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Artificial Color and Artificial Dyes

Small changes really add up to make a big difference in one’s health and well-being. Every week I provide one of my favorite small changes for you to incorporate into your life. Today’s change: Eliminate Artificial Colors from Your Diet…...

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For parents looking for healthier options for Halloween, there’s good news: tons of brands are providing healthier options. Watch my segment on Better Connecticut on how to make your Halloween Party and/or Trick-or-Treating treats healthier. Regardless if you are shopping…...

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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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Vegan Pizza

A few months ago, after reading The China Study, my husband and I decided to change to a vegan diet. Dave and I have always eaten very healthy, consuming mostly whole foods and way more than the prescribed USDA recommendation…...

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Healthy Hair

Maintaining a head of beautiful, healthy hair can become a challenge. Between the blow drying, flat irons, chlorine, salt, chemicals from dyes, etc., hair can become dry, brittle and dull. Further, as we get older and go through hormonal changes,…...

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from people who are trying to make healthier changes to their diet is that reading a nutrition label is daunting. There is so much information, they often don’t know where to begin. Yet,…...

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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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Maintaining a healthy diet if you travel is hard enough, but if you require gluten-free restaurants, are vegan or vegetarian, or suffer from food allergies, it becomes exponentially more difficult. Business travel doesn’t mean you have to forgo your dietary…...

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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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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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