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Consequences

"In nature there are no rewards nor punishments - there are consequences." - Robert Ingersoll

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Self-sabotage

Self-sabotage is when we say we want something and then go about making sure it doesn’t happen. – Alyce Cornyn-Selby

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How does your garden grow?

Before splurging on that plant you 'simply must have', take a walk through your neighbourhood and see what grows successfully in other gardens. That will give you an idea of the plants that will thrive in your garden.

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'Oily' Fish will NOT make you Fat!

Fish offers an excellent source of protein that, on average, is lower in calories than the same size serving of meat. 90 g / 3 oz of flounder = 80 calories, with 1 g fat; the same amount of lean grilled hamburger meat yields 230 calories with 16 g of fat.

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A Fish a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as trout, salmon and mackerel lessens inflammation and painful rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. It's good for your heart, too!

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Hair Loss – Eating Right to Prevent it

A Biotin deficiency causes hair loss and scaly skin. Good sources of biotin are:
Beans
Brown Rice
Shellfish and Sardines
Dark, green vegetables
Whole grains

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Foods That Give You an Iron Boost

Beans and Peas
Chicken liver
Nuts and Seeds
Potatoes with their skins
Prune juice
Raisins, Dried apricots and Prunes
Sardines and Tuna in oil
Shrimps, Clams, Mussels, Oysters and Scallops
Spinach
Tofu
Turkey, dark meat

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Staying in Shape

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we still don’t know where the hell she is. – Ellen DeGeneres

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Converting Kilojoules to Calories

1 Kj = 0.239 C

1C = 4.184Kj

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When to Season

a) sauteed onions
Season before browning - the seasoning draws out the water which helps to soften the onions. They will take a few more minutes to brown but the flavour is excellent and the onions will be meltingly tender.

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