Staff’s Favorite Healthy Recipes

We are all in this together!  As we start the 2nd week of the Challenge, we would like to share some of our favorite recipes with you from last week. Dr. Lisa is participating in the 21-day purification and her on the go favorite this week was a Spinach salad packed with veggies, sprouts, sweet…

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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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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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Long Term Effects of Childhood Bullying

Numerous studies have looked at what happens to kids that have been the victim of bullying. Some of these studies also look at the what happens to these children over a 50 year period of time. The mental and emotional trauma of bullying can have a lifetime of negative effects on a person. According to…

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Paleo Cinnamon Roasted Apples & Sweet Potatoes

There are many health benefits of both apples and sweet potatoes. When you combine these two foods into this delicious side dish, you get double the health benefits! Benefits of apples & sweet potatoes include: Stimulate weight loss Balance blood sugar Improve your vision Strengthen immunity Improve fertility in women Improve cardiovascular health Paleo Cinnamon…

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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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