Category: Recycled Newsletter

water with meals… good or bad?

It’s no secret. The message is clear. . . Drink more water. The facts are there to support the dictate: ▪ up to 70% of your body is water (depending on your age, gender and health status) ▪ nearly half your brain is water ▪ hunger is often a mis-signaling for thirst ▪ with age, water content decreases (meaning drinking more water can actually slow the aging process!). But do I drink enough? How much is enough? Is quality a concern? And when should I drink it? Water is one of the most significant factors affecting health.

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Halloween Hangover Helpers

OK. You did it. You dipped into the Halloween bucket last night. Perhaps you've been dipping for a few nights, sampling the candy intended for the trick-or-treaters, unwrapping more than a couple of Tootsie Rolls at a time. Maybe you stayed away from the packaged confections and whipped up a bunch of homemade treats instead. Even that healthier route can lead to eating more sweets than you had expected. There's something important to know: It's OK! We all do it. (That's why I devote an entire section in my Stick With It! e-book to pigging out.)

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Halloween candy!

If you're new to the Replenish PDX mailing list I've recently revealed the two questions I most often hear in both my work and social life about food and diet. Those two questions are: 1) How do you stick with dietary change ? (which I address in my free e-book Stick With It!) and 2) Is sugar bad for everyone? (a question I explore in detail in the Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truth homestudy class). But this time of year there's another question I hear, nearly all day long. Can you guess what it is?. . . What do YOU do for Halloween? If you don't already know, I have a ten-year-old son, Gilbert. Gilbert doesn't eat refined sugar or processed food. So you can see why I get this question a lot. Inquiring minds want to know!

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Rest and Digest

This month: stress You may be wondering what stress has to do with digestion. Or you may already know. You’ve likely felt butterflies in your stomach before a big event ~ a performance, your wedding, or even prior to a difficult conversation with your partner or boss. And in those moments you’re likely not thinking about french […]

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Goji Berries

This month was the launch of Cleanse Cafe with a class highlighting the Top Ten Superfoods for Women! In preparation for the class, I delved into the history, health benefits, and nutritional profile of ten chosen superfoods. Among them, the goji berry. I have to admit that I'd never been a fan of goji berries. The texture of the dried berries was often too hard for me. The flavor didn't quite satisfy. I know people who snack on trail mixes of goji berries, coconut flakes, and nuts or seeds. I was never among them. Yet as I poured over the information about goji berries from myriad sources, I was both reminded of their phenomenal nutritional attributes and reinspired to try them again--this time in forms that I would enjoy. I created a delicious OhGee! Goji Nakayummy(for my growing line of sweet candies) that I'll debut at the Sweet Tooth, Bitter Truthclass this Sunday the 21st. And I'm super excited to introduce you to the Ginger Goji Granola that I spent the weekend perfecting. It fueled me for an early Sunday morning hike in the gorge. I know it will fortify your mornings as well. Goji Ginger Granola There are several options for this recipe. Pick the version that is right for your tastes and your lifestyle. The live option is italisized.........

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