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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Love Your Guts

Perhaps it was the constant diet of blended salad my mother fed me as a vegetarian child or my many adult years spend in the detox-retox cycle, but my stomach just isn’t equipped to handle the many processed foods, meats and cheeses that makeup the mainstream American diet. After consuming these foods, I habitually find myself in the painful throes of diet induced bloat, constipation and many other admittedly un-sexy gastrointestinal issues.

I’ve had enough.

It’s time to regain control of my intestinal health, which, as it goes, forms the foundation of total body health. Did you know that 70% of the immune system is located in and around the gut? The key to health is to optimize elimination, reduce acidity, build alkalinity and develop intestinal conditions that allow healthy flora to thrive.

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You Beautiful Nut

After spending over 114 cumulative days living on a deserted island as a Survivor contestant, I developed a torrid love affair with a brown skinned, hard, fuzzy…coconut. Leaving my man behind me to return to my life in Los Angeles when the game ended was bittersweet. I knew my natural island beauty would fade once […]

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