What's so great about Apple Cider Vinegar?

 Do you have a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar (more fondly called ACV) in your pantry? Ever use it as a medicine? A couple years ago I was turned onto this elixir/vinegar when I was sick, Mike told me to try drinking some in a glass of water. The old wives take seemed to help. I like to think of it as a healthy cocktail!...more
Just Beet It Agreed... dressings are a great way to use it! Thanks!more

Total Body Warmup Workout

I don't know about you, but lately I've been having trouble getting up out of bed and feeling energized.  I'm usually not a morning workout person either, but sometimes a good stretch and a few exercises can jumpstart a good day.  That's my hope for this workout today!  Keep reading for details of the exercises and what to do.  ...more

My Daughter, a Brain Cancer Survivor is My Hero

November Marks Fourteen Years That My Sixteen year Old Daughter has Been Brain Cancer FreeFourteen years ago on November 2, 2000 my daughter underwent surgery to remove a very large tumor from her teeny tiny two year old brain.Today we are rejoicing and thanking God that she has been free from cancer ever since that day so very long ago....more

Weightlifting by a Former Ballerina

I started a public blog to hold myself accountable for the incredibly intimidating workout regimen I am starting TODAY - WHOA - because otherwise I'll skip the cardio at the end, or lighten the load on the weights, or generally avoid it and watch another episode of Scandal.The low-down on the workout goes like this: my boyfriend loves the website T-Nation, as in testosterone nation, also known as The Most Unlikely Source for anything related to MY life. Or at least until a couple of years ago....more

Lyme Disease: What you NEED to know

Lyme disease is a bacteria infection, Borrelia burgdorferi, which commonly spread through bites from tiny ticks, most commonly the deer tick in North America and Europe, as the deer ticks.  Living in areas with lots of tall grasses and woods puts you at high risk, even if those areas are by the ocean; many times people feel like ticks cannot live near the ocean…but they can, so you need to be careful even in tall marsh grasses....more

Stay Hot Like Raquel Welch by Starting Healthy Habits While Young

There is one undeniable silver lining to being in your twenties -- you're young and beautiful, naturally.  So enjoy it every minute of it. While looks do fade over time, there's hope! If you start taking care of yourself now, you can remain stunning well into your elderly years. I'm not exaggerating: I come prepared with proof that you can stay hot into your later years. ...more
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The "S" Diet

Kitchen Diva’s “S” DietThis time of year when most of us faintly remember that resolution to recover our waistlines after the decadence of the past holidays, some of us turn to program diets (Jenny, Weight Watchers, etc.) or supplements (like the new Hoodia). But if you will follow Kitchen Diva’s “S” diet you will have an easy life-long plan of weight control:...more

Sole of the City 10k Recap and Cheer for Erika #BostonStrong

Hi! I'm Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runshttp://www.fitfoodieruns.com/2014/04/14/sole-city-10k-recap-soleofthecit...And here it was. The big day I have been waiting for. Eight weeks of training with Charm City Run, came down to this exact day. I have been preparing myself to run The Sole of the City 10k....more

Are White Spots on your Nails a Sign of Poor Health?

There are many myths out there about what white spots on your nails actually mean, and most of the “reasons” for the spots that you hear from people are just not true. I’m not sure why there are so many myths out there, but the truth behind white spots on your nails is a lot less ominous than people tend to lead on!...more

Quantifying Gratitude's Impact: What the Research Says

By Dr. Jami WilderFor some time now, social scientists and psychologists have been exploring the ways in which positive experiences, emotions, and mindsets impact our overall well-being and mental health. Researchers have run concepts such at connection to other, mindfulness, resilience, and happiness through the gauntlet of scientific rigor to help explain how and why they impact our lives.So what does the research tell us about gratitude (the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness)?...more