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Golden Milk Latte With an Enticing Asian Twist

Immune and Anti-Inflammatory Support in a Comforting Warm Beverage Vegan and Vegetarian Options Yes, I know – Golden Milk is so “2017”.  And while I have periodically gone through short spurts of drinking turmeric lattes, can’t say that I’m awed by the flavor. In other words, not something I crave. Wound up having an emergency […]

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What is nature therapy? 10 examples of nature therapy approaches

Nature therapy (also known as ecotherapy) describes an approach to wellbeing that emphasizes meaningful exposure to nature, which research has associated with numerous benefits for physical and mental health. Since connecting with nature can happen in myriad ways, nature therapy can take many distinct (but often overlapping and related) forms. Here are ten examples of […]

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Dr. LJ’s Magical Lemon Dust

Economical & Enhanced Nutrition that Will Benefit the Whole Family There are many science-based health benefits to adding lemons to your meals and just about every functional/integrative medicine doctor or holistic practitioner recommend drinking a cup of warm lemon water first thing in the morning.  Although our first instinct is to grab that coffee, tea […]

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How Nature Therapy can Help the Environment by Making People Care

Many of our planet’s natural environments are being threatened by climate change, pollution, overharvesting, and habitat destruction. At the same time nature is under attack, many Americans report spending less time in nature and feeling less happy than ever. Tellingly, research shows that spending time in nature is associated with improved physical and mental wellbeing in people, while people who […]

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Tempering: A Raw Fusion Living Technique for Essentially Raw Veggies

In Raw Fusion, we introduce the method of tempering vegetables so that they might be easier to digest, milder in taste, firmer or softer in texture, or any number of desirable transformations. The idea is to quickly convert the food to a new texture, without destroying their treasury of enzymes and vitamins. Other ways to […]

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Lunchbox Delight: Cold Asian Sesame Noodles

Vegan with Grain/Gluten Free Options Who wouldn’t love to dig into a lunchbox with some cold (or room temperature) noodles with a tangy, sweet and savory sauce and fresh veggies?  Adults and kids will appreciate getting something like this packed for their noontime meal. I have been seeing lots of interesting recipes lately on Facebook; […]

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Lemon Poppyseed Grain-Free Cookies

Vegan, Paleo & Keto Friendly, Gluten/Grain-Free Cookies I’ve been paying a lot of attention lately to how my body reacts to certain foods that I’ve been suspecting for a long time, may be toxic triggers.  And while grains of all kinds (especially corn!) are comfort foods, more and more research is coming out about how […]

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The Reset Button – A Mind Dynamic Technique

Even though I am truly committed to “practicing what I preach”… Even though over the past year I feel that I’ve rotated almost 180 degrees from some very low energy and stagnated seasons (let’s say I’m at about 160 degrees now :- ) … Even though my coping skills for fear and anxiety have taken […]

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Sweet Potato Toast with a Trio of Toppings

Raw Fusion, Vegan, Gluten/Grain-Free, Paleo-Friendly When I first heard about “sweet potato toast” from a raw foods colleague, I was super intrigued.  One of my weak spots in maintaining a raw fusion (50% and higher raw on a daily basis) is my love affair with toast and butter.  But I am finally at the point […]

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