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What you need to know before your next summer shindig

What you need to know before your next summer shindig

by Stephanie Mandel August 28, 2020

Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:

1. Go “protein style” with your burger

Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!

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A Zucchini Dish That You're Gonna Love

A Zucchini Dish That You're Gonna Love

by Robin Foroutan August 06, 2020

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Vitamin C Boosters: The Food Only Edition

Vitamin C Boosters: The Food Only Edition

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel July 07, 2020

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Why You Need Solid Nutrition Now More Than Ever

Why You Need Solid Nutrition Now More Than Ever

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel July 07, 2020

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Flexible Detox Plan

Flexible Detox Plan

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel July 06, 2020

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Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques to Stay Calm

Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques to Stay Calm

by Stephanie Mandel April 29, 2020

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We’re Still Here For You

We’re Still Here For You

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel April 28, 2020

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Three Ways to Defend Yourself Naturally Against Seasonal Allergies

Three Ways to Defend Yourself Naturally Against Seasonal Allergies

by Stephanie Mandel and Robin Foroutan April 22, 2020

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Self-Quarantine

Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Self-Quarantine

by Robin Foroutan April 03, 2020

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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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