Author Archives: karen

Eating Fruits and Veggies on the Road to Mindfulness

People always correlate healthy eating with healthy bodies, but what about healthy minds? The brain is one of the most complex and vital organs in our bodies and we can do so much more to keep it happier and healthier. A recently published study in the February issue of Social Science and Medicine has linked …

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The Dangers of Cooking with Aluminum Kitchen Products

In recent years, there has been a lot of controversy over the health concerns of cooking with aluminum products. It seems that every household is stocked with aluminum pans and aluminum foil to help with the convenience of cooking and preserving our foods, but how safe is it for us to be using aluminum foil …

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How to Transition to Raw Vegan

by Caroline McNally, Ramapo College Intern to Karen Ranzi, M.A. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than walking through a farmer’s market packed with fresh, vibrant, colorful produce ready for the taking. Grown right from the earth, it’s all so full of vital nutrients you can’t really get anywhere else. For me, I never …

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5 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has become all the rage in the health realm as of late, and for good reason. Some common forms include fasting on water for 24 hours twice a week for two weeks, or fasting (not eating) for 16 hours a day for three days straight, or even on a regular basis. It’s not …

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5 Superfoods to A Strong Immune System During A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic truly swept through the world at an unprecedented rate, and everything you hear on the news or on social media is about how deadly it can be for even the young and “strong.” Here are five superfoods for boosting and maintaining an incredible immune system in the face of this trying time, …

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Is this Silent Killer lurking in your bathroom cabinet?

The Risks of Aspirin The topic I’m bringing to you today is close to my heart. My father, who was my inspiration for living and eating healthfully, died after a seizure that caused a hip fracture. He lived his entire life without any medications, his diet was whole foods plant-based (lots of raw food) and …

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Dangers of Eating Poultry

No matter where you look in the world, chicken seems to be the old standby for many staple meals. Well, it does look good on paper-anything branded as a great source of lean protein and having lower cholesterol and fat levels than red meat or pork seems pretty promising. However, behind the façade of being …

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3 Excellent Foods for Breastfeedin

Plant foods are loaded with nutrient density, especially fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, sprouts, and nuts and seeds. Studies have shown that pregnant and nursing moms who eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables are passing on valuable nutrients to their babies as well as the taste for these healthy foods for the rest of their …

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A glass of chlorine, please!

We have seen the spread of the plant-based diet in the last decade…which can be seen now around the globe. Many of us are fortunately becoming aware of the food we eat and seeking the path to our best health. But food isn’t the only important aspect of health. The human body is constituted of …

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You May Want to Rethink Your Barbecue

Dangers of the Barbecue by Karen Ranzi, M.A. Summer is here and so is the Barbecue! Upon entering my suburban driveway, I smelled the flesh of animals being barbecued outside of both homes flanking mine. Itʼs a putrid chemical smell that feels toxic in the air and makes me wish we lived at a greater …

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