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Delicious Swiss Chard in 10 Minutes

Your family will be begging for more of this Swiss Chard You can make this addictively delicious Swiss Chard side dish in 10 minutes, start to finish. Swiss chard cooks up quickly and has none of that bitterness that makes some greens a tough sell. And the color is so gorgeous on your plate, like […]

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Why GMO Foods Matter

We are all eating GMO foods every day and don’t even know it.  GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, which means a living thing (usually a plant) that has had its genes modified by a human, by adding a gene that is from another species to the organism’s DNA. It sounds like science fiction but […]

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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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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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Making It Personal: Weight Loss Edition

We spend billions of dollars a year on weight loss programs, products and supplements that don’t work. If participants (who are technically obese) in a research study lose 8% of their body weight and keep off half of it for more than three years, it is heralded as a huge success. Yet, there are those […]

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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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Healthy Pasta Fast!

Here’s my favorite technique for making a fast, healthy pasta dish that will also give you plenty of leftovers. Yes, I said healthy pasta! Pasta is actually in the middle on the Glycemic Load; adding lots of vegetables keeps the calorie count reasonable and prevents a spike in blood sugar. The magic is in the […]

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Easy Salad Formula

Here’s a quick, easy formula for creating salads that are delicious every time: Greens + Fruit + Soft Cheese + Nuts You know, like the current favorite (and getting a little tired) greens + dried cranberries + goat cheese + candied nuts. Its a simple formula, and it always works. Lightly dress the salad with […]

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The Truth About Getting Healthier

Suzie* came to me as a last resort. Her triglycerides (the fat cells traveling in her blood stream) were really high, she was pre-diabetic, and her doctor told her she had to lose weight or she would have to take medication. She was only 51 years old, and did not want to be on medication […]

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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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