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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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Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo, and YOU.

Michelangelo’s David © iStockphoto.com/DHuss “All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”  -Steven Spielberg Imagine starting with a clean slate every year, and having multiple opportunities to share your best self with the world? You are the Michelangelo of your own life, slowly […]

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Bad, Better, Best: Halloween Candy Without the Junk, Part 2

We all know that the best food choices are made at home, using real, farm-to-table food. Fresh fruit is nature’s dessert, and today we’ll find some ways to jazz it up a bit, with chocolate and without. As promised, I’ll share my go-to alternative to food additive and corn syrup laden Twizzlers and other fruit […]

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Bad, Better, Best: Halloween Candy Without the Junk, Part 1

Note to readers: this post is not intended for those who are following a special diet to improve gut health. If you have digestive symptoms, candy should be off the menu, at least temporarily. More information can be found at the bottom of this post, but if you prefer,  you can skip to part 2 […]

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A Paleo Treasure in a Gluten Free Junk Yard

I have two stories for you today. Both relate to gluten free diets, but apply to anyone who has any kind of food sensitivity or chronic illness. Actually, this information applies to us all, especially to families with young children. Here’s the first true story: Last year, I attended a meeting of a celiac nonprofit […]

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Digestive Health 102: The Healthy Soil/Gut Bacteria Connection

“Throughout history, we’ve seen civilizations rise and fall based on how they treated dirt.” ~Jamie Lee Curtis, narrator of Dirt! The Movie Does the farmer who produces your food treat the soil like dirt, or like the living, breathing “skin” that our planet will depend upon for future generations? That’s how the soil was described […]

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My Top 5 Reasons for Choosing Organic

“We haven’t yet made the full connection between how we grow our food and the impact it can have on our climate crisis and our health crisis.” ~Maria Rodale, author of Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe I’ve been buying organic products for about 20 […]

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Are you ready to do some spring greening?

Happy spring! I hope you had a nice holiday. The sun is out. Yes! What a great time of year. Grass, plants, trees, and flowers are starting to grow again. The growing season is just getting started. While cleaning up and removing clutter from our homes and yards is on many of our to do […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Grass Fed Beef

Do you remember the scene in The Lion King when Mufasa explains the “Circle of Life” to Simba? As father and son look out over what’s called the “Pride Lands,” Mufasa explains how a good king respects all of the creatures, from the “crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” Then Simba asks, “But dad, don’t […]

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In Your Own Way. At Your Own Pace.

Do you remember Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare? The hare was moving so fast, and was so far ahead, that he decided to stop and rest. Well, the tortoise was able to catch up, and surpass him, by keeping a slow, yet steady, pace. Are you more like the tortoise or the hare? […]

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