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Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Does cancer run in your family? And if so, does it worry you sometimes? Perhaps try cutting a little bit of meat out of your diet. The World Health Organization has determined that in Western society, approximately 30% of cancers are diet related. In particular, studies show that those who eat less meat were far less likely to develop...
Not so Free-Range

Not so Free-Range

When you imagine free-range chicken, you think happy clucking, pecking chickens roaming around in the fresh air, right? Not quite. Free range merely implies that the animal has been given access to the outdoors. This could mean that a door in the back of the coup is opened for a couple minutes each day, giving...
Vegan in Mexico City

Vegan in Mexico City

Carl and Cindy here from Mexico City! This a.m. we had a delicious vegan breakfast and wanted to share this great non-dairy alternative way to start your day. It’s called Birge-muesli and is from Stuttgart where both our Opa’s (grandfathers) are from. The night before set aside a bowl of rolled oats and freshly squeezed...
Mix it Up

Mix it Up

Craving afternoon sweets? Skip the M&Ms and go for a trail mix instead. Try cacao nibs, raw cashews, raisins and even the occasional shredded coconut. You’ll be satiated and more importantly, energized to make it through those last few hours at work. We all know how tough those can be .
Weight a Minute

Weight a Minute

Can’t seem to get rid of that layer of fat? Start lifting weights asap! Not only does muscle burn up to 70 times more calories than fat cells, but they also require more energy to survive. While fat needs only 3 calories per day to survive, muscle requires 75-150 calories daily!
Pucker Up

Pucker Up

Start your day with a glass of water and freshly squeezed lemon juice. It will rev your metabolism and get your body ready for the day.
High Pesticide Alert

High Pesticide Alert

Here’s a list of produce with the highest pesticide residue: strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, peaches, cantaloupe, celery, apples, apricots, green beans, grapes, cucumbers, pears, winter squash, potatoes. Try to buy organic to avoid ingesting all the chemicals.
Get Your Greens On

Get Your Greens On

Happy St. Patrick’s Day plant people! In honor of the holiday try to get some greens in each meal. Here are some ideas how: Start your meal off with a spinach salad. Eating your veggies first not only ensures you get the goods in your body, but fills you up so you eat less of...
Just a Little Taste

Just a Little Taste

Taste your food before adding sauces, seasonings, or sweeteners. You’ll save on calories and fat, while getting back in touch with your buds. I do this when I bake and sometimes leave out entire cups of sugar!
No Organic? Oh My!

No Organic? Oh My!

When there are no organic options to be found, try peeling your fruits or veggies. This will help to remove some of the harmful residue from pesticides, as well as other contaminants.
Rehydrate with Coconut Water

Rehydrate with Coconut Water

Drink coconut water after your workout to replenish electrolytes. It is one of the most hydrating beverages and has even been used in place of IV fluids in instances where none were available. Also, if you drink a glass of coconut water after a night of boozing, or the next morning, it is certain to...
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Eating out? Wash your hands after you order. Menus are one of the germiest things around! Try not to let them touch your plate or silverware either.