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The Glycemic Index – What You Should Know & What You Should Eat

If you need to keep an eye on your blood sugar levels, then you are no doubt closely watching the amount of carbohydrates you eat. But here’s something you might not know… Not all carbs are created equal. Just because you know the number of grams of carbohydrates you’re eating doesn’t mean you know everything […]

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What You Need to Know About PEDs

Performance-enhancing drugs–PEDs to most people–are seemingly everywhere these days. Baseball, football, cycling, track and field. It’s hard to find many major sports where PEDs have not been an issue. Some of the biggest names in these sports have been “found out.” That is, they’ve been caught using PEDS, whether it’s through a failed drug test, […]

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6 Quick, Easy And Nutritious Lunch Ideas for Kids

Remember the days when your babies would eat just about anything? They loved things like sweet potatoes and squash, or even raw onions and radishes! But as most mom’s probably agree, something changes along the line, and all of a sudden they become these picky little eaters… Can you really blame them? After they’ve experienced the […]

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Should I Forgive and Forget?

Forgiveness is important. It may not seem like it when you are in the midst of a standoff, but it is. There are some valid, healthy reasons to forgive! Kids innately know how to forgive and are naturally forgiving. For instance, I remember going to school one day in the 3rd grade and all of […]

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Workout Wednesday-Abs, Thighs & Butt

It’s circuit time once again! This circuit focuses on there areas that many women identify as their “problem areas.” While I know it’s not possible to target “fat loss” in any specific area, it is possible to work these muscles and this is a great way to do it. Warm up with light cardio first, then […]

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19 Things You'll Want to Know Before You Vaccinate

19 Things You Don’t Know About Vaccines

The whole subject of vaccination is very polarizing. Are you pro-vaccine or pro-informed choice? All I hope is that parents do their homework and research vaccines the way they research a new car, computer or smart phone. That they be informed just as you would before you have surgery and consider the risks and benefits. More […]

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15 Natural Home Remedies for Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

Leaves of three, let it be. That old saying is worth remembering when trying to identify plants that might be poison ivy, oak or sumac. I have to admit, I have seen plants that I thought were poison ivy or poison oak , and other people said they were not. If you’re like most people, […]

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Recipes for Your August Garden Harvest

For some people, August is depressing. Not for me. Since I love the Fall, it doesn’t bother me to see the summer wind down. It’s a time of anticipation; even the air smells different to me. In the Midwest, August means tall fertile fields of corn, apple trees heavy with fruit, and our local Menard’s […]

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Workout Wednesday Round-Up, What Do You Want?

I’m going to be honest, I have no good ideas for Workout Wednesday this week. So, instead, I’d like to give you a round-up of all the Workout Wednesday posts I’ve done so far and get some feedback from you on what you’d like to see more (or less) of. HIIT Kettlebell Workout-the original “Workout […]

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9 Supplements That Address MS Progression & Symptoms

  Multiple Sclerosis , commonly referred to as MS, is one of the most widespread disabling neurological conditions among people between the ages of 20 and 55. While most diagnoses seem to come between the ages of 30 and 35, diagnoses do fall outside of that range. While people typically experience relapsing or remitting MS, […]

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