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Focusing on healthier paths

How have you been doing with your health goals for 2017? Have you been traveling along your healthier paths effortlessly? Or have there been a few potholes? In either case, you might be interested in my free, 6-week email course to help you focus on a different goal each week. The reason this blog is called “healthier paths” rather than …

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Treating autoimmune diseases naturally

When someone gets an autoimmune disease, it means their immune system has gone rogue and is attacking a healthy part of their body. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s three years ago, which meant my immune system was attacking my thyroid. In those with multiple sclerosis, it’s attacking the brain and spinal cord. In Crohn’s disease, it attacks the intestines. There …

Are cosmetic chemicals dangerous?

Though I’ve been horrified by the chemicals contaminating food for quite a while, I really had not thought much about cosmetic chemicals before reading the book Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan. However, because of my interest in chemical-free living in general, I was intrigued by the book and requested a …

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Just eat real food

The secret to healthy eating is to simply eat real food. You mean, there is such a thing as fake food? Yes! As Michael Pollan once said, if it arrives through the window of your car, it’s not real food. Most fast food items have 25+ ingredients in them. One of my favorite examples is KFC’s mashed potatoes, which has …