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This Spud's For You!
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This Spud’s For You!

Photo by Dmitry Maslov via dreamstime When we think of eating potatoes, many of us picture french fries. Others picture baked potatoes topped with sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon, butter or sometimes all of the above.  No wonder most of us think that potatoes are fattening!  You have no idea how many times I have […]

Got Lactose Intolerance?
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Got Lactose Intolerance?

Photo by striatic via Flickr Some people enjoy a tall, cold glass of milk either alone or with an occasional cookie.  But the experience isn’t so pleasant for everyone.  If drinking a glass of milk makes you feel bloated, nauseous or gives you gas, stomach cramps or diarrhea, you might be lactose intolerant.  That is […]

Don't Let Your Health Go Up In Smoke!
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Don’t Let Your Health Go Up In Smoke!

Photo by CodyR via Flickr I’m not sure if it is the crackle of the fire, the warmth it gives off or just good memories of winter fires growing up, but it feels so nice to snuggle up by the fire on a cold day.  It is really hard to beat the feelings of warmth […]

High Blood Pressure? Cut The Ketchup
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High Blood Pressure? Cut The Ketchup

Photo by Ingorrr via Flickr Along with mayonnaise and mustard, ketchup (also known as tomato sauce, red sauce or Tommy sauce) is a popular condiment, especially in the United States. Most people adorn their hamburgers, fries, sandwiches, or grilled/fried meats with ketchup.  This condiment is also used as a base for other sauces.  You can […]

Knowledge Is Power, Ignorance Is Disaster!
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Knowledge Is Power, Ignorance Is Disaster!

Photo by Stewart via Flickr Time and time again, I have heard people say that they don’t have the time or energy to do what it takes to be healthy. They complain that it is hard enough just going to work and taking care of their kids. And on top of that, they say, it’s […]

Blisters Are No Fun!
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Blisters Are No Fun!

Photo by Mauricio Pellegrinetti via Flickr Almost everyone has experienced the unpleasant sensation of foot blisters at one time or another.  They tend to occur at the heel or soles of the feet.  And wow can they be uncomfortable and even painful sometimes.  They can make walking a living nightmare.  If you put your body […]

Iceberg: Bad for the Titanic and for Your Salad
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Iceberg: Bad for the Titanic and for Your Salad

Photo by Geoff604 via Flickr Salads can be a highly nutritious meal, if you use the right ingredients.  But, if you are choosing iceberg lettuce to put in your salad, you are sinking the nutritional benefits that you would receive from selecting a different leafy green. Iceberg lettuce may be the most popular lettuce, but […]

Health and Valentine's: Don't Let Cupid Shoot You In the Foot!
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Health and Valentine’s: Don’t Let Cupid Shoot You In the Foot!

Photo by jsc via Flickr This year was going to be the year that you were going to lose some weight and get in shape.  Over the holidays you let yourself indulge in anything you wanted, knowing that the new year would be a fresh start.  So far this year, you have been really good.  […]

Don't Pollute Your Air While Cleaning Your Floor
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Don’t Pollute Your Air While Cleaning Your Floor

Photo by C. Anderson via Flickr Oh, no!  Its time to clean the house again!  I am always surprised how quickly the bathrooms get dirty and dust accumulates on every surface in the house.  Like most people, I dislike the cleaning process, but do like having a clean house. Most of us are constantly striving […]

Exercise Programs: How to Go the Distance
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Exercise Programs: How to Go the Distance

Photo by TimWilson via Flickr The first few months of the year are always super busy at the gym. The place is jam packed with new people.  There are waits for aerobic equipment that make amusement park lines seem fast in comparison and sometimes it seems that all the weight equipment you want to use […]

Heartburn: A Burn You Don't Want to Feel!
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Heartburn: A Burn You Don’t Want to Feel!

Photo by Evil Erin via Flickr Heartburn?  Oh, no.  Not that again!  You just finished a big, tasty meal at your friends house and leaned back in your chair to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.  Then you start feeling that burning pain under your breast bone, that is so uncomfortable that you […]

Bübi Baby Butter a Perfect Choice for Your Baby!
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Bübi Baby Butter a Perfect Choice for Your Baby!

I was introduced to bübi baby butter two months ago by Vanessa Kemp, owner of Love TIA.  It was perfect timing, because I was in the process of looking for a better diaper cream for my son, who was 9 months old at the time.  He was getting frequent diaper rashes and the products that […]

Peppers: Hot and Healthy
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Peppers: Hot and Healthy

Photo by Darwin Bell via Flickr One time, back when I used to live in the Seattle area, I went to a popular lunch spot in Bellevue called Dixie’s.  It was a southern BBQ restaurant (not healthy mind you) that looked like it might have been an automotive shop before.  What made this place special […]

Know Your Fats
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Know Your Fats

Photo by Voedingscentrum via Flickr Fat?  Not that word again! The word fat has such a bad connotation. Many people think of fat only as the cause of obesity, clogged arteries, heart disease and many other medical problems.  While that’s all true, it’s too simplistic of a view. Too much fat is bad for you.  […]

Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What's Inside
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Food Labels: It Looks Good, But What’s Inside

Photo by oskay via Flickr When many of us go grocery shopping, our purchases are driven by our senses.  We shop by what looks good at the moment, instead of considering what is inside the product.  If an item looks or smells good, it often ends up in the basket.  But, for those of us […]

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