Posts made in October, 2011

Try These Tips for a Better Breakfast

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it a healthy one? Eating breakfast can set the pace for your metabolism as well as give your body energy needed to complete its basic processes. If you’re looking to improve your breakfast habits, here are two things that you should always have as part of your breakfast. Protein- This nutrient is critical for energy, cellular function, and other key processes. It is...

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Go Pink with Vitamin D

As many of you already know, this is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I wrote a blog last year on this topic and stand by what I said then. We will only find a cure for breast cancer and other cancers when we start looking in the right place. I am reminded of the story I heard several years ago.There was a man crawling on the ground under a street light searching for his keys, when stranger approached. “What are you looking for?” the...

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Gluten-Free Isn’t Just a Fad Diet

In recent months, the gluten-free diet has gotten a lot of attention. However, it’s important to note that going gluten-free isn’t just another diet fad. It’s a lifestyle that can pay off in an overall feeling of wellbeing, especially since gluten can prove to be a body-wide allergen that can go unnoticed for years. Symptoms like mental fogginess, tingling in the extremities, fatigue and minor digestive symptoms can be passed...

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The Importance of Calcium for Women

Calcium is an important mineral that everyone needs, but it is especially important for women.  It is not only needed to keep your bones strong but it is also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand.  And it also helps send messages to the nervous system and helps secrete enzymes and hormones. As women age, it is vitally important to make sure you are getting enough calcium, through both diet and calcium...

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