In This Issue:

1) Eat Your Sunscreen

2) Growing Our Own

3) Q and A: Soap and Shampoo

4) Recipe: Portabella Burgers

Dear Reader:

Happy June! It’s been a busy spring of touring. I am looking forward to the summer months when I’ll be able to spend more time at home in the Pacific Northwest catching up with friends and family, and working in our garden. In the last three years, growing our own food has become a passion for me and my husband. It’s been fascinating to learn more about how to garden sustainably. In this issue of the newsletter, I discuss some of the benefits of growing vegetables, and offer some suggestions for how to get started.

Spending so much time outdoors, whether I’m in the garden or on the water, means that I need to think about sun protection. As important as it is to get some actual sunlight on your skin every day, it’s still important to protect against burns, which is why I recommend eating your sunscreen!

This month’s Q and A is from a reader who enjoys the facial skincare routine that I recommend, but wants more information on the best types of soap and shampoo to use.

And our recipe this month is another fast, fabulous dish from my recipe booklet, Simple and Delicious: Recipes for Vitality. Check it out below!

Finally, I want to let you know that we have a few spaces left at my upcoming August retreat. The Women’s Detox and Rejuvenation Retreat, which will be held August 7-14 on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington, focuses on detoxification, relaxation, rejuvenation, weight loss (for those who are interested), and finding much-needed balance in our busy, often toxic lifestyles. Please consider joining us if you’d like to connect with a small group of women who are all coming together to celebrate health and vitality, in an environment of serenity and beauty.

Please continue to send your comments and questions about health and the newsletter to (email address); you may get to see your question in an upcoming Q and A article!

Here’s to your health!

Dr. Mitra Ray