Category Archives: tips

Jumpstart Your Health

April, 2017

As you know, April is Just Do It Month!

I want to report back and let you know that my daughter is officially enrolled in camp and a weight has been lifted off of my shoulder! 

And now – my second Just Do It thing for the month:  I have a pile of stuff that has claimed space on my laundry room floor for over a month now.  It’s become part of the decor. I’ve gotta Just Do It and deal with having it donated! 

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Stop Thinking and Start Doing

April, 2017

Hello Instillers!

April is here and boy do I have an exciting one planned for YOU!

Although I am an Asics kind of gal (they fit my feet perfectly!), I have decided that April will best be represented Nike style:


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How Much Sugar Should We Be Eating?

March 1, 2017

Check out the menu below.

It very well could be what a kid would eat in a typical day, right?


  • breakfast:  Life cereal & milk
  • snack:  granola bar
  • lunch:  turkey sandwich, fruit, goldfish, juice box
  • snack: fruit
  • dinner:  chicken parmesan and broccoli
  • dessert:  scoop of ice-cream

Seems harmless enough, right?


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Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Diet

January 31, 2017

This past Saturday I went to hear Dr. Joel Fuhrman speak.  Have you heard of him?  He is a medical doctor who advocates what he termed a Nutritarian Diet, which is a diet rich in micronutrients. (Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.)

For those of you have been following my blog for some time, you know that I am obsessed with vegetables and getting enough into our diets – and that is the Nutritarian way as well – vegetables should be the largest amount of food you eat and sugars and processed foods should be the least.  But that is a no brainer, right?  MOST diets advocate this.

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