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7 Quick Hydration tips

Hydration is key in the sum­mer, espe­cially over the next few days: Double the amount of water you nor­mally drink, espe­cially if you are out­side for exten­ded peri­ods of time and sweat­ing. Please do not substitute

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Detox Your Body for the New Year!

The hol­i­day sea­son can be described as a sea­son of glut­tony — we use it as an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry –which in itself is no big deal, but after 3 – 4 weeks of this behaviour,

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Ode to Summer Fruit

Juicy and deli­cious Dripping down my hand in your glory Taunting and call­ing me from your bas­ket Glistening with your sug­ar crys­tals A prom­ise of good health Shattered with a sug­ar crash ~A. Earls Thought for the day: Fruit is dessert…it’s not its

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Plenty More

My hus­band and I were gif­ted a totally awe­some cook­book for Christmas, and I had to share it: Plenty More; a com­pletely veget­ari­an cook­book, by Yotam Ottolenghi. **Admission: I am not a veget­ari­an, and I am not get­ting kick­backs or pro­mo­tion for

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Releasing my coffee addiction - a reflection

Has every­one recovered from adjust­ing their clocks for day­light sav­ings? I know I finally have…because that day was the day we decided in our house to release our depend­ence on coffee…cold tur­key. But why you ask? I can

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Starting spring right: Doing nothing

What are you up to today? Ticking all of the items on your list? Running 30 errands in an hour? Do you feel pride in being able to do the above tasks, quickly, effi­ciently, and repet­it­ively? Have you

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How to side-step your self-defeating thoughts

So you’re think­ing about adding veg­gies to your diet. Or start­ing to truly exer­cise. Or finally recog­niz­ing your rela­tion­ship with sug­ar is per­haps slightly more obsess­ive than you once thought. It’s a very good thing, see­ing the ways

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Tough love means you feel better

What happened to the under­stand­ing that medi­cine should not always be con­veni­ent or tasty to actu­ally be work­ing? Buckleys’ com­mer­cial and the infam­ous slo­gan Tastes awful, but it works, was an import­ant part of my

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Getting the good fats in your diet

Recently it has come to my atten­tion that when sub­sti­tut­ing for the non-GMO (genet­ic­ally mod­i­fied oils) that no one knows what to use in terms of cook­ing, bak­ing, or just gen­er­al health. There are so

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