The Great Grocery Store Tour – Nutrition While You Shop

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Shopping for a healthier diet can be confusing, even for the most nutritionally-savvy individual.  For a healthy New Year attend a grocery store tour lead by registered dietitian, Gail Posner, R.D., M.S.  Learn to choose wisely from the vast array of foods in the market for optimal energy and health, to lose weight, or control diabetes, […]

Food Fight or Exercise Attack

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Everyone of us has the right to enjoy the over-load of delicious holiday treats that are nearly impossible to avoid this time of year. So, don’t fight the fun and yummy indulgences for the next six weeks – that’s entirely exhausting and worthless. A mindful and sensible approach to eating, right along side a consistent […]

Meditation is a Powerful Medication: A Cardiologist Explains

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On a visit to a cardiologist’s office with your elderly aunt just released from the hospital for heart issues, you carefully take notes. You record the recommendations to avoid smoking, to walk daily, and to eat a Mediterranean style diet. You write down the prescription medications that she is supposed to take each day. As […]

Just Beet It: Part Two

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Both beets and Swiss chard are different varieties within the same plant family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) and their edible leaves share a resemblance in both taste and texture. Attached to the beet’s green leaves is a round or oblong root, the part conjured up in most people’s minds by the word “beet.” Although typically a beautiful reddish-purple […]

Namaste: Surviving Whole Foods

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Enter with a sense of humor and enjoy – this is hilarious!  Always love, Allison Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease. Unlike Vegas, Whole Foods’ clientele are all about mindfulness and compassion… until they […]

Salt – The Right Kind is Good For You!

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We have been brainwashed in this country to believe that eating salt is bad. Well, that is true in some ways, but the truth is that its the kind of salt that we are talking about. Most all restaurants, processed foods, already prepared packaged, frozen or boxed foods, etc. are using an non-iodized salt-which is […]

A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (for every kind of eater)

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Another great article here folks! While I am not a full-time vegan or vegetarian; the bulk of my diet (probably 85%) is abundantly plant-based. Eating a wide variety of organic veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy whole grains, keeps me happy and healthy!  The following article is packed with expert information about the benefits of keeping […]

Making the Case for Eating Fruit

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Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of […]

As Our Garden Grows…Please Help Support The Haven Garden Project

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“A garden is an idea, a space, an action. For some residents, the buzz of honey bees is a restful liturgy, for others, a busying activity for their talented, energetic children. Our garden is a culmination of the efforts and support of many people, and many hands. Please join us in helping the garden bear […]

Why We Should Stop Counting Calories

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Waylon recently wrote an article about healthy ways to lose weight and feel your best, and I feel that he hit the nail right on the head with all 10 of his tips. I brought this article up for discussion with my husband while we were cooking dinner the other night (cooking was even on […]