European-style lemonade for hot summer days!

This summer has been a scorcher, and on a trip we took in June to Eastern Europe, the heat followed us. We were out walking and sightseeing all day, so whenever we had the chance, we’d stop for lemonade made from scratch–not the yucky powdered stuff. Every city we visited had…

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Why detoxification is important and simple steps you can take.

I recently read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, considered one of the greatest science books of all time. Published in 1962, this book launched the environmental movement, and it is still relevant today (sadly, not much has changed). According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG): “When Congress enacted the Toxic…

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Detox Lover’s Chopped Salad

For each of my seasonal detoxes, I offer clients recipes that are not only supportive of detoxification, but also feature seasonal foods. One standard in all of my detoxes, however, is a large chopped salad filled with detox-friendly veggies. You can add seasonal or other favorite items as desired, but…

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Spring Spiritual Detox and Lenten Practices

For years, I’ve been doing seasonal detoxes, and spring might be one of my favorites. The very first detox I ever followed was while I was taking a course in Weight Management for my Holistic Nutrition degree. When I got to the section on detox, I realized that I could actually…

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What’s the FODMAP-free diet?

FODMAPs: Have you seen this unusual acronym in the news lately? Or perhaps someone has mentioned that he or she is following a low FODMAP or FODMAP-free diet. So, what is it? FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-saccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. Now, does that clear everything up? No? Well, here’s…

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