Resources & Reviews

5 Food Blogs You Need To Know About Immediately

by jenny sansouci May 4, 2013
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When I first started Healthy Crush, I had this vision that it was going to be the next big healthy recipe site. All I wanted was to do was come up with awesome healthy recipes, cook, take photos of food, and blog about it. To fuel this dream, I quit my 9-5, bought a fancy-pants […]

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Celebrate Spring with Raw Chocolate

by jenny sansouci March 26, 2013
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You may be interested in these: The Best Yoga Mat Juicing vs. Blending My favorite juicer My favorite blender Springtime is approaching us (yay!) and that means it’s time to celebrate. Every day should be a reason to celebrate, of course, but there’s just something a bit magical that happens when spring comes along…a little […]

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The Random Reason I Went To Nutrition School

by jenny sansouci February 26, 2013
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I talk to people pretty much daily about my nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It comes up in conversation all the time because it’s shaped my life in so many ways. It’s directly contributed to some of my greatest successes, most enriching personal and business relationships, and, well, this blog itself. The Institute […]

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10 Minutes of Yoga: The Magic 10

by jenny sansouci February 1, 2013
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A couple of months ago, my life felt very different. Specifically, when I was living in LA, I had a lot of unstructured time, and unstructured time, for me, meant lots of yoga. As long as I got a yoga class in, I really didn’t care what else got accomplished that day. Yoga became my […]

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Fresh: Reinventing Our Food System

by jenny sansouci January 20, 2013
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“What does unsustainable actually mean? It means it can’t go on this way.” -Michael Pollan There are a number of documentaries out there about the industrialized food system. At this point you’ve probably heard that industrialized agriculture and factory farming are tragically destroying our environment and our health — and are completely unsustainable practices. In […]

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Deepak Chopra’s 10 Keys to Happiness

by jenny sansouci January 11, 2013
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Happiness is one of those things that we tend to think is based on each person’s individual life situation. How much money do we have? Are we in a fulfilling romantic relationship? Do we have the career of our dreams? A great body? Most of us spend a large amount of our lives striving for […]

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Basic Supplements For Health

by jenny sansouci January 11, 2013
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I’ve been working for Dr. Frank Lipman for a week now. The experience has been, to say the least – awesome. I am learning so much! Dr. Lipman focuses a lot on nutrition and lifestyle as it relates to all kinds of health conditions, and learning from him is truly an incredible experience. One thing […]

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Superfoods To Strengthen The Brain & Blood

by jenny sansouci January 6, 2013
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Do you usually start your new year off by cutting things out, restricting your diet, and making drastic changes to what you’re eating? While I totally support big changes, don’t you think it might be more fun to focus on adding things IN instead? There are lots of powerful, nourishing plant-based superfoods out there just […]

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“Hungry For Change” Filmmakers: The Truth About Dieting

by jenny sansouci December 28, 2012
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Are the foods you’re eating keeping you stuck in a never-ending cycle of dieting? There’s information out there that the food industry doesn’t want you to know. I just watched an interview on GaiamTV with filmmakers James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch (Hungry for Change). They shared the research they found when creating their documentary, […]

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May Cause Miracles – Book Launch!

by jenny sansouci December 26, 2012
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Ok, let’s be honest. Well, I’ll be honest. I admit that in my life, when things feel like they’re unmanageable, not good enough, or any other low-level feeling, most of the time, the only thing that’s truly not working is the way I’m thinking. I assume you can probably relate on some level. Personally, I’d […]

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Ayurveda for Detox

by jenny sansouci December 22, 2012
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I just watched a really cool and interesting video on GaiamTV featuring Dr. John Douillard, one of my favorite teachers from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He’s an expert on Ayurveda (a traditional form of alternative medicine native to India) and was one of my teachers in Costa Rica. I always learn new gems of […]

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Healthy Books: Gift Ideas

by jenny sansouci December 20, 2012
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Here are a few of my top picks for healthy books this holiday season! Clean Plates Cookbook by Jared Koch Clean Plates started as a guide to healthy, sustainable restaurants – and now they’ve launched a cookbook jam-packed with healthy, sustainable recipes! The perfect gift for anyone interested in eating food that’s good for the […]

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Titans of Yoga

by jenny sansouci December 14, 2012
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I just finished watching the Titans of Yoga documentary on GaiamTV. When I read the description of the movie, I knew it was right up my alley. Titans of Yoga is about 25 of the most prominent modern figures who practice and teach yoga, meditation, and other mindful practices in the Western culture. They share […]

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Immunity-Boosting Chocolate Giveaway!

by jenny sansouci December 13, 2012
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Hi, friends! If you know me, you know how excited I get about raw chocolate. My love for it is borderline excessive at times. Especially around the holidays, when the general love for chocolate is thick in the air. Wheee! One of my all-time favorite brands of raw chocolate is Gnosis Chocolate. Vanessa Barg, founder […]

