Today’s Healthy Dose – Spaghetti Squash

Nope, it doesn’t taste like spaghetti, but it can help lower your intake of empty carbs and up your intake of veggies. And, you’ll get a healthy dose 🙂 of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese and Potassium. Just bake it, then sauté the strings in a touch of healthy oil. Add some herbs and a little parmesan cheese and those “other” side dishes may have to get used to sitting on the shelf!


Today’s Healthy Dose – Nutrition Criminals

These bad boys will steal your health right out from under you (in no particular order, they are all just bad) …

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup and Refined Sugars
  • Trans Fats (aka Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated)
  • Vegetable Oils (Soy, Corn, Canola, Cottonseed, Safflower)
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Gluten based grains
  • Low or Non-Fat Dairy
  • Anything Heavily Processed
  • Anything Deep Fried in Vegetable Oil
  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Sodium (not to be confused with natural Sea Salt which is an essential nutrient for good health)

Today’s Healthy Dose – Vitamin D

It’s the new oat bran!  But did you know there are two types of Vitamin D in pill form? D3 works okay, D2 not so much. Both need LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) to taxi them through your bloodstream, and taking too much can cause issues.

Here’s an idea. Get the ideal forms of vitamin D in the ideal amounts. Ditch the sun screen and take a twenty minute walk, or putter in the garden, or just be still, close your eyes, and soak up some rays. Every cell in your body will thank you.

Today’s Healthy Dose – A Great Role Model

My mother, now officially in her 70’s, after raising two children and a husband, caring for an assortment of pets, volunteering in her community, beating cancer, and giving an endless amount of support to friends, family, and those in need (both human and not), is the most compassionate and caring woman I know. She also walks, does tai chi, plays bocci ball, reads food labels and can out-shop me on any given day.

People often ask where I get my inspiration….

I love you Mom. Happy Birthday!!