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My Chinese Sugar-Dairy-Gluten-Free Diet Back in 1998

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A woman asked me a question yesterday and she was feeling overwhelmed about her situation: “I have food sensitivities and I cannot eat gluten, dairy, sugar, and legumes. What is left for me?” Here is what I told her: when I lived in China people did not eat any sugar, […]

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10 Veggies That Can Harm Your Thyroid

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Vegetables are good for you. You know that. Except, not always. You’ve probably seen all kinds of ads and articles about juicing and green juices and how healthy they are. Women are told green juices are good for them, and they start to juice handfuls of kale, spinach, bok choy […]

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Zucchini Spaghetti with Avocado & Seeds Pesto

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Santa brought me a wonderful new toy: a spaghetti zucchini maker, also called spiralizer. And I’m just like my kids with their new toys, I love it! In less than one minute I transform a zucchini into a wonderful plate of spaghetti! If only this had been invented in the […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup With Pinto Beans and Chorizo

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I first found this recipe in a British cookbook and it is largely inspired by Spanish cuisine. Served with a slice of whole grain bread, it is a meal in itself. It is especially tasteful if you have fully ripe peppers and tomatoes, and a good quality chorizo. You can […]

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11 Delicious Fats That Are Actually Good for You

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Despite all you can read about fats online, there is no doubt that your body needs fat. But which fats are good for you? In this post I’m going to tell you the truth about good and bad fats, so that you’ll know exactly which fats to choose. This is […]

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Beet Kvass – Fermented Beet Tonic

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Beet kvass is a fermented drink made with beets. It is a traditional Ukrainian beverage, and it has become one of my favorite tonics. I drink a small glass of it, usually mixed with fresh fruit juice and some water, every day. My youngest son has been loving it since […]

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My No Fail Method to Plan Healthy Meals so You Won’t Have to Eat TV Dinners and Fast Food Ever Again

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Let me ask you a question. What do you do if you have no idea what to cook for dinner? It’s sooo easy to throw a frozen TV dinner in the microwave, to go for some fast food or to stop by at an all-you-can-eat-for-10-bucks place. You know, I’ve been […]

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3 Things I Tell Women Who Want to Lose Weight Fast

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You want to lose weight fast. To have a thin body just like celebrities and women on magazines’covers (and without Photoshop). You’ve dreamed of waking up tomorrow, 20 pounds lighter. You’ve pictured yourself taking a pill and magically dropping 2 sizes while eating ice cream on the couch (my favorite […]

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