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Sweet & Savory Summer Salad

I LOVE making savory salads with sweet fruit. A fruit salad is delicious. But a savory fruit salad is spectacular! It’s unexpected and it just pops. I’ve made this salad in the past and it’s easily one of my favorite summer meals. Ingredients 2 cups water melon, cubed, seeded 1 medium cucumber, peeled, cubed 1 large tomato, cubed 1/2 cup to 1/cup black figs, cubed 1/4 cup medium onion, hair-thin slices 2 tbsp mint or basil (or both), finely sliced 1/2 tsp…
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Gazpacho!

Gazpacho is one of my favorite cooling meals to have in the middle of summer. It’s also a prime example of the incredible wisdom of nature providing exactly what we need each season. What we need at the height of summer is cooling, hydrating foods. What does the earth provide? Tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, nectarines, berries, etc… fruit that lets its watery juice drip down your face as you bite into it. There are a gazillion gazpacho recipes, but most of…
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What I Learned at the Longevity Now Conference

A week ago, I attended the Longevity Now Conference in Anaheim, California. It was a packed 3 days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, full of inspiration and information. Some of it was new for me, some of it was a refresher, but all of it renewed my passion for helping you create thriving health naturally. My top 10 personal take-aways from the conference: Recommit to a zero-sugar, low sweet carbohydrate lifestyle. Almost every speaker talked about the importance of managing blood…
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Golden Miracle Drink

Surely by now, you’ve likely heard of the many benefits of turmeric. Adding turmeric to your diet and supplements on a regular basis is a powerfully healing practice. Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s just review some of the powerful effects turmeric can have (as proven by vast amounts of research): It helps prevent and treat cancer It helps prevent cardiovascular disease It has shown to ameliorate auto-immune conditions (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease) because of its…
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Coffee good or bad?

Lately I’ve been loving my coffee. I’m on a kick of drinking a cup every morning, which is not usual for me; so I’m paying attention. I also often preach moderation with coffee so I’m curious as to what this new ‘habit’ might be about. Depending on who you ask or what you read, you may hear that caffeine is terrible for your health or you may hear that it has great health-promoting effects. To illustrate the intensity of the debate…
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Heat, Lifestyle & Inflammation

Today I want to share with you what heat and lifestyle have to do with inflammation. I was inspired by a TV show I did this weekend (I haven’t shared this with you yet, but I’ve been the host of a show called Holistically Speaking on Vermont Community Access Media – I’ll share that with you soon…) On the show, we were talking about cancer and the Chinese Medicine approach to cancer.  My guest, Acupuncturist Brendan Kelly, shared with me…
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What cholesterol, acne, arthritis, IBS, headaches and allergies have in common

Do you know what it is? In this video I share with you what they all share in common and I share my #1 essential to help all of these conditions.  I personally used to suffer from severe acne and allergies, and this is a basic staple in my diet and my supplement regimen.  I’ve shared this with you before but it occurred to me that it would be helpful to connect the dots on all of these seemingly very…
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GMOs in Your Cigarettes

Yuck! As if you needed additional reasons to not smoke. A Natural News Article published just yesterday shared stunning information on the fact that 90% of U.S. tobacco is genetically modified or GMO (short for Genetically Modified Organism.) You might wonder, why are they creating GMO tobacco? Part of the reason is that GMO crops are engineered to produce their own natural pesticide and also to be resistant to heavy doses of external pesticides that would otherwise kill regular plants. With…
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Happy Critters in Your Belly?

Did you know that for every cell that belongs to “you” in your body there are at least 2-3 microbes in your intestines, mouth, stomach and skin? In other words, there are more of them than than there is of you!  It’s somewhat humbling to think of ourselves as little more than a complex host, but your relationship with your traveling companions plays an enormous role in your health. In fact, some scientists believe that your unique biome (the ecosystem…
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Cholesterol: Everything You Think You Know is Wrong

These next few statements will challenge everything you thought you knew about cholesterol: Cholesterol is NOT the cause of heart disease Saturated fats and high-cholesterol foods will NOT raise your blood cholesterol Your total cholesterol number is NOT a good indicator of heart disease risk You need cholesterol in order to be healthy.  You need it for cell membranes, hormones, neurotransmitters and overall nerve function. High LDL (“bad cholesterol”) is NOT a good predictor of heart disease. You can have high or…
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