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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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How To Make a Salad a Meal

During the Summer cool, easy salads are calling out to be a full meal. They promise to get us out of the kitchen quick, keep our figures in shape and keep the heat out of the kitchen, all while making a satisfying meal. Why is it they often leave us foraging in the kitchen an […]

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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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100 Little Calories is All it Takes

So many people come to see me upset, having gained a steady pound or two a year for the past 10 years or so. They feel like failures, are worried about their blood pressure or cholesterol, and don’t know how to turn it around. Do you know what that pound or so a year really […]

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Vegetables Greek Style!

This technique for cooking vegetables will entice even the most veggie-hating people in your group to try them. Greeks know how to cook vegetables – we’ve been cooking from our home gardens for thousands of years. This technique works especially well for the Spring and early Summer veggies like green beans, zucchini, cauliflower, and summer squashes. […]

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You Can Eat Less and Not Even Notice

You can use optical illusions to trick your brain into thinking you are eating or drinking more than you really are. So you eat less without even noticing. Sound crazy? I thought so, but the research being done by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.’s team at Cornell University proves its true. We eat with our eyes, 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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Cancer Class Materials Now Available!

I lost another friend to breast cancer. She was a wonderful mother, wife, friend, and the world was better with her in it. She will be missed, and it breaks my heart that this disease took another one of us. It makes me feel frustrated, angry and powerless. While the survival numbers are getting better, […]

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Cancer and Sugar

Wonder what cancer cells eat? Glucose, or sugar. And pretty much only glucose. Cancer cells have lost most of the functionality of the normal cells they came from, including the ability to burn fat as fuel. Most cancer cells lack mitochondria, which is the part of the cell that takes fat and breaks it down […]

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