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EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 3: Skip the salt

This week’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge is a little bit harder that last week’s for the heart-loving foodie  — find ways to reduce the salt. The bad news: there is WAAAY too much salt in the American diet.  According to the Mayo Clinic, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day […]

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Tri it, you’ll like it

If you start running for health or because it is on your bucket list (or to lose baby weight like I did, seven years ago), the first question, real or in your head, is always “are you going to run a 5K?” Once you’ve done that, the question becomes “how about a half?” and when you’ve […]

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EmpowerMEnt Challenge Week 2: Rethink your drink

This week’s EmpowerMEnt Challenge is an easy one — replace sugar-added drinks with water. Or, if you want to take it further, cram your blender full of green goodness and get five + servings of veggies and fruits in one delicious gulp. I’m a major fan of green smoothies (see this post on my other […]

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EmpowerMEnt Challenge

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to get back into a healthy schedule — enough rest, enough exercise, healthy food, and good habits. Starting tomorrow, the EmpowerMEnt Challenge of the American Heart Association calls on families to start preventing heart disease in the next generation — right now and at […]

Women and Heart Disease

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Pumpkin Fondue

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Guest Post: Choosing and using a CSA share

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