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Powerful Pumpkin Seeds

Lately, I’m having a love affair with pumpkin seeds (shhh…don’t tell my husband). Pumpkin seeds aren’t new to my diet. In fact, I developed this love affair years ago while studying the Blood Type diet in nutrition school. I toasted them and snacked as I studied, hoping to reap benefits from one …

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Discovering Ginger

I love to cook in the kitchen. For me, the experience is calming, almost meditative, like a great yoga class with aroma and flavor. I tend toward cooking with Italian herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme. But, lately, have developed a love affair for ginger. It started with my …

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Sick of having a bloated belly? Read this.

Bloating is one of the most common symptoms I see in my practice, especially this time of year. And there’s no way around it: feeling bloated stinks. Maybe you have a beer belly (but don’t drink beer). Or maybe you struggle with bad gas or smelly breath. Each of these …

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My Favorite Seed for Improved Digestion

I’ve been thinking a lot about chewing. During last month’s smoothie challenge, I talked about chewing smoothies (yes, really!) to ease digestive stress. At home, the girls like to have chewing contests to see who can chew their food the most number of times before swallowing. They’re counting from 4 to 20 …

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Fig Basics

With delicate skin, intense sweetness and a fleeting shelf life, fresh figs are a rare delicacy that is well worth a try should you find them at your local market. They are in season end of June through early Fall. Historically, figs are one of our oldest fruit crops, originating …

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Raising the Bar

I have to confess, I love shopping. Shopping for clothes, shopping for shoes, shopping for food… In my life prior to having children, I was a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and Ralph Lauren. Today, I could easily spend an entire morning perusing the aisles of a grocery store. Last …

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