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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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October: Ebola & Breast Cancer

It’s the end of October and from a health perspective we can safely say that this month has been about breast cancer “awareness” and Ebola. And I am sad to report that I am not happy with the way either of them are addressed in the media.  Actually, I am not happy about the main message that seems to be central to each of these stories. When it comes to what you hear about Ebola and Breast Cancer “Awareness” in…
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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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The top 12 chemicals you need to avoid

… and they’re in your everyday life! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I frequently talk about detoxification. My Four-Week Detox program is a core of the work that I do because it was a fundamental part of my own healing journey; and being on my 8th year of facilitating detox programs, I see how fundamental it can be for everyone’s healing. A question I often get is this: “is a detox really necessary?…
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Lymph Drainage for Immunity and Cancer Prevention

Maintaining proper lymph flow is essential for good health, strong immunity, detoxification and cancer prevention. However, despite its importance, we know very little about our lymphatic system and how to support it.  I’ll try to keep this as simple as possible. What is Lymph? Let’s start with blood which is ultimately where lymph comes from.  Your blood capillaries reach cells but they don’t directly connect with them.  Instead, the blood capillaries allow blood plasma (which is a clear liquid where…
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What Is Healthy Sugar?

Now that we’re finally waking up to the fact that fats have been demonized at the expense of our health, could we be jumping into doing the same to sugar? Is there such a thing as a necessary amount of sugar or is it truly that bad? Let’s avoid the typical “sugar” conversation and assume that you know that refined sugar is not good for you. Refined sugar is usually consumed in sodas, candy, desserts, ice cream, etc. Instead, let’s focus…
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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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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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Do you know how to never get the flu?

On Stowe Pinnacle

I never get the flu.  Perhaps I have to thank my mother for that. Since I was a little girl, I heard her say countless times, “Morella never gets sick.” So I don’t. The truth is that I can’t remember the last time I got really sick. You know, being truly out of commission:   run down for days, headache, body aches, fever, runny nose, coughing and congestion, etc.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I was wiped out…
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