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Terrapin 5k and Music Fest Needs a Health Makeover

Who offers runners and athletes cheesy quesadillas and sprinkled donuts to go with Magic Hat beer after a 5k race?  GROSS.  I traded my food ticket for extra beer and made a delightful feast at home that was satisfying and nourishing.  Here is the quick, healthy, and easy recipe replacement: Ingredients: Lundenburg Elbow Rice Noodles […]

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Health & Sodium Intake: How Much is too Much?

Do you ever feel that people are choosing to act old these days?  It almost seems like an acceptance of deterioration; defeat displayed by dropping older bodies off at the surgeon’s.  Why not practice health and being well?  Surely it couldn’t hurt. Earlier this year The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released an article addressing […]

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The Hunger Scale Challenge

See how many times a week you can eat only when you’re feeling 1,2,3, or 4?  Not easy, at least for me.  I am regularly clocking in at the 7 and up level. Weak and light-headed, possible headache,  stomach acid churning. Very uncomfortable.  Irritable and unable to concentrate. Uncomfortably hungry.  Tummy rumbling. Slightly uncomfortable.  Just […]

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What are the Best Carbs?

  Here you will find carb recommendations from a recent USAT article: 1. Sweet Potatoes The bright orange color of these root vegetables is a visual cue that they are an abundant source of the high-powered antioxidant, vitamin A. They also are a great source of potassium to help soothe sore muscles and maintain the right […]

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New York Times Article Confronting Obesity Problem

It seems that we need a better understanding of what is happening with food in society today. From the 70′s to the 21st century Americans’ weight has increased by about 20 pounds and the national obesity rate has jumped to over 30 percent.  It is no surprise that more and more people are becoming concerned with this […]

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The Innumerable Benefits of Hydration

Keep hydrated for optimal functioning, and to avoid illness and false hunger signs. start with 11 cups a day drink when you’re thirsty and with all snacks and meals. always carry a reusable water bottle Consume more water if you are an athlete, or sweat often. Water math recommendations from Common Sense Water Intake Guidelines From […]

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Oxidation, or Old Fruit = Less Nutrients

The longer a fruit is exposed to air and light, the less vitamins and nutrients it will have.  So as sweet as the old brown fruit may seem, it may not be worth it with the added sugar content and lost nutrients. Other things that can deplete nutrients besides light and air include:  Cooking, deep […]

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Yearly Cleanse

Being exposed to excess fat,  calories, and sugar over the years (especially holidays) can lead to unwanted pounds and toxin build up in your system.  A yearly cleanse is a wonderfully refreshing way to give your liver a break, and clear your system for a fresh, healthy start. I recommend The Complete Master Cleanse by […]

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