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November 23, 2016
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The Surpising Benefits of Intermittent Fasting Is starting your day with breakfast really the healthiest way?

I have never been a big breakfast eater. But, when I first started on my “get healthy” journey, I thought if breakfast was the most important meal of the day, then I had better start eating it. I struggled with losing those last few pounds and keeping them off though. And it was [ā€¦]
November 9, 2016
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Book Review: The Art of Healthy Eating – Kids

One of the biggest hurdles to sticking with healthy eating, for me, has been answering the question, “What can I feed the kids that is healthy, easy, and that they will actually eat?” I am not one of those people who love spending lots of time in the kitchen. Before I [ā€¦]
October 13, 2016
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Supplements to Take While Pregnant

Matt and I are happy to announce that we are adding a member to our family in January! We are having a boy, and the kids are so excited for a baby brother. In this time of transition, I have really been working on my health by trying to eat healthy [ā€¦]
April 12, 2016
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How to Beat Sugar and Stay Happy

Yeah, I don’t know. Still working on this one! šŸ˜‰ All kidding aside, this is something I still struggle with. I will be very good for an extended period of time, but then fall off the wagon when a birthday or holiday comes up. Sometimes even a really bad day [ā€¦]
April 2, 2016
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Superfood Spotlight: Bee Pollen

Have you tried bee pollen? Have you even heard about it? When I first started this healthy lifestyle journey, I was very surprised to find out that bee pollen is very good for you. I was reading a clean eating book, and the author put bee pollen on her oatmeal. [ā€¦]
March 20, 2016
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Why Consistency Beats Motivation Every Time

We have all heard it (or said it) a thousand times: I just need to get motivated to ____.” Whether you fill in the blank with “exercise more” or “get healthy” or “lose weight,” we have the tendency to wait until motivation strikes us to get started. The Truth About Motivation [ā€¦]
March 11, 2016
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7 Ways Your Diet Can Make or Break Your Health

For a long time, I focused on the wrong things when trying to get healthy. There was that “eat as little as possible” phase. And the “counting points or calories” phase. And the “working out will take care of everything” phase. I have literally made all seven of these mistakes, usually [ā€¦]
March 7, 2016
4 ways to bring the joy back into eating

4 Ways to Bring the Joy Back into Eating

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy eating. I look forward to it, I wonder what my next meal will be, and who I will eat with. So many of our social gatherings are centered around food. On a diet, it can be increasingly hard to go out [ā€¦]
February 24, 2016

How to Protect Your Body from Chronic Inflammation

Why it is it important to learn about inflammation? Do you struggle with acid reflux or heartburn, acne, back pain, allergies (food or seasonal), asthma, high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety or depression, chronic fatigue or migraines? Then you need to read this article. These are just some [ā€¦]
January 28, 2016
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A Peek Into My Daily Routine

One of the biggest challenges to being healthy is time. We are all short on time, and studies show that we will revert to using what is convenient over and over, even when what is convenient many times is wreaking havoc on our health. I am a big fan of [ā€¦]
January 25, 2016
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How to Make Positive Changes…For Good The Compound Effect

Back in November 2014, I read a book that changed my life. I was a few months into my journey of trying to be healthier and kept failing miserably. I tried to change everything all at once and kept reverting back to my old behaviors with ridiculous (and sad) frequency. [ā€¦]
January 13, 2016

Why Magnesium is So Important The Magnesium Miracle

For many years I had heard that magnesium was important to your health, but I never really understood why. When I was dealing with some health issues, I did a lot of research and came across a book called The Magnesium Miracle, by Dr. Carolyn Dean. It is a great [ā€¦]
January 11, 2016

Delicious Sesame Orange Salmon Ready in less than an hour

I am always looking for a great tasting, healthy fish recipe. In The Ketogenic Cookbook, there are many great recipes, and I am excited to share one of my favorites! This broiled salmon is delicious and makes eating healthy a treat. Plus, although there are quite a few ingredients and [ā€¦]