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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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Boost Your Energy With a Green Smoothie!

The fastest, easiest way to boost your energy and speed healing is with a green smoothie. If you’ve never tried one, and have no intention to ever try one, hear me out. You’re thinking I’m talking about putting spinach into the old Oster blender you got as a wedding gift decades ago. And that would indeed […]

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Loving Farro Salad

Farro Salad, the new love of my kitchen I want to share with you Never heard of it before? It’s a little like a panzanella bread salad, but swapping out the white bread and replacing it with farro, a whole grain that is high in protein and fiber and deliciousness. Really, this is so good and […]

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Fish Oil For Depression?

It seems like fish oil will cure anything that ails ya’ these days. And in some ways, it can – here’s how it works. Inflammation, the current health buzzword, is both the cause of many health problems and the result of many health problems, causing more problems. Inflammation is part of the natural healing process, […]

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