Category Archives for Healthy Living

Book Review: The Essential Oils Diet

I am a longtime reader of Dr. Eric Zelinski’s website and his previous book The Essential Oils Revolution, so I was very interested to read his new book, The Essential Oils Diet.  As a certified nutritionist I am very well educated in healthy eating and living principles.  I am always on the lookout for new […]

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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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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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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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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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