Guest Blogger

Denise Cruz-Castino

Denise Cruz-Castino

Denise Cruz-Castino, a successful advertising copywriter for 15+ years, earned her psychology degree from UCLA while working as a counselor at one of the YMCA after-school programs. Also a screenwriter, she sold a short film called “The Fountain” to Disney, currently has a comedy script with Disney Feature Animation, has pitched sitcoms to the major networks, and has a dramedy script called “Five Weddings” in development with Uniglobe Entertainment. She is also a screenwriting judge for the Burbank Film Festival.

Denise and her longtime friend Christine Schuchart, an editor for many high-profile magazines and former online editor at the J. Paul Getty Museum, are currently putting their love for natural health to work by creating a website for busy parents who are trying to find simple ways to get their kids to live and eat healthier. Denise is the mom of a 7-year-old boy who keeps her very busy, so she knows firsthand what that is like. Look for the upcoming launch of their website

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Blog Posts by Denise Cruz-Castino

  • Here we go again

    Here we go again

    It’s been a year and a half since my bout with asthma. It’s under control, I’m working out hard again, and my husband no longer puts fertilizer on our lawn when we reseed. I’m as healthy as can be. It’s all good, right? Wrong. For some silly reason, I forgot to tell our gardeners that […]

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  • Silly Rabbits, it’s for Kids

    Silly Rabbits, it’s for Kids

    My son was about six when I got off of sugar and wheat. I saw how great it was for me, so I thought, “What if I could do the same for him?” But how do you tell a six year old: No more sugar? So I used Craig’s suggestion. I told my son, “We’re […]

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  • Bright Eyes but no Bushy Tail

    Bright Eyes but no Bushy Tail

    The day after my macrobiotic meal, I was determined to do everything Craig suggested. That meant eliminate sugar and wheat from my diet, and add about 70% organic vegetables and some fruits as well as organic healthy proteins. He said when I’m able to get off the meds, then I could add healthy sugars like […]

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  • The Last Supper

    The Last Supper

    During winter 2010, my friend Debbie, an acupuncturist, kept bugging me about going to some macrobiotic dinner at her house. All I could think was “macro what”? The only thing I knew about macrobiotics was that a lot of celebrities who seemed uberhealthy were believers. And yes, being healthy was a big interest of mine. […]

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  • A breath of Fresh Air

    A breath of Fresh Air

    Let me start off by saying, I don’t have asthma. Well, I don’t normally have asthma. I haven’t had it for most of my life. I only had it for about two years of my life when I was around 22, which I treated naturally with acupuncture and got rid of it. That was until […]

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