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by Pam Pinto, AADP

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Fiber and Fat are good for you

Posted by Pam Pinto on January 12, 2016 at 6:15 PM


Still coming down off the holidays? Thinking about cleaning out the colon? Adding good fiber can help with that.

Eating a handful of nuts & seeds every day is a great way to add not only fiber but good fat into your diet too.

Nuts and seeds can help you lose or maintain weight by satisfying your appetite. They can also stabilize your blood-sugar levels and improve your cholesterol and triglycerides, which may re...

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Kick In The New Year With A Little Bit of Ginger

Posted by Pam Pinto on January 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Ginger is a spice perfect for any time of the year. Its fragrance can perk up everything from chai tea to apple pie. This humble root can also add a gentle kick of heat to stir fries or soups. The natural yeasts in the root can also be used to kick start a bubbly ginger beer. Give it a try!

The following recipe is from Wild Fermentation: The Flav...

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Don't Act Like The Grinch This Holiday Season

Posted by Pam Pinto on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Holiday Stress Disorder, which starts around Thanksgiving and runs right through to the New Year, is probably one of the most stressful times of the year. Holiday Stress Disorder was discovered by that beloved Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The Grinch is angry, irritated, and stressed out. Stress Free Supplements can help you to avoid stress this holiday season and feeling like a Grinch. When the body is stressed seve...

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It's Cold and Flu Season

Posted by Pam Pinto on November 6, 2015 at 6:15 PM

It's Time To Be Thankful For Your Health

It's the beginning of the holiday season, when we feel more stressed and start to consume unhealthy foods. What does this add up to? A weakened immune system. The holiday season is not only a time to gather with friends and family, ...

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Where Does Your Pet's Food Come From?

Posted by Pam Pinto on September 23, 2015 at 1:05 AM

Merrick Bought Out By Nestle Purina -

As more and more pet owners become skeptical of the ingredients in their beloved ...

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Ancient Cold Remedy - How Sweet It Is

Posted by Pam Pinto on September 13, 2015 at 3:05 AM

It's that time of year again, when the kids go back to school, the seasons begin to change and you start to hear about the upcoming cold & flu season through the media.

Over the years I have discovered how to "bee" healthy all season long with a tablespoon of sweet prevention everyday....raw manuka honey.


Although honey is enjoying a growing reputation in medical circles, in current times it is still considered an 'alternative remedy. But for...

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The Health Benefits of Zucchini

Posted by Pam Pinto on August 28, 2015 at 4:00 AM


What's all the squash about? When I was young my grandfather would pick the blossoms of the zucchini plant early in the morning for my grandmother to bread and fry up, or she would even stuff and bake the blossoms in the oven. I remember after I was married, she and my grandfather brought all the ingredients to my kitchen to share the tradi...

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Magnesium - The Miracle Mineral

Posted by Pam Pinto on August 12, 2015 at 4:15 AM

Summertime is quickly fading away but how about those muscle aches and pains from playing out in the sun? If they linger all year long your magnesium level may be the culprit.

Magnesium serves hundreds of functions within the body and is an important part of bone mineralization, heart health, a healthy nervous system, cellular energy, blood clotting, blood pressure, tooth enamel, immune function hormone regulation and the relaxation and activation of muscle tissue. Three qu...

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Local Stress Relief

Posted by Pam Pinto on July 21, 2015 at 12:45 AM


How you can reduce your stress, shop for dinner and support a farmer




Organic Leafy Greens and Herbs

Organic leafy green vegetables and herbs are filled with important phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins C, K, and E, B vitamins, chloro...

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