The Future of Food

3 Ways to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods

As many of you know by now, I am a strong supporter of buying local, organic produce as often as possible, or, growing your own. There are several reasons I personally do this and recommend it to others. Reasons like; greater health benefits, less exposure to pesticides, and supporting sustainable agriculture practices. It is not always […]... Read More
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Empty Foods, False Promises: A Look at Artificial Sweeteners and What Sweeteners to Eat

Have you, like many people today, been a long-time consumer of artificial sweeteners? Do you reach for the "pink stuff" to sweeten your coffee and tea? Do you sprinkle the yellow packet on your morning cereal? Humans love sweet things. This is true going back hundreds and thousands of years from traditional people who ate […]... Read More
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Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands & Your Vegetables Before You Eat!

Think about all the things you touched today – from the telephone to the toilet. Maybe you coughed in your hand and then took out the trash. Whatever you did today, you came in contact with germs. If you aren't washing your hands, those germs could easily end up in your mouth, especially when you […]... Read More
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Make Your Time in the Kitchen Go the Distance!

Do you desire to make healthy, home-cooked meals for your family but feel you don't have the time? Are you frequently waiting till the last minute to decide what's for dinner and end up picking up or ordering take out, or preparing processed convenience foods like frozen pizza or a box of macaroni and cheese? […]... Read More
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Quit Stressing About Dinner; Create a Meal Plan!

It's four o'clock in the afternoon and you suddenly realize you haven't even thought about dinner. Instead of taking a deep breath and calmly heading to the kitchen to cook your pre-planned meal, you head to a restaurant, stop at the drive through or pick up the phone to call in take out. Sound familiar? We've all been […]... Read More
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Just Tell Me What to Eat!

When I started studying health and wellness years ago, I thought I would gain answers on so many of those controversial and contradictory issues that exist in nutrition. Are organic fruits and vegetables better than conventionally farmed fruits and vegetables? Should I eat food raw or cooked? Is dairy really good for you and if […]... Read More
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A Truth That May Be Hard to Accept; Your Body Needs Saturated Fat!

We are a country who, as a whole, is obsessed with eating foods that are low-fat and non-fat. We have replaced traditional foods like butter and cream with processed vegetable oils, soft margarines, and skim or low-fat milk. I too, for 24 years, followed the low-fat recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]... Read More
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Don’t Overcome Your Love of Salt, Embrace It!

I would like to share a German folktale with you. I am not of German decent nor have I ever been to Germany so I honestly don't know where I got this from. I am sharing it with you because it simply illustrates the human body's natural love of salt. "As Dear as Salt" A […]... Read More
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A Look Into My Kitchen and My Favorite Kitchen Items!

    My kitchen! Oh and look, there's Gus! My husband and I just moved into our new house a week ago. I hate moving so I am glad it is over! Before we moved in, we decided to do some work on the kitchen…it was in need of some serious help! The countertops were […]... Read More
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Does Your Mood Need a Lift? 10 Foods That Can Do It!

Do you feel exhausted, both in body and spirit? Are you in a constant brain fog so much you wonder if you are showing early signs of Alzheimer’s?   Are you stressed anxious, impatient, depressed or lack focus?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is probably time for you to […]... Read More