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Magnesium: the ant worker of the body system

Posted by Katie jessop on 2013-04-3 15:12

Magnesium, is one busy little nutrient.  It is involved in more than 300 different activities in your body.  One of its star roles is in bone structure, along with calcium and phosphorus. And while health professionals have been touting...

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Resolved to be better?

Posted by Katie jessop on 2012-12-19 16:31

Resolutions are really goals, aren’t they? And I don’t like goals. I do not state them or write them down.  Instead I sneak up on them. I sniff around them, poke at them, but would never just stride right up and meet...

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I’m Small on Smoothies

Posted by Katie jessop on 2012-04-2 10:36

Does everyone own a blender?  Mine turned 12 this year, and has been making smoothies each morning for that long. I know this because I received it as a wedding present.  Everyone has experienced some version of a...

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Drinking around a Christmas tree

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-11-29 11:44

Yearly we go to our in-laws’ golf club for the annual holiday party. It is a family affair, with ‘kid food’ and a magician. In preparation for the 500 or so people that come, the golf club cranks up the heat. And shut the windows....

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-10-6 9:19

For a while now my husband has been asking me to move to a more vegetarian way of life.  I don’t have any issue with it, but I worried about my kids. Would they revolt?  My younger one is showing his adventurous nature by putting pepper...

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Healthy eating advice - who are you going to listen to?

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-05-24 10:46

If you want to feel bad about what you eat, make sure you read ‘What Nutritionists Eat’ in this month’s

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Extremely good news for anyone looking for a healthy meal on the go

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-05-3 9:25

Extreme Pita has just launched its new menu across Canada – including two adult and four kid sized pitas that meet the Health Check nutrient criteria. What is more, they have produced a nice big nutrition info poster that is prominently displayed...

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Sports snacks – from treats to fuel

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-04-12 16:28

This year for the first time ever I volunteered to coach our local school swim team.  I am an avid swimmer so it seemed like a good idea.  Little did I know that I was wading into the battleground of sports snacks.  What are sports...

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How can you possibly compare one food to another?

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-03-7 9:22

I love Top Ten lists.  We all do.  I will listen longer to a radio station that has a day’s most popular countdown.  If it is a dance music station, it tells me what sorts of songs are popular for those who still go to ‘the...

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The glow of winter vegetables

Posted by Katie jessop on 2011-02-7 10:53

What woman does not want to be Halle Berry?  She is beautiful in every sense of the word.  Gorgeous body, stunning face and a look of calm and kindness.  Not all of it can be Photoshop.  It is a far cry from the person I see in the...

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