Coffee: The Lesser of Two Evils?

The kids kept you up half the night, you had to get up early for a conference call and it’s only 11 am and you’re wondering how you are going to make it through the day. You’ve already had 2 cups of coffee and you meander over to the break room wondering if you should […]

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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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Drink Responsibly: Beverage Choices for your Health

The one thing we frequently hear is “drink more water.” Health care professionals say it, magazine articles preach it, and our generation perpetuates this advice. Is there a way to increase your water intake without taking in extra calories, carbs or fake sweeteners? What are your options that provide for variety and health? How can […]

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Summer Time, Hydration Time

Is drinking 8 glasses of water per day truly necessary? It’s written about, health-care professionals tout it but is it truly based on science? Is the plastic bottle industry contributing to this recommendation besides greatly benefiting from it? Although the camel is capable of drinking up to 5 gallons of water per day in the […]

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Beverages and Weight Gain: You Are What You Drink

If you need an afternoon Caramel Macchiato fix, or start each morning with a strawberry-banana smoothie, you may be getting more than you bargained for on your waistline. Even if you’re diligent about your calories from food, you may be overlooking those that are coming from the drinks you choose. With the expansion of new […]

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