Sponsored: Book Recommendations

If you’ve got some time before the end of the year to read some books, or are looking for some…
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Sponsored: Saving on Thanksgiving Supper

We’re all aware that many items in the supermarket have increased in price, so it will be no surprise to…
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Sponsored: Where’s the protein?

A balanced eating plan that includes sources of protein is satisfying, and also helps build and maintain muscle mass.
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Sponsored: When “Natural” Isn’t a Good-For-You Choice

Often marketers like to claim that their food, beverage, or supplements are “natural” to make you think that this means…
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Sponsored: Halloween Treat Alternatives

There’s nothing wrong with an occasional treat, but what if you don’t want to give out candy for Halloween? Or…
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Sponsored: Food First: Supplements Should be Secondary

In most cases it is better for us to get our vitamins and minerals and other nutrients from food first…
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Sponsored: When Weight Loss Can Be a Serious Issue

Unplanned weight loss any time in our lives may be a signal of illness and should be addressed with a…
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Sponsored: Sources of potassium

Q: I have high blood pressure and my doctor has told me to get more sources of potassium in my…
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Sponsored: Low-carb and low-sodium snacks

Q: What are some snack ideas for things I could eat that are low in carbohydrates and lower in sodium?
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Sponsored: Helping Our Neighbors

Many local food banks and food pantries have been struggling to meet increased needs in our communities. While requests for assistance…
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Sponsored: Meals for guests who have diabetes

Q: I am having a friend over for dinner who has diabetes and was planning on serving a rotisserie chicken…
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Sponsored: 'Vegetarian fed' chicken

Q: When brands have “vegetarian fed” on chicken packages what does that mean?
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Sponsored: Will becoming vegetarian protect me from getting Covid19?

Q: Will giving up meat and becoming vegetarian protect me from getting Covid19? 
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Sponsored: (More) Reading Recommendations

6 Books worth reading if you like to learn more about medicine, food history, and agriculture.  Let me know what…
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Sponsored: Recommended Reading

Here is a partial list of 12 of the books I’ve read over the past 12 months.  I tend to…
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Sponsored: Healthy ways to gain weight

Q: My elderly mother has lost quite a bit of weight that she couldn’t really afford to lose and her…
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Sponsored: Do You Need to Take Supplements?

Here are some reasons why you may need to take vitamin and mineral supplements:
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Sponsored: Want to Learn More About Supplements?

Taking vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements sounds pretty harmless, right? We often see supplements on supermarket, superstore and pharmacy shelves that…
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Sponsored: Should You Avoid MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)?

Are you a person who thinks you may be allergic or sensitive to MSG? First, let’s take a closer look…
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Sponsored: Spotting fad diets

Frequently I get asked what I think about diet books and fad diets. Since there are so many fad diets,…
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Sponsored: What's the unit price?

If you’re a savvy supermarket shopper, you probably already know what the unit price is. This is the cost or price…
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Sponsored: Summer Snacking

With kids home from school many are looking for summer snack ideas that won’t break the bank and are better…
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Sponsored: Protect Yourself and Others from Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

We typically acclimate to warmer temperatures and humidity by adjusting our exercise habits to cooler times of the day and…
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Sponsored: What Does “Shop Local” Mean?

Did you know that there’s no real definition of the word “local” when it comes to food? The USDA (US Department…
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Sponsored: Kicking the sugar habit

Q: I am working on having balanced meals and improving my health, but I have a real “sweet tooth” that…
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Sponsored: Low-sodium cooking ideas

Q: My doctor has advised me to cut down on my sodium and added salt to see if that helps…
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Sponsored: Diet for celiac disease

Q: I’ve just found out that I’ve gotten celiac disease and am a bit overwhelmed. Where do I start as…
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Sponsored: Heart-healthy meals

Q: My husband has recently had bypass surgery and I want to learn more about preparing heart healthy meals. Do you…
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Sponsored: What To Do If You Can’t Find Infant Formula

Starting in 2020 we saw some shortages of infant formula. In late February of 2022, Abbott Nutrition products were part…
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Sponsored: Why Weight Loss is more than a Quick Fix

This time of year we’re often bombarded with weight loss diets and supplements that promise that we can be “beach…
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Sponsored: Healthy lunch ideas

Q: I need some ideas for easy and healthy lunches I can easily pack up for myself to make at…
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Sponsored: The Dirty Tricks of the “Dirty Dozen”

Just as those first flowers appear in the Spring, so does the annual “Dirty Dozen” list — and this year…
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Sponsored: What does “Pasture-raised” mean?

Pasture-raised can mean a variety of different things depending on the animal or poultry and who is putting the label…
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Sponsored: Why Food Borne Illness Can be Dangerous

How many times have you eaten a meal at home or out at a restaurant and had a bit of…
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Sponsored: Ingles Information Aisle

Did you know that I host a weekly radio program called the “Ingles Information Aisle”? It airs on Saturday mornings on…
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Sponsored: Responsible carb consumption

Q: I love my “carbs” but tend to overdo it, especially with pasta, and this affects my blood sugar since…
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Sponsored: More than Mayo and Mustard: Conquering Condiments

Condiments act to enhance flavors of food and for sandwiches, mayonnaise and mustard are often the “go-to” condiments, but they…
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Sponsored: Buying local year round

For many of us the idea of buying local foods to support our community makes sense in the summer months…
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Sponsored: Leah’s List: (More) Book Recommendations

1. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know Adam Grant — “It takes confident humility to admit…
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Sponsored: Leah’s List of Book Recommendations

One of my “Pandemic Positives” has been reading more non-fiction books. Pre-Pandemic I’d describe my reading habits as “escapism”; I’d…
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Sponsored: Ways to Save on Grocery Shopping

It’s no secret that the cost of food items has increased at supermarkets across the country since the start of…
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Sponsored: What does “grass fed” mean and is it better for you?

It’s important to understand that most beef cattle graze on grasses. Even when cattle are moved to feedlots, their rations, calculated…
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Sponsored: The Team Players of the Food Scene

The term “superfood” is a marketing term used to sell products. Each year a different pricey “superfood” seems to attract…
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Sponsored: Coping with Covid19 – Shopper Tips

It is undeniable that starting in March of 2020 the global Pandemic has caused disruptions in the supply chain. The…
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Sponsored: Looking at Labels

With so many food items in the supermarket it can get confusing. What should you pay attention to? Where should…
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Sponsored: How do your nuts measure up?

Often people talk about nuts in a general way, as if they all taste the same, and we know that’s…
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Sponsored: All about iron

What foods are the best sources of iron? Animal, fish/seafood and poultry products are the best and offer the most…
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Sponsored: Budget shopping

The USDA has introduced a new app to make money saving shopping easier. This new free tool can be downloaded…
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Sponsored: What to do with fresh cranberries

If you think about a bag of fresh cranberries like a tart fruit it may be easier to think about how…
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Sponsored: Low-sodium foods

Q: My doctor has said to cut down on sodium. Why can’t I find foods that have no sodium?
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