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How do you make the shift to whole foods?

Let’s face it, we live in a fast-paced world and our lives are mostly just as fast…right?  Sometimes the pace feels insane!   So, yes, there will be times when you want a short cut to make meals easier! When you’re in a hurry in the morning, breakfast can feel like a challenge. Are you in such a hurry, that you pour milk on boxed cereal for the kids, skip breakfast for yourself, and later grab a bagel and a Starbucks coffee?  Well, let’s look at how you’re supporting your beautiful body with a habit like that: The average bagel has about 290 calories….if you…
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7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

HOW DO YOU TYPICALLY BOOST YOUR ENERGY? Do you faithfully begin your day with a cup of coffee?  Statistics say over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each day, so chances are, you’re a coffee drinker.  Sometimes it feels like the only way to add some pep in your step is to fill up your mug with some fresh coffee, doesn’t it? Coffee isn’t a bad thing as there are many healthful benefits in coffee, one being the polyphenols contained in coffee. You can still enjoy the taste of a good cup of coffee, get the benefits from…
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Tips for a Healthy Autumn

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With back to school in full swing and cooler temperatures descending upon us for chillier evenings and crisp mornings, fall is always the time of year when the focus on your health seems to be put on the back burner. It’s actually a perfect time to shift your focus as the foods that start showing up during the fall season are completely different than the summer.  And, you don’t have to let this busy time of year take the wind out of your sails. There are my top five tips to creating a healthier fall for you and your family:…
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Camping Recipes that are Simple & Healthy

The Autumn Equinox, the official beginning of fall, just around the corner (Sunday, September 23) and the weather still so warm, your family – like mine – may be finding it hard to let summer go.  After all, there are lots of outdoor activities and plenty of time to enjoy nature before the cold really settles in – one of my family’s absolute favorites has always been camping.  Whether you go with family, friends, or even by yourself, camping can be the perfect getaway to unwind, rejuvenate and unplug.  As you get ready to pack up for an end-of-the-summer camping trip,…
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Herbs and Spices That Can Help You Stay Trim

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 Who said eating healthy has to be bland or boring? Knowing the right herbs and spices to add to your recipes can give your food loads of flavor and extra nutrients – plus they may boost your metabolism to help you shed those pesky extra pounds and inches. And, there are many medicinal benefits to herbs and spices that can improve your health. Sounds like a win-win to me! It’s always best to use organic and fresh!  Even in powder form, some are fresher than others!  Know your source for the freshest spices – the bottles on the grocery shelf…
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