Holidays

5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…celebrations can be a real disaster for your heart and your health. That’s why I wanted to share some of my best heart-smart secrets to make your holiday celebration both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Eating meat two or three times a week is fine in a heart-healthy diet. Some…

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A (Facebook) Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (of Thanks)!

…cooking), shuttling to the airport, getting the house ready for guests, and similar holiday errands. When we get too wrapped up in the “Turkey Day” logistics, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday, namely, the formal opportunity to contemplate and celebrate the many blessings we…

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Cooking Healthy: Baked Winter Squash

…-healthy diet plan. Need a new way to enjoy winter squash? Here’s a favorite recipe for cooking healthy from my kitchen. Try it now, and again as a holiday side dish. Heart-Healthy Baked Winter Squash Winter squash (acorn, butternut or crookneck) 1 T. olive oil 2 T. fresh cilantro or parsley Salt and pepper…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…the people and things we’re grateful for? Probably not often enough. But having an “attitude of gratitude,” which is what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about, is important to your emotional and physical health. It filters how you see the world and creates within you an atmosphere that fosters…

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Open Your Heart to Gratitude and Love

…cyberspace. I was so touched as I followed the story and gazed at the photo. Maybe I was even more moved because, once again, it was not the easiest of holiday seasons for us, with loved ones facing serious heath challenges. Whatever the reason, this simple story brought me to a serene state of gratitude and…

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How to Control Your Sugar Intake

…earlier and earlier ages. I’m not one to put a damper on fun, but I do want to make a case for moderation—during Halloween and throughout the holiday season. I've got some great, realistic tips on how to control sugar intake during Halloween and beyond. Tips to Avoid "Sugar Shock" * Steer clear of…

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My Favorite Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, you are probably considering what to make for the big meal. So, I wanted to once again share one of my favorite heart-healthy Thanksgiving recipes. Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish One of the most heart-healthy foods on many Thanksgiving tables…

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