5 Tasty Ways to Temper Sugar Cravings

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For almost a month now, I have eliminated sugar from my diet. There are a number of reasons to do this. High refined sugar intake not only can lead to weight gain and type two diabetes but it also has many effects on our skin. It can increase inflammation through unstable blood glucose levels as well as premature wrinkles because of the process of glycation (!) Going sugar-free has been surprisingly easy. One reason is that I am NOT doing a candida diet so I …

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Is a Life Without Salt Worth Living? My 30 Day Challenge

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Its been one week since starting my No sugar No salt 30 Day Challenge and its been hard. Really hard. If you’ve been reading this blog you know that I’m no stranger to cleanses and food challenges. I’ve gone without flour, yeast, fermented food and dairy, I’ve chugged castor oil with ginger (along with a plethora of god-awful tasting things), and I did my whole engagement party gluten-free (not to mention a vegan wedding cake). So, when I say this is the hardest challenge to …

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Chew On This: Congress Force Feeds Retractions to USDA Healthy Lunch Initiative

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Healthy food is fundamental for healthy bodies. You know it, I know it, but the US Congress is feigning naivete. I firmly advocate healthy meals for strong bodies, sharp minds and, of course, beautiful skin, so its disappointing to see that Congress has pushed back on the Obama Administration’s proposal to increase whole foods and vegetables while limiting starchy ones in school cafeterias, with the defense of the budget. Apparently veggies are too pricey (broccoli bail out?). So, changes to the proposal call to consider …

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Real Food Goes Mainstream…..Yippeee!

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I was all set to blog about new body moisturizers today, but then I went for lunch. Being stuck in the wretched food wasteland of Dundas and Yonge, I ventured down to the new Eaton Centre revamped food court. It was really more out of curiosity and figured I may just pick up some pre-made sushi rolls, but then I saw Urban Herbivore! Urban Herbivore is one of my favorite vegan cafes, and I have made many a trip to the Kensington Market for one …

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Super Speedy Healthy Breakfasts

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One of the reasons I hate breakfast is because of the time it takes to prepare a good one.  I am not at my most zen in the morning, and I often spend way too much time on my laptop then reverting into great personal chaos, usually involving frantically sifting through my washed but not folded laundry for clothes and an in-and-out shower.  But because I try to avoid yeast, wheat and sugar, fast traditional pleasures such as toast and jam or boxed cereal are …

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Interesting Vid on Soil

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I was going to post about the wonders of rosehip oil, but stumbled upon this video and thought you all may find it interesting.  Its an uber short piece with Michael Pollan, the author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”, and it talks about soil quality.  I like it because it also applies to skincare – and is also why Jurlique, Dr. Hauschka, Martina Gebhardt and Just Pure are biodynamic lines that pay close attention to the soil their ingredients are grown in.

The Skinny on Fat: A Guest Blog with Dr. Lim-Trotter

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I am very discriminating when it comes to health experts.  I have been to enough alternative doctors, practitioners and energy readers to know that it takes a special kind of person to be a great healer.  You not only need to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but also care deeply about your patients.  This is why I was so excited to have Dr. Aileen Lim Trotter write a guest blog post for me.  We work together extensively with the most challenging skin ailments, sharing patients …

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