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Move Over Coconut Water – Organic Green Juice is the Best Post-Workout Drink

Move Over Coconut Water - Organic Green Juice is the Best Post-Workout Drink

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I write A LOT about juicing. Generally speaking, I juice first thing in the morning when my stomach is empty, which allows for maximum absorption of minerals and nutrients. For whatever reason, however, it has taken me many, many years to realize that the […]

Juice/Smoothies Kids
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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I write A LOT about juicing.

Generally speaking, I juice first thing in the morning when my stomach is empty, which allows for maximum absorption of minerals and nutrients.

For whatever reason, however, it has taken me many, many years to realize that the most amazing time to drink an organic green juice is after a workout.

Previously, my drink of choice would normally have been a nut milk smoothie, primarily for its protein. (It also tasted really good).

Post-workout, many people tend to grab a coconut water – for the electrolytes – but it has never been a big draw for me. Even if the coconut water is organic, I try to avoid plastic as much as I can. (For more on this, take a look at my post My Organic Coconut Water Conundrum).

Most people you see at gyms or yoga studios are not drinking organic coconut water.  So, not only are they consuming coconut water which most likely has been sprayed with pesticides, but they are also ingesting plastic that has leached from the box or bottle. Read more »


My Take on the NYT Article Regarding Organic Baby/Toddler Food in Plastic Pouches

My Take on the NYT Article Regarding Organic Baby/Toddler Food in Plastic Pouches

On my Facebook page the other day, I posted a link to The New York Times story about the incredible growth of organic baby/kids food in squeezable pouches and how these convenient products have impacted the family dynamic. This article generated some questions from a few of you, and I thought that I would address […]

Food Safety Kids Packaging/Plastics
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On my Facebook page the other day, I posted a link to The New York Times story about the incredible growth of organic baby/kids food in squeezable pouches and how these convenient products have impacted the family dynamic. This article generated some questions from a few of you, and I thought that I would address them here.

First off, the article is not an indictment against organic. (Many parents know that organic is much, much healthier than conventional food, and that is one reason why organic pouches are booming in popularity.)

Rather, the NYT article discusses how our lives have become so busy, so scheduled, and so hectic that organic food in a pouch is slowly becoming the de facto way to feed our kids.

As a result, the family ritual of dinnertime is going by the wayside, a very sad commentary.

Even though parents may be buying these organic food pouches for themselves or for their children because of time constraints, there is something very important to keep in mind here. Read more »


5 Reasons to Eat Organic Apples

5 Reasons to Eat Organic Apples

In a previous post, I wrote that milk is the most important organic product that a family can buy. But milk is by no means the only item that people should be concerned about. The worst offender on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list are apples. Forbes magazine recently did an excellent piece talking […]

Fruit Health Kids Organic News
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In a previous post, I wrote that milk is the most important organic product that a family can buy.

But milk is by no means the only item that people should be concerned about.

The worst offender on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list are apples.

Forbes magazine recently did an excellent piece talking about five reasons to eat organic apples, and I wanted to share the highlights with you and provide commentary. To read the full article, click here.

Reason #1 – The average conventionally grown apple has more pesticide residue on it than any other fruit or vegetable.

Data from the Environmental Working Group showed that 98% of 700 apples tested had pesticides on them and that 48 different pesticides appeared. WOW!!!! Read more »


Little Duck Organics is a Real Winner for Kids…. and Parents

Little Duck Organics is a Real Winner for Kids.... and Parents

While I do not have kids myself, I constantly think about what kinds of food I would feed my children if I did have them. Two things are crystal clear to me. One, they’d be eating all organic, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me or reads my blog. I have […]

Kids Product Reviews School Lunches
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While I do not have kids myself, I constantly think about what kinds of food I would feed my children if I did have them.

Two things are crystal clear to me.

One, they’d be eating all organic, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows me or reads my blog.

I have written before about how milk is the most important organic product a family can buy. Furthermore, I am well aware of the tremendous health risks that GMOs pose and would keep my kids as far away from them as humanly possible.

Two, I would introduce them to green juice and wheatgrass at an early age.

One issue, however, that all health-conscious parents must worry about is what their children are eating when they’re at school or with their friends. Read more »


Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal – An Awesome Organic Product

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal - An Awesome Organic Product

I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint. With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently […]

Kids Product Reviews Superfoods
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I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint.

With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently done that it results in a healthy and superior tasting product.

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal completely nails it on both fronts. Big time.
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Important News for Parents – BPA Found in Organic Baby Food

Important News for Parents - BPA Found in Organic Baby Food

Several months I wrote a story about Bisphenol-A (BPA) in organic food cans. The post continues to get a lot of views because people are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the packaging that their food comes in, even in organic food products. With news coming out of Maine this morning, parents now need to […]

Controversial Foods Environment Food Safety Kids Packaging/Plastics
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Several months I wrote a story about Bisphenol-A (BPA) in organic food cans.

The post continues to get a lot of views because people are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about the packaging that their food comes in, even in organic food products.

With news coming out of Maine this morning, parents now need to take extra precaution about what they feed their young kids. Why?

BPA, which is known as a developmental, neural, and reproductive toxin, was found in 11 of 12 baby and toddler foods tested by The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine.

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Navitas’ Cacao Goji Power Snack – Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

Navitas' Cacao Goji Power Snack - Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them. Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age. The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also […]

Kids Product Reviews
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While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them.

Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age.

The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also taste good.

And therein lies the beauty of Navitas Naturals Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snack. It is absolutely loaded with the world’s most nutritious superfoods and also has an incredibly satisfying taste.

How often do you find a food that has both chia seeds (loaded with protein) and camu camu (loaded with Vitamin C)?

Rarely, if ever. Read more »