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April 25th, 2017

Wait…what? You can…vape…Vitamin B12? Like…vape?

 

When I first heard about this new product idea, I was…unsure, shall we say. I wondered if it was hype or smoke and mirrors (see what I did there?) or if this was the real deal.

 

So I asked my own personal B12 doc (he’s not really only my doc, but I like to think of him that way…my own B12 “fixer” as it were), Dr. Bill Caradonna (an expert on the subject of Vitamin B12) and I was thrilled with his response.

 

Let me explain. I discovered the joy (and necessity) of Vitamin B12 injections after a brain...

April 18th, 2017

It’s Don’t Fry Day, but it’s not what you think. This is “take care of your skin” day. As Memorial Day weekend is on us and we unofficially kick off the lazy days of summer, think of your precious skin as you head outside to play…and use these tricks to keep glowing from now til Labor Day:

 

If you drink a lot of coffee, try green tea now and then. Coffee is great (I adore espresso, truly…) but it can dehydrate us leaving our skin looking…dry and sallow.

 

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet that’s rich in whole grains, lots and lots of veggies, beans and good quality...

April 18th, 2017

It’s May and the height of spring. We’ve done the cleaning, decluttered our lives and now it’s time to refresh our fitness routines.

 

How?

 

Get outside and play!

 

If you’re accustomed to training in a gym, try moving your workout out of doors once a week. Sweating in fresh air, in highly oxygenated air makes for more than a workout…being outdoors helps us manage stress, super-charge our energy and boosts immune function in ways you can only imagine. Could it be the boost in Vitamin D? The reduction of cortisol from being in nature? More oxygen? Maybe...

April 18th, 2017

People ask me this question all the time: “what are the ten essential ingredients for a healthy pantry?”

 

In my view, there’s a lot more than ten things, but let’s start with my top ten and you can build on it as you feel better, cook more and life a healthier life.

 

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April 18th, 2017

Arthritis and its associated aches and pains plague the lives of millions of people in this country…and the world. New statistics tell us that one in five American adults have been diagnosed with this painful modern plague. And with more than 100 types of arthritis, there are a lot of ways to suffer, the most common being osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout.

 

While arthritis takes a huge toll as we age, it’s not just an ailment of the elderly. Statistics reveal that around 65% of people with some form of arthritis are under the age of 65. This...

April 18th, 2017

Who doesn’t love a sandwich for lunch? But sometimes the bread and the filling can leave us feeling like we’ve been stuffed like an over-filled pita!

 

Let’s lighten up our sandwiches so we can continue to enjoy them as the days warm and we want to feel light and fresh! Here are two ideas I just love. How about you?

 

Roasted Strawberry Toast

Some of us just can’t get our heads around a savory breakfast like soft porridge and greens, but we do want to feel nourished by more than a smoothie, right? I love this quick treat in...

April 18th, 2017

In the spring, we all talk about giving our homes a ‘facelift.’ We clean closets, wash windows, de-clutter and get rid of the ‘cobwebs’ of winter.

 

But what if you could rejuvenate and refresh your very real face with some simple tweaks to your food choices? Can you really get a facelift from what’s in your fridge?

 

“If you do nothing else but change your food choices, you can radically alter your appearance in as little as three days. And, the longer you stay on what I call an 'anti-inflammatory diet,' the better you will look and feel.” –Nicholas Perricone, MD...

April 18th, 2017

I am always inspired by my travels in and around Italy…all of the Med, really, but Italy is where my heart lives. I feel my best there, the most natural, the most…me.

 

In America, Italian food has the reputation of being heavy, oily and smothered in cheese…and nothing could be further from the truth. Italian cuisine is light, seasonal and fresh in many cases. And while they do eat meat and cheese (okay, nobody’s perfect…), they usually match these heavy foods with lots of veggies and whole grains.

 

So when I read that chefs are “lightening up” Italian food, I...

March 10th, 2017

Obesity, lethargy and lifestyle diseases are almost inevitable or so it seems. With our notorious health-stealing American diet of fast junk food, frozen meals and convenience foods, not to mention the ever-growing threat of environmental toxins. Add to that our sedentary lifestyle practices and it’s no wonder so many of us struggle.

 

Now you’re thinking, “Well isn’t she a ray of sunshine?” There’s hope and it comes in the form of a humble spice.

 

Turmeric is an ancient and incredibly healing golden spice has begun to throw its weight around in modern studies...

March 8th, 2017

Spring has sprung, but have you? Are you ready to bare your skin to the warmth of the sun? Are you radiant, glowing? Or do you need a wee bit of help to face the lazy, crazy days of summer?

 

Well, here you go. In three days, you’ll be glowing with health and wellness and well on your way to a most gorgeous spring and summer. Remember for these 3 days, eat the same menu, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

But that’s not all. For the month of April, to help you re-boot and spring gloriously into warm weather, I’ll be posting a tip or technique, recipe or idea each and...