The Top 12 “Try to Buy” Organic Food List

Buy Organic

The environmental Working Group publishes the top 12 foods that are most likely to be contaminated by pesticides. It is recommended that you consider purchasing the organic version of the following fruits and vegetables:

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet bell peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Grapes
  10. Spinach
  11. Lettuce
  12. Potatoes

The have also listed the 12 top foods that are least likely to be contaminated by pesticides. These include the following:

  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet corn (frozen)
  4. Pineapples
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus
  7. Sweet peas ( frozen)
  8. Kiwi fruit
  9. Bananas
  10. Cabbage
  11. Broccoli
  12. Papaya

Understanding that there is sometimes a greater cost when purchasing organic foods, hoping that this list will allow you to spend your money wisely!!

Breast Health

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month I decided to create a video about Breast Health.

As a woman I can say I fully understand the importance of breast health for women and the importance of performing self breast exams on a monthly basis.

But there is more to consider than just exams. They are a good start but there are other measures you can take to keep your breasts healthy and happy.

Take a moment to watch my short video on this subject and “your girls” will thank you for it!

So remember, do the self exam and take the other steps I recommend…..

Be Well, Be Healthy and Be Yourself,

Dr. B

Detoxification Part 2

For this weeks focus, I am continuing to speak on the topic of Detoxification. I decided to expand on the first video I made on this topic because of questions my patients have been bringing to my office.

Here are the most common questions I have been getting; “is detoxification right for me?” “how do I get started?” and “what is most important to consider?”.

Now, in this video I talk more about the specifics you should consider with any detoxification program you choose to work with.

But I want to emphasize the importance of mindset. You must consider why you are considering taking a break from your usual dietary habits. Your goals will largely direct how and when you do your detox program and these goals will keep you motivated.Motivation and intention are key to your success. Put some time into considering these aspects for yourself.

Enjoy this video that I made for you and enjoy our transition into fall!

Be Well, Be Healthy and Be Yourself,

Dr. B

 

Detox Part 1

This week I am speaking on the topic of detoxification. I am aware that there are many considerations that go into choosing a good detox plan, if you choose to explore this option.

I recommend getting professional advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner regarding any detox plan and suggest you take into consideration all of your personal health challenges and goals. You want to respect your own body’s strengths and limitations when going through a detox process.

So I made this video for you to give you some general guidelines when preparing for a detox process. Watch it today and consider some form of detoxification, even if it is very mild or involves some small changes in your diet.

 

Thanks for watching and remember….

Be Well, Be Healthy and Be Yourself,

Dr. B

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Dr. B’s Book Review: The Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz

In today’s video I will share with you one of my favorite resources – it is a book by Rebecca Katz called “The Cancer Fighting Kitchen”.

This book is wonderful for many reasons and I recommend you take a look at it if you are searching for some quality recipes, information on food and ways to nourish yourself through food.

It is a great book if you or someone you know is going through cancer right now. But also, if you are just looking for some terrific information that can inspire you toward a good diet with great food recipes, this book is for you.

Watch my video as I describe specifically what I am drawn to about this book and some ways it may help you.

Be Well, Be Healthy and Be Yourself,

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Stress Reduction Techniques

In my last video I talked about some of the effects that stress can have on your body.

And right now, we are all experiencing a lot of stress.

So, in this video I wanted to share some basic, simple tools you can use to reduce your stress levels in any moment.

I walk you through a breathing exercise and explain how using your attention, on your breath can quickly switch your body’s response from one of stress to one of calm and peace. Read more Stress Reduction Techniques

Sleep

This week I want to speak with you about the need for sleep. We all need a good 7-8 hours a night. But you know how it is, most of us don’t get close to that each night.  And if you are like me you have too many things to do to think of going to bed early. But I remind myself and I am here to remind you that we have to get our sleep. If we don’t our health will suffer. Lack of sleep affects many, many areas of our health. Read more Sleep