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Omega-3's and Omega-6's: Strike A Balance!
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Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s: Strike A Balance!

In the last few years, you have probably seen countless headlines extolling the virtues of omega-3 fatty acids and their role in a healthy diet.  So, why is everyone raving about omega-3’s? Why are omega-3 fatty acids important? Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are needed in every cell of our bodies to […]

Does This Look Spoiled to You?
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Does This Look Spoiled to You?

It was midnight when Sarah pulled into her garage, jet lagged and hungry.  For what she paid for that round trip flight to Paris, she thought they could have included enough food to keep her from feeling like she was slowly starving to death.  And just her luck, by the time the plane landed, the […]

Massages for Fun and Health
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Massages for Fun and Health

Jennifer made a Saturday massage appointment at her local spa in anticipation of the next few weeks at work.  She knew that it was going to be a very stressful stretch because of some impending deadlines and critical meetings.  A long massage would be the perfect outlet to reduce her current stress, muscle tension and […]

Eggs: Can I Eat Them?
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Eggs: Can I Eat Them?

Jared loved eggs.  In fact, he loved them so much that he had one in his sandwich every day.  It made his sandwiches taste just that much better. But then he read an article that said eggs were a high cholesterol food that could contribute to higher cholesterol and heart disease. Since his father died […]

Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?
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Extra Protein, Extra Large Muscles?

Danny was a college freshman who was having a hard time getting girls to notice him. Since the bodybuilder types seemed to get all the attention, Danny decided that he was going to bulk up.  He knew that in order to do that, he was going to need to eat a lot more protein.  So, […]

Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!
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Watermelon: A Taste of Summer!

Summer is in full swing and the heat is on!  Despite the relentless heat, many families head to the park to picnic. When the meal is over, the last thing eaten is often a sweet, juicy slice of watermelon. That is because watermelon is such a great fruit for the occasion.  Each bite seems to […]

The Right Pillow for the Job!
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The Right Pillow for the Job!

For the past few weeks, Darren had woken up tired and in a bad mood. Not only that, his neck and shoulders had become progressively more tense and achy.  Since his mattress was fairly new and had all the latest features, he figured it couldn’t be the problem.  It had to be the pillow.  It […]

Sign Me Up for Yoga!
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Sign Me Up for Yoga!

The past month has been the worst of Kate’s life. First, her job cut her hours by 15% and her hourly pay by 20%. Next, her boyfriend of 7 years left her for her best friend. To add insult to injury, she had to move out of her apartment because she couldn’t afford the rent […]

Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype
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Açaí Berry: A Good Fruit, But Ignore the Hype

A few years ago, if someone had asked if you had heard of açaí, you probably would have said “Huh? What’s that?” But today açaí is mentioned everywhere.  We are bombarded with products with açaí in them everywhere we turn. It is found in juices, ice creams, smoothies, beauty products, dietary supplements, liquors and the […]

You Can Eat Dessert!
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You Can Eat Dessert!

Laura decided to swear off desserts for what seemed like the 100th time.  She had struggled to beat her weakness for sweets for years. Unfortunately, whenever she deprived herself of desserts, she craved them even more and ended up binging later.  Laura desperately wanted to eat healthy, but her inability to conquer her sweet tooth […]

Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!
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Cholesterol: Wage the War Without Meds!

Alan’s annual work physical went pretty well.  He passed all the tests with flying colors, except for his blood cholesterol levels.  His LDL (bad cholesterol) was slightly high and his HDL (good cholesterol) was lower than normal.  Not wanting to go the medication route right away, Alan’s doctor recommended that he improve his diet and […]

Conserve Gas, Reduce Embarrassment!
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Conserve Gas, Reduce Embarrassment!

You and your boss were riding a crowded elevator on the way back from an important meeting.  Suddenly you were seized by a desperate need to pass gas.  You gritted your teeth, glad that your boss wasn’t facing you. Twelve floors left to go.  Unable, to hold it much longer, you quickly hit the button […]

Trim the Fat!
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Trim the Fat!

After listening to “Being Healthy for Busy People” podcasts for a few months, Stan realized that his daily fat intake was way too high.  He was a meat and potatoes kind of guy who enjoyed his steak, eggs, whole milk and greasy snack foods.  Even though he thought it might be a tough transition to […]

Cream In Your Coffee?
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Cream In Your Coffee?

It had been one of those days.  Aaron had been unfocused and unproductive all morning.  Thinking that a short break might help, he headed to the break room and poured himself a tall cup of coffee. After stirring in three tablespoons of French vanilla non-dairy creamer, he took a sip.  He smiled.  He never could […]

Tea's Caffeine: Longer Energy Without the Jitters
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Tea’s Caffeine: Longer Energy Without the Jitters

Everywhere I look these days, I see tearooms and gourmet teashops springing up!  Now that people realize that tea is both tasty and healthy, drinking tea seems to be the trendy thing to do.  Even coffee shops like Starbucks are adding more tea to their menus to cash in on the trend. What is the […]

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