Pulling Weeds

I am a world-class weed puller.  If you don’t believe it, just ask my husband.  When I see a nicely manicured landscape with one or two weeds in the middle, I feel compelled to stop and pull them.   Vegetable and flower gardeners know how important it is to weed on a regular basis.  If […]

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

   There are lots of articles, recipes and pictures of sugary treats. It can be hard not to indulge, especially if you have a sweet tooth like I do. Why not try this recipe for a healthy snack that tastes like carrot cake?  This recipe is easy as long as you have a food processor. […]

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Symptoms: Know When to Walk Away or When to Run.

“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em,Know when to fold ’em,Know when to walk away,And know when to run.You never count your moneyWhen you’re sittin’ at the table.There’ll be time enough for countin’When the dealin’s done.” The Gambler by Kenny Rogers I met Kenny Rogers in 2007 at the USC Aiken Convocation Center.  He was […]

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Paleo Honey Biscuits

As most of my readers know, I have to eat both gluten-free and dairy-free due to severe food sensitivities. I do not eat bread for the most part, but sometimes I really want some type of bread or crackers. I recently made these great biscuits that are made with almond and coconut flours. This makes […]

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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 food supplies per calorie. […]

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Habit Stacking for Change

As I have talked with many people about nutrition, I learned that they usually know what they should eat. Their problem is actually doing it.  They are not sure how to make the change to a healthy eating habit.  I have been making a study of habit change in order to help others.  My word for the […]

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Fasting for Faith and Health

When I was a child it was the custom in my family and in my church to “give something up for Lent.” This was most often a food, such as candy or soft drinks.  The couple of years that I gave up candy for Lent, the candy that I got in my basket on Easter Sunday […]

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Persistence to Improve Your Health

Do you remember the movie Network?  In it one of the characters has the line “I’m mad as h*** and I’m not going to take this anymore.”  This is the type of persistence (without this cuss word) that we will often need about our health.  Given the state of our food culture and our environment, as well as aging, […]

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