Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, have gained quite a bit of popularity. I remember as a kid the thrill/gross-out feeling of pulling the flesh and seeds out of the pumpkins we carved for Halloween. Mom always had us save the seeds for roasting in the oven.Read More
I spread the good news of Beautycounter because it fits within my mission. A skincare company committed to high-performing, toxin-free skin care and makeup. And I'm excited to share that Beautycounter holiday sets launched this week!Read More
What is your number? I bet you know your cell phone… PIN… Social Security…. But what about your cholesterol number—do you know it?
And what about the “other” numbers that accompany the cholesterol, like your HDL, LDL, VLDL, and Cholesterol/HDL ratio?Read More
Ever looked at the ingredient lists on the back of your personal care products? More often than not, you’ll see “fragrance” listed as an ingredient on everything from lotion to shampoo to soap. But “fragrance” isn’t really a single chemical ingredient.Read More
I don't know about you, but if I wake up with any of the following: scratchy throat, fever, diarrhea/vomiting, or flu-like symptoms, I want to know that I am prepared with all the right ingredients in my cabinet.Read More
It all started with a bump on the head….Well, I should say a rapid, head-first “mousetrap” type fall. Tripping over the 4-month old puppy who had gotten underfoot.
I’ve never fallen like that before, and it was quite a shock. The goose egg on my forehead went from hair line to brow line. I iced it and licked my wounds/pride over this incident.Read More
It’s no secret that the sun provides all sorts of health benefits, including helping our bodies manufacture vitamin D. With beach season right around the corner, though, many people are looking for the best sunscreens to cut their risk of sun overexposure, sunburns, and possibly skin cancer.Read More
Five years ago, when I started on this journey of Redeeming Wellness, one of my main concerns was that as women, we were self-sabotaging our beauty. I desperately wanted to tell you that while “beauty can be skin deep,” and that beauty starts on the inside, all of that is for naught if you have a poor diet.Read More
By now, most of my friends and family members know my position on drinking milk.I tell them that we are the only species on the planet that drinks another species’ milk even after we are weaned.
(And if you know anything about the history of milk production in this country, you’d be horrified.)Read More
How many strawberries do you eat each year?
Earlier this week the Environmental Working Group released EWG's 2016 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™. Hundreds of thousands of consumers like you are turning to this important resource to shop smarter and cleaner by avoiding fruits and veggies most likely to be laden in pesticide residues.Read More
Do you make New Year's resolutions? I can’t say that I ever have. But in the past couple of years, through working with clients, I have discovered the power of affirmations and positive language and the powerful effect they can have on life's journeys.Read More