Yes, It is that season again for tons of eating and having fun! A while ago I discuss the importance of being aware of your eating habits during this holiday season. This is the season for mindless eating where defined by Wikipendia – How food psychology and the food environment influence what, how much, and when people eat. It is so important to break this kind of habit immediately before it starts. Here are some suggestions to battle mindless eating:  

Eating healthy for the holidays are very important but you do not have to starve or deprive  yourself from enjoying holiday eating. Cakes, pies, cookies and candy. The holidays are a time of feasting upon a variety of foods, including sweets. You don’t have to avoid all of​ your favorite treats during the holidays. Just remember to do portion control.

Desserts can be a part of a healthful diet when enjoyed in moderation. If you are going to

enjoy some home baked goodies, forego the piece so big you need a steak knife to cut it


During thanksgiving we think of meals being Turkey, stuffing with giblet gravy,  green beans with bacon bits and collards with turkey necks.  But what about those who are vegetarians?  What can they eat while the carnivorous are enjoying their meals? Vegetarians have a variety of different foods such as Touf Turkey to vegetarian stuffing and yes, they can have a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal!  Here are some healthy vegetarian recipes that you may want to add to your Thanksgiving meal.  Happy Thanksgiving and Enjoy!!

Vegetarian Tofu Turkey Loaf

By Jolinda Hackett


2 blocks firm or extra firm tofu, well pressed

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil

1 1/2 tbsp dry sherry

3 tbsp water

1/4 tsp black pepper


Freeze the tofu overnight. Allow it to thaw, then press well to squeeze out all the extra water.

Place the tofu blocks in a lightly greased loaf pan, squeezing them as close together as possible.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingr...

Diabetes Awareness is in November and diabetes has become a tremendous epidemic nationwide.  It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are unaware they have it.  But there is good news that diabetes can be managed and even prevented with a few lifestyle changes.

Persons with diabetes are unable to make or properly use insulin.  There are certain factors place individuals at a higher risk for developing the most common form, Type 2 diabetes.

Who is at Risk?

The persons who are at risk include older age, obesity, a family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity and race or ethnicity. African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino-Americans, American Indians and some Asian-Americans and Native-Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for Type 2 diabetes and its complications.

What Are Symptoms of Diabetes?

Many people who are unaware they...

Have you ever visit a nursing home lately?  Have you notice that there are more senior citizens are being diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease?  In a Gallup poll

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This blog is meant to inform and entertain the general public and other healthcare providers on nutrition and health issues. Information on this blog does not replace that of your own health care provider. The opinions presented on this blog are my own and do not necessarily represent that of my employer or associations.  This blog is designed for educational and entertainment purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for personal medical attention, diagnosis or hands-on treatment. None of the information in these posts are to be mistaken for medical care or recommendations. ALWAYS consult your doctor prior to changing your diet or starting a new supplement or exercise regime. The information in this blog is based in either opinion, life experience, or sometimes hard science. As I am simply sharing what I feel to be the truth in my life, I always urge people to find what they consider to be theirs. Thanks for reading and enjoy!


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