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Eggs from Backyard Chickens May Pose Consumption Problems

What you don’t know about your chickens could hurt you or others. Whether you’re raising chickens in your backyard as pets or as a source of fresh eggs, a Kansas State University pharmacologist, Ronette Gehring, associate professor of veterinary pharmacology at the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and regional director of the Midwest branch of […]

My Go-To Costco Shopping List (Part I)

Today I'm going to share Part I of a two part series on my go-to Costco shopping list for real food, which will include produce, pantry staples, frozen organic veggies and fruit, organic meat options, and a few other tidbits. But first I am going to give you my short primer on shopping at Costco.... ? Read More: My Go-To Costco Shopping List (Part I)

Wow! Thank You! My Carb Confession Triggered Your Tales of Relapse, Too

Talk to us: Have you had a relapse? Were you embarrassed to admit it to others as I was? Let us know. Recently, with great embarrassment and perhaps a bit of shame, I made what I call My Carb Confession. Bittersweet_banner_final (2)I...Show More Summary

Recipe: Homemade Ice Cream Cake!

Every now and then we break the rules with a special homemade treat like this one that I'm sharing today. That's because it's unrealistic to think you'll never indulge in a sweet treat again (oh, the horror!), and I fully recognize that...Show More Summary

Healthy Eating Tips to Build a Better Breakfast and Cholesterol Awareness Month

September is Build a Better Breakfast Month and Cholesterol Awareness Month. It’s a wonderful time to play around with new recipes and seasonal flavors and it’s even better when it’s good-for-you too. I recently appeared on WBAL to share some of my favorite ways to help you make better breakfasts and heart healthy meals. Check out […]

Understanding Calorie Context on Food Labels Encourages Healthy Food Choices

Many people are unaware of how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandated nutrition labels, based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, can help them make better food choices. A simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While not an […]

48 Hour Deal: The Fresh 20

The Fresh 20, started by my friend (and fellow mother) Melissa, is a meal planning service that helps take the guesswork out of what to have for dinner.... ? Read More: 48 Hour Deal: The Fresh 20

Share Your Sweet Success Story to this Sugar Shock Blog

Have you shed weight, eliminated your horrible headaches, gotten rid of your pre-cancerous condition, or done away with another pesky health problem by kicking or cutting back on sugar, refined carbs and other high-glycemic foods such...Show More Summary

Video: A Tour of my Real Food Refrigerator

As part of my pantry and kitchen video tour series, here is what you'll find inside my refrigerator!... ? Read More: Video: A Tour of my Real Food Refrigerator

Fall Food and Fun

Fall is just around the corner and that means football parties, weekend getaways, and outdoor entertaining.  This week I appeared on Let’s Talk Live DC to share some of my fun and flavorful ideas to blend a little health and happiness into your fall gatherings. Watch the clip below or read on to learn more […]

September 30-Day Challenge: Take Care of Your Heart

The focus of this month's 30-Day Challenge is THREE SIMPLE WAYS you can take care of your heart (yes, only three!) and help keep your cholesterol in a healthy range. And maybe even more importantly keep your heart healthy for years, and years, and YEARS of love.

5 Inexpensive Real Food Snacks for Sports and School

I don't believe that in recreational sports there needs to be a snack given. But on the occasion that they are, there are so many other great ideas for real food snacks that can feed the teams and classes!... ? Read More: 5 Inexpensive Real Food Snacks for Sports and School

Celiac Disease may not be Sufficiently Controlled by Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac disease, a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the small intestine that can result in malnutrition, is traditionally treat with a gluten-free diet (GFD). However, recent evidence shows that a GFD may not be sufficient to prevent serious complications related to celiac disease. Show More Summary

8 Organic Products with More Sugar Than You Think!

You asked for more surprising products with "More Sugar Than You Think"...so here they are!... ? Read More: 8 Organic Products with More Sugar Than You Think!

World Health Organization Studying Micronutrient Fortification of Condiments and Seasonings

Micronutrient deficiencies affect the health and cognitive development of at least one-third of the world’s population, representing 7.3 percent of all global disease. The World Bank has called micronutrient fortification the most cost-effective of all health interventions. Show More Summary

Recipe: Raspberry Almond Lunch Box Waffles + 5-day School Lunch Meal Plan

Today we are talking about a fabulous (colorful) fruit option that holds up really well in the lunch box, and that's berries!... ? Read More: Recipe: Raspberry Almond Lunch Box Waffles + 5-day School Lunch Meal Plan

You Can Retrain Your Brain to Prefer Healthier Foods!

Join the Conversation: Does this news excite you, too? If you find it hard to say no to candies, cookies, chips, it may be because your brain is addicted to them, according to a new study. In short, your brain is actually hooked on junk...Show More Summary

Mindful Eating Summit: Catch Up on All Interviews Tomorrow

Join the Conversation. What's your biggest Ahah! from the Mindful Eating Summit? Earlier on this Sugar Shock Blog, I mentioned this fabulous Mindful Eating Summit, which features interviews with amazing people. Host Dr. Susan Albers has done a truly magnificent job with this event, which features top mindful eating experts such as Dr. Show More Summary

Video: A Tour of My Kitchen!

So just for fun here's a look inside some of our cabinets including our kitchen's best kept secret...the back pantry!... ? Read More: Video: A Tour of My Kitchen!

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