Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

What’s more elusive than Bigfoot and arguably more actively sought after? Money? Fame? True love? You’ve already read the title so you know where I’m going with this. Abs. Rectus Abdominis. We all have them. If only we could see them. Even after slimming down, the abs elude. We think that if we could just get that last five or ten pounds off, perhaps they’ll show up. So we exercise. We crunch. We sit up. We buy fancy machines with great hope and promise. Two weeks go by and the stomach looks more irritated than dissipated. I don’t think that getting abs...

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Putting the C in Cauliflower

Putting the C in Cauliflower

The Vitamin that Makes this Cruciferous Crucial   It’s no surprise the benefits of cauliflower can be lengthy. Just one look at this veggie and you can tell it’s closely related to the infamous broccoli family, which has been well understood as a potent cruciferous. Like it’s cousin, cauliflower is dense with a whole alphabet of vitamins and nutrients. Most notably is the Vitamin C content. Making up an impressive 73%, Vitamin C tops the chart (literally, see this whfoods source) and provides 54 milligrams of it per cup. That’s great, but what does Vitamin C really do? You see it...

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Peace and Grandpa Pete

Peace and Grandpa Pete

Today is August 11th, and today I bury my Grandpa Pete. Six years ago on this day, I was by my grandma’s side as she passed away. Now I pray they are together in Heaven.  I was close to my grandparents. My Grandpa Pete, who married my grandma the year I was born, was the only Grandpa I have ever known. When I think of my grandparents, I think of the summers I spent in La Grande, Oregon. With them, I learned so much. My grandparents literally lived off the land. They had a huge garden where they grew all their...

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When Waves Crash

When Waves Crash

For the first time in what has felt like forever, I am vacationing with my family. Not that our family hasn’t been vacationing. It’s just that I haven’t always been able to play along. So much time has gone by where I have been merely the cheerleader. Not that it’s a bad gig, but I’ve missed out. I spent a lot of years in poor health and unable to join in the fun. Regardless, vacation has always been a joy. Even if seen from a different vantage point.  But now, it’s different. I am riding a wave, literally, off the...

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