Tag Archives: the healing garden

Earth Day 2014: DIY Composting Conquest

by: Rachael Richardson As a whole, we are becoming more informed about the evils of factory-farmed foods, and in that countless communities and individuals have begun cultivating home and communal gardens. If you’ve already done so- keep it going/growing! If you haven’t yet started, it’s never too late to get growing! There are amazing reasons [...]

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Baja Magic: Flow and Shine Yoga Retreat

  by: Organic Contessa Experience true Gypset style in Todos Santos at the charming Flora Del Mar. {Exclusive Offer to our Community: 10% OFF List Price if booked by 2/21, see below for details} Flow and Shine on the Pacific Coast this March with renowned teachers Bhavani Noel & Organic Contessa Liv Well Editor, Michelle [...]

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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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Start Your Engines Athletes; by Rachael Richardson & Austin Win

Similar to many drivers, I’ve found that far too often gym aficionados tend to improperly fuel up their “tank” (body), which can be costly to the results they hope to see.  Running on empty or not fueling up until the last possible moment can cause issues and problems for the body. Proper maintenance of your [...]

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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 (Part 1) How Detoxing Helps Our Bodies, Skin & Well-Being by Organic Contessa

  In case you you missed my feature on Living Green Magazine - catch the full piece here! We are constantly exposed to pollution and toxins through the air we breathe, foods we eat, water we drink and products we use on our skin and in our homes.  Being mindful of what we feed our bodies, inside [...]

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month by Rachael Richardson

March is officially National Nutrition Month. So if you haven’t already put into motion some new health-producing habits since the New Year started, now is your second chance before bathing suit season! As a licensed Nutritionist, I’ve seen all types of people delay or detour their health for lack of knowledge and from the confusion produced by [...]

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