Do you know that the number one killer for women in the US is heart disease? Surprisingly, only one in five American women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat, despite the fact that heart disease is the most common cause of death in both men and women. Although men normally experience severe,…

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Is it possible that you’re killing yourself with your fork? I mean that figuratively, not literally of course! On a recent visit to Chicago, I was totally disgusted by the food-like products (I’m not even sure that I would classify them as food) that were offered at the hotel’s FREE continental breakfast. They did have…

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The Farmers’ Markets are brimming with delicious local produce this month. But do you know which foods are the most important to eat organic, and which foods are considered to be “clean” (minimal pesticides)? Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its list of the Dirty Dozen, foods such as apples and strawberries that…

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Real sugar or artificially sweetened–what’s better? With hot summer weather now here, many of us are reaching for cool refreshing drinks, and this raises a common controversy about choosing sweetened drinks, such as Coke, Pepsi and lemonade, or artificially sweetened beverages such as Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi. Many of us probably remember the research…

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 47% of US adults now have diabetes or prediabetes, a whopping 700% increase in the past 50 years. And an estimated 23% of adults have undiagnosed diabetes. These numbers are staggering and are contributing to rapidly rising healthcare costs in this country. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD,…

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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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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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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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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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