Summer Peach Smoothie

  • Summer peach smoothie

Prep time: 5 mins
Serves: 1


  • 1 organic peach, pitted
  • 2 cups organic spinach (or other leafy green – romaine works well too)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ frozen organic banana, peeled
  • ½ organic orange
  • ¼ cup plain grass-fed yogurt or nut milk of choice
  • (Optional: 1 date for an extra hint of sweetness)


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place in fridge overnight or drink immediately
  3. Add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired or frozen banana if a thicker smoothie is desired. Enjoy!

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7 Health Benefits of Cherries

  • 7 health benefits of cherries

It’s cherry season! They’re fresh, beautiful and delicious, but, you may be wondering—are cherries actually that good for you? The answer is yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, they also rank as one of the most health protective foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains less than 100 calories and 15% of your daily vitamin C needs. To read more about why this fruit is a nutritional all-star, click here: Health Benefits of Cherries

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

  • 7 easy ways to improve your mental health

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

It’s important to realize that mental health is just as significant as physical health. If you are looking for ways to enhance your mental health, there are self-care strategies that are both easy and impactful. From knowing when to take a break to reserving time for meditation, here are seven ways to improve your mental health: 7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

  • Vitamin D may lower colon cancer risk

New research from the American Cancer Society and other public health groups found people with higher than recommended blood levels of vitamin D have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer. The finding was particularly significant for women. Sunlight is the easiest way for the body to absorb vitamin D, but of course too much UV light can increase the risk for skin cancer. Read more here: Vitamin D may lower colon cancer risk especially in women

How to Protect Your Skin this Summer

  • Protect your skin this summer

It’s heating up in California. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime? Your risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns. From reapplying sunscreen every two hours to examining your skin every month, it’s important to keep aware of how to protect your skin. Click here to read more about all the right steps toward sun protection from the Skin Cancer Foundation:

Curbing Calories Can Slow Aging

  • Curbing calories can slow aging

Research analysis finds that cutting calories works at a physiological level to slow biological aging. Previous research has shown that calorie restriction hinders the aging process in mice, worms, and flies. The question is to what extent such restriction has on the biological aging process in human beings. Read more here:

New Alzheimer’s Research Models

  • New Alzheimer's research models

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, research has been difficult. Until recently, there has been limited model animals researchers could study the devastating disorder in. An exciting step forward, now, a new rat Alzheimer’s disease model has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri which can be used to study buildup of amyloid plaques and abnormalities in the brain. Read more here:

Clean, Green Popsicles

  • clean, green popsicles

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Serves: 4-6



  • 1 organic apple, cored
  • 2 cups organic kale
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • ½ organic lemon, juiced



Place all ingredients in a juicer, except the lemon juice. Add the lemon juice to the glass and stir to combine. If you do not have a juicer, you can use a blender and strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

How Often Should You Eat Avocados?

  • How often should you eat avocados?

Avocado is a powerhouse fruit filled with many nutrients that may help promote weight loss and reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease. You can probably have one per day as long as you watch your portion size. Click here to read more:

Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson’s

  • Link between microbiome in the gut and parkinson's

There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson’s disease — a neurodegenerative condition — and the composition of the microbiome of the gut. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama shows that Parkinson’s disease, and medications to treat Parkinson’s, have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome. Click here to read more:

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