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New Habits and Game Changing Beans

Hello and Happy New Year! We are halfway through January and many of us have already left our New Year’s Resolutions behind. I help people make positive, healthy changes that last.  One thing I’ve learned over the years is that keeping resolutions is hard, but creating new habits can be easy. The trick is to […]

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Five Second Rule

I am a natural procrastinator. I also keep my life very full, so this is not working out so well for me. For help I turned to a psychologist friend, who told me about the 5-second rule. Not the “food can stay on the floor for 5 seconds before it gets dirty” rule – which […]

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Dance With Me

I spent the last weekend at a Greek Dance competition. Yes, that is actually a thing. The same Greek dancing you see in the movies and at Greek Food Festivals. We get together to celebrate our faith, culture and heritage.  Kids and adults perform dances passed down from generation to generation in Greek villages, wearing […]

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Elevators and Insulin

I haven’t been able to write since my grandfather passed. I would sit at my computer, trying to find something to say, but nothing would come. Then last week a dear friend entered hospice after a long and valiant fight against ovarian cancer. She always encouraged me to write and tell the truth about food […]

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Bigger Brains and the Mediterranean Diet

A new study was published last week showing that older adults who ate a Mediterranean Diet had bigger brains, more grey matter, and less dementia than the adults who ate a more American-style diet. Their brains were functioning as if they were five years younger. All from eating one of the most delicious diets in the […]

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The Key is Joy

This year I’ve seen clients make some incredible progress in a very short time. Daily joint pain gone in just a week. Triglyceride levels cut in half in just one month. Blood sugar down by 20 points in just a few weeks. Years of digestive trouble eliminated. What do all of these people have in […]

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The Joy of Soup

During the hustle and bustle and stress of the holiday season, soup can really spread some joy.  Soup makes the house smell great, and when its cold and dark outside nothing is more comforting than a hot bowl of yummy goodness. You can start it in the morning in the slow cooker, make it at […]

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So Easy Salad Dressing

It is really easy to make a quick homemade salad dressing, and it tastes so much better than most of the bottled stuff out there. This version, with fresh lemon juice, makes greens and vegetables sing. If you are taking the time to prepare a salad, you want it to taste fabulous!   Here’s the […]

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Take All You Want, Eat All You Take

Take all you want, but eat all you take, or How to live to be 94 My grandfather was convinced he would die at 60. All the men in his family died young, and in fact the women seemed to die young too. We just celebrated his 94th birthday, so for the past 34 years […]

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Skinny Drinks

You’re sitting on the restaurant patio, enjoying the sunset with a group of friends and a round or two of drinks. Everyone is relaxed, the air is filled with the sounds of laughter, and you are laughing too. Until you realize that those two margaritas just cost you over 700 calories. The choco-tinis are over […]

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