Friday, May 26, 2017
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When you eat salad, do you use fat-free or low-fat dressing thinking you are doing yourself a favor?   Or are you paranoid to eat any type of fat in the first place? The article below by Caroline, makes sense and helps you understand the importance of using the right oils on your salad and why. Read  all the way to the end for the good tips on healthy salad dressings. Don’t Skimp On Full Fat Salad Dressing by Caroline Petvin We all know that salad is a healthy option, filled with beneficial vitamins and minerals, but many health conscious eaters who choose low fat salad dressings in a... (Read More ...)

I went to the Farmers Market in our little town last Saturday. Every year, I can’t wait for the Farmers Market to come.  It is only here from mid July until the end of September and always crowded since it is such a short season. I overheard some women debating about why should they be concerned about buying food that is organic.  One lady said, “What is the big deal?”  Another said, “I am healthy and have never really focused on the foods I eat or the ones I buy from the grocery store.” So, what is the big deal? It is a big deal!  The picture above is of Chris... (Read More ...)

You have been encouraged to eat more soy as you approach or enter menopause. You read and hear that everywhere, don’t you? Do you have allergies or other health-related problems that won’t go away or can’t be diagnosed? Allergies, weight gain, or tiredness even though you are getting enough good quality sleep? I used to think soy was a great idea too!  It has been touted for a long time as a “healthy food” to alleviate menopausal symptoms, mostly hot flashes. I am here to share Dianne’s experience with you, so you can be aware for you and your family. Dianne... (Read More ...)

Do you eat lots of fast food or processed foods? Is it because you are in a hurry?  Have you resigned yourself to just being the way you are in appearance or weight? Is it because you are too tired to cook? Have you ever thought about how healthy meal planning can help you? You work all day. Your body and your brain are noticeably tired when it is time to go home. It is so easy on the way home to just stop at some fast food restaurant and eat or get enough to go, to serve to family as dinner that night. Then there is no clean-up, and more time in YOUR evening to do something else. But…your... (Read More ...)

Do you love your morning coffee but it doesn’t love you?  They say coffee is the most popular beverage world wide. Have you seen a difference since you have gotten older with how coffee reacts in your body? Has your doctor told you to cut down on your coffee or only drink decaf? Does it upset your stomach or just not agree with you in some way? Is coffee healthy?  Can that be a possibility? After spending ten years of my life working with my family, helping them build an espresso bar business in the Virginia and D.C. area, you can bet your booties I love my morning coffee! I have noticed... (Read More ...)

Do you know what you can do to have more energy during menopause?  It is not a secret that you would love to have more energy to be able to accomplish everything you want to do.  I have created a list of which you can choose one, a few or all of the ideas below. 1-  Drink A Lot of water – Dehydration is a cause of fatigue because it slowly creeps up on you.  If you consistently drink less than 8 cups of water a day, you may be sluggish all the time.  Get a 32 oz (1 quart, 4 cups) water bottle.  Your goal is to polish off 2 of those a day.  Try it for a week and see if your general... (Read More ...)

Are You Ready For Change? Why do you wake up and feel like crap? Why do you not sleep well? Why do you have constant cravings to carbs and sweets? Why are you gaining weight even though you feel like you are “watching what you eat?” Do you feel like you are doing something wrong? Guess what!  It is not your fault! Did you know you are eating food-like products made to look better, taste better and smell better so you will be attracted to eating more of them? Did you know diet colas have the deadly combination of caffeine AND aspartame in them? Did you know Americans eat 22 teaspoons... (Read More ...)

The Truth About Fat It is such a shame that as a society we are now so scared of the actual word – FAT! This applies to those who are going through peri-menopause or menopause.  We all know someone who put on the pounds at that time in her life. Hopefully this information will help take away the fear around the myth that when you start to approach menopause, you are going to gain weight. We consume fat-free, low fat, nonfat and imitation this and that.  It is no wonder we have so many diseases in our country and not just elder people, people of all ages are affected. Many diseases today... (Read More ...)

Are You Eating Pesticides? Canola Oil and Soybean Oil Used as Key Ingredients in Pesticide Products (NaturalNews)  In a shocking new video – (the link above), Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) reveals that common cooking oils such as canola oil and soybean oil are used as key active ingredients in pesticide products because they work so effectively to kill bugs. The video shows how one pesticide product that kills insects is made with 96% canola oil and is so dangerous that the label says, “Hazards to humans and domestic animals.” The label of the product, made almost entirely with... (Read More ...)

How Do Foods That Advertise Low-Fat, Lite or Non-Fat Benefit You? Why should you avoid the food terms “lite” or “low-fat” in what you buy and eat?  Forty years ago, there was a campaign started to produce non-fat and low-fat versions of the traditional foods we eat.  And people think it means they can eat as much of this type of food as they desire to eat, after all, the fat has been reduced! Why should anyone gain weight if they eat this way?  I thought the same way years ago, until I did my own research. By Reducing The Amount Of Fat In A Product, How Does That Make... (Read More ...)