Category Archives: nutrition

V is for Vegetarian

In June 0f 2013 I wrote this in my journal: June 12th: Definitely leaning towards vegetarianism. “The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. … Continue reading

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S is for Say NO!

“Say NO to HFCS” was my very first principle in my quest for greater nutrition and wellness. It was my oldest daughter who brought it to my attention more than 10 years ago. I was mostly enraged by the overtones … Continue reading

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P is for Probiotics

My foray into probiotics amounts to making my own Greek yogurt. It’s the live/active bacterial cultures in the yogurt that produce the probiotic effect in one’s gut. Commercial yogurts have added sugars and you can’t guarantee their effectiveness as a … Continue reading

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O is for Organic

Even “Organic” is suspect these days. Is it really organic? There isn’t much in the way of regulations to assure us that a label is what it says it is. And an organic farmer could be next door to a Monsanto … Continue reading

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Perfect

After feeling bleh from too many holiday treats, I decided today would be a perfect day, nutritionally speaking. I was encourage by cutting into an avocado for my green smoothie to find a perfectly ripe specimen. I’m taking my cue … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Food for the Soul (and stomach)

I love smoothies! veggie, fruity, wholesome, healthy, homemade smoothies. I went to Jamba Juice today and got a smoothie, and did not enjoy it as much as the ones I produce in my own Vitamix. I feel like I am … Continue reading

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For Our Day

I think it’s interesting that two books came into my hands at the same time: My Beef with Meat, by Rip Esselstyn was recommended to me by a vegan co-worker, and The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith was given to me … Continue reading

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Synchronicity will provide

  I just got new business cards and wanted to pick up an Altoids container to hold them in –it’s the perfect sized tin. I stopped in at Martins Southgate Drugs and found the Altoids, but then remembered to zap their … Continue reading

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Just say "yes!"

I was asked yesterday to teach a class for a women’s group on green smoothies next month, as I have become a vocal advocate of their yummy goodness in my circle of family/acquaintances. I had a “deer-in-the-headlights” moment at first, … Continue reading

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lemony goodness

 I decided to cut back on the supplements I was purchasing, looking for similar benefits in natural avenues of diet. The purpose of one in particular was to balance pH and maintain alkalinity. The day I made the call to … Continue reading

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