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GCH: Natural Skincare, Bone Broth, How To Heal Injuries

The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website!  Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests.

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Cauliflower Rice Party!

I came late to the cauliflower rice party, but I’ve been enjoying it since I arrived.

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Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 4

This is the final week! We made it, mostly! We’re all very proud of ourselves and each other! This wasn’t the easiest task.. and we did it with only a few bumps along the road. We’re sorry we didn’t update you last week: we all dropped the ball a little bit, but, we are back! And here’s […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 3

We’ve made it pretty far, half way to be exact! We’re all getting used to our sugar free lives, the food options out there for us, and so on. However, some of us are definitely finding it a little harder than others…

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How to Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Decreasing or avoiding sugar can be a big challenge for most of us. Sugar is everywhere, and not just in our desserts and treats. Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the hidden sugar we’re ingesting. Juices, condiments, cereal, salad dressings, sauces, and even “natural” things like some dried fruit and yogurt can all contain added […]

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Our Sweet Escape: Part 1

Sugar certainly seems to be a hot topic at the moment. From movies like Fed Up to Alec Baldwin’s “war on sugar,” we’ve been noticing more of a dialogue about what we are putting in our bodies. And, to be honest, talking about processed/refined sugars really seems like a conversation worth having. 

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Are Prenatal Vitamins Really Necessary?

It’s a pretty wild concept, I know. How could it be that, in our “pill-for- every-ill, nutrition-in-a-bottle” world, swallowing handfuls of daily supplements might just be…. Unnecessary?

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Why Bone Broth is Good for you (and how to make your own)

Your granny was right! A good soup has healing properties. We’re not talking about any old soup, however. There’s nothing particularly curative about the kind of soup that comes in a can or a carton. Soup’s much vaunted medicinal properties come from the broth that makes it and that broth gets its goodness from bones.

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Tips for Living Healthier

When I meet with new clients in my practice at YinOva, I always provide a handful of practical ideas they can put to use immediately to shift their state of health.  These are always tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. In celebration of National Eat Healthy Day, here are seven tips that […]

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Chili Peppers: Pleasure & Pain

Many of us, who can handle and who enjoy the heat, love chili peppers for the way they can enhance the flavors of our food. But if we look a little further into a chili pepper’s unique repertoire, you can see that in some ways – the chili pepper embodies the very nature of the […]

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Five Simple Ways to Improve Fertility with Functional Medicine

I recently saw three different women in my New York City functional medicine practice in the same week who are hoping to become pregnant. One is 22 and recently suffered a miscarriage. She wanted to understand what she could do to prevent another one.

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