Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
In my last post, I shared why I was making several changes to my diet and what those changes were. You can read it here (https://virginiareddick.worldsecuresystems.com/musings/big-changes-in-my-diet-that-have-yielded-big-results). I have noticed a world of difference in my overall health. I have better energy than I did a few month ago, my body composition has changed, my skin is glowing, and ... Read More
No, I’m not going to talk about protein or fat.
Though those two nutrients are critical for good health, they get talked about all the time in the health and wellness circles. The one I want to talk about is not quite as “popular” as the other two, but just as important.
What nutrient is it?
Dietary fiber is essential for optimal health.
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I recently wrote a blog for the integrative medical practice I work with, CentreSpring MD. I thought I would share the helpful information and tips on my blog as well. Everyone could use a little encouragement to eat their greens!
Eating greens every day is ESSENTIAL for good health. Greens are one food I recommend everyone eat, every day. Really, they are that important! Study after s ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Need a quick and nutritious dinner idea? I've got an idea for you: Fried Cauliflower Rice.
This recipe is so good! Everyone in my family loves it. Trying to cook for a picky 17 month old little girl and my husband is no small task so I count it a huge success that this recipe is one we all like.
Mary Virginia is giving me a run for my money these days as she loves all kinds of ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I have listed a few strategies to help you enjoy a great meal while not eating so much you end up sleeping through the rest of the afternoon and missing out on the fun with your friends and family.
1. Enjoy! It is so important to enjoy this meal that happens once a year that cultivates good relationships. It is a time to feast and celebrate with those tha ... Read More
What is a leaky gut?
You probably have a good guess just from hearing the name. If you guessed something like, “it is when things that shouldn’t pass through your gut pass through your gut and cause lots of problems” you are right.
I recently wrote blog for CentreSpring MD (the holistic and integrative practice where I counsel patients on all kinds of nutrition ... Read More
A few post back, I shared my go to meal planning tip and two of our favorite week night dinners (read it here (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/a-meal-prep-trick-that-saves-me-time-during-busy-weeks)). One of those dinners is a turkey bolognese (http://inspiralized.com/turkey-bolognese-with-zucchini-noodles/)*. It is simple and delicious.
The problem I run into with this recipe, i ... Read More
There is no shortage of meal preparation tricks out there for busy people. Every Sunday, my Instagram feed is full of pictures of people preparing beautiful meals for an entire week. They make it look so simple. I’m sure it is. Yet I find myself still in the process of figuring out what works for my schedule and my family.
We are in a season where trying new recipes and food is j ... Read More