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You Are Not a Cow!

So stop grazing!! A friend who is participating in my current Health for Life program recently shared with the group that one simple suggestion that I sent him via email a couple of years ago made all the difference he needed in order to lose weight. That one suggestion that took him from being stuck at his weight to losing weight was simple and it was this: stop grazing and only eat 3 meals a day… if that. This same…
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5 Strategies to Beat the Post-Holiday Sluggishness

I just got back from spending Christmas in Florida and am very much feeling the blah-ness of the “food hangover”. I’ve certainly been enjoying the holiday season and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was overwhelmed with too many things on top of having my mother visiting, that I didn’t have the bandwidth to take care of myself the way I normally do. It’s OK. I gave myself a pass, knowing that I would quickly get back to…
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What Is Healthy Sugar?

Now that we’re finally waking up to the fact that fats have been demonized at the expense of our health, could we be jumping into doing the same to sugar? Is there such a thing as a necessary amount of sugar or is it truly that bad? Let’s avoid the typical “sugar” conversation and assume that you know that refined sugar is not good for you. Refined sugar is usually consumed in sodas, candy, desserts, ice cream, etc. Instead, let’s focus…
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Do you know how to never get the flu?

On Stowe Pinnacle

I never get the flu.  Perhaps I have to thank my mother for that. Since I was a little girl, I heard her say countless times, “Morella never gets sick.” So I don’t. The truth is that I can’t remember the last time I got really sick. You know, being truly out of commission:   run down for days, headache, body aches, fever, runny nose, coughing and congestion, etc.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I was wiped out…
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Showin’ Your Heart Some Lovin’

February is Heart Health month. It’s probably no coincidence that the American Heart Association (AHA) chose February to coincide with Valentine’s Day. I mean, what’s more symbolic of that day than the image of a heart? In the U.S. we are facing some dire statistics when it comes to putting ourselves at risk for cardiovascular disease. According to the AHA, Out of every 10 adults 7 eat a diet that puts them at risk for heart disease – only 3…
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The Sugar Roller Coaster: Why You Feel Like a Sugar/Carb Junkie

Take these everyday situations… #1 You’re at work and here comes your coworker with home-baked brownies that just look amazing! It doesn’t really matter that you’re not really hungry, or that the brownie you chose is the size of your face… you just go for it. #2 You’re at a restaurant. You’ve placed your order and are excited about your meal, then the bread basket comes and even though you know your meal will be great, you just HAVE to…
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Do You Have A Sugar Issue?

Here are some startling statistics:   In 1700, the average American consumed about 4 lbs of sugar per year. In 1800, the average American consumed about 18 lbs of sugar per year. In 1900, individual consumption was about 90 lbs of sugar per year. In 2009, more than 50 percent of all Americans consume ONE HALF POUND of sugar PER DAY- that’s a whopping 180 lbs per year! Are you in that 50%? How is it possible for us to…
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Trick Or Treat?

Is the thought of a holiday synonymous to treating yourself with love and care, or is it a time of feasting and playing tricks on your body?! Tricks: Every time we eat sugary non-food we are essentially playing a prank on our body. Might as well TP your own house! One of the first things that struck me when I moved to the US was just how much sugar is EVERYWHERE. I was particularly grossed out by Peeps. I dared…
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Boosting Immunity: No-Flu Season

On the Today show this morning, a well-intentioned pediatrician advised moms to get all kids vaccinated for the flu. She suggested that they get the flu vaccine, plus the swine flu vaccine along with whatever other vaccines they are scheduled for. She said it was important to “not get off schedule.” It got me wondering, how did we get to a place where we automatically assume that to have healthy kids it must be through vaccines? What happened to naturally…
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Cholesterol Is Your Friend

You’re probably saying: “Morella’s gone crazy!” I’m not trying to confuse you. I’m actually just about to share some information to help you clear some of the confusion around what causes heart disease, what high cholesterol means and how to lower it. High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, unlike what most people think. High cholesterol is a symptom that can accompany heart disease, just like high triglycerides. Sadly, focusing on cholesterol as the problem to be fixed…
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