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You’ll want to know that I’ve partnered with three excellent blogs: one on organic living by Organic Lifestyles Magazine, one on making good food on a shoe-string budget The Poor Chef and the other for Fit Homeschool Moms.  You can also view my articles there from time to time and get a chance to visit sites that advocate healthy living.

I’ll keep you updated on any new blogs to review and invite you to click on this page frequently and read how you can keep your family and yourself fitter.  In the meantime, enjoy these articles.

IF YOU DON’T CONTROL YOUR HEALTH NOW, IT WILL CONTROL YOU LATER

Now is the time to get grounded in your fitness. It’s time to stop procrastinating and get serious about your well-being and that of your family. One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in his or her lifetime. Heart disease and cancer are still the biggest killers, claiming one life every …more

ANOTHER REASON TO STAY AWAY FROM CORN SYRUP

When it comes to food my mind works this way:

Excellent = organic, locally cultivated, raw (produce), open-pastured (meat/eggs), raw dairy, naturally produced (sans chemicals), organic whole grains, organic cereals, rice cakes, crackers (okay for the kiddies)

Okay = organic but shipped from afar, “conventionally” grown produce (probably has pesticide residue but it’s better than eating twinkies), organic pasteurized dairy

Red Buzzer = name brand foods packaged and riddled with preservatives, anything with corn syrup, aspartame and any other fake-o sugar …more

MOM, DAD: WANT TO BUILD A TIGHT END?

Yeah, you heard me right – a tight end – rear-end, that is. Look, we all admire, dare I say envy, those celebrities, models and athletes that look like a sculptor chiseled their backsides. And, believe me, they hire trainers and coaches to get them into peak condition. And they follow healthy nutrition plan on top of that. But with exercise alone in mind, let me offer you something that will help you chisel your own butt: may I present to you “The Squat?” This is perfect to help you develop good form in your…more

HOW TO BECOME A FIT PARENT

1. Put on that fitness-minded personality

Whether you desire a flat belly or just the time to workout, you have to start it all with your attitude.  If you are determined to improve your fitness “no matter what,” the you will most likely be successful.  Usually this takes the manifestation of anger with your appearance or lack of energy or poor health.  Once you’ve made up your mind to be fit, then it’s time to don that “fit-minded personality.” …more

MAKE THESE TWO SWITCHES FOR IMPROVED FAT LOSS

These are simple in theory and they do work, but to practice does take some discipline and time.  As the adage goes, “Old habits die hard.”  If you’re not used to either of these  practices, then give yourself some time to adopt them as lifestyle changes.  Let’s tackle each one separately...more

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN A HEALTHY MOUTH AND A HEALTHY BODY

Many thanks to, Dr. Jeffrey Laubmeier, D.M.D., who shares his insights on the science behind dental and body health:  Over the last few years, a strong link between oral health and overall health has been proven by several studies.  Specifically, the bacteria and inflammation found in patients with periodontal disease has been shown to play a role in several systemic diseases.  For example, evidence has linked oral bacteria to cardiovascular problems …more

WHY IS RAW MILK SO CONTROVERSIAL? PART I

In April of 2009, I drove to Harrisburg, Ohio on a beautiful spring day to attend a conference all about raw milk.  I am so fascinated by this topic and wanted to know why don’t I have access to it like most other things.  Is it really as dangerous as “they” say?  What makes it “illegal”? …more

WHY IS RAW MILK SO CONTROVERSIAL? PART II

In Part I, I discussed the legal aspects of consuming and selling raw dairy products. In this article, let me list some benefits of raw milk here along with some startling facts about pasteurized milk. …more

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