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Snack Smart: Maximize Your Child’s Nutrition

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For families who choose fresh, local, and organic whole foods, kids’ snacking can easily derail all healthful good intentions. The market is inundated with prepackaged snacks for kids—usually filled with toxic ingredients like food coloring, added preservatives, and excessive amounts […]

Superfood, Spice, and Everything Nice

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“Everything old is new again” is popular, especially when it comes to nutrition and wellness. Every awesome “new” superfood, meditation technique, or healing modality, is something that ancient cultures have been using for hundreds, even thousands, of years. With the […]

Fennel for your Backyard Parties and Patriotic Celebrations

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Fennel is one of the quintessential scents, flavors, and foods characteristic of California’s Mediterranean climate. While it is a frequent ingredient favored by Italian, Mediterranean, and modern California cuisine, it is often overlooked by Americans even though the vegetable can […]

Rockstar Health & Fitness: Lindsey Stirling

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Some people are born with a talent so amazing, it seems to come from another world.  I was recently introduced to a girl with that kind of gift, and was blown away by what I discovered. Lindsey Stirling is definitely one of those people. Several […]

Your Juicing Questions Answered!

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Juice It Up! was founded in 1995 and since that time Juice It Up! has been bringing fresh squeezed juices and handcrafted smoothies to communities everywhere.  Juice It Up! has grown to nearly 80 outlets operating in full scale retail stores, […]

Manchego Baked Figs Recipe

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Fig season in California starts mid-May and runs through October. Delicate, delicious, and extremely perishable, fresh figs are best eaten within a few days of procurement, but can be stored in the refrigerator on a plate under paper towels for […]

Rockstar Health & Fitness: Deepak Chopra

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You know when you are in presence of greatness; you can just feel it. I felt something special when I spent time with Deepak Chopra. His energy was calming, positive, powerful, and inspiring. Deepak is the author of over 75 books […]

Why Go Gluten-Free?

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat and the following foods: barley, bulgur, cereal binding, couscous, durum, einkorn, emmer, farro, graham flour, kamut, malt, malt extract, malt flavoring, malt syrup, rye, semolina, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, and […]

Rockstar Fitness & Health: American Authors

What was the best day of your life? I think it’s always fun to remember these moments when a familiar song takes us there. One of my favorites is the current hit single, “Best Day of My Life,” by the […]

A Healthy Pizza Topping with Carrot Tops

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Carrots are harvested nearly all year long in Southern California. I often accumulate an abundance of them from my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box and run out of ideas for what to do with them. As a member of the […]

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