20 Ways to Detox Your Body and Mind

20 Ways to Detox Your Body and Mind

The idea that you can “detox” your body from the damage caused by overindulgence in food and drink is a false one. Just because a juice cleanse or extreme diet gives you diarrhea or makes you feel hungry all the time does not mean your body is “shedding” all the bad stuff you did to it.… Continue Reading

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Super Clean Green Smoothie

Super Clean Green Smoothie

I love the fresh start of a new year. The chance to reflect on the past and make plans for the future is so freeing, and always gives me so much hope. But there’s one thing I dread about January: the dieting. Though I personally never “diet” (see my own tricks here), it kills me to… Continue Reading

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8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

8 Great Products for Better Holiday Baking

A decade ago, indulging in holiday cookies, cakes and candies also meant indulging in extra food additives and chemicals. We didn’t do this intentionally of course, but many of the products we all grew up baking with – food coloring, conventional candy, cookie toppings, packaged cake mixes, etc. – are loaded with not-so-safe ingredients that inevitably made their way… Continue Reading

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Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Freekeh and Broccoli Salad (and Why I Eat Grains)

Grain-free diets are all the rage. But before you dive into one, ask yourself these questions: Do I suffer from a medically diagnosed digestive disorder? Have I already tried reducing my consumption of processed carbs? Do I eat mostly whole, intact grains in reasonable portion sizes? Have I sampled a wide variety of grains? If your… Continue Reading

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10 Ways Organic Dairy is Different from Conventional

10 Ways Organic Dairy is Different from Conventional

I spent last weekend touring organic dairy farms in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. These farms were the type we all picture when we hear the words “family farm”: very green, scattered with cows grazing on pasture, uncrowded, and downright gorgeous for those of us accustomed to city life. Unfortunately, dairy farms like these are unique. More often… Continue Reading

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3 Reasons to Choose Milk Over Milk Alternatives

3 Reasons to Choose Milk Over Milk Alternatives

Twenty years ago, milk meant one thing: cow’s milk. Now, heading to the grocery store to buy “milk” could mean something wildly different. From soy to almond to hemp to coconut to grain — the milk options these days are seemingly endless. And most people feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the healthiest milk… Continue Reading

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