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Spices Are Good for Baby But Not for the Dog

Spices Are Good for Baby But Not for the Dog

We’ve introduced spices into the babe’s food and she loves it.  I don’t mean love as in the everyday use of love, I mean love as in I will hunt you down for another bite of that awesome plain yogurt with the rice, ginger, and cinnamon! Before you say, “Oh she’s probably still hungry!”, I’ll have you know that she had already eaten a whole egg spiced with Coriander, six ounces of butternut squash w/ two ounces of puree apples spiced with curry […]

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Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and it’s getting into just about everything these days.  Back in the day, I remember when Dolly, the sheep, incurred a huge public debate about the ethics of genetic testing and what it really meant.  When McDonald’s tried to use GMO potatoes in their french fries, people became unglued and McDonald’s had to rescind the potato orders (also known as Frankenfries).  Now, because there’s no labelling to warn people, Monsanto is targeting 10 million acres of GMO […]

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Onions Keep You From Getting Sick: Old Wives Tale or Truth?

Onions Keep You From Getting Sick: Old Wives Tale or Truth?

TRUTH!*  I got this email from my aunt about Onions and how a cut up onion in your room can help prevent you from getting sick.  At first I thought, “Oh hog wash, onions can’t help a cold.”  Then, I checked around on the Internet and what do you know, lots of sites that validate yes, a cut up onion can keep you from getting sick.  During the flu & cold season, I am willing to try anything though to prevent my family from getting sick and this […]

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Converting to a Low Carb Diet Slowly

Awhile back, scientist found that eating sugar is just like snorting cocaine, at least to your brain.  It sparks up the same receptors and so going from a freewheeling American diet to a low carb diet is incredibly difficult.  Which brings me to my New Year’s resolution of losing some weight by going low carb.  Going from a carb diet to a low carb diet is incredibly difficult.   I do well with changes over time.  Here is a process that I’ve found […]

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