Oh, the places my food has been!

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It’s always surprising to see the places my foods have been! If only plants could write their history…   This winter, when I shopped for some of my kitchen staples, I paid attention to how far food travels to get to my kitchen. The lemons, garlic, mushrooms, avocado, carrots, celery, canned tomatoes, and assorted frozen …

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Decisions to make in the cereal aisle

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As some of my close friends could attest, up to a year after my return from living in rural Nicaragua, a trip to a supermarket was traumatic for me; I would become catatonic after a simple trip down the breakfast aisle at the local grocery store. There were just so many boxes, so much stuff …

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Tortoise tactics for 2012

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You know the old story of the tortoise and the hare – every new year I fancy myself the hare – come January 1, my life is destined for drastic change. Out go the sweets, the coffee, the alcoholic beverages, the wasteful purchases I made in the previous year and in comes the fruit smoothies, …

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Remember to share

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This was something that we were told perhaps many time when all of us were growing up. It seems, however, some people have forgotten how to do so. Over-consumption is not making anyone happier. If fact many of us complain that we have too much stuff, or that we are too “stuffed” and literally weighed …

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10 Healthy Staples to Add After Spring Cleaning

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Get rid of products loaded with simple sugars and those that are loaded with high fructose corn syrup. These kinds of things are high in calories and wreak havoc on your digestive process making your body dependent on regular “sugar hits.” Replace these simple sugars with natural sweeteners like agave nectar, honey or brown rice …

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February is “snack month” who knew?

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This is a re-post from August ’10. I wanted to post this edited version since February is here. Please consider taking the action I include below. Do you know what you’re supposed to be doing this month? No? Well, there are some brilliant minds out there who say you should be SNACKING! Since 1989 February …

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Green your 2011 & add greenbacks to your wallet

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Given the financial challenges many people are still experiencing as well as the current stresses endured by Mother Earth, below you will find seven ideas for greening the earth while adding some greenbacks to your wallet Consider incorporating at least one of the following practices into your new year. 1-    Eat the foods that keep …

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A few words about energy use

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Sorry Buffalo! I shuttered when I read the report of hundreds of motorists stranded for hours on the New York State Thruway when over two feet of snow fell over two days this past week. Yes, winter is upon us – at least for those who live in northern climates! One of the most obvious …

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Don’t let holiday shopping get in the way

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I am always challenging clients to get rid of what is in their way to having the healthy life they were meant to live. And in terms of naming the obstacles, I have to say that the holiday season ironically ends up being one of the biggest obstructions to living a balanced life. Holiday parties …

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