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Welcome to final week of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. What To Eat for Dinner When making a healthy dinner choice, it is always great to keep two things in mind: portion size and color. These two things will promote health in the best possibly way! Follows is...
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A few weekends ago, I was skiing with friends in Sun Valley, Idaho. During the course of our glorious day on Bald Mountain, I met a family who had invented a fun and healthy way to get the day started. He told me, “We start off the day with 20 minutes of exercise. The kids...
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For most of my career, I have been a die-hard marketer. Spanning the country from Richmond to New Jersey to Boston to Seattle to Boise, I worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. After a long stint corporate America, I fell in love with entrepreneurial life and running my own business. Along the way, I...
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Unless you need to remove sugar from your diet for health reasons (e.g., diabetes), then learn to cut back without completely cutting it out. Complete deprivation, in my opinion, may later lead to extreme eating. By enjoying something sweet in moderation, you experience pleasure without the guilt, and feel physically better while you’re at it....
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The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss...
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Though I usually advocate baby steps as a means to adopt a healthier lifestyle, sometimes more drastic measures are required. When serious medical issues afflict us or our children, skipping the chips may not do the trick. I recently interviewed Samantha, mother of two, whose 8-year old child was diagnosed with ADHD. After eighteen months of disillusionment with medication, she...
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My little 8-year-old is an adventurous eater. Though I am very proud of his diverse palate, I also credit myself a bit for his adventuresome appetite. I experiment with an array of flavors and tastes when I cook, and I give him few options but to eat what I prepare. (The only real adjustment I...
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We had a friendly reminder prior to the holiday last week – it’s good to start some family traditions on Thanksgiving Day. We took the advice to heart. We played football with others in the neighborhood in the morning, hiked with the dogs in the afternoon and took a moment before dinner to share the...
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Not too long ago, I wrote an article about what veggies my seven-year-old likes to eat, in part, because I have had a lot of luck moving beyond the standard children’s diet of chicken nuggets, mac ‘n cheese and pizza. Though I respect all those children’s cookbooks with numerous recipes to hide veggies or cover them...
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Angie Bishop – also known as Barefoot Angie B, the name of the blog she authors – just completed the Des Moines Marathon running barefoot. She is also a gluten and casein-free wife and mother to four brilliant boys, one of whom has autism. Today’s post, part 2 in a two part series, reveals how she manages...
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