Archive for January 2011

How Not to Get a Cold When It's Cold

I don’t know if Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow but since we have this nasty blizzard going on I thought now would be the perfect time to discuss how to arm yourself against getting a cold. I just got over a bad three-week cold. Between getting several bad nights of sleep due and running myself ragged... Read more »

Allergy-Free Valentines Day Treats

Valentines day will be here before you know it. Food allergy sufferers can still feel the love. First of all, Allergy Apparel is now offering Dr Lucy’s Cookies which are free of nuts, gluten, milk, eggs and are vegan. They are made in their own controlled bakery and are careful in selecting their ingredients. Pick... Read more »

Cool People Who Eat Healthy

Pop star, busy mom and mogul Gwen Stefani makes healthy diet a priority. On the road she favors organic fruits, veggies, soy, nuts, tea and water. I should note that Gwen wasn't always thin. She struggled with her weight as a teen. She gets those abs from doing crunches and working out with a medicine ball.
There are plenty of bad habits cool people engage in like smoking, drinking, avoiding exercise, eating krispy cremes . . . but this cool lifestyle isn’t sustainable. In the same vein as last year’s Healthy Eaters Who Look Good I thought 2011 could use a list of “cool” people to motivate all those good habits... Read more »
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Rose's Wheat Free Bakery Promo with Gleeday

Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery in Evanston has just announced a hugely discounted deal with a special added benefit for a cause near and dear to their heart: the fight against Celiac Disease. Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery is partnering with the online deal site Gleeday. Together they are offering an amazing deal, $5 gets you a... Read more »

Why I Love Carrots N' Cake

I know journalists aren’t supposed to talk about themselves but I have to say some of my favorite blogs are about real people that tell their own stories. Carrots N’ Cake blogger Tina Hauport shares her healthy lifestyle one carrot and one cupcake at a time. Truth be told I want to be her! I’m... Read more »

How to Eat When You're Not Hungry

I just survived the worst cold and lost about five lbs. which I didn’t need to lose. I was eating but nothing looked good. Plus I just didn’t have the energy to cook. You can never be too rich, but I do think you can be too thin. Sometimes illness, having a broken heart or... Read more »
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The Indulgent List

I admit it I make vision boards. I want 2011 to be more prosperous and fun than 2010 was! Some friends and I were discussing what our version of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Chicago would be like. Here’s Scene 1 were we over-indulge on a sale of decorative candles at Target. Or . . .... Read more »

Crazy Sexy Cancer Diet Book Out This Week

You may have heard of Kris Carr from her TLC documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer. In 2003, the 31-year-old actress/photographer Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Weeks later she began filming her story. Taking a seemingly tragic situation and turning it into a work of art, Kris shared her inspirational story of... Read more »

Help If You Hate To Exercise

“I’d run but the ice might fall out of my glass.”  – David Lee Roth  We all have our excuses: “I hate to sweat. I don’t have time to workout. I don’t have time for a shower! I’m not athletic. It’s so boring. I am not coordinated enough to exercise”. Here are a few ways... Read more »
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The Perfect Breakfast for a Cold Snowy Day

This is a wonderful recipe for a cold morning. I like to use gluten-free oats from Bob Red Mill’s. Oats are technically gluten free but due to the fact that most oats are processed along with gluten-containing foods it’s best to be safe and make sure you purchase the gluten-free variety. Celiacs and gluten-free eaters... Read more »