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Issue #005-- Healthy Halloween
October 16, 2003

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October 15, 2003 - Issue #005


1) Healthy Halloween
2) Healthy Recipe of the Month
3) Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip
4) Healthy Products and Services

Healthy Halloween

We are approaching that time of year when even the most conscientious healthy eaters are challenged and tempted with cookies, candies, pies, cakes and other unhealthy goodies. These next 3 e-zines will contain hints on how to enjoy the holidays and their festivities and make them a little healthier at the same time.

Sugar is known to cause the blues, mood swings and depression, as well as hyperactivity in children, dental caries and obesity. I would like to help you avoid the sugar blues with some healthy hints on how to reduce your sugar intake and still fully enjoy the spirit of the season.

On Halloween, our little "trick or treaters" get so much candy. It's not only the sugar that's so bad for them, but also artificial and natural flavors and the FD&C colors, most of which are derived from coal tar which is a carcinogen.

Here are five tips on how to reduce the sugar load:

1. Instead of candy, give penny toys, removable tatoos, stickers, apples or mini boxes of raisins.

2. If you have little ones, have a party at your house and give toys, stickers and healthy snacks.

3. Let your kids dress up in their costumes and take them to a movie instead of trick or treating.

4. Let your kids dress up in their costumes and take them shopping for a special toy

5. If your kids do go out trick or treating, let them choose 5 candy treats from their treat bag. Allow them to eat only 1/day and put the rest away. They'll probably forget about the candy after that.

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your comments or questions about this discussion. I cannot answer each question individually, but I will attempt to address questions in the next newsletter.

Healthy Recipe of the Month

Trail Mix

1 part raw sunflower seeds
1 part raw almonds
1 part raw cashew pieces
1 part organic raisins, or a combination of several different unsulfured, unsweetened dried fruit pieces, such as blueberries, cranberries or currants.

Combine in a zip lock plastic bag and shake to mix.

Your Healthy Eating Support Group Tip

Before you buy any snack foods, read the label. If you're not already reading labels, You'll be surprised to see the number of ingredients in the item that don't sound like food ingredients. Many of these ingredients are unsafe or inadequately tested. Some even cause cancer.

To help you decipher the long, unpronounceable ingredients on the label and to find out if they are safe or harmful, get a copy of Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not. It classifies over 1300 additives according to safety. It's clear, concise and easy-to-use, and it will fit into your pocket or purse so you can take it with you to the grocery store.

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Healthy Products and Services

HEALTHY EATING: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It tells you what's healthy and what's not in a clear, concise and easy-to-use format. It gives you a system so easy to use that you can't help but succeed at eating healthfully. In less than 15 minutes, you will know how to choose healthy food and be on the right track to eating healthfully.

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Healthy Eating Coaching
If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

To schedule your no charge evaluation, send me an e-mail with NO CHARGE EVALUATION in the subject line. Tell me what your concerns are, what times you are available, and what time zone you're in. I will send you an e-mail with your appointment date and time, and the phone number for you to call.

Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
Your Personal Online Healthy Eating Coach...
Helping You To Make Healthy Eating A Habit
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