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The Most Underrated Fruit of Summer

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Don’t overlook the most nutrient dense pick. I consider this fruit to be the most underrated fruit of summer. Can you guess what it is? It’s not papaya, it’s not mango, it’s not an orange, it’s not even an exotic fruit, like carambola… it’s… KIWI. This small fruit has big health benefits—and appears on the 15 least pesticide-contaminated list from the Environmental Working Group. This means that while it’s always Read More

Merry Giftmas

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Countdown to Christmas. The holiday season is merry, bright, and… busy. If you are scrambling for that last minute gift for that special someone on your list, I want to share with you what I am gifting family and friends this year. Here are my top picks that I hope convey love, gratitude, and holiday cheer and may be just the right gift for one of your loved ones. Jo Read More

The Healthy Fat Ladies Love

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You’ll go gaga over GLA. Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) from cold pressed black currant seed oil is a must have for any and all women. This small, round, juicy berry found on the Ribers nigrum, otherwise known as the black currant plant, is a familiar ingredient in herbal teas and jams. However, the tiny seeds inside the berries are what to have your eyes on, as they’re a rich source Read More

Glowing Skin Starts with GLA

The right omega fats relieve dry, itchy skin. Targeted ultra-hydrating skin care ingredients on the inside—and on the outside—can visibly combat the dehydrating, drying effects of the fall and winter seasons. Biologically, the skin requires a steady supply of the omega-6 essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) to stay supple and smooth. GLA helps to trap moisture and prevents water from disappearing from the surface of the skin. It Read More

The Surprising Sinus-Yeast Connection

Get Rid of The Fungus Among Us. Do you have a stuffy nose? Or a cough that’s worse at night? Suffer sore throat or ear pain? If so, you may have chronic sinusitis (inflammed sinuses). 32 million people have this kind of persistent sinus infection. Pain (in the forehead, upper jaw, or teeth, or around your cheeks, eyes, or nose), postnasal drip, bad breath, fatigue or irritability, dizziness, and even Read More

Age-Defying Energy Strategy

Think and feel young—at any age. Years ago when I was nutritional director at the Pritikin Longevity Center, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of distinguished individuals—ambassadors, celebrities, CEOs, and former government officials who had traveled the world. I became intrigued by glowing reports from many of these people about an amazing anti-aging therapy. Not only did they report increased energy and mental clarity, but they also Read More

Flush Food Allergies and Relieve Rosacea

Anti-inflammatory GLA helps clear your skin and can even help relieve PMS. Do you blush easily? Have small, red bumps on your face? Or irritated, crusty eyes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have rosacea. Up to 100 million people worldwide do, says the International Rosacea Foundation. Most at risk are people with fair skin, light-colored hair and eyes, particularly women between 30 and 60—especially Read More

How a Hug Can Protect Your Heart

What you and your blood pressure really need for Valentine’s Day. Love does far more than make the world go around. It helps remove plaque from the arteries, boosts the body’s immune response, relieves stress, and lengthens life. Do you have high blood pressure? A hug from a close friend or family member can lower hypertension. In fact, a  study at Brigham Young University shows that women who are “married with children” Read More

Put Your Best Face Forward

Winter weather is no match for the magical moisturizing effects of BeauCle! If winter skin has got you down, don’t despair – repair! Our precious skin is the very first line of defense against the weather. But targeted ultra-hydrating skin care ingredients on the inside and on the outside can visibly combat the dehydrating, drying effects of the season. Supplementing with the right amount of the essential fatty acids (especially Read More

Defat Your Hips, Waist and Thighs

Use GLA to keep the pounds off—for good. New evidence suggests that gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 essential fat, may prevent weight regain following major weight loss. The Department of Nutrition at the University of California conducted a yearlong double-blind study involving fifty formally obese people. They were randomized to receive either 890 mg of GLA per day or the placebo of 5 g per day of olive oil, Read More