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The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Organic Raw Green Avocados Sliced in HalfWhat is the Dirty Dozen?

The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of the top 12 conventionally grown fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides.  The list is published yearly by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that brings awareness to (among other things) levels of toxicity in our environment, including our food.Read Full Article

Starting the Year Right: Taking Care of You in 2016

The celebration of New Years is an exciting time; it is a chance to reflect back on the previous year’s Woman Suffering From Stomach Acheaccomplishments, plan for the future, and for many it is the perfect time to “wipe the slate clean” and begin with a fresh set of healthier habits.… Read Full Article

Glorious Foods of Fall

As we welcome this beloved season, we say goodbye to the long and steamy days of summer full of cook-outs, beach volleyball and flip-flops. We pack away our light and breezy wardrobe, and we say hello to scarves, football, autumn leaves and pumpkin flavored everything.… Read Full Article

Buy and Eat Local

One of the best parts of the Spring season are the seasonal fruits and vegetables that begin to sprout up!  Local farmers markets are starting to open and offer a variety of produce items for you take advantage of! There are countless reasons why you should consider purchasing your fruits and veggies from these local markets. … Read Full Article

Clean Eating Health Benefits

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What you eat really does have an affect on how you feel. Here are some facts to keep in mind and keep you motivated to continue a clean diet all year long!

  • Clean eating makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of several diseases.
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Spring Juicing continued….

The Cleanse!

This juice cleanse consists of drinking six juices every 2-3 hours.  The “green juice” you will drink twice.  It is suggested to drink them in this order:

  1. Green Juice
  2. Spicy Lemon Juice
  3. Carrot Juice
  4. Beet Juice
  5. Green Juice
  6. Cashew Milk

 

You can drink water, lemon water or decaffeinated and unsweetened teas in between to keep you hydrated. … Read Full Article

Spring Juicing

Spring cleaning includes cleaning up your diet to get a fresh, healthy start to the season!  One way to kick start your healthier lifestyle is a short, 3-day juicing program to cleanse and improve the overall functioning of your body.  You may find the idea of juicing intimidating or too complicated, but properly preparing your body and your pantry is key to a successful juicing cleanse. … Read Full Article

Nutrition and Your Bones

Many women start losing bone mass in their mid-30’s.  By the time menopause is reached, most of these women have developed osteoporosis!  A proper diet along with optimal absorption of essential nutrients is necessary in preventing and even reversing bone loss, but calcium is not the only contributing dietary factor. … Read Full Article

Constant Constipation?

Yes, you read the title right. It’s time to talk about constipation. You may find this subject well, uncomfortable, however you’ll suffer more discomfort due to the chronic constipation if you do not share with your doctor all of what is, or in this case, isn’t happening in your body. … Read Full Article

The Secret to Better Digestion

Need Better Digestion?More than $10 billion is spent annually on drugs to relieve heartburn, excess gas, bloating, and other symptoms of indigestion.  These products are designed to give temporary relief or to cover up these annoying symptoms, but they do nothing to improve your digestion. … Read Full Article