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Taking The Mystery Out Of Food Re-Introduction

Taking The Mystery Out Of Food Re-Introduction

August 02, 2018

Author: Lily Mazzarella Observations gleaned through a decade + of guiding clients through anti-inflammatory/elimination diets.You’ve been working hard at eating clean, doing an anti-inflammatory/elimination diet (like the Summer Inflammation Soother), and you’re feeling pretty damn good.

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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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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 Detox-Allergy Connection

The Detox-Allergy Connection

March 21, 2017

Author: Lily MazzarellaSpring brings many gifts: lengthening daylight, forest-floor flowers, and increased energy & inspiration as we observe the earth’s cycle of renewal.

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Clean, Green Spring Cleaning

Clean, Green Spring Cleaning

March 20, 2017

Author: Lily Mazarella The dirty world of cleaning products – Chemicals used in “air care” and cleaning products are receiving much-deserved scrutiny—in California. 

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Kick the ick faster with these herbal cold & flu fighters

Kick the ick faster with these herbal cold & flu fighters

November 16, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaWith folks streaming into Farmacopia, there’s no question that sick season has arrived. From swollen throats to blocked sinuses, coughs and congested chests, here’s what Farmacopia Owner  & Lead Herbalist recommends to her clients to help ease their symptoms & speed recovery. 

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Your Can’t Miss Daily Immunity Ritual

Your Can’t Miss Daily Immunity Ritual

October 03, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaKeep colds & flus at bay with this 15-minute daily wellness ritual.  

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6 Ultra Simple Lifestyle Tips to Break up With Sugar

6 Ultra Simple Lifestyle Tips to Break up With Sugar

September 28, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaSugar. It’s the worst partner you’ve ever had. And it’s time to leave it in the X-files along with his old sweater and that tattered napkin she first wrote her number on. “What’s so wrong with sugar,” you ask? “It’s always there when I need comforting, makes me giddy at just the thought of it, and never says no to me,” you say.   

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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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Get more sleep, tonight

Get more sleep, tonight

June 05, 2016

Author: Lily MazzarellaPick your winner: “I fall asleep easily but wake up after 4 hours and can’t go back to sleep.”    

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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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What your Sore Throat is REALLY Telling You

What your Sore Throat is REALLY Telling You

November 03, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaSince the mouth and pharynx comprise the opening of the digestive AND the respiratory system, it makes sense we would have a strongly defended gateway there.  

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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 Takeways

The Takeways

April 21, 2015

Author: Lily Mazzarella The 21 Days of Inspiration blog posts for your Spring Cleanse are wrapping up. Our virtual and local community’s response to The Seasonal Cleanse outstripped my expectations—dozens and dozens of you bravely dived in and participated on every level of the cleanse.

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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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Crave. Cave. Collapse.

Crave. Cave. Collapse.

March 25, 2015

Author: Lily MazzarellaSUGAR SUGAR SUGAR sugar sugar sugar CRAVINGS CRAVINGS CRAVINGS cravings cravings cravings

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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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