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2017- Wonderful Possibilities

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There’s something cleansing about the beginning of January.   I don’t think it’s about making new years resolutions; I prefer to think it’s the promise of latent potential taking root and a commitment to bring all kinds of wonderful possibilities to fruition.  Continue reading “2017- Wonderful Possibilities”

Treats for the lunch box

It’s been quite a while since I packed my children’s lunches for school.  Now they pack their own lunches and eat them at work.  But they still ask me to make some of their old favourites that used to show up in their lunch boxes or waiting for them on the kitchen table when they came home from school.  Little did they know that their treat was packed full of fruit or veggies.  IMG_0327

Baking can be a great weekend activity that’s fun for parents and children to do together.  It also gets kids involved in preparing and planning for what goes in their lunch boxes.

In keeping with my commitment to give my kids the tastiest and healthiest meals I came up with this tried and true muffin recipe. Continue reading “Treats for the lunch box”

Best-laid Plans

 

CanBPA_FramedFrom the time I was about 14 years old, I had annual appointments with a gynecologist to be tested for cancer. When my mom was pregnant with both my sister and me, she was given a medication called Diethylstilbestrol (DES). It was a medication that was given to pregnant women from about 1940-1971 to reduce the risk of miscarriage.  Not only was this drug proven to be ineffectual for that purpose, but in 1971, a report was published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing a probably link between cancer in  DES daughters, the girls who had been exposed to it in utero.

DES is an endocrine disruptor, meaning  it messes up hormone function. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences states that many common environmental pollutants are also endocrine disruptors. Continue reading “Best-laid Plans”

Three common factors that sabotage best intentions!

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Every  new day comes with the potential of sticking to a healthy lifestyle plan or not.  Here’s three common factors that can get in the way of having a pristine day. Continue reading “Three common factors that sabotage best intentions!”

With Every Breath We Take

Debra Air BlogIn my Welcome blog post, I mentioned that I’m a canary – sensitive to foods and odors around me.

When I was a little girl, I used to get up in the morning feeling well. I’d get dressed and go into the kitchen for breakfast of hot cereal with milk and sugar, while my mom sat at the table with me, sipping her coffee and reading the morning newspaper. In no time at all, I’d have mega heartburn and be seriously nauseated, complained that I felt sick and couldn’t go to school. The pediatrician said I had school phobia. He wasn’t aware about dairy intolerance and especially not about chemical sensitivity. Continue reading “With Every Breath We Take”

Getting into the Groove with Gx2

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Putting the plan into action

In the last post, I asked John to weigh in on the best way to begin the lifestyle changes he advocates for better health. In the podcast he talks about what should come first – diet or exercise. His answer is ‘yes’.

The more you do, the more likely you are to be successful. Just get started. Continue reading “Getting into the Groove with Gx2”

The Secret of getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain

fruits-market-colors-mediumI’m the kind of person who loves a challenge, so when John decided that it was time to change our lifestyle, I was pretty excited to jump right in!

He had been doing some research on geriatrics and the environment and had found studies that showed people who lived the longest, with the best health, lived in regions far away from industrially tainted air, farmed their own food without chemicals, and had pure, clean water to drink. Continue reading “The Secret of getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain”

Welcome!

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I’m Debra. 34 years ago I became a mom. Now I’m  a grandmother. Wow! When my grandmother was my age she had the countenance of an old woman, walking slowly, slightly hunched, dressed like an old woman would have in those days. Did I say old woman – twice? I’m talking 60 – my age now. I’d like to believe that 60 is the new 39. I want to be the grandmother who gives my grandkids underdoggies on the swings at the park; I welcome a scolding from my own kids for playing wild hide-and-seek with their little ones. I want to earn the title: Superbubbie! Continue reading “Welcome!”

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