Category: Education

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Too Much Vitamin D?

Q: I recently had some labs done and the dr. told me to start taking 50 mg of zinc an 5000 of vitamin D. That just seemed like a lot of vit D to me. Has anyone else had to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...

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Tomatillo Salsa

Salsas are one of those great foods that definately do not fall under the “exact science” category. Salsas are something you start with a concept and tweek it to your own liking. Tomatillos look like green tomatoes in a paper...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Calcium

Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body, primarily in our bones, but it is also used by our body for blood clotting, muscle contractions, and overall cellular function. And I’m talking body cells, not phones here.

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What to Eat by Marion Nestle

This is one of the first books I read when I started pursuing my interests in a nutrition based career. She basically takes you on a tour of your grocery store providing lots of great information about the food you...

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Radio Archive: Smart Shopping Part 2

This show originally aired on November 10, 2012 On this follow up to the Smart Shopping show I did a few weeks prior, I had the great pleasure to be joined on The Wake Up Call by Bonnie Taub-Dix. Bonnie is...

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That One Thing

Some of you, like me, may be old enough to remember Billy Crystal in City Slickers and his conversations with Jack Palance’s character Curly about that “one thing”. That one thing that was the secret to a good life. Well,...

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In The Kitchen: Measuring Cups

This is going to part of an ongoing series of postings about items in my kitchen, from food items to various cooking related products I use. I’ll try to give some general information about the items, as well as hints and...

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Food Labels, Truth in Advertising?

All-Natural! Organic! No-Cholesterol!   As more and more of us are trying to eat healthier, more and more of these buzz-words are being added to food packages, competing to get our attention and get us to take them home. But...

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Radio Archives: Smart Shopping

This show originally aired on October 28, 2012 Want to get a preview of the Smart Shopping class I offer? Well, on this weeks The Wake Up Call we chatted about the importance of, and how to read nutritional labels...