All About Vitamin C

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Prostock-studio/Bigstock.com Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient. Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C so we need to get it from our diet. A deficiency of…

Managing Stress

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Pheelings Media S.L./Bigstock.com Stress is one of the body’s natural defenses. It activates our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism whereby our body prepares to confront a danger or retreat to safety.…

Teach Healthy Eating Habits

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Marmion/Bigstock.com Every family wants their children to grow up happy and healthy. Parents and caregivers are the biggest influence over childhood experiences. Positive experiences about food early on will help…

New Year, Better Health

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Mihailo K/Bigstock.com The start of a new year may have you resolving to make positive changes to your lifestyle. The first step toward change is awareness and once you are aware of behaviors…

Stay Hydrated

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ansyvan/Bigstock.com Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? Our blood itself is about 90% water. Our bodily systems are basically created with water and…

Importance of Good Posture

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Andrey Popov/Bigstock.com As technology has become ever more pervasive in our daily lives, we spend countless hours looking at various devices. Many spend 40 or more hours a week sitting…

Sleeping Well?

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Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform our daily tasks. Getting enough sleep each day is one of the most important…

Grains For Low Carb Diets

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The popularity of low carbohydrate diets seems understandable since research shows that a low-carb diet can be effective for weight loss. This type of diet helps stabilize blood sugar levels…

Ways To Reduce Exposure to EDCs

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One of the best ways to limit your exposure to EDCs is to limit your use of plastics. Plastics are a pervasive and widespread source of exposure and they can…

What is Lactic Acid?

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The human body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. The oxygen helps to convert glucose into energy.  Some circumstances, however, require energy production…

Detox Your Home

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Many of us have done a juice cleanse in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our own…

Reduce Preservatives in Your Diet

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Preservatives are crucial to the preservation, safety, and freshness of the foods in the food supply system. They are added to food to prevent spoiling and to maintain nutritional value.…

Mix It Up For Health!

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When it comes to working out, a lot of us are creatures of habit. We head for the same pilates class, do the same circuit while weight training, or run…

Is Yoga Right For You?

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Yoga is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The…

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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A large percentage of Americans are found to be deficient in Vitamin D. It’s an incredibly important vitamin yet it can be hard to obtain through just diet alone and…

Heat and Ice

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Ever wondered if you should ice that sprain or use a heat pack instead? Treating pain with hot and cold can be very effective for a lot of different conditions…

Forms of Added Sugar

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Added sugar provides “empty” calories with no nutritional value. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart…

Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

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In order to achieve optimal health, vegetables should be a key component of our diets. Federal guidelines recommend that adults have at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per…

Organic vs Non-Organic

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We all want to provide the best and most nutritious food for our families, along with minimizing the toxins to which we are exposed. This raises the question: Should we…

Technology Overload

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Do you find yourself endlessly checking email and social apps? Do you have these accounts on all your devices? People routinely are using multiple devices simultaneously – and there are…

Signs of Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick – also known as the deer tick.  If left untreated, the infection can…

What Causes Shingles?

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If you had chickenpox as a child, there is the risk of getting shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes…

Circadian Rhythm

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Do you notice that you tend to feel energetic or sleepy around the same times each day? That’s because your circadian rhythm is at work. What is a circadian rhythm?…

Blood Type & Your Health

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Researchers believe that blood type can have a real influence on your health. In fact, blood type may be linked to a risk of developing certain diseases. The American Red…

Patient Empowerment

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Patients are automatically empowered when they are respected as being people who are entitled to understand and know about their care. There is ample research that shows that health outcomes…

Change Your Brain For The Better

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Exercise is fantastic for your mind. Studies show that exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills. Sure, the obvious reasons to exercise would be to…

Vigilant Handwashing

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One thing for sure that the coronavirus health crisis has taught us, is the importance of washing our hands. Consistent handwashing kills germs and helps prevent the spread of disease.…

Protein Is A Macronutrient

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Protein is considered a “macronutrient,” meaning that we need relatively large amounts of it to stay healthy. Children need more protein than usual during growth spurts and women need more…

Optimize Your Immunity

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Your body’s nervous system controls and optimizes your immunity. Your nervous system is like an air traffic controller that directs the army of the immune system in detecting and eliminating…

What Is Inflammation?

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Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it – such as infections, injuries and toxins –  in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages…

Getting Enough Vitamin B?

