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What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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3 Food Trends for 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Kymberly and I spent several days at the Natural Products Expo West, sampling delicious (and healthy) food and beauty products, and attending sessions so that we could share the latest news with you. In part 1 of a series, we share three food trends.

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Why It’s Great to be a Boomer

How much is said about the advantages of being a Boomer? I speak as an expert when I say we Boomers are in full bloom, especially when we eat right & exercise.

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5 Age-Defying Tips to “Youthen” Your Heart

Do you want your midlife body to stay as vital, youthful, and cooperative as long as possible? Then try Frances Largeman-Roth’s age-defying nutrition tips.

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How Duff Goldman, Pompeian Oil and I Teamed Up To Donate $5000 to the Foodbank

Pompeian Oil had a photo baking contest, and the winner was the Foodbank, as a $5000 donation was made to them. Ace of Cakes celebrity chef Duff Goldman was the judge. Want to see the winning photo?

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Healthy Smoothie Recipe using Frozen Fruit Bars

Looking for a healthy smoothie recipe? Try adding frozen fruit bars. This Outshine frozen strawberry fruit bar recipe will make you thirsty…in a good way!

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Should You Burn Your Bread (not Your Bra) to Lose Belly Fat?

Is it possible for menopausal women to eat carbs and not increase our “central body fatness and insulin resistance?” Can we eat bread, yet stay trim and healthy? According to science, it depends!

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7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It’s Thanksgiving, which means the start of the “Eat Too Much; Move Too Little” season. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We share seven tips to help you avoid turning Thanksgiving into Thanks-gorging!

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Living Now Giveaway: Allergy-Friendly Grains & Flours

You could be the winner of five different allergy-friendly grains and flours from NOWFoods, from their Living Now™ line. Baking Season has Begun! Giveaways Galore too!

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Baking and Cooking in Seattle with Miele

Alexandra was invited to Seattle to test out her baking & cooking skills in Miele’s new Combi-Steam Oven. Galettes were involved. So was coffee macchiato. And a trip to Pike Place!!! And do you wonder what’s hiding behind the Combi-Oven control panels?

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