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How I barely escaped my family legacy of obesity

Without a doubt, the cards were stacked against me growing up. My mother and grandmother were morbidly obese, other relatives were overweight, and our eating environment was not what I would call healthy. Meals mostly revolved around white bread with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

Consciously or not, the average American consumes 28 teaspoons of added sugars a day – that’s more than 90 pounds of sugar per year. The American Heart Association recommends women limit their added sugar to just 100 calories per day … Continue reading

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Fruit: friend or foe for those with IBS?

You probably know that fruit contains the natural sugar called fructose. But did you know that processed foods and sweetened beverages like soda often contain fructose in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? In fact, HFCS is a huge … Continue reading

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One Reason I Love Fridays

After a very long cold winter, the time has finally come for the local farmers’ markets to open. Last Friday I visited one of my favorites – the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market. I headed straight for the organic food stand … Continue reading

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