Are Vitamins a Waste of Money?

Are the vitamins and supplements you’re taking a waste of money? Recent research conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force concluded that most multivitamins are ineffective. And a follow-up published editorial by high ranking scientists at Northwestern University concluded that 93% of vitamins are a waste of money. But, according to the CDC,…

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The Truth about Heart Health

  February is Heart Health Month! Although you might not hear it from your Health Care Provider, a heart healthy diet is most certainly one of the best ways to improve your heart health. But this can difficult, as there’s an abundance of conflicting information in the media and on the internet. Do you remember…

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Conquer Food Cravings

When Covid hit in March, 2020, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity and feel that I was still contributing to my community, in April of 2020,…

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Deadly duo: Foods can become addicting

Some days I hate my job. When Covid hit, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt paralyzed and highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity, in April of 2020, I started delivering groceries to…

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Why “diets” don’t work

Thousands of Americans started a new “diet” on January 1 as part of a New Year’s resolution, and by late January, more than 50% of these “diets” have gone by the wayside. WHY Don’t Diets Work??? “Diets” make us think of restricting, of bars and shakes that taste horrible, and of never having pleasure around…

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Mindful Holiday Eating

Are you FEARING the upcoming 3 weeks, with the Holiday office party, the annual cookie exchange, an early Christmas get together at Aunt Dorothy’s, an all-day feast on Christmas day, etc.? You’ve worked so hard all year to maintain your weight and keep your blood sugar balanced, but you know that the upcoming events will…

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Fantastic Fall Foods

Why eat for Fall? Have you ever heard about Eating Seasonally? Why do we do it? Why SHOULD we do it? Think back to when we used to be hunter-gatherers, thousands of years ago. Our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have the technology we have today, which allows us to ship fruits and veggies all over the globe. They had…

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Is cheap food really a value?

A popular fast food chain offers its “Value meals” at a remarkably low price. And grocery stores often advertise various packaged and processed food items at a huge discount. So it oftentimes seems that the healthier foods such as fruit, veggies and chicken breast are way more expensive. BUT, truthfully, it all depends on how…

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Fatigue Busters

Do you rely on Starbucks and energy drinks to get you through the day? Do you oftentimes feel that you haven’t had enough sleep? There are many causes of fatigue, some more serious and complicated than others. If you’ve had fatigue for more than 2–3 weeks, and 8 hours of sleep at night doesn’t seem…

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Dangerous food ingredients

I was very dismayed awhile back when I read the label of a poppyseed dressing which I had recently purchased to make a pasta salad for a special occasion. Guess the #1 ingredient–high fructose corn syrup! I was embarrassed to discover that I had unknowingly served a nasty food-like substance to my guests. High fructose…

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