Author Archives: Kristen

Protein (Recipe: No-Churn S’mores Ice-Cream)

Protein is what our muscles are made of. If your protein intake is inadequate, over time your body will “find it” in another place and cannibalize itself looking for more. And the first thing it does is to strip it … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Mayday by Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille (Recipe: Chicken, Spinach, and Mushroom Omelette)

Mayday by Thomas Block and Nelson DeMille. This book was good. Very good. Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile strikes a jumbo passenger jet. But it doesn’t go down. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Three passengers … Continue reading

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Is a Calorie a Calorie? (Recipe: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies)

According to the laws of thermodymanics, yes, all calories are created equal (at least on paper). However, the way the body breaks down carbohydrates, protein and fat, the three main sources of calories in our diet (four if you count alcohol), … Continue reading

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Talking Heads: Listening to Your Inner Voice (Recipe: Blueberry and Peach Coffee Cake)

A’s mom sent me this article titled “Talking Heads: What happens when scientists try to eavesdrop on the inner voice?” from Discover Magazine by Cassandra Willyard. It was really interesting. This is how it started (I’m sure you’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Give Your Brain a Workout (Recipe: Ina’s Blondies)

Moving your body is one of the best things you can do for your brain. When you exercise, your heart pumps oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells, and your body produces chemicals that stimulate the brain cells to sprout … Continue reading

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11 Things Every Type A Person Wants You to Know

I read this article on the 11 things every Type A person wants you to know. I consider myself Type A, so here goes: We’re not impatient, just efficient. I completely agree. Although, A swears he is going to make me more … Continue reading

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23 of 25 States with Highest Rates of Obesity are in the South and Midwest (Recipe: Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Spinach Quesadilla)

You’re probably thinking, “I could have guessed that.” The report is The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (formerly known as the F as in … Continue reading

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