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Set an Intention, Not a Resolution

Is it almost the New Year already? It seems like just yesterday we were setting resolutions, hopeful about accomplishing new goals and making positive changes in our lives. But while we often do our best to stay focused, resolutions don’t often pan out the way we’d like. Read More

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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Feeling under the weather? When the temperatures drop, we tend to spend more time indoors, get less sunshine and fresh air, and consume more indulgent, comfort foods. This combination leads to higher exposure to airborne organisms and decreased immunity, which means you're more likely to catch a cold or flu. Don't fret, nature is chock full of remedies that can help you boost your immunity and alleviate symptoms of sickness. Read More

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5 Superfood Swaps That Will Save You Serious Cash

Healthy foods, especially superfoods, have a notorious reputation for being expensive, and a lot of people use that as an excuse to grab fast food and sacrifice their health. Fortunately, there are plenty of nutrient-packed foods proven to protect against cancer, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and more – that won’t break the bank. Read More

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3 Ways to Create a Wellness Tribe Wherever You Are

Isn’t it nice when you can let your hair down and just be yourself? When you can share your personal passion, struggles, or vision for the future, and have someone to turn to with questions, someone who actually “gets” you on a deeper level? That’s what a wellness tribe is all about! Read More

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5 Simple Systems to Help Reach Your Goals

We all have big dreams and long to-do lists but why is it that some people are so good at actually accomplishing things, while others constantly feel like they’re struggling to catch up? Read More

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Is Hummus Healthy For You?

Have you ever wondered if those little tubs of hummus you find at the grocery store are actually healthy for you? Hummus is marketed as a healthy snack option, but is it really? Read More

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How to Detox Your Body, Mind, and Home Without Dieting

Whether you want to lose weight or get a promotion at work, you need to master productivity. You’ll never be able to fit in workouts, healthy meals, and meditation if you’re constantly procrastinating and not making the best use of your time. Read More

Healthy Successful Living


I love this time of year. Flowers blooming, everything is growing again. To me its such a time of renewal. Renewal in my commitment to my health, commitment to my family, and commitment to doing the things I love.  Although I am a little late getting started, my garden is planted, and looking forward to all these great, organic vegetables.


I built a garden cart a couple of years ago to plant my herbs and lettuce. It seemed I always had trouble in my garden with the herbs, so this cart has been very helpful.  This year I have red and green lettuce, arugula, broccoli rabe, basil, cilantro, parsley, tarragon, sage, and rosemary. Made a great salad last night with some lettuce and herbs.

For my garden, this year, I'm planting a lot of my usual. Living in Central NJ near a lot of farms, you can get some great quality plants for the garden. I've had no luck trying to grow vegetables from seed, so I buy my plants from a local farm. One day I'll figure it out.


This year I have plum tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cubanelle pepper, cayenne peppers, Hungarian wax hot peppers, green string beans, zucchini and cucumbers. I would love to hear what you grow in your garden if you have one.

I always add some marigolds to the garden. Their pungent aroma is a natural way to keep the bugs and small animals away. I put them around the perimeter, then scattered through out the garden. They also add some nice color and are easily grown.

Vegetables are a good way to crowd out some unhealthy foods. They are rich in vitamins and minerals, high in fiber  and mostly low in calories, that is unless you batter, fry or mix in a cheese casserole. There is also an abundance of phytonutrients in vegetables. Phytonutrients is what gives vegetables brilliant colors, delicious flavors and their unique aromas. They are also the nutrients most closely linked to prevention of diseases. So go out and get some vegetables.

When was the last time you received the personal attention you deserve and talked with someone about your health? Being healthy doesn't have to be hard. Use the link below to go to my website and sign-up for a free Junk Food Cleanse cheat sheet to find out how and get more updates from me.

Happy Gardening
Dominick Torre, HHC


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The Only Productivity Tool You Need

Whether you want to lose weight or get a promotion at work, you need to master productivity. You’ll never be able to fit in workouts, healthy meals, and meditation if you’re constantly procrastinating and not making the best use of your time. Read More

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7 Simple Ways to Get In More Exercise

You probably already know that physical activity is key to good health, but are you actually integrating movement into your daily routine? Read More