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Produce, Pesticides & You

Produce, Pesticides & You

Written by Lisa Malin

Pesticides were designed to be toxic to pests and unwanted plants. Mission accomplished! Unfortunately, many of these chemicals are also toxic to humans and wildlife.  Ooops…..Risks from pesticide exposure include respiratory problems, cancer hormone/endocrine disorders,  skin rashes, eye irritation, and even brain and nervous system toxicity. 

Eat Your Vegetables!

Eat Your Vegetables!

Written by Lisa Malin

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggests we eat a minimum of 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day, but many healthcare professionals suggest we triple that amount if we want to see real health benefits. To make it easy on clients, I suggest they shoot for 8 cups of non-starchy vegetables per day, and here’s why:

Why Can't You Shed Those Extra 10 lb's?

Why Can't You Shed Those Extra 10 lb's?

Written by Lisa Malin

You’re restricting food intake, killing it at the gym, even doubling up on spin classes and, still, the scale won’t budge. Why?  Because the Eat Less + Move More weight loss model simply doesn’t work, and worse, it can lead to disordered eating, over exercising, guilt, shame, and feelings of defeat. Here's the truth...Read More

Resolution Hacks 101

Resolution Hacks 101

Written by Lisa Malin

January is finally here, and with it a flurry of New Year’s resolutions, big and small. What can we do better in 2019? How can we stack the odds in our favor, and increase our chances of creating the life we want?  

Finished

Finished

Written by Lisa Malin

Lots to like about the Organic Pharmer 5 Day Jump Start. Click here to read more.

Meal Plan: What EXACTLY Do You Need To Know?

Meal Plan: What EXACTLY Do You Need To Know?

The inside track to the 5 Day Jump Start meal plan with Organic Pharmer
Full Fridge, Full Heart? Well, Kind Of.

Full Fridge, Full Heart? Well, Kind Of.

Typical questions you may have when deciding to do the 5 Day Jump Start with Organic Pharmer. 

How is the food?
How am I feeling?
Are you hungry?

Ever Feel Like You Want To Get Off The Merry Go Round

Ever Feel Like You Want To Get Off The Merry Go Round

Things are moving fast: kids, school, work, schedules, social obligations, more work. You're busy running around taking care of everyone and everything. Then you look up and see an entire month has passed, but you're not really sure how it happened?

To Juice Cleanse Or Not - That Is The Question

To Juice Cleanse Or Not - That Is The Question

A conversation with Darleen Gross, Organic Pharmer's juiceologist and macrobiotic chef. Getting to the nitty gritty of juice cleansing.
3 Day Situation - Succeeding With A Cleanse

3 Day Situation - Succeeding With A Cleanse

If you follow me @thisisgrounded, you already know that juice cleansing is not part of my regular wellness routine. Until last week, I had never even done a juice cleanse.But then I met Darleen Gross, Culinary Director at Organic Pharmer, former personal chef to Gwyneth Paltrow and part of the founding team of M Cafe LA's award-winning macrobiotic restaurant, and decided to give juicing a try. 
How do you make gluten-free baked goods taste so good?

How do you make gluten-free baked goods taste so good?

I spend a lot of time just thinking about how to “wow” our dedicated gluten and allergen-conscious crowd. All the good stuff we bring to the table - the sweet treats, breads and other baked goods, as well as the rest of the Organic Pharmer menu – they all start as a simple idea for something we think people will love!
Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

By Dr. Susan Blum

One thing I’ve noticed when talking to patients is that, despite the prevalence of the word “organic,” many people don’t actually know what it means or are confused.  Organic produce is grown without conventional pesticides/herbicides, harsh chemicals or bioengineering while organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy come from animals that have been allowed to graze on pastures, are fed 100% organic feed and are not given growth hormones or antibiotics. As a result, going organic helps you avoid toxins, hormones and antibiotics which can negatively impact and disrupt the body in several ways.