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Review: R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Essence

It was almost 10 years ago when I first sipped cucumber water and fell in love. I was living at the Biosphere 2 facility in Arizona as part of a college research program and my neighbor (we lived in two-unit dwellings quaintly called Arroyos) had made a pitcher - just water, ice, and cucumber slices. […]

Exercise Safely During Summer

Two years ago, I participated in one of those charity walks that spans two days and 39 miles. While I only managed to finish the first 28 miles, I learned quite a bit about exercising in hot weather.
You see, we were experiencing record high temperatures for May and June while I trained for this […]

Review: PUR Water Filtration System

Recently, after a conversation with two water-elitist friends (you know, the kind of people who only drink water bottled on location at some remote mountain stream, located in a country you can only dream of visiting and at a price you can only hope to some day afford,) I decided to try to improve on […]

A Berry Good Recommendation from Dr. Perricone

Sitting right up in the number one spot of Dr. Perricone’s top 10 superfoods is a relative newcomer to the U.S. market, the açaí berry. Harvested in Brazil, açaí pulp is rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), antioxidants, and fiber … and (I quote) “studies have shown that this little berry is one of the […]

Small Changes Can Really Add Up

It seems like there is a new weight loss gimmick every week. Websites and television are filled with ads for a new patch, pill, drink, or cream. While everyone has slightly different needs, the basic weight loss formula is as simple as “eat less, move more”. But if you’re like me, with 0.23948 spare seconds […]

An Adventure in Juice Feasting-Elimination

Editor’s Note: Drinking too much water can be fatal. Too much water can lead to brain swelling, cessation of breathing and ultimately death. Always consult a physician before embarking on any sort of diet, including juice feasting.

Wow! Day 55 of my juice feast and I have been living with headaches, insomnia, stomach ache, acne, canker […]

Warm Winter Beverages, Light Yet Fulfilling

For roughly seven years, we lived in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. It was around year six that the novelty of shoveling piles of snow began to wear off. Nonetheless, I do often miss those relaxing days by the fire, nestled in a soft blanket with a hot beverage in hand, just watching […]

New Superfood Smoothies

Just a few years ago, I knew little of hemp beyond knapsack-style clothing, but this little seed has been making huge strides recently. With an excellent balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, a “complete protein” profile, and an impressive spec sheet of trace minerals, these tiny seeds are gaining some serious attention in […]

Stay Hydrated Safely This Summer

The mercury is rising here in the Northeast United States, with humidity adding insult to injury. It’s one of those times when just stepping outside can cause beads of sweat to form on your brow.
It’s pretty much common knowledge that one of the most important things to do for your body in hot weather is […]

Watermelon Feta Salad

In California, we’re fortunate enough to occasionally find out of season fruits during the otherwise dreary (fruit wise) winter months, and thanks to the popular Trader Joe’s and Safeway grocery store chains, selections often includes watermelon, pre-sliced and packed in a tub and ready to eat.
Most melons, but particularly watermelon, are a dieter’s friend, and […]