Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Facebook Event: 30-Day Real Food Challenge

For the month of May, I am challenging myself to eat nothing but REAL food, meaning no processed stuff. I hope you’ll join me! This challenge is FREE! We will be following the rules in Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: … Continue reading

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Get your head out of the sand.

U.S. childhood obesity rates have reached 30%, and could be up to 70% in the next ten years.  As of 2007, 2.7 million children in the U.S. are on medications for ADHD.  Today’s children are the first generation who are … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen.

This list is posted in several easily-accessible places around the internet, but it a very important resource for people who are striving for a healthier lifestyle, so I am reposting it here.  Print a copy and use as a guide … Continue reading

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6 strategies to overcome emotional eating

When you eat with your head, not with your stomach, the pounds pour on By Joy Bauer TODAYShow.com contributor Emotional eating is when you eat in response to feelings rather than hunger, usually as a way to suppress or relieve … Continue reading

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Easy Raw Avocado Soup.

3 avocados 1 carrot 1 large celery stalk 1 bell pepper, color of your choice (I used yellow) ¼ white or yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 1-2 handfuls of spinach 1-2 pinches of sea salt 1 cup of water Loosely … Continue reading

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Coconut Water Information.

I just opened my first young Thai coconut! I live in a rural area, and have never had easy access to them. When I was in New England this past spring, I combed Portsmouth, New Hampshire for one and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Rule #1: Eat Food.

I just got my copy of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules”, and I’ve been reading the “rules” out loud to my family. If you can believe it, my children are really interested!  “What’s the next one, mom?” He sums it all … Continue reading

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Cravings

A common complaint I hear, and something I struggle with myself, is  “I try to eat well, but my cravings are out of control”. Cravings can be a problem for many people, but they can also help you understand what your body … Continue reading

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