The Game Changers

As a nutritionist who has long followed a healthy lifestyle approach to eating, I’ve always believed in a balanced diet with organic chicken, grass-fed meat, wild fresh fish, low glycemic carbohydrates and lots of vegetables and fruits. However, after watching the Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, I was shocked and intrigued by the research and studies on a plant-based diet. And with some time on our hands and looking for ...

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Language to Talk About Coronavirus With Kids

At every waking moment, it seems that we can’t escape hearing about Coronavirus. Every media outlet talks non-stop about COVID-19. So it’s no wonder that parents are worried about how to address this rapidly spreading contagious illness with their children. Here, helpful tips on keeping the conversation simple from Lisa Tiano, a parenting and teen expert, author and founder of REAL Teen Talk and InnerStarGirl. Learn the language to talk ...

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Mindful Moments in L.A.

WORK. HOME. FAMILY. SCHOOL. FITNESS. SOCIAL PLANS. There’s no doubt about it. Most of us lead hectic lives with little downtime to relax, meditate or even just take a cleansing breath. But we can’t be our best selves unless we take time for self-care. Luckily, there are some very special places in our community that offer peaceful and serene respites from all of the chaos. In short, consider visiting one ...

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Debunking Diets

With a new year comes resolution time. For some people it’s all about a good clean out of the closet or a renewed zest for adventure. But for most Americans, a new year is synonymous with losing those extra pounds. According to the Boston Medical Center, more than 45 million Americans diet each year. And they spend $33 billion on weight loss products. Choices, opinions, statistics and marketing abound. Low ...

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Meditation 101

It's that time of year when goals are made along with expectations to hit those targets. When tactics turn externally to enhance our-selves inwardly, this approach to self-improvement can often be confused with checklists, hyper-monitoring and eventual burnout. A more intuitive way to retain control and reach success is to locate an inner source of energy. A foundation built by merely doing absolutely nothing for five to ten minutes a ...

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Celebrities cashing in on wellness

Fair or not, most Hollywood A-listers require staying in shape. While many celebrities make it look easy, it takes a whole lot of sweat, dedication, discipline and more sweat. Luckily, increasingly big name celebs are now honest about all that it takes to look and feel their best. Mark Wahlberg details his rigorous workout schedule. Gwyneth Paltrow reveals the long list of supplements and powders she ingests every day. And that’s ...

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Keeping Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Many people view New Year’s resolutions as a way to start fresh, and going on a diet is probably the most common vow people make to themselves. However, the truth is that many diets don’t last long and often people end up putting on more weight when they go back to eating “normally.” Instead, make sure you are keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions  by focusing on longevity wellness. A suggestion? Think ...

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Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

This time of year is brimming with holiday spirt, shopping, parties, travel. And a host of menus make veering off healthy habits way too tempting. That’s not to say taking part in celebrations should be off limits. Still it’s best to keep in mind basic tactics and tips for healthy holiday eating to help maintain overall nutrition and wellness. This is especially key so that gearing back up after the ...

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Living a Healthier and Happier Life

SOME OF OUR MOST TREASURED MEMORIES COME FROM THE UNEXPECTED MOMENTS. The element of surprise! Flying by the seat of your pants often times leads to stories of a lifetime that can be shared for generations to come. In turn providing moments of laughter and inspiration and to living a healthier and happier life. Expecting the unexpected with a positive attitude or simply throwing caution to the wind is an ...

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Foods that Fight Aging

AGING ISN’T THE SAME THING AS GETTING OLDER. Aging is a slow degradation of our bodies down to the cellular and DNA level. Scientists are still trying to understand precisely what causes it. Still, outside factors such as stress, diet and pollution also play a big role. That’s where we as individuals can make a difference by eating foods that fight aging. Much of the damage results from free radicals. These ...

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