Kayaking at Kensington Metro Park, Michigan

It’s a beautiful day in Michigan. Let’s go kayaking on Kent Lake.

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Tips for Digestive Health

Did you know that gut health is connected to the health of the rest of your body? Your gut is filled with trillions of bacteria that play positive roles, such as aiding digestion and protecting against infection. Maintaining digestive wellness is important for our overall well-being. Unfortunately, 60–70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases, such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.*

Today let’s discuss ways to encourage digestive health. Choosing how you eat is uniquely personal. It’s about your needs, your preferences, and your goals. As a wellness supporter, I’m in your corner with fresh ideas, recipes, and wellness encouragement. Hopefully, today’s discussion will make it easier to shift toward wiser food choices. It’s all about you, at your very best.

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Pork Chops in Garlic Mushroom Sauce

This is a tasty entree that is a 30-minute meal and fancy enough for company. The mushroom sauce is wonderful not only for the pork but also for your side dish. Mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta would work well with it. You can use bone-in or boneless pork chops. I personally prefer bone-in as I think they have more flavor. Make sure to adjust cooking times based on the thickness of your pork chops. Bone-in will also take a bit longer to cook. Using a digital thermometer, the internal temperature should be 145F.

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4 Things To Do To Upgrade Your Home

First impressions of your home start before visitors even walk in the door. They begin outside your home, starting with the curb appeal, the exterior color, and your landscaping. Even your address makes an impression. Consider updating your house numbers for a more modern font, add a pop of color with low-maintenance seasonal flowers, paint the front door, or pick out a friendly welcome mat.  

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Grilled Marinated Chicken With Apple Salsa

It’s May, and I’m ready to grill chicken. Last October I shared a recipe for Crunchy Apple Salsa with its sweet heat. It is a perfect addition to grilled meat. Today I’d like to discuss a great marinated grilled chicken. The marinade is a mixture of white wine, apple juice, lime zest, and black pepper. Together the salsa topped grilled chicken breasts make a wonderful and easy main course.

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