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Staying Green and Healthy When Time Is Running Short

April 29, 2011
By Gena Hamshaw CCN
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Time management: it’s the quintessential predicament of contemporary life. Social critics, journalists and statisticians remind us that for all of our “time-saving” technology, we seem to save very little time. They’re right: time is the single thing we all wish we had more of. This year, at the ripe young age of 28, I decided to go back to school to for a post-baccalaureate degree so I can begin medical school in 2014. I am… Read More >


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Nutrition Intuition for Kids

April 18, 2011
By Guest Blogger
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by Gretchen Tseng We all have an inborn nutrition intuition, and it is up to us to decide whether to listen to it. In our current culture, unless we actively pay attention to it, our nutrition intuition slowly fades away as we are bombarded with the Standard American Diet (SAD) of processed food, fast food and the incessant advertising for both. When children are very young, they stop eating when they are full, just as… Read More >


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Big Nutrition for Small Bodies

April 8, 2011
By Alejandro Junger, MD
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Virginia Woolf said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” and I couldn’t agree more. Especially when it comes to kids. Fresh, whole, unprocessed, low-sugar fuel is like filling a vehicle with premium gasoline (or better yet, with sustainable butynol); it runs better, cleaner, faster, and lasts longer. Not that children are necessarily to be compared to cars, but it’s a commonly used metaphor in the food world… Read More >


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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

March 21, 2011
By Guest Blogger
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by Natalie Duhamel So you want your kid to eat healthy foods, but they just want pink, green and blue cereal with stars and marshmallows. What to do? Kids are all about the fun factor. Think about it: When was the last time you heard a kid turn down fun in favor of something that’s good for them? Even kids who like things that are good for them (like reading, for instance) regard them as… Read More >


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Sharing Your Diet and Lifestyle Changes

March 3, 2011
By Guest Blogger
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by Kim Kleinman Everyone wants to change, but everyone fears it, too. Changing the status quo stretches us and the people around us, and like a rubber band, SNAP! Reaction! You probably have your own issues with change. Wouldn’t it be great if the people around you would help you get past the anxiety that comes with creating a new lifestyle? Of course it would. But what can you do if the people around you… Read More >


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Hey, Soy – Let’s Be Breast Friends Again!

February 25, 2011
By Jacki Glew MS RD LDN
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Soy. That little three-letter word that strikes fear into the stomachs of so many. Why are we so afraid of soy? Well, I bet you’re asking … What’s so great about soy? The soybean is the only bean that is a complete protein on its own. It has lots of good stuff like phytic acid that can bind dangerous heavy metals, alpha-linolenic acid that helps control inflammation and isoflavones like genistein and daidzein that help… Read More >


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Slow Food in a Fast Food World

February 11, 2011
By Guest Blogger
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There is a movement taking the nation by storm: the slow food movement. With the release of several foodie films over the last decade, including the 2009 documentary “Food, Inc.,” coupled with a growing genre of foodie books such as Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” and Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics,” people are paying attention – finally! – to the food they eat. So what exactly is slow food and how you can you begin… Read More >


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Keep Your Immune System Healthy This Winter

February 8, 2011
By Guest Blogger
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With winter comes the solstice, holidays, friends and families; there also comes cold, stress, sugar and often illness. To make sure we enjoy all the beautiful and magical offerings of the winter season, it’s important to keep up with our health in some really easy and right-at-our-fingertips ways. So how do we stay vital and bug-free during winter? It can start with making a promise to yourself that self-care will be high on your list… Read More >


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Vegan Junk Food: Blessing or Curse?

February 4, 2011
By Brenda Davis RD
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Many people assume that becoming vegan means giving up donuts, cheesecake, s’mores, gummy bears, ice cream bars, cheezies, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and every other favorite treat imaginable. Twenty years ago, they would have been right. Today, they’d be dead wrong. Vegan versions of almost every convenience food, snack food and fast food are now yours for the taking. It is wonderful and horrible all at the same time. On the one hand, it is a… Read More >


Anti-McDonald’s Commercial Could Save Lives

January 25, 2011
By Neal Barnard, MD
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Sometimes doctors have to be a bit blunt in order to make a point. My organization recently produced a TV spot that shows a dead man on a gurney clutching a half-eaten cheeseburger. The golden arches appear above his feet. The ad ends with the words, “I was lovin’ it.” The commercial has aired in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and it has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube. This ad is definitely… Read More >


