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Recipe Day — Veggie Dip

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We’ve been talking about the importance of eating those raw veggies to prevent age-related eye diseases like glaucoma.  One way we do this at our house is to have a vegetable tray ready-made and ready for snacking. The veggie tray […]

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Food Fight — The Nutrient Battle Against Eye Disease

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Glaucoma — that curse of age — can steal your sight, one of your most precious senses.  The good news it that there are nutrients that can help you avoid that dreaded disease. I found the basic three eye vitamins […]

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Sight Stealers and What You Can Do About Them — Glaucoma

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We take our five senses for granted — until age begins to steal them away.  One sense we particularly want to guard is our eyesight.  I know this, because I was recently diagnosed with glaucoma, one of the eye diseases […]

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday

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Happy Giving Tuesday!  We had Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Those days were about shopping for bargains and buying more stuff.  Today the focus isn’t on getting, but on giving. We talk a lot on this blog about living a […]

Dreams and Reality

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Some people dream about success… while others wake up and work hard at it. — anonymous I’ve read lots about visualizing success.  Picture yourself as svelte and slim, the articles say, and you will become what you imagine.  There is […]

The Truth About Leftovers

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Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is officially in full swing.  Start making up for the Thanksgiving feasting by walking and working in as many steps as possible. (Tell your spouse that Black Friday shopping is part of your […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to my faithful readers!  I am personally thankful for each of you. Enjoy your friends and family today.  And plan ahead for the temptations that lie ahead.  Maybe you have given yourself permission to take the day off […]

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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It’s almost on us — the most treacherous time of the year for those of us working to live a healthy lifestyle.  It’s THE HOLIDAYS!  What makes you blow your plan?  Stress?  Temptation?  Busyness?  The next six weeks are permeated […]

Getting Your Mind in Gear

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I scowled as I  listened to the “Learn the Thai Language” cd that I found on eBay.  This is one tough language!  You not only have to learn difficult words with tongue-twisting sounds — but the pitch at which you […]

Sugar Free, Gluten Free — But Not Taste-free Pumpkin Bread +

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The smell of baking goodies fills the air as you bake holiday goodies for for parties and for gifts for your friends and loved ones.  But — what are YOU going to eat?  You are committed to a low glycemic […]

Healthy Food of the Week — The Great Pumpkin!

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You lose weight by eating moderate portions from the green, low glycemic list and avoiding the high glycemic, red list, right?  The high glycemic foods make a load of sugar hit your bloodstream in a rush.  Then your pancreas pumps […]

Protect Your Eyes from “The Big Three”

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When we were younger, we dreaded getting older because we didn’t want to look like an old geezer.  Those of us reaching that age, though, are not nearly so concerned about how we look, as we are about how we […]

Positive Thinking? Here’s Something Better

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Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.  Prov. 16:3 Everyone tells you to think positive thoughts. I’ve tried to do that when I was down, but it didn’t work.  I knew I was lying!  You […]

Recipe of the Week — Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberries can do wonderful things for you — including helping you to feel and look young. (See yesterday’s blog.)  A USDA study showed them to be the fruit with the highest antioxidant values. But how do you eat them?  You […]

Healthy Food of the Week — Youth Berries?

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Cranberries — They show up at the holiday season, but we pretty much ignore them the rest of the year.  Too bad, because they might be the “fruit of youth” to keep us healthy and vigorous longer.  They fight a […]

Hang On to Your Hearing! Foods to Prevent Hearing Loss # 4

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A week without phone or Internet service — well, it was a change!  After the first Facebook withdrawal symptoms, it was a welcome one.  Knowing I would be out of communication range, I posted a week’s worth of encouragement ahead […]

A Better Size Large

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Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress. Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.  Ps. 4:1 Do you feel distressed, depressed, and like giving up?  There’s a […]

The One Day Diet Plan

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“Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.”  ~Robert Louis Stevenson How long do you have to […]

Previous Posts

Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with ...

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people ...

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” ...

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  ...

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I ...

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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