Small Steps Are Best

We are getting close to the time when most people will quit whatever resolutions they made at the beginning of January. This happens usually for 2 reasons. Either they don’t take action right away toward the goals they envision, or they try to do too much too soon and burn out after a few weeks…

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10 Reasons To Eat Ginger

1. It acts as a great digestion aid. 2. Studies suggest it is beneficial against cancer cells. 3. It has powerful anti-inflammatory action in the body. 4. It helps coughs by encouraging the release of mucus. 5. It lowers blood pressure and promotes healthy circulation. 6. It has a natural warming effect and helps warm…

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Healthwashing

What is Healthwashing? It is a phenomenon practiced more and more by food and product companies as people move their concern and their dollars toward preventative health and away from unhealthy products. The Healthwashing Wall of Shame provides this definition: Healthwashing is a term used to describe the activities of companies and groups that position…

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Juice Cleanse: Yes or No?

I get a lot of questions about juice cleanses. Should we do them? For most people, the answer is no. Here’s why: 1. They are exorbitantly expensive.  I’ve seen juice “cleanses” for up to $100 a day. Are you kidding me??? I can buy enough ORGANIC fruits and vegetables to last a MONTH for $100.…

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Paleo Marketing

The Paleo Diet.  Oh so trendy.  It sounds great in theory:  we should all eat what our ancestors and cavemen ate 10,000 years ago. Realities: 1)  If your version of the Paleo Diet basically means eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats, great.  That’s healthy.  However, that is not a “diet”, it’s just a…

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Aspartame – What You Don’t Know

Aspartame is a controversial sugar substitute.  Here are some basics you may not know about aspartame: It is a man-made chemical that passes through the GI tract unchanged. It cannot be metabolized in the mouth. It can be used in food products without FDA approval. It decreases pH drastically, creating an acidic environment. It is…

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