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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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by / on February 10, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Health

Blueberries: A Superfood

Blueberries are truly a superfood, native to the North American landscape. These small, sometimes tart sometimes sweet berries, are packed with many nutrients that help define them to be a true superfood: High levels of antioxidant phytonutrients (non-vitamin, non-mineral components of food that have significant healthful benefits) Literally thousands of phytonutrients, each with their own unique job and composition Phytonutrients […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 8:45 am / in Health

7 Healthy Mood-Boosting Comfort Foods

Have you ever had one of those days where you just don’t want to be in a good mood? Waking up on the wrong side of the bed is part of life, but it doesn’t have to last. Simple activities like meditation, going for a walk or jamming out to your favorite song can all help relieve a sour mood. […]

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by / on December 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm / in Health

Cinnamon: A Superfood

Cinnamon, commonly associated with the winter months, is available all year long to sprinkle on any food. Cinnamon comes from the interior bark of evergreen trees that are native to Asia.  One of the oldest spices known and long-used in traditional medicine, cinnamon is currently being studied for its beneficial effects on a variety of ailments. In one study of […]

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by / on December 16, 2014 at 2:45 pm / in Health

Sugar Makes You Fat (and may shorten your life)

Sugar not only makes you fat, it may be killing you. Too much added sugar, from sweetened sodas, cakes, cookies, and candy increases your risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study, the largest of its type. “The risk of cardiovascular disease death increases exponentially as you increase your consumption of added sugar,” says lead author Quanhe […]

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm / in Health

Raw Honey: A Superfood

This sweet, rich, golden liquid definitely reflects its name. Honey, which you can put on just about anything from toast to yogurt to pancakes, or as a sweetener for teas, is packed with powerful benefits. One of the oldest medicines known to man, honey has been used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, skin ulcers, wounds, urinary diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, […]

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