January Kitchen Cleanout

If you’re like me the thought of a new year brings hopes for shiny and new beginnings.  Part of that includes the kitchen.  After all it really is the heart of the home.  But the kitchen and pantry tend to get cluttered over time.  The disorganization and clutter happens slowly.  We become so accustomed to it that […]

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What’s Really In Sport Drinks?

I’m going to be blunt. Under no circumstances would I recommend commercial sport drinks. Period.  Well, maybe if you are dehydrated (literally) and no other liquid exists for miles.  Sadly commercial sport drinks such as Gatorade and Vitamin Water are nothing but liquid sugar and chemical additives. The cons far outweigh any benefit. Most young children simply […]

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Goals Not Resolutions

  What’s in a resolution With the New Year fast approaching many people sit down to make up a list of resolutions. This year I will….. Lose 20 pounds Exercise every day Eat right Give up junk food Insert your favorite resolution here The problem with the concept of a resolution is that we go […]

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The Gratitude Issue

“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself […]

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Cream Of Whatever Soup

It’s wintertime and meal planning seems to turn to soups, stews, and casseroles.  For a lot of people that includes taking a shortcut by using some kind of creamy soup as one of the ingredients in their recipe.  Unfortunately while this seems to save time it’s actually not a great idea. What’s in that soup […]

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Antibiotic Weedkiller

  Understanding glyphosate There’s an increasing amount of attention to how harmful glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Round Up) is.  Roundup is not only used as a weed killer, it’s now also being used as a desiccant, to dry crops before harvesting. Currently sprayed on wheat, oats, and beans, Monsanto additionally recommends it for desiccant use on […]

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The Myth Of Weight Loss Programs

A new book is out that accuses Weight Watchers of targeting and tricking women.  (This blog post is not meant to be a dismissal of Weight Watchers alone.  It’s more of an observation of the industry as a whole.) In the article the author of the book shares a couple of sobering thoughts: “I would […]

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