change your health

{This post contains affiliate links} Holidays spark awareness and inspire action. Looking ahead, I found that September marks a few national holidays that promote health and wellness: Family Health & Fitness Day Better Breakfast Day Self-Improvement Month National Cholesterol Education Month National Cooking Day As a nation, we know the importance of healthy living, but…

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Whole30

{This post contains affiliate links} Busy people can succeed in the Whole30 program by planning and learning a few helpful time-saving hints along the way. Healthy eating should be simple, right? Just blend a protein shake, swallow an herbal supplement, or adhere to restrictive dieting? That is what the food industry would like you to…

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ButcherBox, grass-fed

{This post contains affiliate links} A few years ago I wrote a post about how to navigate the potentially muddled grass-fed beef market. All of the misleading information out there about grass-fed meat propelled me to try and inform my readers about how deceptive the grass-fed label can be. As I researched the grass-fed topic,…

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food choices

{This post contains affiliate links} Think about the last time you perused the buffet table. Were you like a crouching tiger ready to pounce the salad made with marshmallows, whipped cream, and jello the color of pink taffy? Did you wrestle with knowing that you should fill your plate with the mixed green salad with…

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whole30 challenge, healthy living

Instagram {This post contains affiliate links} Join me for the Whole30 Challenge and eliminate certain foods from your diet for ONLY thirty days with remarkable outcomes like: changing the emotional relationship you have with food repairing the negative relationship you have with your body resetting the condition of your general health transforming the way you…

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olive oil

Now and then when a suspicious food topic arises, I have to break out my culinary sleuth kit and do a bit of whole-food detective work in an attempt to unveil food fraud — or the act of deceiving consumers about a food or ingredient for the sake of profit or convenience.  Last year I…

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obstacles to healthy eating

The town where I am from hails the existence of sailing vessels that reach as far back as Captain John Smith who explored the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay in search of profit from its shores. To this day, generations of families carve out a living from the bounty of the bay with the help of…

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