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How to Use Salt for Maximum Flavor and Minimum Sodium

Here’s what you need to know so you can salt your food without getting too much sodium. The most important thing to remember about salt is that it attracts water. That’s how salt increases our blood pressure. Over time, when we eat too much salt or sodium, it accumulates in our bloodstream. Water than enters […]

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How to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter – a Checklist!

 You can cut your chance of catching a cold in half this winter just by eating two Vitamin C rich foods each day. It doesn’t seem to be just the Vitamin C, but the synergy of all the nutrients in these foods working together that supercharges our immune systems. Vitamin C rich foods also seem […]

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Cancer, Part 2: the barnyard is happy

Sugar    We’ve talked about sugar and cancer, and while it seems nearly impossible to eliminate all glucose from our blood stream to “starve” the cancer, we don’t want to give it any extra fuel either. That doesn’t mean we should eliminate all carbohydrates from our diet. We should avoid refined grains and added sugars […]

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The new MIND diet

There is a new diet in town, the MIND diet, and it promises to keep our brains sharp and healthy throughout our old age. Surprisingly it may actually deliver on that promise. Despite what commercials and headlines scream at us every day, there are only three diets that have been proven time and again, in […]

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How to Get Fewer Colds this Winter

If you are wondering how to get fewer colds this winter, or even no colds at all, this is for you. Just by eating two foods rich in Vitamin C each day, you can cut your chance of catching a cold in half. Vitamin C pills don’t have the same effect, it is the synergy […]

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The Protein Myth

This idea that we all need more protein is a myth. We are not running around protein-deficient, despite what all the ads promoting protein drinks and bars would have you believe.  Only about 3% of adults in the United States don’t get enough protein*. The rest of us get almost twice what we need. Every […]

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How to Stop a Cold

Want to stop a cold in its tracks? Next to washing your hands, eating two servings of foods rich in Vitamin C each day is the most effective thing you can do to prevent getting sick with a cold this season. You will actually cut your chances of getting a cold in half – just […]

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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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The Tomatoes Are Ready!

Nothing inspires a fresh, healthy meal like tomatoes straight from the garden. We got our first batch this weekend, and I can’t wait to dig in. Some Early Girls, Romas, San Marzanos, black pearls, and a few Big Rainbows are in my basket: What to do with these gorgeous tomatoes? Good question. Here are some […]

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The Most Important Question to Ask

The most important question to ask yourself if you want to start eating in a healthier way is this: How can I add more colorful vegetables?  Adding more vegetables to your meals means more nutrients and fiber and getting full on fewer calories. Its as simple as that. You will feel better, lighter and very […]

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