The Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables


It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.

Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.

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What is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates

What is a whole foods plant based diet? If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a way of eating that focuses on a variety of whole, unrefined plant foods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It eliminates all animal products, processed foods, sugar, animal fats, and oils.

Why would you want to consider eating this way? It has the potential to prevent or reverse chronic diseases, lead to weight loss, improve mental clarity, lower cholesterol, and reduce or eliminate inflammation. An added bonus is reducing your carbon footprint.


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Why Massage Is Good For You

Massage can be a great addition to your wellness routine.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in major hospitals and in daily medical practices as a form of pain management, relief, and integrative health care.

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Scents Affect Your Mood, Emotions and Memories

Scents can affect your mood, emotions, and memories. They are the fastest way to reach your mood center - which is through the limbic system of the brain.

Are there certain smells that bring back childhood memories, a past vacation or make you think of a particular person?

There is a great source for pure, natural scents to support your mood and emotions that’s simple and easy to use. That source is essential oils.


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Why Making Lifestyle Changes Is Important

Have you tried to make positive lifestyle changes, create healthy habits, or modify behavior and then fallen back into old habits?

Have you survived a serious health scare and not known what to do to restore and maintain your health? Or do you hope to avoid serious illness and not know how to go about it or if there is anything you CAN do to prevent it.

Do you want to feel better and improve your physical and emotional well-being but struggle to do it on your own?

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