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The Holy Grail of Nutritional Shakes: Meet Orgain


You know how annoying it is to be in need of a protein shake and then be bombarded with the multitude of choices and controversies? It’s impossible to make a choice you feel is the best choice. Soy protein vs. whey vs. rice vs. pea, ad infinitum. GMOs, organics, grass-fed, heated or cold-pressed.   What if you were introduced to a product line that offered protein and nutritional powders, kid’s nutritional shakes, post-workout shakes and vegan shakes? What if you […]

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Condoms for a Cause: L. Condoms

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I often hear complaints from women who like the idea of condoms, but worry about the contents of the lube or the rubber itself. These fears are not unfounded: most lubricants found on condoms contain glycerin and parabens, substances we know to be unhealthy and irritating to many people. Some people have allergies to latex, and there can be some other dangers: the lubricant that comes on most condoms is corn-based, which makes it dangerous for people with corn allergies. […]

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Ecco Bella: Beauty Products with a Heart!

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Do you ever wonder what’s really in your makeup? Usually, once we find a makeup or skincare product that works well for us, we’re hesitant to switch to anything else. But consider this: our skin is our largest organ, and when we put our makeup on or go through our daily skincare routine, the stuff we smear on ourselves still makes it into our bodies. Toxic chemicals, inflammatory fillers and hidden allergens abound in many cosmetic and skincare products on […]

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Meet Ms. Needles: Cathy DiMaggio, Licensed Acupuncturist


What kind of person do you envision being a holistic healer? Waiflike, a vegetarian and yoga practitioner, someone who talks about ethereal, intangible things like “light” and does so in a soft, lilting voice? And long, flowy skirts, right?   An Army veteran in a Harley jacket, Cathy hardly seems like the stereotypical idea of a healer. She’s brusque, thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. And no wonder – Cathy has a Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the Colorado School of […]

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Guest Spot on “Colorado Today” Radio!

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I had a great time talking about National Vegan Awareness Month on the Colorado Today radio show! Are you curious about what going vegan is all about? Can it be done on a budget? Is it really that complicated? Check out the audio clip!

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Ask a Health Coach: “How do I get past my childhood trauma and enjoy my husband’s loving touch?”

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  “How do I get past my childhood trauma and enjoy my husband’s loving touch?” – Can’t Get In The Moment   My heart goes out to you, it really does. It is so challenging to not be able to enjoy sexual contact when you’ve got a body full of trauma triggers. I’ve found many people aren’t aware that sexual abuse or assault can leave the survivor with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD doesn’t only afflict war veterans – virtually anyone […]

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Product Review: Sliquid Natural Intimate Lubricants


  “Do I really need to use lube? Why should I?” These are questions I commonly hear from folks whenever the subject of lube comes up. Our society likes to perpetuate the idea that you shouldn’t really need lube during sex play – and that’s not true. Hormone fluctuation, stress, diet, trauma, medication and brain disorders can all change how much natural lubrication our bodies need. And then there’s the fact that lube has been shown to amplify levels of […]

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Healthy Restaurant Review: Seeds Community Cafe


  You walk toward a restaurant tucked between two large buildings, the walls around you painted with lovely images of flowers and produce. You reach a small, covered patio, each small table dotted with fresh flowers, with a mural that represents local, organic farming painted on the wall to your right. To your left, you glance into the brightly lit, warm interior of Seeds Community Café.   Smiling. Everyone in there is smiling and laughing.   Before you reach the […]

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Product Review: Two Moms in the Raw

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The first time I saw a product by Two Moms in the Raw, I was at a health food store and intrigued by the package’s claim that it was all organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher. After that first time, I kept seeing those little packages everywhere – in other natural food stores, major grocery stores and even Starbucks.     My curiosity was further piqued when I got online and did some more research on their product line. […]

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Ask a Health Coach: “How can I get better sleep? I don’t sleep well and I never feel rested when I wake up.”

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  “How can I get better sleep? I don’t sleep well and I never feel rested when I wake up.” – Needing More Zs   Poor sleep is one of the biggest complaints I hear from my clients. Whether you’re not able to get to sleep or stay asleep, if you’re waking up in the middle of the night or just plain having a hard time getting up each morning, you’re not alone.   Many things can contribute to poor […]

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