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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.

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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Water – That’s What’s In the Fountain of Youth

Ah, the mythical fountain of youth.  Throughout history, tales have been told of fountains of youth that are said to make people younger, cure disease, heal injuries, and give special powers.  While these are all simply tales, the truth is that plain ol’ water makes people (look) younger, helps prevent and relieve disease and sickness, […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven to Work – Second Edition

I previously posted a list of my version of commonly recommended eating tips.  Today I thought I’d give you a few more simple eating tips to make you healthier and possibly lighter.   1.  Eat a variety of colors (those that come from nature).  You know this.  If the food on your plate is all […]

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Least Bad Fast Food Choices – If You Must

Let me be absolutely clear up front…  I don’t eat fast food and prefer that you don’t either.  Even if you think, ‘well I got a salad’, please realize those veggies have been chemically grown and may also be GMO.  And what about that soybean oil dressing you are covering the salad with, the soybean […]

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Brand New Six Week Fat Loss Program Starting on 2/26/15

I am starting a new six week fat loss program (locally) in conjunction with Dr. John Edwards at Cornerstone Chiropractic.  *Program open to anyone.  I’m super excited about the program and anticipate it filling up quickly, so sign up today to start the change to your body composition.  Here’s the link to the information on […]

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Very Simple Horseradish Sauce & The Health Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish is an underestimated vegetable and condiment.  Recent studies have found that horseradish is effective against cancer (it’s a member of the cruciferous veggie family).  Rather than me write about all the benefits of horseradish, I’ll link you to an article from Life Extension because they did a good job in explaining the health benefits. […]

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Ideas for Packing a Healthy Lunch (if you don’t work from home)

I work from home, but I didn’t for years.  I worked in an office, but even so, I rarely ever ate out for lunch.  Aside from being a cheapskate, I also wanted to control my food better.  I didn’t always eat as clean as I do now, but it was always better than fast food.  I’d […]

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(Some of) The Best Foods to Eat for Anyone

I came across an article titled “120 Best Foods for Women” and was interested from the title. The claim was that the foods were good for you, promoted weight loss, and fought disease. Really?! Sounds great! Let me eat all of them. However, upon looking at the list of foods I quickly realized that the […]

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Simple Eating Tips That Are Proven To Work

I don’t subscribe to the mainstream mantra of counting calories, but I do believe there are some mainstream recommendations surrounding eating that do work for most of us in our efforts to achieve better health and better body composition.  But I think some of these recommendations need to be tweaked a bit. Without further ado…  […]

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Incredible Edible Egg – Weight Loss, Muscle Building, Brain, And Health Food

Aside from being an easy and relatively inexpensive source of protein, eggs have lots of positive nutrients that make them essential to a healthy, whole food based diet. Did you know? Eggs contain twice as much choline as a normal serving of most any other food. Choline is a super nutrient for the brain (helps […]

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