From the Mat to the Grocery Store

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As yogis, we want to bring awareness into our bodies and minds. In time, that awareness starts to seep away from the mat and into our everyday lives. So how do we eat with awareness in a highly processed world? One of the hardest parts of going green is changing the foods we eat. Food […]

All About Salad

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What’s the Big Deal/Why Salads? Salads are awesome! They work well for lunch, dinner or as a side dish. They give you your daily intake of veggies and you can add food items to give you protein, fiber, fruit or whatever you need! Here are some more reasons to eat a salad today: Have you […]

Can Fruit Make Us Fat?

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By now, most folks are aware that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was a bad idea for a country suffering from an obesity epidemic. Even the food industry has gotten the memo loud and clear, and the HFCS in soft drinks and sweetened comfort foods is being replaced by cane sugar. What many of us […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: We’re Eating Crap and Feeling Like It Too

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I would say in the past few years or so I’ve been more interested in health, wellness and healthy living. In my spare time, I love looking up information on clean eating and living a healthy life. Growing up, I never really thought about or realized all the nasty chemicals that go into the foods […]

Coming Clean With A Simple Diet Detox

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Many of you are still looking to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions, to start out with a clean slate and a clean belly. But how? Detoxification is a natural part of our body’s daily functions. As living organisms, we are constantly taking in fresh forms of nourishment and eliminating the components that have […]

I Got Guava: My New Favorite Fruit Choice

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Being a longtime regular at a local vietnamese owned nail spa in Bonita Springs Florida, I get more than just the best manicure and pedicure ever; I got guava! Yesterday the owner was slicing into a freshly delivered box of these messed up green apple looking-like fruit specimens, but not at all related to a […]

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – LONG but GREAT!

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On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Changing Eating Habits One Step at a Time

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For a while now, I’ve been wanting to eat a lot healthier and cut out junk and processed foods. Most of you know how difficult it is! While I am not quite there yet (Girl Scout cookies keep calling my name!) I was thinking about something today. Although I am thin and cannot eat too […]

I’m Vegan & I’m Starving – A Transformational Journey

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A meat and potatoes girl, turned vegetarian, turned back to a meat eater, turned back to vegetarian decided to try becoming vegan. You got that? Yeah, me either! That girl is me. I grew up on the all American diet of meat, potatoes, mac n cheese, pizza, soda, and any other junk you can think […]

Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail

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The battle of the bulge is on — any movement on the scale yet? “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance,” says Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery […]