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The Self-Quarantine Grocery List

The Self-Quarantine Grocery List

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan March 28, 2020

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Holiday Healing: How to Detox After a Seasonal Celebration

Holiday Healing: How to Detox After a Seasonal Celebration

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan December 27, 2019

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Holiday Survival Guide

Holiday Survival Guide

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 23, 2019

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Fiber: The Missing Link

Fiber: The Missing Link

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel December 04, 2019

We hear it all the time at The Morrison Center“I don’t understand — I eat tons of veggies but I’m still constipated!”  We want you all to have bowel movements of champions, so here’s an often-overlooked tip: consider a fiber supplement.

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Our Favorite Travel Snacks

Our Favorite Travel Snacks

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan November 20, 2019

We may be blessed with healthy options on every street corner in New York and other big cities, but what happens when we leave? It can seem challenging to stick to an anti-inflammatory, health-promoting diet when you’re traveling, but there are plenty of items you can keep with you to stay healthy in the air or on the road.

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4 Surprising Ways to Stay Healthy in the Big Apple

4 Surprising Ways to Stay Healthy in the Big Apple

by Christine Broadaway November 15, 2019

We love New York. It is a city full of cultural experiences, exciting innovation and opportunities like nowhere else in the world. Living here provides us with plenty of benefits — yet it’s hard to feel rejuvenated in the city that never sleeps. Between the fast-paced lifestyle, constant hum of activity, and a work culture that expects us to constantly be on, NYC living can take a toll on our health. Below we list the top ways living in NYC may affect our health and what we can do about it.

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Our Favorite Healthy “I need food right now” Spots in NYC

Our Favorite Healthy “I need food right now” Spots in NYC

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan October 30, 2019

New York is a city of schleppers. Many of us are literally running to and fro for much of the day, and this can build up an appetite. Luckily, New York is full of healthy, fast options waiting to be taken advantage of. Below we’ve highlighted our favorite restaurants and cafes around NYC where you can grab a healthy meal in a pinch.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan October 08, 2019

Are you on the broccoli train yet? Well, we’re here to get you excited about it! This delicious creamy broccoli soup recipe is perfect for the fall winter months, easy to make, and loaded with nutrient rich ingredients. Plus, if you didn’t already know, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can find. And if you love broccoli like we do, be sure to check out our fudgey broccoli smoothie recipe.

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To Nightshade or Not-To-Nightshade: That is the Question

To Nightshade or Not-To-Nightshade: That is the Question

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan September 26, 2019

If you’ve been to The Morrison Center, then you may have already heard us talking about nightshades and whether or not you should eat them. Since this can be confusing for everyone, we wanted to shed some light on this shady nightshade topic!

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The Healthiest Vegetable You’re Overlooking

The Healthiest Vegetable You’re Overlooking

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan September 13, 2019

While you’ve probably heard that broccoli is good for your health since you were a kid, people don’t often talk about the reasons why. We’re here to explain, and hopefully get you excited about it:

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Grilling this weekend? Marinate on this!

Grilling this weekend? Marinate on this!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel August 27, 2019

Summer is finally here, and chances are as the temperatures heat up, so does the grill! But before you fire up the barbie, be sure to whip up a flavorful, antioxidant-rich marinade.

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There’s a Secret Hiding in This Fudgey Smoothie

There’s a Secret Hiding in This Fudgey Smoothie

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel August 27, 2019

Sneaking veggies like kale and spinach into smoothies is nothing new, but Stephanie, a nutritionist here at the Morrison Center, recently shared her go-to breakfast—a nutrient dense smoothie that includes... broccoli! The combination of fiber rich vegetables, healthy fat and clean protein makes this a complete meal resulting in sustained energy. Plus, the addition of broccoli has a plethora of health benefits and the broccoli flavor is masked by the other ingredients so it tastes great.

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How to be a Lean, Green, Cleaning Machine

How to be a Lean, Green, Cleaning Machine

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan July 30, 2019

Last month we shared with you the Top 6 Toxins to kick out of your home, and since then, everyone’s been asking… - "What about popular cleaning products?" - That’s why we’re bringing you Dr. Morrison’s tips for keeping your house spic and span, while minimizing contact with harmful detergents and cleaning agents.

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Green Your Space for Spring: Part II

Green Your Space for Spring: Part II

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan July 30, 2019

Greening out your space has many different dimensions. We hope you enjoyed our previous piece about adding plants to clear the air around you, improve mood and focus, and stay healthy – and hopefully added a few featured plants around your home or office! Feeling inspired to go the next step?

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Weighing In on Weighing You

Weighing In on Weighing You

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan July 17, 2019

We get a lot of questions about weight fluctuation during weight loss efforts, especially for those who weigh themselves daily. Our most important tip:

Weigh yourself once per week (not more often than that) at the same time of day, on the same scale.

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Mold & Health: What You Need To Know!

Mold & Health: What You Need To Know!

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan July 17, 2019

It can be helpful (like penicillium) or harmful (like the dreaded stachybotrys), and it’s been a problem since biblical times - it’s mold exposure! In this podcast episode of Highway to Health, Dr. Morrison talks with hosts Zoe and Erica about mold toxicity, its symptoms, and what to do about it.

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Green Your Space for Spring: Part I

Green Your Space for Spring: Part I

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel July 16, 2019

Spring is here! Time to throw open the windows, clear out the dust and make the home sparkle again. During this time of renewal and rebirth, we recommend cleaning out, then greening out your space!

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Reiki: Positive Energy to Heal

Reiki: Positive Energy to Heal

by Sarah Harper June 25, 2019

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that can be utilized for health promotion and stress reduction. A licensed Reiki practitioner will allow a patient to connect with their own innate healing energy and restore the body and spirit to balance. When in a state of harmony, “rei” (meaning “universal/higher consciousness”) and “ki” (meaning “life energy”) should flow freely throughout the body and mind. When energy becomes stagnant and is unable to flow, the physical body may become weakened and more susceptible to disease. A Reiki session can help to dissolve energy blockages and facilitates healing spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

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Exercise: Three things you don’t already know

Exercise: Three things you don’t already know

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 18, 2019

Exercise: it’s part of the “yeah yeah, I know” healthy living laundry list: eat clean, drink more water, manage stress, get plenty of good quality sleep, and move your body. We all have our own reasons to exercise - to stay healthy and fit, build and maintain muscle mass, for weight control, mood, cardiovascular health, stress relief… and of course that endorphin rush!

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Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 15, 2019

Vitamin D season is in full swing! While some sun exposure for vitamin D production is great for overall health, getting sunburned is always something to avoid. Everyone knows that excessive UV exposure damages skin. But did you know that the foods you eat regularly can improve your skin’s natural defenses against UV damage? It’s delicious and true!

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Is Fruit Good For You?

Is Fruit Good For You?

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 07, 2019

We all know that too much sugar can have negative effects on our health, but what's the deal with naturally-occurring sugar in fruit? Fruit is great because it provides an incredible range of nutrients, including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and electrolytes. And it's obviously a better choice than sugary sweets and desserts.

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Your Ultimate Deodorant Guide

Your Ultimate Deodorant Guide

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 05, 2019

Deodorant works in one of two ways: in the form of antiperspirants that prevent you from sweating, or as actual de-odorants that allow you to sweat but interfere with the bacterial activity that creates body odor. Of all the potentially toxic personal care products we put on our bodies, antiperspirant might be the most blatant, but both forms can introduce toxins into the body.

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Sunscreen: What You Need to Know!

Sunscreen: What You Need to Know!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel May 16, 2019

Whether you’re gearing up for beach season or traveling somewhere warm and sunny, we want to make sure you’re practicing safe sun protection. While many common brands of sunscreen contain endocrine-disrupting ingredients like triclosan, parabens, and triclosan, there is a growing number of health-conscious brands selling safer sunscreens.

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Tips for Tick and Mosquito Prevention

Tips for Tick and Mosquito Prevention

by Gerald Simons May 16, 2019

In this article, Jerry Simons offers a comprehensive list and explanation of precautions you and your family can take to prevent bug bites that have the potential to cause serious illness.

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