Well Being

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Pink Ribbon Month

By Marsha Fottler and Judi Gallagher. This is the 25th year that America has officially observed Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October. Nationwide, the next few weeks are filled with events both expansive and intimate but all geared to heighten our knowledge of breast cancer prevention and treatment, and to raise money for …

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Successful Dieting in Spite of Holiday Temptations

By Marsha Fottler – If you’re into a weight loss/healthy living program and doing pretty well with your diet and exercise lifestyle routines, you realize you’ve got to chart a smart course through the holiday season (now through about the middle of January) that helps you sidestep social gatherings which are minefields of sweet temptation. …

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Food and Kitchen Trends – What’s Hot and What’s Not

By Marsha Fottler – It’s a new year and tastes change. Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of food – supermarket shelves, cookbooks, restaurants, your dinner table and your kitchen. Everything, everybody and everywhere gets affected by the fickleness of taste buds, by rising food costs and by what celebrity chefs have …

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Parents, Be Prepared with a Readymade

By Herb Gardener – Parenting was, I think, the first service industry. The contemporary playdate is its chamber of commerce mixer. When my daughter Fauna’s friends visit I want the moms and dads to enjoy good food and refreshments between directives to share toys and play nice. Even with limited stores I can usually deliver …

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Sugar Alternatives, Know When to Use Which Ones

By Chef Judi Gallagher – When scanning the aisles at the grocery store, you’ll notice there are an incredible number of  refined white sugar alternatives. How do you know which ones to use? Isn’t fructose bad for you? Sugar is often associated with fattening foods, diabetes and high energy. But there are a lot of …

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