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The Sugar Coat

We have all seen food fads come and go. Remember when fats were the devil? Many women banned olive oil from their salad dressing only to learn the hard way that healthy fats are

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Protect Against Lyme Disease Outdoors

When she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was an active, vivacious 10-year-old who loved playing kickball and hanging from the monkey bars. A year later, Caesar had trouble catching her breath, plagued

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Celebrate Easter With Handmade Beeswax Candles

This year I’m especially excited about upcoming Easter since it signals the beginning of spring. Certainly something I desperately need after a tough winter in the Northeast with several snowstorms. Many Easter traditions include egg

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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Digestion

If you suffer from common digestive troubles like acid reflux, bloating, constipation, gas and colon distress, here are our Top 10 Tips for long-term tummy relief:  Chew like a cow Digestion begins with the sight and smell

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What Do the New FDA Food Labels Really Tell Us?

The FDA is proposing several changes to nutrition labels on food packages. We asked Nicolette Pace, M.S., R.D. and nationally recognized nutrition and lifestyle expert, why the change is so important and how it

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Oscars-Inspired Organic Beauty Makeovers

  I loved the Oscars this year. I might not have agreed with all the winners of the actual awards, but I did agree with the fashion and beauty choices of almost everyone that walked

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Be Cruelty-Free Week

This week is Be Cruelty-Free Week, a time set aside to raise awareness about ending animal testing for cosmetics. For me, every week is Be Cruelty-Free Week, don’t you think? In fact, you do! According

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Thyroid Imbalance Becoming More Common

Two of my dear friends were diagnosed just this year with thyroid imbalances: One has hypothyroid, or underactive thyroid, and my other friend has been diagnosed with hyperactive, or overactive, thyroid. Both conditions seemed

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Patchouli Essential Oil: An Aroma with History

It was the counter-culture revolution of the 60s in the U.S. and Europe that put a worldwide spotlight on Patchouli Essential Oil, and ever since, its aroma continues to be commonly associated with the

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Beauty Is Wellness: 6 Ways to Mix Up Your Greens Routine

Welcome to Beauty Is Wellness, a column about the link between nutrition, lifestyle and beauty based on my health coaching practice of the same name. I’m thrilled to share information about my favorite beauty

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