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The Great Wine Debate: Red or White?

The great chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur referred to wine as, “The most healthful and hygienic of beverages.” Now who can argue with him? Where there is room for debate, however, is in the color of the grapes! I read an article the other day in The Washington Post titled, “It’s official: Americans like red […]

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Recipe Roundup: 7 Healthy Cookies for the Holidays

  One of my family’s holiday traditions involves cookie decorating. We mix up a batch or two of homemade sugar cookie dough, bust out the cookie cutters, and after the cookies are baked, we go to town with frosting, sprinkles, colored sugars, and a number of other decorations. We have fun, spend some time together, and […]

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Workout Wednesday: Mental Prep for Workouts

Let’s face it–the idea of regular workouts can be downright daunting sometimes, especially when your life is filled with family, work, and social commitments. Many of us feel we have little time for regular exercise, and we may not look forward to it. I know I’ve definitely been there before. Many times. The good news […]

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Dry Skin: Why it Happens and What You Can Do

They may call it a winter wonderland out there, but it’s a desert for our skin. No other time of year seems to lead to so many complaints. And it’s a problem for everyone – not just us ladies. Rough cuticles, painful cracks, chapped lips, scaly legs – male or female, dry skin is not […]

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7 Healthy Potluck Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

  It’s the time of year for parties and feasting! And this usually means plenty of get-togethers with family, round robins with friends, and celebrations with people from your church. Now all you need to do is find a few good recipe ideas to share with everyone. We saved you the hassle of searching, and […]

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Holday Dining Traditions that Actually Have Some Health Benefits

Over the holidays, most of us groan and moan about gaining too much weight. That’s pretty ridiculous when you think about it. We’re fortunate enough to have family and friends around us enjoying meals together, and all we can do is complain about our waistlines. You can make the holidays healthier if you really want […]

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Workout Wednesday: The Animal Flow Workout

The human body, as we’re all aware, has a number of natural movements. We use them every day when we walk, run, and, well, live. What many people may not realize though, is that these movements play an important role in keeping you healthy and in shape. In workouts that we’ve covered on our blog the […]

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Holiday Hardship & Why Staying Positive Matters

  I absolutely love Christmas. Everything thing about it can brighten my mood most of the time. However, in the fall of 2003, I lost my best friend in Operation Iraqi Freedom a little less than two weeks before Thanksgiving. His death threw my emotions and life into a downward spiral that lasted through the […]

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6 Healthier Holiday Candy Recipes!

  Avoiding sweets during the holidays can be problematic. Avoiding toxic sweets, even more so. You start out strong, but by mid-December your willpower takes a nose dive – especially after a glass of wine. Before you know it, you’ve gobbled up a series of goodies loaded with trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup, and a host […]

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Essential Oils, The FDA and What You Need to Know

One of the biggest recent trends in natural health is the use of essential oils. Maybe you’ve heard about using essential oils for aromatherapy, massage oils, in beauty products like shampoo, even to help flavor certain foods. But many people have more questions than answers. There are critics who say using essential oils for health […]

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