A-choo! Five Easy Allergy-Taming Techniques

If you’re like me, you probably don't want to spend entire spring stoned on a cocktail of antihistamines and prescription pills just to keep allergies at bay. With side-effects like chemically-induced sleepiness and dry-mouth, many allergy meds can feel more like a punishment than a cure! So what can you do to manage the sneezin’ season without having to lock yourself indoors? Take a few pre-emptive steps now, plus a few maintenance steps later to take you from spring through the first frost feeling great, naturally. Here are a few of my favorite allergy-fighting techniques:

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Valentine's Day Healthy, Indulgent, Delicious Brownies!

Ah, Valentine’s Day, our annual salute to the universal theme of love, to those we cherish, and the sweet things in life. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the sentiments of love’s celebratory day takes the form of pretty heart-shaped boxes loaded with sweets and decadent, post-dinner, chocolate desserts. Who doesn’t love such yummy treats?

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6 Nutritionist-Approved Tips to Boost Immunity This Winter

As a nutritionist, educator and presenter, spending time on the road is just another day at the (mobile) office. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to share the ‘food as medicine’ gospel, and meet so many interesting people and travel through our beautiful country. But all the travel isn’t without it’s challenges, and for me, one of the biggest is staying well, particularly in winter. So every year at about this time, I begin my wintertime immunity ramp-up. Here are a few of my seasonal ‘tricks of the trade’ to help keep my immune system’s defenses high – and can help yours too, no matter where winter takes you:

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Thanksgiving Food, Family, Friends-with a Side of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is, hands-down, my favorite holiday. For me, it’s all about loved ones around the table, good feelings, good conversation and of course, delicious, healthy food. Most of all though, Thanksgiving is about gratitude and of truly appreciating the special moments throughout the day that shape our memories. like the scent of roasting turkey wafting through the house. The Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. The arrival of family and friends. Sitting down to the meal. Saying grace and giving thanks to the food and the farmers, the universe and the higher power that’s brought us all together. 

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