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According to my teenagers, I made a “bomb” dinner last week, healthy chicken sausage sautéed with onions, garlic and Swiss chard over brown rice. I thought I had made enough for the four of us with plenty of left-overs. Not a morsel was left! I...

When I get cranky, I tell myself that my fastest route to mood improvement involves sugar. Yes, I know. That kind of prescription provides only temporary crank-relief. I’m also aware of the cost to my health. Not only does that sugar buzz dissipate quickly, it sticks...

Yesterday, I called my husband “Louie”. The only problem is, my husband is Steve and my dog is Louie. Was my mind going already? Before I started making plans for assisted living and my last wishes, I had some research to do. The bad news: scientists are...

Are you someone who looks forward to winter? Are you excited, not by walks in the woods and making preparations for the holidays, but by wearing your fat pants? Hiding with you under those bulky sweaters and elastic waistband pants are extra pounds. On average, people...

Exercise makes you hungry. It’s basic physics. Food provides the energy to get you out of bed in the morning. If you get out of bed then get on your bicycle for a two mile ride, you’re upping your energy needs. Hunger is the trigger...

Did you know swelling is a good thing? Your body is telling you your immune system is working. I had a sore throat while traveling last week. My body said “You’re not sleeping enough!” and “You’re eating poorly!” My immune system was doing its job. Conditions like...

Holding 10 pounds of fat   Growing up, I watched a lot of TV; from The Brady Bunch to Gilligan’s Island, I sat for most of the afternoon. Even as an adult, I had my TV going almost all evening, sometimes I sat down and watched and...

  Psst, I want to let you in on a secret. Many people aren't getting enough protein in their daily diets. Protein provides energy, helps your body produce enzymes, keeps the immune system functioning and maintains healthy skin, hair and nails just to name a few benefits. Bottom...

Our 17-year-old daughter just woke up. It’s 1:30 in the afternoon, and I'm jealous. Remember the days when you could sleep until the crack of noon? I can! When you're a teenager, you have higher levels of melatonin, which helps you sleep deeper and have...