HealthSimplified: An Interview with Yes To Co-Founder Ido Leffler

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Ido Leffler is the co-founder and “Chief Carrot Lover” of Yes To Inc., makers of Yes To Carrots, Yes to Tomatoes, Yes to Blueberries, and Yes To Cucumbers. In just 8 years, Leffler and his team have built Yes To into one of the leading natural beauty brands in the world, achieving distribution in over 28,000 stores […]
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Fewer Kids at Risk for Deficient Vitamin D: SmartyPants Comments

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A recent study found that fewer kids are vitamin D deficient than previously thought. In fact, the researchers found that only 10% – as opposed to the 2009 estimate of 70% – of kids had inadequate levels of vitamin D. Whereas we once thought 38.5 million children had low levels of D, only 5.5 million […]
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Traveling Healthy: Destination, Las Vegas?

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Staying healthy when traveling to Las Vegas seems like a contradiction in terms. How could you possibly be mindful of your physical well being in Sin City? And why would you want to? Leaving the latter question alone for the time being, a recent trip led me to realize that it is quite possible these […]
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Travel Wellness Blunders (and Bonuses)

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How did I become convinced that calories don’t count when I’m in a different time zone? What is it about clocking three hours in seat 17D at 30,000 feet that makes me think I deserve a multi-day break from my exercise routine? There doesn’t seem to be any inherent reason why healthy habits fly out […]
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Vitamin C: Natural Vs Synthetic

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Many of us have been trained to think that natural is always better, and perhaps, generally speaking, this is a good rule of thumb to follow. Generally true, however, is not absolutely true.  This fact becomes abundantly clear when looking at vitamins.  In past posts we’ve compared the synthetic and natural variations of vitamins A […]
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Digital Detox: SmartyPants Retreats to Move Forward

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When the nice young man approached me and told me to place my watch and cellphone into the suitcase where they would remain for the next 48 hours, I did what any normal person would do: I ran screaming from the building. The nice young man, as it turns out, was Levi Felix, co-founder of […]
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Vitamin B: Natural Vitamins vs. Synthetic Vitamins, Part 2

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For many of us, the idea of perfect health first makes us think of the shiny charts of food pyramids flashed at us by teachers in grade school.   The recommended percentages of fruits, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy have altered a bit over the years, but the basic understanding that general good health can be […]
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Join Vitamin Angels for Giving Tuesday

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It’s that special time of year again. Have a fond childhood memory of the holiday season? Most of us have many, many happy memories associated with this time of year. But many children don’t. This year alone, 3.1 million children will suffer from undernutrition, robbing them of joy. We believe every boy and girl deserves […]
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HealthSimplified: A Video Interview with Alex Jamieson

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Recently, we had the chance to sit down with Alex Jamieson, natural foods chef, author, speaker, TV personality, and holistic health counselor.  Her work has been featured in Elle Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and on the Oprah Winfrey Show, among others.   She also starred in the hit documentary Super Size Me with her then husband Morgan Spurlock, […]
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HealthSimplified: An Interview with Soma Founder Mike Del Ponte

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Recently, we got a chance to speak with Mike Del Ponte, co-founder and CEO of Soma, makers of the gorgeous new water filter featured in Wired Magazine, GQ, TechCrunch, and Inc. Magazine.  Prior to launching Soma (which got started with crowdfunding from Kickstarter), Mike was the head of marketing at BranchOut and the founder of […]
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