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Are you feeling more tired than usual? Do you have bouts of lightheadedness? Are you suffering from tingling or numbness in your hands and feet? You may not be getting…

All About Metabolism

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We all have a friend who can eat or drink whatever they want and never gain an ounce. Some, on the other hand, can’t even look at a piece of…

Curb Your Appetite

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It is astonishing how easy it can be for the extra pounds to creep up on us, especially as we age. Putting on a few extra pounds here and there…

The Importance of Sunscreen

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Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. The deadliest form…

Metabolism

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We all have a friend who can eat or drink whatever they want and never gain an ounce. Some, on the other hand, can’t even look at a piece of…

Managing Burnout

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Burnout has been officially classified by the World Health Organization as a syndrome resulting from unmanaged workplace stress. It calls burnout “an occupational phenomenon.” Does endless emails, a demanding boss…

Sleep Deprivation

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Far too many Americans don’t get enough sleep. When we feel pressed for time and have too much to do, we often sacrifice hours of sleep in order to cope.…

Tips For Stretching

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Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. Improving your flexibility is important for preventing injury. It can also improve performance. Loss of flexibility can lead to permanent…

Skinny on Dietary Fat

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Believe it or not, you shouldn’t try to eliminate all fat from your diet. Some fats actually promote good health. Fat is a major source of energy and it helps…

Boost Your Brain Power

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Can’t find your keys?  Having trouble remembering the name of the restaurant you were at at last month?  Perhaps you need to improve your brain power.  Better memory, sharper thinking…

Don’t Be a Slouch!

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“Sit up straight!” Most of us probably had parents and teachers direct that timeless bit of advice to us as children. Well, it turns out that they were on to…

Nutrition Labels

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If you have a clear understanding of the nutritional value of packaged food that you are considering, you can make healthier choices. Here are a few tips to help navigate…

Headache Prevention Tips

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There are ways to effectively treat headaches naturally. Of course, preventing the initial onset of a headache is key. Though you can’t prevent every headache, there are ways to be…

Soluble & Insoluble Fiber

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When we think about dietary fiber, most of us think primarily about digestive functions. However, consuming foods high in fiber can do a lot more than keep us “regular.” Incorporating…

Wearable Fitness Technology

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Fitness technology has become increasingly popular. Wearable technology has evolved from simple pedometers and wrist watches to devices that connect to the internet or your smartphone for long-term tracking of…

Amp Up Workouts With HIIT

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High-intensity interval training is on the rise as the fitness trend gaining vast popularity. While conventional exercise programs consist of workouts at moderate exertion in longer timeframes, HIIT involves bursts…

Go Nuts for Better Health!

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Eating nuts has a positive effect on metabolism, energy, balance and satiety.  They are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Studies show that people who consume five…

Screen Time & Your Health

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Computers, cell phones, tablets, tv’s….they all make up the media that Americans find themselves using for hours on end – all day, every day.  Yet, what is all this screen…

Do You Snore?

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Have you been waking up feeling tired?  Do you have trouble concentrating during the day due to fatigue? Does your spouse complain that you are raising the roof with your…

The Art of Napping

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It has been found that incorporating a 10-15 minute nap into your afternoon schedule can improve your overall focus and productivity, thus leading to greater happiness and success. An afternoon…

Wake Up Like An Animal

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Ever watch your pet wake from a sleep? There is usually a ritual of stretches before they go on their way. Most animals stretch themselves out first to get the…

Choosing the Right Workout Shoe

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Athletic footwear is meant to prevent injury and optimize performance. Decades ago, the sports shoe consumer had very few options other than the all-purpose sneaker. Today’s athletes have hundreds of…

Corn Syrup vs High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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Americans love food that tastes good and we find that food and drink companies are adding high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener to enhance flavors. Why are companies choosing this…

Easy Tricks to De-Stress

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  The world we live in can be hectic and stressful at times. Leaving you to feel overwhelmed, tense, tired and maybe unable to concentrate. By the time Friday rolls…
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For Better Heart Health

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February marks the observance of American Heart Month (visit @American Heart). All of us can use this month to become better educated about heart disease and how to prevent it. Did…

Maintain A Healthy Spine

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Countless people are affected by back pain every day.  In fact, back pain is among the top reasons for doctor visits and missed work days. To maintain a healthy spine,…

Don’t Irritate Your Nerves

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The word “pinch” doesn’t usually bring a smile to our faces. In fact, it probably makes us think “ouch!” A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure from surrounding…
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Health Tips for 2019

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It’s the middle of January…how are those resolutions coming along? Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t succeeded in accomplishing all those goals. Rather than throwing in the towel, try following…