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Post-Workout Smoothie

Post-Workout Smoothie

0 by / on May 14, 2011, 7:47 am

While not my favorite form of exercise, running is one of those things I wish I loved to do. I usually save that particular heart-pumping workout for when I am super stressed and need to get some energy out. Well, it’s either running up and down the hills around here or beating the crap out of my punching bag, which, by the way, does wonders for my attitude after a bad day. Whether I’m on my toes, dancing around the punching bag for 20 minutes or I’m pounding the pavement, I need replenished after such a workout. I came across [...]

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More Info on Menopause

0 by / on April 20, 2010, 5:30 am

I’ve always been a multi-tasker, but recently have found myself forgetting things and muti-tasking has become more difficult.  The other day I walked down two flights of stairs to get something in the basement.  Once down there, I put what I needed on a shelf and started another quick project in the basement.  A few minutes later I walked back up the two flights of stairs and sat at my desk only to discover I had forgotten what I went into the basement for!  The books were still sitting on the shelf in the basement!  Now I understand this could [...]

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Can’t Life Be More Simple?

0 by / on March 10, 2010, 1:26 pm

Sure it can–but you have to make it that way!  So much to do, so little time.  Make breakfast, eat breakfast, get the kids off to school, get yourself off to work, make lunch, eat lunch, grocery shopping, make dinner, eat dinner, get everyone ready for bed.  Wake up and do it all over again the next day.  But wait…..what about Dr. appointments, laundry, paying the bills, getting your haircut?  Ok that last one I just can’t compromise on. I’m actually going to drive to VT from VA next week just to get my hair cut!  Let’s start with your morning [...]

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The Benefits of Psyllium

0 by / on February 23, 2010, 3:54 pm

Psyllium has been showing up as an ingredient in high-fiber breakfast cereals. It has been claimed to be effective in reducing blood cholesterol levels in those who consume it.  “Several studies point to a cholesterol reduction attributed to a diet that includes dietary fiber such as psyllium,” says Wikipedia.  Sometimes all I have to do is read a sentence and it convinces me I have to try it in something other than what I find it in on the grocery shelf.  This one screams “Put me in a smoothie, please!” This is about the benefit of using powdered psyllium that [...]

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Avocados—Filled With Healthy Fats

1 by / on January 23, 2010, 11:24 am

My biggest reason I never bought an avocado was because I would take it home intending to use it and when I cut it open, it would be bad inside.  And let’s face it, they are a little pricey.  But are they worth it?  Oh yeah, definitely.  Since I found the living food lifestyle, I found so much more to do with them AND how to keep them ripe and never throw away another one. The avocado was discovered by Charles Avocad in 1762, and is botanically a fruit.   It is often treated as a vegetable and in some cuisines; this luscious green [...]

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Bring A Healthy Treat Home For The Holidays

0 by / on December 16, 2009, 6:39 am

People always ask me…”Is it hard not having all your stuff?”  I say “No, I always travel with my Vitamix!  That and my toothbrush.  Good to go.” Happy Holidays….Ring in the New Year!  Yes, my Vitamix is always with me.  Thought I’d help you out with some recipes for this season.  Of course, I use my Vitamix most for green smoothies.  It always surprises me that I can drink these on cold winter mornings.  Your body gets used to having them and starts to crave them.  The past few days I was able to purchase some great organic cukes from the [...]

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The Benefits of Juicing

0 by / on November 20, 2009, 1:11 am

The juicing craze! After all of the hype and strict regimens of the raw and juiced diet fads, the whole idea may leave a bad taste in your mouth. But you do not have to learn how to cover up the taste of juiced beets or start watching infomercials with Jack LaLanne revving up his “Juice Tiger.” There is an easy, and yes, tasty way to drink your vitamins and boost your intake of the good stuff. For starters, you may be wondering why juiced foods are so fantastic to begin with. Simply put, it’s because they are living, unprocessed [...]

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6 Heart Healthy Must Haves

0 by / on October 16, 2009, 1:11 am

The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 grams of fiber daily for women and 38 grams for men.  Most of us are only getting 15 grams of fiber a day.  The World Health Organization extimates cardiovascular disease causes approximately 17.5 million deaths per year world-wide.  A vegetarian or living food lifestyle will greatly lower your incidence of heart disease than it will for meat eaters.  Saturated animal fats raise cholesterol levels and clog arteries.  Eating a well balanced vegetarian diet will give your body the heart-healthy nutrients it needs.  Foods like fruit, veggies, and whole grains are easy and fun to prepare [...]

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The Dangers of Soda Consumption

0 by / on October 9, 2009, 1:11 am

I certainly believe if you start a habit early on in childhood, it will stick with you and make it even harder to stop.  As a child, we only drank soda on special occasions.  Today, I drink no carbonated beverage.  I never gave my own daughter soda and to this day, she does not drink it.  She does drink a lot of water and in her second year of college, probably drinks too much ice tea.  When she began drinking from a sippy cup I had to start watering down her juice when her teeth started to stain from her consumption of apple [...]

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Stop What You Are Doing!

0 by / on May 27, 2009, 8:43 am

Whether you are sitting in front of your computer looking for a job like me, or sitting in front of your computer doing your job, read on for some much needed stress relief.  I’m in Vermont and I just had to turn the heat on.  My mouse hand was freezing.  Whatever you are doing right now, thanks for taking the time to read my latest blog.  All of us are under some sort of stress.  We can’t know peace without chaos.  Let’s start with a deep breath.  Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth letting out a big sigh.  [...]

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