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Here Come the Holidays!

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Thanksgiving greatings Here come the holidays! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Then a few weeks later Christmas, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. All great excuses to eat – a lot! For those of us who need to watch what we eat, this can be a challenging time of the year. Here are a few tips to help us get through this time of great . . . more »

Healthy Comfort Foods

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy Winter is coming! The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and the need for some warm comfort food is making it difficult to eat that healthy salad. Fear not! Comfort food doesn't have to be full of calories and butter. Check out some of these cookbooks for healthy twists on some cold-weather favorites. EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy The Complete Allergy-free Comfort . . . more »

Healthy Comfort Foods

Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 by Robyn_Bookworm

EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy Winter is coming! The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, and the need for some warm comfort food is making it difficult to eat that healthy salad. Fear not! Comfort food doesn't have to be full of calories and butter. Check out some of these cookbooks for healthy twists on some cold-weather favorites. EatingWell Comfort Foods Made Healthy The Complete Allergy-free Comfort . . . more »

Potassium : What’s all the fuss about?

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Body and minerals Potassium is a simple mineral, but it has a very important job: helping your heart beat. A hundred thousand times a day, potassium helps trigger your heart pump blood throughout your body. If you have high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems, getting enough potassium is especially important. And here’s some good news. Potassium and cholesterol aren't directly related, but eating a potassium-rich . . . more »

What’s this thing called ‘quinoa?’

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

The Conscious Cook There are lots of recipes out now which call for quinoa. What is quinoa, and how do you pronounce that word anyway? Quinoa – pronounced “keen-wa” – is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is not a true cereal, but is closely related to species such as beets, spinach and tumbleweeds. It originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia . . . more »

The Healing Power of Nutrition

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness