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Why What’s in Your Supplement Matters…

Why What’s in Your Supplement Matters…

We have a deeply symbiotic relationship with food.  Our digestive tracts have learned, over thousands and thousands of years, how to extract nutrients from the plants and animals in our environment.  And we do a really amazing job of translating raw...

Top Ten Foods for Protecting Your Skin this Summer

Top Ten Foods for Protecting Your Skin this Summer

When we talk about "feeding" our skin, most of us think of creams and lotions - but what we eat has a huge impact on the health of our skin.  It's easy to forget that our skin is a living, breathing organ!  In fact, it's the biggest organ we have, and we...

Be Nice to Your Feet

Be Nice to Your Feet

Our feet are probably the most abused and unloved parts of the human body. And yet... we are sooo dependent on them for practically everything we do. Giving your feet a little love and a healthy environment is a strategy that will pay you back a...

Short-Circuiting Fear

Short-Circuiting Fear

We are hard-wired for fear. This is very old behavior, and it's protective. As a species, we have very poor defenses! That's why we've developed our brains and become super predators. But we still have the ancient protective wiring in the brain stem. Here's what...

What’s Your Manicure Hiding From You?

What’s Your Manicure Hiding From You?

Vital information about the state of your health is literally at the tips of your fingers!  The state of your nails can reveal dietary deficiencies, circulatory problems, the toxic effects of stress or exposure to chemicals, and even the state of your emotional...

The Knack of the Nap

The Knack of the Nap

The concept of the Power Nap has been kicking around for quite a while.  Anyone who’s felt the benefits of a refreshing nap can testify to how energizing it can be.   But a nap can also leave you feeling groggy and disoriented.  How can we hit that sweet...

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is our body’s repair time, so compromised sleep is a significant health risk.  If you are having trouble sleeping, identifying the cause is the very first step.  The mechanical factors are easier to deal with, so let’s start there. How old is your mattress? If...

Recipes

Onions Take a Starring Role

We tend to think of onions as an ingredient — but rarely give it a starring role on the plate.  Steam-baking brings out the sweetness in this phenomenal root vegetable, which is so beneficial for our health in general.  Anti-microbial, great for the heart,...

Radishes for the Rest of Us

I have always liked the idea of radishes more than the fact of radishes.  They look so colorful in salads, and they're so good for us... but I'm a sweet tooth girl, and I just never really warmed up to radishes of any variety. Until this technique crossed...

Bitters & Beets

I love this kind of combination of contrasts: crunchy, smooth, rich, light, sweet, not-sweet - this salad has it all working, and the result is just fantastic.The ingredient proportions will vary, depending on how many people you are feeding, but you won't...

The Best (and Easiest!) Summer Drink Ever

I always like to start the day with lemon water, because it's so helpful for the liver and it tastes great.  In the summer, though, I'll drink it all day long.There are a lot of variations on this, so you can play around with it.  Here's my basic...

Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Don't want to waste the coals in your grill after you've cooked some barbecue?  Here's a way to put that heat to good use.Directions:1. Wash your beans and place them on a large square of aluminum foil.  Top with the cut-up rind of half a lemon—use one...

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

One of the pleasures of the summer is gathering outside in the evening, and eating freshly cooked fresh food.  Regardless of the season, I like my plate to be about 60% vegetables, and summer makes that really easy.  But there is definitely a place for...

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