You Truly Are What You Eat!

It’s true! Today I am a big piece of homemade chocolate cake! It’s rare that chocolate cake is my choice to break my fast. Usually, eggs, no toast, no meat is what I have most days between 9:00 and 10:00 each morning. Today, as I peered at the last piece of this moist, delightful cake,…

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Do You Listen to Your Body?

Someone I know rather well began asking confidential questions of health conditions she was experiencing. Over the last year, she asked if I knew much about blood tests for parasites (I don’t – is there such a thing?). There were other questions. Here’s what I learned:  Lethargy, leg pain, back ache, stomach pain and even…

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Fire Cider Recipe from Farmer’s Almanac®

Farmer’s Almanac (www.almanac.com) is read daily by millions worldwide. Their folksy articles, recipes and plant growing tips never fail to provide the best, timely advice. Recently the Fire Cider Recipe was published. It’s easy to put together and ideal to have on hand to ward off flu and other germs, especially during the very cold…

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It’s ALL About the Face!

No matter how you “frame it”, faces are everywhere. Most photos include the face. Sometimes you like the look your face portrays in photos and other times you might think your face looks too old or misshapen, even ugly. No doubt you are your own worst critic when it comes to photos. Perhaps you’ve practiced…

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Why We Love Broccoli!

Yum, yum! Eating raw broccoli dipped in chunky blue cheese dressing is one of my favorite food combinations. Lightly steamed broccoli without any adornments is delicious, too. Crunchy broccoli salad with red onion and bacon – oh boy! What is it with this fascination and desire for broccoli? This nutritious and delicious veggie contains cancer…

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Fat or Filler? What is in Your Face?

Perhaps you decided to allow toxic chemicals to be injected into your face on a whim of desperation when you realized your lips were thinning and there were hollows developing under your eyes. Perhaps you have engaged these services more than once to plump or paralyze other parts of your face. Sometimes the injections seem…

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Scary, Scary Hair Loss

I can hardly believe my eyes!  Brushing and combing my hair is nightmarish! I am losing handfuls of hair and there isn’t one thing I can do to change it. This dilemma has to “run its course” for three to nine months. Why is this happening now? Has it happened to you? This hair loss…

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Do You Crave Deep Natural Sleep?

So many people complain that they don’t get enough sleep. Maybe it’s natural to awaken during the night for a quick bathroom stop but what if your sleep is interrupted by stomach issues like heartburn or digestive issues? Without a doubt, you most likely will awaken feeling like you’re about to have a bad hair…

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More Intermittent Fasting News

Christmas treats and goodies are usually hard to resist but this year, not so much.  After months of training my brain to accept intermittent fasting, over-eating sweets, sugary candy and other tempting morsels has somehow lost its appeal. That’s not to say that Fantasy Fudge or Butter Toffee went unsampled because I did enjoy several…

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My Favorite Christmas Gift

Mediterranean food, especially Lebanese cuisine, has long been my favorite go-to comfort food. Anyone who has spent time with me knows that I’m always up for trying the newest Mediterranean restaurant. The taste and textures of this unique cuisine resonate with my palate. From hummus and baba ganoush, falafels and stuffed grape leaves to tabouli…

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Is There Enough Fun in Your Life?

Do you give yourself permission to take an unexpected day off and just have some fun? Many have forgotten how to really have fun. Maybe you just need a heart change. Fun can come in many ways, some unexpected – sometimes we fail to react to incidents that used to make us smile and laugh,…

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Sitting Much?

Sitting at my desk hours at a time has been my routine for quite some time. You, too? Practically everything required in business these days involves the computer – private consultations, training, Zoom meetings, writing, etc., these activities are usually performed while sitting. Sitting for such long stretches may be productive; however, your back, neck,…

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Arming for Cold and Flu Season

Ok, so I was a little late in planning for a bronchitis event. Little did I know that riding four hours in a closed car with my sister would expose me to a horrific cold and flu. One of our most beloved cousins passed away and our presence was needed at the funeral so into…

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Do You Prefer Coffee or Maca?

Remember the slogan, “the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup?”  Their television commercials were usually centered around hearth and home making coffee and coffee drinking an integral part of enjoying the aroma and taste of coffee. I still appreciate the heady fragrance of fragrant coffee in the morning. For years my…

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Intermittent Fasting – Update

As I previously mentioned, eating at scheduled times is somewhat impossible for me but with the guidelines of intermittent fasting, I am learning to adjust my eating habits and play by the rules. Eating eight hours a day – “grazing” as my granddaughter suggests – means you will want to choose the hour to begin…

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