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Heal Your Gut (And Your Body) With These Tips!

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New research has shown that the foods we eat directly affect the bacteria in our gut, thereby having a powerful impact on the health of the entire body. When your gut works better, your body works better. The home of ...

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These Food “Trends” Are Worth A Second Look

healthy fats - avocado, salmon, nuts

These days, it seems there are always new products being put on the shelves, and new trends being discussed in blogs. Gluten-free, paleo, Mediterranean, shakes, crackers, cookies, etc. Food trends are everywhere. There are a few food trends, however, that ...

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Snooze Food – Eat This, Sleep Better

Smiling woman sleeping in bed

If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, you’ve probably tried several remedies in an attempt to get some better quality zzz’s. Have you ever considered that there are foods in your kitchen that could help? It’s true! The nutrients in some ...

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Feeling Down? Try Perking Up With These Tips!

woman sitting alone looking unhappy

Spend time with others Meet up with a friend or family member for a cup of coffee, or a walk in the park. Simply being around a loved one can improve your mood. Talking with them about how you’re feeling ...

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Blood Sugar-Spiking Meds In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Prescription medication bottles

Diabetics know to keep a close eye out for things that trigger blood sugar spikes. Stay away from refined sugar, and empty carbs wherever they may hide. But have you considered them hiding in your medicine cabinet? Cough, cold, headache, ...

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Stay Cool This Summer With These Hydrating Foods

glasses of water with cucumber and mint

Cucumber contains the highest water content of any solid food – 96.7% in fact! Delicious in salads, sliced for dipping in hummus or pesto, or pureed with yogurt, ice cubes, and a touch of mint for a cool summer soup! ...

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These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar

Older woman smiling with yoga mat

Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with ...

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Yes, There Are Such Things As Good Carbs!

fresh quinoa salad in wooden bowl

Along with avoiding sugar, diabetics must be watchful of their carb intake, as well. Carbs are the enemy of blood sugar! Or are they? Did you know that there is such a thing as a good carb? That a carb, ...

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Study Shows A Senior’s Well-Being May Depend On Mind Over Body

Senior woman smiling

Physical illness is not the primary determinant of happiness for older adults, as found in a recent study. Instead, it was found that psychosocial factors have the highest influence on quality of life. Prof. Ladwig and colleagues from the Cooperative ...

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?

Man putting artificial sweetener in his tea

As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily ...

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