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Tasty Tuesday – The Well Stocked Pantry

Have you ever gone to plan out meals for the week, and the pantry is full of strange one-off ingredients? These can be from recipes that were made once or impulse purchases that looked interesting at the time — but what they have in common is that we often forget about them and go to waste. 

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Common Questions with Answers About Grief

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

15 Common Questions & Answers About Grief

Here you will find 15 common questions about grief with my answers 

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Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 4 – Reduce or Eliminate Caffeine and Alcohol

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

by Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

What you eat and drink impacts your ability to focus and do what you need to do. When you are in the darkest hours of your grief, it is easy to turn to temporary pick-me-ups and numbing alternatives. I found that caffeine only made me jittery, and alcohol made my grief worse, kept me from sleeping and gave me an overall terrible feeling. Read the following so that you can learn more about how caffeine and alcohol impact you. 

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Tuesday Tips – Best Herbs & Spices for Inflammation

Inflammation is something we all have dealt with at some point, with many of us having chronic inflammation that we deal with often. There are countless inflammation causes, and knowing the root cause is imperative for resolving the problem. In the meantime, there are some things we can do to lessen any inflammation we may be dealing with.

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Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 3 – Reduce or Eliminate Gluten and Dairy

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist
By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist
Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 3 – Reduce or Eliminate Gluten and Dairy
The past 15 years I studied health and wellness, worked as a personal trainer, wellness coach and nutrition consultant. It has been amazing to discover the connection between my grief recovery and what I put in my body. It is with my own experience and research that I made the correlation of my health and grief. I now share it with you, so you do not have to re-create the wheel. You get the benefit of my knowledge.
Last week, you learned the effect dehydration has on your bodies and brain’s ability to function. It is important to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water to reduce inflammation caused by stress and detoxify your body.
This week, you will understand how gluten and dairy impacts your physical healing.
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Tasty Tuesday – Mason Jar Meal Ideas

When most people think of Mason Jars, they assume we’re prepping a salad. That’s how they
got popular as a means for preparing a week’s worth of salads. But these days, Mason Jars are being used for so much more. I see breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks filling these containers. If you’re wondering how to jump on this bandwagon and enjoy more simplicity for easy food options, follow along. I am going to share some of my go-to Mason Jar ideas.

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Nutrition and Physical Health Part 1 – Eat Real Food

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Nutrition and Physical Health

Physical health is often overlooked in the grief healing process. Due to the traumatic nature of a child’s death by suicide, it is even more important to address physical health. It is a barometer that indicates how things are going in all areas of your health.

Poor physical health symptoms caused by grief may include migraines, insomnia, extreme weight gain or weight loss, chronic pain and inflammation, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and broken heart syndrome. Grief will also weaken your immune system, making you prone to colds, flu, and an increased risk of autoimmune diseases. You may be experiencing one or many of these symptoms right now.

 

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Nutrition and Grief Recovery Part 2 – Hydration

Peggy Green - Thee Grief Specialist

By Peggy Green of Thee Grief Specialist

Nutrition and Grief Recovery, Part 1 Eat Real Food, you learned the importance of adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Processed foods have been attributed to grief brain, fatigue, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. One way you can gain control over how you feel is by getting essential nutrients through real food. I use plant-powdered capsules to bridge the gap when I simply do not get enough. 

In this article you will focus on adding more water to your daily intake. You will learn how much to drink and some useful tips to drink more. I found that drinking water is so important to help with grief recovery. It is one of the easiest things todo to help yourself feel better. 

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Tasty Tuesday – Quick Recipes For Those Busy Mornings

There’s nothing better than a leisurely weekend morning, wrapped up in your favorite cozy robe, cooking your favorite breakfast foods to enjoy over a cup of coffee.

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Tasty Tuesday – Sweet Potato Toast

What happens if you eat sweet potatoes every day?

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