July 18, 2012 @ 7:06 PM

I thought it would be interesting to share some of my best health tips in a fun and playful way.

Add seeds to soups & salads; one to two tablespoons of seeds per day like crushed flax, chia, sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds can help you get in your daily dose of essential fats.

Bake, grill, steam, and boil - don’t fry.

Cut out sugar and anything that turns into sugar very quickly like foods made from white flour and white rice.

Ditch your shoes once in a while and walk barefoot.  Walking on dewy grass, the beach, or by the water has been shown to be the best locations to transfer positive and heeling energy from the Earth to your body.

Eat real food.  My golden rule is to “eat only what the sun ...

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July 11, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

 

When I used to conduct supermarket tours, I would always get asked the same questions when we got to the salt isle.  What is iodized salt?  And which is better – iodized or non-iodized salt?  Before I answer these questions, let’s take a closer look at iodine to learn what it is and whether or not you need to consume more iodine in your diet.

What is Iodized Salt?

The obvious answer:  iodized salt is the trace element iodine that is added to table salt. 

What is iodine?  It is a mineral that is used by our thyroid gland to make thyroid hormones and is essential for normal growth and development, as well as other important biochemical functions.  It is naturally found in the sea and...

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July 4, 2012 @ 5:00 PM

 

A question that I am often asked is whether or not margarine is better than butter and vice versa.  This debate should have ended a long time ago, but due to the ability that margarine has to morph itself according to the latest health claims, it remains a strong candidate in the world of oil spreads. 

The simplest answer to the butter vs. margarine question is that butter is better for the simple fact that it is “natural”, but as always, the devil is in the details.  The source of the butter, the processing it underwent, and how it is consumed all need to be taken into consideration.

Why is Margarine Perceived to Be Better?

Margarine is typically a man-made vegetable oil spread that has undergone a ...

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