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Lowering Salt In Your Diet

Lowering Salt In Your Diet

Most people get too much salt (sodium) in their diet. Some people are salt sensitive and it causes their blood pressure to rise. Most salt intake comes from processed food. Most people eat an average of 3,300 mg of sodium per day. Us Dietary Guidelines Recommend limiting intake to 2,200 mg per day. Here is […]

Herbs Can Heal

Herbs Can Heal

Herbs are a great way to add flavor to food. Here is an article posted on Dr. Oz Website with 4 healing herbs. Enjoy! http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mao-shing-ni-lac-dom-phd/4-commonly-used-healing-herbs 4 Commonly Used Healing Herbs By Mao Shing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., PhD Herbs have been part of every culture and medical tradition since the earliest humans walked the earth for […]

A Healthy Sugar Alternative

A Healthy Sugar Alternative

Coconut palm sugar is a great alternative to regular sugar. It is one of the lowest glycemic sweeteners on the market. This means you won’t get the spike in your blood sugar cashing you to “crash” making you hungry. Unlike sugar that has no nutritional value coconut palm sugar is highly nutritious compared to other […]

Home Gardening Made Easy!

Home Gardening Made Easy!

For over a year I have been trying to grow a garden. I carefully prepared an approximately 4 x 8 foot area, enclosed it in chicken wire to keep the critters out, strung up CD’s to scare the birds, even draped it in mesh to keep birds out. We filled the back of the pickup […]

Best and Worst Foods

Best and Worst Foods

Best and Worst Foods I found this to be an interesting article at fitbie. Good information if you are dieting or not. Any way you slice it, we should be eating for nourishment. Somehow we forget that and only go for things that appeal to our senses. Maybe we should all use some common sense!! […]

Benefits of Fish Oil

Benefits of Fish Oil

I came across a great summary today regarding the benefits of fish oil that I wanted to share. Too often we think about the outside of our bodies, and forget about the inside. Here are some things to consider. If you are not taking a good fish oil supplement or eating Wild Caught deep sea […]

Avoid The Weight Gain This Holiday

Avoid The Weight Gain This Holiday

Tonight I will be at the South Mountain Community College Laveen Campus putting on a workshop “Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain”. This is an all too common occurrence with most Americans putting on between 2-5 or more pounds, that never come off in the new year. Bellow is a handout I put together with some tips […]

Favorites in the Kitchen

Favorites in the Kitchen

One of my favorite kitchen items is my Vita-mix. I use it nearly every day. Mostly for making a healthy energizing drink with fruits, vegetables and of course unsweetened cocoa powder! If you have followed my blogging you may remember my video of me creating one of our drinks. Another great thing I recently tried […]

The New MyPlate Replaces the Pyramid

The New MyPlate Replaces the Pyramid

Last week, “My Plate” replaced the USDA’s food pyramid. The idea is to make it simpler and show what should be on your plate. Visit the USDA’s website www.choosemyplate.gov for more information and healthy tips. Gone are the servings, now the recommendation is making half your plate fruits and vegetables. Rather than a meat group […]