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Women’s Health

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | March 3, 2019

Why focus on women’s health? Men get sick too. Aren’t we all the same? On many levels yes, but on many others not so much. In addition to the differences between men and women much of the research that has been done over the last 50 years has targeted men in the sample groups or…

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Lessons from the Blue Zone

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 15, 2019

What is a Blue Zone? A Blue Zone is a geographical area that has been studied and identified as a place where people live on average 10 years longer than the rest of the population. Not only do they live longer but they do so independently, doing what they love. You can imagine how this…

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Black Bean Chocolate Chunk Brownies

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 13, 2019

Ingredients 15 oz black beans drained & rinsed 2 whole bananas 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (and/or cacao powder) 1/3 cup agave nectar 1/2 cup dry oats 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips 1/2 cup almond butter or whatever nut butter you prefer 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8×8…

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From 51-81, age is only a number.

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 11, 2019

As I reflect on our Costa Rica adventure: exploring the blue zone I have a huge smile on my face. We learned about the 9 lessons for living longer, explored the culture, the incredible biodiversity and beauty of Costa Rica and challenged each other to step outside of our comfort zone and try new things.…

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Belly laughs and Giving Back

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 20, 2019

Two pillars I love #HaveFun and #GiveBack, what a great combination! I was at a comedy show before Christmas and I honestly was laughing so hard I wanted the comic to stop because my stomach hurt so much. You thought I was going to say I peed my pants but thankfully I had that under…

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Have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Day!

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 14, 2019

This is a throw back blog from 3 years ago, it always brings a big smile to my face as it was such a fun night out and Sarah truly was an inspiration. Now 3 years later and returning from the same Florida get away to visit my parents I reflect on what was the…

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