by / on May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am / in Health

‘Tis the Sneezon!

By Melanie Robitaille, Sr. Staff Writer Like the sound of a robin’s song or the sight of crocuses in bloom, a sure-fire sign of spring is the first sneeze of allergy season. For those of us with environmental allergies, it often means regular allergy shots, pills, puffers and eye drops. We don’t dare leave the house without tissues at the […]

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by / on April 20, 2019 at 6:41 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 2

This is the 2nd installment in a 6-part series by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo, on living with diabetes. One of the first things you learn about when you’re diagnosed with diabetes is carbohydrate counting. You learn that sugar is counted in the carbohydrates, a factor that determines how much insulin you administer, and most nutritionists will tell you to avoid […]

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by / on March 1, 2019 at 2:50 pm / in Health

Keeping Life Sweet: A Series on Getting Healthy with Diabetes, Part 1

A commentary by Staff Writer, Maegan Carrasquillo Every year I look back on what I’ve accomplished and what I could work on in the coming one and create a list. 2018 for me, was not a particularly wonderful year so the “what I could work on” part of the list seemed a lot longer than usual. Instead of feeling defeated […]

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by / on October 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm / in Health

5 Yogic Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep

Nav is a high achiever. She has lots on the go and tight deadlines to meet. She loves Chai lattes and spicy food. As much as she enjoys her busy schedule, it affects her sleep. She has a hard time falling asleep and wakes up anxious in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep. Not getting enough […]

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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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