Eat Better, Eat Together

Eating with your family and friends on a regular basis has been associated with improved social skills, better-eating habits, and fewer behavioral problems in teenagers. It is also helpful for reducing stress in adults. Every year, October serves as Eat Better, Eat Together Month. While the history of the day is unknown, it is meant…

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Secrets of Longevity of the Blue Zone People

In Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, he identified five places in the world where people lived to be 100 at ten times the average rate.  In the Blue Zone the health and fitness of the people in those areas was extremely outstanding and they live much longer and much healthier lives on into a…

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Backpack Safety Tips

School is here and parents ask the question:  How much should my child be carrying in their backpacks? Backpack safety for physical wellness is rarely considered by students.  We have never been told to “lighten the load” in our backpacks or have been trained to consider the weight on the backs of children as a…

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Tech Neck

What is Tech Neck? Tech neck happens when people spend too much time with their head and neck extended too far forward over their body while looking at their phone or computer screen. It can also occur when people repeatedly tuck their head down over their chin and hunch their shoulders forward while looking down…

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Grilled Peaches…best served with homemade ice cream!

Grilled Peaches with Homemade Ice Cream 2-4 fresh ripe peaches Honey Sea Salt Cut peaches in half and remove the pits.  Lightly brush the flesh of the peaches with olive oil to prevent them from sticking to the grill.  On medium-high heat, grill the peaches for 6-8 minutes. (For gridline grill marks, cook halfway and…

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Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Lettuce Wraps: 10 oz cooked tuna ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 celery stalk ¼ cup diced red onion ¼ cup diced dilled pickles 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard Lemon juice Salt & pepper Lettuce leaves Directions: Cook tuna. If using canned tuna, tuna in water is a healthier choice.  Dice your vegetables.  Mix all…

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The Importance of Amino Acids

Amino Acids are essential compounds that play an important role in our bodies. Often associated with aiding in protein utilization and rebuilding/repairing of muscle, but amino acids are vital to our body’s nervous, reproductive, immune, and digestive systems. There are 20 amino acids, while 9 of those are considered essential. The human body does not…

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What is MTHFR?

What is MTHFR? MTHFR is an acronym for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, which is a gene that helps the body process the amino acid homocysteine. At birth, you receive 2 MTHFR genes, one from each parent. It is possible to have no mutations, one mutation, or a mutation on both. The two most common variants are the…

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Adrenal Health

Are you tired from lack of sleep and everyday stress? Or could it be something more like adrenal fatigue? Many do not realize the connection between properly functioning adrenal glands and other health systems. There is a direct correlation between the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and hypoglycemia. Ill-functioning adrenals can lead to many health complications.…

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