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To Soy Or Not To Soy...That Is The Question

I have a dilemma. I have had both breast cancer and a heart attack. That isn't my dilemma though. I'm fine from both of those events. My dilemma is this...one of the most controversial food items is part of the narrative in both of those health events, both pro and con. According to this article,…

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What Is IF and Why Should I Care?

Have you heard of Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It's all the rage these days. What is IF? Intermittent fasting, specifically "early time restricted feeding" is a method of eating by which you eat by the clock. Following this methodology, you do all your eating during a shorter period of time and never before bedtime. You confine…

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What Do You Know About Heart Failure?

Since I joined a club I never wanted to be a part of...people with cardiac issues...I've learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I'm learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump…

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Why Should We Exercise?

Exercise...some love it and some hate it. Me, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love how it makes me feel but I hate that I have to psyche myself up to do it. I can always think of a million things to do instead of exercise and will often let them convince me…

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Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Do you think the only people who can successfully meditate are Buddhist monks who sit on mountaintops? Do you think that because you have trouble shutting off your thoughts that you are a failure when it comes to the practice of meditation? If either of these ideas rings true for you, I have good news.…

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What Exactly Is a Heart Healthy Diet?

Have you ever been told to eat more healthy? Do you know what that means? Many don't and it really isn't their fault. We are bombarded every day with conflicting information and people are confused. I firmly believe that we shouldn't consume as much animal flesh as the Standard American Diet (SAD) contains. It isn't…

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Chock Full of Veggies Soup

I've mentioned many times before that my favorite appliance is my slow cooker. Many of my recipes may look the same but they are different. This one is very heart healthy with beans, mixed veggies and edamame. I didn't use many measurements as usual so use your judgment. This month is all about heart health…

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