Traveling with Dietary Restrictions


I have made three multi-day trips out of town since the later part of May.  My daughter and I went to visit my son in Denver.  I went with a church group to Lake Junaluska, NC, and my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island, SC.   My husband and I are also taking a […]

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Healthy Homemade Junior Mints

healthy homemade junior mints

Junior Mints were one of my favorite types of candy for a long time.  Sitting in a darkened  theater and slowly eating each piece one bite at a time while the movie theater credits rolled by, is a cherished memory from childhood.  Once I began eating real food and found out about the problems with […]

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Sugar, Friend or Foe?


I read the book, Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig, M.D. as part of my preparation for the Seven-Day Sugar Elimination Challenge. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized in obesity and is famous for a You Tube video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. This video has over 7.6million views and if you have […]

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Becoming a Woman of Moderation

moderation in eating

I think God takes gluttony seriously when He says in Proverbs, “put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” (23:2) Even as I write this, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is an area of my life that is still a work in progress. I have been active all my life, […]

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Skillet Steak and Tomatoes

steak recipe

This steak recipe is a great healthy entrée for a quick gourmet meal.  Add sides such as baked sweet potatoes and steamed asparagus or broccoli for a complete meal packed full of essential nutrients and colors.  One serving (4 ounces) of beef will give you one-half of your daily requirements for protein, B-12, and zinc.  […]

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Salmon with Herbed Mustard Sauce

Salmon with Herbed mustard sauce

Wild Alaskan salmon is one of the most nutritious foods available.  It is a fish that is full of the essential omega-3 fatty acids that our body needs.  I wrote an article in Bella Magazine that gives a lot of information about fats. I also have more information about fats in this article on my […]

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How to Change An Unhealthy Habit

habit change

“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.”  Erasmus I read this quote in a book written by a friend in Aiken, Peggy Wojtowicz.  Her book, Joy on High Places, is a memoir about how God transformed her life in many ways including her eating habits. Habit Change is Hard. […]

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Tips for Quick Healthy Dinners

quick healthy dinner

What is the most common reason for not cooking at home for most of my clients?  A busy lifestyle and a lack of quick healthy dinner recipes. When I first realized I had food sensitivities to gluten, soy and corn I became very discouraged. I began looking diligently at food labels and found that almost […]

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Fast Food and Food Sensitivities

fast food and food sensitivities

My husband came home from work recently and asked me if I would like to go out to Jimmy Johns for dinner.  I was ready to cook but had not started yet.  I had been out working most of the day at my volunteer job at Lifechoices and was feeling a bit tired.  I was […]

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