10 Recipes: Cooking With Garlic Was Never Better

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Preparing roasted garlic: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice off top 1/3 of each head of garlic (can be reserved for another use!) and peel off outer layers of skin. Place heads close together in shallow baking dish just large enough to hold garlic. Drizzle 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil over each head. Cover […]

The Great Grocery Store Tour – Nutrition While You Shop

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Shopping for a healthier diet can be confusing, even for the most nutritionally-savvy individual.  For a healthy New Year attend a grocery store tour lead by registered dietitian, Gail Posner, R.D., M.S.  Learn to choose wisely from the vast array of foods in the market for optimal energy and health, to lose weight, or control diabetes, […]

Loving Beets: Eating Healthy For Fall

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On the fall equinox, the length of day and night are equal, after which the days begin to get shorter. And if you are like me, it seems like the daylight hours shrink suddenly in one day — even though I know it is a process that is taking place gradually every day. I had […]

Namaste: Surviving Whole Foods

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Enter with a sense of humor and enjoy – this is hilarious!  Always love, Allison Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods’ clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion… until they […]

Making the Case for Eating Fruit

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Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of […]

How to Keep Habits Going During Travel

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Keeping up with habits can be difficult when you’re traveling, because all of your normal triggers are gone. I’m in the middle of a long stretch of travel (2 trips, traveling 19 out of 23 days) and I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with habits while traveling.Let’s take two quick examples: Exercise. Let’s say […]

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 […]

8 RULES TO FINDING HEALTHY FOOD THAT IS HEALTHY!

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I am so discouraged with all of the recent information in natural health circles regarding the “truth” of organics and how our American food industry is “tricking” us into thinking that their brand is “healthy” when its really not! Shopping for healthy food has always had the same guideline rules but the labels on foods […]

Start Your Winter Detox Now With Early Spring Cleaning – Mind, Body & Home

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It’s mid-January and my boots have officially been shelved and flip flops are the only thing you’ll be seeing me wearing. If  ”Fit Flops” worn with socks aren’t your thing then I have several suggestions to help lighten your load. (Colorful stripes and bright patterned socks are the look for spring. Check out these fun new […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: My 2013 Resolutions

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Whether you keep writing 2012 on everything for the next few weeks, 2013 is really upon us. That means the gyms will be crowding with people and everyone jumps on the New Years resolution bandwagon. I’m no different! Here are my continuing goals from 2012… 1. Work out 5-6 days a week! Some weeks my […]