Health

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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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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