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Two Big Reasons to Consider a Detox or Cleanse.

I’m relatively new to the practice of seasonal detoxing or cleansing.  (The terms are interchangeable.) I experienced my first one for 7 days a few years ago and had such favorable results that I studied up on the subject, and now offer one four times a year as part of my health coaching programs. Read… Read more

Kidney Supporting Green Juice

Your kidneys’ responsibilities include playing a central role in the urinary system, balancing salts, stimulating red blood cell production and stabilizing your blood pressure. When your kidneys malfunction, kidney failure can develop in response to factors such as toxin accumulation. Adjusting your diet to include kidney friendly foods can help support healthy kidney functions. Vegetables… Read more

Salt: A Closer Look

Salt. Such a common, ordinary, mainstay in almost every kitchen. Flavors foods, blends foods, helps to preserve foods. Lots of uses – many positives- and some significant drawbacks when over-used and sometimes under-used. These were my first thoughts recently when one of my clients told me her story of trouble with not too much salt,… Read more

Date Nut Torte

“Fudgey, creamy and sweet!  I bring this with me when I’m visiting someone I’d like to introduce to raw food.  People can’t believe it’s raw!  And it’s one of the quickest and easiest desserts to make”   Alissa Cohen  Base of Torte: 2 cups raisins 2 cups raw walnuts Frosting: 1 cup dates, pitted and soaked…. Read more

Nuts and Seeds Help to Keep You Healthy

Somewhere in the history of food preparation and fine dining, the world of nuts and seeds got relegated, roasted and salted, to the sidelines. Still a staple at cocktail parties, receptions of any sort, and weekend sporting events, they receive a nod as a good source of protein and fat. Some people wince at the… Read more

Let’s Talk about Probiotics – Part II

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. They are “friendly bacteria” that are similar to organisms that occur naturally in our digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, from helping with irritable bowel syndrome and traveler’s diarrhea… Read more

Marinated Veggies

This combination of vegetables is particularly tasty as a topping for zucchini pasta or simply on its own. I cup Orange Miso Marinade. See it here I cup chopped zucchini 1 cup chopped bell pepper (any color) ½ cup diced onion 1 cup mushrooms, stemmed and diced 1 cup chopped asparagus Combine Orange Miso Marinade,… Read more

Orange Miso Marinade

Soy-free chickpea miso is the base for this terrific marinade that blends well with the flavor of orange and ginger 1/4 chickpea miso ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbs raw apple cider vinegar 2 tsp. tamari soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp minced fresh ginger Blend or whisk… Read more

Let’s Talk About Probiotics – Part I

I’ve got probiotics on my mind – a recent very successful 7 Day Cleanse that I recently led, which was followed by many questions about probiotics, and now an infected toe for which I am taking antibiotics have kept the subject in front of me. So let’s talk about probiotics. The Back Story The human… Read more