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Spring Cleaning: Your Body

Spring Cleaning: Your Body Your body is designed to detox itself. However, because of our lifestyle, food choices, stress, etc. we have a tougher time. We are eating processed foods, chemically altered foods, and many foods that have pesticide residue on them. Our systems have to work overtime just to digest (or eliminate) these things.

Have We Forgotten About Fiber?

Have We Forgotten About Fiber? Some of the newest trends in healthy eating include going Gluten Free (whether you are intolerant, Celiac, or just want to eliminate it) and The Paleo Diet. Both diets can be maintained if you continue to do things in moderation and eat healthy whole foods. But one thing to be

Making Holidays Happy

Making Holidays Happy While you are rushing around to prepare for the holidays, it is necessary to slow down and enjoy your surroundings – the lights around town, the kids on Santa’s lap at the mall, etc. It is also a perfect time to really take care of yourself. The holidays are NOT the time

The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain. That said, our bodies need fat


POLENTA Polenta; it sounds like an Italian delicacy, but it is just a mush made from cornmeal. You may be familiar with it’s American Cousin; Grits. They are both basic ally ground cornmeal. So, don’t be intimidated to make it or eat it. You can simply prepare and serve it with a little butter, salt

How Well do you Know Beans?

How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low

Inflammation is your body’s reaction to irritation

Inflammation is the new buzzword.  What is it?  Is it bad?  How do you know you have it, how do you get rid of it?  Can you get rid of it?  Read on. Inflammation is your body’s reaction to irritation, injury or infection.  It is the body’s way of protecting itself, so it can begin

Eating out…outside that is

Eating out…outside that is …No, not in a restaurant. Outside! What a better way to celebrate this wonderful spring weather than a picnic. Okay, so you’re not the picnicking type. Well, things have changed since the days of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, warm salads, and scratchy blankets. There are lots of things that come

Washing Produce

Washing Produce  All produce should be washed, no matter if organic or conventional.  Make a solution using one part water to one part white vinegar.  How to use: Soft-skinned fruit – put liquids in bowl and soak fruit 1-2 minutes. Rinse. Hard-skinned fruit – put mixture in spray bottle, label bottle, spray on, rub in

Food Label Claims

Whether appearing on a package of eggs in your grocery store or listed on a menu in your favorite restaurant, words like “free-range,” “grass-fed,” “natural,” and “organic” are everywhere these days. Many food labels can be confusing, so knowing what a food claim truly means is a great way to educate yourself about where your

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