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I get asked all the time, “What are you?” (as in, “Are you vegan?” or “Are you Paleo?”) And my first instinct is always to reply that I’m a mom and a wife and an entrepreneur and, most recently, a podcast host who is certified in holistic health and eating psychology. (It’s a mouthful!) 

But they always ask again: “But … what are you?” And I don’t have a simple, one-word answer, because I don’t like my diet to define me. (And I don’t want your diet to define you!)

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The Telomere Effect: Taking Charge of Your Cellular Aging

I just finished reading The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel, and it was enlightening. The authors’ discoveries about how telomeres (the end caps on our chromosomes) affect... Read more
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6 Yogic Tips to Help Boost Immunity

The coronavirus has changed our lives, at least for the time being. People are understandably worried, and caution is justified. Grocery stores and pharmacies are the last bastions of in-person social... Read more
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Can This "Bathing Cap" Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Despite its widespread and growing prevalence and billions of research dollars, Alzheimer's disease interventions are still quite limited. A new wearable device using electromagnetic energy shows great promise... Read more
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The Way of Less: Declutter Your Life

Our lives naturally get filled with clutter: Possessions that we ordered online pour in week by week. We take on more and more. We are constantly reading and watching and responding. Messages pour in daily as... Read more
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Ayurvedic Eats: 7 Healthy Hacks That Won’t Sacrifice Flavor

Most of us need a little salt, fat, and sugar in our diets. Otherwise, we could throw our bodies completely off balance. Healthy cooking doesn’t mean ruling them out. Instead, we can opt for these foods in... Read more
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Mexican Spiced Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Self-care comes in many forms, and sometimes it’s in the shape of a BIG pot of nourishing soup! Whip up a fresh batch at the beginning of the week to have a cozy bowl available any time you need a dose of TLC... Read more
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The Benefits of Abdominal Massage and Connection to Well-Being

It can make many people feel uncomfortable when I ask, “Would you like me to massage your abdomen?” All the fears and insecurities arise about the shape of our bellies and what people will think of us. For... Read more
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Bacteria and Your Brain: Step Up Your Oral Hygiene

We’ve spent billions of dollars on hundreds of Alzheimer’s studies with nothing to show for it. That’s because we were headed in the wrong direction. Now, we know that the brain is bi-directional with the rest... Read more
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12 Causes of Chronic Inflammation

I recently wrote a post outlining what chronic inflammation is and how it can cause many health conditions including cancer, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes. This week, we’ll learn about the 12 most... Read more
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Boost Your Happiness: 3 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~William Arthur Ward Living in India for more than two years now has been an... Read more