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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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Hooray for Butter! Saturated Fat Vindicated

I. LOVE. BUTTER. Finally! The fact that our society’s bias agains saturated fat was all based on bad science (and lots of marketing dollars from the food industry) is finally making it into the mainstream. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Nina Teicholz called The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease. It lays out in the open how bad science in the 1950s led to the original recommendations to avoid saturated fat. Big food…
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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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Fat Is the New Healthy

To be clear, I”m not saying that being overweight is the new healthy, but rather eating the right fats is definitely the only way to truly achieve and sustain health. Two articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola in the past two days have been all about fats: How a Ketogenic Diet May be The Key to Cancer Recovery Low Fat Diet Causes More Heart Disease The first article highlights the work by Drs. Seyfried, Hatfield and D’Agostino.  Three of the leaders in…
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The Sugar Roller Coaster: Why You Feel Like a Sugar/Carb Junkie

Take these everyday situations… #1 You’re at work and here comes your coworker with home-baked brownies that just look amazing! It doesn’t really matter that you’re not really hungry, or that the brownie you chose is the size of your face… you just go for it. #2 You’re at a restaurant. You’ve placed your order and are excited about your meal, then the bread basket comes and even though you know your meal will be great, you just HAVE to…
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Do You Have A Sugar Issue?

Here are some startling statistics:   In 1700, the average American consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per year. In 1800, the average American consumed about 18 lbs of sugar per year. In 1900, individual consumption was about 90 lbs of sugar per year. In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume ONE HALF POUND of sugar PER DAY- that’s a whopping 180 lbs per year! Are you in that 50%? How is it possible for us to…
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