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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.


New Year Fitness Photo Challenge – Days 6-10 Discussion

So, if you saw my post about my new year’s resolution to do multiple 30 day challenges, you know I found a fitness photo challenge to do.  The main goal is really for me to use these daily challenges to give everyone tips and encouragement.  *I need a goal of seriously working on my photo […]

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New Year Fitness Photo Challenge – Days 1-5 Discussion

So, if you saw my post about my new year’s resolution to do multiple 30 day challenges, you know I found a fitness photo challenge to do.  The main goal is really for me to use these daily challenges to give everyone tips and encouragement.  *I need a goal of seriously working on my photo […]

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Give Yourself a 30 Day Challenge – Every Month

I like 30 day challenges, but I’m not usually consistent.  This is a problem.  I read once that it didn’t matter what diet or fitness progam that you chose, that as long as you were consistent, you would get results.  I suppose I mostly agree with that.  Might not be the exact results you want, […]

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Hot Chocolate or Eggnog Protein Shake (Contains Anti-Aging Ingredients!)

I discovered this recipe in a booked called Clean Eats by Alejandro Unger.  It was called Rejuvenating Eggnog, but I decided to alter it to my own preferences like I do any other recipe I come across.  I’m pretty sure I am incapable of making any recipe exactly as I find it.  What you have […]

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Basic Lab Tests to Ask Your Doctor to Order & Lab Ranges

I always tell my clients and students that some of the best lab tests that really tell us what’s going on in our body aren’t run by conventional doctors and aren’t typically covered under insurance.  Such a shame.  But, that doesn’t mean standard lab tests that most doctors run are not useful.  They can certainly tell […]

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The Key to Good Health – Nutrient Dense Food

We all get so hyped up about calories and macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs), but we don’t often pay enough attention to the micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants).  The micros are what we should actually pay the most attention to.  Vitamins and minerals are needed by our body for good health, that’s why there are RDAs or RDIs […]

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Simple, Easy Changes You Can Make to Improve Your Health

There are lots of things you can do to improve your health.  Some are expensive and some are a lot of work.  *FYI – The most dramatic thing you can do for your health is change what you eat.  I know most of us are busy and on budgets, so I thought I’d share with […]

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How to Do a Detox Bath

Detox baths are simple and easy and improve your health.  Try a detox bath two to three times per week. *If you do heavy exercise, I recommend doing your detox bath on the days that you do your hardest workouts.  I try to lift heavy on Mondays and Thursdays and thus, try to take my […]

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DIY – Anti-Aging Face Treatments (Some Are Edible!)

Why spend a fortune on ant-aging face masks and other face treatments that may contain questionable ingredients, when you can make your own low cost treatments from ingredients you can find in the produce section at the market? Below are a few recipes for natural anti-aging facial treatments, including some that you can eat the […]

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Sunscreen – Should You Wear It and Which Should You Choose?

My views on wearing sunscreen may be controversial to some.  Mostly because the mass media has taught us to fear the sun, and we will surely die of skin cancer if we have sun exposure without sunscreen.  Believe me, I’m not making light of skin cancer, but this kind of thinking is a bit extreme […]

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