Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

Learn How to Get Healthy by Eating Fat

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. When I started to learn more about eating real food, I was over the moon to discover saturated fats from appropriate sources were actually GOOD for me.  No more butter substitutes and low-fat ice cream for me and my […]

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Can an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

The Amazing Health Benefits of Apples

Do you believe eating healthy is complicated and expensive?  It can be, if you allow it.  Or it can be as easy as grabbing an apple for a quick snack.  Apples are easy to find, inexpensive and in season.  Can something as simple as eating one crisp, juicy and delicious apple each day really keep […]

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11 Simple Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

Have you ever participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure?  The energy is palpable. You can feel it all around you.  Thousands of men, women, and children gathered to honor and support victims and survivors of breast cancer. The positive energy at an event like this is extremely healing.  There is strength […]

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Six Foods You Need To Eat This Spring

These foods will help with natural detoxification and weight loss

Our bodies are programmed to adapt our diets with the change of seasons.  Each season offers unique foods to help our bodies thrive and flourish.  Spring’s warmer and wet weather causes seeds to germinate and sprout, creating an abundance of fresh produce to make up for the scarcity during the long, cold winter.  Many of […]

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10 Ways to Naturally Detox This Spring

Spring is Nature's Birthing Season, a Time of Renewal and Regeneration

There is so much hype around detoxing these days. Especially with celebrities endorsing commercial detoxes using expensive products and very strict diets.  You can avoid the commercial hype, and support your body’s detoxification process naturally. What is a Detox? A detox is a way to remove built up toxins stored in the body.  Our bodies […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

You do not need to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March! ~ Thomas Augustine Daly It is such a fun and cheery day, and it means the Spring Equinox is just a few days away! I appreciate the green colors and shamrock symbols […]

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Beans

The Magical Fruit?

You do not need to be a vegetarian to appreciate the nutritional benefits of beans.  Beans are an easy, convenient, and affordable way to get more protein, fiber and antioxidants into your diet. “I was determined to know beans.”— Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, […]

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Got Cucumbers?

Here is a delicious way to eat them!

Watermelon Cucumber Lime Mint Smoothie Add the following to a blender (A high speed blender is a game changer.  My life has not been the same since investing in a Vitamix.  Another well known option is a Blendtec.  You can find further information here:  Vitamix or Blendtec) 1 cup ice 1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon 1 1/2 […]

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How I Am Teaching My Kids to Appreciate Real Food

Does your child run for the hills when you mention the word healthy? Do you feel like you’ve lost the battle and celebrate when your kids eat canned green beans and apples slices with caramel dip? My kids often complain, “why does my mom have to be a health coach?”  Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle […]

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