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    The HCG Diet

    The HCG diet was developed originally by Dr. A.T.W Simeons, MD, a British endocrinologist. His protocol and medical findings were published in his manuscript “Pounds & Inches.” He established a clinic in Rome, Italy in the 1950’s where he developed a reputation for safe and effective weight loss with his HCG diet protocol. According to Dr. Simeons, obesity in all its many forms is due to an abnormal functioning of some part of the body and that every ounce of abnormally accumulated fat is always the result of the same disorder of certain regulatory mechanisms. He was ahead of...

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    Planning Ahead for Healthy Lunchboxes

    Even though it’s summer break, it’s a good time to begin efforts on improving school lunches for your children. By the end of the school year, lunches don’t look quite as healthy as the enthusiastic start of September. Now is a good time to redirect your efforts and challenge those little taste buds before the school year begins. Provide Nutrient-dense Foods The first aspect to consider is that kids don’t get much time to actually eat at school. Even though there is a 20-minute lunch break, they only get about 10 minutes to sit down . That means we...

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    How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

    Having a baby is a natural and beautiful process. It is a blessing. However, for many women it can be a stressful time. Stress can contribute to a more difficult childbirth. As a woman prepares to bring a baby into the world, there are many factors that can play a role in creating the optimal birth. One of the first steps is to reduce stress. How are we affected by stress? Is our stress largely due to stressful events in our lives? Or is it caused by body dysfunction? There are many natural strategies that can be implemented to...

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    Wentworth by the Sea…The Last of the Grand Dame Hotels

    What is that quaint, little portside town with the glistening steeples and lovely, historic homes and architecture? This is a question I would ask myself so many times as we crossed the Piscataqua River on our way to Maine and back. Considering I have such a love of seaport towns, it was amazing that I hadn’t found my way to Portsmouth, New Hampshire many years before. But finally, one year we stopped…and I’ve been going back ever since. For me, Portsmouth has it all. Locally sourced, fresh and imaginative cuisine; historic buildings; cozy sidewalk cafes; art galleries; jazz clubs;...

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    Is Stress Making You Fat?

    The answer is YES.  Stress can be exactly what is causing you to keep putting on weight even though you have been making healthy dietary choices and exercising regularly.  Stress is anything that impacts your body whether real or perceived.  It can be emotional in the case of dealing with family, financial and work issues, chemical from the foods, medications, alcohol or hormonal imbalances, or physical from type of job, illnesses, and surgeries to environmental allergies and exposure to pollutants.  People experience and perceive stress differently; some people eat when stressed while others can’t eat at all.  Either way,...

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    Luxury Comes Naturally at the Inn by the Sea in Maine

    With a tagline like “Luxury comes Naturally,” you can be sure I was looking forward to my stay at the Inn by the Sea in Crescent Beach, Maine. So often when we hear the terms “ecofriendly” or “green hotel,” I think most people’s perceptions are…scratchy, uncomfortable bedding; low pressure showers; dim lighting; less comfort and inconvenience…all this for a higher price! It couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, a recent study found that many green hotels were actually less expensive than other comparable hotels. And you can definitely find luxury at an ecofriendly hotel. Voted one of...

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    Do You Really Know What Hormones Do?

    As Sue thought about her upcoming anniversary celebration, it was with mixed emotions. She was really looking forward to an evening out with her husband alone but was dreading what she knew would come after – SEX! It was hard for her to believe how her once robust libido had taken a sharp nose dive shortly after the birth of her children. Funny how nature works, but no it wasn’t funny at all especially now that her sex drive was virtually nonexistent. Sexual intimacy was something she had once enjoyed immensely in the early years of her marriage but...

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    A Quintessential New England Ecofriendly Resort: The Nonantum Resort

    Quintessential New England… that was my first thought as I drove through the picturesque, winding, maple and oak tree-lined roads into Kennebunkport. Passing by quaint little shops, luxurious hotels and charming inns, enticing restaurants and the coolest directional signs I’ve ever seen, I could feel every muscle in my body relax. Having been to Maine dozens of times, somehow I’ve always missed this place. And if you’ve ever been, you know I was definitely missing out! Maine in October would not be my first choice of places to visit, being that my motto is “the hotter the better!” But,...