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Mind Over Body: The Cortisol Effect

“THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS”  If your mental well-being is not incentive enough to practice this motto, some science may convince you that it’s at least worth an attempt for your physical appearance.  How you think may affect how you look. A positive outlook can help your body evade over-secreting stress hormones like cortisol which can take […]

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Antoniette Costa Music Showcase with DJ Questlove & Tara Kamangar

Organice Your Life® contributor singer-songwriter Antoniette Costa’s music showcase in NYC with DJ Questlove and classical pianist Tara Kamangar. Watch behind-the-scenes footage of party and live performance of Antoniette’s original songs “Void of a Legend” and “Step on Me.”

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Interview with Wendy Parr on Vocal Health and Wellness

As a singer-songwriter, I’m always looking for tips from people in the industry about vocal health and wellness. I have learned a lot from my close friend, singer-songwriter Nikki Jean. After collaborating with Lupe Fiasco on his single “Hip Hop Saved My Life,” Nikki joined Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Tour and had to […]

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Bisphenol A: Shopping a Health Hazard?

Shopping a health hazard?? It’s hard to believe that something as seemingly harmless as handling cash register receipts can have health ramifications. But that’s the case when 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane is involved. Better known by its common name bisphenol A (BPA), the compound is used as an ink adherent in some thermal receipts. This is a disconcerting fact […]

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Glycemic Index 101

Don’t let the science jargon intimidate you- the concept is easy to understand for the purposes of choosing the right foods to eat. What is it? Glycemic Index is a carbohydrate ranking system based on a scale of 0-100.  Foods are assigned GI numbers that quantify the degree to which these carbs influence the body’s blood […]

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Interview with Hines Ward: NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver

On and off the football field, Hines Ward tackles every task with alacrity and his positive energy is contagious.

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Why Greek Yogurt?

Why Greek Yogurt? Probiotics!! Greek yogurt is packed with the live microorganisms. According to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, probiotics have many health benefits. Studies show that the live cultures help to alleviate many intestinal maladies, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcers, while enhancing immune function and reducing the risk for colon and bladder cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine also […]

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Cell Phone Use Tips

While there is no conclusive scientific evidence that establishes a causal relationship between cell phone use and cancer, cell phones do emit electromagnetic radiation and such exposure is never a good thing. Last year, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans as evidenced by studies that link […]

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Lycopene and Yellow Tomatoes

Lycopene is known for its many health benefits. It has been correlated to reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degenerative disease. But a common misconception is that lycopene is associated with the red pigment of tomatoes.  However, yellow tomatoes also contain lycopene and recent studies such as one published in the International […]

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Brussel Sprouts- Healthy Alternative to Potato Chips

If you like to snack throughout the day, brussel sprouts are a nutritious alternative to potato chips and other tempting empty calorie carbs.  Brussel sprouts are low in calories and surprisingly higher in protein than other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage. In addition to being a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin […]

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Organic Wine: Interview with Founder of Yellow+Blue Wines

With the booming popularity of natural and organic grocery stores has come a greater demand for organic wine.  I interviewed Matthew Cain, the Founder of  Yellow+Blue Wines about the company and the growing industry. Yellow+Blue is one of OYL’s favorite organic wine brands because its top of the line taste, affordability and eco-friendly packaging. Can you explain […]

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Organice Your Life® Holiday Party

All of the “organicing” that went into the OYL Holiday Party paid off.   On Sunday evening, OYL family and guests gathered on the 51st of the Time Warner Building to celebrate the much anticipated re-launch of the website. As the crowd of models and entertainment industry people arrived, they were greeted with a projected […]

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