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5 Things To Know About Chlorophyll

Have you ever heard that parsley freshens breath? Better yet, have you ever experienced that? Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants and algae, and chlorophyll is a natural deodorizer. (Anyone remember Clorets Gum? Chlorophyll was part of the proprietary breath freshening formula.) It’s abundant in leafy greens, but you can also find chlorophyll and its semi-synthetic derivative chlorophyllin available as a liquid supplement. I first bought liquid chlorophyll to help address my dogs’ terrible breath odor. It works, if you’re wondering. Then I started adding liquid chlorophyll drops to my water—not for breath freshening per […]

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5 Ways To Practice Self-Care

Since August 2015, I’ve been on a bit of a sabbatical, thanks to some complications from my celiac disease. Because my doctors requested that I stop working full-time for a year in order to heal, I’ve spent the last nine months trying to take better care of myself, destress and really choose my schedule, including self-care. I’m being very deliberate about what I do (and what I don’t do) and often, little rituals of self-care are the most important pieces to maintaining sanity. Some of them are daily rituals; others are things I make time for on a monthly basis. […]

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Immune Boosting Lemon, Cayenne and Ginger Concentrate

Immune boosting botanicals are something I try to incorporate into my daily routine, and on the rare occasion that I get sick, I double down on the healing and inflammation-busting ingredients in my pantry. Earlier in the fall, I was surrounded by people with really bad colds—the kind that just shut your body down. My husband got it, and I watched him suffer through it for about a week until I began to feel the symptoms coming on myself. I panicked a little, because who has time to be sick? Then I went straight to the kitchen and whipped up […]

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Healthy Fats For Healthy Skin

January is back—that time when good intentions for the New Year are at the forefront of our minds. Eat less sugar and processed foods, get more exercise, drink more water—you know the drill. While I want all of those things for myself, it’s something I’m typically working on year round, so I decided to think about my 2016 health goals a little differently during this ceremonious time. Avocados were pretty sexy in 2015 (how much avocado toast did you eat?) and I’m going to carry them with me into the New Year as part of my larger healthy fats initiative. […]

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Product Review: Prescribe 20 from Prescribe Nutrition

Being entirely gluten free, mostly dairy free and mostly sugar free (including alcohol and fruit) usually makes me feel pretty confident in my eating healthy capabilities. Eliminating those food categories practically eliminates my entire ability to make unhealthy choices… right? Maybe. Sometimes. While I have necessary dietary restrictions due to allergies, an auto-immune disease and sensitivities, what I don’t always have is the energy or willpower to continually create new, exciting, healthy meals. I get routinely stuck in a rut and end up eating burrito bowls and tortilla chips every day. And then I get down on myself for being required to […]

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