General Health

Holiday Survival Guide

During the holiday season it seems everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers, you could have a recipe for disaster as far as your scale is[…]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s that time of year again—a time of cool breezes, colored leaves and holiday preparation.  Fall and winter are exciting times…  Unless you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you struggle with winter depression, this time of year is not filled with joy and anticipation.  Instead, you probably feel like[…]

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Should You Get A Flu Shot?

Pharmacies, health clinics, and doctor’s offices offer them, but should you get a flu shot? They are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications.  Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination, and these antibodies provide protection against infection with the[…]

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Gluten and Carbs

Are you going gluten free?  If so, you aren’t alone.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten and carbs in their diets.  Some are cutting back on gluten because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in[…]

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Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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Should You Use a Personal Trainer?

There is a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people have coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And this is why so many people have chosen to use a personal trainer to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The Reality[…]

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