Glutamine for health

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About Glutamine Glutamine is an amino acid, a component of protein. It’s one of 20 or so that the human body can make. Normally, the body has more glutamine than any other amino acid. … [Read more...]



Mushrooms have always been fascinating and tricky. Some mushrooms are prized for their taste and contribution to health, especially the immune system. … [Read more...]

Chromium Picolinate for health


About Chromium Picolinate Chromium is a mineral that’s essential for health, but it’s tough for the body to absorb. By itself, only 3 percent of the dietary chromium a person takes is absorbed. That’s why it’s often coupled with picolinic acid, … [Read more...]

Chocolate for health

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The Good News About Chocolate I was the best day ever for chocolate lovers everywhere when we found out that chocolate has health benefits. Whether it's in the form of chocolate coating a cookie, in coffee, or even in this decadent, low-carb … [Read more...]

5 Ideas to take the rush out of your morning


It's such a rush! It is always hard to get up and get ready and out the door in time to start your day. There are so many things that need to be done, whether you work from home or from the office. Here are a few ideas that can take you from … [Read more...]

The benefits of pumpkin in low-carb

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A pumpkin is a type of squash whose fruit arrives in the fall as opposed to the summer like zucchini. That’s why pumpkins are associated with fall holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween. Interestingly, the ghoulishly grinning jack-o-lantern wasn’t … [Read more...]

Ooh La La Lavender Laundry Soap

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I am going to make an admission: I have never made my own laundry soap. Like ever. Like never ever. … [Read more...]

Eggs are amazing. Here’s why


Humans have been eating eggs ever since they discovered that eggs were good and good for them. Then, maybe about 4,000 years ago, human beings began to domesticate wildfowl and eliminated the need to go out into the jungle and steal eggs from … [Read more...]

Vitamin C and health

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Yes, we all know that Vitamin C is good for us. Even the junkiest junk food will sell when the advertiser claims that it has a molecule of Vitamin C in it. But why is Vitamin C so good for us? … [Read more...]

Five Spring-into-Beauty Tips


From cheerful water bottles to lavender lotion, spring offers plenty of ways to pamper yourself. Here are five simple ways to make this your best spring ever: … [Read more...]

Vitamin D


About Vitamin D Some people wonder if Vitamin D is a vitamin at all. That's because it’s a vitamin that the body manufactures naturally. Some people believe it’s simply another hormone or even a derivative of cholesterol. But for our purposes, … [Read more...]



Yes, raspberries come with tiny seeds that get stuck in your teeth, but as people say, with every benefit there comes a penalty. And raspberries have many more benefits than penalties. … [Read more...]

Making community count


  There's nothing like thoughtful, committed citizens working together to change the world, and no volunteering opportunity is too small. I love making a difference, whether it's locally with a bunch of fun kids and adults, or here, … [Read more...]

Daikon Radish


The Daikon Radish   The Daikon radish goes by a number of names depending on where it is being grown. The term "daikon" comes from the Japanese and literally means "large root." It is also called the Japanese radish, Chinese Radish and lo … [Read more...]

The treadmill desk and my new balance

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I have a serious love affair with my treadmill desk. Having lost 100 pounds since the end of last August (7 months), I’m now trying to walk at least five times per week for an hour while working, to work those slow twitch muscles regularly. It's … [Read more...]