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In a charged emotional setting or intense decision-making time, you’ve probably gotten the sometimes frustrating but generally accurate piece of advice: “listen to your gut.” Idiomatically, your friends mean that deep within yourself, you’ll have... [read more]
Getting healthy, losing weight, and lowering your glycemic count is an admirable goal, and one we should all be considering as we head out for our weekly grocery shopping. While the temptation is to restrict as many calories as possible --... [read more]
Meatloaf is a family favorite for good reason; it's filling, delicious, and easy to get on the dinner table. Of course if you can't -- or don't want to -- eat gluten, you'll have to adapt your traditional meatloaf recipe to your new needs.In... [read more]
As a bona fide sweet tooth, it's difficult to bypass the oatmeal cookies for a carrot stick. Considering the not-so-hot side effects of sugar, however, we all totally should. Whether it's high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, or straight-up... [read more]
For some people cutting out pasta is a way to get carbohydrates out of their diet to stay healthy. For others who suffer from gluten intolerance or Celiac disease -- there's no choice in the matter. That pasta has got to go. Luckily there is a... [read more]
The New York Times Sunday Review had a lovely article this past weekend about how the first step to meeting your New Year's resolution is to make a New Year's resolution.  If you have defined goals, you're more likely to meet them.  Wherever you... [read more]
For 50 cents more, you can get soymilk in your latte today. If you live in a particularly progressive place, make that almond or oat milk. Ever tried hemp milk? The alternatives to cow milk seem infinite, but that doesn’t mean we should forgo the... [read more]
People commonly look to the New Year as a time of renewal and optimistic goal setting. “This is the year I …(fill in the blank). It is a busy time for the fitness industry!But by March or April, the enthusiasm is gone and the new treadmill in the... [read more]
If you judged all food by its packaging, you might start to believe that low-fat is totally where it's at, for healthy eating. While you may feel good -- great even -- about purchasing the low-fat meal in the freezer, you could be much better off... [read more]
When women tell me that “someone told them” that they should be on statins, I’ve been pointing out that there is a serious lack of study concerning the health benefits and risks of statins used in women.   Women have long been neglected or assumed... [read more]

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