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Oct
16
2012

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

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  Refined or processed sugar and foods containing refined sugars such as cookies, candies and some breads and pastas have numerous negative effects on both children. When children regularly consume refined sugars, they are at an increased risk for developing conditions such as tooth decay, obesity and behavioral issues.  Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/495114-negative-effects-of-refined-sugar-in-children/#ixzz29TcQTyeU With Halloween approaching it will become very difficult to steer children away from consuming sugar, even moderate amounts of sugar.  But when it comes [...]

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Oct
10
2012

Healthy Foods for Fall

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When you eat fruits and vegetables that are in season they tend to be fresh and local. Because they are fresh and local, buying seasonal produce can offer a ton of  benefits, including better flavor, more nutrients, reduced cost and less environmental burden. Apple picking and pumpkin farm hay rides can be more than just a fun thing to do with friends and family… bring home the goods and start eating with the season! Apples [...]

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Aug
7
2012

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

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Many parents don’t realize how important it is to pack a healthy lunch for their kids.  Food is our energy, our fuel, and with out sufficient energy how do you expect your kids to learn or even pay attention in school? It is becoming more and more clear to the world the negative effects of unhealthy eating habits.  Thanks to Dr. Oz, the authors of books such as Wheat Belly, Eat to Live and the [...]

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Jun
21
2012

How to Combat Oily Skin

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Oily skin can be caused by genetics, diet, hormone levels and even the cosmetics you use.  But in 90 plus degree weather, oily skin becomes an issue that most everyone will have to deal with. So lets talk about some prevention techniques you can use, so that you don’t have to look like a greasy, sweaty mess. First I want to point out that there is a pattern to most health and skin related issues.  [...]

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Jun
19
2012

How to Stay Cool When It’s Hot Out!

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Most of the country is going to be experiencing high temperatures in the next couple days, but as much as we love the summer sun, high temperatures can be not only suffocating, but they can be dangerous to your health.  So how do we stay cool when its HOT out? Read below to find out. In your home (If you don’t have air conditioning): Keep your windows open overnight when it cools down and then [...]

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May
29
2012

12 Benefits of Drinking Water

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After a long weekend filled with fun, sun and all sorts of activities, the best thing you can do for your body today is to DRINK WATER!  You not only loose water through urination and perspiration but your body can also become dehydrated from the sun, exercise and the digestion of food and alcohol.  All things that were potentially a part of your Memorial Day Weekend! If that isn’t convincing enough, here is a list [...]

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May
21
2012

Drop 5 Pounds in 3 Days

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This 3 day diet includes a sampling of three different diet plans (Low-Carb, Vegan, Raw Food) that if consistently followed have many long term health benefits.  My best advice is to try out the 3 day or 5 day plan for each of these diets and see what best fits you and your lifestyle.  If you find that you can handle these adjustments easily for the 3 day diet, then maybe extend to 7, 10 [...]

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Apr
24
2012

5 Great Reasons to Eat in Season

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There are many benefits to eating in season and with Spring coming on strong, now is the best time to do so!  Below are a 5 reasons why it benefits your body as well as your pocket, to eat fruits and vegetables that are in season. In season food contains more nutrients, more flavor and typically has less genetic modification.  When fruits and veggies are in season, they are at their best! Eating local and in [...]

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