My path to “electrolytenment”

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It gets hot where I live. It gets so hot that in the middle of the day when you stand a certain way in the yard the sun seems to smite one like the God of the old testament. You lose water and electrolytes just standing there, much less doing some … [Read more...]

The great Sodium debate!

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A recent government report supported lowering intake to 2,300 mg per day, but it cast doubt on whether dropping consumption lower than that would be beneficial. In fact, some reports caution  that a further reduction could raise the risk of negative … [Read more...]

How to stay healthy on vacation

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You've worked hard all year long and now it's time to kick back and take a well deserved vacation! Whether you're planning a road trip with your family, a week long trip to the beach, or just spending time away from home visiting friends and … [Read more...]

Be aware of..

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Your internal clock!  Could your late night snacking lead to weight gain? Blame your ancestors. Ancient humans developed a survival mechanism for times of food scarcity, but that system can lead to significant weight gain today. There are many … [Read more...]

Quick tips on BEEF!

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TIP #1 – Understand “Organic” & “Grass Fed” Beef Classifications - · Organic beef is fed only certified organic grains and grasses, never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics, and given unrestricted outdoor access—is expensive and hard … [Read more...]

Cell phones.. bad for blood pressure?

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Research has found another trigger for raising blood pressure: Talking on your cell phone! Blood pressure readings rose from an average of 121/78 to 130/83 during phone calls. The rise of the systolic (top number) was less dramatic in adults who … [Read more...]

July is Ice Cream Month!

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We work all winter to shed pounds and whip our bodies into shape for summer, but when the stark heat sets in, we’re often reaching for a fatty frozen indulgence.  In fact, one of the most common causes for weight gain during the summer months is that … [Read more...]

Wrinkle Prevention Tips

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Wrinkles. Everyone has them or will get them eventually. They are not necessarily a bad thing, they do add character and a more distinguished look. Just like with anything else, too much of anything is not always a good thing. Plus we need to keep … [Read more...]

Summer Dress Trends

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Summer Dress Trends Nothing says summer like a gorgeous new warm-weather dress. Check out these trends and tips to find the dress you'll love all season: … [Read more...]

Red White and Blue(ish)

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Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day :) I thought it might be fun to come up with a list of our favorite Red White and Blue foods. Here are mine: RED *Beets: The antioxidant effect from anthocyanins … [Read more...]

Preparing for the 4th of July

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Tomorrow is the 4th of July! I know a lot of you will be grilling and having people over to share the holiday with. Here are a few tips to help things run smoothly... … [Read more...]

My Most Memorable Life Moment with my Cat

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There are so many things that make a cat an integral part of our home, but if you were to ask me in all sincerity what makes for the most memorable life moments with my cat, it has to be her uncanny way of making us laugh. … [Read more...]

Bacon Caskets. Proof that even death is better wrapped in bacon

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Ashes to ashes, pork to...pork. … [Read more...]

Voting ends in 7 days: Please vote for me a million times!

I get really excited because I have such an amazing audience (that's you) and friend base (that's still you), and it's so neat to be able to be honored as a Mom Food blogger because of everyone (still you). I am so lucky (now that's me).For four … [Read more...]

The LC-Homestyles Chili Bowl Head to Head

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Just a few, short, sweet weeks ago, you might remember I taste tested two of LC-Homestyles Chili in Chicken and Beef. Beef is the fan favorite with the experienced chili veteran, but can the rookie underdog, chicken, come in and surprise the crowd … [Read more...]