Making Nutrition Easier – the 5/20 Rule

Healthy eating. For all the fad diets out there, if you ask most medical professionals, they say the best choice is eating as healthfully as you can. That means emphasizing unprocessed food with plenty of fruits and veggies. But in the real world, we don’t always have time or money to get the healthiest choice [ keep reading ]

Keto diet: Possible dangers and unpopular opinion

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As someone who recently navigated the trials and challenges of menopause, quick weight loss ideas greatly interest me. (Sorry, ladies, but all the horror stories you hear about sudden onset of visceral fat during menopause are true.) It has been difficult for me to resist the temptations of converting my eating lifestyle to keto. The [ keep reading ]

Nourish Yourself in the New Year by Limiting Sugar


We’re always hearing about advances in modern medicine and healthcare technology, so I was under the impression that life expectancy is increasing as time advances.  Nope!  You may be as shocked as I was to find out that life expectancy in the United States is actually decreasing. The obvious question here is…why?  Chronic disease.  Chronic [ keep reading ]

Stop Commenting on How People Eat

Eating disorders are not much to joke about. Did you know that some studies suggest that three quarters of women in the US experience “disordered eating”? This means that, though their symptoms don’t constitute a psychiatric diagnosis of an eating disorder, they engage in unhealthy eating patterns. This means things like frequent dieting or establishing [ keep reading ]

Why Aren’t You Using Frozen Vegetables?

Virtually ever mother that has ever existed has said some version of the same sentence: Eat your vegetables or you won’t grow big and strong. And I’m here to tell you that we are absolutely right. Eat your vegetables, kids. But buying fresh produce isn’t always the best option. Instead, using frozen vegetables is a [ keep reading ]

Squeezing tea bags: What’s the real deal?

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My heart completely melts any time I come across an old photograph of my now-grown children having tea parties in their youth. We used to go all out with wide brimmed hats, flowers, fancy dresses and more. Once, at a geography fair we attended with a bunch of homeschooling families, a young lady gave a [ keep reading ]

The Easy Way to Lose Weight

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It’s no secret the older we get, the tougher it is to lose weight. As our age increases, so does our waist size. Back in our high school days, we could eat whatever we wanted whenever we wanted and not gain a pound.  What I wouldn’t give to have the metabolism of my 18 year-old [ keep reading ]

Healthy snack ideas: Step away from the junk food!

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Let me start by saying, “I get it.” I really do. You’re busy. You work hard Every. Single. Day. If you’re a parent, you likely don’t have even five minutes to yourself on a regular basis. You’re one indulgence is snacking. You might grab a Snickers when you’re at the grocery store checkout. Maybe you [ keep reading ]

The Best Healthy Eating Tips

Eating healthy is tough. There are so many options for food. The ones that are the easiest to obtain and cost the least are often the unhealthiest. When you’ve committed to strict diet, there are so many possible pitfalls – a sale on your favorite dessert, well-meaning (or not so well-meaning) friends and family who [ keep reading ]

Italian Meal Ideas and Customs: Do You Skip Breakfast?

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I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. I mean, I enjoy a good breakfast. (Diced and salted avocado on fried egg over toast, anyone?) I’m just not one of those you-will-die-if-you-don’t-eat- breakfast-every-day people. I actually prefer to eat a bit later in the morning. Who knew it might be because I’m Italian? I recently joined [ keep reading ]

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