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AUGUST 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

August 08, 2017

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR KITCHEN AND YOUR HEALTH

The Tough Part -- Step 1: Pitch and Toss  If you were going to eat those last few pretzels, you would have by now. Or that last scoop of freezer-burned ice cream. Or that pumpkin pie filling from two Thanksgivings ago. Your pantry, fridge, and freezer are not repositories for forgotten foods. Start cleaning by tossing anything that’s beyond its expiration date. Next, throw away anything that’s been in a storage container all winter. And if you’re taking this time to clean up your daily diet, toss out the temptation. Remember my favorite healthy eating tip: you can’t eat it if it’s not...

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JUNE 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

June 16, 2017

Hey Man! Top Tips for Men's Health

Most of you guys know the basics of a healthy lifestyle: eat more fresh organic foods, don't smoke, exercise, and get an annual health exam. But there's more to being a healthy, desirable dude than choosing organic beef and hitting the gym a few days a week. Below are some great tips for boosting your vitality, longevity and sex appeal. Chill Out and breathe. Breathing deeply reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases energy, and improves memory and immunity. A relaxed man also has better sex. Slow down for just 10-20 minutes a few days a week: try deep, belly breathing, get outside for a walk, take a yoga class, or...

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JUNE 12, 2017

BERRY BEAUTIFUL JEANNIE

June 12, 2017

BERRY BEAUTIFUL JEANNIE

I dropped into the Kari Gran headquarters back in December to drop off some holiday goodies when Kari surprised me with a beautiful custom blended Lip Whip she had made for me. This gift wasn’t just incredibly thoughtful, it was the perfect shade of lip color that I didn’t even know I needed. To say that Kari is a very busy person would be the understatement of the year, so the fact that she took the time to create something that suited me so well was truly special. It was the gifting equivalent of meeting someone who instantly just gets...

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MAY 03, 2017

POWERFUL FOODS & HERBS FOR HORMONE HEALTH

May 03, 2017

POWERFUL FOODS & HERBS FOR HORMONE HEALTH

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) While research results are mixed around flaxseed and its ability to reduce menopausal symptoms, there are enough positive findings to support use of this nutrient-rich, high fiber seed. For many women it has made the difference between comfort and discomfort when it comes to reduction of hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings). Here are three nutrients unique to flaxseed, all of which play a role in supporting good health. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: beneficial for preventing or treating certain health conditions, including heart disease and depression. 2. Mucilage: refers to water-soluble, gel-forming fiber that can provide special support to...

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APRIL 22, 2017

SAY NO TO GMO WITH YOUR GROCERY DOLLAR

April 22, 2017

SAY NO TO GMO WITH YOUR GROCERY DOLLAR

From farmer's markets to grocery stores, here's how to shop with confidence and avoiding GMO foods: When in doubt, go organic. The USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of GMOs. Look for the Certified Organic Seal on labels for produce as well as meat, dairy, eggs, fish and all packaged foods. Look for the Non-GMO Project logo. This third-party verification means the food has been tested for GMOs. Look for the colorful butterfly and plant logo on the label. Check for a grocery chain's organic line. Some grocers, like Whole Foods have their own organic and non-GMO products. Look at the PLU Code...

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APRIL 20, 2017

REDUCE YOUR "FOODPRINT" AND SLASH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

April 20, 2017

REDUCE YOUR "FOODPRINT" AND SLASH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET

Every day, Americans throw out enough food to fill the Rose Bowl stadium! As much as 40% of edible food in the United States goes uneaten. Holy Crap, right?! That's a drain on your wallet of between $28-$43 a month and all of that uneaten, but perfectly good food doesn't just lay waste to your budget, it rots in landfills and pollutes the planet. While your virtual self is looking for spare change in that mountain of food trash, we've got good news: With a little mindfulness, there are easy ways to reduce your "foodprint" and put money back in your pocket!...

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APRIL 03, 2017

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TURMERIC LATTE

April 03, 2017

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TURMERIC LATTE

This is a delicious, soothing beverage and one of my favorites on a cold night when I want to sip something hot and rich without caffeine. It’s also great to drink when you aren’t feeling 100% or if you’re feeling stiff and achy. This traditional version of this drink (which uses black pepper and no vanilla) is called “Golden Milk” because of the golden yellow color of the main ingredient, turmeric. Turmeric is known for its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has traditionally been used to treat colds, flu, sore throats and even depression. Give it a try and let...

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JANUARY 12, 2017

COLLAGEN BOOSTING FOODS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN

January 12, 2017

COLLAGEN BOOSTING FOODS FOR YOUTHFUL SKIN

After a summer of sunshine and outdoor activities, many of my clients are concerned about damage to their skin. Many of us spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on topical creams, serums, injectables and treatments to reverse the signs of aging, but forget that our diet has a bigger impact than any of these things. The number one contributor to great skin is collagen. Once we hit our 30s, our bodies begin producing less collagen, and that trend continues as we age. Collagen helps our skin look fuller, so when we produce less collagen, our skin loses that fullness...

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NOVEMBER 22, 2016

SPILLING THE BEANS ON CAFFEINE

November 22, 2016

SPILLING THE BEANS ON CAFFEINE

Be  Kind to Your Skin…From Within!    Tip #1:  Never Have Caffeine On an Empty Stomach For years I drank my morning latte in lieu of breakfast because I was either in a hurry or just didn’t feel hungry. I didn’t realize it but my beloved morning coffee was contributing to my anxiety and insomnia and hijacking my hormones, skin and metabolism in the process. But don’t worry, coffee doesn’t have to be the enemy! Read on to learn a simple strategy for avoiding the dark side of coffee without giving up your favorite cup of dark roast goodness. One...

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NOVEMBER 04, 2016

SUPRISING NEWS ON SUGAR AND FAT

November 04, 2016

SUPRISING NEWS ON SUGAR AND FAT

With Halloween just behind us, some of us may be suffering from a sugar hangover.  I’ll confess:  I love a sweet treat.  But I also know sugar has been revealed to be one of the least healthful things we can put in our bodies.  In fact, it’s hard to think of a good reason to eat any kind of processed sugar. One of the biggest surprises for me this last year is learning that more and more medical professionals say sugar is far worse for us than saturated fat.  I say Hooray to that.  Julia Child – who never met...

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