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Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is ripe with a variety of healthy vegetables and fruits; many boast impressive nutrient profiles. Take some time to spring clean your diet. According to many health experts eating food plans, that include the following, as your food/fuel, can ease symptoms of chronic disease and inflammation in our bodies.  Food is literally our fuel. Eat better for a strong, long-term immune boost. Broccoli and Cauliflower have vitamins A, C and E that increase needed antioxidants. Eggplant and dark berries…

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Little Thing-Big Impact

Little Thing-Big Impact

Small things, big impact. Nutrition and other lifestyle measures influence immune strength and susceptibility to infectious diseases.  Now, more than ever, there is every reason to put what we do know about foods and immune defenses to use. While we have been such good hand washer, anti-bacterial wipers and door knob cleaners our immune system has had nothing to do. Start to power you up! Sunflower seeds are a rich source of vitamin E and nutrients. The small crunchy seeds…

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5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Straight

5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Straight

Consumer Reports study findings of 2000 seniors over 65 take on average 5-10 prescription medications per day. In addition, seasonal and temporary prescriptions are added. These number to do not include the over-the-counter medications. Missed and mixed-up medications are a serious and expensive issue in healthcare today. What can you do to be safe, keep medications in order and receive the benefits that each medication is meant to give? Write them down. Keeping a good log of ALL your medications,…

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7 Steps to a Happy Gut

7 Steps to a Happy Gut

Digestive problems are some of the most common complaints to physicians. Research says that 80% of patients will benefit from some sort of diet intervention. These seven strategies for what, when and how you eat can keep your gastrointestinal tract in good running order. Increase your fiber. At least 30 grams of fiber is recommended. Look for fiber rich foods fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Drink Water. 8 cups a day of water is best guide. Your juice, soda…

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

As we begin to peek out of the pandemic, let’s try to refabricate our lives.  Random acts of kindness will give your spirit a healthy boost!  Studies show that acts of kindness create an emotional warmth, reduces blood pressure, increases oxytocin which is known as a “cardioprotective” hormone. It is proven that when you are kind to others, you feel good as a person. Do random acts of kindness for others and reap the benefits for your heart, reduce anxiety,…

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Brain Gains…7 Steps

Brain Gains…7 Steps

Step it up, physical exercise helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing proteins needed by the brain for healthy functioning cells. Try a Mediterranean diet that has shown a decrease in memory problems, as it is primarily fruits, vegetables, and fish and uses good extra virgin olive oil. Remember lo-fat protein is the brain’s fuel= 50 grams a day for adults. Measure for success! Engage your brain with new, different mentally challenging activities each day to…

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6 Benefits to Timing Your Meals

6 Benefits to Timing Your Meals

How often have we heard the phrase “timing is everything”? It has long been understood that what and how you eat affects your overall health. Recent research has been focusing on when you eat. The new term is metabolic switching, which is when the body goes into “fasting mode” and begins using body fat, as fuel. Metabolic switching or intermittent fasting, as it is sometimes called, slows the body’s use of insulin. Metabolic switching signals the body to activate maintenance…

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9 Tips to Charge Your Immune System

9 Tips to Charge Your Immune System

Coming out of a year’s quarantine, we all have the immune system of a 3-month-old baby.  No fighting skills at all.  Now, that many of us have been vaccinated, we are venturing out into the world at large.  Visiting friends, family, playing golf, tennis, doing water aerobics, all good for us. Remember to reengage your immune system, daily.  Build it back up, so any germs we encounter out there will be quickly dispatched.              …

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Harnessing Stress

Harnessing Stress

In this day and age, we are no stranger to stress. The key isn’t to deny stress, but to recognize and acknowledge it—and then to find an upside. A full-throttle fight-or-flight response is not the only correct reaction to stress, it is just the most common. 2020 has given everyone a more stress-hardy mindset.  We all hunkered down. Remember our stress response, affects our cardiovascular system, immune system, and a general sense of well-being, all have taken a hit over…

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Glass 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty?

Glass 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty?

As we approach a year of the COVID, perhaps, it is time to check our approach to life.  Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Check your perception and see if it is time to get a smaller glass (fewer expectations)? Control your life by understanding:  what you can do, what you must do, and recognize the gifts that you have gained over the last year.  Yep, we all know and act differently today. Understanding, we are never going back to…

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