48 hour post party reset and mini-cleanse

No matter how good our intentions, let’s face it, we say to ourselves I am NOT going to overeat at this holiday party, and end up eating everything in sight. Follow this mini-cleanse for two days after parties to help get you back on track.1 Drink 5 glasses per day of following recipe: 3 cups of juiced organic melon mixed with1 cup of coconut water 2 cups of waterseal in a glass jar and keep refrigerated2 Breakfast: oatmeal½ cup of gluten-free rolled oats (soaked overnight in 1 cup of water and a pinch of sea salt)  Cook per instructions in the morning mix...

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7 tips to keep your sanity through the holidays

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7 tips to keep your sanity through the holidays Late fall and early winter season is characterized by cooler temperatures and shorter days. Typically we begin to slow down, spend more time indoors recharging our batteries. It seems counter-intuitive that we also begin this season with marathon shopping, holiday social gatherings and other demands on our time.  Our lives are speeding up when our bodies want to be slowing down.  This time of year can leave many of us over-stressed, tired and falling short in terms of taking care of ourselves. Self-care is important to keeping your sanity during the holidays.  Below are...

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Fermented foods and your health

 (image from www.drchrischatzoglou.com)  Fermented foods and your health Many of you have heard the saying, ”you are what you eat”.  As true as this statement is, I would like to go a bit further to state, not only are you “what” you eat but you are what you absorb, or what you digest. Many of us who follow the path of healthy eating, taking in healthy fats, proteins and antioxidant containing fruits and vegetables yet end up feeling puzzled when falling short with digestive issues, immune system shortfalls and food sensitivities to name a few.  “I am eating a healthy diet, isn’t that enough?” I...

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Tips To Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

 I don’t know about you but this time of year always makes me crave soup!  Not the kind that you get out of a can, but the homemade kind that mothers and grandmothers used to make.  The change of seasons is still part of my bio-rhythms having lived in the North all my life (until moving to the desert two years ago). In the Fall I begin to think of soup and my grandmother, and it conjures up a feeling of warmth, nourishment and of being cared for.  So, to me, it is no coincidence that October is breast cancer...

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Naturopathic Medicine Week

U.S. Senate passes Naturopathic Medicine Week resolution  On September 10th the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating October 7 – October 13 as Naturopathic Medicine Week.  The resolution recognizes the value of naturopathic medicine in providing  “safe, effective, and affordable health care…” and encourages Americans to learn about the role of naturopathic physicians in preventing chronic and debilitating conditions.  Passage of this resolution is an historic achievement for naturopathic medicine.  The Congress has now officially recognized the important role naturopathic medicine plays in effectively addressing the nation’s health care needs as well as in addressing the increasingly severe shortage of primary care physicians. For the latest information about Naturopathic...

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