Lactogenic Foods That Increase Breast Milk Production

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A few days ago, a friend called to ask about lactation foods (foods that increase production of breast milk). Even as I rattled off some foods that came to mind, I realized I get asked this question a lot.  Just one of the perks of being a community nutritionist who places a lot of emphasis […]

Strengthen Hips and Knees with Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Joint Juice

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Fresh pineapple juiced with ginger and fresh turmeric is a sweet drink with a kick courtesy of the ginger! I drink this regularly to ease my joints and it has worked wonders. A few years back I started to get those nagging aches in my joints that are classic for someone who has the start […]

Homemade Kombucha To Heal Your Gut

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My first taste of Kombucha was at Trader Joe’s! I paid $4.50 for 16 ounces and was quite pleased with the pleasant tasting, fizzy slightly tart ginger drink that gave me a quick pick me up. I went back to buy it on days when I was detoxing or mini fasting and loved the energy it […]

Bring Back Bone Broth Benefits

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In the days of our ancestors, the hunter gatherers of the stone age  when they had no antibiotics, chemotherapy and all the advances of modern medicine they had good old reliable ” bone broth” which was the cure for everything from rheumatism to diabetes! The ancient bone broth was not just an ordinary stock but […]

Homemade Sorrel : The Feel Good Anti Stress Drink

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  A little while back I got hooked on sorrel, a red Jamaican drink made from sorrel leaves, ginger and spice! There was this little health cafe near my old place of work in DC and I walked up there often to get a glass for $5.00. It is a soothing, calming drink that naturally […]

Pineapple Ginger Lemonade Laced With Turmeric #SundaySupper

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Zesty Pineapple Lemonade with a hint of ginger and turmeric is a refreshing  healthy drink  that is perfect accompaniment to any meal.  My Sunday Supper team is doing a picnic theme and I am making my favorite drink : Pineapple lemonade! I love this drink and make it every time I need a boost! It’s […]

Medicine Cabinet Makeover! Natural Ingredients to Ease Indigestion!

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover! Natural Ingredients to Ease Indigestion! That uncomfortable full feeling you get in your gut when you eat a heavy meal is generally a symptom of indigestion. Some of the symptoms include frequent belching, nausea, heartburn, stomach pain and general discomfort in the belly. All of us have had it at some time […]

Sea Salt Vs Table Salt! Which Should You Use?

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With all the varieties of sea salt floating around the market, it has become a popular household name. From reality shows like Chopped to Cupcake Wars, sea salt is a common, important ingredient. Touted for it’s all ‘natural quality’ everyone seems to prefer sea salt to iodized salt! Ok, I am not slamming sea salt […]

Beat Holiday Bloat with Cran Water

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  Cran water! My magic potion to breezing through the holidays without packing on too many extra pounds!  From Thanksgiving, through Christmas to New Year it’s party city!  Now who wants to deprive themselves of all that good stuff?  Not me!! A habit I always practice religiously through the holidays is drinking cran water. This […]

Pomegranate: Powerful Protection For The Diabetic Heart

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Can Diabetics Drink Pomegranate Juice? November is National diabetes month and I wanted to write a post on diabetes and nutrition before the month speeds by. I have been asked this question by readers and I thought I would address it! Can diabetics drink pomegranate juice ? Pomegranate is a delicious way to get antioxidants […]