Monthly Archives: June 2014

That has sugar too? No way!

Certain foods are widely known to contain sugar, such as candy, cookies, soda, mixed drinks and desserts. It’s appalling that practically everything in a bottle or a package contains sugar. Some of these even surprised me. Balsamic Vinaigrette Newman’s balsamic vinaigrette has sugar listed as the 5th ingredient. All along, I thought it was just […]

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2 week sugar & GMO fast. Are you in?

We’ve all heard that sugar is bad; some claim it’s downright toxic. It contributes towards the obesity epidemic, causes cancers and numerous health problems. In the newly-released movie “Fed Up” we’re told that the body turns sugar, honey, agave, artificial sweeteners and grains stripped of their fiber directly into fat. How can we expect to […]

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Which oils and fats are bad. You may be surprised.

I think everyone knows that lard is bad and to limit saturated fats, but did you know that all oils contain saturated fat? The more saturated fat an oil or product has, the more we should avoid it. Highly saturated fatty foods include butter, cheese, cocoa butter, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil. Even though […]

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Fed up with being fat?

If you’re frustrated because you cannot lose weight, you’ve got to see the newly-released movie “Fed Up.” This film exposes the ties politics has with the food industry and how they deceive us into thinking that reducing calories and adding exercise is the answer to beating the obesity epidemic. In addition to fried and fattening […]

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Don’t let this happen to you after menopause

Bone loss is accelerated during prolonged inactivity and/or after menopause (1). Scary right? You bet! The good news is that you have the power to prevent bone and muscle deterioration and even reverse the process. Do some form of cardiovascular physical activity for 30-60 minutes every day. Exercise makes you feel great and young again! Sources: […]

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Should an insulin-dependent athlete’s diet be different?

Fitness trainers tell their clients pretty much the same thing: eat 6 small meals a day, exercise 3-5 days a week, drink your water, eat your vegetables, avoid fast food, and consume double the grams of carbs compared to your protein intake. This is good advice and will yield excellent results unless you are a […]

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Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Bean-free Mini Tacos

I came up with this lightened up version of tacos this week since it’s been so hot out. It serves as a mid-day snack or a small lunch for 1 person.   Dairy-free Bean-free Mini Tacos 2 corn tortillas Choice of one of the following proteins: grilled shrimp, ground browned turkey with Mexican spices; shredded […]

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

On Saturday I made flourless peanut butter cookies that were a huge hit with our friends and neighbors. Everyone who tried the cookies was surprised to learn that there’s no butter, salt or flour in them. It’s just five ingredients. It’s really easy to make and much healthier than traditional cookies. You can buy them […]

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