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Beans and Longevity

In his recent book Blue Zones, New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner explores the dietary and cultural traditions of peoples around the world that have the largest number of centenarians. The dietary similarities in these groups can be summarized fairly simply. The groups with the highest longevity globally do two things. First, they eat […]


What’s for Dinner Tonight?

Effective meal planning must encompass the nights when you need to get dinner on the table for yourself and/or your family in 15 minutes or less. If we have the right ingredients on hand we can always answer the question “What’s for dinner tonight?”   Below is a list of some of my favorite quick […]


A New Twist on Salad

The only thing every person on the planet agrees on in terms of nutrition is that we need to eat more vegetables. Thankfully we’re in the summer salad season – but it takes time to prep a fresh lettuce salad and we can often get bored with the same choice. Below is a new twist […]


Be Safe in the Sun

Did you know that our skin is our body’s largest organ? It has some very important jobs, such as protecting us from heat, sunlight, injury and infection. Why don’t we do our skin a service by protecting it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation!   Here are some tips to help safeguard your […]


15-Minute or less meal ideas!

Effective meal-planning must encompass the nights when things blow up and you need to get dinner on the table for yourself and/or your family in 15 minutes or less. If we have the right ingredients on hand we can always have a meal back-up plan. Below is a list of some of my favorite 15-minute […]


What a Pain in the Back!

One of the most common complaints and/or fears is back pain or injuring one’s back. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain or strain at some point during their lives. Fortunately most people can prevent or lessen their back pain episodes with proper body mechanics, safe and controlled exercise, yoga, alternative […]


March is National Nutrition Month: A Focus on Preventing Diabetes

Did you know that 86 million Americans – 1 in 3 adults have pre-diabetes? Shockingly, 9 out of 10 don’t know they have it. What is it? In general terms, your blood sugar has been tested in a higher than normal range and you haven’t been officially diagnosed with diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases your risk of […]


American Heart Month

The month of February is synonymous for the heart driven holiday of love, this month is also American Heart month. In honor of this observance, it’s important to find out if you and your family members are at risk for this preventable disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number […]


Ah Chew – should I get a flu shot?

I recently went into my doctor’s office and saw a sign for flu shot patient check-in. This made me realize that flu season is right around the corner and I will soon have to decide if I will get a flu shot or hope my immune system is strong enough to fend off the flu. […]


Find a Meal Plan you can Live With

I’ve rarely met a client that has “arrived” in terms of meal planning. Our schedules, lives, family preferences and tastes are constantly in flux. The only constant in all this seems to be that we need to eat dinner tonight.   We need to remind ourselves that meal planning and getting dinner on the table is […]

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