Weather and Arthritis Joint Pain Connection

The connection between weather and arthritis joint pain. Ever wondered if the weather affects joint pain arthritis?  When the temperature changes up and down with the fluctuations in humidity it can be felt on the human body. Patberg and Rasker (2004) studied the relationship between weather changes and how that impacts joint pain. The connection…

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The November Gratitude Challenge

We should all devote some time each day to focus on gratitude.  During the challenge, spend a few moments writing down all of the things you are feeling most grateful for at that moment.  Make a list, or choose one item to elaborate on.  It is up to you. Although we could stop there, gratitude…

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8 Habits for Optimal Breast Health

You may not know this but, you have more control over your breast cancer risk than you think, even if you have a family history of it.  Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be blamed on inherited gene mutations. While genetic predisposition is significant when present, it’s empowering to realize that the…

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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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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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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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Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Patriotic Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing: 4 cups baby spinach 4 cups mixed lettuce 1 cup fresh raspberries and/or blackberries 1 ½ cups fresh chopped strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries ½ cup of Feta cheese crumbles ½ cup sliced almonds and/or walnuts ½ cup sunflower seeds *Layer all ingredients starting with the greens. Toss with…

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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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