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food-desert250Picture a dry, barren, parched Saraha desert, no water for sights only sand surrounding you for miles around. You picture an oasis but instead it’s a mirage. This is the image we typically get when we hear the word ‘desert’. In the 21st century there is a new concept I’d like to introduce to you-food deserts. Food desert is defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores … Read the rest

healthy-choices-250 for Sept 15 PostEverywhere you turn there are books, magazines, TV shows, and articles about food and dieting. These sources of information are covered with do’s and don’ts about what to eat and not to eat, what’s healthy, what’s not, what’s good, and what’s bad – all with conflicting information. First it was low-fat, then it was low calories, then it was low carb, no-carb, low sugar, no sugar, unprocessed, and whole foods. It’s nearly impossible to navigate the health world without feeling confused, frustrated and afraid of what to eat.

This list says you can, another says you can’t. It’s no wonder … Read the rest

stress200If I ask you to think about sucking on a lemon, I can certainly bet that many of you will have your cheeks pucker and you will have extra saliva excrete from your mouth.

Are you actually sucking on a lemon?  Of course not, but your body does not differentiate real from imagined scenarios.  When we worry about our future, and we think about it again and again, the effect is to live each day with the stress of something that might not ever happen.

My son’s girlfriend was getting all worked up about her father delivering a mattress to … Read the rest