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The truth about gluten-free foods

Last week at the grocery store, a woman asked me, “Is organic the same thing as gluten free?” I explained to her the difference between the two, and in the end, she opted for the gluten-free foods. As someone who can’t eat gluten without dire consequences, I am not happy that gluten-free has become the latest health fad. When given …

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Focusing on healthier paths

How have you been doing with your health goals for 2017? Have you been traveling along your healthier paths effortlessly? Or have there been a few potholes? In either case, you might be interested in my free, 6-week email course to help you focus on a different goal each week. The reason this blog is called “healthier paths” rather than …

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Just eat real food

The secret to healthy eating is to simply eat real food. You mean, there is such a thing as fake food? Yes! As Michael Pollan once said, if it arrives through the window of your car, it’s not real food. Most fast food items have 25+ ingredients in them. One of my favorite examples is KFC’s mashed potatoes, which has …

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Learning from our mistakes

When you don’t reach your goal, you might feel like you failed. Even worse, you might think of yourself as a failure. But you haven’t failed until you stop trying, and no one is truly a failure, as that implies you’ve never succeeded at anything, and everyone has had their successes. If you didn’t reach a goal, it could be …

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Thriving Through the Holidays

Are you feeling the excitement of the season? The lights, the music, the parties, and extra time with family and friends – it can be so magical and soul warming. The holidays can also usher in a time that genuinely challenges your healthy lifestyle routine and resolve! They are often an extra busy (even hectic) time of year and, for …