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Welcome to Week 4 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID.  Our bodies were created to move. All of our sitting today is causing our bodies to react negatively. Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic...
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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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Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to...
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Excessive sugar has not only been linked to obesity, but it can also lead to weight gain, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Sadly, though, sugar isn’t just about a luscious dessert any more. According to Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, “Food scientists have deliberately bumped up the sugar...
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Today is #10 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. Sleep is one of the foundations of good health, yet is so often denied. In fact, according to the CDC, 41 million working Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The number one cause of sleeplessness is stress. The many benefits of...
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When I was a little girl, I have vivid memories of walking to the local convenience store with my granddad in tiny Gadsden, TN – just so he could buy me a Coke. Nothing tasted better than that bottle of sugary syrup; and that insignificant, yet cherished, time with my “Nannanny” will always have an...
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When my son, Luke, was six-weeks old, his pediatrician told us: “If your child isn’t sleeping through the night, it’s your fault, and not his.” After two painful nights of hearing Luke cry and not getting up to feed him, he slept “like a baby” the entire night. This lesson of tough love is much...
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Have you even seen a movie that keeps you thinking for days on end? Or one that actually modifies your behavior in some way (hopefully for the better)? I saw one this weekend that fits the bill – Food Inc. Sure, the movie had its flaws; but it uncovered some truths about food that were...
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