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6 Myths about Colds and the Flu

Cold and flu season has started, so be informed about how to avoid both. Check out these common myths, and learn how to stay healthy. I had a flu shot so I can’t get sick–Not true. The flu shot only protects you from 2 or 3 viruses, and not rhinoviruses that cause colds. My co-worker…

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Weight control during the Holidays

The Holidays are right around the corner, and most of the festivities involve food, which can be challenging for many people who are trying to watch their weight. The average American gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday, and over five years, that’s 25 pounds! But with some advance planning, it’s possible to…

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Energy Boosters

Does all-day energy seem elusive?  Do you need frequent doses of caffeine to get you through the work day? These proven strategies will keep you powered up from wake-up to bedtime: Go for a quick walk, ideally outdoors, but even cruising the office building hallways can help. A recent landmark study revealed that a brisk…

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Ketogenic diet: Is it right for you?

The latest diet craze sweeping across America is the ketogenic diet. Although very closely related to the Atkins diet, the “keto” diet, as it is called, focuses more on high fat and moderate amounts of protein. Both diets emphasize low carbohydrates. Like the Atkins diet, most people are using it for weight loss, but it…

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Lower blood sugar naturally

The incidence of diabetes and prediabetes in the US is skyrocketing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2017 reported that almost 50% of adult Americans now have diabetes or prediabetes. The cost to our healthcare system and to individuals with these conditions is staggering. If you have been told you have prediabetes or diabetes,…

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Gluten Intolerance: Is it for real?

According to Dr. Maria I. Vazquez Roque, gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, there is controversy among experts and in the literature as to whether gluten intolerance exists. Over the past 10 – 15 years, Celiac Disease (CD), an auto-immune disorder where patients have adverse affects to eating foods with gluten, has become much better known…

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What’s Your Health IQ?

It’s Back to School time! Test your health IQ with this fun quiz! The first 10 people with all correct answers will get the first month FREE of the Fresh Start 3-month health coaching program. Promotion ends August 26, 2017.  

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Knock Out Knee Pain

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Knee pain affects more than half of adults over the age of 50 at some point in their life. The knee is responsible for supporting nearly the entire weight of your body, so over time, the knee joint sustains a lot of wear and tear, oftentimes resulting in knee pain. Mild to moderate knee pain,…

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Potatoes or Prozac: Food and Mood

food and mood

In the late 1990s, Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons published a very popular book “Potatoes Not Prozac,” which described in detail the effect that certain foods have on our mood. Through her research and the research of other neuroscientists, we now understand how certain foods effect brain chemicals such as the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which then…

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