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Plant Based Diet: 9 Tips to Get You Started

Plant Based Diet & 9 Tips to Get You Started

Okay, so you’ve decided that learning to eat a plant based diet is in the cards for you.  Between what you hear your doctor telling you at every appointment and what you’ve heard rumoured about eating a plant based diet, you’re ready to try just about anything.  Or maybe the cost and assortment of your prescriptions is starting to freak you out.  Or maybe you’re feeling okay, but you wonder if you couldn’t feel better.  Whatever the case, you’ve decided to try this different way of eating. Continue Reading →

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Can’t Seem to Commit? 1 Reason It’s No Problem!

Can't seem to commit? One reason it's no problem.

I’m here to tell you to quit feeling guilty because you can’t seem to commit.  Some of us just aren’t meant to.  At least not in some areas of life.  Now, I’ve talked to you in the past about getting along with people right?   But more specifically we understand ‘romantic relationships’ when someone mentions ‘commitment’ don’t we?  Well that single word can embrace so much more in your day to day experience then only who you will or won’t love. Continue Reading →

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Iodine Deficiency, 12 Causes, 8 Symptoms.

Iodine Deficiency, 12 Causes, 8 Symptoms

In the olden days, home first aid kits used to contain a standard little brown bottle of iodine.  It was and is used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant on the skin and to sterilize wounds.  It’s likewise used for the sterilization of surgical equipment that may come in contact with your body or the food you eat.  But did you know that you can also suffer from an iodine deficiency?  And that speaks to the necessity of it in our diets. Continue Reading →

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Choosing Which Cooking Oil to Use: Free Printable

Choosing Which Cooking Oil to Use: Free Printable

Choosing which cooking oil to use seemed to have been decided when the Mediteranean Diet became popular back in the 1990’s.  Hands down, it was olive oil.  And if you ask most people, they’ll still today, all tell you olive oil is good for you.

There are an assortment of factors to take into consideration when you’re choosing which cooking oil to use.   Your choice will depend on if you’re heating it and how hot you need it to go or if you’re going to be using it in a salad.  And at the same time, picking the oil that will have the most benefits and cause your body the least problems are also key things to keep in mind. Continue Reading →

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Cashew Salad Dressing and a Hint of Smoked Hickory

Smokey, Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing

Do you remember last week when I wrote a post that talked about healthy foods and how to choose the healthiest foods?   And remember how towards the end, I’d mentioned the benefits of a cashew salad dressing as opposed to olive oil and vinegar.  The details generally were that within 10 minutes, your body begins to store the fat from the oil and vinegar dressing.  But if you have a salad dressing that is made Continue Reading →

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Healthiest Foods, 5 Point Checklist

Healthiest foods , 5 point checklist,fiber,vitamins, minerals

A lot of us grew up thinking we knew what it meant to buy the healthiest foods.  Some emulated what they saw in their own mum’s kitchens.  Others worked out their own ideas of what that means.  Healthiest foods, open to interpretation?

Just for fun, let’s play The Lottery Game.  My daughter and I used to play this on the way home from school sometimes.   In this case, I’ll ask a question.  Let’s say you won a massive lottery tomorrow.  What luxury car can you envision sitting in your driveway the day after?  Imagine the colour, the sound of the door as it clicks shut and envelopes you in that new car smell.  Can you see yourself cruising down the highway in it?  Gliding around the roads curves with the kind of intimacy that only those who get to drive these ultimate auto’s will ever know. Continue Reading →

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An Inspirational Video, My Picks & Why

An Inspirational Video, My Picks and Why

Inspiration is one of those wonderful things that sneaks up on you isn’t it?  You’ll spend an afternoon, racking your brain over a problem.  You look at it from this angle, then that….and you get nothing.  Time wasted right?  So maybe you turn to the encouraging words of inspirational quotes or an inspirational video that tell you to never give up.  You watch one, maybe two and you still come up with diddly squat. Continue Reading →

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Dehydration, Discover 8 Strategies to Avoid It.

It sneaks up on you.  You’re running around, doing chores or errands, trying to remember everything that you have to remember.  And somehow, if you’re like me and so many others, one thing you can’t seem to lock into your brain is to drink enough water, every day.  Chronic dehydration has become the perpetual condition of your status quo.

I guess the one good thing about that is that you aren’t warming the toilet seat as often.   But considering the downsides to dehydration, not really a good thing.   I mean, you need lots of water for all kinds of functions. Continue Reading →

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Vegetable Soup Indian Style, Delicious!

illustrations of cooking utensils, Recipes For Success!

I think most of us have a favourite soup recipe.  Something easy and delicious that works every time.  Personally, whatever the veggies may be that you use, I think it all hinges on your seasonings.   Especially because it’s a soup.  So over the years I’ve developed this absolutely delicious and ‘uber-easy’ vegetable soup Indian style. Continue Reading →

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