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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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7 Benefits of Sauna Therapy

7 Benefits of Sauna Therapy

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel May 08, 2019

For thousands of years, cultures from around the world have used the healing power of saunas. Today, we continue to recommend sauna therapy to detoxify, ease pain, for cardiovascular health, and to look and feel our best. We typically suggest sweating in a sauna for 8-10 minutes, once or even several times per week.

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Water: Quality Counts!

Water: Quality Counts!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel May 01, 2019

Water is essential for life and all of our cells rely on it to function at their best, especially when it comes to metabolism and proper elimination of toxins. Plain old water doesn’t get as much attention as other nutrients, but it really is the most simple yet significant step one can take towards better health. In fact, optimum hydration helps improve brain function, skin health, cardiovascular health, lymphatic drainage, digestive health, and urinary tract health. It’s critical for all of our body’s detoxification systems and supports detoxification year-round.

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Success Beyond the Detox

Success Beyond the Detox

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel April 24, 2019

The 10-day spring detox is over! We feel lighter, more energized and focused, and we hope you do too — so let’s talk about how to keep the benefits going!

The key is to support the organs and cellular pathways of elimination on a regular basis. This means taking care of our intestines, kidneys, skin, lymphatic system, liver and lungs so they can efficiently remove toxins from the body all year round.

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Plastics: Problems and Solutions

Plastics: Problems and Solutions

by Jeffrey Morrison April 19, 2019

Dr. Morrison recently shared his take on plastics and their impact on the environment and our health on the Highway to Well Podcast. There are plenty of cleaner, healthier alternatives to plastics — learn about them and start making better choices! Available to listen here and on major podcast platforms including iTunes and Overcast.

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Detox Friendly Food Options

Detox Friendly Food Options

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel April 17, 2019

Whether you’re a busy New Yorker or a busy anywhere else-er, we get it — not everyone has time to prep their own meals! Thankfully, the number of health-conscious restaurants has exploded, making clean on-the-go meals much easier to find, not to mention food delivery apps like Postmates and Caviar that will bring food directly to your home or office.

Below, we’ve highlighted our favorite restaurants and cafes around NYC, where you can grab a detox-friendly meal in a pinch. And if you’re outside NYC, check to see if any of these have locations near you, or check out their menus for inspiration

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The Daily Benefit Detox Meal Plan

The Daily Benefit Detox Meal Plan

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel April 09, 2019

The foundation of the Daily Benefit 10-day Detox Program is the anti-inflammatory meal plan, which guides you in choosing health-promoting foods while removing inflammatory foods and chemicals from your diet, including commonly reactive foods that may be causing symptoms. This “elimination diet” focuses on low-allergenic, nutrient-dense, seasonal, organic, and if possible, locally grown foods. Most people can expect to experience noticeably more energy and focus, better digestion and an overall improved sense of wellbeing.

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Benefits of the Daily Benefit Detox

Benefits of the Daily Benefit Detox

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel April 03, 2019

Spring is officially here — the perfect time for a seasonal detox! The Daily Benefit Detox is based on a simple formula: We start by focusing on nutritious whole foods and avoiding foods that create inflammation, the underlying cause of most unwanted symptoms. We then support liver detoxification with our Daily Benefit 10-Day Detox Set. Whether you’re experiencing sluggishness, brain fog, digestive distress, fatigue or symptoms like joint pain, weight gain or dry skin, a diet that replenishes our cells with vital nutrients can have you feeling recharged by the end of the 10-day detox!

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I Already Eat Healthy, So Why Should I Detox?

I Already Eat Healthy, So Why Should I Detox?

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel March 27, 2019

Detox programs are all the rage and they continue to gain momentum for good reason. Touted by medical doctors, medical mediums and everyone in between, periodic metabolic detoxification programs offer a healthy strategy to help your body deal with the toxic load of daily modern life. But with all these buzzwords flying around, it’s easy to lose sight of the REAL reasons why we should be aware of detoxification, what the term actually means, and why we should all detox regardless of stellar health practices.

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Support on Your Detox and Beyond

Support on Your Detox and Beyond

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel March 13, 2019

The Morrison Center’s Daily Benefit 10 Day Detox is the perfect opportunity for you to ease the transition into a diet and lifestyle more appropriate for warmer weather. Our plan provides all the key nutrients necessary to allow your body to do a deeper detox and eliminate stored toxins, while also giving your body a break from potentially unhealthy, inflammatory foods. Based on Dr. Morrison’s study and our clinical experience, most of us notice improved digestion, fewer sugar cravings, beautiful glowing skin and an increase in energy by the end of the program. Sounds like a dream right?

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