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The Bliss Bar Strategy Meeting & Dinner at Sa...

November 7, 2012 | Yesterday I had the honor and pleasure of spending some time with my good friend Keval Bliss, founder of The Bliss Bar and a beautiful and powerful woman inside and out. We met at one of Echo Park’s local gems, a place called Stories Books and Cafe – a “stalwart supplier of written works and organic/fair trade coffee and espresso”. Keval moved to Oreagon a couple of years ago, and I’ve been...

What Happens To Food In The Microwave And Is It Sa...

May 17, 2012 | Almost all over the world, microwave ovens are used as a convenient way to cook, thaw or reheat the food. However, there are many people who are really concerned about the effect of the microwaves on their health and safety of their foods. How do microwave oven cooks our food? Technically speaking, the magnetron inside the oven converts ordinary electric power from a wall socket into very short radio waves .They are...

Hemp Can Save the World

March 7, 2012 | Nutiva, ELEVATE, The Luminaries, Aishah and Clayton Joseph Scott have teamed up for part 2 of ELEVATE’s Solution Series. This series is intended to mix music, information, and education to bring awareness to globally significant issues and their solutions. Nutiva has been helping better the planet through the distribution of high quality sustainable products out to the world. This video was made to show all the benefits...

What Are Sunflower Seeds

January 10, 2012 | Lately I’ve been craving sunflower seeds. For no apparent reason and without planning, my hands reaches out and grabs a sunflower seeds bag when I’m doing my grocery shopping. I’ve been eating them as snacks, adding them to a salad and using them for cooking. Since I’m committed to eating healthy and conscious (and since I have this blog), I’ve decided to do some research. Turns out sunflower...

Ling Wong

December 15, 2011 | I was introduced to Ling Wong by my friend Doron Kahana. Ling and I met at the lobby of the well known Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica on a crisp Wednesday afternoon, just a few days before my 2-month adventure to Boston, New York and Israel. Ling’s personal journey in wellness and nutrition started when she was trying to conceive. She underwent a series of fertility treatments that left her depleted and weak, and she...

What are Mung Beans

November 24, 2011 | The first time I’ve heard of Mung beans was earlier this year, when I was doing a cleanse with Vanessa Kudrat. When you’re on a cleanse with no meat, dairy, eggs, gluten and sugar, you have to get creative, otherwise you might get bored quickly. So Vanessa gave me recipes – a few of them every week – so that I could have both variety and flavor, and with the help of my friend Heidi (who did most of...

Nutrition & Inflammation by Dr. Doron Kahana

November 10, 2011 | Dr. Doron Kahana is a Board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinical Nutrition specialist. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, medical degree at Tel Aviv University, residency training at the University of Minnesota, and fellowship at UCLA. He has been practicing in Torrance since 2008 as faculty at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kahana is also a volunteer consultant for several...

Rehmannia Dean Thomas

May 30, 2011 | Rehmannia Dean Thomas is a Taoist Tonic herbalist and his practice is called the “Shaman Shack”. Presenting the world’s oldest and most sophisticated natural healthcare system in its original form, Shaman Shack follows a 5000 year old Chinese herbal lineage called the ‘Gate of Life school’, which focuses on the use of Tonic herbs for maintenance of radiant health and prevention of dis-ease. After...

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

May 23, 2011 | Robert H. Lustig, MD is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF. Dr. Lustig is a nationally-recognized authority in the field of neuroendocrinology, with a specific emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He is currently investigating the contribution of biochemical, neural,...

What is Probiotics

April 28, 2011 | Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. They can be used as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Experts have debated how to define probiotics. One...
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