The Dark Side of Kale

Did you think I was going to write about how you should avoid kale if you have a thyroid problem? Nope. There’s a different issue with kale that many people don’t know about. Meet thallium - tall, dark, and handsome....

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Extreme Moderation

Do you ever feel like you're trying to change something, and it upsets all the solid practices you already have in place? For example, you want to remove that little bit of extra sugar from your diet, yet if you take it...

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Portable Veggies

A big part of my mission is to get you all to increase your intake of fruits and veggies, which can be challenging for many people to do. Vegetables are magic in my book. They contain so many phytochemicals...

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What Does “Natural” Cheese Mean?

On a recent trip, I sat next to a gentleman on the plane who was the Leadership and Development Director for a national natural cheese company. I was curious, “Oh, so does that mean you’re using milk from cows...

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It Takes a Village

Meet Jessica! Many of you who comment on the blog, love reading it, and follow us on social media may think that it’s all me. But, there is always a behind the scenes team to any one person’s website. Believe...

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Sweat It Out

We all have some social programming about how undesirable it is to sweat. We cover it up with anti-perspirants. The slogan “never let ‘em see you sweat” was a popular deodorant commercial back in the day. Clothing is even...

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Are Your Junctions Tight?

Intestinal permeability is no longer a novel concept. We are all well acquainted with leaky gut but what does that really mean? Picture a row of cells on your gut lining held tightly together with a glue called Zonulin. In...

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Is BPA Causing Your Kid’s Allergies?

Do you ever wonder why there are so many more childhood allergies than before? These days, it’s not uncommon to have a classroom with several highly allergic children, including EpiPens, compared to just a few decades ago. It seems...

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What My Rose Bushes Taught Me

I had been eyeing the rose bushes in my garden for a few weeks since the weather had gotten warmer here in Colorado. I knew I needed to get out there and deal with them, but rose bushes are...

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Raw, Steamed or Microwaved? Which is Best for Your Broccoli?

As you’ve probably figured out by now, detox is my jam, and I’ve always been fascinated that various foods, in and of themselves, do so much for our health and healing, including stimulating the detoxification enzymes in the liver....

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