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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,...

Whole Foods ANDI Score

AMY GARDNER / March 1, 2011

First, I have to say how much I love whole foods.  Just stepping in the door makes me feel like I’m doing something good for myself.  It’s more than a grocery store, it’s an experience.  The high quality food is reason...

Cleansing

AMY GARDNER / January 21, 2011

One of the latest trends in dieting is cleansing.  The idea behind cleansing is that you can detoxify your body by eating exclusively fruits and vegetables in either in whole or liquid form for a certain period of time.  There are many...