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Something To “Chew” On . . .

    The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.  ~ Chinese Proverb      

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Is Food In The Refrigerator And Freezer Safe To Eat After A Power Failure?

The power is out all over town. Hurricane Irene has downed power lines up and down the East Coast and I’m sure many of you are wondering what to do with all that food in your fridge and freezer. From numerous past experiences I know that one of the challenges in the aftermath of a […]

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Food: A Rubber Band, Band-Aid, And Nourishment

Everyone eats food. It’s a source of comfort, love, nourishment – and at times, pain, bribery, control, and reward. Many of us remember and associate the food we ate, where we ate it, and with whom with good – and bad – events. People can love food but be traumatized by it, too.  Food can […]

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What’s A Food Desert – And What Happens There?

It’s not stretch of hot white sand.  It’s also not where you can come upon an oasis, shimmering in the heat, and find platters laden with fresh fruit like in old-time movies. Here’s what it is:   the CDC defines a food desert as an area “that lack(s) access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat […]

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Buy Me Some Peanuts And Cracker Jacks

Happy Summer!  Baseball season is in full swing and so are visits to amusement parks.  What do you usually do at these places – other than watch the game, ride the roller coaster? EAT, of course! Oh, the food!  Oh the calories!  Hang on – this post is not about ignoring the good time food.  […]

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Pesticide In Your Food – Or Not

What has happened to the iconic apple?  According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the apple is the produce item with the greatest amount of pesticide residue. EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce lists the Dirty Dozen, or the produce with the most pesticide residue (which they suggest buying organic), and the Clean […]

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Food As Love, Joy, And Energy

The other night I went to a talk and book signing by Lisa Oz (married to Dr. Oz), for her new book, US:  Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships That Matter Most.  During the course of the evening there was a lot of discussion about the healing power of energy. As a nurse I began to […]

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Fast Food Facts For Kids And Their Parents

After sugar sweetened beverages, fast food is the most unhealthy food product marketed to children. Fast food companies speak to children early, often, and when parents aren’t looking. Fast food is aggressively marketed toward children as young as two. In 2009 the fast food industry spent more than $4.2 billion on TV advertising and other […]

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Prep For Your Big Event And Snag An A . . .

A  for Awesome, because that’s how you’ll feel. Don’t you hate it: you’ve been so much attention to what you eat and your healthy eating habits are really getting grooved.  You’re starting to feel and look great, but, oh boy, you have to go to something big.  It could be a wedding, a dinner party, […]

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Want To Save 100 Calories?

Skip The Bacon Want to save around 100 calories? That’s what’s in two medium slices of bacon. Nix two slices of bacon on your bacon cheeseburger or two slices on your club sandwich or breakfast sandwich. If you eat bacon five times a week that’s a pound lost in seven weeks and five pounds lost […]

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