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  • Six Appetite Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating January 26, 2018

    It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are surrounded by junk food. You get hungry, and pretty soon ... Continue Reading

  • Five Ways Mindful Eating Can Help You Lose Weight January 26, 2018

    Mindful eating is being aware of the taste, texture, aroma, presentation, and your body’s hunger and fullness cues. Getting to know your hunger and fullness is the secret to losing the weight for good and keeping it off.  Continue Reading

  • The Enemy Within: Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise January 16, 2018

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    A condition that is thought to have tripled in prevalence over the last 50 years, impacting over 23 million people, could justifiably be seen as an epidemic, or at least, a growing health concern. Autoimmune diseases, though, are not often thought ... Continue Reading

  • Plant the Seeds of Healthy Eating January 9, 2018

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    Plant-based eating proponents are growing at a rapid clip in the US, buoyed by ongoing reports that following the regimen faithfully can result in a multitude of health benefits, ranging from increased energy and elevated mood to lower risks ... Continue Reading

  • 20,000 and You: Unlocking the Genetic Code January 9, 2018

    In just the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the practical uses of genetic testing, which examines changes, or variants, in your genes that may lead to illness or disease. Once considered more of an investment in the future and ... Continue Reading

  • Step Up to the Plate: Nutritionists Weigh in on Healthy Eating November 20, 2017

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    Picturing a healthy meal has never been more accessible, thanks to the ubiquity of visual aids such as MyPlate, successor to the well-known Food Pyramid of the ‘90s. A quick scan of the plate’s
    quadrants enables users to see at ... Continue Reading

  • Got Milk? Or Calcium Supplements? Or Neither? November 20, 2017

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    Calcium, so essential to strong bones and teeth, as well as nerve transmission, muscle contraction and blood clotting, can be in short supply as we age. Exactly how much is needed of this important mineral, and Vitamin D, its companion ... Continue Reading

  • Aging Well, Aging Healthy…a continuing series November 20, 2017

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    As almost 10,000 Baby Boomers officially become senior citizens each day, the focus on preventing and treating age-related ailments becomes distinctly more urgent. HealthWise presents an ongoing look at research that provides valuable insights to help today’s seniors – and the generations ... Continue Reading

  • Salt Shake Down: Sodium Reduction is on the Table November 20, 2017

    Turkey sandwiches…soups…deli meats. Are these the building blocks of a healthy meal or stealthy contributors of excess sodium? Both, according to experts, but improved versions are in the works, thanks to June 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended guidelines and commitments from food ... Continue Reading

  • Bring It Down: Healthy Blood Pressure Numbers May Go Even Lower November 20, 2017

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    If you’ve ever wondered why a blood pressure check is part of almost every visit to a doctor’s office, consider what is communicated through the familiar black cuff in just a few seconds. The force of blood pushing against ... Continue Reading