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Health & Wellness Information

Here you will find some inspiration, encouragement and some fresh ideas to help build a healthier life for you and your family!

High Fructose Corn Syrup – Sweet? or Sour?

High Fructose Corn Syrup – Sweet? or Sour?

Over the past few decades, high fructose corn syrup has gained popularity within the food industry.  It is a highly processed sugar derived from corn starch. It is made into a syrup and originally has only glucose (pure sugar), but then enzymes are...

Is Sugar Making You Sick?

Is Sugar Making You Sick?

What’s the deal with sugar? We’ve been told time and again that it will wreak havoc on our health, but what does this mean for us who love sweet stuff like candy or donuts- especially in moderation!

Stress and Your Body

Stress and Your Body

Maybe you just recently… Had a baby? Lost a loved one? Graduated from college? Moved to a new house? Went through a divorce? Started a new job?   Did you know that stress can come from positive OR negative sources in your life? Anytime you...

The Bitter Truth About Non-Sugar Sweeteners

The Bitter Truth About Non-Sugar Sweeteners

Are you eating too much sugar? Probably. Are the sugar substitutes you hear about so widely a good idea? Probably not. Yes, we want to be careful about sugar consumption but making smart choices for sweeteners shouldn’t be so hard. In this article...

Why You Should Spice Up Your Health

Why You Should Spice Up Your Health

As a creative person, one of my favorite parts of the kitchen is the spice cabinet. Spices and herbs are a great way to add flavor and color to a favorite dish, so I spend a lot of time there. I do favor a specific group of dried spices: cayenne,...

Dandelions: Can’t Beat Them? Eat Them!

Dandelions: Can’t Beat Them? Eat Them!

You probably recognize dandelions as those persistent yellow flowers which insist on popping up all over your nice green lawn. Before you know it they become round white time bombs just waiting for the next puff of wind or eager child to release...

How My Health Journey Started

How My Health Journey Started

Those who know me, know I love to share photos. Maybe it’s a photo of my family, a special outing we enjoyed, the pretty lunch I created, or our beloved silver lab. But pictures are so much more than the moments we choose to share. They often don’t...