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The question I most frequently get asked is: “What do you eat to stay so thin?” My response is typically: “I eat healthy, whole foods and plenty of them. And I don’t deprive myself of dessert.” I’m guessing that answer is a bit vague to a lot of you. However, there’s another important detail worth...
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You don’t have to be a food expert to be smart about what you’re eating, but sometimes it can be challenging to recognize information you can trust. Not only is there something in the news almost daily about cures and/or causes of various illnesses, there are also misleading health claims on a range of products....
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Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a...
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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 and...
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Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any...
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Jean began a challenging health journey with her son, Alex, at the age of six. It started with a series of involuntary movements, including teeth grinding, blinking eyes, shoulder movements and later kicking movements. Around the same time, he began exhibiting behavioral problems, symptoms mirroring that of a child with ADHD. Initially, Alex’s pediatrician thought...
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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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                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...
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Later this week, I’ll be speaking to a group of ladies in lovely Bozeman, Montana, as part of Montana State’s College of Business Women’s Circle of Excellence. I’ll be sharing my words of wisdom on how to achieve work/life balance in today’s harried pace. Given that during the past two months I have bought a...
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This is Part One of a two part series about gluten-free diets. About two years ago, my husband was diagnosed as gluten sensitive. Upon his (primary care) doctor’s recommendation, he immediately cut out gluten from his diet. This subsequently resulted in a huge investment in gluten-free foods, including everything from flour to pasta to cereals...
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