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There seems to be so much conflicting advice on what to eat and what to avoid.  You try to make healthy choices, roam the grocery store aisles, dazed and confused by all the pretty packaging…all-natural, light, fortified, wholesome, organic.  What do they all mean, and more importantly, do they translate to “healthy?”
 

100 % NATURAL:

This is the most ambiguous term of all, with no Federal Regulation around its use. Many of the products labeled “natural” are actually made from genetically modified organisms.

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 18:45

My hubby is addicted to chocolate. It’s his one vice, and as far as questionable habits go, this one is agreeably pretty mild. Nonetheless, in an effort to help him feel better about his addiction, I set out to learn whether something so tasty could actually be GOOD for him. Studies prove the answer is a resounding yes!

CACAO

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 19:45

Each day is a new beginning, filled with endless potential. The time after waking up, but before connecting with daily demands is a magical space in your day that can change everything for the better! Are you someone that wakes up and reaches for your cell phone to check email or status updates before you have greeted the day? If so, an alternative start to your day may be just the shift you need to bring more peace and even more productivity to your days.

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 13:45

Could stress, boredom, or self-pity be sabotaging your health and your ability to fit into your skinny jeans?

What is emotional eating?

Ever find yourself eating a whole plate of chocolate chip cookies, when you only meant to have one? Or downing a basket of chips and guacamole with your margarita, even though you weren’t hungry when you went to happy hour? Have you been surprised to find the bowl of popcorn you were munching on while you watched TV mysteriously empty, even though you ate your dinner just before you plopped down on the couch?

Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 20:30

The pretty summer fruits are gone and the weather has gotten frosty.  I know it makes you feel like eating comfort food by the fire.  Just because the chunky sweaters will cover that muffin top, there is no reason to fall off the healthy eating wagon.  There are plenty of tasty choices available in the winter.

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 08:45
It’s been over a week since you made your resolutions. You have been eating salads with your dinner, going to the gym, and you hid your credit card in your sock drawer. Congratulations on taking the first steps! But if you want to turn your resolutions into habits which will help you achieve your goals, read on to learn some tips…
 
BE SPECIFIC
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 11:15
The "honey" I slathered all over my peanut butter and banana sandwiches as a kid, was actually high fructose corn syrup in a cute plastic bear.  I'm pretty sure that was the start of the bad rep honey has earned. In reality honey is one of our great nutrient dense, healing, antioxidant rich super-foods!
 
Enjoy this delicious nectar to fight off colds and infections, add extra minerals to your diet, improve your skin texture or heal wounds. 
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 17:15

If you find yourself meandering the fruit and veggie aisle of your supermarket, you are on the right track for making healthy choices! The next step is understanding how to tell if your produce is conventional (covered in pesticides), certified organic (pure) or genetically modified (part of a science experiment). Most healthy foods tell their story right on the outside of the package with a USDA seal or NON GMO Project symbol. However, fruits and vegetables are left naked with only a small sticker to tell you what you need to know.

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 15:15
Champagne, chocolate, puff pastries, and cheese platters . . . what other reasons do you need to take on a juice cleanse this January!? We all feel it. A cleanse is in order, but it is important to know that all of those extra holiday indulgences may increase the detoxifying effects during your New Year's cleanse.  While drawing out impurities to remove toxins is one of the goals of a great juice cleanse, mobilizing these toxins in your blood can cause headaches, fatigue, nausea, or bloating.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 17:30

Believe it or not, cheating responsibly on your diet can be the thing that saves it.

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