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Weighing in on “Baby Weight”

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

AMY GARDNER / August 23, 2017

What nourishes you?  What crucial ingredients make up the recipe for your wellbeing?  Food, while certainly important, isn’t the only way we nourish ourselves.  I was talking with some colleagues recently about how we recharge.  It was interesting (and not...

The Big Problem with Fat Shaming

AMY GARDNER / February 23, 2016

Check out the homerun letter Jill Merrigan writes in response to this article on Boston.com   Dear Eric Wilbur and editors at Boston.com, The problem is not with Pablo Sandoval’s weight but is with the inappropriate emphasis and attention you have given to Sandoval’s weight....

10 Reasons to Eat Local

AMY GARDNER / June 17, 2015

Eating locally.  We hear about it all the time but why is it important?  Eating locally means choosing foods that are raised, crafted or grown nearby.  Where do you find these foods?  At your local farmers market, farm stands, Community Shared Agriculture programs...

Get Your Greens!

AMY GARDNER / December 2, 2014

We featured the first smoothie listed below at our wellness table at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Quincy last week and received rave reviews!  Many people asked for the recipe so we thought we’d re-post it.  Try both of these...

Eat Your Fat Folks!

AMY GARDNER / August 7, 2014

For years, health practitioners led by USDA guidelines, have been encouraging people to cut out fat.  The result has been an influx of highly processed, low fat options that are higher in sugar and/or simple carbohydrates.  We’ve also led on the assumption that a calorie,...