Does It Have to be Organic?

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I am often asked the question …Do I have to buy Organic fruits and vegetables?   To make the best decision for my family I follow guidelines set by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. The EWG has put together a Shopper’s Guide to help you make decisions on what …

Got Cellulite?

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Did you know that 8 out of 10 women have cellulite? Did you know that getting rid of cellulite requires addressing it externally as well as internally? Cellulite is a toxic body condition combined with edema and poor circulation. In order to permanently eliminate cellulite, you must start at the source and detoxify internally. Last week I sent out a toxicity assessment …

Top 10 Fruits & Vegetables Rich in Potassium

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10 top Fruits rich in potassium: Dried apricots Prunes Raisins Dates Dried figs Dried unsweetened coconut Avocados Bananas Kiwi Nectarines and peaches 10 top Vegetables rich in potassium: Sundried tomatoes Spinach Swiss chard (cooked) Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Kale (raw) Brussels sprouts Zucchini Green beans (snap) Asparagus

The Healthy Eating Program that Changed Our Kids’ Behavior and Improved Their Health

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About six months ago, I decided to explore a new eating program, and I encouraged my husband Tom to join me. I had been reading about the “Primal Food Movement,” which is also referred to as “Paleo” eating, and I wanted to see if it would make a difference in our energy level and our overall health. There wasn’t that …

Lunch in a Jar

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Lunch in a jar A clever idea to a healthy lunch! The one thing to remember about salad in a jar is that your dressing goes on the bottom so therefore, you should only use things that do well “marinating” in dressing because the 2nd layer is going to be touching the dressing. The rest is pretty easy, here is …

Dr. Mom’s 10 Healthy Snack Ideas and 6 Recipes for After-School

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Many patients have asked me for healthy after school snack ideas. You’ll find a few of my favorites here and best of all, they’re so yummy your kids won’t realize how healthy the snacks truly are. As always, I recommend you do your best to use organic fruits and vegetables, and make sure all dairy products are from organic, grass-fed …