Where’s the Beef? All about Protein

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Do you remember the hilarious Wendy’s commercial with the old woman who yelled “Where’s the beef?”, picking on the small size of McDonalds’ burgers?  I still remember running around as a kid yelling “where’s the beef!” and then collapsing in laughter.  It irritated my parents, but we, like millions of others, remembered it much to […]

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Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Quinoa salad recipe

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

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

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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 turtle nests that […]

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Tips for Progress in Healthier Eating

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     Nourishing foods can be defined as those foods that are whole foods that are in their natural state, such as a whole apple, or minimally processed, like steamed fresh green beans. Depleting foods are those that have little or no nutrients. Examples include refined foods with lots of white sugar, flour, artificial sweeteners, […]

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Why Buy Organic Produce?

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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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