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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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by / on October 23, 2014 at 9:15 am / in Health

Healthy Fats, Proteins and Carbs

Healthy Fats We all need fat but only as long as it’s healthy fat. Below are a few types of healthy fats: Healthy Oils: Extra virgin olive oil (or EVOO as Rachael Ray calls it) and organic coconut oil both show anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective properties. Even though coconut oil is primarily a saturated fat, it’s comprised mostly of medium chain […]

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by / on October 21, 2014 at 9:03 am / in Health

Leptin Power Snack

Leptin Leptin is the hormone that tells our brain that we are full. It tells us to stop eating and helps control our body weight and metabolism. Below are five “laws” of leptin that will help your body stay full and fit: No grazing after dinner Reduce your carb intake Eat small meals Eat three meals a day Eat morning […]

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by / on September 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Health

EXIT on the Go!

In today’s fast paced real estate market, EXIT Realty agents and brokers need to fuel up fast. After all, time is money! Agents simply DO NOT have the time to cook meals that will provide them with the physical and emotional fitness for wealth and wellness success. The following is a list of DREAM Wellness-approved snacks designed to accommodate the […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm / in Health

Tips for Healthy Living: How to Perform at Your Best!

A commentary by Ashley Wirth (assistant to Dr. Gregg Baron) Don’t you want to feel your best each and every day? Have peak performance in every aspect of your life? Then here are a few tips for achieving just that. Eat a healthy and complete breakfast: Egg whites, spinach, dried cranberries, walnuts, and broccoli in a brown rice wrap makes […]

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by / on August 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm / in Health

The ABCDEs of Vitamins

Vitamin A: Promotes the growth and repair of body tissues and bone formation Promotes healthy skin and hair Essential for night vision Vitamin B: Important for the metabolism of protein Vital for healthy and proper nervous system functioning Vital for blood formation Vitamin C: Promotes healthy cell development, wound healing and resistance to infections Serves as an antioxidant May help […]

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