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Mango Ginger Stir-Fry (Dinner in 30 minutes!)

 What's your biggest challenge to eating healthfully?  I hear from a lot of my clients lately that time is the big one. Many say they are happy to eat healthy food – if only it would just appear all by itself. Can you relate?   If you can budget in 30 minutes for cooking, there are a lot of delicious whole food dinners you can make.  A really good stir-fry is a frequent fast meal in our house.  It’s a great way to get a rainbow of colorful, antioxidant-rich veggies in a one-pot dinner.  Here’s a colorful stir-fry I’ve been enjoying lately. Read More

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Blueberry Coconut Surprise (The perfect 3-minute snack or treat!)

Sometimes you just need a treat.    That's fast.  And scrumptious. Decadent, and also healthy.    I have been loving this snack this month.  It takes all of three minutes to prepare and is so rich and flavorful.  Read More

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Home Cleaning with Healthier Products

Today, let’s make some clean swaps with household cleaning products.   Many home cleaning products contain brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated chemicals, both of which disrupt thyroid function and cause a host of other health problems.   Many contain fragrance, which, as we’ve learned, is made up of hundreds of untested chemicals, including phthalates which are hormone disruptors. Fragrance is one of the top five allergens in the world.   And there are many other harmful chemicals in standard cleaning products. Just walk down the cleaning aisle in a regular grocery store and your body will tell you this isn't a place to hang out, put your feet up, and meditate. Read More

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The Best Ways to Purify Indoor Air

Did you know that indoor air can contain more toxic chemicals than outdoor air? Have you ever brought home a new carpet, opened a new vinyl shower curtain, gotten a new mattress for your bed, or opened a package of kids’ pajamas and the first thing you notice is the release of toxins into the air? Read More

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Ingredients to avoid in personal care products and household cleaning products, and why this is so important.  

Chemicals that may be linked to cancer, hormone disruption, allergies, respiratory problems, thyroid conditions, and more are found in many skin care and household products.   Here is a list of the top ingredients to avoid and why. Read More

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Safe and Healthy Beauty and Personal Care Products

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.   Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? Is that crazy, or what? Read More

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Clean Swap: Kitchen equipment, utensils, and food

Today let's take a peek into your kitchen cabinets and drawers and see what’s there. One thing to be mindful of in the kitchen is what we call endocrine disruptors.  Read More

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Pharmaceuticals in your drinking water?

Water is our most essential nutrient, responsible for the transport of oxygen & nutrients into and out of our cells. Water is also essential for the transport of waste (including many toxins) out of the body. We are actually made up of 60% water, and we need to drink lots of it to keep us humming and thriving all day long. Have you thought much about the quality of water the water you drink? Read More

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Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto on Sweet Potato Toasts (dairy-free)

Pesto is fast, easy, and nutritious. But you don't need to wait for summer when basil is in season.  I love to make it all year long with whatever greens are in season. I make pesto with arugula, parsley, or dandelion greens.  This one is made with dandelion greens which are one of the best foods to eat in the Spring time to support your liver. Bitter greens like dandelion, arugula, and parsley are all great for supporting your liver to filter toxins from your body.  Read More

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Jicama Citrus Salad

Almost 20 years ago I dated a guy who introduced me to jicama. The guy didn’t stick, but my love of jicama did. This tuber is crunchy and crisp like an apple, a little sweet, and perfect for salads.  It’s also loaded with Vitamin C and fiber and is a good source of iron and magnesium. Just peel and slice.  I made this super zesty Jicama Citrus Salad recently and loved it.  The fresh mint is amazing in it, so don't skip the mint. Read More

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