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Should I take vitamin B12

Should I take vitamin B12

If you are considering transitioning to a plant-based diet or have done so already, you have probably come across some conflicting information regarding vitamin B12. Some sources claim that a vegan diet is dangerous because of the risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. On the other […]

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

Top 5 benefits of spirulina

A circular network of blues and greens,  Spirulina is a microscopic algae that was originally used by NASA astronauts as a dietary supplement. It’s name comes from the spiral shape, and is a photosynthetic bacterium found in marine and fresh waters. Spirulina exhibits amazing anti-inflammatory […]

5 ways to stop getting sick

5 ways to stop getting sick

As I write this, I have a really bad sore throat, and last month it was a stomach virus. Maybe my body is trying to tell me something, but I’m not listening! I refuse to slow down, so my body is doing it for me. […]

Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

Teeccino Caffeine-Free Herbal Coffee Review

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you can’t – or won’t – function unless the coffee brewer is fired up, and until you smell the glorious, rich aroma of dark roasted blends gently flowing into your favorite mug.  You may not know, however, […]

Understanding food nutrition labels

Understanding food nutrition labels

Part of being plant-strong and eating whole foods is understanding food nutrition labels. Quite frankly, part of being healthy in any capacity is knowing how to read nutrition labels. More and more, we are demanding to know what’s on our plates and how what we […]

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

Tips on staying healthy during summer pregnancy

I wanted to take a leap away from soy, organics, and smoothies to discuss the blazing hot, sweaty summer that is upon us here in the New York area.  With temps in the 90s almost every day, it has been real difficult for my niece […]

Do soy products cause cancer

Do soy products cause cancer

As a breast cancer survivor of almost 15 years (yay!), I have had a very complicated relationship with soy. Most minimally processed organic soy foods are safe and healthy, but a lot has been written about the dark side of soy – specifically the phytoestrogens […]

Chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for kids

Chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for kids

Finding healthy chocolate popsicle snacks is a challenge when your kids are used to eating ice cream during the hot summer months.  I found these great recipes which are refreshing and delicious, healthy and nutritious! Even if it is winter in your neck of the […]

How to stop binge eating

How to stop binge eating

Well, it’s happened. I had an exhausting week, and came home from work tired, stressed and strung out. The last thing I wanted to do was cook. Didn’t even have the energy to boil water for tea. That’s pretty pathetic! So, I did what any […]

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Your guide to pesticides in produce

Did you know that pesticides remain inside fruits and veggies even after they have been washed?  That the pesticides can’t be washed or peeled off? Every day we are ingesting a cocktail of chemicals – about 230 different pesticides and pesticide by-products on peaches, apples, spinach, […]