True or false? Organic fruits and vegetables don’t need to be washed. According to my husband, the answer is true. But he would be...WRONG! All produce should be properly cleaned if you want to consume vitamins and minerals, not dirt and contaminants. And that’s why I love this easy pesticide, bacteria and dirt removal spray. I’ll let you in on a secret. I don’t buy all my produce organic. I … [Read more...] about Pesticide, Bacteria and Dirt Removal DIY Spray for Fruits & Vegetables
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A healthy salad doesn’t have to mean a boring salad. Lots of people I work with love salads. But they get bummed out when taking out their “fun: ingredients. Hold the blue cheese? No crumbled bacon? Remove the candied pecans? I mean, where's the fun in that? But a healthy salad doesn’t have to mean boring. So first, let’s start with the basics. A healthy salad and a ho-hum one start in the … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Healthy Salad Not Suck
It all starts with healthy collagen. The collagen in our skin is what keeps it looking bright, smooth and young. And as collagen proteins begin to break down, our skin starts to wrinkle and look tired. While we can’t avoid this from happening forever, we sure as hell can delay the onset. The choices we make now will affect our collagen and our skin for years to come. So make good choices and reap … [Read more...] about 7 Natural Ways To Keep Your Skin Young
You get it. A healthier lifestyle is a commendable aspiration that will provide benefits for years to come. But change can be overwhelming and you’re not an all or nothing kind of person. So how do you make baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle without feeling like you’re going loco? Take it nice and slow. It’s better to make a few small changes and stick with them than go full-force … [Read more...] about Baby Steps To A Healthier Lifestyle
Think about the word diet When most people think of the word diet, they think of it is as meaning restriction. Not me though. I think of it as creating balance. And this little lingual disagreement has far-reaching consequences. Because restriction sets you up to try and lose weight in a way that is completely wrong. Now, I’m pretty bad with balance. Ask me to do a handstand and I won’t stay … [Read more...] about Surprise! The Crazy Reason For Your Weight Loss Plateau!
A lot of times I’ll have the best of intentions in eating healthy. But then I’ll be scheduled to be on the westside in the morning, with too little time to get to the Valley by mid-day. And don’t even talk to me about sitting down for a formal lunch. It ain’t gonna happen. And all of a sudden, my super duper healthy intentions seem like a unicorn filled fantasy. But I never despair. I just bring a … [Read more...] about Superfoods: a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant reboot
The Power of Your Gut People are often unaware of the power of their gut. And just to be clear, this means your digestive organs like your stomach, your small intestine and your large intestine. Because how your food gets digested determines the nutrients available to nourish the body. It determines whether you're inflamed and sickly or vibrant and healthy. In fact, the digestive system is … [Read more...] about Your Gut is Where Your Health Transformation Begins
You know that fancy skin cream you bought at $50 a bottle? Well, it can't really do its job on its own. It is dependent on your diet. Because to be truly beautiful and glowing, your beauty regimen must start on the inside. What you eat can age or preserve your youthful qualities. And the impact of your diet is much more powerful than anything that comes in a bottle. The foods you eat actually … [Read more...] about Nutrients That Make Your Skin Glow!
Ok, I'm probably not blowing your mind by telling you that fiber is an integral part of your diet. Yet there's probably a lot you DON”T know about fiber. And your need for it in the diet goes way beyond “old people” and prunes. Adequate intake can make you healthier, skinnier and stronger at any age! The first thing I learned in my early days of dieting was to add lots of vegetables to my diet. … [Read more...] about Fiber: A Key Ingredient For Weight Loss
Detox has become a trendy catch phrase. But detoxification is serious business. And given that we are eating, absorbing and breathing many more toxins that any other generation in history, we all need a little help with detoxification. Toxic build-up can cause inflammation, depression, allergies, weight gain and serious illnesses. So implementing ways to detox daily is essential for good … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Detox Daily