Healthy Living

There seems to be a craze these days on getting and staying healthy. I hear many people say things like, I have to begin eating better, have to start exercising, have to drink more water, etc. The intentions are real but the get started part is hard. If you are not a self-motivator by nature, you may need constant reminders of why it is important to try and live a healthier lifestyle. I believe that many of the health problems are nation faces can be avoided and our health system would not be in such turmoil if people would take the responsibility of caring for themselves better. ...more

Is Gluten Really So Bad?

Removing the C-word from your vocabulary

SourceYou can do anything you want.Really....more

The Food Rant

I am annoyed, supremely annoyed.  Though I would love to present my voice in a more gentle, polite manner regarding this issue, I am afraid that I find it impossible to do so.I am tired of swimming upstream on the issue of healthy food vs. junk food!...more

Nutrition Week 6: Smart Snacking

Welcome to Week Six of BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness! 8 Weeks & 8 Life-Changing Ways to Upgrade Your Diet Julie and I are thrilled to be blogging every week to challenge you to make a positive change to your eating. If you missed the previous weeks, you can still catch up and follow along at your own pace. Just review our earlier posts and you can incorporate week one’s goal into your diet starting today. ...more
@Denise Those are really good too!more

Principal Knows Best: A Ban on Home Packed School Lunches

Home Baked Treats I vividly remember my mother baking cakes, cookies and other treats to take to school for birthdays and holiday parties....more

Stop Drinking Juice!

Ok, it is early in the morning and you b-line for the refrigerator to get that wake-me-up glass of orange juice.  It sounds like a healthy idea...fruit...vitamin C...what could be wrong with that?  Well, in all honesty, it isn't so great.  Sure, it is better than a glass of coke or any other sugary, high-fructose-corn-syrupy beverage, but it isn't as healthy as you might think. ...more

How to Eat More Fruit: The Brownies of the Plant World

While it is more important to eat more vegetables than to eat more fruit (and let's be honest about that fact, okay? ), if a diet lacks both vegetables and fruits, well, fruit is the place to start -- each small bite toward a better diet is, indeed, a giant leap toward better health. More does matter. Besides, fruit may well be easier -- call fruit the 'brownies' of the plant world. ...more

We love our fresh fruit and always have some around the house. My boys "sneak" into the apple ...more