Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

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A few weeks ago my friend Susan decided to go on a fad diet. When she told me about it, I thought it sounded a little extreme, and I told her so. I told her what she needed to do was start making changes in her everyday life. A few changes here and there would [...]

Want to Improve Your Health the Natural Way?

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When I first started seeing an acupuncturist, she used essential oils on me. I didn’t know what essential oils were, but they sure smelled great. Since I have a history of migranes, the first one she introduced me to was Peppermint Oil. A couple drops on my temples when I started getting a headache would [...]

How To Avoid The Perils of Vacation Eating

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I recently spent a few days in the big apple on vacation. While vacation is something people look forward to, I always dread it in a way. As much fun as experiencing new things is, being out of my normal routine means it’s harder to eat healthy. I’m no saint, and the temptations in the [...]

When Goats Appear on Your Cheese

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Growing up I always saw myself shopping at the same grocery store my mother shopped at. When I moved back to town that’s what I did. But a few years ago something changed. I started training a woman named Wendi. She was as organic and natural as they come. Ate all organic food, made her [...]

When the Cookies Come Calling

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What do you do when a simple trip to the drug store turns into a drive off the cliff of self control? What could lead to such a horrific event? Girl Scouts. Where I live these little green purveyors of sugar are allowed to sell their cookies outside of stores during cookie season. So for [...]

Snack Time: Graze Box Review

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Everyone loves eating a snack. And what’s better than eating one type of snack, eating four different snacks at a time. That’s what you get to do when you order a Graze box. I got a coupon in my Eating Well magazine for a free Graze box, so I figured it was worth a try. [...]

Cavemen Didn’t Do Pilates

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Last week there was an article in the New York Times about a new exercise craze called Piloxing. Piloxing is a combination of Pilates, boxing and dance. Its creator is a former dancer turned Pilates instructor. Being a Pilates instructor myself let me just tell you that you can’t walk into a Pilates studio and [...]

Old Fashioned Fruit Muffins

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Do you love muffins as much as I do? The problem is that any muffins that you buy at a bakery or coffee shop are overflowing with fat and calories. So whenever possible, I try to make my own muffins. This is my “go to” fruit muffin recipe. This recipe is older than time. I [...]

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Heart

In my last post, I mentioned that exercise is important for your heart. If my comment made you wonder about your heart, here’s some things you should know about the most important muscle in the body: 1. Do you know where your heart is? Most people think it’s on the left side, you know where [...]

Stop Exercising and Start Eating Less

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It’s as simple as that. I know people will disagree. But, from my research and personal experience, it’s what you eat that influences the number on the scale not how many miles you run. Believe me I’ve tried it both ways. A study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders found that [...]