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Calm Your Inflammation is Here!

My first book, Calm Your Inflammation, is finally available and I want you all to be the first to know. Your kind words and support have been essential to this project and all of my work.    This book has been a labor of love. It is a simple, easy-to-implement plan for transitioning to an […]

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NFLD – The Common Disease No One is Talking About

Research shows 20-30% of American adults have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NFLD).  Yes, you read that correctly. One in four (maybe even 1 in 3) American adults has NFLD. When 5% or more of your liver is full of fat you have NFLD.  Eating too much saturated fat (the kind that comes from animal products […]

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New Snacks Taste Test, Part 1

School and football season have started, and that means snacks! Snacks are so appealing – they are tasty, fun, and take no work to prepare. I am always on the lookout for a snack that gives me all that without the excess fat, sugar and salt.  A snack should make me feel better, not worse. […]

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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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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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Tart Cherries – They Work!

I rolled my eyes when my husband got off the phone with a friend and told me about the tart cherry miracle cure that took his pain away. So I did some research, to see if it was worth a try (and maybe to prove him wrong). It turns out I was wrong.  Tart cherries […]

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Today is the Day

A few weeks ago a new client came into my office for her first appointment, all Type A and ready to roll. It was January, so this is pretty normal. Except she wanted to actually start next week. This week was far too busy and crazy, but next week would be perfect. Now this is […]

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