Weight Loss

BPA: A Hidden Hazard in Your Everyday Life

BPA receipts cans bottles

(Adapted from “Resilient Health: How to Thrive In Our Toxic World)

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a hormone mimicking chemical that is present in many products that we are exposed to on a daily basis. It’s so widespread, that a 2007 study by the Centers for Disease Control showed that 93 percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies. BPA is an endocrine disruptor linked to abnormal fetal development, neurodevelopmental disorders, diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, heart disease, cancer and erecti…

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Plant Powered Protein

While I wrote about the benefits of plant versus animal protein in “Resilient Health: How to Thrive in Our Toxic World,” I only recently watched the 2018 documentary “Game Changers” about successful elite athletes who made the switch to a completely plant-based diet. All I can say is “WOW!

This film is a must-see and will open your eyes to one of the biggest food myths that we have been served – which is that plant-based proteins are somehow not enough to be able to fully sustain us. And y…

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The Truth About Sugar, Sweeteners, and Diet Drinks

Sugary drinks like soda, fruit punch, lemonade, sports and energy drinks, and other sugar-sweetened beverages can contribute to obesity and diabetes. But did you know that consuming too much added sugar can also raise blood pressure and increase chronic inflammation? And excessive sugar can impair the liver’s ability to clear toxic compounds from the bloodstream and lead to fatty liver disease.

One sneaky way these added sugars get in is in what we drink. The average can of sugar-sweetened …

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Invigorating Green Smoothie

Invigorating Green Smoothie

  • 1 handful organic leafy greens (spinach, kale, romaine, dandelion greens)
  • 1 stalk organic celery
  • 1 medium organic cucumber
  • 1/2 - 1 medium organic apple
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (peeled)
  • cilantro, mint ((optional))
  • 8 ounces filtered water
  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend well in a Vitamix or other heavy-duty blender.

    Alternatively: press the ingredients (except the water) in a juicer. I use an Omega Vert Masticating Juicer

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A Call to Simplify

Last week I got back into my garden, my hands in the dirt, squatting to pull weeds for hours, removing dead leaves and branches, harvesting beautifully ripe no-spray strawberries.

It was a joy to be nurturing nature.  And a pain…literally.  My legs and back are sore to the core.  I realized – my garden and I are in the worst shape ever!

And then as I wondered again why we pay our landscape maintenance company to come regularly to “mow, blow, and go,” why do we pay people (gardeners, housekeepers, …

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Why Detox Instead of Diet?

With the New Year comes new resolutions.  For many, that involves getting healthy and very often that translates into going on a diet.  But, what if I told you that going on a diet could potentially release stored toxins into your system that could make you feel bad, get sick and potentially even prevent you from losing weight?

That’s what happened to Christopher, a 32 year-old successful salesman who had put on 35 pounds since college.  Friendly and gregarious, he enjoyed celebrating his success…

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