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Tamar F.

Baltimore, Maryland
I am a travel writer, restaurant critic, home cook and well-rounded person. I love hikes through historic trails. I am now the walking moderator! So, let me know about cool walking activities, your "issues", thoughts, suggestions.
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Make some "walking powder" for yourself or a friend! by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Walking It can be easy to get chafed when walking and, if you are like my husband, to get stinky feet. (“Did somebody throw up in here?!”) But many of us are leery of using talc. Ta ... Read on »
Walk with a worry stone! by Tamar F. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Walking We all know that taking a walk has been considered a great way to hash out your worries since Biblical times. Sometimes, it helps to add a little “oomph” with that walk: why ... Read on »
Respect your walking! by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Walking For some of us, walking is the hardest sport we will endure. We need to respect that! Do like Dr. Joyce Brothers suggests for diets and put together a “walking trousseau”. M ... Read on »
No to taxi cabs! by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Walking I guess it’s good that I often am not carrying cab money in my purse. One time, my now-husband and I ran out of cash in New York City – we just don’t like feeling vulnerab ... Read on »
Watch your posture when walking! by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Walking Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. (famous author, Harvard physician and natural healing advocate) says that we have to be careful of our posture. So, when you are walking, keep mindful ... Read on »
Walking to natural beauty by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Walking I am reading a book I got at a used bookstore: Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. She suggests walking every day for 45-60 minutes as part of your beauty routin ... Read on »
Shoe inserts by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Walking So, what is your opinion on shoe inserts? It seems like they never stay in the right place. Also, I feel like when they are thick enough to help, they then make my shoes too ... Read on »
Off the medicine by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating A couple of weeks ago, I had horrible food poisoning…buckets all over the house! Did you know that anti-nausea medicine is mostly fructose? Maybe when you are losing fluids ... Read on »
Ocean Spray's new juices by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I never got into Ocean Spray, because its juices all were loaded with corn syrup. But they read my mind! They now have a pure juice --- still stretched with apple juice, so ... Read on »
Super Berry Powder by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating As part of my Hannukah present, I received 3 sample packets of Dr. Perricone’s Super Berry Powder with acai. It’s made with dehydrated cranberries, raspberries, blackberries ... Read on »
Peach Activia! by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I am in love with peach Activia. This is Dannon’s bio-active yogurt. It’s supposed to aid with digestion. My husband started getting them for himself, because he always has ... Read on »
Men's adventure weekends by Tamar F. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Recreation We always hear about “girls’ night out”, but there’s a new phenomenon: men’s adventures! Well, maybe it’s as old as history. According to Experience Life magazine, there are ... Read on »
Yams, the superfood! by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating According to Experience Life magazine, real yams are a superfood. What we in the U.S. have been calling yams for the past century are actually orange sweet potatoes. Real ya ... Read on »
Research results are for sale! by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss According to Experience Life Magazine, the “Ivory Tower is for sale”! So many of those diet “studies” that you read about are paid for by giant food companies. Researchers t ... Read on »
Veggies Plus! by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian Well, we all know how good veggies are for you…but General Mills is making them even healthier! They have put together a “Healthy Vision” mix featuring carrots and zucchini. ... Read on »
Food labels by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating According to Prepared Foods magazine, the FDA is trying to get its act together when it comes to diet food labeling. Heath claims on food labels will be evaluated scientific ... Read on »
probiotic bars! by Tamar F. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Attune Products is coming out with two new probiotic wellness bars in January = mango peach and dark chocolate. They’re supposed to have 5 times the amount of probiotics as ... Read on »
HOT fruits! by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Food manufacturers are always looking for the next “hot” fruit. According to Prepared Foods magazine and Body and Soul magazine, developers are moving away from the now ubiq ... Read on »
Conscious eating by Tamar F. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating In a recent issue of Body and Soul magazine, they speak about “conscious eating”. If you are not in touch with your feelings, if you are distracted during meals or eat to nu ... Read on »
Trainers to the stars' diet tips by Tamar F. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss So, in In Style magazine, they give the diet tips of the trainers to the stars. America Ferrera’s trainer recommends a TBS of nut butter before parties to avoid binging on t ... Read on »