Julia K. Haramis

Julia is an NYC native and has been an avid student of Yoga for over 15 years. She is Founder of Nutritionista® - Holistic Health Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Home Cook, Foodie and Local/Organic/Slow Food Enthusiast.

5 Tips To Get More Pep In Your Step

Eliminate caffeine as it causes fluctuations in mood, energy and blood sugar. Avoid dehydrating drinks containing sugar, sodium or caffeine that cause sluggishness. Increase quantity and quality of sleep as tiredness makes your body crave energy. Add dark green veggies, goji berries, fruits, almonds, coconut water and whole grains in your diet. Keep moving.

Mediterranean Style Spinach Pie Salad With Fresh Herbs

Wash and dry 1 large bunch of fresh spinach, 5 scallions, handful fresh dill and Italian parsley. Chop dill and parsley, slice scallions. Get rid of the stems and slice spinach into thin strips. Combine the spinach, herbs and scallions in a bowl. Season it with sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss well. Top with crumbled feta and enjoy.

Are Synthetically Modified Foods The New GMOs?

This Non-GMO Month, we’re thinking a lot about the genetically modified organisms that make their way into our food supply, and what they mean...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About…Organic Farming

It always amuses me that produce doused in toxic chemicals is called “conventional.” The word conventional means “in accordance with what is generally done...

You’ll Never Shop For Produce The Same Way: Decoding PLU Numbers.

  You eat a fresh apple, and you peel off the sticker before washing it. But have you ever stopped to think about the purpose...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About…Pasta

For a food as ubiquitous as pasta, I bet there is a lot you don’t know about it or its history. It’s one of America’s...

3 Natural Ways to Protect Against Stretch Marks.

What are Stretch marks? Most people have them…nobody likes them. Known to dermatologists as striae, stretch marks are scars that develop when your skin has...

7 Things You Didn’t Know About…Ashwagandha!

If you read this title and thought, “I don’t even know what ashwagandha is,” you’re not alone. Thanks to a renewed interest in holistic medicine,...

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