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.
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
Within this past year, I started working with an integrative medical practice, CentreSpring MD. This group believes in looking at every aspect of your health, from what you eat to how stress affects your body, to help your body perform its best. They want to help you feel your best through holistic and integrative practices, meaning they use western medicine, Chinese medicine, and integrative ... Read More
My husband loves oatmeal for his breakfast most every morning.
My daughter loves the same.
So oatmeal has become a staple in our home the past few months. I love that my husband and daughter have a special bond over their morning meal.
Though I am not a huge fan of bowl of oatmeal for my morning meal, I love cooking it for all of the following reasons:
1. It is packed ... Read More
I worked hard to stay fit during my pregnancy (I wrote about how I worked at it in this previous blog post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/how-to-prioritize-taking-care-of-yourself)). I was sure it would help me have a smooth delivery and bounce back into shape post pregnancy. And it did!
Yet, what I didn’t expect was how long it would take me to get back to where I was b ... Read More
We are getting little sleep around this house these days. I had heard about new parent sleep deprivation, but I was hopeful I would escape it. I thought for a moment I had, then we traveled for several weeks during the holidays. Since then, quality sleep has been hit or miss. My prayer is that this is a growth and developmental spurt, and it will pass soon. Until then my husband and I are doin ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
I’ve heard from many of my clients that the holiday was tough this year. Christmas cookies were on display in the kitchen for weeks on end. The food at the family’s traditional Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas morning breakfast, and Christmas day late lunch was hard to resist. Santa dishes filled with chocolate covered goodies were in every room of the house. Travel made it tough to ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Thursday, December 15, 2016
In my last post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/5-ways-to-enjoy-thanksgiving-without-gaining-weight), I talked about 5 strategies for avoiding weight gain over Thanksgiving. I should have included Christmas in the title because those same strategies apply for it as well.
One of those strategies was to eat protein at each meal and snack. Eating protein will fill you up therefore ... Read More