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Let’s Talk Sugar

Let’s Talk Sugar

Over the past few months, we have been indulging in the special sugary treats that bring back memories of the past. Now you need to cut back, right? Here are some facts and fixes from American Diabetic Association. Understanding that your body has been “normalized” into having to deal with HIGH insulin levels. Insulin is the hormones that allows your body to use glucose ( sugar) for energy. After glucose levels rise, messages are sent to your pancreas to release…

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RAK’s For Free

RAK’s For Free

We all love free at this time of year. Radom Acts of Kindness are Free and Contagious!  You get extra credit if no one guesses it was you. A Smile costs nothing but the rewards can be great.  Random acts of kindness will give your spirit a healthy boost!  Studies show that acts of kindness create an emotional warmth, reduce blood pressure, increase oxytocin which is known as a “cardioprotective” hormone. Do random acts of kindness for others and reap…

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Holiday Blues Fighters

Holiday Blues Fighters

Tips from the National Institute of Mental Health………Practice makes a habit. Don’t Be Afraid: Switch Up Traditions Don’t pressure yourself into trying to keep up with things that you did years ago. It’s okay to relax and let some things go. This will be better for your mental health in the long run. Say Yes! If you simply get started on doing an activity or attending a social gathering, you may feel better once you get there. You may see…

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Energize for the Season

Energize for the Season

The Busy Season has arrived. December is the month you need to pace yourself to enjoy. Start by thinking energize. Here are some tips to motivate and energize. Get out of the house. The fresh air and sunshine offer mood-boosting effects and are a good source of Vitamin D. Try something new. Try something new or even adventuresome or totally new, food, friends or entertainment. Involve friends and family. Energizing with others, is a “twofer” sharing your joy with someone…

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Vitamin D # 1

Vitamin D # 1

Vitamin D is the hormone produced by the body when skin is exposed to UVB rays from the sun. As we return to humanity, we MUST support our immune system, or the littlest germ will have us Down and Out. Vitamin D is classified as a fat-soluble vitamin. 5000 Units per day is recommended. That means that the Vitamin D you make and consume from foods and dietary supplements is stored in fat tissue for later use. Without enough Vitamin…

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Let’s Talk Salt

Let’s Talk Salt

A Big Thanksgiving dinner is on this week for most of us. Here is your caution: SALT. Salt automatically comes in many processes food and the turkeys are made moist by hi levels of salt. When your body is craving salt, your body is really looking for good fat!?! WHAT?  Stress and anxiety that usually comes with any big event puts your body in a nutritional high stress mode. When our bodies are on “Hi Rev Mode” your brain and…

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Tips for Stronger Bones

Tips for Stronger Bones

Research has shown coming out of the Pandemic our bones have suffered. Fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes in women over 55. Men don’t’ fare much better. Top tips for stronger bones from the Osteoporosis Center at NYU: Vitamin D Both men and women over the age of 50 also need 800-1,000 IU of vitamin D daily to help their bones absorb calcium. Think calcium. Average needs to age 50 and men up to…

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Red Flags for Prediabetes

Red Flags for Prediabetes

Prediabetes occurs when the body’s cell no longer responds correctly to insulin output. Prediabetes affects 60 million Americans. Check the following and if you are having any make appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Being Overweight The belly fat hinders the processing of insulin. Waist for Men over 40” and women over 35” is diagnostic. Increase Thirst and Urination. Excess glucose (sugar) draws water from the body. Increased water intake does not quench thirst, so increased urination. Tingling…

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The Mind-Gut Connection

The Mind-Gut Connection

The microbes that live in your gut actually influence your feelings and behaviors. The sensations such as “trust your gut”, “gut-wrenching”, “butterflies in your stomach”, and “your gut feeling” are all based on science. Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that directly communicate with your brain along the gut-brain axis, also known as the vagus nerve. We initially thought the brain was doing most of the talking in this relationship, but new gut microbiome research…

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Life Healthy Hacks

Life Healthy Hacks

Taking care of your physical self is vital, but it is equally important that you tend to your emotional health. Try to incorporate the following into your daily routine. Stay socially active with friends and family and within your community. Stay physically active with regular exercise, or just keep moving throughout your day Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet — dump the junk food in favor of fiber-rich, low-fat, and low-cholesterol eating.  Check out Mediterranean food selection No late-night meals before…

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