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What to Do When Your Child Wants to Be Vegan

As children learn and grow, they discover wonderful new things, like the solar system and DNA.  But they also have to learn difficult subjects, like slavery and global warming.  And as their understanding of the world grows, their knowledge influences their identity and decisions.

This includes their food and lifestyle choices.

My son, now 12, has always […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Diets, Healthy Eating, Kids|0 Comments

The Case for Just Eating Better (No Diet Labels)

There are many diet labels out there.

Vegetarian.  Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian.  Pescatarian.

Vegan.  Vegan before 6pm. (Yes, I know this one is controversial. I’ll explain in a minute.)

Plant Strong.


Fruititarian. (Yes, they eat only fruit.)

Raw Foodist.

What I find interesting is that these labels, which are really just styles of eating that put an emphasis on plants, are often transferred to […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

3 Myths About Type 2 Diabetes and the Encouraging Truth

“You have Type 2 diabetes.”

On average, each year in the U.S. over 400,000 men and women age 20 and older receive this news from their doctor.

For many, the diagnosis comes as a shock. For others, it is the dreaded confirmation of long held fears.

Over 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. About 90-95% of […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

5 Compelling Reasons to Eat Apples

As I drive around Longmont, I notice apple trees everywhere. Their long, arching branches draped over fences or sweeping green lawns, loaded down with rosy hued or pale green fruit.

Most of them will fall to the ground uneaten. Which is a shame, considering how delicious and beneficial this polyphenol powerhouse is.

If you love apples like […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

5 Tips to Get Dinner on the Table without Becoming a Kitchen Slave

I get it.  You know that replacing highly-processed frozen and boxed dinners with real, whole food is important, but life is busy and often stressful.  So the idea of “cooking dinner” every day can be daunting.  It might even make you feel like a kitchen slave. (No fun!)

So I’ll let you in on a secret.

You […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

What to Eat and Drink to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

The “dog days” of summer are definitely here.  The temps are high, and in many places so is the humidity.

I never tolerated hot, humid weather very well.  After an afternoon of running errands or doing some other necessary outdoor activity in the sweltering heat, I usually returned home exhausted with a banging headache.   Then I […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Health Secrets of Cherries

That sweet cherry, flaunting its crimson or rosy blushed skin, has some secrets.

On a nutrition panel, the health benefits are not so obvious.  A cup of whole, sweet cherries is about 87 calories with 18 grams of sugar.  The only vitamin it’s notable in is vitamin C, providing 16% of the daily recommended value.

But surely […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Fruit, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

6 Steps to Positive Success

Are you a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full kind of person?

Are you sure?

I used to think that I was the glass-half-full type.  I saw possibilities everywhere.  I could see a future filled with satisfying work, a strong, energetic body, and a close-knit, happy family.  I knew these things were possible for me.

But as the years went by, […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Healthy Living|0 Comments

The Truth About Sweet Corn

As a girl, I loved munching those crunchy, golden kernels of fresh corn on the cob.  I would roll the cob in a small pat of butter, lightly salt it, then work my way from one end to the other, eating that crisp, fresh goodness a couple of rows at a time.  Yes, it was […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

1 Out of 3 Adults Have Prediabetes (And What You Can Do About It)

No one likes bad news. 

But sometimes “bad news” can be the catalyst for decisive action, a warning that helps us avoid a personal disaster.

This month, the CDC released the new National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014.

The numbers are truly alarming.

Over 86 million American adults (1 in 3!) have prediabetes.  If they don’t take action now to […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Living|0 Comments
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