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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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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