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The Green Smoothie Revolution with Victoria Boutenko

by jenny sansouci December 7, 2012
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A couple of weeks ago, I was at a yoga studio in Los Angeles and spotted the book, Green For Life, on the shelf. An entire book about green smoothie nutrition!? Needless to say, I got excited, and of course posted a photo of it on instagram. This week, as I was browsing around on […]

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Mark Whitwell: Get Intimate With Life

by jenny sansouci December 4, 2012
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Over the weekend I went to a workshop with master yoga teacher Mark Whitwell at my favorite little yoga/green smoothie spot in San Diego, Hale Holistic. When the workshop started, I got out my pen and notebook, as always, and got prepared to summarize it all for you guys. As Mark started talking, all of […]

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King Corn: What’s America Really Eating?

by jenny sansouci November 27, 2012
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King Corn is one of those documentaries that I’ve been hearing about for years. I remember people raving about it when I was in nutrition school, saying it was one of those “must-see” films about the food industry, but I never got around to actually watching it until now. When I saw that it was […]

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21st Century Yoga

by jenny sansouci November 12, 2012
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Last night I went to the book launch party for the newly released 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics & Practice. The book is a compilation of essays examining yoga as it exists today. From the back cover: “Yoga may be rooted in ancient India, but it’s morphed into something new in North America today. Precisely […]

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Review: Dr. Frank Lipman’s Be Well Cleanse

by jenny sansouci November 7, 2012
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A few weeks ago I embarked on Dr. Frank Lipman’s Be Well Cleanse. It was a 14-day cleanse that focused on cutting out harmful foods and common irritants, and adding in some extra cleansing nutrients through shakes and supplements. In this post, I wrote about how I was looking forward most to cutting out caffeine, […]

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Crazy Sexy Kitchen

by jenny sansouci November 2, 2012
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Wheeee! I haven’t been this excited about a cookbook in awhile. I absolutely adore Kris Carr (she’s New York Times best-selling author, wellness activist, cancer thriver, all-around awesome gal and one of my biggest inspirations), and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Crazy Sexy Kitchen, which came out this week! […]

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Food Addiction: Retrain Your Brain

by jenny sansouci November 1, 2012
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Did you know that the brain has the same chemical reaction to sugary/fatty foods as it does to cocaine or nicotine? According to Dr. Pam Peeke, author of The Hunger Fix, the chemical reaction happens before you even eat the food — all you have to do is think about it! I just watched a […]

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My “Turn Your Day Around” Playlist

by jenny sansouci October 30, 2012
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Do you ever wake up and have one of those days where everything feels hard, you feel sluggish, have no motivation, and generally feel “blah” about life? If not, good for you. You don’t need this blog. The rest of you, keep reading. Lately one thing that really helps me feel better is taking a […]

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GaiamTV: The Netflix of Health

by jenny sansouci October 21, 2012
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If you haven’t heard yet about GaiamTV, get ready for endless hours of awesomeness! It’s my latest obsession. And I do not say this lightly. I love learning new things about nutrition and getting different perspectives on health, spirituality, yoga and all those kinds of fun things. I’ve spent a lot of time online in […]

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Stepping Into The Flow

by jenny sansouci October 16, 2012
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Recently, at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado, I took a class with Desiree Rumbaugh. I’d never taken her class before, but I heard her speak at the Being Yoga Conference at Omega, and I just loved her. Her class at the Yoga Journal Conference was called “Stepping into the Flow” – and little did […]

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14 Days: Eliminating Caffeine, Sugar, Gluten

by jenny sansouci October 16, 2012
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Today is my 2nd day of eliminating caffeine, sugar and gluten from my diet. More specifically, I’m doing the Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman cleanse, which I’ll outline in more detail below – but these 3 things (caffeine, sugar and gluten) are the things I’m most interested in experimenting with – kicking them to […]

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Hay House Ignite Conference

by jenny sansouci October 11, 2012
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It’s always fun and exciting when a big group of inspiration people comes together to share wisdom. That’s exactly what’s happening at the Hay House – I Can Do It Ignite Conference in NYC on November 3rd and 4th. I’m going, and I know it’s going to be super high vibe, my friends!! This is […]

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The 4 Relationship Rules (from Eric Paskel)

by jenny sansouci October 10, 2012
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Before the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado last weekend, I signed up for all of my classes in advance. I had planned to take a Jivamukti yoga class on one of the days, but was going back and forth between that class and a class called “Relationship Revelations.” Since I go to Jivamukti all the […]

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NudeFood

by jenny sansouci October 8, 2012
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One of my favorite things about yoga/nutrition/natural health conferences is finding new great companies and products that are spreading the healthy vibe. Over the weekend at the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, CO, I found a new favorite: NudeFood! NudeFood is a company based in beautiful Boulder, Colorado that makes nutrient-dense food bars and […]

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