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Organic or Conventional?

The question remains, should you eat organic or conventional. “Oh, organic food is soooo expensive” we whine. But is it really? Lets look at some costs.

Medical costs of illness in this country are staggering.

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Porridge for Breakfast… A Great Start!

Yesterday I talked about eating whole grains and gave you a basic recipe for brown rice. Now… what do you do with brown rice and in this case, short grain brown rice?

Take away the box and we are lost. Yes there is life after boxed and processed food. ­čÖé

Lets start with breakfast.

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Eating Healthy in Japan Part 1

I am in Tokyo teaching my HealthWorks Energy Healing program. It is wonderful. But how do you eat well when you are away from home?

I am lucky that I have a condo with a galley kitchen set up.  There is a 2 burner gas stove, hot pot, microwave and small refrigerator/freezer. I have service for two. There is only one french chief knife, 2 pots and one top, one bowl. There is a rice cooker but directions are in Japanese. Hmmm.

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Cooking Short Grain Brown Rice for Blood Sugar Control

How do you cook short grain brown rice, you may ask?

Take 1 cup of short grain brown rice (organic is the best) and put it in a strainer. Rinse it. Put it in a pan with 2 cups of water and a pinch of good sea salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and put the flame on low for about 40-50 minutes, until the water is absorbed.

What do you do with the rice now that it is cooked? You will have plenty for several meals.

Try a stir fry? Do you have left over meat/fish? Saute onions, garlic, vegetables and the meat/fish. Add a cup of the cooked rice. You can add any seasoning that you like. Basil and oregano for Mediterranean taste or soy sauce for Oriental flavor.


Your health is in your hands and in your kitchen. If you want to be healthy and well, you must eat well. You are worth it.

Blessings, Mary Pat

Mary Pat FitzGibbons RN, MS

Look for my up coming book “Give Me Grains, Give Me Health” with co-author Theresa Delafield

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Healthy Eating on a Dime Tip #5

Think that you can’t eat healthy and lose weight while saving money? Think again.

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Healthy Eating on a Dime Tip #4

Healthy eating in a budget is for everyone. It takes some planning but is well worth the effort. If money is a big issue, look for the sales and use coupons. Make sure that the sale item and the coupon item is something that you will use. We can get caught up in the “sale” and end up spending more money

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Healthy Eating on a Dime tip #3

Remember, it is very important to eat well. Your life depends on it. Disease, isn’t a given. You have a lot more choice than you realize. We have to go back to the basics. Good nutrition with good, wholesome food is the cornerstone of good health.

If you want to save money and be healthy,

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Think it is Too Expensive to Eat Healthy?

So you think it costs too much money to eat healthy! Think again. It might indeed cost a little more today to shop for healthy foods. The pay back will be in many years of health. Once you start getting sick, it will cost a bundle to get your health back. To keep your health, you must look in the kitchen. Back to health and back to kitchen basics.