Category Archives: Organic
Tomorrow (Thursday, October 11th) I will be on “The Doctors” with my colleague, Dr. Myles Spar. We discuss how eating an anti-inflammatory diet can improve health, eliminate pain and prevent disease. One of my patients, Laura, will also be on the show documenting how following Akasha’s 3-week cleanse, along with drinking an anti-inflammatory protein smoothie […]
School is back in session and it’s time to start packing lunches again. We want our kids’ lunches to be nutrient dense, healthy and enjoyed by our little ones. I often discuss the benefits of packing healthy school lunches to my patients such as, healthy immune system, improved energy, and better school performance. I am […]
Sophie and I made some delicious almond milk today. While it is pretty easy to find almond milk these days, homemade almond milk is tastier, fresher and more rewarding to sip. Most store bought milk contain additives that aren’t naturally found in milk. And, really, there is nothing quite as delicious as freshly made raw, […]
It has been a month since my last blog post. I have found – like I hear from so many of my patients – that “I have no time.” My writing and yoga practice have suffered as a result. For the past month Sophie has been on a “sleep strike” – few naps; difficult, […]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its 2011 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This list helps you prioritize when you really must buy organic and when you can save money buying conventionally grown fruits and veggies. Apples, celery, and strawberries top the dirty dozen list while onions, corn, and pineapple contain the lowest […]
A healthy liver and clean body are essential for hormonal balance. Estrogen, the hormone responsible for breast development, hips, menstrual cycles, good moods, sharp minds, strong bones and healthy cholesterol levels, is affected adversely by the environmental toxins we are exposed to every day. Certain chlorinated pesticides, PCBs, and combustion byproducts tax the liver and […]
Last night I heard Eugene Schwartz talk about the benefits of a Waldorf education for early childhood development. He shared a thought worth passing on.
Every year the EWG publishes it’s shopper’s guide to pesticides. This list helps the “should-I-spend-the-extra-money-to-buy-this-organic” decision making process easier. Below is a list of the highest pesticide produce, “the dirty dozen” (when you can, buy these organic) and the cleanest produce “the clean 15″ (OK to save your money and buy conventional). Thank you EWG […]
As I am nearing the end of my pregnancy, I relish in my control in creating a green and nourishing environment for my growing baby. A mother’s actions during pregnancy affect the physical, mental, emotional, anatomical and neurological development of her fetus. It is an empowering process to make decisions that beneficially affect my growing […]
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently published their updated shopper’s guide to pesticides. The “Dirty Dozen” comprise the 12-most contaminated fruits and vegetables. EWG research has found that people who eat these 12 fruits and vegetables (conventionally grown) consume, on average, 10 pesticides a day.