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Quality relationships for a longer life

What is the secret ingredient to a long + happy life? Good genes help. And good jeans help. But honestly? Quality friendships provide the biggest boost. According to the Mayo Clinic, having people we can count on can: Intensify belonging and purpose Promote happiness and decrease stress Improve self-confidence and self-efficacy Help us better deal with bad… Read More Quality relationships for a longer life

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Wendy’s to remove antibiotic laden chickens from menu

I’m sure you guys have heard this oft-quoted, catchy Hippocrates saying: “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. It seems that sometime before Google search, an animal agriculture executive must have sat down at the end of a hard day, had a few drinks and tried to recite this saying to his colleagues. “I… Read More Wendy’s to remove antibiotic laden chickens from menu

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Most (positively) delicious veggie lasagna

I was super happy last Sunday night. I felt like a Top Chef. Or at least one of those totally put together women. We know the ones- they host lavish dinner parties where guests whisper, “She is the best cook ever” while passing around homemade macaroons. Yes, that sounds delightful. I’m not quite there yet- but dreaming… Read More Most (positively) delicious veggie lasagna

Diary of a bodacious (mom) dietitian, Uncategorized

On where to start to lose weight and be healthier

Collectively, we’re an unhealthy bunch. Our children?  Vastly chubbier. Our blood pressure and cholesterol? Far higher. And our heart disease and cancer rates? Staggering as compared to 50 years ago. In the 1960s, only about 10% of us were obese. Today almost 40% of us are. I read an article today that also noted suicide and depression… Read More On where to start to lose weight and be healthier