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Eat Your Vegetables

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book – 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on…...

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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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Ezekiel Bread

As much as I love sandwiches, I don’t eat them very often. And, when I do, you’ll often find me taking off one or both layers of bread or bun. This is because bread, gluten and wheat products, for 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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Mom knew best when she demanded that we eat our vegetables. Vegetables are powerhouses when it comes to maintaining optimal health. They are packed with vitamins and minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients – all of which help fight disease, obesity, and…...

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