Inspired by the Bounty: Recipe for Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries, Edible Flowers, and Toasted Pistachios post image

This salad was inspired by a fruitful trip to the farmer's market. It's filled with lots of nutrient-dense ingredients that will support your health and immune system, and is so easy to make! The best part? It's absolutely delicious. Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries, Edible Flowers, and Toasted Pistachios Ingredients: 2 heads kale of choice 1 [...]

Navigate the Farmers’ Market Like a Pro post image

There are three kinds of farmers' market shoppers. Some of us are all business: we know what we want, and we aim to get in and out as quickly as possible. Others enjoy wandering--touching, tasting, smelling, and talking with different producers and farmers--and letting this experience guide and influence what we cook for dinner that night and [...]

Traditional Chinese Medicine Helped My Daughter’s Eczema post image

Managing eczema has been a big issue in my family. While it has caused great worry, it has also raised thought-provoking insight into health. Whether you are affected by eczema or not, reading more about my experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine may frame different perspective on your goals for wellness. Please read on for more, but be [...]

8 Mother’s Day Gifts to Bring Peace, Healing, Joy, and Presence post image

Mother's day is this Sunday! For me, this Mother's day is my 8th as a mother. With three children that span the ages of 3- to 8-years-old, this is the first Mother's day that I feel I have some personal, emotional, and spiritual space to reflect on being a mother, as well as how to honor mothers in [...]

Sophia Gushee on The Dr. Oz Show! post image

Throughout my 5 years of creating A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, friends and family would say, "You should be on Dr. Oz!" I would think, "Nice idea! But, that's probably never going to happen..." After all, the show has won three Emmy® awards (and, in March 2016, it received [...]

Can Organic Mattresses Deliver a Better Sleep? post image

Understanding organic mattress can be tricky. They are a lot more money than conventional mattresses. Are they worth buying? Do conventional mattresses pose health risks? Can organic mattresses deliver a better sleep? One day in 2007, before my first child was born, my husband came home with a crib mattress for our new daughter. With the enthusiasm of a [...]

Water Filters: A closer look post image

In the last few weeks, I have been invited by many radio shows to talk about water. Understandably, the Flint, MI water crisis has ignited a growing concern about contaminants in drinking water and in our environment. Yesterday, I continued my dialogue with Matt Kaye of Better Waters on Blab (but due to a mishap, there isn't a [...]

In the Hamptons? Join me for a free event in Sag Harbor about nontoxic spring cleaning… post image

Spring is almost here, which means that our homes are due for an annual deep cleaning. Conventional cleaners often contain a toxic soup of chemical ingredients, which are tied to a number of adverse health effects, including respiratory impairment, cancer, asthma, birth defects, hormone disruption, neurotoxicity, and more, including, of course, accidental poisonings. Join me [...]

VIDEO: Tips on achieving healthier water from a filtration expert post image

Finally! I finally had a great conversation with a water filtration expert. After researching effective water filtration for my home throughout the years, I was always unsure whether I chose effective filtration for my local tap water. I suspected that there was probably a better solution for my household. And I spoke to various experts whenever I could, but [...]

Practical strategies to achieve clean drinking water. Watch, listen, and join! post image

Lead poisoning from the drinking water in Flint, Michigan has raised awareness to contaminants in drinking water nationwide. While governments strive to balance filtration within their limited resources, we should learn what is in our water, and how to reduce harmful contaminants. On Thursday, February 25, 2015 at 11:30am EST, I spoke to Matt Kaye of Better Waters [...]