Swap Out your Sunscreen! “Food” Swap Project #4

Happy Friday! I hope you have an exciting – or relaxing – long weekend ahead. Ready to hit the beach? Do you have sunscreen handy? No one wants to leave the great day at the shore looking like a lobster! So, a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Being a melanoma survivor, […]

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Have your Pasta and Eat It, too! Food Swap Project #3

“Bubble, bubble, pasta pot, Boil me some pasta, nice and hot, I’m hungry and it’s time to sup, Boil enough pasta to fill me up.” -sang by Strega Nona, a fictional character, in Tomie DePaola’s picture book of the same name Do you remember that children’s book series? Strega Nona would sing to her pasta […]

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Pink your Drinks for Mother’s Day: Food Swap Project #2

We all know we need to eat all the colors of the rainbow, and yes, we can blend all those colors into soups, juices, and smoothies. BUT many of us just don’t have time to make our own, right? That’s why today, I have a way you can sneak a certain, powerful color into your […]

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Welcome to the Food Swap Project! Let’s Talk Tortilla Chips.

Welcome to Food Swap Friday! I’ll be showing you how to swap out your favorite, not so good for you foods, for better, healthier alternatives that your whole family will love. Whether you’re an “anything goes” type of eater, or you have one or more food allergies/sensitivities, or you’re totally into a grain free, Paleo-like lifestyle, […]

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Bad, Better, Best: How to Make Informed Choices for a Healthier Life and Planet

Now that spring is here, are you ready to upgrade your food choices, one item at a time? I’ll be heading into various supermarkets, and showing you how to trade up questionable food choices for better ones. It’s time to bring quality back into the food equation again, and choose the foods that will enable […]

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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

© iStock.com/jgroup Do you go from diet to diet, jumping on the latest health bandwagon all the time? As the hare, you get off to a quick start, but run out of gas before the finish line. You have “shiny object” syndrome, and hop from one one-size-fits-all approach to the next, before you see any […]

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Feel like you’re dodging potholes?

Here in New York, extreme temperature fluctuations and weather patterns have caused the highways to become flooded with potholes. There are so many that it’s not easy to avoid them! Hit too many and you’re sure to be left, stuck out in the cold, with a flat tire. Or, there might be some other kind […]

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Detox Soup for Warmth & Weight Loss!

I hope your new year has gotten off to a great start! What are your priorities for 2015? Just about any goal you set will affect your health, as our emotions are intricately tied to our overall wellness. It’s easy to set them, but not always so easy to follow through and make them happen, […]

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What is your body hungry for? Part 4

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season, and that your 2015 is off to a great start. It’s been a while since I’ve written a post. I was busy, and I’m sure you were busy as well. Even still, I hope you found time to reflect on the best of 2014, […]

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What is your body hungry for? Part 3

We drink them. We breathe them in. We eat them. We touch them. We hold them inside. Our bodies are crying out for us to release them! From food additives to pesticides to heavy metals to EMFs to negative emotions and external stressors, we are inundated with a wide variety of toxins on a daily […]

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