Health

by / on November 17, 2016 at 9:30 am / in Health

The Truth Shall Set Your Body Free

It is fascinating to see how much we are learning about food today. People often say, “You are what you eat.” The truth is, “You are what your body gets from what you eat.” There is a considerable difference between those statements. The following are examples of modern day food truths that will allow your body to absorb more from […]

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by / on November 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm / in Health

The Benefits of Chestnuts

1. Digestive Health Chestnuts have high fiber content. Dietary fiber comes in the forms of soluble and insoluble. Soluble dietary fiber is absorbed in water and forms a gel-like consistency in the intestines. This type helps reduce cholesterol and stabilizes blood-sugar levels. Insoluble fiber creates bulk in the stool and helps it pass through the system quickly. This helps reduce […]

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by / on September 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm / in Health

Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well: The Culinary ABC’s of a Modern Day Parent!

With school starting, here is an easy list to help you remember your wellness ABCs! A – Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup and Trans Fats (Hydrogenated Oils). B – Browse the perimeter of the supermarket and avoid the middle aisles. C – Consume foods with a variety of color! D – Dairy: beware of pasteurization! Choose raw and cultured dairy products […]

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by / on August 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm / in Health

Water World: Choosing the Right Drinking Water

These are the long, lazy, dog days of summer where consuming water is the most important. There are many wonderful options to stay hydrated! Spring water: Derived from underground formations that allow water to naturally flow to the earth’s surface, this type of water is only collected at the actual spring or borehole out of which the water is flowing. […]

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by / on July 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm / in Health

The Many Faces of Coconut

People have been told to stay away from saturated fats, however not all saturated fats are created equal. Medium chain saturated fats like the ones found in coconut have a wide range of health benefits that are just beginning to be recognized in the mainstream media. The following is a list of the many faces of coconut guaranteed to put […]

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by / on June 24, 2015 at 9:30 am / in Health

Healthy Summertime Living – Part 2

With an abundance of the best of what nature has to offer, summertime is the right time pay attention to your healthy lifestyle. Here are some more tips from Dr. Gregg for great summertime living. 6. Create some fun in the sun The brain is loaded with vitamin D receptors and we now know that vitamin D plays a critical […]

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by / on June 10, 2015 at 8:30 am / in Health

Healthy Summertime Living – Part 1

With an abundance of the best of what nature has to offer, summertime is the right time pay attention to your healthy lifestyle. 1. Pay attention to the skinny on fats The type of fat you consume has an enormous impact on the structure, function, and health of your brain. Get in optimal amounts of omega-3 fats by consuming three […]

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by / on May 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm / in Health

The Rainbow Connection

Why your plate should be a spectrum of rich and varied hues: Excerpt from an article by Wendy Schmid, Q by Equinox We’re naturally drawn to colorful things. Shiny cars, vivid sunsets, the Pantone color of the year (cheers to Radiant Orchid for 2014). Nutrition pros recommend extending that shade appreciation to your diet as well, because one of the […]

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by / on April 23, 2015 at 7:36 pm / in Health

Drink More Green Tea!

Adding green tea to your diet may help to: •    Lower cholesterol •    Prevent cardiovascular disease •    Prevent cancer •    Improve blood flow The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant.  Besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it can kill them without harming […]

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by / on March 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm / in Health

Walnuts: A Superfood

Walnuts are small yet pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Most people tend to say that nuts are too fattening for them to eat. While, yes, nuts can be fattening, they are an important staple to any diet. Limiting the amount of nuts that are eaten is the most effective way to gain from the benefits. Fact: […]

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