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Smoke Toxin Protection Foods

Smoke Toxin Protection Foods

November 13, 2018

Author: Dr. Bridget SHOPPING AND HARVEST LIST FOR HEALTHY DETOXIFICATION AND MINIMIZING HARM FROM SMOKE-RELATED POLLUTANTS 1. Broccoli sprouts– contain some of THE most detoxification-stimulating and anti-carcinogenic compounds

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Protecting Yourself From Smoke

Protecting Yourself From Smoke

November 13, 2018

Author: Lily Mazzarella Protecting yourself from smoke, with things you may have in your house: First, keep your house a safe zone. If your house has old drafty windows like mine you'll want to run your hands over the closures to feel if air is coming in. If so, use weather stripping, tape, or draft blockers (sand in stocking works) to shore up the window or door.⠀

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Unmasking Allergies and Other Histamine Related Issues

Unmasking Allergies and Other Histamine Related Issues

March 27, 2018

Author: Dr. BridgetAnyone who knew me before I became a naturopathic doctor would immediately know why I’m passionate about treating allergies and other histamine related issues—I had a serious problem with environmental allergies.

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Train Your Body to Burn Fat

Train Your Body to Burn Fat

January 10, 2018

Author: Bonnie NedrowMost people tend to think that they need to eat frequently to have energy. However, if we eat every time we need fuel, we lose our ability to burn body fat.

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Detox, De-stress, Digest

Detox, De-stress, Digest

January 07, 2018

Author: Lily MazzarellaCongratulations! If you’re reading this, you made it through the holiday season and the darkest days of winter (relatively) intact.

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Good Food = Good Mood

Good Food = Good Mood

January 05, 2018

Author: Lily MazzarellaHow to eat for nervous system and adrenal stability. Every day our digestive tracts are disassembling the outside world and providing raw materials to make our cell membranes and tissues.

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Fire Protection Essentials

Fire Protection Essentials

November 13, 2017

Author: Dr. BridgetYou are probably feeling it – a scratchy throat, dry cough and irritated eyes or that whoozy, nauseous feeling from breathing something you shouldn’t be.

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Food Sensitivity Testing Just Got Better

June 30, 2017

Author: Dr. BridgetFood sensitivity can contribute to gastrointestinal inflammation and systemic inflammatory burden.  It can be an underlying cause of nagging symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, sinus congestion, chronic pain, headaches, and weight gain.

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How Happy is Your Liver?

How Happy is Your Liver?

March 21, 2017

Author: Lily MazzarellaThe liver is hot, metabolically speaking. And very active: on any given day, it is performing over 500 functions for us. We all know that it’s on the liver to get us out of a pinch when we drink too much, but did you know that the liver contains a unique enzyme system that co-evolved with plants, and that this system can detoxify just about everything we encounter now?

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The Summer Cleanse – Your Inflammation Soother

The Summer Cleanse – Your Inflammation Soother

June 27, 2016

Author: Lily Mazzarella If you are a person in the world these days, a person who speaks to other people, or walks through the vitamin section in your supermarket, who turns on a computer or glances at magazines in the dentist’s office, it is likely you know what a buzzword “inflammation” has become.

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Having a Healthy Relationship with the Sun

Having a Healthy Relationship with the Sun

June 20, 2016

Author: LaurelHumans have had a natural relationship with the sun since far before sunscreen came along – a relationship based on common sense, intuition, and being present by listening to one’s own body. 

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A-Z Quick Guide to Whole Plant Skin Care

A-Z Quick Guide to Whole Plant Skin Care

May 02, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaShopping for organic, whole plant skincare? Here’s a quick guide to whole plant ingredients and how they impact your skin.  

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The Truth About Belly Fat

Farm to Face Skincare

May 02, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaThis spring at Farmacopia we are welcoming a new line of skin care with the highest standards for organic, biodynamic, raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients.  Learn from Laurel, owner and founder of Laurel Whole Plant Organics, how to feed your skin with the nutrients it needs…  

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Do you have a leaky gut?

