General Health

Who Should Get Flu Shots?

Flu shots are offered by pharmacies, health clinics, and doctor’s offices. Some companies even arrange for nurses to come on-site and vaccinate their employees. How do you decide if you should get one? Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications.  Flu vaccines cause antibodies[…]

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Gluten Free Foods

Do you have questions about gluten free foods, and how carbs fit in? 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[…]

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Alzheimer’s Prevention

Alzheimer’s prevention is a hot topic. This should come as no surprise since surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death. It is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. For most of us, losing our personhood – those characteristics which make us who we are – is[…]

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The Truth About The Biggest Loser

Have you watched the reality show The Biggest Loser? Of course you’ve heard about it, as have thousands of others. According to online research, apparently the 2010 season had its largest audience with 1,580,000 viewers. Knowing this, and the fact that this show is still being aired makes me sad and angry. I[…]

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Travel and Diet

Traveling for work or pleasure doesn’t mean you have to lose ground on the progress you’ve made with your diet.  An easy travel and diet meal is protein powder and almonds or oatmeal. The almonds and oatmeal can be measured out and placed in baggies. Put each serving in a[…]

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Raise Your Metabolism

One way to help lose weight is to raise your metabolism. We hear this a lot but what does it really mean? Let’s start at the beginning. Did you know that metabolism was originally called “insensible perspiration”? In the 1600s, Santorio Santorio performed controlled experiments by weighing himself in a[…]

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