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Happy Holidays – A Time for Mindful Indulgence versus Mindless Overindulgence

The holiday season is upon us and that means family, friends, presents, parties, and lots of delicious food. Celebrating with food is culturally engrained in most of us. And here lies one of the great quandaries that comes with the six weeks between Thanksgiving and the new year. We've all worked hard, or at least thought about working hard, or dreamt of working hard, to maintain our diets and keep from gaining those extra pounds. But let's face it--is there anything less fun … [Read More]

“Extra Virgin” Oil Label can be Misleading

Much has been proclaimed about the health benefits of using vegetable oils over butter or margarine for cooking. Solid margarine and butter can be high in saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Some margarines contain trans-fats, which not only increase cholesterol levels but also cause lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL), aka "good," cholesterol levels. Vegetable oils (such as canola, olive, walnut, and peanut, among others) contain … [Read More]

The Organic Panic: Learning When to Splurge and When to Save

I grew up in a household where all of our groceries were organic. From vegetables to cleaning products to wine and everything in between, every purchase followed the golden rule that organic is better. We would make the hour-long drive to the nearest Whole Foods just to buy the things we only had the option of securing locally in their far less-superior inorganic counterparts. So naturally, when I moved out of my parents' home and started purchasing my own groceries, I was ecstatic to l… [Read More]


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