Profile: Nancy Wilson

Healthy Living Blog

All things beautiful are my passion. I enjoy anything that a masterful hand creates. Writing is one of those, cooking is another and the third is development of the human spirit. The first two captured my interest and imagination at a very young age, the third came much later.
My first series, “Mama’s Legacy Cookbooks,” was a pleasure to create because it allowed me to tap into the two early interests and to publish cookbooks that my audience can use and enjoy time and time again.
I began my love affair with cooking when I was very young. As soon as I could reach the counter top my mother gave me free range in the kitchen. I was allowed to mix and mix and mix, building my masterpieces. They were nothing more that wild combinations of flour, sugar, spices and water, but to me it was creating at its best. When I finished with each endeavor, we tossed it all and happily cleaned up the kitchen, looking forward to the next time. My creative spirit in the kitchen had taken root.
My first adventure in writing came my senior year in high school when I decided to take a writing correspondence course, which was very forward-looking for the time. I experienced the first thrill of putting pen to paper, and all these years later it is still one of the most pleasurable activities in my life.

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5 Lifestyle Factors that Can Hurt Your Brain

There are five lifestyle factors that can hurt your brain by diminishing its function.

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3 Reasons to Start Eating Clean

As a rule, everyone who thinks about eating clean needs a little extra motivation to finally make the switch.

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A Clean Eating Family

Trying to stick to a clean eating diet when the rest of your family is eating the same non-healthy diet that they know and love is setting yourself up for failure. It is nearly impossible to stay with it.

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High-Nutrition Comfort Foods

We all love our own personal comfort foods. They bring back memories of safety and well-being, and help pick us up on a "blue" day. But while we love them, those with high fat or carb contents are not exactly healthy. Is there a way to keep the "comfort" in these foods, but make them good for us as well? Actually....yes!


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Enjoy Yourself & Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving – is a special day to give thanks for all the good things in life. However, it has also developed into a time of traditional over-indulgence. The table is filled from sunup to sundown with food – lots of food! Plates are piled high with goodies over and over again, and over eating is not only NOT discouraged, it is encouraged!

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Healthy Hot-Weather Desserts

School has started, the weather is still warm, and kids are coming home hot and hungry. These recipes are sure to become family favorites that will be requested time and time again.

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Healthy Cooking Methods for Meat, Fish, and Poultry

In order to maintain a well-functioning and illness-free body, it is important to eat healthy meals that have been prepared using healthy cooking methods. This is common knowledge, yet many people completely ignore the facts and choose not to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As suggested, a critical component to healthy eating is how the food is cooked. You can start with fresh, delicious, and healthy raw ingredients, but if you choose the wrong method of cooking, you will end up with a meal filled with fat and calories.

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To Eat or Not Eat Breakfast—That’s the Question

When you live a very busy life, it is easy to over-look breakfast – a common practice in America today. Far too many people start their morning with a large cup of coffee, sometimes black and sometimes filled with cream and sugar – or a sweet, caffeinated soda and nothing else. Bad habit! Breakfast means “break your fast.” Your body has been resting and has received no nourishment for eight hours and needs fuel replenishment to start the day. When coffee or sugary drinks are all it is given, it cannot possible function effectively. I know you know this – most people do – and yet they do not eat breakfast. Why?

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6 Ways to Eat Healthier Foods

Americans on the whole should be looking for ways to eat healthier foods. Many people in America are suffering from obesity, diabetes, and a wide-variety of other health problems linked directly to diet. Something must be done and you must do it for yourself and your family.

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8 ‘Must Have’ Healthy Cooking Ingredients

Your pantry should be stocked with healthy cooking ingredients that can be used on a regular basis to fix tasty, healthy meals for you and your entire family. All ingredients should be absolutely additive and preservative free, low-fat, low (or no) salt, and sugar-free. Here are eight ingredients that I always have on hand:

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Emotional Issues and Weight Problems

When people struggle with weight – overweight or underweight – the underlying cause may be emotional. Because of that, anyone with weight issues should try to identify their emotional relationship to food and the cause, if at all possible. Quiet introspection with serious intent can usually uncover the reasons for using food as a drug to silence emotions. We will look at two of the most common emotional causes, beginning with high stress.

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Sugar Substitutes: The Good and Bad

There are many popular alternatives advertised as “healthy” – but, they are actually far from healthy, and should be avoided. In fact, some of them are among the hidden sugars used in many processed and pre-packaged foods. So, do not be fooled by the marketing labels declaring them healthy.

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Hanukkah Food Traditions

There are reasons why certain dishes are on the table during Hanukkah. Foods served during this celebration are meant to remind us of the miracles of Hanukkah. Let’s take a look at some simple explanations of the source of the traditions and a few ways meals were created to use these foods.

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