Category: Inspiration

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Cookies for Breakfast? Why Not?

One of the things I’ve enjoyed doing is taking traditional recipes and trying to re-do them in a healthier way. Not to say there isn’t room in a Positively Healthy life style for a really good, buttery, sugary cookie now...

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Radio Archive: An Introduction to Yoga Theory

This show originally aired on: March 15, 2014 When we talk about Yoga, most people think of thin women in expensive workout clothes stretching on a mat with a bunch of other people during a class. While the practice most...

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Celebrate Easter with Natural Egg Dyes

Being healthy is about more than just what we eat. Being healthy includes making healthy choices in all aspects of our lives. And while there are so many reasons for you to want to do so, I’m going to give...

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On The Air: The HOPE Program

This show originally aired: February 22, 2014 For this week on The Wake Up Call, I was joined in studio by Dr. Henry Buchwald, Professor of Surgery at the U of MN and one of the founders of the HOPE Program. The...

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People reclaiming their lives. Every Day.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have produced a great video highlighting some facts about bariatric surgery as a means of weight management for those fighting obesity. Surgical treatment may not be the right choice for everyone,...

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A Tomato Soup That Even I Like

For the longest times, I didn’t like tomatoes. Ok, I liked a a good tomato based pasta sauce, I liked chili, I even used fresh tomatoes in my own homemade chili. But put them in a salad or on a...

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Reset, do over, or just keep moving forward?

Have you ever looked at your life, where you’re at, and wished you could reach out and hit some sort of reset button? Or maybe just call out “do over!” and get a chance to start things over at a...

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Beef Tortillas with Balsamic Onions

The original recipe called for using sliced roast beef, look for a low-sodium brand. Otherwise, this works great with skirt or flank steaks, the same cut usually used for fajitas. These meats are a bit tougher so be sure to...

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Kick Up The Flavor With Mustard

You often hear folks trying to eat healthier complain about the lack of flavor in their food. Which ok, fine, switching from fried chicken to a baked chicken can sometimes mean taking a hit in the flavor department. And I...

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Kitchen Creativity For Breakfast

If you’ve been reading my blog here at all, you’ll hopefully discover I love to be creative in the kitchen, and while I have a number of recipes to share with you all, I often do much of my cooking...