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Archive for July, 2016:

The Importance of Omega-3 Fats and Health

Dr. Mark Hyman, MD writes on his blog about the importance of omega-3 fats and their connection to our health. Omega-3 fatty acids have lots of health benefits, yet Hyman notes that most Americans don’t include omega-3 in their diets. This can lead to a host of health problems, including inflammation and diabetes. Most Americans eat foods that have a … Read more.

How to Build Better Bone Health

Suzy Cohen, RPh, writes on her blog about recent research that says increasing your calcium intake doesn’t correlate to bone health. Cohen disagrees with this finding, listing not only her reasons why calcium is important, but also how to get more of it through the foods we eat. She also discusses what you may have not considered for maintaining healthy … Read more.

Ideas for Cucumbers

Have you ever wondered why someone would lay slices of cucumbers over their eyelids?  It turns out that cucumbers have a lot of healthy properties and a multitude of beneficial uses. According to Suzy Cohen, RPh, these include applications for the skin, as food, and even as a drink! Cohen notes on her website that cucumbers contain antioxidants, as well as fiestin. … Read more.

Stress Management in the Office

Do you find that you are stressed while at work? It turns out, according to Business.com, that there are several ways employers can create work environments that reduce office stress. This, in turn, can actually increase productivity. Christopher Jan Benitez writes that half of all lost work days a year are due to issues related to stress. Considering this adds up … Read more.

Diet and Autoimmune Disease

In an article published on her blog, Suzy Cohen, RPh, writes how she believes there is a connection between our diets and autoimmune diseases. These include serious diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions. Her solution to this problem is simple: eliminate foods that could trigger these diseases. Autoimmune Disease Triggers Cohen notes in her article … Read more.

The Benefit of Probiotics for Athletes

Are you an athlete who struggles to fight off respiratory infections, suffers from inflammation, or has a lack of energy? Instead of exercising more, look inward to solve your problem. According to Rodale Wellness, a healthy gut rich in probiotics can help increase performance. Probiotics are bacteria that live in your gut and feed on the food you eat. They … Read more.

Cooking Techniques for Meat to Avoid

Cooking meat is important for killing bacteria and making it easier to eat. However, on their website, Rodale Wellness discusses cooking methods you should avoid. These techniques range from mostly benign practices, to those that may potentially cause cancer. Depending on which technique you choose, over-cooking meat can significantly damage proteins.  Certain processes may even create compounds that cause cancer. … Read more.

Equal and Unequal Relationships

Do you believe that the relationship between you and your partner is equal? Or, do you think there might be a power imbalance with the two of you? Dr. Joseph A. Annibali, MD. writes in his blog for Amen Clinics about the Horizontal/Vertical Relationship Model and how it can apply to your relationship. What is this model? Dr. Annibali describes … Read more.