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Celery Juice: Magical Benefits

With Spring in full bloom I feel more inspired to make cold, refreshing veggie juices; specifically celery juice. While juicing isn’t new I’m always amused by health trends that make old practices seem so innovative. You may have heard that all the celebrities and health gurus now drink celery juice as it is purported to […]

Microbiome: Science of the Human & Planetary Body

Google the term “microbiome” and prepare to be flooded with a plethora of scientific literature on its importance in human health. The Human Microbiome Project, along with other microbiome projects have helped play key roles in helping us humans understand the intricate universe of microbes that inhabit our bodies. The gut microbiota is the community […]

Celebrating Spring: 3 Tips for a Fresh Start

Happy Spring friends! This time of year always excites me as we feel the rebirth around us and within ourselves. While New York is a city that never sleeps, there is something special about seeing Mother Nature’s lush florals and greens blossom all over the concrete jungle. I love the fragrance in the air and […]

Skins + Seeds: The Future of Food and Nutrition

Imagine sinking your teeth into the sweet flesh of a pink watermelon as the juices run down your chin. What if I told you you could also eat the skin and enjoy it just as much, if not more? Watermelon taco anyone?! It may sound bizarre, but this may be the future of food and […]

The Scoop on Moringa + Smoothie Recipe

Move over spirulina and make room for moringa! Trending the past few years this superfood superstar known as “moringa,” is the latest green to grace your morning smoothies(see recipe below). The first time I heard about moringa, I was in a juice bar in Kauai a few years ago. I was used to wheatgrass shots, […]

Stress Eating: What Are You Really Craving?

Let’s face it, we’ve all had those moments in life when only your favorite comfort food can make the pain go away..or at least numb it temporarily. When the fight-or-flight response switches on we often crave some form of carbs or fatty, greasy foods (not broccoli, but if you do then all the more power […]

Blueberry Rosewater Jam

Lately I’ve been on a rose high, especially after attending a workshop on the healing essence of rose. The “queen of flowers,” roses bud, bloom and fade. The rose grows entirely unaware, changing naturally from one state to another. Vulnerable, roses are open to all the elements that may treat them cruelly. However, roses know […]

Berry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

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One of the activities I enjoy the most is experimenting with recipes and playing in the kitchen. Taking the time to slow down and make a meal allows me to embrace the moment and take time to nourish myself. I believe that cooking is one of the multiple ways we can cultivate self-love. It fosters […]