Brain Boosting Flax Seed

October 18, 2012

I remember as a young mom hearing of a study done on school age children with flax seed bagels and math tests.  At the time my son was six months old and was starting to be introduced to solids.    Although I do not remember all the details, I do remember hearing that those students who [...]

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Healthy Halloween Fun

October 17, 2012

Listed below are some healthy Halloween tips and activities for decreasing our candy consumption.  Less candy could mean less cavities and more success at no weight gain and possibly even weight loss. Enjoy some candy Ironically, when we restrict our diets too harshly sometimes, the temptation to binge may also increase and eventually we can [...]

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Affordable Alternatives to a Gym Membership

September 11, 2012

We all know that it’s important to exercise. But what if you don’t like going to the gym or simply can’t afford a membership? Here’s an article called “7 Ways to Work Out on a Budget” that will give you some gym alternatives that are much more affordable.

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Study Says Organic Foods Aren’t Healthier

September 5, 2012

Do you believe that eating organic food is healthier for you? I know I tend to agree with that. However, a recent study published by Stanford University says that there is little evidence of actual health benefits from organic foods. The study came about as a result of Dr. Dena Bravata’s patients asking her over [...]

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Eating Chocolate May Lower Risk of Stroke

September 3, 2012

I love chocolate–always have and always will. But now I have even MORE reason because a recently published study by Swedish researchers shows that eating chocolate weekly may reduce the risk of stroke! The study followed 37,000 men between 45 and 79 years old for a period of ten years. The men who consistently ate [...]

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Preventing Obesity in Children

August 31, 2012

A recently published study by Johns Hopkins research suggests that what babies eat after birth may determine their future risk of metabolic syndrome and obesity. While the study was done with rats, there are significant human implications as well. Basically, the study suggests that baby mammals (including humans) have a greater risk of obesity and [...]

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Indian Food Can Burn Fat

August 21, 2012

Do you like Indian food? If so, you may be happy to learn that there are several Indian food ingredients that can actually help with weight loss.

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Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss

August 13, 2012

We have a cat named Meeshka who is a Siberian Forest Cat. Every time someone sees him they say something like “wow, that’s a fat cat!” But what they don’t understand about Siberians is that they are one of the largest cat breeds–nearly two times the size of a typical domestic short hair. They also [...]

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Hidden Benefits of Eating Healthy

August 10, 2012

About a year ago my wife and I made a decision to improve our diet and eating habits. We experienced many wonderful benefits that you would expect from a positive diet change, such as losing weight, lowering cholesterol, better energy, etc. However, there were also a couple of unexpected benefits. I remember the first couple [...]

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African Mango Diet Recipes: Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

August 8, 2012

This recipe is delicious and makes a great healthy meal while you are on the African Mango Diet or any time. Ingredients: 2 cups broth – vegetable or chicken 2 cups fresh tomatoes – chopped 3 ounces tomato paste 4-6 leaves of fresh basil – rolled and sliced 2 cloves minced and crushed garlic 2 [...]

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