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Simple Holiday Weight Loss Tips

  I know how difficult it is to keep the weight off this time of year, so here are a few simple tips for keeping the weight down at this time of year when Christmas cookies, pies, and holiday parties make it so difficult to maintain your self control!   Eat an apple half an…

Ever Want to Just Hibernate?

Freezing Rain, Snow, Sleet, Wind – Winter has arrived… Seems a bit early this year, but perhaps it’s just that I’m not looking forward to several more months of this. 🙁 While we don’t actually hibernate like bears, there are some things we can do to prepare ourselves for the long winter months. Here are…

‘Tis The Season For Over-Indulgence!

Speaking of over-doing, the holiday season is a time when many of us overbook ourselves and become pretty stressed out. I have one word for you: no. Learn how to say “no.” It’s difficult at first, but after a while you’ll feel a lot happier for not overbooking, overcooking, overworking, etc., and then it becomes…

Ginger, Ginger Everywhere!

Drink ginger tea during these weeks of, uhh, overindulgence. As we head into the holidays. If you are eating, more than usual, when you wake up in the morning feeling like that overstuffed chair in grandma’s living room, don’t follow it up with French toast for breakfast; try sipping ginger tea until your stomach feels…

Diets Don’t Work!

Last week’s news release of a study that proved diets don’t work made headlines, but in my opinion, should not have. Anyone that’s been on one knows that once you stop, you gain the weight back. Who needed a scientific study to tell us this!? All four of the top diet programs, Atkins, Weight Watchers,…

Foods For Cancer Prevention

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, let’s talk food for better health! Most people know that berries are high in antioxidants, which help prevent cell damage; and that foods like nuts and cold water fish are high in Omega 3’s, which help prevent inflammation, in turn, keeping our brains and hearts healthy. But are you familiar with phytonutrients? Phytonutrients…

Foods That Help Prevent Hair Loss

Remember that the best way to keep skin and hair healthy is through your diet. As they say – we are what we eat! If you want luxurious hair, choose foods rich in vitamin A. This important vitamin promotes the production of sebum, an oily substance secreted by hair follicles which protects them from drying…

Cheesy Polenta with Red Peppers for Your Fall Table

One of my favorite fall foods is Polenta. Polenta is made from dried corn kernels that have been ground up. It is cooked until thick and served hot, or cold. Roasted red peppers have a sweet, smoky flavor which is perfect for combining with the mild-tasting Polenta. Red peppers are rich sources of lycopene, a…