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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

Gratitude: 3 Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself

When asked what you are most thankful for, what do you say? Regardless of your situation, the list of things to be grateful for is long if you are willing to look: health, ability to earn income, food on the table, a place to live, a car to drive and the list goes on. 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

Helpful Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties

Holiday parties are fun and festive, but they can also derail your healthy lifestyle. High-calorie drinks, unhealthy fats, sugary desserts, and mindless snacking are some of the traps that are easy to fall into when you are celebrating the season with your friends and coworkers.… Read Full Article

5 Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime in the United States, and 40,000 women will die this year from the disease.… Read Full Article

4 Reasons to Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market

Summer is in full swing, and that means that there are many seasonal crops ready for harvest. We all know that it is important to include fresh fruits and vegetables into our diet, and there is no more delicious way to do that than to eat these foods in peak season.… 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

Juicing for Health

January is a fresh start to a new year and 2014 is well underway!  Whatever your goals and ambitions are for the coming months, your health should be one of your top priorities.  Health and wellness goes beyond weight loss; it’s a lifestyle that incorporates healthy habits. … Read Full Article

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