Five Fall Foods to Foster Immunity AND Beauty!

Autumn is a particularly important time to consume “seasonal and local nutrients”. It is the time of year when our bodies begin to slow down and build up immunity for the oncoming winter. Foods symbolic of autumn help us build immunity, strength and gently detoxify. Additionally, these foods are high in specific nutrients such as Vitamin C and Beta-carotene that not only support immunity but also enhance the health of our skin and hair and prevent premature aging and wrinkles. It is perfect time for these fortifying AND beautifying nutrients after a summer of longer hours of sun exposure and […]

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The ONE Simple Sign You are Brewing Inflammation & Dis-ease

I’ve spent a lot of time the past year and half in medical clinics where there are serious illnesses from cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s. What all of these conditions have in common is the single (ever increasing) issue of “inflammation”. In leiu of this, I have become even more obsessed with the ONE physical sign on (and in) your body that inflammation is brewing. I have studied inflammation for years having had Lyme Disease. Harnessing inflammation was key to harnessing the disease and it was pivotal in my recovery. When I learned about my father’s cancer last […]

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Are Phthalates Making You Fat, Foggy and Fatigued?

Ever drank out of a plastic water bottle? Ever heated your food in a plastic container? It is not breaking news that plastic has become an environmental hazard.  Plastics are filling our oceans, rivers, backing up landfill areas and contaminating wildlife. It is no secret that plastics have become ever present in modern times.  It is more than obvious that plastics pose a monumental threat to our environment from land, air to sea.  Not to get even more depressing, but to be honest they are also impacting YOU! However, this is not your fault.  We were not warned when the […]

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Agave Syrup – A Healthy Fad Gone BAD!

The pursuit of healthy sweets for my Valentine leads me to a very discouraging discovery of yet another healthy fad gone BAD!!! The revered Agave Syrup is really just High Fructose Cactus Syrup. While thinking about sweets for my sweetie this Valentines Day I began looking at what kind of sweetener I was going to use in my straight from the heart, homemade, yummy chocolate treats.    I want the best for my sweetie.  He loves chocolate but there will be NO “refined” sugar or “natural and raw” sugar for this man.  “Refined” and yes, “natural and raw”  sugar are toxic […]

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My Burning Question

That’s what I called it last night.  I was so nervous.  Heart pounding.  What would they think?  I was attending a class where the week before I was sitting under Compact Fluorescent Lights for 3 hours.  My body burned the whole time and I wanted to crawl out of my skin.  I went home with a brutal headache, and my bones and flesh felt like they were on fire.  I had to complete this course, but I didn’t know how to remedy this situation.   I had to tell the instructor that I couldn’t do the class in that building with […]

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Essential Tips to stay Healthy During the Los Angeles Wildfires

The Los Angeles Wildfires of Southern California have been blazing now for days, thus resulting in a dark blanket of smoke over an already pollution challenged region.   This results in not only increased toxins from the fires, but also trapping in and increasing the level of existing pollution, as well as  decreasing the amount of oxygen in the air.   Smoke absorbs oxygen. So the result – 1) more toxins 2) Less oxygen This may increase your level of feeling tired, stressed and toxic.  This is a CRUCIAL time to Get Nourished! Add: WATER!!! Drink at least TEN  8oz […]

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