Archive for the ‘General Health’ Category

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Winter Skincare Tips

No doubt about it, Old Man Winter is harsh on the skin. It’s an everyday struggle to keep skin from getting cracked, itchy or scaly. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 things you need to know to keep your skin healthy this winter. 1) Use an oil based moisturizer. Your skin will [...]

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Practice Mindfulness

In the chaotic world we live in, it can be difficult to slow down our pace and take note of what is happening in the moment. While recently gaining popularity and notoriety, mindfulness training has been used successfully for over 2,500 years. Mindfulness isn’t a complicated concept. Mindfulness is living in the moment, being mindful [...]

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Solving the “Hidden Hunger” Problem

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in three American adults are obese, with eighteen percent of children being obese as well. With so many Americans being critically overweight, it’s curious that Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, considers these Americans to be hungry. Barbara, one of the founders of the [...]

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US Dietary Supplement Use

Millions of Americans take dietary supplements every day. 54% of Americans take dietary supplements in hopes that it will improve their overall health. 36% take them with the intention of filling the gaps in their diet. Unfortunately, some people consider taking supplements as an excuse for eating a poor diet. However, what they don’t know [...]

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School Lunch or Packed Lunch?

School lunches are starting to shake their bad reputation. The days of considering ketchup a vegetable are behind us, thanks to the National School Lunch Program’s new nutritional guidelines. Many changes have been made, including not allowing fruit strips or drops to be counted as a serving of fruit. Now, schools are offering fruits and [...]

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Tips to Stay Healthy this Winter

Winter is almost here, and with it comes cold and flu season. In order to make it through the cold months with as few sick days as possible, here are some tips to keep your body healthy and strong. First, in order to stay healthy, you need to eat healthy. Keeping your diet full of [...]

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Nutritional Ideas for American Diabetes Month in November

November is American Diabetes Month and is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, whose vision is to help as many people as possible to live lives that are free from diabetes and all the burdens that are linked to the condition. Increasing awareness regarding the Diabetes disease is chief among the major efforts of the [...]

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Obesity Becoming Leading Cause of Cancer

Obesity has always been a problem for segments of the population. However, over the past decades the number of obese and overweight children and adults has increased in a remarkable way. Obesity refers to a condition where a person has an unhealthy and abnormally high proportion of body fat. Obesity is measured using the body [...]

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean that you spend a lot on your food. These days, saving money is a driving force for most shoppers. However, it’s possible to make good nutritional selections without spending heavily. Healthy eating is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but managing to eat foods high in proteins, carbohydrates, and [...]

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For Women, Flavonoids are Your Friends

According to new research conducted in the UK, women are advised to include tea and citrus foods in their diets since flavonoids found in these foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer. Flavonoids can be found in many different chemical groups of substances in virtually all plants. Researchers for the University of East Anglia [...]