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Your Genes Don’t Determine Your Fate

January 18, 2011
By Mark Hyman MD
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The decoding of the human genome at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering. However, after more than a decade of intense exploration of the human genome, the burden of human disease and suffering has only increased across the globe. Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as allergic and autoimmune disorders, have all continued to skyrocket. Hope has given way to disappointment… Read More >


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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

December 30, 2010
By Guest Blogger
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Does sugar feed cancer? Well, yes and no. Um, OK – yes. All cells use sugar – aka glucose – for their primary fuel source, so sugar does indeed feed all cells. But if you’ve ever had a PET scan, you know that before you get your scan, you get to drink a lovely shake of radioactive glucose or get an injection of a similar concoction. Cancer cells are very greedy; they like to gobble… Read More >


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Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: What’s Going on With Our Kids?

December 27, 2010
By Kenneth A. Bock MD
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I want to begin my first post here by talking about something that is very basic to the perpetuation of our society: our children. The specific question I want to ask is simple but key: What the heck is happening to our kids? Why am I starting with this question? Let me give you some background information. In the United States and other industrialized, developed nations, epidemics of malnutrition and common childhood infectious illnesses are… Read More >


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The Quick and Easy Way I Helped My Kid Cut Dairy

December 23, 2010
By Guest Blogger
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Here is the story of why and how I removed dairy products from my now 7-year-old son’s diet, and one great suggestion on how to make healthy substitutions work in your life and in the lives of your favorite peeps. My son’s name is Riley, but this story starts with me … no shock there! In 2007, I removed all dairy products from my personal food intake. Prior to this action, I drank a little… Read More >


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President Clinton’s Momentous Intervention in the Health Debate

December 6, 2010
By Dr. T. Colin Campbell
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These are momentous times for sharing with the public the exceptional benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. By now, many people have seen President Clinton’s comments on CNN and elsewhere about the dramatic turnaround in his personal health when he adopted this dietary lifestyle. Some of us have been doing research, clinical practice and writing about this dietary lifestyle for many years, sometimes having to overcome considerable skepticism (my own experience in experimental research… Read More >


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Voting with Our Food Choices

November 16, 2010
By Wayne Pacelle
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In September, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer’s massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the factory farms that spawned the salmonella crisis and a couple of the downstream victims – consumers who ate foods containing eggs contaminated with salmonella and nearly died. The testimony of some of the victims was chilling, and it even prompted one congressman, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, to declare he’s now switching… Read More >


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3 Causes of Illness (and 10 Tips to Overcome Them)

November 4, 2010
By Guest Blogger
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Some people who eat a very clean diet think that a “perfect” diet = perfect health. It would be easy to believe that if you just maintain an extra clean diet most of the time, all bodily ills can be avoided. Unfortunately this is just not the case. While what you do and don’t eat plays a huge role in how good you feel, it is not the only factor in staying symptom- and disease-free.… Read More >


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The Secret to Making Your Detox Effective

October 22, 2010
By Frank Lipman, MD
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What is detoxification? Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. Although it is mostly ignored by our current medical system, the detoxification system is a key component of our body’s functioning, constantly working and interacting with all the other functions of the body. So a good detox program improves and optimizes the function of your body’s own built-in detoxification systems. This is done by… Read More >


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The Juice & Smoothie King

October 1, 2010|45Comments|

Hi juicy friends! This week I am honored to have a super special guest, my hubby Brian. He’s the Master of the House, the Pharaoh of Breville, the Vitamix Whisperer and he’s here to give you some special tips and tricks. Hope you enjoy and have a brilliant weekend tootsies…. Peace & family kitchen time, Kris PS. We forgot to mention that we use purified water or coconut water or even almond milk to blend… Read More >


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Love Is the Ultimate Superfood

September 28, 2010
By Guest Blogger
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Superfoods have become such a hot topic, especially in the last several years, and have finally infiltrated the more mainstream health/medical world. “Drink noni juice.” “Put maca in your smoothie.” “Add goji berries.” (to everything) “Ingest spirulina.” (constantly) We see it, hear it, and read about it everywhere, at every turn, or so it seems. While I love dropping goji berries into a cup of herbal tea once in awhile, or enjoying the occasional raw… Read More >