Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Quinoa is a high-protein seed from South America.  It is much less allergenic than wheat or corn and has a good amount of protein plus is a good source of the minerals manganese, magnesium and iron. I cook it and use as a rice substitute or hot breakfast cereal.   It also  makes a great […]

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Exercise for the Athletically-Challenged

​Athletically-challenged. That’s me.I was always the last one picked for the kickball teams at recess during elementary school. The only extracurricular team sport I ever participated in was my neighborhood swim team during the summer between fifth and sixth grades. I was slow and almost always finished dead-last in the races I swam in that […]

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Waiting…. and What to Do While We Wait

When we have a health concern we spend a lot of time waiting.   Waiting to get news about your condition.   Waiting for your body to heal.   We were at the beach part of last week and noticed several sites like the one pictured at the beginning of this article.  These are loggerhead […]

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Why Buy Organic Produce?

I’m not rich! I’m not a snob! I’m not a hippie/crunchy person! I don’t have health problems! If you are reading this article, chances are that you have overcome the objections listed above and are interested in eating organic foods. If you check out the prices of food in your local grocery store, you also […]

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Corn. Friend or Foe?

     It was the best of foods, it was the worst of foods (apologies to Charles Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities). Many people interested in nutrition have a love-hate relationship with corn. Those in the Paleo community will advise against eating corn, along with any other grain. On the other hand, the majority […]

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When is Normal, Abnormal?

The normal high temperature in Aiken for July 1-15 was 94.5 degrees. I don’t know about you, but for me this is abnormal. It is normal to have debt. According to a recent Pew Trust report, 80% of Americans have some sort of debt. Over 38% of households in the US carry a balance on […]

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