Health and Fitness


Just this week I’ve heard of two kids who were prescribed antibiotics for virus related symptoms. I seriously wanted to hunt down these doctors/clinics/idiots and freak the freak out on them. Why in all that is healthy would someone who has clearly gone through major medical training prescribe something that even I can understand as completely ineffective? Believe me, I know antibiotics–I used to be the Antibiotic Queen....

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A friend and I were talking last week and she confessed she cheated a bit on her weight loss program because she made cookies to bring to a gathering and had a hard time staying out of the cookie dough. It sucks to feel deprived when trying to adjust to a healthier lifestyle but I’m convinced every recipe can be tweaked with clean and healthy ingredients without sacrificing taste. Okay, they may not taste exactly the same but in...

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If you’ve ever talked to me more than once in your life, there’s a good chance I’ve told you about probiotics. I swear they are the holy grail. I know, I know. You don’t want to have to remember to take one more supplement. But what if I told you you could drink them? I attended two events this past week that just solidified why fermented foods should always be on the grocery list and part of our everyday diet....

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  I did a FB live session a couple of weeks ago about five healthy habits you can start for your family. One of the first things I talked about was cutting out sugar. It seems if it is processed, there’s a good chance it contains sugar: high fructose corn syrup which they try to mask by calling it corn sugar, dextrose, sucrose, glucose, yada, yada, yada. Keeping the sugar out of my kids’ bodies is an EVERY DAY...

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I’ve been dabbling with a low-carb dessert that doesn’t taste like cardboard, plastic, or air. It’s been a challenge, believe me. My husband takes the kids to get ice cream occasionally and there I sit, not missing the gut ache but missing having something sweet. Until now. I was inspired by a podcast episode with Dave Asprey and Dom D’Agostino. They are both big ketogenic enthusiasts and Dom explained one of...

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{Photo credit: Alex Jones/Unsplash} If you are like most people I know, as the seasons change, so does the amount of tissue, eye drops, and over-the-counter medication you use. Believe me, I’ve been there! When I moved to Kansas City–almost 18 years ago!–I noticed every spring and fall, I would get a bad cold. Or so I thought it was a cold. I realized after the first couple of years that I, all of a sudden, had...

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