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Pack Your Kids a Healthy Lunch

Are you concerned about what your kids are being served for lunch at school? You’re not alone. Grass roots organizations are springing up across the nation to address the issue of unbalanced nutrition in school cafeterias. Often times, what is best for the child is a brown bag lunch from…

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Meditation for Wellness

A by-product of 21st century living, stress impacts your health, your emotions and your relationships. One effective way of releasing stress is meditation. As a tool for wellness, meditation need not be approached as a religious practice. Rather, it is an exercise that calms your body by…

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Keep Your Resolutions!

Have you made your New Year’s resolution? Have you made the same resolutions before and failed? Well, that could be your first step to success this time around. Take a look at why you were unable to keep your resolutions and take steps to keep those challenges at bay. Here are some tips…

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Fruit, Fruit and More Fruit…Your Health Depends on it!

No doubt you’ve heard the news about antioxidants and why they are important to your health. The fact that normal functioning cells within one’s body can oxidize over time has been well publicized. Whether it be age-related or a result of external conditions, sometimes these oxidized…

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Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Times past, eating out was a rare treat usually saved for special occasions or a weekend. Today, most people eat out several times a week. Many eat more than one meal every day at a restaurant. While other factors also contribute to the current epidemics of obesity and diabetes, eating a…

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Rev Up Your Metabolism

Many of my clients think that with age comes slowed metabolism. It is true that when we are young, our body finds ways to balance energy expenditure and energy intake. As we age, we find that it is much more difficult to maintain that balance. And, given that one third of North American…

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Make Fruit Juice a Sensible Snack for Kids

Several conflicting reports in the news recently have called into question the nutritional benefit, or detriment in some cases, of fruit juice consumption by children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement about “the use and misuse of fruit juice in pediatrics” and…

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