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Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

Our immune system does not get the respect it deserves.  It works tirelessly to curb and fight foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc.) trying to get into our bodies; and keep infections at bay. Basically, anytime you have recovered from an illness or got rid of an infection, it was your immune system that did… Continue reading Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)

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The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

It’s hard to talk about failure.  When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

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Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

We all deal with stress throughout our lives.  It affects us in different ways, at different times, and our ability to cope with it varies from person to person and even from incident to incident.  There are times when a bad grade or lackluster work project causes anguish.  Sometimes it is an issue in our… Continue reading Stress and Nutrition: What to Include, What to Avoid

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Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

For those who like calm and order, meal prepping can be very effective.  It helps to set up the week, leaving little up in the air to figure out on the spot.  However, for those who find meal prepping stress inducing, it can be a little daunting to think about.  All those containers and preplanning… Continue reading Meal Prep Your Way to Goodness

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Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado

The creamy, buttery, decadent avocado.  It sure is versatile.  It can be used as a garnish or the main event; it can be mashed into a dip, blended into a drink, or sliced into a snack.  This mighty fruit sure can be delicious, and that deliciousness has been enjoyed for several thousand years.   The… Continue reading Ingredient Spotlight: Avocado

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Keep Progressing Forward

I find that when life pivots in ways I was not expecting, it takes me time to adjust.  I have to rearrange and reevaluate my lifestyle.  I have to adapt in order to make things work.  I have to strive to conform to a new way of life: cook differently, think differently, shop differently.  It… Continue reading Keep Progressing Forward

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Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin D

Vitamin D is unique in that unlike other vitamins, the body can produce it (in response to sun exposure).  The body can also receive vitamin D through foods rich in the vitamin.  It is an important nutrient since it plays a pivotal role in many systems of the body.  What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D… Continue reading Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin D

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Stay Active at Home

When life gives you lemons you make the best lemonade possible.  It can be challenging to muster the energy to move when you just aren’t feeling it, but movement is beneficial.  It reduces fatigue, energizing you for the remainder of the day. It can be used to treat anxiety and depression by changing the levels… Continue reading Stay Active at Home

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When Fear Consumes You

Fear.  It can be paralyzing.  It can cause judgment to get thrown out the window.  It can cause panic.  It is easy to get caught up in it, but during fearful times, it is common sense and sound thinking that is needed the most.  Yes, fear is scary.  And daunting.  Something new and unexpected is… Continue reading When Fear Consumes You

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Finding Balance in Life Takes a Special Mindset

Is perfection keeping you from living your life?  Have you ever declared you were eliminating brownies from your life or never missing a 5:00 am workout, then one bite of a ooey, gooey, chocolaty brownie or one five-more-minute morning derailed your plans and it snowballed into sidelining them all together?  No? Just me? The reality… Continue reading Finding Balance in Life Takes a Special Mindset