Covid: What’s ahead for your health?

The novel Corona virus, officially named SARS-Co2, has wreaked havoc around the world. And we know that this virus is not going away. As stores, restaurants and businesses re-open, a high degree of uncertainty prevails concerning our personal health and the health of family and friends. What lies ahead in the next 2 months? Will…

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Stop Food Cravings

Can you resist temptation when there’s a box of fresh doughnuts in the break room at work? Or those delicious-looking brownies a co-worker brought in to celebrate his/her birthday? I think it’s fair to say that most of us have food cravings from time to time, and it’s usually not kale and brussel sprouts we…

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Heart disease in women

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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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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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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The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

As we enjoy the long sunny days of summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the many benefits of nature and the great outdoors. Physically, there’s the benefit of increased vitamin D, commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Vitamin D is beneficial to the body in many ways, including the regulation of calcium absorption,…

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