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I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about...
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Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a...
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Even if you’re not a Carolina grad or fan, it’s hard not to like this commercial. But being an obsessive Tar Heel fan isn’t the only reason I like this TV ad. I, too, have memories of my grandfather (“Nannanny”) walking me over to the local gas station in Gadsden, TN, to buy me a...
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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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I always say I’m a lucky mom for many reasons – among these, Luke is a very even-keeled boy. Not too moody. Generally happy. He laughs a lot and is fun to be around, unless he doesn’t get enough sleep or hasn’t eaten in a long time. Part of his disposition I can safely attribute...
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I recently read an article entitled “Focus is Great, But Not Without Zoom,” by author Traci Stanard. In the piece, she compares personal fitness to reading a manual – reading the whole darn thing can be intimidating, so it often sits on the shelf unopened. An easier approach, as she suggests, is to read a...
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Sometimes the term “holiday cheer” can be an oxymoron. After all, who is cheerful when there are way more things to get done than time to do them?  There are cookies to bake, trees to decorate. Cards to address, and always a mess. Presents to buy, things gone array. Family to host, turkeys to roast....
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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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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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