My Favorite Books of 2017

There are soooo many good books out there.  These are five of my favorite in the health and well-being category.   Altered Traits by Daniel Goldman, a psychologist and a well know science writer, and Richard Davidson, a respected neuroscientist.  This book presents the scientific basis, and the practical benefits of meditation. Meditation actually…


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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

My friend Chris made me a batch of these cookies when I went to her house for tea one afternoon.  I ate alot of them and decided I needed to make more!  I have been taking them with me as a reqwrad after my morning ski/hike up Aspen Mountain in the morning.  Nothing like enjoying a few of these beauties in front of the fire  as a reward for a hard hike…


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Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare. Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6. Oranges are an excellent…


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My Favorite Exercises to Improve Posture

Good posture is important for so many reasons.  Having good posture makes us look and feel confident, we are more balanced, stronger and can generate more power. Our modern life doesn’t exactly encourage good posture.  We do way too much sitting usually with our head forward while we drive our cars, or stare at our computer screens, televisions and…


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Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

Another winning recipe from Alexis from Hummisapien.  Check out her web site here. I am all about tasty, fast, and flexible.  Like you, I am a busy person just trying to stay as healthy as I can so when I cook it has to meet four criteria.   1. It must be nutrient dense. 2. It can't take longer than one hour to make. 3. It has to taste really good. 4.…


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Orange Tahini Buddha Bowl

This is recipe is adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book, "Isa Does It."   Isa's recipes are always a slam dunk for me.  Easy to use ingredients and no complicated techniques.  This dish is pretty and light, and a perfect summer time supper dish. I used black rice to provide a color contrast against the tofu and bok choy. Enjoy! Ingredients Marinade ½…


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Exercising Too Hard. Rhabdomyolysis

Intensity is in. Soul Cycle, Cross Fit, P90X, and HIIT workouts.  Benefits of high intensity workouts health and fitness benefits such as, increased calorie burn, decreasing body fat, boosting  metabolism, increased human growth hormone, and helps to build aerobic fitness. But there is also a risk in working out too hard. If a high intensity workout…


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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 My friend Chris gave me Dr. Joel Fuhrman's new cookbook, "Eat to Live, Quick and Easy" for my birthday last spring.  This is a cookbook worth having.  The recipes are really healthy and quick and easy.  These cookies are delicious and very nutrient dense.  They pack well and are perfect to take on a bike ride or hike, or to have in the afternoon to…


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The American College of Sports Medicine Announces Top Fitness Trends for 2017

Now in its eleventh year, a survey was completed by more than 1,800 health and fitness professionals worldwide. Forty-two potential trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM. The top 10 fitness trends for 2017 are: 1. Wearable Technology: Fitness tracker sales are expected to hit $4 billion in sales this year. 2.…


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Apricot Oat Bars

This is a recipe from one my favorite chefs, Mark Reinfeld.  I love  taking  cooking classes from him because I always leave inspired!  I was in Denver last weekend and attended a cooking demo he did and it seems he just gets better and better, he is always progressing!   I made these bars and my hubby loved them and so I brought them in for some of…


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