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There are 3 Maria's in my immediate family: my grandmother, my younger cousin and me. We are named after our grandmother Maria, as is the custom in Italian families for the first born girl to take her grandmother's name. Also typical, is the shorter name "Mary", which family members ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month and I'd like to focus on spreading the word about prevention and a REAL cure; a healthy lifestyle! Over 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS has been invested in finding a cure for breast cancer and after decades of research, there are hundreds of thousands of ...

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6 Foods to Help You Catch Some ZZZZZZZs!

Did you know the foods we eat affect how much and how well we sleep? We all know that sugar and caffeine will most likely, keep us awake at night, tossing and turning, fluffing that pillow, then tossing some more. Just as there are foods to hinder a restful night's ...

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12 Delicious Alternatives to Sugar

Staying away from processed white sugar and using alternative natural sweeteners is one way to create foods that support good health. However, "natural" doesn't mean that these sweeteners can't be as detrimental to our good health as that white stuff. Being aware of the glycemic index and how these natural ...

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Cancer Fighting Foods

Eating the wrong foods may cause cancer, we know this for an absolute fact. Even the National Cancer Institute acknowledges that poor dietary choices may contribute to the increased risk of certain cancers.  Well thankfully, Mother Nature has a solution! Eating a variety of natural raw vegan foods, such ...

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The dog days of summer are upon us and what better way to beat the heat then with the glorious fruits of summer? The sweet, succulent, and super refreshing bounty of this season is a perfect way to load up on essential vitamins and nutrients. Stay cool on the laziest ...

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There are so many reasons to limit or even totally avoid dairy products these days; hormones, antibiotics, over processing, and most recently we even had a mad cow disease scare in the milk supply! Schools and parents have been bashing sweetened flavored milk lately- in fact, some major school systems, ...

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The liver is a complex organ with a variety of important duties in our bodies. It makes a variety of hormones and proteins as well as bile, it converts fats, proteins, and complex carbohydrates to blood sugar (glucose), and it acts as a filter to remove wastes and toxins from ...

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Go Nuts!

Like many vegans and raw foodists, I'm nuts for nuts!  Sure, nuts and seeds are super nutritious, especially in their raw state, but for this girl, my love affair with nuts is all about the amazingly delicious cheeses that can be created from them!  Let's face it, growing up in ...

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One of the biggest mistakes I see with my clients is they just don't eat enough of the good stuff! Whether they are juice feasting, transitioning to raw, or just taking a test drive, these folks tend to starve themselves in an effort to get healthy and lose weight. Our bodies ...

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