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Stress-free while stuck at home

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced in our lifetime. Information and mandates related to the pandemic saturate our news and fear and stress seep deeper into peoples’ psyches. When will this all be over? Will I get sick? What if my aging parents become ill? Will my children have [...]
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Love your bones

October is a month of skeletons lurking about for Halloween. And it’s not a coincidence that last week was Bone and Joint Action Week! No matter how old you are, it is never too early to take care of your bones and joints. The goal of Bone and Joint Action Week is to bring attention […]

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Why I consider chicken a super food

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? It’s definitely a food choice to celebrate! Chicken is truly amazing. It’s a great source of protein. It’s low calorie. It’s versatile and I personally consider it an ultimate super food! You probably already know how important protein is to a diet. But why is that […]

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Don’t Fry Day

Don’t Fry Day is a national health observance day—it is to be observed the Friday before Memorial Day to educate the public about skin cancer. As warm weather approaches, the risk of Ultraviolet rays damaging your skin increases. Skin cancer is a serious matter—more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. […]

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Settle your Milk Confusion

There are so many different types of milk on the supermarket shelves; it’s confusing as to which one you should drink, right? You may like a certain type in your coffee, but a different type on your cereal. Some may not settle right in your stomach; some may settle just fine. I will review the […]

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How the Great Outdoors Makes you Healthy

My boyfriend Greg and I have been hiking in the Adirondacks quite a bit this summer. We love Lake Placid; the restaurants cater to health enthusiasts like us with hearty, delicious, and healthy food choices and there is something uplifting about the fresh air of the Adirondack Mountains. What I truly love is that just by […]

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The power of processing: Local family-owned dairy farms + innovation

Nothing is better than fresh, pure milk products (milk, cheese and yogurt). We all know the slogan, “Milk—it does a body good,” but do you know why? A Nutritional Powerhouse First, dairy is an amazing source of protein, which is an important building-block of healthy muscle, skin, tissues, and blood. Several studies have shown that […]

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Why I Love Olive Oil

It seems like every week, different oils become trendy: flax oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil. These oils certainly have their benefits, but I mostly stick to my time-tested favorite, olive oil. I have blogged about the Mediterranean diet before and how I feel it sets the stage for a heart-healthy lifestyle—olive oil is just […]

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Nutrition Labels to Become Easier for you to Decipher

So often, clients come to be confused about nutrition labels. What should they be looking for? What should they avoid? Some basics are: Be careful about serving sizes. So often you may think “Wow, this product is low in calories, but if you look at the serving size and it is 2.5, you have to [...]
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Boost your bone health nutritionally

Worldwide, an osteoporotic fracture takes place every three seconds. One in three American women over the age of 50 will experience at least one osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Osteoporosis is far more common in women than in men. You can drastically decrease your likelihood of being diagnosed with osteoporosis through nutritional measures. And these [...]
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