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I have the flu. I’m pretty sure you can’t catch it from me by reading this, so don’t be afraid. Because I have the flu, I am researching a bit more about healthy eating and smart practices.

Yes, it has been an overtly festive end to 2010, and now it is time to get 2011 off to a good start. The flu serves as a reminder… reminder to Take It Simple. I came across this article in the New York Times today, It is a great little uncomplicated bit that even someone delirious with flu can read and take to heart.

This flu on the new year reminds me of the excellent article that Tammy wrote several weeks ago. I would emphasise to use her list and get your pantry ready before the flu strikes you down…

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