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I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

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Can a 55 Year Old Have More Energy Than a 20 Year Old?

I am 55. My university students are about 20. After my 8 a.m. cardio class last week, one of my students asked me how I had so much energy. What do you think I gave as my answer? And where do you think all that energy comes from?

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Book by Frances Largeman Roth

5 Foods to Eat to Defy Your Age (And 5 to Avoid)

Diet choices you make affect your aging process. Are you eating to bring youth and vitality to your life? Or could you be ingesting foods that age you? We recently interviewed Registered Dietician nutritionist and bestselling author, Frances Largeman-Roth on our radio show to find out what foods extend our life and which shorten it. We also are giving away a few of items Frances recommends!

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Blue Diamond is my Golden Egg, or How I Made an Easter Coffeecake Using Coffee Almonds

Using a 1970s bread baking cookbook and Blue Diamond almonds, I made 5 recipes for Easter dinner to honor my sister. Oh, bacon is also involved!

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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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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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Healthy Eating – Mind and Body: Notes from the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Convention

You are what you eat…and what you think about what you eat. At the recent IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Convention, there were sessions that focused on the relationship between our minds, bodies, and good nutrition. As anyone who has tried to lose weight can tell you, the mind controls the body. When it comes to food, our bodies are a result of what our mind thinks, believes, assumes and creates

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What Food is Healthy? And a Whole Grain, Wholly Amazing Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

“What food is healthy?” This is a question we are asked quite frequently, mostly by our university students, but also by our 60- and 70-year-old students.The answer is quite simple at first glance, yet in practice deceptively difficult. While you’re deciding what’s healthy for you, go ahead and enter our giveaway for a Bob’s Red Mill – Whole Grains, Wholly Amazing gift card.

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