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3 All-Natural Toothpastes

Once you’ve eliminated unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals from your food, the next step is to remove those chemicals from your home and body products. I only use regular toothpaste once-in-awhile, like if I’m traveling and forgot to bring my all-natural stuff. But typically I opt for all-natural toothpastes. Even though you spit it out, […]

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Food

My Adventures with Raw Food

I’m not a professional chef or nutritionist, but I’ve always loved to cook and learn about nutrition. It’s amazing how food can actually heal our bodies. Eating pure, living food is vital to our health, happiness and longevity. My obsession with cooking and nutrition began when I was 10 years old and read about vegetarianism […]

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Food

What’s Being Done About the ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical in Common Bread Products?

Earlier this year a blogger named Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, wrote about a conditioning agent called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is present in bread served at Subway restaurants in North America (but not Europe or Australia) and is also used in yoga mats. The story quickly gained traction on the web and caused an uproar from angry […]

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Fitness

San Francisco’s Pop-Up Workout Hub Celebrates Grand Opening This Weekend

Back in October I wrote about an Indiegogo campaign to fund a public workout space in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley area. Now that space, in the area called PROXY in Hayes Valley, will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, June 7th! So, if you live in San Francisco, stop by to check out the fitness […]

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Fitness

Happy National Running Day!

June 4th is National Running Day — a day to spread the love of running to all and reaffirm your running goals. While you may not have heard of it, it’s easy to get on board with this obscure holiday. The way the National Running Day website describes this unknown day is pretty inspiring: “On this day, longtime […]

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Food

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

A month ago I was watching a video of Raw Food Chef and YouTube star Dara Dubinet making a tonic using actual turmeric root. She mentioned that the root itself, rather than the ground powder, is not always available in markets, which is what I had experienced in San Francisco. After checking out numerous grocery […]

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Fitness

‘Smart Wear’ Workout Shirt Tracks Fitness Metrics With Sensors

Move over wristbands, clothing with built-in technology to track your workouts is the next big things in fitness tracking. About one year ago only a few companies were talking about combining fitness tech and fashion design and now those ideas have sprung to life. Check out the current clothing fitness tech available: OMsignal  The OMsignal T-shirt […]

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Eating Raw? Your Must-Have Amazon Shopping List

I’ve been playing around with raw food recipes for the past year. I love the way raw food makes me feel and the energy I get from it. Raw food is not heated over 115 degrees Fahrenheit — many raw food recipes are not warmed at all. Raw food doesn’t mean cold food, though. It […]

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Food

How the Food Industry Directs Our Shopping Choices [INFOGRAPHIC]‏

It might come as a surprise to learn that we actually don’t have that many product choices when it comes to grocery shopping. Despite aisles packed with dozens of products and brands, most of the standard food items you see in stores like Safeway, Costco and other popular grocery chains are owned by a small […]

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Fitness

MapMyHike MVP Review

Last July, the MapMyFitness suite of apps offered a free trial upgrade to MVP status and I jumped on that offer. After the first free month, I decided to stick with MVP status, which costs about $6 per month and is ad-free. With MVP you can also live track your workouts and share your progress […]

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