Celebrating Five Years!

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Five years ago this month I started this blog. I thought I’d write a year’s worth of posts and see where it went. So here I am five years later with over a hundred posts and hundreds of loyal readers! Who knew? Five years ago, I was a 10-year breast cancer survivor. This year, I hit the 15-year milestone! I’m feeling so blessed!

I’ve tried to cover a variety of topics over the years, as healthy living encompasses so many facets ...

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Magnesium Matters!

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In the past few months, several friends have commented on their insomnia, night leg cramps, depression, migraines and brain fog. Did you know that these can often be symptoms of magnesium deficiency? Did you know that magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body? It truly plays a big part in the health of one’s body.

Even when we think we’re getting enough nutrients through our food, we may actually be deficient. Outside of bone, the highest tissue ...

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Scrumptious Summer Salads!

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I love salads! With summer in full swing and having so many choices in fruits and veggies, it’s the best time to be creative and experiment. It’s great fun putting the basics together, then grabbing leftover meat, chicken and fish, blueberries and strawberries, then raiding the pantry for nuts and seeds! I have a few favorite salads I make every summer, but every year I think most of us like trying some new, easy and healthy recipes.

It’s so easy to ...

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Where to Begin?

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I can’t tell you how many times my readers tell me that they really want to live a more “non-toxic” lifestyle but they don’t know where to begin. They also express concerns about doing this in an affordable way. Believe me, I know. I started this journey 15 years ago. I admit it can be overwhelming, but I do have a few suggestions for making the transition easier!

I’d like to add that it’s important to give yourself a high five ...

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“March Madness” with Mediterranean!

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As the winter winds down, some of my most favorite comfort dishes come from the Mediterranean regions of the world. I subscribe to Clean Eating magazine so imagine my delight last night to receive my latest copy with several mouth- watering recipes. Numerous studies have proven that the dietary habits of those living in Mediterranean areas have lower rates of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. In fact, many claim it to be the world’s healthiest diet.

As we’ve all ...

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Acid Relief Coming Your Way!

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Did you know that an estimated 15 million Americans use some form of acid-blocking drug such as Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid? That includes me. I’m doing my darndest to get off Prilosec. Their job is to block the production of stomach acid, but actually we need stomach acid to digest food.  Reducing stomach acid leaves us open and vulnerable to other not-so-great issues. My esophagus was damaged during chemotherapy (radiation?) 13 years ago, which has resulted in occasional acid reflux, ...

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This Organic Wine Company Rocks!

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Want to try some amazing organic wine for the first time and buy a bottle for a penny? Click here! And, what would you say to drinking a delicious, no-morning hangover, no sugar, no carb, gluten-free and lower-alcohol wine that can be delivered to your door? Can’t be healthy AND taste delicious, AND give you that nice little wine buzz, you say? Well, K and P, our dear friends who are wine connoisseurs, decided to give this company a ...

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Powerhouse Pumpkins!

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It’s officially autumn and with this season I always think of pumpkins! We carve them, decorate with them and best of all, we eat pumpkin in many delicious ways! Loaded with vitamins and minerals, pumpkin is low in calories, so indulge! In today’s post, I’m going to share the health benefits of eating real pumpkin (not to be confused with artificial seasonings) along with one of my favorite recipes and links to beautiful, easy-to-make table centerpieces!

Did you know that pumpkin:

  • Is ...

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Fall Allergies — Dairy, Apples, Honey and Neti Pots, Oh My!

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While autumn signals the beginning of allergies for some folks, others tend to suffer year round. Ragweed is the main irritant for my husband during the fall, starting in early August and running through mid-October. I’m one of the lucky ones who have year round sensitivities to dust and mold. Either way, allergies can leave one feeling tired, and just plain miserable.

While many of us with allergies have used over the counter and prescription medicines I’ve personally experienced their side ...

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What’s YOUR Dosha?

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Little did I know twenty years ago that an introductory visit to an Ayurvedic practitioner in Boston would help set me on a path of feeling better! At that session, I filled out a fairly comprehensive questionnaire about my dietary habits. I was feeling quite proud of myself in that I felt my answers would reveal a healthy lifestyle. I was eating tons of salads and juicing. My snacks mostly consisted of nibbling on raw veggies. Yet, I was dragging, ...

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