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Attack Allergies Before They Attack You

Attack Allergies Before They Attack You

If you equate the coming of spring with red, itchy eyes; sneezing marathons; a runny nose; scratchy throat; and fatigue, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, up to 30% of American adults suffer from seasonal allergies. Fortunately, there are ways to survive the season without resorting to heavy-duty … Read Article

Is Fish Really Good for Your Health?

Is Fish Really Good for Your Health?

Seafood. It’s versatile, fast-cooking, and delicious. A darling among the healthy eating crowd, favored by chefs, and promoted as an all around healthy choice. It’s rich in heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and is a lean source of protein. And it is all of those things. Except when it’s not. Decades of global industrial pollution, including … Read Article

Are you Eating for Energy?

Are you Eating for Energy?

While it’s tempting to reach for a carb-laden, sugary snack or a creamy latte for a quick shot of energy as you hit a lull in your day, it’s really only setting you up to fail in the long run. These temporary energy sources send your blood sugar wildly soaring only to crash just as … Read Article

Chocolate as a Superfood?

Chocolate as a Superfood?

Let’s begin with a pop quiz. True or False?: Healthwise, eating a milk chocolate bar is the same as eating a chocolate bar with 70% dark chocolate. If you answered false, you’re right! Most chocolate that’s widely available commercially are so loaded with added sugar, fat, trans fats, and preservatives that it’s a distant relative … Read Article

The Rainbow Connection: Phytonutrients Preventing Disease

The Rainbow Connection: Phytonutrients Preventing Disease

“Phytonutrient” means literally a plant-based nutrient. Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of disease-fighting, tasty, and colorful foods, all of which pack a powerful punch of flavor and health benefits. The phytonutrients in plants work to protect them against insects, bacteria, ultraviolet light, and extreme weather. In much the same way they protect plants, … Read Article

The Benefits of Going Gluten Free for Kids

The Benefits of Going Gluten Free for Kids

Did you know that about 3 million Americans have celiac disease? Did you know that 230,000 of them are children? Did you know that celiac disease has more than 300 known symptoms? Did you know that 60% of children diagnosed are asymptomatic? In addition to those sobering stats, studies show that gluten, a glue-like protein … Read Article

The benefits of coconut oil

The benefits of coconut oil

  For centuries, island cultures have exclusively used coconut and coconut oil as a staple in their diet, and according to a study conducted in the early ’80s on Polynesian populations and published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, these people showed favorable heart and circulatory health. And while conventional medical sources still condemn … Read Article

Blended Bliss

Blended Bliss

  For a fast way to supercharge your health, look no further than the liquid nirvana of healthy green (or pink, or orange) smoothies. Drinking your veggies allows you to ratchet up the nutritional content of your diet while starting your day with a boost that rivals that of coffee. Fiber-Full All you need to … Read Article

The Morning Pages: Teaching Your children how write a Gratitude Journal

The Morning Pages: Teaching Your children how write a Gratitude Journal

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC As Thanksgiving week approached, my inbox filled with stories of “How to be Thankful on this day” or What are you Grateful for?” Or lovely little grateful game ideas. Even my children asked “Why do they only ask this question once a year?” Every morning, no matter how chaotic our … Read Article

Mini Meditations

Mini Meditations

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC “I move through life with grace and ease, and time expands to meet my needs.” A wise acquaintance once relayed that mantra—and it holds special significance in today’s fast-paced world. It may feel like you spend your days running from Point A to Point B with nary a spare minute … Read Article