Beat the Late Summer Blues with a Treat

For most of the United States, summer is brutally hot in late July and August. Depending on where you live, the late summer heat may spark violence thunderstorms, or there may not be rain for more than a month. This time of year can be the most dangerous for the very young, the old, and…

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Can Colors Make You Smarter?

Colors make up our world. The human eye is said to be able to detect approximately 10 million colors. Undeniably, we are influenced by colors every day. Sometimes we have strong feelings toward colors; like when it comes to picking the color of our car. Bright colors, dark colors, they all have a significance to…

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Discover the Many Uses of Coconut Oil

Spring is the perfect time to talk about the benefits of using coconut oil. Coconut oil may seem like just another fad aimed at putting money in the pocket of food producers, but the reality is that coconut oil has too many health benefits to overlook. Food manufacturers are quick to spot trends and respond…

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Self-Medicating With Food–We All Do It

As winter wanes and the land turns green, vibrant and full of life, thoughts turn to shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, and summer dresses. New Year’s resolutions have either become a part of life or faded into a distant memory. Everywhere we look the media is portraying tanned, fit and happy people living the life of…

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Tips for Feeding Kids Who Are Picky Eaters

Children are known for being opinionated, picky, and stubborn. When it comes to eating, they often are more stubborn than the adults trying to feed them. Kids are only concerned about taste and texture, not nutrition. Busy parents and grandparents often give in to a child’s refusal to eat what is on their plate, and…

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Fitting Organic into Your Food Budget

One word that seems to be garnering more attention in the world’s languages is organic. In business, the word is used to indicate something occurring naturally, or through natural processes. This seems to be one of the purest definitions of the word that I have found. Within each and every human is a very complex…

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Toss Those New Years Resolutions

By now, the second week of January, you are probably at one of 4 places. 1.) You are struggling to start working toward at least one New Year’s resolution, 2.) You are struggling to keep going towards that New Year’s resolution, 3.) You didn’t even bother to make any resolutions because you don’t believe that…

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Diabetes: One in Three Americans Are at Risk

Given the statistic, reported by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), currently 9.3 percent of the population has diabetes, and 37 percent of adults over 20 years old have prediabetes, you very likely fall into one of those categories right now. Diabetes mellitus is defined by the ADA as “a condition characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from…

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Highlight on Men’s Health, part 2

Continued from last month’s newsletter (Highlight on Men’s Health, part 1), this is the conclusion of the most common health risks men face today, and how to stay healthy. Click here to read last month’s issue. The fourth most common form of disease for men is cerebrovascular disease. The term cerebrovascular describes blood flow to…

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Highlight on Men’s Health, part 1

Both men and women are at risk for developing many of the same health related and even life threatening conditions and diseases. However, the health risks for men are slightly different than for women. This is due in part to different body chemistry and reproductive organs, as well as differences in lifestyle. The number one…

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