Wellness Tips for Fall

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As days get shorter in the Northeast, our health and well-being is affected in a variety of ways. Here are some tips for staying happy and healthy in fall and winter. Change your workout schedule, don’t abandon it. With the holidays coming up we have plenty of excuses to bail on our spring and summer workouts, especially if they involved … Read More

Fiber for your Health

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The Role of Fiber Early in the 20th century, the refinement of wheat flour became popular and for the first time in history, people in the western hemisphere, especially the United States, were eating white flour products and far fewer whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits or other sources of dietary fiber. After only a few decades, serious medical conditions, … Read More

Managing Sugar Cravings

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Many people who are trying to lose weight often foil their dietary plans because of cravings. One of the most common cravings is that for sweet treats. In order for the body to function, we need a constant supply of glucose in the bloodstream, so craving sweets makes sense. However, now food is anything but scarce in America and obesity … Read More

Healthy School Lunches

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Lunch is an area that you can make a huge difference in your child’s health. Lunch provides them with the nutrition to get them through the rest of their school day. Think about the nutritional requirements for your child’s learning, energy, social and emotional needs. These requirements should be met with …lots of protein rich foods, fruits/vegetables and whole grains. … Read More

Rethinking Osteoporosis- Beyond Calcium, Vitamin D and Prescriptions

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Osteoporosis is treated conventionally with a group of medications called bisphosphonates, like Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva. Unfortunately, these medications are not without serious risk. A letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 1, 2009 by Diane Wysowski of the FDA’s division of drug risk assessment indicates a significant risk of lethal esophageal cancer. According to a … Read More

Autoimmunity: Exploring the Causes and New Treatment Approaches

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Autoimmune disease may be unfamiliar to many who have no personal experience with this class of diseases. More commonly known are conditions like lupus, type I diabetes, celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or rheumatoid arthritis. Actually, about 15 diseases are the direct effect of the autoimmune process and research is now linking more than 80 conditions to autoimmunity.