Welcome

Gain Great Health is about living your life to its fullest potential.  Health is not just avoiding getting sick or not having to go to the doctor, but instead encompasses a balance between physical, mental, and spiritual well-being that is often…

The Kitchen

Getting back into the kitchen and cooking more at home is one of the first steps in the journey toward great health!  As much as McDonald’s wants to promote their apple slices and salads (with “uber” salty salad dressings I…

Photo-Motivation

These photos are meant to inspire and help think about life in a different way as you venture throughout your journey to great health.  It’s amazing the feelings that a single photo can evoke.

Technology

Azodia..carbon…What? Just Another Chemical in Our Foods

When you think of the soles of tennis shoes, yoga mats, and pleather (fake leather ;)), you may not think of bread.  But think again.  The tongue twisting chemical, azodiacarbonamide, is used in some breads as a “dough conditioner” to…

Slipping Through the Cracks: GRAS 201

GRAS substances range from something as widely used as sodium and caffeine to more obscure chemicals such as theobromine and polyglutamic acid.  GRAS designations have been made since the 1950‘s and those reports from the late 50’s through the 80’s…

Slipping Through the Cracks: GRAS 101

Up to this point, I‘ve made a few references to the Food and Drug Administration’s designation of some chemicals in our foods as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS).  Since 1998, the FDA reports that 410 substances have been determined to…

Recipe For Happiness

For you ultimate pessimists reading this, perhaps you should skip this entry to prevent slight nausea and potential vomiting. But on the other hand, perhaps this entry has been written especially for you. Although happiness is relative, below is my…

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Food for the Soul: Service to Others

Today, Americans celebrate the national holiday dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (well some may be catching up on sleep instead).  Most known for his work as a pioneering civil right’s leader and advocate…

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Healthy Relationships and Mindsets

Have you ever noticed how certain people can bring your mood down?  Every word that comes out of their mouth is either a complaint or a negative remark about their life situation or about somebody else.  It’s as if each…

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