Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cleanse after the holiday feasting

I've had a number of food-loving friends say they know they will be feasting during the holidays and want to learn more about a cleanse. So I'm doing a guided 7-day cleanse in January for anyone who wants to start the new year "fresh." Yes, lots of fresh fruits and veggies and learn how to eat more fiber during the cleanse. No starvation or calorie counting--just learning to eat more clean and wholesome food. Register now so you can join in on our bonus class and coaching by going to the Embody Health website.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Farmers Market Deals

Some of you might assume that farmers markets are more expensive than shopping at the grocery store. I say, take a moment to enjoy some fresh air, and try it out! If you want apples, they should be organic (conventional apples have one of the top loads of pesticide -- see my write-up about the "dirty dozen"). And if you look at organic prices at your neighborhood grocery store, and compare it to the Farmer's Market, guess what? There will be some stand that will offer it for $2.00 or less a pound compared to the more expensive and less fresh versions at your grocery store. Here's a link to your local Los Angeles Farmers Markets. Even if you don't buy much, you'll feel healthier having taken the walk at your local market.

Side note: I went all over New York City looking for my organic apples at the Farmers Markets to make my "famous" apple cider, apple, vegetarian stuffing. Californians, you will be proud to know that our farmers markets are bigger than ones elsewhere and it's easier to eat local and organic here!