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Self-Care, Not Self-Control

I was plagued with a lack of inspiration trying to figure out what to write for February.        I like to think I’m not the only one feeling a little “ick” with the cold and the grayness.  Summer seems a distant … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners and Your Appetite

This post is for you if you regularly consume artificially sweetened foods and beverages! For many of you this time between Thanksgiving and Christmas means major anxiety about staying on track with your health goals.  It often brings up fears … Continue reading

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Are You in the 6%?

We all know that America is struggling with health issues…. but did you realize how few people adhere to 5 key health behaviors that can reduce the risk of chronic disease? Take a look at this shocking article I recently … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Counter?

I just saw this interesting article yesterday and had to share! The 20lb Cereal Box: Kitchen Counter Foods that Relate to Your Weight Keep boxed cereal or bottled soda on your counter?  How about cookies?  According to this study, you … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing

Do you spend enough time in nature? I find it ironic that I can go for an hour walk in the woods and not come across a human soul, but I can drive by a Dunkin Donuts and see a … Continue reading

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Making Beef Stew + A Saturated Fat Ramble

      It’s almost my 1 year anniversary as an ex-vegan.  My first bite of meat was homemade beef stew and it was amazing.  I could feel the nourishment immediately and my conclusion still stands that I feel better … Continue reading

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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve made these cookies so many times that I have the recipe memorized.  Not that it was any incredible feat; it’s only got a few ingredients.  Simple is good! I’d post the recipe if it were mine but I can’t … Continue reading

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Healthy Homemade Frozen Mocha Coffee

                            Which would you want to put in your body? Almonds, cocoa, dates, banana      OR      Sugar, artificial flavors and preservatives? And what has that got to do … Continue reading

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Basic Quinoa & Lentils, Diabetes & Diet Soda

  Cooking up quinoa to accompany vegetables has become a no-brainer in our household.  Sometimes I make an additional protein source and sometimes not.  Recently I was in the mood for some extra protein and was planning on making a … Continue reading

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Virtual Grocery Store Tour Part Two: Seafood, Meat and Dairy

Moving right along to the animal products, a topic of great controversy.  On the one hand they can be a source of nutrition, however many people live their entire lives abstaining from them and remain in excellent health.  There is … Continue reading

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