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Avocados are full of healthy fats that lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack

The Nutrient Booster

by Jenna Heberden

There’s more to avocados than being the stars of guacamole, that ever-popular Mexican dip. Native to northern Mexico and Central America, avocados were consumed by the Aztecs for thousands of years before the Europeans found them upon arrival in the Americas. Continue reading “The Health Benefits of Avocados” »

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Maharishi Ayurveda Deep Rest Herbal Supplement

by Sylvie Greil

Sleep can be an elusive friend. We know certain people, and for them it’s “lights out” as soon as their head hits the pillow. We envy them. Continue reading “Maharishi Ayurveda Deep Rest Herbal Supplement – Review” »



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Fifty Shades of Kale

By Drew Ramsey, M.D. and Jennifer Iserloh

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(HarperWave, 2013)




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Kale juice, crunch kale chips, kale Caesar salad on restaurant menus … kale is the new black! We got the last confirmation that people are indeed crazy for this cruciferous veggie when our local Latino grocer started selling the Tuscan variety alongside queso de Oaxaca and homemade tortillas.

Fifty Shades of Kale takes kale to lofty new heights via recipes that sneak it into anything from pizza and fajitas to chocolate dessert and Campari cocktails. Whether you are already one of its devotees or still need to embrace this shade of green, you will love the practical recipes including huevos rancheros; black bean soup with fresh lime; and mushroom and kale risotto; and might even be tempted by the kale Pisco Sour and The Lacchiato — yes, it’s a kale macchiato!


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Go Alkaline with Tru Alka

by Julia Mason

Alkaline water — also known as “high pH” water — has recently become increasingly popular as a wellness trend, in part thanks to “alkaline diet” devotees such as Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The basic premise of the “alkaline movement” is that the consumption of beverages and foods with a low acid content – meaning a higher pH level – can boost the immune system by neutralizing acid in the body. While the human body is naturally alkaline, a diet high in meat, alcohol, caffeine and processed foods can radically increase the amount of acid in the blood. This stresses out the digestive system and promotes inflammation, which can lead to disease.

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