This morning, after my favorite workout ever – Pilates SPX, if curious – I was craving a refreshing and tart smoothie. Walking in the door, I went straight to the fridge, pulled out a basket of fresh organic strawberries, and a jar filled my some fresh almond milk I just made (almond Milk recipe coming [...]

AVOCADO – Not just for Guacamole anymore!

I adore this superfood! Avocados have the highest quality of the good fats (monounsaturated) that your body needs. Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, while increasing health promoting HDL cholesterol. Avocados are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. One cup [...]


Yes, a fruit and also the name of a band from Ireland popularized in the 90′s (last century, yes!).  The other day, I heard their music and that sparked an entire cranberry flow of thoughts…Cranberries, those little ruby red balls that most people associate with Thanksgiving dinner, and unfortunately for them, are treated so poorly [...]

More benefits to the big “O”!

Well, of course I mean Organic – what were you thinkin’? Yes, by now we should all know that eating Organic is just plain better.  Better for our bodies, our soil, and our planet.  Eating organically leaves behind the pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO’s and irradiation that are all part of the conventional counterparts. Research shows  [...]

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Tania Hayek Mercer

  • Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Living Foods Chef & Instructor