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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Keeping Sinuses Clear This Fall

Sinus congestion due to seasonal allergies can be a problem for many people, no matter the season. As we move from summer into fall and winter, other factors can contribute to sinus trouble. Learning how to minimize or eliminate the symptoms, by identifying the cause of sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, stuffiness, etc. will have a…

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Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Eat Fruit

I love the fact that there are so many different kinds of sweet, juicy fruit to eat all summer long. Grapes, peaches, plums, mangoes, pineapple, and nectarines are just a few of the plentiful fruit that satisfies our cravings on a hot summer day. Fruit is an important part of our food supply. It seems,…

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Natural Sunscreens–Honestly Better or the Next Big Marketing Scheme?

When it comes to marketing, the trend seems to be more towards catch-phrases which appear to be popular, but at the same time are a bit ambiguous. The underlying premise appears to be that consumers are too busy to research what the phrases really mean, and if they like what they hear then they will…

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