Seven Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Most of the people reading this article are interested in healthy holiday eating.  Based on the comments I have heard from a number of nutrition clients and friends, you eat fairly well at home, but eating out is often a problem, especially during the holidays.   Recent studies have shown that adult Americans gain one pound over […]

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How to Adapt Recipes

Most of my readers are on some sort of specialized diet due to a health condition.  There are recipes available on-line for most diets, including low carb, ketogenic, gluten-free, dairy-free, reduced sugar and others. There are even specialized magazines for Paleo or allergy-free diets.  Sometimes you may want to make a special family recipe or favorite treat that […]

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How to Adjust Macronutrient Ratios

Ginger’s Food Rules is my summary of the most important eating guidelines for good health.  Once you are doing most of these on a consistent basis, you might want to examine your macronutrient ratios to fit your personal nutrition and health needs.  Can I let you in on a secret?  I don’t count calories nor do I […]

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Banana Nut Paleo Muffins

These paleo muffins are free of refined grains, dairy and processed sugar. Try them as a snack or as part of a healthy breakfast. Check out the recipe page of my website for more healthy recipes! Ingredients 2 cups blanched almond flour3 tablespoons coconut flour1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons cinnamon¼ teaspoon sea salt 2 large eggs, […]

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Stress Management Tips

Did you know that excessive stress has been associated with a number of negative health consequences?  Stress can cause or exacerbate cancer, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer’s disease.  If you have any chronic disease, it is important to reduce as many external stressors as possible.  Even healthy people should learn stress management. This past spring […]

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Five Tips to Make Healthy Eating Simpler

“Living a healthy life in this society is hard!”  My friend and trainer, Carolyn McCoy, exclaimed this to me last week as were discussing some of the ups and downs in our previous week.  Carolyn is right.  Almost everything about healthy eating and living goes against the culture of 21st century America.  People are encouraged […]

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September is the New January

Have you heard the phrase “September is the new January”?  I spent almost all of my full-time work career in education, so September (or actually mid-August) was the beginning of each school year.  At USCA our budget year began on July 1, so January was just sort of ho-hum and mid-year for me.  I first […]

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The BEST Grain-Free Blueberry Muffins

I have made many different grain-free muffin and bread recipes and this is by far the best I have found. The combination of almond and coconut flours plus baking powder makes for light and fluffy muffins that do not crumble. Check out The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook for more wonderful gluten and dairy-free recipes. Ingredients2 […]

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How to Eliminate Gluten in Six Easy Steps

One of the most frequent comments I get is “You have been eating gluten-free for eleven years? I could never eliminate gluten!”   The reality is that you could.  It is a choice.  We make choices everyday.   * We choose to get up and go to work.   *We choose what to eat for […]

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Health-Related Book Recommendations: PT 2

My last post gave a number of different book recommendations in several categories. I have read more during July. Here are a few health-related books that readers of my blog may be interested in as well. The Whole 30’s Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig is a sequel to her extremely popular The Whole 30. […]

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