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Holiday Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

by Sarah G. Mason   Even if you’re normally healthy as a horse, pregnancy weakens your immune system and can make you – and the little guy inside – more susceptible to food-borne illnesses. Though the holidays are filled with merry gatherings and fancy feasts, there are a few specific foods to add to the no-no list. Here are a …

Plant of the Month: Brussel Sprouts

Sprout stalks can be tricked into producing mature buds all at once by cutting their tops off three weeks prior to harvest. These mini-cabbages mature best in cool weather, otherwise turn flimsy and bitter. Brussel sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamin K Brussel sprouts taste sweetest after a surviving a frost. The odor associated with sprouts comes from the …

Cute, Custom Cookie Cutters from CookieCutter Kingdom

The season of baked goods is fast approaching and what better way to prepare than with CookieCutter Kingdom’s themed cookie cutters, made right here in the USA. Celebrate the end of summer with a festive theme of margaritas, sailboats and sunglasses, or choose from hundreds of designs, including American icons such as the Liberty Bell or Washington Monument. Celebrate special …

The Humble Beet

If you’ve forgotten this dreaded veggie in your weekly repast, it’s time to remember it again. The humble beet boasts antioxidants and detoxifying agents to boost your health, while its surprisingly smooth, buttery texture might just make it a new household hit. Beet Disease According to researchers at The World’s Healthiest Foods (whfoods.org), beets contain two betalains (betanin and vulgaxanthin) …

Shakeology: Get Your Beachbody Ready!

As a stay-at-home mom of three children as well as a health and fitness fanatic, I have spent the last 18 years caring for my family’s well-being while incorporating my passion for healthy living. Now as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have been searching for ways to help connect even more people with reaching their fitness goals, which frankly can …