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Swine Flu: How to Avoid It
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Swine Flu: How to Avoid It

Photo by The Pug Father via Flickr If you haven’t heard about the swine flu by now, then you have probably been living in a cave completely cut off from the outside world.  The swine flu outbreak is the biggest news right now.  At this point it seems to have even overshadowed the economy. Everywhere […]

Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!
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Get That Food Away From the Deep Fryer!

Photo by jetalone via Flickr We all know that deep fried foods are bad for us, so why are they growing in popularity?  It seems that people all over the world are indulging in more and more greasy, deep fried foods.  Back in the day we had french fries, donuts, fried chicken, corn dogs and […]

Chewing Gum: Want a Piece?
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Chewing Gum: Want a Piece?

Photo by PresleyJesus via Flickr You met someone special online a year ago and the two of you have been emailing, instant messaging, texting and calling each other ever since. Today you are finally going to meet them face to face.  Anxious to make a good first impression, you go through your mental checklist and […]

Pizza Doesn't Have to Be Junk Food!
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Pizza Doesn’t Have to Be Junk Food!

Photo by Theodore Scott via Flickr It’s pizza night! You finally have that perfect slice of pepperoni pizza you’ve been craving all week poised on your fingers ready for that first joyous bite. Mmmmm! Despite the jokes that it is the perfect food because it incorporates all the food groups, pizza is usually not considered […]

Financial Stress: The Piggy Bank is Half Full!
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Financial Stress: The Piggy Bank is Half Full!

Photo by matze ott via Flickr Are you staying up at night worrying about your investments, about whether you will lose your job or how you are going to pay your bills? Are you feeling depressed, anxious or getting headaches?  Do you find yourself overeating, unmotivated or withdrawing from others? If this sounds like you, […]

Coffee's Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants
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Coffee’s Redeeming Quality: Antioxidants

Photo by Refracted Moments via Flickr There is something about waking up to the delicious smell of freshly brewed coffee. The aroma and flavor awakens our senses and starts the day off right! The only problem is that coffee is bad for us, right? Well, hold on a second. Coffee, if consumed in excess, does […]

Don't Worry, Eat Your Fish!
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Don’t Worry, Eat Your Fish!

Photo by izik via Flickr When we think of a healthy diet, we automatically think of a diet composed mainly of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and a limited amount of unhealthy fats.  Often, the area that is neglected is fish.  That’s unfortunate because eating fish provides many nutritional benefits, especially for our hearts.  It […]

Floss or No Teeth for You!
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Floss or No Teeth for You!

Photo by annieo76 As a kid I rarely flossed. Shamefully, I thought it was a waste of time.  I never had a cavity, so I thought that brushing was good enough.  Then, when I was a teenager, my dentist said that if I wanted to keep my healthy gums and teeth, I had better start […]

Gaia's Essence Product Review
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Gaia’s Essence Product Review

A couple months ago, I received an email from Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison the CEO at Gaia’s Essence. She asked if I was interested in reviewing some of her company’s products. I was delighted to be asked. But before I get to the review, let me give you some information about the company. Gaia’s Essence: Gaia’s […]

For the Best Returns, Diversify Your Exercises!
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For the Best Returns, Diversify Your Exercises!

Photo by indywriter via Flickr Are you bored with your exercise routine? Do you dread the workouts you used to enjoy? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then it is time to spice up your workout sessions with a little cross-training. Variety is the spice of life after all! So, what is […]

What's Shaking? Less Salt!
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What’s Shaking? Less Salt!

Thinking about cutting back your salt intake?  Worried about your blood pressure?  Has your doctor suggested that you cut back your salt intake as a health precaution?  Even though you know it might be the right thing to do, you might be hesitant.  You might be afraid your food will be bland and tasteless with […]

I Got Your Back!: Back Pain Prevention Tips
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I Got Your Back!: Back Pain Prevention Tips

Most people have experienced some kind of back pain at least once in their life.  Fortunately, for most people, back pain comes and goes within a few weeks and is not that serious.  But once you have experienced back pain, you have a higher chance of recurrence and an increased possibility of greater pain. Back […]

Don't Judge a Bread by Its Color!
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Don’t Judge a Bread by Its Color!

Photo by Gabriel Pevide via Flickr Bread is a staple food that most of us eat in some form or another each day.  That could be toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch or a piece of bread to accompany our soup at dinner.  But when we try to lose weight, bread is one of […]

Dried Fruit: What to Watch For
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Dried Fruit: What to Watch For

Photo by babbagecabbage Sometimes the fresh fruit that we want to eat is unavailable where we live, out of season, or we worry that it will go bad before we eat it.  So, we opt for dried fruit instead because not only does it have a longer shelf life, but it’s always available. Plus, there […]

Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!
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Avocados: Packed With Fat, But Without the Guilt!

Photo by Melinda Nagy via dreamstime When many people imagine the perfect sandwich, they think of a greasy, fatty sandwich. Images of cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks or a sandwich piled high with meat, cheese and maybe some bacon, dance through their heads. Those might sound tasty to some of you, but you have to admit that […]

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