Author: Rob Portinga

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A Beginner’s Guide to Chia

Ch-ch-ch-chia! If you’re anything like I used to be, if you were to play some word association and be given the word chia, you would immediately follow it up with pet. It’s kind weird though, for as widespread that chia...

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10 Signs of Being Happy

A while back on The Wake Up Call, we did a show about happiness… and it is a theme that does come up frequently on our show… so when I came across the following infographic that I thought was well...

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An Egg-celent Source of Protein and More

I can’t help it, but every time I hear someone order an “egg-white omelet”, I cringe a little inside. Ok, it’s really just fine if all you want is the egg-whites, but I do think you’re missing out on not...

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No Sugar Added Fruit Spreads

One of my “go to” breakfasts is whole-wheat or multi-grain toaster waffles with some PB&J on top sprinkled with some chia seeds. Or sometimes instead of the store-bought I’ll make up a batch of whole-grain pancakes and freeze them for...

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Radio Archive: Biking for Fun and Fitness

This show originally aired on august 13, 2012 My first actual show on The Wake Up Call was on Biking for Fun and Fitness. I was joined in studio by Stephen Cottrell from Freewheel Bike – who biked from Minneapolis to the studio...

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Radio Archive: Nutrition for the Body, Mind & Soul

This show originally aired on August 11, 2012 nu·tri·tion   [noo-trish-uhn, nyoo-] noun – 1. the act or process of nourishing or of being nourished. When it comes to nutrition, most people think food. And food is great way of nourishing the...

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RoadID – Emergency ID

Being active is an important part of getting and being healthy. One of my favorite ways to be active is riding my bike, but I also go for walks and even do a bit of running. Carrying an ID when...

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Cilantro-Lime Quinoa Salad

The other day while picking up a few things at my local CoOp, I saw a cilantro-lime rice dish in their deli case. Something about summer and cilantro and lime just sound so…. right. I have a pot-luck party I’m...

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Radio Archive: An Interview With Rob

This show originally aired July 30, 2011 The Wake Up Call Radio Show has just started it’s fourth year! As one of the founding co-hosts, the first few shows were spent interviewing each other, introducing ourselves to the audience. During...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Neti Pots

While my focus is helping people and their health through better eating habits, there is so much more to overall health. Just like my eating habits have gotten better through a series of small changes, I am also doing the...