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Fun Run at Well Fit Gym Chicago

Sunday 3/4/12 11a.m. Well Fit 1700 W. Hubbard 4 miles Brunch afterward. This weeks Host: Goose Island‘s 312 rep. Andrew Osterman.

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Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks Open House 4/1/12

Open House www.freshpicks.com Organic food delivered April 1st 4 pm to 7 pm FOOD    DRINK     RAFFLE    CONNECT    KID FUN Meet Irv & Shelly & the  Fresh Picks staff and tour the location. Meet the Farmers: Springdale Farm Hillside Orchards Living Waters River Valley Ranch Green Acres And More! Enjoy bites from local chefs: Uncommon Ground,  […]

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2012 Merrell Down & Dirty

Chicago Adventure Race https://www.downanddirtymudrun.com/ch_directions.cfm  May 20th, 2012 $50 if registered before 3/11/12 Let’s get a group together and carpool down!

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Ideas for Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives

Frozen bananas in a blender for a smooth, creamy treat. Ideas for different flavors and added nutrition: Add coconut milk- 10 benefits of coconut, coconut nutrition information Add peanut butter- protein, B vitamins, including niacin, B6, thiamin or B1 and Riboflavin or B2. Peanut butter is high in folate, the natural form of folic acid. […]

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Eat Organic

Ten Reasons to Eat Organic Food Shopping and eating organic foods and products promote sustainability and offer a great number of healthy living benefits compared to traditional consumer products. Enjoy this article by Joan Ullyett BA, RHN and learn why eating organic makes sense for you, your family, and your community.  Source: greengrocerchicago.com  Organic food is […]

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What is the GI system?

Quick answer: GI stands for glycemic index and it determines the rate at which a carbohydrate is digested and released into your blood. Source: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan, 2008. GI Ratings: Low (55 and under) Medium (56-69) High (70 and above) The glycemic index of food rates carbohydrate’s effect […]

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Sugar Incognito

Information from:  Change Your Body, Change Your Brain a book by Daniel G. Amen M.D., 2010. Names for sugar on food labels: Invert sugar Lactose Malatodextrin Honey Maltose Glucose Barley Malt Carmel color Malt syrup Galactose Molasses Fruit juice concentrate Sorbitol Fruit juice Turbinado sugar Fructose Agave Dextrose Dehydrated cane juice Corn syrup (or high fructose […]

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Eating Challenge

Try and stay away from processed or artificial “food-like” items.  They trick your body and can cause problems for your system. Break your sweetener habit and 7-day solutions for pain from Dr. Oz.

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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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Polar Dash Race, Chicago

Ready to race?  The Chicago Polar Dash is in Grant Park on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Race Distances and Start Times Half Marathon: 9:30 a.m. 10K: 9:30 a.m. 5K:  10:00 a.m. A $40 fee benefits a charity called Team Ortho out of Minneapolis. Race highlights: a fleece, medal, and post-race hot chocolate!. Register for the Polar […]

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