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Eleanor Kohlsaat

Norwich, Vermont
I'm a certified health counselor and writer. I spent half a lifetime struggling with food and my weight, bouncing from one diet to the next, before I finally figured out the only way to win the diet game is not to play. Rather than viewing food as the enemy, I learned to love eating healthy,... Full Bio
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Business Management Skills Required To Towards Success by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you run a business, then you will need some skills to ensure the success of the business venture. There are many business management skills needed to run a successful bus ... Read on »
Catch of the day by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve been trying to eat more fish lately, but it never would have occurred to me to try canned sardines if I hadn’t read a bunch of articles about mercury toxicity. Mercu ... Read on »
Celery root: The butterfly of vegetables by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last April, to reward ourselves for surviving an especially grueling winter, my husband and I drove up to Montreal for the weekend. Now, Montreal might not seem li ... Read on »
Change your consciousness! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A cute teenage girl is washing her hair in the shower. Cut to a shot of blood running down the drain. The girl’s mouth drops open in a scream: sitting on the shower floor i ... Read on »
Chemical-free beauty by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Why am I talking about bath and beauty products on a food blog? Because according to some estimates, up to 60 percent of the personal care products you put on your skin are a ... Read on »
Chocolate that grabs your attention by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The last time I posted about my favorite health food -- chocolate -- a reader suggested I try Taza chocolate, a small brand based in Somerville, Mass. With so ... Read on »
Cinnamon: A very nice spice by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How often does something as delicious as cinnamon also offer so many health benefits? (Well, quite often, if you consider how many incredible fruits and vegetables we ... Read on »
Coming soon: Real food at gas stations by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating At last, good news from the world of fast food! Anyone who’s ever tried to find something to eat while on the road knows: gas station convenience stores are va ... Read on »
Communication Which Relates To Business Management Skills by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There are two types of communication that can be seen within the context of work, external and internal. The external communication involves the transfer of information fr ... Read on »
Cooking with local food by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've been restraining myself from buying new cookbooks lately. Between the cookbooks I already have, the food publications I read, and the wealth of ideas I encounter onlin ... Read on »
Cooking with Mrs. Obama by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The New York Times recently took Michelle Obama to task over the First Lady’s public admission that “cooking isn’t one of my huge things.” Obama had declared she was perfectly ... Read on »
Cooking: Even more important than I thought! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’ve never been tempted to try a raw food diet, partly because I live in a chilly climate and the thought of eating cold food in the wintertime sends shivers down my spi ... Read on »
Could undereating extend your life (or would it just seem longer)? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Another study just came out suggesting that permanent caloric restriction could prolong your lifespan. Over the course of a 20-year experiment, scientists fed one group ... Read on »
Could you have an eating disorder? by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When you think of somebody with an eating disorder, what comes to mind? A teenage girl with anorexia or bulimia? Until recently, experts considered anorexia (in ... Read on »
Coupons: Not such a deal by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Like a lot of people, I’m always looking to save a buck on groceries, so I dutifully check the coupons in the Sunday paper. Most weeks, though, I end up paging through the i ... Read on »
Desk jockeys beware: Sitting is bad for your health by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating New research suggests that sitting for long periods can increase your risk of death -- even if you work out in your spare time. In a study cited by the LA Times, people ... Read on »
Don't drink the (diet) Kool-Aid by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating All of a sudden, fat is no longer evil. Fans of real food have known this for a long time, but now mainstream nutrition is beginning to wake up (better late than never! ... Read on »
Eat less? Good luck with that! by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Well, the USDA’s 2011 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been out for a month now, and after about thirty seconds in the news spotlight, they’ve faded out of view. W ... Read on »
Eating to prevent the flu by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's hard not to be freaked out by warnings about swine flu, or at the very least, confused by all the conflicting information out there. For every news bulletin predicting t ... Read on »
Excess weight: not as unhealthy as you think by Eleanor Kohlsaat Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last week the New York Times reported that people who are mildly overweight (but not obese) actually live longer than thinner people, at least during the course of a 12-year ... Read on »