Salads work on any diet

Salads work on any diet

Are you trying a new diet and having a hard time finding things you are allowed to eat? Most diets, especially the currently popular keto diet, restrict carbohydrates, but salads work well if you include the right kind of carbohydrates.

The good news about salad related carbs is that they contain lots of fiber which means their “net carbs” (what you actually count on keto) are negligible. To…

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee: Which are You?

Carrots, Eggs or Coffee: Which are You?

Carrots, eggs or coffee, which are you? I love this analogy of personal strength and adversary by an unknown author:

carrots, eggs or coffeecarrots, eggs or coffee

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a…

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Buy Local, Support Small Business

Buy Local, Support Small Business

As a small business owner myself, I am all for supporting and promoting local entrepreneurs. When you buy local, from growers, artisans or crafters alike, you are investing into the economy of your own community. That’s healthier on so many levels.

TruLOCALis such a business delivering their local meat products anywhere in Ontario. Your chosen products arrive frozen in airtight packages,…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Tennis upsets feature Canadian Bianca Andreescu

Tennis upsets feature Canadian Bianca Andreescu

After (painfully) witnessing the upset of our mens junior hockey team in the quarter finals we Canadians have moved on to a thrilling and unexpected (maybe not to her) surprise in world tennis action. Eighteen year old Bianca Andreescu has been on the pro tennis circuit since 2017, but suddenly bounced into focus last weekend when she defeated Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in New…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Laughter is (still) the best medicine

Laughter is (still) the best medicine

I know I have written about laughter before, but I saw this video Marc Cramer posted on Facebook this morning and just had to share…

laughter is contagious!

This video is proof that a good chuckle is contagious, to anyone and anywhere. It has also been proved to be medicinal with its amazingly positive affect…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Drug Checking Technology Challenge

Drug Checking Technology Challenge

Health Canada is putting their money where their mouth is, asking for help with a drug checking technology challenge. Most of us are aware of the opioid crisis here in Canada and around the world. For more information, please check out the detailed article in the link above. It describes the challenge to discover or modify the technology involved in detecting lethal, potent drugs like Fentanyl as…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Fat bombs help you stay on a keto diet

Fat bombs help you stay on a keto diet

Are you having trouble staying on the keto diet? Try some fat bombs. They are perfect and portable for a quick snack helping you stay on the keto track. The keto diet is not a quick fix or easy to imcomporate into your busy lifestyle. It can, however, be a successful way to lose weight and inches off those fatty areas.

Fat bombs are made of, you guessed it, fat. The fat in them is the good…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Writers Write For Many Reasons

Writers Write For Many Reasons

When I tell people I am a freelance writer, I often get “Why did you become a writer?”  Good question.  I have always been a bit anal about grammar and spelling, especially in published articles, stories, blog posts etc.  I don’t mind a more relaxed approach to sentence structure, in fact I quite like when writers write like they talk.  

I guess I like sharing my gift of gab and really love…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Does Tryptophan in Turkey Make You Tired?

Does Tryptophan in Turkey Make You Tired?

Authored by Nate Martins • November 20, 2018. Originally published on HVMN, adapted for use on Lorieb

Forks no longer clang against plates. Conversation lulls. Chairs scrape against the floor as family members make their way from kitchen table to Lazy-Z-Boy. The Thanksgiving feast is over. Now, eyelids drowse. Everyone starts to fall asleep, wine glasses are half full, football commentators…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Propagation attempts of succulents

Propagation attempts of succulents

If you follow my blog and gardening website, you will know I love succulents of all shapes and sizes. So much so that I included one tiny succulent in each of the party favours I presented to each guest at my daughter-in-law’s baby shower last winter. Tell me you noticed the succulents as the header of this blog’s landing page.

  • propagationtiny succulent in baby shower party favours
  • propagationhen and chick…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Overwintering frost tender tropical plants

Overwintering frost tender tropical plants

After procrastinating about it for years, last fall I chanced across the opportunity for overwintering some tropical (frost tender) plants. I have always put off doing this because I could never bring myself to purchase plants for my garden, deck or porch that would require more than minimal work.

Bringing plants inside for the winter seemed like too much work. I know, that sounds lazy, but my…

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Posted 5 weeks ago

Keto Diet Fundamentals

Authored by Dr. Brianna Stubbs and Nate Martins • January 2, 2019. Adapted for posting on Lorieb

You’ve heard of the keto diet. Everyone from Lebron James to the Kardashians has used the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for reasons like performance and weight loss.

The goal of the keto diet is to get the body producing ketones– a fundamentally different energy source than the carbohydrates…

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Posted 6 weeks ago

Essential Oils for Fragrance as Nature Intended

Essential Oils for Fragrance as Nature Intended

If you are not aware of what essential oils can do for you, it’s time to learn. Current research is revealing the presence of many harmful toxins in perfumes, air fresheners, cleaning and laundry products. I am not surprised as have had reactions to anything scented for years now.

Essentially (pun intended) essential oils are concentrated aromatic compounds made from plants. Each plant…

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Posted 6 weeks ago

New Year's Resolution: Wise Words to Live by

New Year’s Resolution: Wise Words to Live by

Every year I try to come up with some unique New Year’s resolution to cap off our holiday season. As do many others I know. My brother sent me and the rest of our siblings these words of wisdom, although credit goes to Kelly’s Treehouse

New Years Resolution

This resolution sounds very simple, but something we should all be able to incorporate into our hectic lifestyles…

laugh a little louder

smile a little…

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Posted 6 weeks ago