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When I see my fifty-something self in pictures, I cringe and my inner voice says, “Yikes, who is the chubby lady?” The ironic thing is that I use to be a teenage-fashion model. When I was very young, thin and FABULOUS, I looked at pictures of myself, cringed, and my inner voice said, “Yikes!” I’ve…

During my childhood, my mother loved taking me outside. She often sang along with John Denver’s song, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry…” She was a fan of picnics, days at the beach, and gardening. As a young teen, I foolishly slathered my body with Hawaiian…

My daughter, Ashley, and I headed out early this morning to the Irvine Farmers Market at Mariners Church, corner of Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge Road. The hours are posted as 8am – 12 noon (Rain or Shine). If you want from “farm to table” for your family – this is the place to go. There…

Mayo Clinic reports “Apples – The Original Health Food. Apples are a good source of soluble fiber, which can lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Fresh apples are also a good source of vitamin C — an antioxidant that protects your body’s cells from damage. Vitamin C also helps form the connective tissue collagen, keeps your…

Water is important for our bodies to function well. Mayo Clinic advices that “even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.” I’ve been working on “spicing up” my water. Adding cucumbers to my H20 make me feel like I’m at a spa, on other days bits of ginger definitely perk it up, and…

  My son, Zachary (who is obviously extremely fit) has been trying to help me make healthy lifestyle changes. Today, we went to the Farmer’s Market and visited the Goat’s Milk booth, aka Unique Le’ Natural. The soap Katie purchased smells delicious enough to eat and Zac says I’ll enjoy drinking the milk. Hmmmm….. we…

Menopause is overwhelming me, my thyroid has gone on a permanent vacation, my Rheumatoid Arthritis inflammed fingers look like sausages, and my doctor has declared me overweight! The nerve, right? 😉 So I’m back to an anti-inflammatory diet. Anyone else trying to get healthy?

Tonya Ruiz

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