Category Archives for Healthy Living

Trees,Topsoil and People

When we went to Alaska last summer I noticed that the trees were very short.  I learned that this is because to permafrost.  There is very little topsoil there. The plants only have a 100-day growth period per year because of the cold and snow.  Some trees even fall over because of their lack of root structure, due […]

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Five Tips to Keeping your Goals for 2019

It’s mid-January. Have your goals or resolutions for 2019 already failed?  If so, don’t beat yourself up.  You are in good company.  According to a recent article in the New York Times, by January 8, 25% of resolutions have failed and by the end of December only 10% will have been fully kept. I set a number of goals […]

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Healthy Gluten-Free Eating on a Budget

Is it possible to eat on a budget while also eating gluten-free? Since 2008 I have been eating gluten free for health reasons.  At first I was overwhelmed but now know that you can eat a healthy gluten-free diet without breaking the bank. As a nutritionist who specializes in gluten and other food sensitivities, I […]

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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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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

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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How to Change An Unhealthy Habit

“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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Soulful Simplicity: Listening to Your Heart

“We don’t remove the clutter, reduce the stress, and boycott busyness to have a simple life.  We do it to have a life.” Courtney Carver from Soulful Simplicity   Courtney Carver is a blogger at the website Be More with Less.  She writes about simplicity, minimalism, intentional living and dressing with less.  I had read […]

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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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