Monthly Archives: August 2017

Is your cinnamon the healthy kind?

I know there’s different types of spices, but I didn’t know that the type of cinnamon that’s abundant in grocery stores, cassia, contains a dangerous “…compound called coumarin, which may be toxic to the liver in high doses.” I put cinnamon on my oats every day. Yikes! Luckily, the cinnamon I buy, Ceylon, is the […]

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10 Steps towards your health goals

Many people lack motivation to start an exercise program or just don’t know where to begin. If you are serious about reaching your fitness goals, you need a plan. I have designed this questionnaire below to assist you in meeting your aspirations. Define your goal. Example: My goal is to build muscle. Your goal should be […]

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Raw Mushrooms are toxic

          Call me weird, but I don’t like cooked mushrooms; they taste slimy to me. They’re okay-tasting raw, with some salt and pepper, but I’m never doing that again because I just learned that raw mushrooms contain a toxin called agaritine (1). This “toxin is destroyed by cooking…” except in morel […]

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Fit Girl Coleslaw recipe w/vegan dressing

Coleslaw dressings are usually made with a lot of oil, or an excessive amount of mayonnaise, which means: too many calories. This dressing is creamy, with only 204 calories and just 21 grams of carbs for the entire batch, and has just the right amount of punchy-flavor. Fit Girl Coleslaw Dressing: ¼ cup light mayo […]

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Can you trust food labels?

Can’t believe that delicious low-calorie ice cream is only 150 calories for the entire pint? Well, your taste buds might be right. “According the FDA labeling laws, a 20% margin of error is allowed in regards to calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium (1).” If the majority of your calories comes from […]

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PIYO exercise DVD video set review

PIYO is the new craze in no-impact exercise videos; it’s described as combination of cardio, yoga and Pilates, although I can only recall one Pilates exercise in the entire set. The three DVD’s include lower body & buns, upper body, sweat & drench (cardio), core, and strength & sculpt. The distinction between each workout video […]

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Cold-brewed tea is better

I don’t drink coffee, not only because it’s too acidic, but because, over time, I’ve become allergic to it. I like hydrating first thing in the morning by having tea, but I don’t have much time to wait for the kettle to brew, or the hot tea to cool down, so I usually heat double-filtered […]

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