It Happened This Week: Heartburn, Happiness & Informed Intuition


my girls and their health

Do you take drugs to tame heartburn?  While experts generally agree they’re good on a temporary basis, there’s growing concern over their chronic use.  Check out this article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

Looks like we don’t need expensive vegetable washes to remove pesticide residues from fresh produce.  Scientists have found tap water works just as well.  Adequate friction — that is, rubbing the produce under water — is key, too.  A mild solution of vinegar worked well to remove bacteria and viruses.

You may be happier than you think. Check out Prevention’s 9 signs< that tell you that.  One of the signs:  You have a sister.  Awww.  Click on some of their other happiness links, too, for more uplifting reads.

Chef Lisa gave us some ideas for “beautiful and quick feasts” yesterday (love how she described that).  Check out my post on for other ideas on making healthy eating happen, fast food style.

Crabby McSlacker returned this week, with her usual clever and spot-on take on things, this time on intuitive eating and exercise.  Don’t miss “The Cranky Fitness Informed-Intuitive Approach to Fitness and Nutrition.”

Have a great weekend, everyone! I’m off to New York City to participate on a panel about binge eating at the National Eating Disorder Association.

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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