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  • Holiday Food Ideas From Local Nutritionist Jen Loboda
    Holiday Food Ideas From Local Nutritionist Jen Loboda

      Fall is here in full swing and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start thinking about what dishes you will be preparing for the holiday. Whether you are hosting the entire meal or just bringing one dish for a potluck somewhere, there is always room for a […]

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  • New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip
    New Chiropractic Wellness Center Opens On The Andersonville Strip

    Starting next week, residents of Edgeville will have a new Wellness Center to visit on Clark Street. RE: Chiropractic and Wellness (RE for short) is opening in the space over Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark Street. The owner, Sarah Ghorbanian, has been a chiropractor for 9 years, the last 7 in a group practice, which makes it […]

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  • True Nature Foods Cafe Opens In Edgewater
    True Nature Foods Cafe Opens In Edgewater

    This week True Nature Foods opened their new café with a full menu of 100% organic handcrafted juices, smoothies, sandwiches and soups – created to nourish your body and soul. The menu is vegan although sandwiches have the option to add cheddar cheese or vegan cheese. In addition, the menu contains kid-friendly options such as […]

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  • Hey Edgeville, Have You Had your Greens Today?
    Hey Edgeville, Have You Had your Greens Today?

    As cliché as it sounds with KALE being ‘the new black’, consuming daily greens is an easy way to improve your overall health. Dark leafy greens are responsible for a wide array of health benefits such as purifying blood, preventing cancer, improving circulation, strengthening your immune system and improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function. […]

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  • Do you ‘Eat Clean’ Edgewater?

      When people ask me how I coach my clients to eat, the term “clean eating” is the best way to describe it. I believe in bio-individuality, which is the concept that every person is unique and will thrive with a diet specific to them. However, there are certain principles in choosing your foods that are universal and […]

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  • Fearless Food Kitchen Opening at the Broadway Armory

    Edgewater will be gaining a huge asset late this summer with the opening of the Fearless Food Kitchen in the Broadway Armory. This past week Fearless hosted an open house where I was able to learn more information about this exciting collaboration with the local community. The Chicago Park District and Peterson Garden project, a […]

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  • Chicago Bans Plastic Bags, Edgewater Leaders Comment

    Last month Chicago joined a growing number of other cities that have implemented a plastic shopping bag ban. The new ordinance will be a multi-phased approach, with the first phase kicking off in August 2015. At that time large retailers – defined as those stores over 10,000 square feet — will not be allowed to […]

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  • Spring Ramps: A Flavorful Secret

    A sure-fire sign that spring is here is the arrival of the spring ramps, which are also called wild leeks.   These spring delicacies are native to eastern North America and are only in season for a short time. Ramps have a bulb that resembles that of a scallion, but their wide and flat leaves distinguish […]

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  • Going Green In Edgewater

    The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce hosted a community event “Greening your Bottom Line” today at Uncommon Ground on Devon Avenue. This was a panel discussion featuring local business leaders who put a priority on green enterprise. Helen Cameron from Uncommon Ground hosted the event and shared her experience in reducing energy usage, and paper and water waste at […]

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  • Eating Healthy in Edgewater

    Eating out shouldn’t derail your health goals. Nor should you sacrifice one of the things we love most about food: How good it tastes. In the City of Chicago we are blessed to have so many amazing health-conscious restaurants. As a matter of fact, right here in our neighborhood we tout some pretty great places. […]

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  • Upgrade your Health by Upgrading your Snack

    As with all things on our health journey, there are healthy choices and there are less healthy choices we can make. As a health coach, I encourage the people I work with to assess where they currently are versus where they want to be and then take small steps to achieve their goals. If losing […]

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  • Coffee: Love it or Leave it?

    As a health coach, one of the questions I get asked most often is do I drink coffee? People often seem very relieved when I tell them that yes, I enjoy coffee as much as the next gal. Do I think that the health benefits of coffee outweigh the risks? The jury is still out […]

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  • 5 Foods That Boost Your Mood

    I don’t know about you, but this winter has really hit me hard. I find myself getting angry when I look at the forecast; the term “winter blues” has been taken to a whole new level this year. It seems every other day I’m searching for cheap plane tickets to somewhere (anywhere) warm, but everyone […]

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  • Spotlight on Quinoa

    Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is a high protein, gluten-free grain-like crop that is light and fluffy when cooked. It is highly nutritious, containing all 9 essential amino acids and many antioxidant, anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Quinoa is a good source of manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, folate, and copper. Because of this, including quinoa in your diet can help […]

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