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A “Superfood” is not always an expensive supplement or extract. Nature has provided a bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables that are true nutritional superstars. While there are so many options to choose from, I’ve narrowed them down my favorites. It can be exciting to shop your local produce department and choose what looks beautiful …

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A Columbia University study performed on healthy elderly participants showed a reduction in mild cognitive impairment, as well as higher brain volume. The reduced consumption of red meat, and dairy is linked to lower cholesterol, and stable blood sugar levels which in turn reduces inflammation, and cancer risk. The Mediterranean diet includes luxurious olive oils …

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fresh organic groceries

The concern for most people is that organic is more expensive, and isn’t feasible on a tight budget. While it does cost more, the good news is that not ALL your fruits and vegetables have to be organic. Most of you have probably heard of the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen”. The dirty dozen refers …

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What do Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah have in common? Well if you’re thinking a leisurely afternoon at a winery than you’re right! But did you know that enjoying that glass of red wine is good for your heart and may prevent falls? The skins and seeds of the grapes used to produce red wine contain …

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To eat carbs or not to eat carbs, that is the dilemma for so many trying to lose weight. Avoiding carbohydrates is so popular that diet trends such as Atkins and Paleo have done away with starches and grains in favor of a high-protein approach. Instead of thinking all bread and pasta is taboo, focus …

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You find yourself tossing and turning worrying about finances, a health crisis, or what the future holds. More often than not the situations that are causing us to feel anxious are beyond our control yet we still find ourselves losing sleep trying to find a solution. Anxiety only effects your mind right? No matter how …

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In this electronic age, virtually everyone is plugged in. The fact that we can instantaneously communicate is convenient, but our constant need to be connected isn’t doing our health any favors. Emailing while eating lunch? You know who you are! How many of us complain of tired, burning eyes after a few hours on the …

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Living Gluten Free

Whether you have Celiac disease or suffer an intolerance, going gluten-free can be intimidating. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat and barley and is a common ingredient in most everyday foods. The moment your doctor tells you to cut out gluten you think of saying goodbye to favorites such as bread, …

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Whether it’s volunteer work, or making time for family and friends, serving others can boost self-esteem, and help us lead more fulfilling lives. In turn, it’s equally important to be there for ourselves and take time each day to pause, and reflect because really how can we give others our all if we’re running on …

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There’s nothing more inviting than filling your home with cozy autumnal fragrances.  Stores are packed with plugins, candles, and sprays all promising to entice your airways with pumpkin pie, and apple spice.  The issue with these products is that most commercial brands are made with harmful chemicals and toxins that are better suited to a …

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