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Sagan Patient Expert

I'm a health writer with a focus on nutrition, fitness, body image, and mental health. I love to experiment with recipes and try out new fitness programs, and I like to share my experiences with you on my blog! Learning about health and gathering information is a top priority and you'll find... Full Bio
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How about a new take on celebrities? by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week I saw the new Woody Allen film, Vicky Christina Barcelona. Besides it being a fantastic movie, I couldn't help but be totally amazed by the real beauty that Scarlet ... Read on »
The Abs Challenge! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Tim Rosanelli was kind enough to send me a link to the new challenge he has created. That's right, everyone. Inspired by the one hundred push up challenge, this challeng ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Learning your Likes and Dislikes by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It took me 8 years of piano lessons, competitions, and hours of practicing, to figure out that even though I won first or second place fairly often, music just isn't for me. ... Read on »
Book Review: The Brain Trust Program by Larry McCleary, M.D. by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When I was asked to write a review on this book, I jumped at the opportunity- not only did it come at a very opportune time (learning about the brain and how this book offers ... Read on »
Life Lessons: Rhetoric by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other day in my Academic Writing class, we had to get together in small discussion groups and do a quick intro of ourselves before ripping each others essays to shreds (I ... Read on »
Today I turn 20! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There's no better way to start off your birthday than with some grueling workouts at boot camp. And as an added bonus it was too cold for the mosquitoes this morning! I ... Read on »
Apartment Photos and Some Super Links! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today was my first day back at boot camp! It is wonderful to be back with it again. I have the same instructor but everyone in the class is different. And it's starting at ... Read on »
Love your body (and the deliciousness of fiber!) by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've talked before about different reality TV shows and specifically the showHow To Look Good Naked. Last night was one of the rare occasions that I turned the TV on, and t ... Read on »
Granola Bars! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You knew they were coming. I got this granola bar recipe at Culinary in the Desert (Country?). I adapted it by reducing the amount of maple syrup to 2 tbsp, using PB2 fo ... Read on »
Strangers by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I used to be one of the shyest girls in the world. I followed my sister around everywhere, barely spoke to anyone, and kept to myself a lot. One of my teachers in elementary ... Read on »
Crackers Recipe! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Sunday I was planning on going to the beach, but unfortunately that didn't quite work out. I was considering slugging through the day whining "woe is me!", but then decide ... Read on »
Lists and Arms Exercise: Action! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living More and more lately I have found myself becoming restless and a touch stir-crazy. During these summer months in between the school year, I really lack a proper routine. Wor ... Read on »
Dehydrating Food: Rounds Two and Three by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Banana Chips If you can recall, one of my great ambitions with the dehydrator was to make banana chips. Come to think of it, I'm not sure exactly why. I just always ... Read on »
Deconstructing Salads by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Most people look really freaked out when I say that I prefer salad without the dressing. Sometimes at restaurants I won't even order the dressing on the side; I'll just ask f ... Read on »
Book Review: "Don't Eat This Book" by Morgan Spurlock by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How great are the bargain sections in bookstores? I picked this book up for about $3 because the back cover has a very slight tear in the corner. Considering how often I spi ... Read on »
Guest Post: A Question Concerning the High Price of Bread by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sagan and I sometimes go grocery shopping together and she often takes a very critical eye of the ingredients in bread. Being the one in the family who is the ‘bread winner’ ... Read on »
Guest Post: Growing Herbs by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We live in a south-facing condo in downtown Winnipeg. Fortunately we have a very large balcony that has permitted me to put out a half dozen large clay pots in which I plan ... Read on »
Guest Post: Best Caesar Salad Ever by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is my first experience as a ‘guest blogger’, or blogger period for that matter and I’m honoured Sagan has asked me to fill in for her while she is away. I have been ... Read on »
Goodbye for now! by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is it! Tomorrow I leave early in the morning for Ontario to visit my grandparents. On Wednesday, August 20th my plane departs for Rome (!!!); we'll be heading straight ... Read on »
Cookbook Review: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas by Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD by Sagan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This cookbook is perfect for where I am right now. Being a student (fingers crossed I'll be moving into an apartment with my sister on September 1st!), I need to have recipes ... Read on »