brain health
Healthy Living

Three generations of my family have been afflicted with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. March 20th (today!) is three years since my sister passed from Frontal Temporal Dementia. My mom passed away from Dementia, one of my grandmothers passed from Alzheimer’s, and my other grandma was believed to have passed from Dementia. Based on

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celery
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Sometimes I think we get so caught up in what the new health food is, that we forget about foods that have been in our refrigerators forever. Celery is one of those foods. Most people buy it as a “staple”. In fact, for a long time I thought celery was

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heart
Healthy Living

February, the shortest month of the year could well be the most important month of the year. It’s about our heart. Lovers share Valentine’s Day. Awareness about Heart Disease is raised. Black History Month is observed nationally. And, it’s President’s Day. For a twenty eight day month (29 during Leap

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sleep
Healthy Living

When I was younger, it was almost a badge of honor to say you pulled an all-nighter studying in college. In the restaurant business, my work schedule often ended well after midnight only to begin again early mornings (I hated the Saturday night, Sunday Brunch shift!).  There are late nights

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For many, Halloween is the start of holiday food pitfalls. Candy is everywhere. Before you know it, you’re at a beautiful Thanksgiving table with friends, family and tons of food. Blink, it’s Christmas. (Scary, right?) Not to mention all the holiday parties, food gifts, and all the baked cookies, pies,

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gluten
Healthy Living

Since becoming a Holistic Health Coach, the one question I am asked about most is: Should I go gluten free to lose weight?That one question exemplifies the power of marketing and the food industry. Let’s delve into gluten and who should avoid it a little deeper… Gluten is the group

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Healthy Living

This delicious soup is made from both celery and celery root. Celery root, or Celeriac, is not the same as celery stalks that are common to us. Celery root does have stalks and leaves, but that’s not what is used. In some markets, only the gnarly bulbous part is sold. That’s fine,

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Healthy Living

I love this soup! It’s a cross between soup and vegetarian stew – perfect for the chillier months when you want a warm, nourishing dish. Plus, soup is easy to eat for a few days for lunch and dinner, which takes the load off of you for a few days

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autumn
Healthy Living

The end of 2016 is upon us. Did I make you nervous just now? Yes, time flies, as they say! Where did the year go? Between our to-do lists, jobs, friends and families, it’s easy to lose sight of seasonal changes. We celebrate spring with the rebirth of trees and

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acv
Healthy Living

I remember growing up my mother and grandmother were always using DIY products for cleaning and health care. These tips have been passed down from generation to generation. We may call them holistic solutions, but I bet your mom or grandma used them long before our contemporary wellness culture discovered

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