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The Clean 15 vs The Dirty Dozen

by Rhianna on August 21, 2014

Please excuse me if I am repeating old information, but the concept of the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” was just brought to my attention recently. A little behind the 8 ball there I’ll admit… But better late than never! I thought I’d share it in case you too missed the memo… I have been
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Young Man Watching Tv

Documentaries For Your Viewing Pleasure

by Rhianna on July 3, 2014

Sometimes there is nothing better than watching something that stimulates you on an eye opening, intellectual level. There are so many fantastic documentaries out there that really don’t get any publicity (for conspiracy theory reasons I think!), and so it is easy for the general public to miss out. There is a whole host of
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acai bowl

Did You Know?

by Rhianna on February 24, 2014

Working in my local health food store the other day, I found myself sharing the same health tips to quite a few of our customers. I wanted to pop down the top three here, and possibly surprise a few people. Acai Bowls- A healthy breakfast? We have lots of customers jumping on the acai train
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Rainbow Chard

Veggies Without Vitamins?

by Rhianna on February 20, 2014

A friend of mine sent me this article this morning and asked what I thought. I have taken part of it and placed it here for you to read. What do you think? Imagine the surprise of going online and discovering that the vitamin and mineral content of vegetables has drastically dropped. That’s what happened
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Dr Evil

21st Century Insanity

by Rhianna on February 18, 2014

I feel like I have been a bit bombarded this week with examples of situations in our society that I believe are ridiculous to the point of being insane. As a relatively normal human of average intelligence I find myself asking, “If I think these situations are bonkers, then doesn’t everyone else? And if that’s
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GMO Bull

GMO or OMG?

by Rhianna on February 13, 2014

Genetic modification has been cropping up a lot for me over the past week (no pun intended). In all different areas I feel like GMO is getting harder and harder to avoid. It started on Sunday when we went for our organic farm tour as part of the Food Prep Intensive Retreat. One of the
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Orange Juice

Oranges Can Suppress Your Immunity!?!

by Rhianna on February 2, 2014

You wake up one morning with a tickle in the throat, and a bit of a stuffy nose. You decide it’s a good idea to ramp up the vitamin C so you grab a large, freshly squeezed juice. That will help, right??? Not according to the research! Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical
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Organic Food

It seems to me that the authors of these types of articles attempting to discredit organic food have an agenda to push, and they will do it in any way they can, with very dubious information. I was reading this article “Organic food has no extra health benefits, say researchers” where they go on to say
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Hayfever

Spring Blues, Achoos, Soggy Tissues

by Rhianna on November 18, 2012

SPRING!!!! What a magical time of year! The flowers are blooming, the grasses are seeding, the trees are laden with pollen, and the cheeky spring breeze is blowing this heady, allergen-rich cocktail straight up our nostrils… While spring may delight many, there is a growing percentage of the population that dread the emergence of delicate
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Relaxing on couch

Increasing the “Ahhhhhhh” Factor

by Rhianna on November 8, 2012

How good is that feeling? You know; the feeling when you have been out all day and you come home and it’s cool and quiet and you just plop down on the couch and say “Ahhhhhhhhhh!”. You can feel the energy in the house being so different from the outside world. It is calmer, slower,
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