Category Archives: Nutrition

Pumpkin Smoothie – Best Fall Breakfast Ever

Ok – so I’m all about health food that tastes like dessert – in this case: pumpkin pie. In the fall, it doesn’t get much better than pumpkin pie – especially when I can have it for breakfast and still feel like I’m doing great thing for my body. It’s a win-win. Here’s the recipe for my latest obsession: Continue reading

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The Best Oil for Cooking? The Debate Rages On

Remember when butter was the thing your grandmother cooked everything in? Then butter was the enemy and margarine was king. Then, of course, someone figured out that margarine was killing you and you floundered around until the food network introduced you to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO in case you’re food network savvy). Continue reading

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Red Wine and Your Health

In light of the extreme heat, the never ending drought and the horrifying fires that have touched so many lives in Bastrop and forever changed so many people’s worlds, it seems time for some good news. So sit back, grab a glass of red wine if you can, and learn about the great reasons to take this kind of break more often. Continue reading

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Alcohol Before Bed – Not the Best For Restorative Sleep

It comes as no surprise that although plenty of people use alcohol to relax and unwind at the end of the day, it’s no friend to your sleep. In fact this Japanese study showed that alcohol may help you relax enough to fall asleep but actually gets in the way of staying asleep. Continue reading

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One Diagnosis Away…

Here’s a chilling thought… Most families in this country are ONE DIAGNOSIS AWAY from total financial ruin. That means most people literally can’t afford to get sick, and yet I see those same poeople in my office claiming that they can’t afford to eat well. Are you kidding? You can’t afford not to! Thanks so much to Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal-Body, Primal-Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet For Total Health and a Longer Life; for reminding me of this important point. Continue reading

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Natural Remedies for Gallbladder Trouble

Gallbladders are picky creatures. They seem to be the canary in the coal mine of a woman’s body – always the first to start squawking. It isn’t always easy to know it’s your gallbladder giving you trouble and then finding options other than surgery can be difficult so lets cover a brief intro to the fickle female gallbladder. Continue reading

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The Interesting Case of Magnesium in Asthma – Adults vs. Kids.

Using magnesium in asthma is nothing new – magnesium is known to help open airways and make breathing easier. Asthma attacks involve a strong spasm of your bronchial tubes which narrows or closes your airways and makes breathing challenging (scary challenging – just ask someone who’s been there.) Magnesium helps to relax these muscles so that your airways open and breathing gets easier. It follows that anyone with asthma is going to benefit from Magnesium, which is true but as George pointed out, the dosage form matters when you’re talking about children. Continue reading

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Food Sensitivity Elimination – Because You’re Worth It

The difference in my life since eliminating wheat has been stunning. I don’t ache every day. I have more energy, less congestion and I don’t wake up puffy and horrid. That’s a big deal to me. If you only ever take one suggestion, take this one: test yourself for food sensitivities. There is no reason to suffer with all of the junk that is “normal” to you. Continue reading

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Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate!

Today, Thursday, is the official retiring of the food pyramid so lets all say a grateful goodbye. Hello to the sleek, sexy, sensible new MyPlate concept. Woohoo! Continue reading

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Calcium Overload, Hip Fractures and Osteoporosis

Sure – calcium is a good thing. We all know it helps build healthy bones and teeth and that women should take it to help prevent osteoporosis. The trouble is, sometimes there really is too much of a good thing. Calcium can be helpful, but a new study conducted at Upsalla University in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, shows that too much can be harmful. Continue reading

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