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What is Good Bacteria?

Did you know that our digestive tract is coated with 100 trillion bacteria? There are more bacteria in our bodies than stars in the sky. Some of these bacteria are bad but the majority of them are good bacteria, also known as probiotics. They are medically defined as organisms that promote good health and establish […]

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Holiday Wellness

This time of year can be a tough time for many of us, so many parties, too many sweets, and nonstop chaos. Instead of giving in and packing on those holiday pounds, try these healthy holiday tips so you can actually feel great and enjoy the holidays. Make a plan for the holiday season, like […]

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Trans Fats

Did you know that New York City and Chicago are seriously considering the ban of trans fats in their restaurants? Well it looks like trans fats are the new cigarettes. Also, as of January 2006, trans fats are required to be listed on Nutrition Facts Labels. With all this recent controversy over these harmful fats, […]

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Diet Myths

Top 7 Nutrition Myths 1. AVOID CARBOHYDRATES TO LOSE WEIGHT Truth: Carbohydrates are the #1 fuel source for our bodies. The key is to eat the right kind of carbohydrates, such as starchy vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and legumes. Another key is to eat the right amount of carbohydrates for your height & weight and […]

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What to Have for Lunch

Pack Your Lunch Tips and Ideas I am sure many parents are happy that school is back in session. However, that adds one more chore to our list:  Pack Lunch. For children and adults, packing a lunch and snacks is a crucial step for the ongoing pursuit of good health. Here are some tips and […]

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Smoothie Ideas

I hope you all enjoyed the summer salad ideas and recipes in my last newsletter. Since August is another scorcher, I thought I would dedicate this month to Summer Smoothies. There are many misconceptions about fruit smoothies and shakes. Most people think they are healthy because they contain fruit and fruit juices. Well the truth […]

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Health Salads

I don’t want to brag, but my husband tells me that I am the best salad maker on the east and west coast. Since summer is here, I thought it would be fun make some delicious salads. HERE ARE SOME SUMMER SALAD TIPS: Visit your local Farmer’s Market. No matter where you live, this is […]

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Reducing Cancer Risk

Last month, my family hit me with the news that my Dad was just diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Anytime you find out someone you love has the Big C, it’s a blow to your heart. Well, luckily my Dad’s cancer was caught in the early stage. He will be undergoing surgery sometime this month, then […]

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Supplements for Heart Disease

As a continuation of last month’s newsletter, Secrets of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs, we know it is important to make many lifestyle changes in hope to stop Statin Drugs. Appropriate dietary supplementation will help to amplify the cardiovascular benefit. In this newsletter, you will find information on six supplements that I believe are the most beneficial […]

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Statin Side Effects

Cholesterol-lowering drugs, also known as Statin drugs, are a booming market. Over 16 million Americans take these kinds of drugs. Lipitor, the market leader, sold approximately $13 Billion in 2002. Since these drugs are so popular, we should educate ourselves. Current Statin drugs: Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lescol, Mevacor, and Crestor. How they work: Statin drugs […]

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