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Furniture for Kids that are conscious of both the planet and our homes

Below is a list from of cute, low-toxic, eco-friendly furniture and design elements for the children's rooms!  Below are a few more eco-chic products.  A fantastic resource has been the website Inhabitots.  Inhabitots aggregates the latest eco-friendly products so it's a fun and interesting website to explore!


Storage by The Q Collection


The Q Collection Junior Abiding by their mantra "People Safe. Planet Safe," The Q...

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Flaxseed: Its Health Benefits

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

After recently reading in Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter that she tries to feed her children a tablespoon of lemon flavored flaxseed oil every morning, I thought, "lemon flavored?"  I was so intrigued, especially because I worry about whether my children consume enough healthy fats that I bought a bottle that same day and added it to some Cajun-spiced catfish.  It was surprisingly delicious!  I then added some to sauteed vegetables... again, delicious!

Could flaxseed oil be...

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Better Understand Your Doctor's Perspective To Improve Your Health

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

Tunnel Vision

Sometimes becoming an expert leads to a more narrow perspective

I come from a family of doctors so I have the deepest respect for them. I understand the intelligence, diligence, dedication and sacrifice that physicians devote to their careers. When my brother was asking my father, an OB/GYN, for advice on whether he should pursue the medical path, my father advised him to view being a doctor as a social service, given the cost of becoming and being a doctor, decreasing pay, and extraordinary...

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Food Containers For Those Avoiding Plastic

diet kitchen Mar 21, 2017

Lunchbots Set of 4

Stainless Steel Lunchbots Set of 4

A few people have been asking which food containers we use since many people are not aware of alternatives to plastic food containers.  At home, we use a lot of glass jars that are multi-purpose; meaning, they are designed to be freezer-, refrigerator-, microwave-, and dishwasher- safe!  The glass containers that we use at home are in the box below.  We have dozens of them!


For food containers on...

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Energy Optimization: Last Night's Session

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

Energy Optimization Session in Noho

Energy Optimization Session in Noho, NYC October 26, 2010

We had a lovely turnout at last night's session on Energy Optimization! We were able to offer free samples of five different cold-pressed juices by BluePrintCleanse.  All our attendees were pleasantly surprised by how tasty the juices were, staying longer than we expected to sample the wide variety and to ask their many questions.

Everyone was surprised to learn that one bottle of juice contains 7lbs of vegetables / fruit! ...

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Banana Peels for Your Skin?

self-care Mar 21, 2017

A Banana Plant

My mother recently called, excited to share a new discovery: banana peels as skin care.

She's had patches of itchy, rough patches of skin on her face for years.  Her doctors had prescribed a cortisone-based cream that worked but that became harsh for her skin.  She recently tried applying a banana peel on the patches, and she has been surprisingly relieved by its soothing effects!  She's only applied the banana peel on these patches twice a day for the...

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A Stroke of Insight

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017


Some of you may have heard of the book, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey; or, perhaps you have seen the author, Dr. Jill Taylor, on The Oprah Show.  Whether you have or not, you should check out the video below. Her 2008 presentation at a TED Conference is a thought-provoking reminder of the bliss that is possible to experience within our lifetime, if we so choose.

Dr. Jill Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a...

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Experience with Baby Carriers from Baby #1

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

"I studied the Kung San tribe of South Africa and discovered that their babies very rarely cry. Mothers soothe and calm their babies very quickly.  They carry them all day long while walking miles a day"

-- Harvey Karp, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at UCLA and author of "The Happiest Baby on the Block" 
  • "Many childcare experts talk about the eighteen-month gestational period -- nine months in the...
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diet Mar 21, 2017

I've been juicing for about one month now and this new routine has changed my life!

"Juicing" for me entails a homemade green / vegetable / fruit juice first thing in the morning and another one in the evening. When I crave it, or if it's simply more convenient, I'll have additional juices (homemade or Norwalk-pressed from a juice bar) in between my morning and evening juices.

This modification in my diet has severely reduced my cravings -- *need* -- for wine and caffeine. Amazing. Especially...

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My Favorite Healthy Soups

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

Celery Root Soup by Tal Ronnen

Celery Root Soup by Tal Ronnen

Sometime last year, I was watching a chef on Oprah make a gourmet, dairy-free soup: Celery Root Soup with Granny Apples.  It looked beautiful and, based on Oprah's reaction, sounded delicious.  So impressed with the dairy- and animal- free recipes that I was learning about, I went online to purchase the cookbook immediately after the show.

The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnent

The recipe book The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen, the chef who created Oprah's 21-Day Cleanse menu, shares...

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