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Say hello to Coconut Palm Sugar, GI of 35 A natural sweetener that has a similar sweetness level to cane sugar, you can use it in baking in a 1:1 ratio for regular sugar or brown sugar. With its slightly caramel flavor, it substitutes great in crumble toppings, cakes, muffins, pies, crisps, cookies – I…(Read More)

What Makes a Healthy Breakfast? Breakfast is my toughest meal to figure out. It seems like the easy options aren’t healthy, but who has time to make an elaborate healthy breakfast each morning. What works for me? Protein, a good source of carbohydrate, and a small amount of a good fat. Here are 3…(Read More)

How is Sugar Linked to Heart Disease? What happens to unburned calories? They turn to fat. What processes glucose and fat? The liver. What happens when the liver is overworked, stressed, or has too much unhealthy fat to process? Your LDL’s rise (bad cholesterol). Toxic sugar. That’s an oversimplification of the process, but…(Read More)

“All American Pancakes” Make a Good First Step to Healthy Pancakes Here’s Jamie Oliver’s recipe for “healthy pancakes:” 1 cup all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup 1% milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon melted butter A good start, this recipe eliminates oil and sugar. It…(Read More)

The Mammogram Call Back: It’s no Audition It’s scary as hell. Mine freaked me out. I was fine with the mammogram because it was a routine test. But the call back…what were they looking for? Since 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer, we need to be honest about the possibility of…(Read More)

How Do You Deter Sugar Cravings? Ahhh, sugar. We all want it. You’re a big fat liar if you say you don’t – even super fit people. We all crave it at some point. So what’s the best way to deal with sugar cravings? They often occur due to a deficiency. It takes…(Read More)

How to Take Off that Winter Weight There are a number of foods and strategies that support weight loss. These have shown to boost metabolism more than your average healthy food. I keep these strategies close by, myself. Why? Because it’s a struggle to take off the 5 lbs I put on every February…(Read More)

When is it OK to Add Salt?


When Is Adding Salt in Cooking OK? Shout out to Judy Uberti who inspired this post when she commented on Facebook to my Naturally Sweetened Homemade Applesauce Recipe. Yes, Americans eat too much salt. If you want a refresh on how much salt you should eat a day, read my post, How Much Sodium Should…(Read More)

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Vitamin D Technically not a vitamin. It’s a name given to a group of substances that are precursors to hormones. D2 and D3 are most important to us. Why? Support immune function. Research shows it protects against all disease. Yes, this can mean you live longer. Improve muscle…(Read More)

Which Sweetener is Better for You? Shout out to Kelly Lanyon, friend and super hair stylist, for launching this question on Facebook. You need your coffee a little sweet. Which sweetener do you grab? Real sugar? The Splenda? The Stevia? Put Splenda with NutraSweet and Saccharin: Artificial Sweeteners What’s Splenda? Splenda is sucralose: a…(Read More)