How Much Caffeine is in Your Favorite Beverage?

I am the first one to admit, I love coffee-but not caffeine. We must be aware of how much caffeine our beverages contain. An 8 oz. cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine. A soda such as Coke or Mountain Dew has about 50 mg. Energy drinks can have between 80 – 240 mg depending on the size….

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Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie

My Version of Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie  This Shepard’s Pie uses heart healthy ground turkey which is lower in fat than traditional versions. Also, I swapped out the butter and cream for chicken broth and buttery spread while adding more vegetables than usual. Sauteed veggies and spices add flavor to this fall comfort food dinner. Ingredients for the potatoes: 8…

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Healthier Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Select an apple variety with lots of flavor to make this favorite dessert with nutritious ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 8-10 washed, unpeeled, sliced or diced apples 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water 1 cup oats 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4…

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Don’t Despair! Take Control of Your Life and Health

Your Life and Health are In Your Hands – Not In the Hands of the Government Given the past two weeks of watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, one thing is sure-our country is fragmented. Depending on which political side you are on, or if you aren’t on either side, you may feel a sense of despair. The definition of despair…

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Lose Weight with My Healthy Eating Plan Challenge

Do You Need Help Finding the Healthiest Weight Loss Plan? Now that I have your attention about weight loss, I will let you in on a secret. By eating from the Mediterranean Diet Plan, you can also add years to your life, take care of your heart and lose weight the healthy way. Studies done on more than 1.5 million healthy…

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Medicinal Marijuana versus Smoking Weed to Get High

It is a myth that marijuana is not addictive and not harmful. Today’s statistics and research proves otherwise. Studies show the long term effects of Cannabis on the brains of children, teens and young adults, a hard fact I learned at a recent class taught at Sierra College for the Foster Kinship Care Education. As a volunteer for CASA, Court…

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Weight Loss - Lynell Ross

7 Surprising Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

It is the new year and you may be tired of eating rich holiday foods, indulging in sweets and high calorie beverages. You could even be tired of sitting around watching TV and want to get moving, but the weather is cold, and you have so much to do that you can’t find time! What do you think are the…

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A Heart Centered Perspective on Your Health

It is time to start enjoying your life, to start living a heart centered life. As a Health Coach, I have learned that a heart centered life means being fully present, mindful, aware of who you truly are, and being as healthy as you can be. When you are honest with yourself, you can forgive yourself for past mistakes, take…

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New Fall Workshop: Back In Balance

Please join me for this inspiring workshop: Back in Balance~ Creating Healthy Habits! Did you know that 80-90% of diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers are PREVENTABLE through simple lifestyle changes? Take control of your health and happiness, by joining this empowering workshop When: Wednesday evenings beginning October 21, 28, November 4 & 11th Where: The…

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Ten Tips to Manage Stress

Stress seems to be the buzz word these days. Everyone is stressed out. Sometimes it feels as though we are in competition to see who is the busiest. In the process of writing my book on wellness, Health Coach Wisdom, I discovered that we have the power not only to manage stress but to eliminate it. Stress is merely our…

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