Displaying 277 Posts written by Heather Carey

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

blueberry cookie

Last year, Mark and I bought a second home in Maine, but not in the part of Maine you probably know. We are far away. Or as you are called when you are not from here, “from away”.  As in, near the Canadian border. I guarantee you have never been …

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Do We Need to Fear Fat?

Do we need to fear fat? For years, fats were the villains of the nutrition world, blamed for weight gain, heart disease, and various health woes. However, modern science tells a different story. Fats are not only essential to our health; they’re also necessary for numerous bodily functions. Let’s break …

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Unraveling The Carbohydrate Conundrum


Carbohydrates often bear the brunt of dietary criticism, especially in the discourse surrounding weight loss and wellness. However, as we delve deeper into the world of nutrition, it becomes increasingly clear that not all carbs are created equal. Understanding the distinctions between simple, complex, and fibrous carbohydrates can drastically change …

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Protein Needs Increase in Midlife


As women transition into midlife, their nutritional needs undergo significant changes. Among the essential macronutrients, protein plays a pivotal role in supporting overall health and addressing specific concerns that arise during this stage of life. Understanding the significance of protein intake and meeting the recommended requirements can contribute to better …

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Everything I Know I Learned From My Garden

My garden

As someone who looks forward to the seed catalogs coming in the mail the day after the Christmas holidays, I know that my garden, and being connected to nature, is some of the most important parts of my life. I became interested in growing and gardening when I was little …

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