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Even If It’s Organic, Check The Label

There’s little doubt that when you can, buying something “organic” means you’re getting something that is going to be better for you. There won’t be funky additives, colors, and there’s the fact that things organically grown don’t use pesticides and...

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Being Flexible In The Kitchen

No, I’m not talking about doing your exercises in the kitchen – I’m talking about being willing to experiment a bit, being creative. See, I’m the sort that reads cook books for fun. Sometimes it seems I am constantly scanning...

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A “Better” Guacamole

I wasn’t always a fan of avocados… maybe it was the texture more than the taste? I’m sort of the same way about tomatoes. But with all the positive press avocados have been getting lately, I figured I would give...

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5 Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget

Grocery prices have been rising across the board, but here’s a few things you can do to help stretch those food dollars and still eat healthy. 1. Make a list It sounds cliche, but it really does help – as...

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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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Measuring Weight Loss Progress

We all know how exciting it is to see the numbers on a scale decline as we make progress towards our weight loss goals. And we all know the stress and anguish caused when that number seems to get “stuck”...

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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...