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Swap Out your Sunscreen! “Food” Swap Project #4

Happy Friday! I hope you have an exciting – or relaxing – long weekend ahead. Ready to hit the beach? Do you have sunscreen handy? No one wants to leave the great day at the shore looking like a lobster! So, a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Being a melanoma survivor, […]

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Welcome to the Food Swap Project! Let’s Talk Tortilla Chips.

Welcome to Food Swap Friday! I’ll be showing you how to swap out your favorite, not so good for you foods, for better, healthier alternatives that your whole family will love. Whether you’re an “anything goes” type of eater, or you have one or more food allergies/sensitivities, or you’re totally into a grain free, Paleo-like lifestyle, […]

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Bad, Better, Best: How to Make Informed Choices for a Healthier Life and Planet

Now that spring is here, are you ready to upgrade your food choices, one item at a time? I’ll be heading into various supermarkets, and showing you how to trade up questionable food choices for better ones. It’s time to bring quality back into the food equation again, and choose the foods that will enable […]

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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

© iStock.com/jgroup Do you go from diet to diet, jumping on the latest health bandwagon all the time? As the hare, you get off to a quick start, but run out of gas before the finish line. You have “shiny object” syndrome, and hop from one one-size-fits-all approach to the next, before you see any […]

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Feel like you’re dodging potholes?

Here in New York, extreme temperature fluctuations and weather patterns have caused the highways to become flooded with potholes. There are so many that it’s not easy to avoid them! Hit too many and you’re sure to be left, stuck out in the cold, with a flat tire. Or, there might be some other kind […]

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What is your body hungry for? Part 3

We drink them. We breathe them in. We eat them. We touch them. We hold them inside. Our bodies are crying out for us to release them! From food additives to pesticides to heavy metals to EMFs to negative emotions and external stressors, we are inundated with a wide variety of toxins on a daily […]

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Which 4 Letter Word Describes your Hot Dog?

© iStockPhoto/DustyPixel What’s summer without burgers and hot dogs on the barbecue?!! When I was a child, we used to have watermelon seed spitting contests. That’s when there were still seeds in the watermelon. Whatever happened to those seeds, anyway? Do you notice how there are always a couple in every watermelon still? Nature always […]

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The girl in the powder puff chair.

“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.” -Hal David It needs a lot more love, doesn’t it? We all know that, but how we each choose to spread the love is different, isn’t it? When I was a child, I used to do so by sitting back and observing. I was the baby […]

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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding, Anyone?

Finally, a new recipe! Sorry for the delay. There’s been a lot distracting me lately. More on that below. The good news is that this recipe is chock full of healthy fats, which your body really needs. It’s refined sugar free, and is also free of the top 8 food allergens! The bad news is […]

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Trying to get back to regular blog postings!

Happy almost spring!!!! Here in the Northeastern USA, we are all anxiously awaiting a warmer, sunnier time of year. It’s just around the corner. Woo hoo! I haven’t written many blog posts since December, and there’s a reason for that, other than the chill that’s been in the air. Let me explain. For the handful […]

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