How To STOP Eating Processed Foods

As much as I hate to see this, summer is fleeting, and the season of “pumpkin everything” is approaching! This week we’ll discuss the dangers of processed foods before you start thinking of pumpkin shakes, muffins, and beer… Last week more evidence that highly processed foods harm us. This time the study found that these…

Halfway Through Winter – Time For Winter Weight Loss!

On Feb 2, we passed the half way point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, yay! That means we are more than halfway through the darkest days of the year and getting closer to more light. Soon, we’ll be saying “see ya” to old man winter! For those who pay attention to Punxsutawney Phi and…

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Foods That Help You Build Lean Muscle!

Did you know that more than 600 muscles work together as a team, every day, to keep your body moving and its internal systems functioning? The rhythm of your breathing, pumping the blood through your body, and keeping your organs functioning properly are all the responsibility of your muscles. It’s easy to see, then, how keeping the…

Healthy Recipe for Weight Loss

Lemony Shrimp and Bean Stew

This recipe is from the New York Times Cooking Section AND it’s delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest and 2 tablespoons juice 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika 2 garlic cloves, grated Kosher salt and black pepper 1 pound peeled, deveined large shrimp (tails removed) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick) (Or, I used 2 Tbs butter and…

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No Diet Weight Loss? YES!

Have you ever wondered why the latest diets or work out plans just don’t work for you? You are not alone. Lots of us over the age of 50 are discouraged when attempting to figure out HOW to get back into shape. There is so much information about this work out, that work out, Keto…

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Rough Year So Far…

Here we are, a week and a half into the new year. It’s been a bit rough so far, hasn’t it? When I sat down to write this, I looked at what’s going on in the world, the holidays this month, etc. It’s always a bit fun, as, sometimes, the holiday of the day is…

What Is a Healthy Fat and HOW MUCH Is a Serving?

I often get asked about fat free diets and what is a good vs. bad fat. Also, people don’t seem to know what a serving truly is. So, I have put together some info for you today that is short and sweet and easy to remember. You can even print this and keep it in…

The 4 Lies The Food Industry Is Selling Us!

Today I have a guest post from my friend and colleague Dr. Mark Hyman: Food can energize, heal, repair, and uplift us. Every bite you take creates a powerful opportunity to create health or promote disease. Unfortunately, most of us find nutrition confusing. While many things play into that confusion, misinformation, poor reporting, and personal…