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Are You Stressed? I’m stressed. ARE YOU STRESSED!?…are you stressed now?

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
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Choose to Cook is about health. Getting healthy and staying healthy. Diet and exercise and family. All MAJOR factors in being healthy. But it doesn’t matter how well I eat or how much running around I do, stress is the one thing that always takes me down a peg or two. Are You Stressed? Sometimes […]

Combat Colds And Seasonal Allergies On Top Of Year-Round Allergies

Jane Lawson

I'm a 20-something on a mission to defining myself, and ending stigma surrounding allergies, autism and out-of-the-box thinkers. In my free time, I write the unconventional web series I've been creating, tend to my garden, and binge-watch stuff on Netflix. I blog at janepedia.com.

Toward the end of October, I began feeling it—sore throat, itchy eyes, runny nose. I think colds and seasonal allergies are worse when we have year-round allergies, too. Colds and seasonal allergies are so much like allergic reactions—so on top of your typical allergies, you’re basically chillaxing with allergy symptoms. Sure, the trees are dormant. […]

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2 Week Experiment: Skin and Health Care

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
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Who doesn’t like a science experiment every now and then? I love them! This experiment didn’t shoot volcano goo everywhere or make pretty crystals or kinetic sand out of laundry soap. I did a health experiment. Not to be confused with a cleanse. I will never ever do a cleanse, I refuse to starve myself […]

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Soft Foods To Eat After Dental Surgery

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
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Have you ever had dental surgery or a toothache or something that prevents you from eating normally? I just had a tooth pulled, stitches and everything, it’s really painful and disgusting. Anyway, Dr. Dentist said that I had to basically liquefy my meals for 2 days and then just soft stuff for the rest of […]

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Cold Fighting Foods: Introducing “All Better Tea”

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene

Katryna Jolene is a mother of 4 beautiful, intelligent and playful children and she holds down 3 separate paying jobs. She is living proof that having a family to support doesn't have to come at the cost of healthy living and eating!
Katryna Jolene

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We live in a “duplex”, we’ll that’s what the ad said when we found it. In reality we live in a basement suite. Which is ok. 4 bedrooms spacious everything, fenced yard, appliances the whole 9. It’s great… except… we don’t control the temperature! The family upstairs has the thermostat. Not awesome! It hasn’t been […]

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Sun Exposure: 5 Health Benefits to Encourage Outdoor Play Time

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Sun exposure has been giving a pretty terrifying reputation in recent years, but I am happy to report that living up your outdoor play time actually has some incredible effects on your mind and body. Here are five health benefits of getting some sun exposure: Sun Exposure Provides Vitamin D One of my favorite podcasts […]

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Headaches & Migraines – the pain you cannot think around

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Dramatic featured image, no? It’s because two days ago I had a migraine and, considering I am still feeling the residual symptoms I was feeling uncommonly dramatic while I wrote this post. When it was developing, luckily, it really picked up steam as I was finishing up in the office and didn’t totally incapacitate me until […]

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You Have Time to Eat Healthy, But Will You?

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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“Mmmmm, your lunch smells so good and you’re always so healthy! I would love to be like that, but I just don’t have time.” “You have home made dinners every night? You’re my idol! I’d love to be able to cook every day, but I just don’t have time.” “I would eat all the healthy […]

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Take a “Dry Month”

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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As I have mentioned in a few of my previous posts, I was recently out of town on a business trip. The conference I was attending was a fantastic experience in which I was able to reconnect with quite a few business colleagues who I absolutely adore. Some of the best connections happened over a […]

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How to Cure Bad Breath – Prevention, Natural Remedies, and More

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Monique Nelson

Founder at Choose to Cook
Monique Nelson is the founder, chief organizer and editor at Choose To Cook, and is highly motivated to help people of the world take charge of their health through simple and delicious nutritional changes.
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Within the last 3 weeks I have been to two separate conferences, one of which was 3 days long. The experience was wonderful, on all occasions, and I absolutely love meeting new people and having the opportunity to have multiple conversations all day long. Every now and then, however, I would meet someone who suffered […]