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Putting the "Veg" Back in Vegetarian

Putting the “Veg” Back in Vegetarian

Just Because its Vegan Doesn’t Mean its Good for You! When I began to phase out a majority of animal products from my diet many years ago, veg-versions of foods I was familiar with made the transition easier. But over the years as I have continued to grow in my awareness of healthy eating and proper […]

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The Amazing, Almost Forgotten Malva Plant

The Amazing, Almost Forgotten Malva Plant

Often mistaken for a common weed, the Malva plant also known as Mallow is holistic medicine cabinet filled with the ability to sooth and heal a number of health issues. For centuries it has been used for digestion and respiratory ailments. The soft leaves when ingested create a soothing coating in the throat and stomach. They […]

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Immune Boosting Turmeric Health Shot

Immune Boosting Turmeric Health Shot

Skip the needle this season and try this amazing immune boosting health shot instead. Give it a try if you feel a cold coming on and for overall wellness! Turmeric is great for all types of inflammation from muscle pain, arthritis and joint pain. Also has amazing immune boosting qualities combined with ginger, garlic and […]

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Holistic, Holiday Meal Inspiration

Holistic, Holiday Meal Inspiration

There is something about stuffing in the food world that makes meals so much more exciting and appetizing. Sure eggplant and butternut squash are great, but stuffed eggplant and butternut squash? now your talking! Whether your stuffing a turkey or serving some plant-based inspiration this season, these ideas can be enjoyed by meat-eaters and vegans alike. Amaranth […]

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Food Medicine

Food Medicine

Years ago when I first infused my belief system with compassionate eating, it had a core that focused on issues affecting the environment, animal suffering and our bodies and health. More recently my life path has lead me deeper into the healing realm of food as medicine and I have been fascinated by my findings. […]

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Its Easy Being a Veggie

Its Easy Being a Veggie

  On a recent outing with the Ventura County Vegans I found myself in the company of sensitive, animal loving people who where concerned with health and issues relating to world of food politics. The alternative lifestyle that balks meat and dairy products is still in the minority but is slowly gaining popularity in the […]

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Chewing With Gratitude

Chewing With Gratitude

Over the past few months I have been carving new pathways in my brain and attempted to incorporate new habits and rituals to my daily life. Change can sometimes be hard. We often cling to the familiar even when it is harmful or no longer serving us, we still resist. I’ve come to realize that […]

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Organic Vending Machines???

Organic Vending Machines???

While on my trip to Northern California to visit some dear friends I contemplated how I would honor my compassionate eating practice while traveling. As I was corralled in an out of airport lines, deprived of my water and questioned about my herbal supplements I made an unexpected and delightful discovery. Here’s what happened… I […]

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Farmer and the Cook in Ojai

Farmer and the Cook in Ojai

I recently started writing for Your Health Connection Magazine (YHC). They offered me a Compassionate Eating Column which has given me the opportunity to write reviews about restaruants in Ventura and LA County that offer healthy food choices. The first place that immediately came to mind was a little cafe in Meiners Oaks called Farmer […]

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How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

Since I’ve become a mother I feel more deeply connected to other mothers. Not just human mothers, but mothers of all species. That bond of parent and child is obvious from elephants to kittens. It’s a protective, nurturing force that is so powerful it can be bewildering. After reading Carol Adams book The Sexual Politics […]

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