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Peanut Butter & Other Healthy Holiday Foods

Peanut butter is yummy any time of the year, so when I received several PB items in the mail, I knew I had to create a recipe for Peanut Butter Candy Cane bread. Then we added a giveaway, a new affiliate market for healthy non-GMO, organic snacks, and a few of our favorite healthy snacks.

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10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Everyone has great ideas for avoiding weight gain during the holidays. Our ideas actually work. How do we know that? Well, I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years, I know (and write professionally) about healthy eating, and I have a Master’s in systemic counseling. More importantly, we use these tips ourselves.

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A Peek Into Vegan Living with Attila Hildmann

Knowing I’m a vegetarian and fitness pro, a P.R. friend of mine recently sent me two books by Europe’s top-selling (almost 1 million copies) cookbook author, Attila Hildmann. The books are “Vegan for Fun” and “Vegan for Fit.” A cross between a healthy lifestyle philosophy and cookbook, these are books worth your time (and appetite).

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ShiftCon: Make a Shift Toward Better Health

What happens if you bring together brands, bloggers and non-profits for a conference billed as “the first eco-wellness social media conference?” Shift. Shift is what happens. At the inaugural ShiftCon event this past weekend, hundreds of people came together to further the national conversation about the way we eat and live, and how that impacts our health and the environment.

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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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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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