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Strengthen Your Immune System to Stay Well

Strengthen Your Immune System to Stay Well

Summer is almost over. That raises images of Fall, back to school, and of course, the inevitable spike in flu and other ailments. Your immune system is still the first line of defense, and this is the perfect time to put a plan in place to help your body strengthen...

Macronutrients: What are They and What do They Do?

Macronutrients: What are They and What do They Do?

If you’ve heard about micro and macronutrients, but you’re not sure exactly what they are and what they do, here’s the lowdown: Simply put, macronutrients are the major nutrient groups that your body needs – protein, carbohydrates, and fats. They’re the main nutrients...

Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

Most of the country is experiencing very high temperatures right now.  Many areas of the US are not used to such extreme heat. Since it’s summer vacation time, you and your family could be exposed to both heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion is less severe...

Vitamin D and Summer Sun

Vitamin D and Summer Sun

Summer is here and many of you are spending more time outside – whether on vacation or just on the weekends. It’s time to take a critical look at your body’s need or Vitamin D. Studies show that Americans are generally low in this necessary vitamin– almost half...

Diet and High Cholesterol

Diet and High Cholesterol

Diet and high cholesterol are not always thought of together but  what you eat can affect your levels. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood. Your body does need cholesterol to build healthy cells, but as with so many other substances, too much of a good...

Dealing with Chronic Health Conditions

Dealing with Chronic Health Conditions

Do you wake up each day with renewed vigor and enthusiasm for the day ahead, or do you drag yourself out of bed and struggle through the day? According to statistics, it’s more likely to be the latter. About 40 million Americans are limited in their usual activities...

Nine Benefits of Taking a Daily Walk

Nine Benefits of Taking a Daily Walk

It’s not necessary to train like an Olympic athlete to be healthy. In fact, too much exercise is actually less healthy. The maximum health benefits from exercise can be reached with a modest routine. Doing more will make you fitter, but not healthier. You also...

Digestive Problems and GMOs

Digestive Problems and GMOs

One in four Americans suffer from digestive problems. While popping antacids may provide temporary relief, it certainly doesn’t address the cause of the problem. “Finding the cause, and a correct treatment, is doomed to failure if it involves antacids, inhibiting...

The Main Nutrients in a Healthy Diet

The Main Nutrients in a Healthy Diet

The last two years has focused our attention on the connection between what we eat and our health. 85 percent of Americans have changed their eating habits and 60 percent are cooking at home more. Here are some tips about the nutrients needed in a healthy diet....

8 Reasons to Drink More Water

8 Reasons to Drink More Water

Water is essential to keeping your body functioning properly and feeling healthy. It does more than just quench your thirst – check out these eight reasons you should drink more water. Regulation of Body Temperature Maintaining an internal body temperature is...

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