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It’s Not Too Late: Top 10 Valentine Picks To Save The Day

by: Organic Contessa “Where there is great love, there are always wishes” ~ Willa Cather Yes, Valentine’s is just around the corner, and if you’re feeling as I am … mid-February has swiftly arrived. Are you fretting it’s too late to buy something heart-felt for this love filled Holiday?  Well, think again … here are [...]

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‘Sex in the Kitchen; Lexicon of Love Menu’, revisited by Nutritionist:Rachael Richardson

I am someone who loves sensuality in all areas of life.  After all, what is life without connection, love, hugs, and food that supports our ability to enjoy these beautiful expressions of light? The Organic Contessa has really shot up the standards for a not only an aphrodisiac meal but one which layers flavors and [...]

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The Natural Pantry: No Tricks! Healthy Halloween Treats by Rachael Richardson

There’s no time like the present to engage in healthy traditions for your family. Halloween is traditionally filled with junk food ingredients that are fun and tasty, but spooky for your body’s health. So how about starting some new traditions? One healthy and housewarming activity is to roast pumpkin seeds tossed in spices after a [...]

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An Organic Feature; Fresh Bites: ‘Good For You Lentil Salad’ by Organic Contessa

North Carolina posses a phenomenal labyrinth of organic farms and breeds an intense commitment to cultivating a stable agriculturally driven community. It’s one of the many reasons I am so proud to be from this beautiful state. Recently I was introduced to Peaceful River Farm located in Chapel Hill, NC. PRF is owned by Lee [...]

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Understanding Immunonutrition by Rachael Richardson

During my dietetic internship at Vanderbilt, I did my major research project on a topic new at that time- “Immunonutrition”. It’s is the science of how nutrition fuels or hinders your immune army. Through personal reading, I recount true stories from some renowned cancer survivors.  Through this and personal experience, it’s crystal clear that nutrition [...]

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Spring Wellness (Part 2) Cleansing & Living Clean by Rachael Richardson

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series, it is a beautiful and informative passage by my personal beauty mentor, the Organic Contessa. I especially relate to the end of the article, when she talks about treating yourself with more love and care, and how that imparts beauty not only for yourself, but stretches [...]

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Spring Wellness; Liver Cleansing Foods by: Rachael Richardson

Your liver is your body’s work horse. It has been studied to handle more functions than any other organ in your body. The liver has 3 main jobs – breakdown, storage, and detox. Breakdown: One of the primary jobs of the liver is to breakdown nutrients from the foods we eat & drink for our bodies [...]

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Fresh Bites – The Natural Pantry {Recipe Feature} by: Organic Contessa

  I’m fortunate to come from a family that loves to cook and to have many friends that love the same. Jennifer Grady is a childhood girlfriend of mine (we’ve known each other since elementary) that has a serious passion for it. From growing her own tomatoes, canning and creating her original home-made tomato sauce to their rival, [...]

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Vlog by: Rachael Richardson ‘Raw Mango Pie for the Holidays’ Lifestyle Televsion

  Traditions can be established over hundreds of years or they can happen in just a few short weeks, months or years. With the realization of the health care crisis, disease, energy and hormonal imbalances, we are truly at a tipping point. By this I mean that if we don’t begin new traditions soon, human [...]

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‘The Natural Pantry – Fresh Bites {Salmon}’ by Organic Contessa

A professed foodie – I am always on the hunt for delicious new recipes.  The bonus comes when I find one that not only pleases the pallet but also provides essential benefits for the skin. Holistic living is one of my passions but beauty is also my duty… and recently I found a yummy delight [...]

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