What’s In A Twinkie?

I hope that Twinkies aren’t a part of your regular diet, especially if you’re trying to be as healthy as possible.  But, I also realize that on occasion we want a treat.  Check out the information below about what’s really in a Twinkie.  Many of the ingredients in Twinkies are used in most processed foods so… [Continue Reading]


Merry Bear Craft Fair THIS WEEKEND!

We will be at the Merry Bear Craft Fair this weekend at Palmer Ridge High School. We are excited to be able to talk with everybody who stops by and see how we can help you achieve better health through a fitness and nutrition program. We will also have information about things that are coming… [Continue Reading]

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How to Interpret Food Labels

Do you pay attention to the food labels on the processed products you buy? Learning to interpret these labels can make a huge difference in your diet, especially if you want to lose weight. The label starts off with information about servings: serving size and how many servings are in the container. This can help… [Continue Reading]

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How Bad is Soda?

Hey, there. Sorry that we went silent on our blog for the last week. We were on vacation, and our internet was very unstable where we were staying, so trying to get something online was difficult. So, I gave up. L I didn’t need to be frustrated while on vacation, ya know? Other than that,… [Continue Reading]


Is Soy a Healthy Food?

Soy has been marketed for many years as a healthy alternative to meat especially for those who follow a vegan diet. You can buy edamame, soy milk, soy ice cream, soy yogurt, soybean oil, etc. Soy additives (as a preservative) are in just about every processed food on the shelves. These include soy lecithin, soy… [Continue Reading]


What is Nutrition Therapy?

The science of nutrition has exploded with new information in recent years. Most of this new research has disproved most of what we’ve believed for decades. One example is that fat causes heart disease. It’s now known that heart disease is more likely due to a low-fat, high-carb (in the form of grains) diet. Research… [Continue Reading]

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Sugar’s Not So Bad, Right?

Yesterday, I posted about how bad artificial sweeteners are to our health. Sugar isn’t any better, but I’m sure you probably know that already. Artificial sweeteners are lab-created chemical concoctions that harms our health in many ways. However, sugar also harms our health as well. Sugar is comprised of two types of simple sugar molecules–… [Continue Reading]


Artificial Sweeteners are Poison!

This post discusses artificial sweeteners, their chemical content, biochemistry and health impact. Also included will be information about the history of artificial sweeteners and ways to reduce consumption. Artificial Sweetener History In 1879, the first artificial sweetener was created and called saccharin. It was developed because during WW1 and WW2 sugar became scarce and production costs… [Continue Reading]


The Dangers of Microwave Ovens!

It seems like microwave ovens have been around forever, but I remember that I was in high school when my dad bought my mom one. She even got several cooking classes to learn how to use it to cook meals. I learned about the dangers of microwaving foods several years ago and have stopped using… [Continue Reading]

Death to Food!

Protecting against Enterovirus 68

A very serious virus, Enterovirus 68 (or D68), going around has affected hundreds of children in 10 states. This virus is rare and causes cold-like symptoms initially, but can become severe quickly, especially in children who suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems. Some children have had to be put into ICU because their symptoms… [Continue Reading]

Source: Department of Health