Health

Benefits of Glass Cookware

I remember as a child the trouble I got into once for dropping a glass baking dish. It didn’t help that it was still half full of food! Is glass cookware worth the risk of ending up with pieces of glass all over your kitchen floor? Glass cookware is amongst the safest non toxic cookware…

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Intermittent Fasting for Fat Loss and Health

Picking through diet and nutrition plans is often overwhelming. Many diets aren’t maintainable in the long term, and they can be difficult to stick with.  If you’re looking for something easy to adhere to, intermittent fasting is an excellent option. What Is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) involves having set windows of time to eat.…

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5 Affordable Ways to Look and Feel Your Best in Quarantine

If you’ve had trouble sticking to your usual healthy habits while staying in quarantine, you’re not alone. With gyms closed and athletic events cancelled, it can be hard to find your motivation to stay fit and practice self-care. And if you’re one of the many people who has lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Healthy Aging: Part Two

What is the NU-AGE Food Plan? The NU-AGE food plan follows the Mediterranean-style of eating which builds meals around vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes; limits saturated fat, trans fats, sodium and added sugars; and includes more fish and lean sources of protein. In this study, the NU-AGE plan included: 4-6 servings of whole grain…

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5 Exercises to Relieve the Pain of an Arthritic Knee

Arthritis can begin for different reasons and once you have it, it’s something you will have to take care of for the rest of your life. Osteoarthritis, caused by the gradual wear and tear on your joints  is very common as you age. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition without a…

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Protein and Immunity

Who doesn’t want a strong, robust immune system to help our body fight off infection and illness? Our food choices are one of the most important factors in developing a strong immune system. Food contains a variety of essential nutrients that our body uses in a multitude of ways, including immune defenses. Protein is the…

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Keys to Long-Term Weight Control Success

Last month we discussed the challenge of helping overweight clients lose and then keep off excess body fat stores and how data from the National Weight Control Registry and similar data from other countries can provide some insights. Of course, knowing what the relatively small percent of people did to achieve their goal of losing…

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How Does CBD Oil Control Pain?

 According to a scholarly survey published in the Journal of pain, more Americans are affected by pain more than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. About a third of the people experience disabling pain that impacts their lives. Patients living with acute or chronic pain are always looking for ways they can effectively manage their…

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Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Typically, type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, but there are many things we can do to slow the progression or even reverse it. To be clear, reversing type 2 diabetes is not the same thing as a cure. To date, there is no known cure for type 2 diabetes. When lifestyle improvements bring blood…

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Healthy Aging Part One: Microbiome and Aging

Today we begin a 3-part series about healthy aging and gut bacteria… Chances are good that you’ve heard about the microbiome, which is the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit primarily our digestive tract but are also found throughout our body. Our genetics determine the makeup of our unique microbiome at birth, and we are then…

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