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Sugar Ain’t So Sweet

It’s just the way life goes - the foods we like most are usually the ones that are the worst for us and sugar is no exception. One of the reasons that added sugars are harmful is increased inflammation that can lead to disease.  Too much sugar can actually affect  our brain, heart, joints and kidneys and,believe it or not, it can even affect intimacy with our partner.

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Little Gland, Big Problems

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Located in the front of our neck, this butterfly shaped gland  may be small but it can affect major functions of our body.  Under-active and over-active thyroid are commons issues that directly affect our metabolism. 

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6 Fixes for Oily Hair

If you wash your hair every day, especially with harsh shampoo you could actually be making it oilier.   A hair stylist once told me that one of the best thing you can do for you hair is wash it less often.

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The First Thing We Should Do Each Day

It is no surprise that the number one new year’s resolution is to lose weight and eat better. That should include taking time to eat a healthier breakfast.  But, sometimes breakfast can be the last thing on our mind in the morning before heading out the door.

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Go Bananas

 

 

 
You know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” ? Well that may go for bananas too. Bananas are filled with tons of nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, fiber and much more. But that is just the start.

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Are You Feeling S.A.D?

Most of us are not thrilled about shorter colder days but for the millions of people who have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, it can be a very difficult time. It is a form of depression that begins in late fall and fades as the weather improves.

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8 Steps to Finally Quit Smoking

If quitting smoking is at the top of your new year’s resolutions, it is one of the biggest steps you can make to add years and better health to your life. Over time, smoking becomes a strong habit.

Daily events, like waking up in the morning, finishing a meal, drinking coffee, or taking a break at work, often trigger your urge to smoke. Breaking the link between the trigger and smoking will help you stop. 

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Dessert Recipes To Feel Good About

Cookies, cakes and candy are everywhere this time of year. But what if you can actually enjoy all your favorite desserts and feel a little better about it? If you are the one doing the cooking, there are lots of ways to make your favorite recipes healthier.

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Perks Of Peppermint

If I asked you what type of  candy comes to mind when you think of the holidays - you would probably say candy canes. Their  sweet, minty flavor is the true taste of Christmas. You may think that peppermint is just a tasty holiday treat, but it’s actually full of health benefits.

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Problems With Your Medicine? Try Compoundng

Before drugs were manufactured in factories, pharmacists prepared them by hand according to recipes in small quantities. Technology has advanced to enable drugs to be made in large amounts, but the need for customized dosage strengths and form still exists. Compounding is the problem-solving pharmacy service prescribers and patients use to get the medication they need.

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The Cure For The Common Food Hangover

So you had all good intentions of maintaining your healthy eating plan at the party, but those chocolate chip cookies looked so good and that cheesecake was calling your name.   Then it was followed by, "Oh well I blew it now, so what’s the point?"  There is a better way to handle that according to Registered Dietian Keri Gans and author of The Small Change Diet.  

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Green Tea For Me – Benefits of This Healthy Drink

I have my coffee in the morning, but every night, I make myself a nice hot cup of decaf green tea. I enjoy the taste and it is even better to know that it is good for me. How does it differ from black tea?  

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