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    Magical Peach Arugula Salad by Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple

        Last spring I was attending a very large conference called EXPO West. It's a trade show for natural products including supplements, foods, skincare, and pets. I went to dinner with a group of women, some of whom I had never met. Lucky for me, one of them was a woman about my age, with a —Read More

    53 Holiday Gift Ideas To Encourage Healthy Living

      We have so much power to make change in our health and in the health of the world just through our purchases. Where we put our money is where we will see growth. This list is not meant to make you stress about having to spend more money and give more gifts. This is a —Read More

    16 Healthy and Allergen-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

    Stuffed Turkey Breast from The New Potato. Get the recipe here. When I launched Take Back Your Health™, my intention was to share a healthy lifestyle with you that was also enjoyable. When we think about Thanksgiving, a lot of us assume that it has to be an unhealthy meal, or else it won't be the same, —Read More

    Watermelon Mint Mojitos {Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free}

    Earlier this week I hosted a Superfood Mocktails Tasting and Recipe Demo at Yogasmoga in Brentwood, Los Angeles. It is such a beautiful space to be in and the people who came were so much fun. I love meeting you guys in person! Get Your Drink On I made Watermelon Mint Mojitos and Lime Coconut Coolers —Read More

    Savory Quinoa “Stuffing” with Sage and Thyme

    This is a good addition to the traditional holiday feast, or any winter meal for a cold night. If quinoa is a new food for you or your family, this is a nice recipe to start with because it incorporates familiar and beloved flavors with a nutrient dense seed, quinoa. Savory Quinoa with Sage and —Read More

    Healthy Tips For Eating Out

    My focus right now continues to be “keeping it together” throughout the holidays. With that in mind, here are some more useful tips and tricks specifically designed to help you make smart choices when dining out or grabbing food on the go: Smaller portions – order the smallest available serving whenever you can and then —Read More

    Cranberry Orange Relish

    This relish is raw, so it contains enzymes that aid in digestion. It is also free of refined sugar, coloring and preservatives. It's the perfect recipe to add antioxidants and enzymes to your holiday meal! I also like making this relish all throughout the winter season - cranberries are so healthful that it's a good —Read More

    3 Things I Learned At TBYH Conference – Washington DC

    On November 1 and 2, 2014 we gathered for our 5th Take Back Your Health Conference™ in Washington, D.C. I was a little bit of an anxious wreck the month leading up to it - organizing last-minute travel details, ironing out our audio visual needs, scrambling to gather product donations for our gift bags, etc. —Read More

    The Perfect Menu For A Mid-Summer Dinner Party

    This past week I had the opportunity to teach two more cooking classes for the University of Virginia's Club RED - a heart health initiative for women - managed by the Cardiovascular Center at UVA. I truly love spending time with this group of ladies. We have a good time learning, cooking and chatting about —Read More

    Peach Pina Colada {Paleo, Dairy-Free}

    Imagine a hot, sunny beach day in southern California. It was July 4th and my friend and I were planning to spend the day sipping away on cool drinks by the ocean and getting a tan. We discovered a bottle of rum and frozen fruit in the freezer and I, being the self-proclaimed Smoothie Queen, —Read More