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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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It’s September. Are Your Beauty Habits in Flux, Too?

It’s September and the seasonal shift is upon us in the Mid-Atlantic. Crisp sunny mornings and pleasantly warm afternoons with unusually blue skies—I die for this weather. Yet as I try to stay in the moment and savor this transition, my body and mind are instinctively having one of those oh god winter is coming and the Almanac says it’s gonna be bad freak-outs. In response, I’m doing some simple things that are pleasing to my senses and will help me be more resilient and healthy overall. Here’s what I’ve noticed is changing… 1. I am putting more and more […]

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Holy Basil! The Stress Busting Power of Tulsi Tea

Have you ever looked up from your life and wondered at your own resilience? Do you associate certain self-care habits with your ability to thrive in this modern life? This past year was one of the most personally challenging I’ve yet experienced. Looking back, I’m astonished that the stress of it just sort of bounced right off of me, and I credit some of my seemingly innocuous daily habits with playing a big role in my resistance to stress and its nasty affects. I’ve been drinking tea made from the tulsi herb for the last year, and I believe this […]

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