ARE YOU TOO BUSY TO EAT HEALTHY?

Quite often I hear, “I want to eat healthy, but I’m too busy.” There are many pieces to the proverbial health puzzle, but in my book nutrition is the biggest. Ignoring the healthy eating piece is like driving a car on low fuel and saying, “I’m just too busy to stop for gas.” I relate…

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We are What We Drink Too! Drink Your Way to a Brighter and Merrier Holiday AND New Year!!

  We are What We Drink too! Drink Your Way to a Brighter New Year Unfortunately, not only do we have to ever so prudent about what we eat during the holidays, but we need to think about what we drink. Beverages may sabotage our best healthy eating efforts without us even realizing it! The…

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Healthy Harford Day 2014

The BEST Day Ever! It was a sparkling warm day in September when Harford County, Maryland held its 4th annual Healthy Harford Day. This family-friendly event drew upwards of 1,500 people to experience live cooking demonstrations, exercise classes, free bike helmets, free health screenings, free massages, nutrition tips and information, children’s activities and a boatload…

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Healthy Dining Tips

BECOME RESTAURANT SAVVY! Restaurant meals typically contain as much as 60 percent more calories than the same dishes prepared at home. You can sabotage your healthy eating and weight loss goals if you don’t make wise choices. Here are some tips that will make you restaurant savvy: 1. Know Before You Go Go online and…

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Vegan or Paleo?

What are the Similarities, Differences and Caveats? Two popular diets right are now are Veganism and Paleolithic (Paleo for short). There are a boatload of blogs, books and documentary films making a case for one ideology or another. When asked in which camp I land, I say, “Both and neither. (How’s that for being noncommittal?)”…

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Are you a Met? The Alternative Metabolism

Just a few years ago, I thought I was doing everything right—diet, exercise, healthy lifestyle—but my numbers kept creeping toward prediabetes. What I didn’t know then was that I have what I now call an Alternate Metabolism. I, along with 30-70% of the population, was born with the genetic predisposition to improperly handle carbohydrates: breads,…

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Responsible Drinking (of Juice)

Juicing and green drinks have become chic and popular these days. Although I don’t juice often, I have joined the ranks of those who find juicing appealing for the benefit of packing in a lot of nutrients into a palatable and convenient form. I like it when people get more non-glycemic veggies into their diets,…

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Better Bones: Preventing Osteoporosis

Throughout your lifetime you’ve naturally been losing bone and building it back. For many there comes a point when they start losing more bone than they can replace. For women this often occurs around perimenopause or menopause. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that manifests in low bone mineral density, thus making the individual susceptible to…

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Picky Eating & the Smart Parent

It’s dinner time. Parental tension rises. “Are we going to have our nightly battle with Jeffrey and food again? Maybe this time he will eat something other than chicken nuggets and macaroni.” Jeffrey demands his “usual” and the battle is on. Mom cajoles and bribes him to eat something else to no avail. She feels…

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Watermelon: Delicious and Surprisingly Nutritious

Watermelon harvests peak in the month of July in the US and therefore it is known as National Watermelon Month. (I bet you didn’t know that!) Watermelon is thought to have originated in Egypt 5,000 years ago where it was depicted in hieroglyphics. This sweet treat is now the most-consumed melon in the U.S. and…

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