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Breast Cancer Prevention

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month (October), I wanted to take this opportunity to stress the importance of prevention in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in this country. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. You’ve probably heard the importance of eating a healthier diet, exercising, maintaining a healthier weight, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol intake in reducing the risk of developing breast cancer. There is also a growing body of...
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Dirty Dozen

No, I’m not talking about the 1967 movie starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and others. I’m actually referring to which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest likelihood of containing pesticide residues? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information to consumers about chemical exposures, the worst offenders are: 1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Strawberries 4. Peaches 5. Spinach 6. Nectarines – imported 7. Grapes – imported 8. Sweet...
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Is it possible to be in love with a kitc...

When it comes to my recently acquired Vitamix juicer, I have to say it’s a resounding YES!!  For those of you who don’t know what a Vitamix is, think of it as a blender on steroids!  I use my Vitamix mainly for making vegetable and fruit juices, but it has a whole range of culinary uses, serving much like a food processor.  They are kind of pricey, but the great thing about this type of juicer, as compared to many juicers on the market, is you are actually consuming the whole vegetable or fruit, finely blended, fiber and all.  There are a lot of nutrients in the...
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What’s in a Name?

Why Equinox?  As you may well know, the equinox occurs twice a year (vernal equinox and autumnal equinox), when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun, the center of the Sun being in the same plane as the Earth’s equator.  During the equinox, night and day have approximately equal length….a perfect balance if you will. It is this perfect balance that is the inspiration behind the name Equinox Naturopathic Medicine [the balance between night and day (darkness and light) and is demonstrated graphically in the letter...