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IN THE KITCHEN: m i l k • t h i s t l e

Milk thistle. Sounds scary right? I mean thistles are the “weeds” you avoid in the woods. Before you brush this thistle off, take a moment to reconsider MILK thistle as it has potent therapeutic properties particularly with the liver and as you’ll recall from your highschool biology class, the liver is our main filtration organ […]

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COLLAGEN… SECRET SKINCARE WEAPON

COLLAGEN  Those of you who know me personally know I’m skin care obsessed. Those of you who don’t… well, I am. As a self-proclaimed skin care product junkie, I am constantly on the lookout for the latest miracle skin care product that will keep my skin clear, smooth, glowing and all around healthy. And while […]

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Hug yourself with HYGGE

Here in Denver winter has finally set in. Spoiled by unseasonal warmth, the recent days of chill have shocked my system and reminded me that we are moving into the throes of winter. No matter where you are [in the northern hemisphere – that is] the cold weather blues may be creeping in. For me, […]

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INVINCIBLE IMMUNITY

Autumn is my favorite time of the year perhaps because I grew up in Colorado surrounded by the splendor of changing leaves.  I revel in the season’s crisp winds, golden light and harvest foods because to me they provide a sense of renewal. In ancient Chinese medicine, fall is the season of metal. And just as metal […]

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Simply Nourished LIFESTYLE: autoimmunity 101

Autoimmunity is one of those intimidating words in the medical world. Am I right?  The tricky thing about autoimmunity is how stealthily the symptoms sneak up and seem to “suddenly” attack. At first blush this may feel very discouraging. I’m here to tell you [from personal experience-mind you] that autoimmunity can be spotted far before […]

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