidney disease Nervous system disease (Neuropathy) Amputation Skin & mouth conditions Osteoporosis Alzheimer’s disease Tips for prevention: […]

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