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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The Safety of Plastic Water Bottles

Staying hydrated is always important but even more so in the summer months when the weather is warmer, and temperatures higher, causing you to perspire.

How much water do you drink a day? It’s recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Just for fun, track your water intake for a week to see how much you actually drink.

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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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How to Manage and Alleviate Unwanted Stress

Stress is a natural occurrence. It’s impossible to eliminate but an overabundance can reek havoc on your physical and emotional health. Developing a natural method to relieve stress and manage it, as much as possible, is key to reaching and maintaining overall wellness.

Identify what the stressors are in your life. Is it work, family, health issues, money, or something else? Spend some time analyzing the things that make you feel anxious. Consider writing them down and reflecting on them.



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