Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

Mark Bittman”s 4 principles of kitchen confidence

I thought I would re-post this article from a few years ago because it spoke to me then and I hope it will speak to you now.  Cooking isn’t as difficult as so many people think.  The main ingredient when cooking at home is the planning part.  When, not if, you’re willing to set aside a few minutes each week to plan out your meals, you will begin to reproduce those menu plans in the future.  So instead of making a few choice meals over an over again, and becoming...

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Inflammation: Foods That Create Pain

Inflammation:  Foods That Create Pain

According to the latest medical theory, chronic inflammation is the root cause of almost every disease suffered by human beings. Many doctors believe persistent, low-level inflammation paves the way for chronic disease, including those we usually experience later in life, e.g. arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and cancer. As a part of our immune response system, inflammation occurs when the body is fighting germs that enter the body through a variety of ways, e.g. injury...

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GERD – Medications Can Irritate the Condition

As many of you know, my husband has been dealing with the effects of GERD for many years.  This condition continues to be problematic for many people–and what’s worse is that the medications used to treat this condition is actually causing more harm than good.  I continue to read reports that explain how antacids add to the problem of acid reflux by creating a more acidic environment in the stomach.  There are other medications that can cause problems as well,...

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Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

Be a Smart Shopper with These 8 Tips

If you’re anything like me, the idea of going to the market is as bad as having to sit in traffic for an hour.  I have the pleasure of living in an average size community, but the market closest to my house is the smallest one in Roanoke.  For a creative soul like me, that drives me insane. When you have put some thought and time into creating a plan for meals and for shopping, there is no comparison!   I have used these eight tips for years as I shop, and the weeks I...

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Velly Chowder, South Africa

Velly Chowder, South Africa

Mostly I’m thankful to Cathy Dick, for helping me a lot with previous decision making and daily planning. She has helped me put into practice a mind-set to be something that I wish to accomplish by the end of each day to the end of the year– focus on that, and make sure I do things in terms of preparing myself mentally and physically before I start.  She has a lot of great resources that she shares freely too.  You can trust her to do what she says she’ll do.

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

Cathy’s insight and guidance has, and continues, to help me organize my previously chaotic life into a group of systems that work well together.  Her program helped me reduce the stress of trying to keep track of so many things at once, and save me significant time that can be used for more productive things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do and to keep track of, I highly recommend that you speak with Cathy about how her Time Strategies can help you make your life make sense.

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?”  If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused.  Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.