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Heart as a symbol of life.

How To Follow A Heart-Healthy Diet

Your heart plays a crucial role in your health. It’s responsible for pumping blood throughout the body to supply your tissues with important nutrients and oxygen, and it works tirelessly 24/7 to keep you going. What you eat directly influences the health of your heart, and incorporating

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Ingredients to Avoid When Grocery Shopping

You may have heard talk about “kryptonite” foods, a reference to the foods that can be detrimental to our health and wellness. These are foods that we are more likely to be sensitive to, or foods that can ultimately cause more harm than good on an individual

Fresh vegetables

Food for Thought (and Stress)

Food for Thought (and Stress) Would you believe that 75% – 90% of all doctor’s office visits are related to conditions caused by stress? We can’t always control the sources of stress in our lives, but we can change how we react to them. Let’s face it,


Beating the Bloat

If you frequently deal with digestive discomfort and bloating, you probably want to know why it happens and how you can minimize your level of discomfort. We’ve come up with 5 tips to help you reduce bloating: Get probiotics. Good bacteria, also called probiotics, act like friendly

Halloween treats

Healthier Alternatives for Halloween Treats

Apart from the fun costumes, haunted houses, and scary movies, there’s no doubt that Halloween candy is a key component of the festivities this time of year, but we all need to avoid overdoing it on the candy and sugary treats. Whether you’re watching your waistline, cutting

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy, and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. It emphasizes eating lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, seeds, and fish, with the use of olive oil. It allows a moderate number of

Healthy Holidays

The end of the year and holiday activities are upon us. We look forward to good times with friends and family, as well as many wonderful meals together and the goodies that go with them. It’s a fun time of year and our focus may not be

Get Your Grains

Summer is winding down, and we’re all looking forward to a healthy and productive fall season. The kids will be back in school, the weather will soon become cooler, and the holidays will be right around the corner. Even with all of these changes, we can remain

Eating in Season

Summer is here and that means an abundance of colorful produce available to us. One of the best ways to find out which local foods are in season in your community is to visit your local farmers’ markets. So why do we want to eat in season?