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Back to School Meal Planning

Back to School Meal Planning: September 2020 “Survival Guide”

Labor Day weekend already?!    Honestly, from March onward, most of the days have totally blended together and yet it also feels like 2020 is flying. And then of course there’s the whole “back to school” thing.  I know everyone’s going about it differently, which is to be expected…  But either way, kids or not, …

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Delayed Gratification: The Secret to Long-Term Success?

Delayed gratification is something I didn’t learn about until very recently.  But when I studied the concept of delayed gratification and the role it plays in a healthy lifestyle, it made so much sense!   Most of us are familiar with “instant gratification”, a form of desire or temptation that we’ve all experienced at some point …

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8 Things You Should Know if You Have Iron-Deficiency Anemia

(Updated February 7, 2021) Iron deficiency anemia is something (unfortunately) near and dear to my heart.  I’ve struggled with this condition on and off since my early teenage years and it can often fly under the radar until it becomes a serious problem!  There are billions of people around the world with iron-deficiency anemia (1).  …

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Spilling the Tea on Splenda / Sucralose and IBS

Splenda® (Sucarlose) and IBS

Splenda®, or “sucralose”, is a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved artificial sweetener which entered the mainstream food system in the United States back in the late 1990’s.  Along with its sugar substitute counterparts including saccharin, aspartame (now labeled as “amino sweet”), and a handful of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose has been hit with a lot …

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