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Gluten-free

Gluten intolerance and sensitivity, as well as celiac disease, have become more and more of an issue today. And the industry is responding: It seems everywhere we look, gluten-free products are flooding the market. As a matter of fact, while…...

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Food Chemicals

In a recent workshop I held on eco-living, I asked the question, “What does green-living or eco-living mean to you?” Without hesitation, the audience shouted “composting”…”recycling”…”turning off your lights”…”conserving energy and water.” When we hear the terms “eco-living” or “green-living,”…...

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Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of sugary drinks sold in many venues (restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts) to 16 ounces. The vote was…...

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Sugar

How much sugar should we be consuming? According to the World Health Organization, we should be consuming no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar (table sugar and sugars added to packaged foods when processed). The…...

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Healthy Eating

Over the course of the last several years, I’ve come to find that there are certain rules to eating healthy that work really well, and for the most part, are indisputable. We often try to make things really complicated when…...

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Sometimes it is really hard to get up off the couch. According to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle is a major underlying cause of death, disease, and disability. Approximately 2 million deaths every year are attributed to physical…...

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Last month I read The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. I had been putting it off for some time, partially because I had been afraid of what I would learn. Working within health and wellness, however, I knew…...

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Over the last twenty years, we have seen a significant decline in the amount of time we spend outdoors. In a survey from Hofstra University, 70 percent of mothers reported playing outside every day when they were young, compared to…...

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Recently, at Be Healthy Boston, I was confronted with a viewpoint that being healthy equates with selfishness. Terri Trespicio – cover girl of Boston Magazine and former senior editor of Whole Living – was our opening keynote. She was prepping…...

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As we embark on the New Year, I shared a few of my recommended changes from 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You with Better Connecticut viewers. Although the book covers 52 full changes, the five I…...

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