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Is It Gluten?

Gluten…Oh man how sad I am going to be if it turns out that gluten really is evil for more than just the Celiac population.  It is a primary ingredient in much of what is truly delicious, delightful, wonderful, awesome…okay enough, no reason to make this more painful.  But all that aside, my little foray into the world of gluten intolerance via research is proving to be incredibly interesting as well as very overwhelming.  I’m still reading and researching, but… Read more »


Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..  I hope that everyone’s cup was filled with some of the timeless and profound words of that great man today.   I also hope that a lot of you are thinking about my 12 in 12 challenge!  If you think some very direct accountability will help you in sticking to your goal, then find a buddy!  It is amazing how much motivation a little peer pressure and saving face offer!    Week two,… Read more »


12 in 12

 One of the things that really seems to sabotage my efforts at making certain positive changes in my life is the fact that I always tend to try to make ALL the changes at once.  I get on kicks, probably about every 3 months or so, when I decide “ok, I am going to be better about, sticking to our budget, AND planning the meals for each week, AND following up with customers and clients within 24 hours of a… Read more »


Tasty Smoothie!

I am having a tasty shake that I thought I would share.  Quick, easy, and on the go!  Also, one of the secrets to a great smoothie is frozen fruit.  I MUCH prefer the smoothie if all fruit involved has been frozen first.  It keeps the shake good and cold, without watering it down like too much ice can do.  Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 2 scoops Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Shake 8 oz. Almond Milk (I used vanilla flavored…yum) ½ a frozen banana 1 tablespoon peanut… Read more »


Taking a Look at Detoxing

Julie has given me some more information related to my post from 12/28, and the suggestions that I gave her.  Read on for a little more on a detox plan as well!   Julie in Oregon: Thanks! I know that sweets are my downfall….a couple of items that I have not mentioned:    I take fiber supplements every morning (about an extra 8 grams).  I take calcium (2x a day), vitamin c, d, a multi and fish oil.    I will… Read more »


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