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Healthy Living: Be Crabby and Embrace Change

I was reading a beautiful Holy Land Moments devotional recently and the writer used the way a crab grows to make a spiritual point. As I read the devotional it spoke volumes to me about why some people have such a difficult time changing negative habits.

The difference between crabs, humans and most other animals…

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Added by Ann Musico on May 22, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nutrition: “Egg-cellent” Eggs

Eggs are an almost perfect food! An egg’s shell color doesn’t indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, but rather the breed of the hen that laid it. Hens with white feathers tend to lay white eggs and hens with red feathers tend to lay brown eggs.

Why it’s Healthy:

Whole eggs…

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Added by Ann Musico on May 15, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Nutrition: Food Flexibility

When you hit upon a way of eating that seems to be working for you, you tend to want to continue that indefinitely. Come on admit it – we all do this. Maybe you became a vegetarian and then lost those last stubborn pounds. Or you chose a low carb or ketogenic diet and experienced not…

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Added by Ann Musico on May 8, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Weight Loss: Are You Sacrificing Health to Get Slim?

It is that time of year! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to break out the tank tops and shorts. But are you ready? This is typically the time when people start looking for that “miracle” diet to follow that will have them swimsuit ready in a month or two.

I hate to burst your…

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Added by Ann Musico on May 1, 2017 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Health: Being Proactive Can Save Your Life

If you needed to have repairs or upgrades done in your home chances are you shop around. You call two or three different people and compare the service they offer with the price and choose what works best for you. When we needed to get the outside of our windows washed I had 3 different people come and…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 24, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Health: Cheap vs Expensive What You Value is the Determining Factor

I think you would have to agree that our medical system in this country is profit driven. Just watch some commercials telling you all the benefits of some new drug, and then listen closely to the absolutely scary side effects, the list of which is much longer than the…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 17, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Happy Easter

As we approach the beautiful holidays of Easter and Passover this week, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for reading my posts and for your comments and encouragement. They mean more to me than you know.…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 10, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Weight Loss: A Simple (Delicious) Way to Decrease Hunger

They’re one of the oldest cultivated fruits. Central American farmers have been growing them since 8000 BC. I know the picture gave it away – yes, it's avocados.

A very interesting study was done to determine how…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 3, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Nutrition: What's So Great About Brussels Sprouts?

This cruciferous veggie is believed to have come from Flanders Kale which underwent a spontaneous mutation developing these small cabbage like structures along a long stalk. Thomas…

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Added by Ann Musico on March 27, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Weight Loss: Are You Good or Bad Today?

We have to lose the belief that some foods are “good” and some are “bad.” You’re probably thinking I’m being hypocritical because I often write about the dangers of certain foods and ingredients in them. But hear what I am saying. In order to be able to lose weight in a truly healthy way and establish a…

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Added by Ann Musico on March 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Health and Statistics: Understanding the Numbers Makes all the Difference

I wanted to share this because lately I’ve been seeing more stories about an increase in cases of flu and the media urging people to still go and get the flu shot as the answer to the problem.

I just read this…

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Added by Ann Musico on March 13, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Health: My Best Simple Tips For a Healthier Year

Last month I was interviewed by The Iron Jen McDonough and shared some really simple steps to make this your healthiest, best year ever. One of the basic principles of my coaching is to use what I call “baby steps” – small, gradual, incremental changes rather than large, sweeping ones.

Baby steps may not seem very effective but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Each small, consistently practiced change builds on the next and they create…

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Added by Ann Musico on March 6, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

The common thread between gum disease and chronic health conditions is inflammation — the body’s natural response to an infection or injury. The build-up of inflammatory substances in the blood seems to worsen heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Eliminating gum infection may reduce that harmful…

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Added by Ann Musico on February 27, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Health: Broken Heart, Happy Heart: My Top 5 Tips for a Happy Heart

We recently saw how powerfully the sadness of a broken heart can impact a person when Debbie Reynolds died one day after her beloved daughter, Carrie Fisher. Studies have shown that…

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Added by Ann Musico on February 20, 2017 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Heart Health: 16 Facts You Need to Know

February is when we celebrate Valentine’s Day and it is also National Heart Month. We focus on the heart for both, although in different ways. I thought it might be helpful to give you some quick and easy facts about heart health. Keeping your heart healthy and strong is something we all should make a priority. So…

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Added by Ann Musico on February 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Healthy Heart: A Real Life Success Story

I love it when someone asks for help and actually listens and follows through! Last August a close friend and colleague of my husband’s stopped by and wanted me to look at his bloodwork and give him my thoughts. He said he thought the doctor would tell him his cholesterol was too high. When I looked at his…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 30, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Health: Could You Be at Risk for Kidney Disease

I was reading a very interesting and alarming article in Life Extension Magazine about some hidden factors behind the kidney disease epidemic. In case you were not aware, more than 1 in 10 Americans have some stage of chronic kidney disease and the prevalence for developing kidney disease is…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 23, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Nutrition: How Your Mindset Affects the Food You Eat

Your mindset and belief about the food you eat has an incredibly powerful effect on how your body uses that food.

A fascinating experiment in New York Times best-selling book…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 16, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Health: Benefits of Periodic Cleansing

We just finished with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and all the delicious (and rich) foods associated with them. While I enjoyed every morsel, I clearly felt the difference in my body after eating foods I only have once a year. I have incorporated periodic cleansing into my normal routine and I would…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 9, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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