TURKEY TIPS: FROM DRY TO DELISH!

With Thanksgiving only days away, you’ve likely got all the basics done;  guests have sent in their RSVPs, the menu is all planned out and you’re preparing to get into the fun bit: the cooking! And while veggie sides ( and desserts, if you’re making them) may feel foul-proof, tried and true, for many, there […]

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HOW TO DRINK YOUR DAILY BROTH

For many, a daily broth is a regular part of the diet.    No sooner would they skip drinking enough water than miss getting their dose of gut healing amino acids, gut sealing gelatin and collagen to reduce inflammation. But what about folks who are just learning about all its many benefits? What’s the easiest […]

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Chocolate + Roses: Sourcing Matters

Something special you’d receive on your birthday or anniversary? A go-to gift idea for anyone? Or maybe something you’d purchase for yourself as the perfect pick-me-up? All of the above may be true; but the two have a lot more in common than being lovely tokens of love and affection: they’re two products that, when […]

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CAVITIES AND YOUR GUT

How whites are your pearly whites?   Were your teeth naturally straight, or did you need braces?  Is your mouth the picture of perfect oral health?   Or something a tad far from it? We all know the basics; don’t eat too much sugar (or better yet, any!) / refined carbohydrate, brush and floss regularly and see […]

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Erythritol: What is it, and is it a Healthy Choice?

If you’re following a Keto diet, a Paleo Diet or any diet, chances are strong that you’ve come across a number of low-carb or no sugar added products containing erythritol. What exactly is it, and is it truly a healthy option? Ann organic compound, erythritol is a sugar alcohol used as a food additive and […]

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Ashwaganda: Helpful or Hype?

Aside from being a trendy ingredient in anything from coffee substitutes to energy bars, Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurveda, a traditional form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles of natural healing (1). Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha or winter cherry, is an evergreen shrub in the Solanaceae or nightshade family that […]

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Freedom with Food: Everything in Moderation?

Yes… but After You’ve Done the Work You’ve heard it before: ‘Diets don’t work; the best bet is to have everything you want in moderation’. Pardon? If you’re like me at all, being on yet one more diet is not your first rodeo. I began my own foray into the world of diets around age […]

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Raising Vegan Children: Healthy or Harmful?

It’s Earth Day and chances are you’ve considered how what goes on your plate, today of all days, may affect our planet. How many times have you heard: “Eating meat is bad for the planet”  or “Eating meat is connected to a plethora of health conditions”? There is even a campaign entitled “Go Vegan for the […]

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Birth Control Pills + Hashimoto’s

For many women, taking an oral contraceptive makes sense. They allow a cycle to be regulated, can reduce PMS symptoms and of course, prevent pregnancy. But are there any downsides? Beyond the warnings in the small print that we may tend to overlook, the rare but serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots, […]

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