What is a body in “balance”?

As a nutrition counselor, I am constantly reminding people that what you are putting in your mouth is 80% (some may argue more) of the equation when it comes to your health and weight. Your exercise routine and your genetics make up the rest of the equation–which isn’t very much. […]

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The “Perfect” Blueberry Muffin

My daughters and I have finally perfected the blueberry muffin…they are so simple to make, not a “sugar bomb” which leaves you headache-y and hungry again in an hour, and the oil doesn’t soak through the paper bag and stain your pants like most deli baked goods! My immediate “go-to” […]

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Put away the takeout menu…

When the craving for Chinese food hits, we often head straight to the takeout menu drawer and place an order for all our favorites. Unfortunately, like with any takeout, you cannot control the ingredients being used (is that chicken organic?), how much the food has been seasoned, what type of […]

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A Meditation Practice…

“Let there be peace within your walls and quietness within your towers”. As someone who is trying to begin a meditation practice for myself—and I repeat, TRYING—I came across this quote in a book, and it really clicked for me. It is adapted from Psalm 122:7 and while I am […]

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Best Banana Bread

  Who does not have a child in the house who loves to bake? Or maybe you love the smell of something baking in the oven on a Sunday afternoon while you send emails. Unfortunately many people have given up baking in an effort to limit their sugar intake, or […]

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How to Free Yourself from Sugar Addiction

  We already knew that sugar is more powerfully addictive than cocaine, and now we know why. The fact that your brain releases dopamine after eating sugar (the same neurotransmitter released during cocaine use), explains why it’s so easy to become addicted to sweets. The dopamine release gives you a […]

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Overnight Oats

  I am excited to share a recipe with you that has immediately become a hit in my house. The biggest thrill for me is that it takes just a few minutes to prepare in the evening, and then breakfast is ready before anyone even wakes up…brilliant! We all love […]

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