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Lifestyle Changes for Heart Health

by James Maynard May 10th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Eating Tips, Nutrition
Heart disease is one of the world's leading killers, causing half the deaths in the United States each year. However, there are several lifestyle changes that you can make in order to lower your risk of heart disease. In this video, we learn how your family history will affect
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Your Slim and Trim Plan

by Melissa Koerner April 10th, 2013| Nutrition
If you are thinking about improving your eating habits, starting a diet, or just becoming a healthier person (without spending hours working on meals), this is the article for you.

Here’s a one day sample meal plan of some healthy, yummy, and easy recipes.  All of these recipes use whole
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Best Breakfasts

by Melissa Koerner March 6th, 2013| Nutrition
It’s time to cast aside the Cheerios, instant oatmeal and pre-packaged breakfast bars, and start your day with REAL food!

If you want to be bursting with vitality and look and feel your absolute best, you MUST fuel your body with wholesome foods, especially at the start of your day.

When
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Rules to Snack By

by Melissa Koerner February 6th, 2013| Nutrition
Snacking, almost everyone does it. From chips to soda to cookies, the options for snacking between meals are seemingly endless; however, sometimes we snack for reasons other than being truly hungry.  Think about it. Do you know what triggers your snack attacks? Answer these five questions to discover what
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Do You Know Why You Crave Chocolate?

by Melissa Koerner January 2nd, 2013| Nutrition
A few years ago a dear friend bought me a candy dish that had this message painted on it:  “There’s nothing better than a good friend… except a good friend with chocolate!”

This gift was very fitting for me because I LOVED chocolate—I mean, I felt like I

6 Digestion-Boosting Recipes

by Melissa Koerner December 5th, 2012| Nutrition
No time to cook?  No problem!  I have six simple recipes to share with you that require very little prep, only a few ingredients, and no cooking.

My friend, Meegan Guirino, the produce manager at A-Market Natural Foods in Manchester, NH, invited me into her kitchen for a tasting session

Eat This NOT That! Part 2

by Melissa Koerner October 10th, 2012| Nutrition
This is the second installment of a two part series on optimal food choices throughout the day. Last time, Melissa covered morning nutrition tips.

P.M. Meals and Snacks

1:30 p.m. Health Magazine Meal:

One whole wheat pita filed with 1 tbsp hummus, 1 mushroom burger, 1 ounce

Eat This NOT That! Part 1

by Melissa Koerner October 3rd, 2012| Nutrition
This is the first installment of a two part series on optimal food choices throughout the day. Check back in two weeks for afternoon nutrition tips.

It’s no wonder people are so confused about how to eat right these days!  I recently found a meal plan in a “health” magazine

Rules to Snack By

by Melissa Koerner August 15th, 2012| Nutrition
Do you know what triggers your snack attacks?  Answer these 5 questions to discover what kind of snacker you are.  Then learn some smart, simple, snacking strategies to eliminate food cravings.

1.  You are most likely to have the desire to snack…

A.  When you are working in front of your

Guilt-Free Sweet Treats – Part 2

by Melissa Koerner July 18th, 2012| Nutrition
This is the second installment of a two part series on guilt-free sweet treats.  Enjoy Melissa's recipes.

Homemade Zucchini Bread

This time of the year is the perfect time to make zucchini bread.  As part of my local, organic CSA we get a lot of zucchini (and they are

Guilt-Free Sweet Treats – Part 1

by Melissa Koerner July 4th, 2012| Nutrition
This is the first in a two part series on guilt-free desserts.  Check back for more delicious recipes!

Every now and then I like to indulge in something sweet, but I don't like to eat your typical store bought desserts; they are loaded with sugar and other chemicals I just

Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda – Part 2

by Melissa Koerner May 9th, 2012| Nutrition
Last month, Melissa discussed two important reasons not to drink soda, high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring. Read on to learn three more reasons to avoid this unhealthy drink.

Reason #3: Phosphoric Acid

Phosphoric acid is a flavor additive used to give sodas their tangy, sharp flavor.  It’s an acidify
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