Monthly Archives: July 2014

Does oil pulling work, or are they pulling our leg?

I asked a dental hygienist if oil pulling works. The theory is that swishing food-grade oil in your mouth and through your teeth effectively cleans your teeth and gums. A hygienist I spoke to said there’s no scientific proof that it does work, but she has patients that swear that their teeth are whiter, cleaner and […]

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vegan chocolate cookie crisps

I found these while food shopping at Jimbo’s this weekend. There’s only four ingredients: coconut, coconut nectar, cacao and salt. They have a rich coconut-chocolate flavor and are incredibly delicious. The two negatives is that it’s pricey at over four dollars, and that the bag is so small at only 2oz, nevertheless, it’s worth the […]

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Prevent hot days from harming you

Summer is here and that means more deaths due to extreme heat, yet runners run and cyclists cycle at the hottest times and on the hottest days. Last year in Los Angeles, there were 170 heat deaths in June alone (1). People have been told they can acclimate to heat, but cumulative exposures to high […]

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gluten & dairy-free Chocolate Truffle Pie

I love chocolate so when I saw this dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free chocolate truffle pie in the freezer section, I had to try it. What I’ve found is that with many gluten-free products, they just don’t taste very good and this one is no different. It’s not very chocolaty and the filling resembles carob instead of […]

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Results from the sugar-free diet

I and a few others followed a sugar-free diet this month from 7/1-7/15. This meant we couldn’t consume anything with sugar, honey, agave or any other sweeteners.   Results: Jessica followed this plan for one week, added extra cardio and lost one pound. Rose avoided sugar for one week and lost three pounds by not […]

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gluten-free vegan berry millet breakfast bowl

I wanted a breakfast or a sugar-free snack that I didn’t have to cook, that would be really fast and easy to make, and be healthy so I came up with this gluten-free vegan berry millet breakfast bowl. I prefer the blueberries be frozen since it gives it a nice crunch. You can use currants […]

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review of exercise DVD Get Ripped, Slim & Lean by Jari Love

Get Ripped, Slim & Lean is a muscle building exercise DVD by Jari Love. What I like about this DVD is I get to pick which short exercises, in whatever order I wish, and can re-play whatever ones I want. A lot of exercise videos have leg workouts but if today I’m doing upper body, […]

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The 80/20 rule

Most of us have heard of the 80/20 rule. If you eat clean 80% of the time and eat and drink foods that aren’t so healthy 20% of the time, you’ll stay lean. If you cannot get those stubborn pounds off even though you’re following this rule, you’re not alone. When my fitness trainer Bobby […]

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Don’t use this toothpaste, ever!

A dentist told me to never use this toothpaste because it has triclosan. Sure enough, I had Colgate Total in my purse and triclosan is listed as the active ingredient. Triclosan is a disinfectant and is common in liquid hand-sanitizing soaps, yet it’s also been linked to cancers, antibiotic resistance and metabolic disruption. The Mayo […]

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Clear, younger skin SECRET revealed

Remember how your friends would insist that chocolate caused their frequent breakouts but studies denied those claims? The problem wasn’t the chocolate, sugar was the cause. Loren Cordain, a researcher, performed studies that revealed that “a high-glycemic America-style diet could result in a crop of pimples” (pg.88). If I had known when I was a […]

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