What the Hell is Xantham Gum?

December 15, 2010

I’ve been gluten-free for about 3 weeks, based on the advice of my herbalist.  It’s been really easy, actually.  I have been eating buckwheat, rice and quinoa, so really haven’t missed wheat all that much.  The temptations are the worst at restaurants.  And of course, there’s dessert. Last night I went to Murphy’s and they, [...]

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It’s Been A While

October 15, 2010

As you probably know, I’ve neglected my blog for quite some time now.  Blogs take time and I lost my mojo somewhere along the way.  But the good news is that I will be back…in a new format.  I won’t just be blogging about health, food and wellness-related stuff.  I’ll be blogging about design (because [...]

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Agave, friend or foe?

March 5, 2010

Have any of you been substituting agave nectar for sugar, thinking that it’s better for your health?  I have to say that the marketing around this product has been brilliant because even I wound up buying some.  For one reason or another, I liked that it was “raw” and “organic” and somehow that led me [...]

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There Ain’t No Magic Bullet, Folks!

May 4, 2009

The latest news on diet pills focuses on Hydroxycut, a popular product that quite a few people take to lose the extra pounds.  In fact, over 9 million units of product were sold last year alone! Hydroxycut is being recalled by the FDA because enough people have suffered adverse health effects – including liver failure, [...]

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70 Green Smoothie Recipes!

March 31, 2009

Spring always makes me think of green, so in honor of Spring, here are 70 green smoothie recipes.  Big thanks to Liran for the recipes. Victoria Boutenko’s Favourite Blend well: 6 leaves of red leaf lettuce 1/4 bunch of fresh basil 1/2 lime (juiced) 1/2 red onion 2 celery sticks 1/4 avocado 2 cups of [...]

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Jane Siting! Join me on April 16th for a Free & Fun Talk!

March 17, 2009

I will be giving a free talk on April 16th at 7pm. The talk is entitled “Sugar Blues” at Woo! Cosmetics in Buckhead: Woo! Cosmetics Peachtree Battle Shopping Center 2339-A Peachtree Rd Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 477-5000 During this fun and interactive talk I will help you figure out how to reduce your sugar cravings, [...]

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New Warning About Cod Liver Oil

December 23, 2008

Based on a new research, Dr. Mercola has changed his position on cod liver oil and now does NOT recommend that people take it.  According to the article, “there have been two recent meta-analyses done. The first one showed that people who took vitamin A supplements in cod liver oil, or in supplements, had an [...]

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Winter Solstice

December 22, 2008

This Is A Unique Solstice by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles http://eraofpeace.org  The Winter Solstice is considered one of the most powerful times of the year by many cultures around the world. In the Northern Hemisphere this celestial event usually occurs on December 21st. The timing of the solstice this year will be Sunday, December 21, at [...]

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Dieting Poetry

December 9, 2008

THE ESSENTIAL CHOICE by William V. Brust To eat salad, or not to eat salad: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the tofu and protein shakes of outrageous dieting, Or to take arms against a sea of chocolates, And by opposing, devour them? To feast, to starve; No more, [...]

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Relaxation Tips for the Holidays

December 9, 2008

“For many people, stress is as much a part of the holiday season as family gatherings and good food”, one article points out. “Respecting your personal needs is an important part of mastering relaxation, said Kosey, who offered the following tips:  Visualize your ideal holiday. This includes deciding ahead of time which invitations suit your [...]

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