2021 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen Produce Lists

The non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) is dedicated to protecting the environment and our health. That is why every spring, the EWG creates the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen produce list. They measure the pesticide residue left on fruit and vegetables after they have been washed and peeled. The 2021 Dirty Dozen list includes the … Read more

Top 12 Books to Read in 2021

Picking out an interesting book can be challenging. That’s why I created this list of 12 books to read in 2021. My book club always selects outstanding books, so I am passing along the best ones to you. Since I am a healthy living expert, I’ve added some healthy lifestyle books for the body, mind, … Read more

Want to Grow a Healthy Faith? Start Here! by Felicia Fergusonn

With spring only a few calendar flips away, adding good soil to my garden beds is creeping up my priority list. Nurturing the soil where my daylilies, roses, and daisies grow will ensure a beautiful season for me and a bountiful buffet for the butterflies, bees, and birds they attract. Garden stores like Lowe’s and … Read more

6 Tips to Fight Your Sweet Tooth by Kristen Hogrefe Parnell

How sweet life would be if Reese’s peanut butter cups offered nutritional value. Currently staring me down is a half-full bag of Reese’s “Thins,” a delightful but deceptive treat that makes you subconsciously think they’re good for you. They’re not. Clearly, I’m no health expert, nutritionist, or disciplined foodie. Rather, I’m the girl next door … Read more

6 Cancer and Disease Prevention Tips for Families on a Budget (By Ginny Dent Brant)

Nothing impacts a family more than the sting of cancer or a life-threatening disease. In 1930, the cancer rates were one in thirty. For today’s children, the rates are now one in two for getting cancer in their lifetime. In 2020, COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease. Research … Read more