Category Archives: Hydration

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

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One of the most interesting things about sweet potatoes, is that despite having “sweet” in their name, and tasting sweet, they are low glycemic.  Low glycemic foods gradually raise your bloodsugar. Sweet potatoes spike your bloodsugar significantly less than a regular white potato! They are a nearly perfect food with high fiber, rich in vitamins […]

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15 Superfoods for Peak Performance

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The other day I drove into a Rancho Santa Fe gas station, and just as I was about to jump out to go pump my gas, the nice attendant came up and asked me “I’d be happy to pump your gas for you.  Premium fuel today?”  Yes, please, I respond and get back in the […]

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New Year’s Eve Hangover Prevention

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As you navigate the party circuit this New Years Eve, here are some tips to help you plan ahead and avoid the ole’ dreaded hangover.  Also, watch this segment on Fox 5 San Diego. Let’s first understand how alcohol affects the body. Approximately 20% of alcohol is absorbed through the stomach and most of the […]

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Hydrating Foods to Beat the Heat

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As the thermostat goes up, so does the body’s requirement for fluids.  Dehydration can occur when the body loses fluids, does not take in enough – or a combination of the two.  When the body loses a significant enough amount of fluids, lost electrolytes should also be replenished along with the lost water.  Electrolytes are […]

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Natural Hangover Prevention & Treatment

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With Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack this Wednesday, and Comic Con this weekend – this is one of the biggest party weeks of the year in San Diego.  So as you navigate the party circuit, here are some tips to help you plan ahead and avoid the ole’ dreaded hangover. Let’s first understand […]

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The Fine Art of Fermentation

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Fermentation is quickly becoming one of the hottest new trends in the food industry. Perhaps it is the health benefits, the complex and deep flavors, the energy boost fermented foods and drinks offer; or maybe it is that you feel like you have stepped into your own science lab when you are making them. What […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.  They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel.  This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, […]

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The Choco-Banana Super Smoothie

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We are big drinkers in our house – smoothie drinkers that is. We put our Vitamix to work every morning, starting almost every day with a smoothie.  I find smoothies to be a great way to sneak in superfoods like chia seeds and greens powders, and also veggies too. My daughter was getting really tired […]

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Are Team Sports Sabatoging Kids’ Health?

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Team sports are good for kids, right…? Sports like soccer, baseball, basketball and lacrosse provide kids with regular exercise, which is good for maintaining a healthy weight, bone development, coordination, and even improved performance in school (read these NY Times articles: How Exercise Fuels the Brain and Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?)  Team sports also […]

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Energize Your Day!

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With the Rebalance Life Superfood Chia Blueberry Smoothie. During the holidays we all need a little more energy. This smoothie delivers – packing an insane amount of nutrition into one regular ole’ glass.  Have this smoothie for breakfast for one whole week and see if it changes your energy, digestion, mood….your life!!   Superfood cleanses can […]

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