Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Health

Apple Cider vinegar for Your Health

Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Health There are several types of vinegar and one of the most common and popular is made from apples.   Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from a process that includes adding yeast to apple cider to ferment it.  The yeast ferments the sugars in the apple juice and turns them […]

How to Find a Great Local Butcher

Find a Local Butcher

There are many reasons why you should seek out a trusted local butcher rather than shopping for your meats at the local big box store. This is especially true if the most popular local source for groceries is a Wal-Mart Super Center. (Please don’t buy your meat from Wal-Mart because it has almost certainly come […]

Raise the Barre for Weight Loss

Before I even start with today’s blog post, thank you to each and every one of you who has commented on my new silhouette. It has taken lots of work, but I feel wonderful. Your compliments and words of encouragement really do mean a great deal to me. And because you’ve asked, I want to […]

New Year’s Revolution

Dear Friends, Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions with the hopes that THIS year will be different. We are zealots on a mission to become thinner, more organized and more financially successful, among other things. But stop and think for a moment. Who makes these New Year’s resolutions, anyway? Yes indeed, it’s perfectionism is […]

Easing into a cleaner lifestyle

During the holidays, it’s perfectly fine to savor one of your favorite desserts or to have an extra glass of egg nog or two, but you shouldn’t use the whole season as an excuse to overindulge. Tens of thousands of Americans will resolve to lose weight and to get healthier in 2020. I have weight […]

Countdown to Christmas Dinner: Get Your Checklist

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It’s only a few days until Christmas! Are you ready for your next big feast? With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget that we could save ourselves a lot of work the day of by doing more prep leading up to the event. Frankly, I think we […]

Beat Winter Dehydration

A pitcher filled with water and lemon slices next to half a lemon on top of a plaid dish cloth.

Is it just me or is it easier to remember to drink your water in the summer? Just because the temperatures have dropped, doesn’t mean your water intake can take a dip, too. Our hydration needs don’t change much in the winter months–our body functions still need water to make it function optimally. In warm […]

Four Free-Range Holiday Decorations

Today we’re not talking about food. Don’t worry— as we approach the holidays, there’s going to be plenty of food talk. But, there’s more to the holidays than food . . . like the decorations! And I don’t know about you, but factory-made plastic doesn’t really say Christmas to me. Now, we all have our […]

How to Eat to Beat the Blues

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The holidays are bearing down on us, and while this is a wonderful time of year for a good segment of the population, there are a lot of folks who find it difficult to cope with the hustle and bustle. During the month of December, many people run around trying to do too much, spending […]

5 Simple Thanksgiving Rescues

When it comes to one of the biggest meals of the year, do you have one dish that you always seem to mess up? The dressing’s too dry or the gravy’s too lumpy? You know what I’m talking about! Today, I’m going to save you from making some of the most common Thanksgiving dinner flubs […]