The Essential Seven Habits, Part 3

This is the third and final post on the essential seven habits of successful people as categorized by author, Gretchen Rubin. You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.      Because December is often a time for reflection and goal planning, I want to challenge you over the next few weeks to […]

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The Essential Seven Habits, Part 2

     As I wrote in part 1, one of my favorite authors is Gretchen Rubin. In her research on habit change, Rubin found that the happiest and most successful people had good habits in each of seven essential areas.      Since December can be a time for reflection and goal planning, I want […]

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The Essential Seven Habits, Pt. 1

One of my favorite authors is Gretchen Rubin. She has written several books on happiness and habit change and also has a blog and weekly podcast. One recent podcast episode  was about “The Essential Seven Habits”. In her research on habit change, Rubin found that the happiest and most successful people had good habits in each […]

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Find Your Bigger Why

     If you are reading this, I assume that you would like to eat better. Perhaps you would like to lose some weight. I was talking to someone last week who said she lost over 20 pounds four years ago. When I asked her why, she said that she turned 55 and did not […]

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Food Intolerances: When Your Reaction Isn’t Immune

     Previous articles in this series have discussed food allergies and food sensitivities. Food allergies are immediate symptoms that occur after eating a particular food. These can be measured by IgE immune reactions in the blood. Food sensitivities are delayed reactions that occur from a few hours to days after eating a specific food. […]

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Can Food Make Your Seasonal Allergies Worse?

Yes, it can, and here’s why.      I had literal “hay fever” for most of my life. My nose would get stuffy in the spring and remain that way through the fall. I took Sudafed to decongest quite often. Once or twice a year I went to the doctor because a sinus infection had […]

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The Pain of Food Sensitivities

     Recently I looked back at some journals I had from previous years. One entry from mid-2008, almost nine years ago, struck me. In it I asked God to help me figure out my health problems and I wrote that I did not want to be on medications for the rest of my life. […]

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Could it be Food Allergies?

     Last September my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island for a relaxing vacation. Doug loves to fish and was looking forward to several days of surf fishing while we were on the beach. The picture is him with one of the first fish he caught. When we got back to our […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

     Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit.      Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website www.whfoods.org, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of […]

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