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    Summer Garden Gazpacho (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

    There's nothing better than going down to my garden to find ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and hot peppers waiting to be picked. Here in Virginia, my garden is in full swing and giving me gifts every day. Don't have a garden? You'll find almost all of these ingredients fresh at your local farmer's market so you —Read More

    5 Secrets to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

    A few years ago, I was unhealthy and overweight and made the decision to change my lifestyle to get healthier and lose the weight that was depleting my health. I actually sought out the help of a Health Coach (and later became one!) and began a new fitness routine that forever changed my life. Improving —Read More

    Bee Smart! How to choose real honey and protect our bees

    Before I started gardening and understanding the pollination process, I was afraid of bees and didn't want any blooming flowers in my yard for fear of a bee sting. But after researching the topic and learning that two-thirds of our food crops rely on bees for pollination, I welcomed them with "open flowers!" Honey bees —Read More

    Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

    What can I say about chocolate cake that hasn't already been said? Maybe I'll mention the high magnesium content, or the importance of a little healthy indulgence every once in awhile. I should also mention that this cake includes nutrient-dense ingredients and leaves out most common food allergens and chemicals, so it's a very good —Read More

    Lemon Tart (Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free)

    When I was a teenager, I loved to bake. I still do, but I had to go through a transition where I switched to baking gluten-free, dairy-free and sometimes egg-free. It was a challenge and for periods of time I rebelled against baking altogether, frustrated and angry. Now, especially with all of the new ingredients —Read More

    Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

    According to the CTIA, in 2011, there were 315.9 million wireless subscribers in the U.S. using more than 2.2 trillion minutes and 2.3 trillion text messages. There are 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. The U.S. wireless industry is a $195.5 billion dollar enterprise. With that much money on the line, you’d have a hard time —Read More

    Strawberry Milkshake – Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

    Strawberries that are picked when they are ripe are so much more flavorful than the ones from the supermarket - and they don't have those chemicals that are used to slow the ripening of the ones shipped across the country. If you have a chance to pick your own strawberries or to buy some from —Read More

    Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

        This is probably my favorite smoothie that I've ever made. It's ridiculously good... I think it is best made in a high-power blender so that all the the orange pithy stuff gets obliterated and the smoothie turns out nice and smooth, but of course you can still make it in a standard blender —Read More

    Getting Unstuck

    Nothing is more frustrating than feeling stuck - stuck in an emotional funk - stuck in a bad relationship - stuck in a health crisis - stuck in a draining career - and on and on. Nothing is going to get you out of that funk but change. Change in the way we look at —Read More

    3 Healthy Alternatives to Chemical Sunscreens

    Once upon a time, I laid out with my friends in my backyard and slathered baby oil all over myself to get a glowing tan. Say what?!! Yep, that was me in my teens. Of course we all know better now. Or, do we? More than 2 million Americans develop skin cancer each year (NCI, —Read More