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November 22, 2015

How To #FixFood In A Toxic World

Toxins come in more than just our food. They come into our bodies via thoughts, actions, and words. And they all have an impact on our energy and health so becoming aware of the toxic patterns in your life is as important as eating clean.

After co-creating the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, and writing three books on vegan cooking and nutrition, I found myself craving meat. Working for eleven years to share a style of eating that had helped me heal my body was my passion and my livelihood.

Then, after a decade of plant-based living, my health started to devolve, my hormones changed, and my body started asking for the food it needed now: animal [...]

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November 19, 2015

7 Strategies for a Dietary Damage–Free Thanksgiving

“I blame my mother-in-law for those two pounds I gained last Thanksgiving,”my friend half-jokingly said, eyeing our server for more coffee one recent Sunday brunch. “I had done so well that day. I didn’t even touch the stuffing. Then I walked into my kitchen a few hours later to clean, and there it was: homemade maple pear pie, which she knows is my favorite dessert.”

I don’t think her mother-in-law strategically placed that pie, but my friend made an interesting point. Whatever your dietary enemy might be, chances are during Thanksgiving you will encounter it.

That doesn’t mean you can’t have any (see number 5), but a well-rehearsed plan keeps your dietary dignity [...]

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November 3, 2015

4 Sodium Solutions For Your Salt Cravings

Can’t eat just one? Are those potato chip cravings just one of many salty desires your body asks for every day?

Welcome to the human race! We are hardwired to crave salt, yet those savory desires can lead to big problems.

You need salt for countless processes that are happening all the time in your personal biochemistry kit – also known as your body.

But, as with many things, when we get too much sodium, our bodies become unbalanced. Ever tried following a recipe and accidentally dumped in too much salt? Our blood and tissues, too, have to work to balance an overly salty diet. But we can’t just toss out the soup and start over.

Up until relatively recently [...]

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October 30, 2015

Power Boost: 10 Kitchen Must-Haves for Healthy Living

When it comes to healthy eating, sometimes we need all the help we can get. Preparing delicious and healthy meals can get a little easier with these 10 tools and gadgets.

1. Vegetable Spiralizer – No pasta, no problem! This handy spiralizer cuts fruit and vegetables into thin spirals or “noodles.” The veggies can be tossed in salads and eaten cold or warmed in a pan and dressed in olive oil or sauce and eaten as a pasta dish.   

2. Food Dehydrator – The possibilities are endless with a food dehydrator. You can dry your own fruit, veggies and nuts or make beef jerky, fruit leather and granola. Using a dehydrator cuts out the chore of heating up the entire oven [...]

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