Do you have a leaky gut?

February 02, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaA leaky what? “Leaky gut”: a shorthand colloquialism for “abnormal intestinal permeability” or “intestinal hyperpermeability,” a well-researched condition that is at once clearly defined in the medical literature, and largely ignored in the practice of conventional medicine.

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Get to Know a Mushroom – The Mighty Maitake

Get to Know a Mushroom – The Mighty Maitake

October 20, 2015

Author: Lily Mazzarellaneither plant nor animal nor mineral…….Get to know a mushroom!

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The Truth About Belly Fat

The Truth About Belly Fat

July 29, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaBelly fat:  it comes on stealthily, accumulating as we go about our fast-paced and stressful lives, perhaps not eating as well as we know we should, not exercising as much as we used to. It creeps up during hormonal transitions (puberty, postpartum, menopause & andropause), or after a long illness. And, seemingly suddenly we are stuck with it—for belly fat is notoriously difficult to lose.

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Lymph Magic

Lymph Magic

July 06, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaWe’re having a heat wave. There’s no AC in northern California, and the house is 89 at bedtime.

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Spring All Year Long—Maintenance

Spring All Year Long—Maintenance

April 22, 2015

Author: Lily Mazzarella Remember high school health class? In suburban New Jersey in the late 80’s, we weren’t learning anything particularly useful or compelling—even the sex ed wasn’t titillating. Now that I’m a teacher of physiology, and health practitioner talking to clients about their bodies, I’m always struck by how interested people are in how their insides work, especially children and teens.

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The Skinny on Olive Oil 

The Skinny on Olive Oil 

April 07, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaThe health benefits of olive oil have been touted for millennia, and as with so many plant-based medicines, recent research confirms what the ancients (and my grandmother, Benigna Mazzarella, who died at the ripe old age of 108) knew.

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Rise & Shine! Reimagining your morning ritual

Rise & Shine! Reimagining your morning ritual

April 02, 2015

Author: Amber ValenzuelaI can sense it now. I’ve seen it many times with my clients. That sudden flash of anxiety as you register those first few words: Rise and Shine…Reimagine your morning ritual. 

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Introducing the Seasonal Cleanse!

Introducing the Seasonal Cleanse!

March 18, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaI’ve never been a hardcore detox person. For the past 15 years I’ve seen scores of people “cleanse” and become depleted and feel worse, or feel great for 10 days of juice and rice cakes and then rebound—hard—into (dis)comfort foods and crappy habits. But we’ve all heard it: there’s flame retardant in our breast milk, PCBs in our subcutaneous fat, and pesticide accumulating in our thyroid glands. Our fingers absorb BPA from store receipts, and our livers are being wrecke...

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Libido 101

February 18, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaOur body is an intricate network of systems designed to keep us alive and keep our genes proliferating. When any of these systems are taxed too heavily our body responds by preserving self above all else. What this means for us is some of our more “pleasureable” aspects of life get sacrificed like – sex, sleep, energy and mood, in favor of pure survival.

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The Bitter Truth

The Bitter Truth

December 11, 2014

Author: Lily MazzarellaBitters have been used pan-culturally, from Africa to Eurasia, as a natural tool to enhance digestion and appetite since our most primordial times. It would not be uncommon, for instance, to catch your primitive self nibbling on a bit of greenery along your post-hunt journey or rummaging in the village foliage after indulging in some flame-broiled bison. We humans learned very quickly that these bitter tasting shrubs growing all around often help ease our tummies after ...

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Aches?  Pains?  Insomnia?  Try Cherry Therapy!

Aches? Pains? Insomnia? Try Cherry Therapy!

May 16, 2014

Author: Lily MazzarellaSummer is upon us, and we are gearing up for a favorite summertime appearance: the cherry. Rainier, Lambert, Balton, Montmornecy, and perhaps the reigning champion–Bing. These luscious, red, juicy, stone fruits have always dazzled us with their flavor and beauty, but now we have even more reason to love them.

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