Category Archives for Healthy Living

Healthy Gluten-Free Eating on a Budget

Is it possible to eat on a budget while also eating gluten-free? Since 2008 I have been eating gluten free for health reasons.  At first I was overwhelmed but now know that you can eat a healthy gluten-free diet without breaking the bank. As a nutritionist who specializes in gluten and other food sensitivities, I […]

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Traveling with Dietary Restrictions

I have made three multi-day trips out of town since the later part of May.  My daughter and I went to visit my son in Denver.  I went with a church group to Lake Junaluska, NC, and my husband and I went to Hilton Head Island, SC.   My husband and I are also taking a […]

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Sugar, Friend or Foe?

I read the book, Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig, M.D. as part of my preparation for the Seven-Day Sugar Elimination Challenge. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized in obesity and is famous for a You Tube video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. This video has over 7.6million views and if you have […]

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Becoming a Woman of Moderation

I think God takes gluttony seriously when He says in Proverbs, “put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” (23:2) Even as I write this, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight is an area of my life that is still a work in progress. I have been active all my life, […]

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How to Change An Unhealthy Habit

“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.”  Erasmus I read this quote in a book written by a friend in Aiken, Peggy Wojtowicz.  Her book, Joy on High Places, is a memoir about how God transformed her life in many ways including her eating habits. Habit Change is Hard. […]

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Soulful Simplicity: Listening to Your Heart

“We don’t remove the clutter, reduce the stress, and boycott busyness to have a simple life.  We do it to have a life.” Courtney Carver from Soulful Simplicity   Courtney Carver is a blogger at the website Be More with Less.  She writes about simplicity, minimalism, intentional living and dressing with less.  I had read […]

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Exercise for the Athletically-Challenged

​Athletically-challenged. That’s me. I was always the last one picked for the kickball teams at recess during elementary school. The only extracurricular team sport I ever participated in was my neighborhood swim team during the summer between fifth and sixth grades. I was slow and almost always finished dead-last in the races I swam in that […]

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Waiting…. and What to Do While We Wait

When we have a health concern we spend a lot of time waiting. Waiting to get news about your condition. Waiting for your body to heal. We were at the beach part of last week and noticed several sites like the one pictured at the beginning of this article.  These are loggerhead turtle nests that […]

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