Sunny Griffin

FASTING FOR IMPROVED BRAIN FUNCTION

I have just completed a 7 day juice fast during which I had only 3 eight ounce glasses of fresh organic juice (usually an orange juice, a watermelon juice and a young coconut water) and one cup of clear vegetable broth a day. I feel absolutely fabulous, full of energy, a lot lighter (I lost 8 pounds) and my skin is glowing and I am totally refreshed and ready to deal with whatever comes up.

Karen Ranzi, CCP-SLP

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

I used to think it was safe to buy personal care products from health food stores, but upon further research, I found out many products are not safe at all. To be certified organic, foods are under strict regulations, but there are absolutely no regulations for labeling personal care products “organic.” The products flaunt words such as “natural” and “organic” in big lettering on the front label, but if you scan through the tiny words listed in the ingredients section usually found on the back label, you will see many words that look like they belong in a science experiment.

Dr. Leslie Van Romer

WALK WITH A PURPOSE

My 82-year-old mother, my rock and my hero, opened her eyes just as my father slipped into her hospital room. Two days before, we six kids got the word. “Mom’s been in a bad car accident. A truck ran a stop sign at 50 mph, crashed into her car, and flipped it over–twice. She’s okay, but in a lot of pain with serious injuries: broken back, neck, and sternum. Don’t come and don’t call.”