Healthy Lifestyle

 Frequent Movement Helps Manage BP and Blood Sugar 

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Timing seems to be everything these days, in fitness and in nutrition. When you move and when you eat can make a big difference in impact on your overall health. This applies to extended periods of sitting as well.  The American College of Sports Medicine recently published research on how […]

Cranberries: Health Benefits Year Round 

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Cranberries are the tart, red, marbles of the food world. They are also nutritional and antioxidant powerhouses with many health benefits. While most of us eat them in November and December as part of our holiday celebrations, they make a healthy side dish or cocktail all year long.  Urinary Tract Infection […]

7 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Steamroll 

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With Christmas two weeks away and three weeks until New Years, it’s time to dodge what’s coming or be steam-rolled by the holidays. Fortunately, it’s not too late to prepare. Here are seven organizational tips to help keep you from being overwhelmed in the coming weeks:  If you’re cooking for […]

Turmeric – Food Fad or Valuable Supplement? 

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Look in any store and you will probably find something turmeric: turmeric cocoa powder, turmeric latte mixes and even the oddly tasty turmeric oatmeal. If you’re not a fan of curry, you may be wondering what turmeric is and why it’s so popular.  Turmeric is a bright, yellow spice that […]

Thanksgiving – The Good Food Holiday for Diabetics 

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If good food had an official holiday, it would most likely fall on Thanksgiving Day. This is the day when people fill their tables with the best foods their culture and traditions have to offer. Many of these foods, such as stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls and desserts, are high in carbs. […]

How to Choose a Shampoo and Conditioner 

  • Women choosing a shampoo bottle

The huge choice of shampoos and conditioners on the market can seem like too much of a good thing. There are so many that it’s hard to know where to start. Buying shampoo and conditioner isn’t that difficult if you’re simply maintaining thick, healthy, hair. If you have problem hair, […]

Rainy Days, Sleepy Days 

  • Woman with mug of coffee looking out a window

When brisk fall winds blow red and gold leaves down the sidewalk many of us feel like grabbing the nearest pumpkin spice anything and heading off to the local corn maze. Unfortunately, this part of fall seems to last about 5 minutes. Then the cloudy days and rain set in, making us want […]

Common Sense Eating 

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The world is full of many different cuisines, and healthy dishes can be found in all of them.  It’s hard to realize this, however, if you’ve spent much time reading today’s popular literature about food. All too often, extremism has replaced common sense. Entire food groups are being condemned as “unhealthy” by […]

Does “Natural” Always Mean “Safe”?  

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Many people are interested in the health benefits of food supplements. Some people like these things because they are usually less expensive than medications. Others like them because they can be purchased without a prescription. One of the biggest reasons for their popularity is that many people believe that all-natural […]

5 Tips for Springing Back Into Shape 

  • Woman jogging outside on a path

Spring is a great time for getting back into exercising. It’s finally warm…ish, outside, and the sun is shining at least part of the time. Before getting started, however, take a minute to plan your exercise strategy. Here are a few precautions:   Take it slow. Do less than you […]