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A Dish You’ll Want On Your Thanksgiving Table!

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of family gathered around the table, a feast of favorite dishes. I love the traditional eats but having made the decision to go gluten-free and also trying to limit sugar, those aren’t always the choices that leave me feeling my best. I want to be able to enjoy…
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Avoid a Halloween Hangover

Do you have a pile of leftover Halloween candy? It’s easy to rack up too many calories and fall prey to sugar overload, especially if you have trouble limiting yourself (like I do). Here are some ideas to get the candy out of the house pronto, feel good about donating to a good cause, and…
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Pumpkin Pie Caramel Bites

I am SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you! I found this recipe for Pumpkin Caramels and tucked it away in my Pinterest pages for a “later day”. I found the recipe again yesterday and decided to give it a try, making a few very small modifications to suit my preferences and ingredients on hand.…
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DIY Nail Polish Remover: Legit or Not?

I stumbled across a recipe for homemade nail polish remover and decided to give it a try. First, I must confess that polished nails are not part of my routine. It takes way too much effort to keep them looking nice and keeping polish on too long makes my nails brittle. With that being said,…
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What You Need To Know About Your Kid’s Backpack

It’s August and that means many kids are getting ready to head back to school. Whether you’re sending a little off to Kindergarten or a teenager to high school they will all, more than likely, have one thing in common: backpacks! Backpacks are great way to carry all of your belongings easily and there are…
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Blueberry Goodness

It’s National Blueberry Day! Blueberries are a wonderful naturally sweet treat that have been associated with a number of health benefits. Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamin K, C and manganese. You can read all of the research on how blueberries positively affect your health HERE. If you live in the area, head on over…
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Summer Food Safety

It’s summertime and that brings extended evenings of chasing fireflies and plenty of get-togethers with friends and family which invariably means there will be…FOOD! According to the CDC 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year from consuming contaminated food and drinks and summer is peak season. If you’re hosting or attending an event that…
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Men’s Health Week & Exciting Announcement…

There is a Silent Health Crisis happening. Men are dying almost 5 years sooner than woman. In a study by the CDC, the rate of doctor visits for preventative services were 100% higher for women than for men. Men also have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death. Today kicks…
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Best Tips to Drinking More Water

Truth is if you wait until you’re dry-mouthed and thirsty to drink water you’re probably already mildly dehydrated. In an earlier post we talked about all the benefits of staying hydrated and how to calculate Dr. Brooke’s recommended daily water intake. Meeting that recommendation can be a challenge. According to a survey by the CDC…
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Water You Waiting For? Drink Up!

Do a quick search on “how much water should I drink” and you’re likely to get a variety of answers on the “right” amount to drink on a daily basis. So what IS the right amount of water you should be drinking and how important is it, really? Dr. Brooke recommends this simple formula for…
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