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4 Questions and Answers About Protein

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All calories come from four places in our diets: carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. In the 1990s, low-fat diets and foods were everywhere you turned and, more recently, carbs have come under fire. Protein never seems to get much negative … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Stretch Your Food Dollars in 2021

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I’ve never been known for my stellar budgeting skills (my husband can confirm this). But during a time when watching our dollars spent feels more critical than ever, I’m slowly learning to be more mindful of how much I’m spending … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats)

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If you’ve dropped by this blog before, you may have noticed that I love animals. I’ve featured dogs, more dogs and even goats. 2020 has given me a deeper appreciation for my pets and all of the comfort they bring, … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself … and Your Health This Holiday Season

boost your immune system with holistic products

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a webinar all about the immune system with TOPS Medical Editor Dr. Vidya Kidambi. She tackled the topic of supplements and gave a refreshing reality check on whether or not these … Continue reading

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Garden of Weedin’

pulling weeds in a spring garden

This past weekend was a painful reminder of how important it is to always have basic first aid supplies on hand. While pulling weeds in my garden, I accidentally rolled off of a loose landscaping block and tumbled to the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Celebrating Safely This Summer

two women social distancing

After being apart for nearly a year, I’m excited to finally visit my sister and celebrate her birthday. As we anxiously plan for the safest way to celebrate, my mind is filled with questions like, should we hug? Will other … Continue reading

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What Does Your “New Normal” Look Like?

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After a long hiatus, it feels good to be back writing Wellness Wednesday. But I have to admit that it also feels, for lack of a better way to put it, a little weird. Normally, I’m eager to share tips … Continue reading

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TOPS Focuses on Nutrition Month with 7 Food & Wellness Must-Reads

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This week, I’m excited to once again have TOPS Publication Specialist Taylor Patton as my special guest blogger. National Nutrition Month® is back! Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this annual campaign keeps nutrition top of mind by … Continue reading

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3 Fitness Truths to Think About This Heart Month

healthy heart

A friend convinced me to join her for my first indoor power cycling class this past weekend. I’m always up for trying a new class (even after a painfully-awkward Zumba experience where my lack of rhythm was on full display) … Continue reading

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