Author Archives: Leslie Needleman

Breast Cancer: The Hurdle to Positive Change

“Everywhere man is confronted with fate, with a chance of achieving something through his own suffering.” -Victor Frankel The biggest setback in my life became the gateway into my greatest achievement. Sounds like a tragic Hallmark card, I agree. But … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Feed Your Kids Better

So much of what we feed our kids is full of chemicals and overprocessed, nutrient depleted food stuff. Junk food abounds. Providing your family with nutritious, acceptable and SAFE food is HARD to do! Almost everyday inside The GEM, we hear parents … Continue reading

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Doughnut Burgers: Not So Good Afterall

It was announced last week that a certain TV chef known as the queen of old-fashioned homestyle cooking, has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Wow. This is serious stuff. So let’s lay it out on the kitchen table. Good … Continue reading

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Challenge of the Year.

New Years Resolutions usually pave the road with good intentions, yet loose their spark around the end of January. SO, let’s make it simple. ONE THING at a time. Focus on 3 aspects of your life. Divide it monthly. Diet, … Continue reading

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Is Goal a Verb?

One of my very favorite movies is Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts. In the opening and closing scenes there is a crazy guy walking down the street yelling, “Everybody’s got a dream. What’s your dream, baby?” Pretty Woman is a … Continue reading

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Get that Glow!

Juicing is an easy way to provide yourself with a high level of quality nutrition. There is nothing better than a big glass of my Green Glow Juice.  It is becoming all the rage in the health conscious circles. So … Continue reading

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Would Your Grandmother Eat That?

Growing up in the South (quick shout out to Sylvester, GA), I ate from my grandfather’s garden, I helped my mom canned fruits and vegetables, and everyone spent significant time cooking food. Fast forward a quarter century (or more) and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons To Exercise.

The range of health bonuses now attributed to exercise has surprised even doctors. Research suggests that just 30 minutes of physical activity everyday is all that’s required to reap HUGE benefits.  This is good stuff. Exercise will…. 10. Stay well. Moderate … Continue reading

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Energize Me. Please.

As parents, we all suffer from fatigue.  Early mornings, non-stop chaos throughout the day, running from one activity to the next.  And what do you do to battle it? Eat sugar.  Drink more caffeine.  And where does that leave you … Continue reading

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Think and Grow HAPPY

Can you really make yourself happy?  Unequivocably YES.  Many people are faced with the same challenges everyday, yet some allow it to bring them down and others brush through it and move on.  Why?  My mother always said, “It’s all in … Continue reading

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