The Joy of Natural Living

January 2, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

Live healthy, young and joyful ~ naturally.

Guest: Dr. Susan Smith Jones, author of her new book The Joy Factor

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Podcast: Recorded Dec 21, 2010

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

“I haven’t had a cold or taken medications in almost 25 years,” claims Dr. Susan Smith Jones, author of her new book The Joy Factor ~ 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health. Just looking at her — it’s easy to believe. Dr. Susan looks strikingly young as her health and joy seems to radiate from every pore.

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She is the author of over 26 books and 1,500 magazine articles, selected as one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. With 30 years at the University of California Los Angeles

(UCLA) teaching students, staff, and faculty how to be healthy and fit, Susan teaches that the body is designed to be self-repairing, self-renewing, and self-sustaining and that the power to live a radiantly healthy life is within everyone’s grasp.

“Great health comes from the farm and not the pharmacy,” is Susan’s motto for joyful, natural health as she believes in fresh, raw foods every day. On Bloom Talk, Susan reveals her secrets on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by living more naturally - listing her top 5 foods for vibrant health -  and why joy is so important to nourish both body and soul.

Recipe:
Dried Plum & Apple Green Smoothie

Guest Website:
www.susansmithjones.com

Healthy & Yum on Vacation

November 8, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Blog, What's New

img_2599Who says you can’t eat good-for-you foods on vacation?

Walking through Central Park NYC this past weekend on my way to Wollman Rink for some ice skating, I stumbled upon this organic food cart. Boy, was that grass-fed burger great and just the protein needed to spend the next a couple of hours dodging other skaters and working on my spins (only kidding).

Many places are sprouting up offering fresh, local and organic foods on the go. With just a quick tour on the web, anyone can find healthy, affordable  joints in the town or city of your next get-away. Also, scout out restaurants that offer healthy and delicious cuisine for when you’re not on the fly and crave a nicer meal. I pulled up several menus before traveling and made reservations at cafes and bistros serving organic salads, free-range chicken and wild fish.img_2603

So, after a weekend of organic baby greens, wild salmon terrine and a few special requests - olive oil instead of butter and egg-white omelettes - I enjoyed a fun and healthy weekend.

Now if I can only get my triple toe loop perfected. Yup, kidding again!