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Read article: 8 ways to help your gut - that aren't food
8 ways to help your gut - that aren't food
From occasional constipation or diarrhea to chronic digestive conditions, like Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD...
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Read article: 5 ways to reduce your risk of stroke
5 ways to reduce your risk of stroke
In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we reviewed the signs and symptoms of strokes in our last blog from April 26 (...
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Read article: Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed, often leading to stiffness, soreness, swelling, and in some cases, pain...
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Read article: Act F.A.S.T. in response to stroke
Act F.A.S.T. in response to stroke
Did you know that May is National Stroke Awareness Month? While we may not think about strokes often, they are one of the leading causes of death and...
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Read article: Celebrate love and prevent heart disease
Celebrate love and prevent heart disease
February is not only the shortest month of the year but is also considered the month of love by many. Whether you express that love by fostering...
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Read article: Prevent falls this winter
Prevent falls this winter
Winter signals the changing of yet another season. As the temperatures drop and snow blankets the landscape, snow and cold weather lovers embrace all...
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Read article: November is Diabetes Awareness Month: reducing your risk
November is Diabetes Awareness Month: reducing your risk
More than...
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Read article: Help! My muscles are shrinking!
Help! My muscles are shrinking!
For those who have reached middle adulthood, you may have noticed a few changes that you weren’t expecting. For example, you may have noticed you do...
Live Well. Eat Well.
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Read article: Kidney Beans and Slow Cookers
Kidney Beans and Slow Cookers
Slow cookers, commonly known by one of the brand names Crock-pot®, are a popular kitchen appliance used to make a variety of soups, stews, desserts,...
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Read article: Eat all the varieties of winter citrus
Eat all the varieties of winter citrus
I so enjoy the big variety of citrus that comes to stores in winter. Stocked with more than oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, I'm seeing...
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Read article: Embracing the art of baking: Celebrating National Baking Month
Embracing the art of baking: Celebrating National Baking Month
As January unfolds, it's not just the winter chill that warms our homes; it's the delightful aroma of freshly baked treats that fills the air....
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Read article: Let's make cookie bars (and adapt a cookie recipe)
Let's make cookie bars (and adapt a cookie recipe)
A few things happened that day I wanted to make cookies. I didn't want to make individual cookies - or multiple dozens of cookies. (Too much time...
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Read article: Gluten-free, low sugar, no fat... Thanksgiving?
Gluten-free, low sugar, no fat... Thanksgiving?
Gluten-free, low sugar, no fat — doesn’t that sound like a yummy Thanksgiving dinner? We could be describing a trend in modern dieting; however, what...
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Read article: Why is open kettle canning unsafe?
Why is open kettle canning unsafe?
Canning food at home has been around since the early 1800s, with the first mason jar designed for canning distributed in 1884. Canning, freezing, and...
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Read article: Add food safety to your fall recipes!
Add food safety to your fall recipes!
The celebration of Labor Day quickly moves us into the fall season. It's a welcome transition to cooler weather - some even say "sweater weather."...
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Read article: Should I breastfeed?
Should I breastfeed?
Breastfeeding…it can be tough, but oh so worth it!  August is National Breastfeeding month and a wonderful time to raise awareness of the benefits of...
Community Health
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Read article: Spring Forward with a Plant-Based Diet!
Spring Forward with a Plant-Based Diet!
As New Year’s resolutions start to fade and the approach of summer suddenly comes into view, it is easy to get discouraged with trying to eat...
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Read article: Embrace the end of the year compassionately
Embrace the end of the year compassionately
As we approach mid-December, you may feel the hustle and bustle of the season weighing you down. For some, it may be the stress of extra social...
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Read article: Celebrate a healthy Halloween with these 5 tips
Celebrate a healthy Halloween with these 5 tips
October is the official start of the holiday season. Many children love dressing up and trick-or-treating for Halloween, but Halloween can also be a...
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Read article: Let’s work together to end the overdose crisis!
Let’s work together to end the overdose crisis!
International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31, and this year’s theme is “Recognizing those people who...
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Read article: Reset your palate to lower your added sugar intake
Reset your palate to lower your added sugar intake
One simple (yet not so simple) thing we can do to improve our health is to lower our added sugar consumption! Many of us consume more added sugars...
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Read article: Connecting with others is beneficial to our health
Connecting with others is beneficial to our health
It is commonly known that food and water are vital for human survival. While someone can go a day or two, or even a few without either, the body will...
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Read article: Less is more when it comes to your mental health
Less is more when it comes to your mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chose the slogan More Than Enough to...
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Read article: We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health
We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health
Adolescence is an exciting time of notable milestones, growing independence, and responsibilities relished by both caregivers and youth. Despite that...
Refill Your Cup with Self-Care
Read article: Finding freedom in the every day
Finding freedom in the every day
There are as many different types of freedom as there are ways to experience freedom. Many can relate to the feeling of freedom a day off work brings...
Read article: Seeing beyond duality
Seeing beyond duality
How often do you find yourself caught up in “either/or” thinking? You might notice yourself thinking everything in life is either a success or...
Read article: Five ways to speak your truth
Five ways to speak your truth
Truth be told, how often do you honestly respond to the question “How are you?” For many of us, the response “fine” or “good” might simply come out...
Read article: Four ways to treat yourself compassionately
Four ways to treat yourself compassionately
It is not uncommon to treat your friends and loved ones gentler than you treat yourself. In fact, research demonstrates 84% of people are kinder to...
Read article: Light your fire of transformation
Light your fire of transformation
As we experience warmer temperatures, the sounds of birds singing, and the first spring blooms, we may also feel the desire for our own inner and/or...
Read article: Nourishing yourself
Nourishing yourself
The oxford dictionary defines nourishment as “the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.” Have you given much...
Read article: Finding your base of support
Finding your base of support
When it comes to support, everyone experiences it in different ways. You may feel professionally supported by your supervisor or colleagues,...
Read article: Taking care of your energy body
Taking care of your energy body
On a daily basis, you are probably pretty aware of your levels of energy. We often comment on having a lot of energy, or feeling like we could use...