18 Foods (& Recipes) to Rev Up Your Immune System

You’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and you’ve instructed your children to cough in their sleeve, to not share any drinks and to run for the hills when someone sneezes. But, is the food they are eating also helping to prevent the illnesses so prevalent at this time of […]

Should You Eat Your Placenta?

The short answer is, I wouldn’t. But, if you want to, bon appetit. If you want to learn a little more about placentophagy (the eating of the placenta after birth) read on. Some animals do it. They have a baby, then they eat the afterbirth. This led to people thinking there must be some benefit […]

Ridgewood’s Weight Loss Challenge

How is the New Year’s Resolution to lose weight going for you? You’re not alone. It is hard! Studies show that when we have some accountability, someone to work out with or just support us, healthy habit change is easier and more effective. That’s why I LOVE Valley’s latest initiative. They partnered with the Mayors […]

The Valentine’s Gift You Give Yourself

Enough! Really. I just have to say it. We have got to stop. Living with someone who is mean to you all the time is really hard. It poisons everything, even the happiest of moments. We have only this one life to live. As women, how much of it are we going to spend beating […]

Our Picks: Preservative-Free, All-Natural Treats for Your Pup!

 Most of our readers are passionate about eating well so why not hold your pet food to that same standard? Dog Jerky Co. is changing the way we treat our pets with their organic doggy treats. Owner Kelly Killion explained that the inspiration behind Dog Jerky Co. came from shopping at local stores searching for dog treats that were all-natural and made in the USA. But every jerky […]

5 Foods You Shouldn’t Eat…When You’re Sick!

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Or, is it, feed a fever, starve a cold? I can never remember, so I usually just go with my taste buds and feed both. But, what should you be eating when you are sick? Chicken soup would be the top hit if I surveyed a bunch of people. Toast or […]

Our Temperature has evolved

A recent study showed that the normal body temperature of humans has dropped. Established as the norm, based on the temperatures of 25,000 people about 150 years ago, we all think of 37 degrees Celsius or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit as our basal body temperature. Men now run at an average of 36.6 C (97.9 F) and […]

Why You Need a Thermometer

“Do you have a fever?” It is a simple question, with a simple answer. Either your body temperature is elevated or it isn’t. But, so often, when I ask this of someone or ask it about one of their children, the answer is, “yes.” “What was it?” I will ask (because it matters) and the […]

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