How to Eat to Reduce Inflammation

I took Pilates group classes twice a week at South Aiken Physical Therapy and Wellness for about a year.  If the workout was especially hard, then I might feel a bit sore in my back, abdominal, or glute muscles.  This type of inflammation is good for our bodies. The people in my Pilates class and other classes offered at […]

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Organize Something to Worry Less

Many of us have more free time now than we normally do.  This may be because of cancelled work, meetings, church or other activities, exercise programs or any number of activities that we participate in.  But given that this available time is as a result of mandated closures due to the coronavirus, we may not be all […]

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Are Some Whole Foods Unhealthy?

“Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from the outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled? (Thus he declared all foods clean.) Mark 7:18b-19 In the Old Testament God decreed that some foods were unclean and therefore should not be eaten by faithful […]

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Short vs. Long-Term Happiness and Processed Foods

Diabetes.   Heart disease.  Cancer.  Stroke. Alzheimer’s.  Kidney Disease.  These are the major causes of death and chronic illness in the U.S. today.  In previous generations these chronic diseases were a rarity.  Did you know that eating large amounts of processed foods is highly correlated with the likelihood of developing each of these diseases?  Diet and other lifestyle factors are much more important than […]

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Fighting about Fat: Facts and Fallacies

Nutrition professionals and government officials have been fighting about fat since the 1960’s. Ansel Keys was a researcher who was interested in understanding the contributing factors to heart disease, and he wrote a famous report called the Seven Countries Study.  In this study he showed that there was a positive relationship between the amount of animal fat […]

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Sweet Potato, Chicken and Quinoa Stew Recipe

My husband and I got each other an Instant Pot for Christmas this year. We have been trying out new recipes for it since then using both the pressure cooker and slow cooker functions. It is great to make one-pot meals and help minimize cleanup. I recently made this hearty stew recipe which I found […]

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Resolutions, Goals and Habits

For 2019 I decided to set goals for a “happiness project”.  For accountability purposes, this article will be an update on how I did. This may also give you some ideas for helping you succeed with your goals. I wrote about my “happiness project” in the article, Goals, Resolutions and Happiness last January. If you need some ideas […]

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