Sponsored: Book Recommendations

If you’ve got some time before the end of the year to read some books, or are looking for some books to give as gifts, here are some of my recommendations:

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 discover that this year it will be more expensive to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table. Here are some ways to save:

Sponsored: Where’s the protein?

A balanced eating plan that includes sources of protein is satisfying, and also helps build and maintain muscle mass.

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 it is better for you. This is known as an “Appeal to Nature” logical fallacy. This plays on the mistaken belief that just because something is natural it is better for you; or if something isn’t natural, it is bad or harmful. 

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 what if you want other options for kids that may have food allergies? Here are economical and fun items that you can buy and give out to those Halloween trick-or-treaters.

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 instead of relying on supplements.

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 primary care physician. For older adults, unplanned weight loss may cause a variety of problems:

Sponsored: Sources of potassium

Q: I have high blood pressure and my doctor has told me to get more sources of potassium in my diet – but I don’t like bananas.  What other foods are a source of potassium?

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?

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 have increased, donations of food, money, and time (volunteers) are struggling to keep up.

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