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.
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:
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
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?
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?
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.
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!
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.