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No Bake Chocolate Oat cookies

Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

We are big fans of chocolate and oats in our house. This recipe for quick, easy No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies is wonderful for a quick after-school snack or even a high-fiber treat in the lunch box. This recipe is also easy for kids to make on their own, without much adult supervision. A big “Win” all the way around! [click to continue…]

prevent breast cancer

Two Dietary Changes to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

There are two dietary improvements that we can be doing now to help our daughters prevent breast cancer. Breast cancer is affecting so many women today–so many more than 20, 30, or 40 years ago. It’s a really, really sad epidemic that has hit our nation, but there are proven dietary changes that can help our daughters reduce their risk. [click to continue…]

Slaying the Supplement Myths

Dr. Chaney’s Sequel: Slaying The Supplement Myths

Last week, I did a review of Dr. Steve Chaney’s first book that came out last year: Slaying the Food Myths. If you missed that, I encourage you to go back and check it out. This second book followed soon after. It focuses on the food supplement myths that are being perpetuated by both vitamin companies and individuals on the internet.

Proper nutrition is key to our optimal health, healing and prevention. However, if consumers are confused about what’s beneficial and what’s not, excellent health will be hard to come by.
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Slaying the food myths

A Book Every Parent Needs: Slaying The Food Myths

Nutrition today has become so confusing. It’s quite sad and unfortunate that parents have to weed through a forest of conflicting messages today to discover the truth about certain foods and their benefits to a healthy lifestyle. Food myths abound on the internet, where everyone is an expert regardless of their educational background.

The internet has become a world where “click bait” drives the traffic, and the real truths about food and nutrition get left on the wayside. I know people who are avoiding certain foods–like soy protein–that could actually help them because of a myth perpetuated on the internet. On the other hand, I know people indulging in certain foods with unproven health benefits that are actually causing them harm. It makes me angry sometimes.
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Crock Pot Ratatouille

Recipe: Crock Pot Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

The word, “ratatouille”, may conjure up images of the kids’ animated movie, but for me, it brings back delicious memories of French cuisine. We lived in Europe for nine years and got to visit France on numerous occasions. Each visit was an amazing adventure in eating. My favorite eats included the fresh fruit tarts, morning croissants, and of course, the ratatouille.

A ratatouille is a traditional French food that consists of onions, peppers, zucchini and eggplant that are all cooked together with oil and spices.

On one such visit to Paris, my friends and I found this local restaurant near the Notre Dame Cathedral on the island of ile Saint-Louis. I often use Rick Steves and his recommendations for local eateries, so we found this quaint little place for lunch. [click to continue…]

protecting our kids from food technology

Protecting Your Kids From The Latest Advances in Food Technology

Alas, a new food technology has come on the scene and is awakening the debate about GMO’s. No surprise there.

The newest advance has to do with improvements in global food transport and lengthening the shelf life of produce. Fresh fruits and veggies can now have a longer shelf life due to a special coating that prevents browning. That’s the short version of how the Apeel technology actually works
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mexican black bean and farro salad

Recipe: Mexican Black Bean and Farro Salad

This black bean and farro salad is a great meatless, high protein salad that can even be used as the main course on your dining table.  Don’t skimp on the dressing though. That’s the key component that brings all the flavors together. My kids devoured this recipe which left me empty-handed for any leftovers.  I suggest making a double portion!
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6 common questions about lactoferrin

The Answers to 6 Common Questions About Lactoferrin

What Exactly Is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is an immune-supporting protein found in human milk, cow milk, and other fluids in the human body. When a baby is first born, the initial breastfeeding fluid is called colostrum. This colostrum contains up to seven times the amount of lactoferrin than what is found in the breast milk later on. Wowza! 1 A huge boost of immune support is given to the newborn breastfeeding baby. And as the mom continues to breastfeed, thebreast milk antibodies keep coming!
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How To Evaluate A Child’s Probiotic: Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies

Probiotics for kids abound in our grocery store shelves and foods today. We are finally waking up to the importance of our gut health, and the food industry and supplement manufacturers are happy to respond with childs probiotic products.

Are all probiotic products for kids the same? Certainly not, or there would not be so many of them.

If they’re not all the same, are they all effective? Unfortunately, no. This is where you need to do your research.

How do you evaluate a probiotic that you might want to use with your kids? [click to continue…]

heal teen acne

Unlock The Two-Part Combination To Heal Teen Acne

The struggle to heal teen acne is real, and I get that.

I was 19 years old when i remember standing in front of the mirror in my college dorm room, tempted to pick up a razor and take it to my offending skin. To that point, I had already struggled with acne for years. [click to continue…]