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How to Love Yourself

How to Love Yourself

What does it mean to love yourself? It means to accept yourself exactly as you are – to acknowledge the aspects of yourself that you cannot change. It also means to have a positive self image and self respect. To love yourself means to NOT be arrogant, conceited or think you are better than anyone else. It means having a…

3 New Winter Soups…

Hearty Barley & Root Veggie Soup 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion chopped 2 leeks thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup organic pearled barley 8 -10 cups homemade broth (your choice which kind) 10 thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1 large celery root, peeled and chopped (sometimes called celiac) 1 pound parsnips, peeled and chopped Salt…

10 Reasons you are NOT losing weight

10 Reasons you are NOT losing weight

You wrote out your goals, set your intentions, changed your mindset, but still – – – the weight isn’t coming off yet. It may not be 100% your fault. As we age things change. What you did 10 or 20 years ago to lose weight may not work for you today. Here are my top 10 reasons why you may…

Top Slimming Foods

Top Slimming Foods

While there is no magic recipe for weight loss, there are however certain foods that can help you reach your weight loss goals faster than others. The one common denominator these foods share is that they are high fiber, which helps you stay fuller longer. Add some or all of these foods into your weekly meal planning and you may…

What to do if you get the FLU

What to do if you get the FLU

According to recent reports, this flu season is the worst seen in over a decade, and the death rates are climbing.  We know as a fact that the flu vaccine is less than 20% effective against the current strain of flu (H3N2 – Hong Kong Flu). This is the same strain of flu that killed over one million people in…

5 Tips to AVOID Overeating During Holidays

5 Tips to AVOID Overeating During Holidays

  The most wonderful time of the year has arrived.  You know what this means… parties, gatherings, social events, business events, family get togethers leading up to the holidays.  And then holidays themselves.  And what is any holiday or gathering without delicious food?  Eating delicious food is part of our culture.  It is what we do.  BUT we do not…

3 Thanksgiving Recipes

3 Thanksgiving Recipes

  Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, attending as a guest, or spending a quiet day at home, here are 3 simple recipes that are sure to bring happiness to your table and to your tummy. 🙂 Gluten Free Stuffing Ingredients: 1 loaf “Millet Special” in freezer section at Food Works OR use any gluten-free bread of choice 5 ribs chopped…

5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin

5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin

  My favorite time of year is upon us again.  Sweaters, boots, fires in the fireplace, reading books while sipping hot cocoa, leaves changing colors and ah yes — pumpkins.   There is so much to do with this nutritional powerhouse of a squash.  We start to see them in September, then by November they are gone.  So get your…