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    Gift Ideas To Make The World Healthier

    Here are my holiday gift ideas that have the power to change the health of the gift receiver, and the environment! These products are all made in sustainable ways and are intended to promote the health of the user. I can't think of a better strategy for holiday gift shopping this year. Organic Bath and Body Products Beautycounter —Read More

    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 and 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

    Chocolate Mousse {Paleo, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free}

    Yep, this mousse is heavenly, as stated by a recent cooking class attendee. You're going to be licking the spatula... I did! And the main ingredient is avocados! Then coconut milk - cocoa powder and honey - All of the ingredients are dense with nutrients like magnesium, calcium, various antioxidants and essential fatty acids. This —Read More

    Take Back Your Health Los Angeles Conference Highlights

    I have been dreaming of this conference for 3 years, ever since we first starting getting requests to host one on the west coast. And it was a weekend to remember, that’s for sure. Nothing ever turns out how you plan it to. Sometimes it turns out better. Here are a few of the highlights…   —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