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Grass-fed Beef: Unveiling the Secret Behind the Label

When you swipe your card to pay for “grass-fed” beef, you need to distinguish between a marketing ploy and authentic grass-fed beef. Labels that identify a package of beef as “grass-fed don’t always tell the whole story,” asserts grass-fed beef expert Jo Robinson. Articles and notes litter my desk about the controversial and complex grass-fed…

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Spinach-Basil Pesto Recipe

PrintSpinach-Basil Pesto Ingredients2 cups of fresh spinach, stems removed 2 cups of fresh basil, stems removed 1 cup of garlic infused olive oil (or plain olive oil and add extra minced garlic) 1 tsp of course salt (or to taste) 1 tsp of minced garlic (or to taste) 1/2 cup of walnuts (budget friendly nut)…

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Whole30: How to Get Ready For Your Food Makeover

Have you ever considered a food makeover? We don’t think twice about refreshing the kitchen but what about an overhaul on the food we eat?  Could certain foods trigger your chronic headaches or other health issues? Everyone loves and, on occasion, needs and deserves a makeover.  Like me, you’ve at one time experienced an organization…

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Eat Real Food and Never Diet Again

Eat Real Food and Never Diet Again “I am going on a diet,”  remarked the woman in front of me at the supermarket check-out. She didn’t seem overly enthused about her upcoming dietary challenge. In fact, she seemed nervous and sad. She can’t remember a diet she didn’t try.  Exasperated with her weight gain, she…

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5 Health Benefits of Gardening and 4 Tips to Get You Started

Whenever I think of gardening  I envision Mary Lennox, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s character, from the perennial novel, The Secret Garden.  Mary, a product of the Victorian era where children are to be seen and not heard, stands in front of her well-heeled yet emotionally disconnected uncle/guardian and with a lump in her throat, sheepishly asks for …

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6 Effective Real Food Habits for Healthful Living

Science, industry, and government have complicated our food.  Food is intended to be simple and pleasurable.  Instead, we rely on specific food movements to tell us how and what to eat.  Based on the statistics for obesity, high blood pressure, and chronic diseases, our Western diet has failed us. Perhaps if we used food as…

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