Category: Education

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5 Pantry Staples Every Kitchen Should Have

Taking control of what you eat begins with taking control of what you buy. Making sure you’re stocked up on some basic, nutrient-dense foods, like the ones I’m listing here, mean you’ve always got some basics on hand for some...

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Radio Archive: Running 101

This show originally aired on September 3, 2011 We had one season of broadcasting The Wake Up Call live at the MN State Fair – my guest that day was John Long, owner of Marathon Sports in Minneapolis with me to...

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FDA Proposes New Nutrition Labels

If you’ve taken one of my Smart Shopping classes, you know we spend a fair bit of time on deciphering the information on nutrition labels. You can see an example of what information is currently on them in the sample...

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NSAIDs and Bariatric Surgery – What’s the Deal?

If you’re a bariatric patient, you’ve probably heard the “NO NSAIDS” mantra. When you ask “why not?”, the general response is “they can cause ulcers” or something along those lines. Which is true… but do you know why that is? It’s...

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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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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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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...