Post-It Note Patron: Canola Oil

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 0

As a healthy living advocate, I'm always trying to encourage people to avoid processed, toxic foods.  Those manufactured foods that do nothing but harm our bodies.  Unfortunately, most grocery stores aren't doing the same.  They have aisles devoted solely to chips, cookies and soda, and carry products that utilize tricky labeling to appear healthy when they are anything ...

You Should Be Pushing This: The Prowler

Thursday, December 18, 2014 0

The next time you head for a workout I suggest you dodge the treadmill and stair stepper and find yourself a prowler!! If your gym doesn't have one, well then it's time to find one that does and start training there.  NO SERIOUSLY ! The prowler is basically a big metal sled that you push (loaded or unloaded) for a given distance or period ...

Creating Habits The Ben Franklin Way

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 0

The other day I was perusing a book by Mason Currey called "Daily Rituals-How Artists work." Its pages are devoted to the daily rituals of 161 inspiring minds, including many well known novelists, poets, playwrights, mathematicians, painters, philosophers and scientists.  Each had his/her obstacles to overcome and each utilized subtle maneuvers to succeed in the work that they did.  Amidst ...

The Most Destructive Force In The Universe?

Monday, December 8, 2014 0

I have a very strong stance on sugar and how it destroys the health of our bodies.  Diabetes, obesity, depression, cancer...A high intake of refined sugar is a key factor in the acquisition of these and many other diseases.  Not a believer? I'm not the only one who thinks so.  Check out the link below! Apparently Agent "J" agrees with me in how destructive sugar ...

Sprouted Steel Cut Oatmeal-Apples and Cinnamon

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0

Sometimes my Irish heritage kicks me in the butt and says (with an Irish accent of course),  "Make me a hearty bowl of oatmeal!"  Today was one of those days! Does this mean break out the peaches and cream instant oatmeal or the Quaker quick cooking oats?? Absolutely not!  Ever since I switched to steel-cut oats, soaked ...

Thanksgiving Do’s and Don’ts

Thursday, November 27, 2014 1

So I was watching "The Today Show" the other day...Yes, I do enjoy a morning show on occasion.  You can judge all you want but one can only take so much SportsCenter.  I call it highlight overload. Moving on... In the spirit of Thanksgiving they did a segment on eating smart during the holiday.  The host's nutritional knowledge was ...

Better Off Dead 11/23/14: DIET

Sunday, November 23, 2014 0

If one more person asks me what kind of diet I'm on there's a good chance I'll snap!  Ok, I won't snap....my calm demeanor will stay un-phased.  However, it's this type of question, coupled with D-I-E-T's overuse and the negative connotation it carries that has brought me to the conclusion that this word is BETTER ...

Stock Up On Bone Broth

Thursday, November 13, 2014 2

Soup season is here people!!  If you're like me then once the cold weather hits you find yourself craving a warm bowl daily. I actually have some homemade fish soup keeping me company right now while I write.  Well it was keeping me company, buuuutttt now it's gone!! Unfortunately not all soup is created equal.  Besides quality ingredients, a traditional preparation separates many of ...

Imparting CrossFit Wisdom

Friday, October 24, 2014 0

You've undoubtedly heard of CrossFit, but for those of you who haven't, it's a fitness program that combines various forms of training such as olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, powerlifting and plyometrics into each workout.  Sessions take place in gyms that resemble empty warehouses and are usually done in circuit format, incorporating a variety of exercises performed at high intensity. Its popularity has ...

Fall Cleanup-For Your Fridge

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 0

Here in Minnesota the changing of the seasons is very noticeable.  If you live in a similar area where you can actually see and feel this change then you've no doubt noticed that fall has begun! Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing colors and descending to the ground, birds are flying south and farm fields are being harvested.  ...