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What’s in my suitcase

I’m getting ready to head out of town, and my goal is to maintain my nutritional style as best I can. Perfection is not for me, but letting it all…

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Spring Smoothie Roundup

  Now that spring is (finally!) here, it’s time to start using all the sweet seasonal produce to get creative with your morning smoothies and juices again. I know that…

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Popexpert “Live Better” Week

  It’s a new year, and you’re ready for more. But are you inspired by so many things, you’re not sure where to begin? Whether it’s healthy eating, mindfulness, weight…

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VIP Vitamix Discount

  If there’s one product I love, it’s my Vitamix, and I think you know this. If you want to not only eat lots of fresh produce, but also have…

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. And yet venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body neutralizes in order to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to re-balance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods…

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Fall Entertaining Style

It’s gotten chilly here is Virginia; given the time change and early sunsets, and I’m happy to be inside, cuddled by the fire, wrapped in a throw and planning to…

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My Book Launch!

It’s finally here! My book, Discover Your Nutritional Style: Your Seasonal Plan to a Happy, Healthy and Delicious Life, will be shipping to you on September 15. This book, my…

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Rock Your Vitamix

  This week I’m giving away not one, but TWO Vitamix blenders as part of my Launch with Benefits. I can’t wait to find out who is going to win…

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Superfoods for all year long

  Like an artist’s palette, the hub and I use a variety of Superfoods everyday in our smoothies. It depends on our state of mind—and our body’s needs. I keep…

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Review: Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

  Coming to Washington, DC, anytime soon? If so, don’t miss this restaurant review! Elizabeth Petty is a Washington, D.C. business woman, wife and mother. She also owns an elegant…

 
 
 
 
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