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    8 Diet Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy!

    If you talk to any pregnant woman about eating for two, she’ll let you in on a little secret: It’s not as much fun as it seems and it’s not all about eating heaps of ice cream and brownies! Nausea and vomiting at commonplace when eating for one, let alone two, so pregnancy restrictions can […]

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    Get Your Nutrients Naturally: Cooking with the Mung Bean

      If your idea of including mung in your diet means topping off a salad with a few bean sprouts, think again. Mung beans and their split, hulled version, mung dhal, can be used to create main dishes, salads, soups, spreads, savories, beverages and desserts. Mung beans combine well with a host of grains and […]

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    Foods and Moods

    We’ve all heard the expression “you are what you eat.” So, if you find yourself cranky, tired and even clinically depressed, you may be able to boost your mood by changing what you eat and when you eat. I am fascinated by the potential for certain foods and simple wellness practices to prevent and treat […]

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    5 de Mayo Avocados, the Alligator Fruit

    Benefits of Avocados Consider adding avocado to salads and not only on account of their deliciousness! Recent  research has shown that absorption of two key carotenoid antioxidants (lycopene and beta carotene) increases significantly when fresh avocado (or  avocado oil) is added to a free salad. One cup of fresh  avocado (150 grams), added to a […]

  • Top 4 Foods to Eat and Top 4 Foods to Help Avoid Depression

    We have all suffered from depression at one point or another in our lives, some more briefly or enduringly than others but nonetheless, it has been common. Depression is a series of illnesses characterized by depressive emotions, such as sadness, loneliness and purposelessness that take away from your ability to function normally. These include major […]

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    5 Ways Yoga Has Changed My Life

    Last year I arrived in Panama depleted, stressed and with an intense yearning to soul-search. I carried a long list of things I wished to achieve and overcome. I wanted to enhance my life mentally, physically and emotionally. I decided to try yoga. Within days of my arrival, I began an at home practice on […]

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    Letting Go of Fear & Shame, Gaining Everything

    It’s time to let it all go. All that self-hate talk and embarrassment you may be feeling or inner guilt. You know that you shouldn’t be doing it, but there it is, still infiltrating your being. I am here to tell you STOP! Right now! Self-sabotage is one of the worst toxins your body and […]

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    Overdosed on Health?

    Ugh, do you ever feel like it’s just too much? Too much health, too many exercise posts, way too many healthy food pics? I mean really, how much can we take of this! Everywhere you look or read it’s “eat this”, “smell that” or “get your exercise” groove on. If you have been on Facebook […]

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    What’s your Skinny?

    Have you ever wondered what your skinny is? I mean, don’t we all? The one thing I can tell you without ever setting eyes on you is that your skinny is most definitely not my skinny! We all have our own skinny. It, of course, adjusts according to bone mass, genetics, height, age, hormones & […]

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    How to Inspire Yourself & Others This Valentine’s Day

    Oh, how sweet it is! Valentine’s Day again (insert heart-eyed e-motions). Dia de Amor y Amistad. Definitely a day to cherish those in your life who are near and dear to you. A once bloody gruesome holiday, it has now turned into a huge marketed day to embrace and adore. So, how can you inspire […]

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    Acne? Bacne? Eat Your Way to Clear Skin

    Everyone has experienced unwanted blemishes at some point in their lives. But some have had more than their unfair share of acne, bacne or both. Most people go to the doctor and ask for a prescription; however, there is an easier more long term solution without the side effects of prescription medication. Eat your way […]