Health/Fitness
August 11, 2014

Desperately Seeking A Healthier Diet . . .

But where to begin?? Real food… paleo… gluten-free… primal… vegetarian… Every time you turn around, a new study comes out debunking the last, and it is all so confusing that it’s tempting to put one’s head in a bag of Doritos and ignore all the advice. My friend Cathy send me this email earlier this week, and...
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Health/Fitness
July 2, 2014

My Thoughts on the Fed Up Movie

Last night my husband and I took the girls out to dinner (it was my birthday and I didn’t want to cook) and then to the Fed Up movie. Only, me, right!? But it’s only in town for about a week and I really wanted to see it. We decided to just take the kids and...
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Health/Fitness
May 22, 2014

Eat Anything You Want; Just Cook It Yourself

Michael Pollan has done it again. Reading his In Defense of Food changed our lives (and eating habits) forever. Now he has a new book out called Cooked, and I just downloaded it to my Kindle. I love Michael Pollan because he’s not an extremist, he’s not melodramatic, and he doesn’t try to generate a frenzy...
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Food
March 18, 2014

Milk: What to Buy {Deciphering the Lingo}

Milk is one of those food products that we don’t really need to live on, but it is integral to most of our diets . . . especially those of us who have young kids. As far as how the cows are raised and what they eat, there is nothing new to discuss here as...
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Health/Fitness
March 7, 2014

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

It’s still mind-boggling to me to contemplate how my overall health and wellbeing has changed in the past five years. It’s been such a gradual improvement that I often forget how far I’ve come. At one point, I was having unexplained and incredibly debilitating stomach aches a few times a week, I was experiencing IBS...
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Food
February 17, 2014

Seafood: What To Buy

Continuing with my series on Real Food and What To Buy, let’s discuss seafood. Most health-conscious folks agree that fish is good for you, but as with most foods these days, it’s not that simple. Most conventional health and nutrition professionals will tell you to stick with the oily kinds, such as salmon, tuna, sardines,...
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Diary
January 4, 2014

My Journey Back to Health & Where I Am Now

I’ve had a lot of requests for more information on food, but I realize a lot of newer readers may not even know my story at all. My Story For a little recap, I used to eat like crap. I’m talking, 3 or 4 Cokes a day, lots of pizza, chips, sweets, and I had...
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Health/Fitness
June 6, 2013

Just Say No {to Chemical Sunscreens}

It’s been two years since I wrote this post about the potential dangers of chemical sunscreens so I decided it was time for a reprise. The sad thing is, we all thought we were doing the right thing by slathering our kids with sunscreen every day, but it turns out, we could be causing far...
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Diary
May 13, 2013

How I Manage Acid Reflux and Heartburn Naturally

One of my all-time most popular posts is How I Got Off Nexium. Not a week goes by that I don’t get new comments on this post or a personal email asking for advice or sharing a success story. A lot of people want to know how I did it, and how long it took...
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Health/Fitness
July 17, 2012

Protect Our Right To Know

I try to keep it light here on ye olde blog most of the time, but sometimes there are issues that are too important not to share and this is one of them. Unless you live under a rock in the Sahara Desert (are there rocks in the desert?) you have probably heard about the...
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Health/Fitness
June 28, 2012

It’s the Carbs, Stupid!!

Remember back in the 1992 Presidential campaign, one of the popular slogans surrounding Clinton’s campaign was, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Well, I have a variation on the phrase. Every time I get fed up with how I feel and what the scale says, and I look at my diet, I always come back to the...
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Food
June 19, 2012

C – S – WHAT!?

At no time do I feel quite so out of touch with nature as when I go to our CSA for our weekly pickup. I’ll make no bones about it, I am much more at home in the Nordstrom shoe department than I am in a field of peas. But it is very important to...
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