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By Meri Raffetto RD, LDN
Grab a Quick Cup of Antioxidants
Having a hard time eating the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day? This is a challenge for most people, but for working moms, finding…
Sneaking in Exercise
It isn't new information that exercise is important for our health and weight management. The problem for so many of us is finding the time for formalized…
Rejuvenate in 10 Minutes or Less
Look at all the events that make up your day from the moment you get up until the time your head hits the pillow. I imagine for most of you, the day is…
Tips for Dining Out While Saving Your Waistline
There is no doubt about it: We are eating in restaurants more often than ever before. This is likely the result of a fast-paced lifestyle and the…
A teenage girl is participating in a weight loss camp. As she is doing relay races, she begins to experience fear and stops exercising, breaking down…
Life balance is an emerging topic that people are starting to embrace. Why? Because we feel better when we have more balance in our lives. There is more…
Struggling with Weight Loss? It May Be All In Your Head
The hallmarks of any weight loss program have always been diet and exercise. Follow the plan, and off comes the weight. This makes sense, but it isn't…
Which is Higher in Fat and Calories…the Chicken or the Beef?
There are some basic principles when choosing protein-rich foods that we hear about consistently. Choosing leaner cuts of meat is the goal, and this has…
7 Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Healthy Foods
Do you have picky eaters? Sometimes meal time is an enormous challenge for parents. Every child has a different palate, and it isn't easy when they…
Are you Getting Enough Sleep?
As women we try to fill more than what is reasonable into a day. We get up early, get ready for the day, get the kids off to school, go to work, pick…
6 Steps to a Healthier Pizza
Many of us are working towards some health goals such as weight loss, lowering cholesterol, or getting a handle on high blood pressure. There are others…
Feeling Blue? Have Some Fish
Whether you are in a bad mood or suffer from depression or "blue days" adding some fish to your diet regularly may be a beneficial part of your…
Acupuncture for Women's Health
Want help with headaches, PMS, or stress? Traditional Chinese Medicine may offer you an alternative treatment plan that provides some relief either by…
Healthy Halloween- Irony at its Best
Halloween time is here and that means trick-or-treaters will be arriving to your doorstep adorning their creative costumes and wanting a treat for their…
The Did Do List
In today's world we judge ourselves by our major accomplishments. We may feel a sense of achievement when we get a degree, land a big account, or…
Is Your Favorite Coffee Drink Making You Gain Weight?
There is no shortage of coffee houses in the U.S. Whether you live in a small city or large metropolitan area, you will find coffee shops on every corner…
Life Balance--Unrealistic Expectations?
Life balance seems to be a big topic these days. We are all striving to achieve it, but what exactly is it? Is there a black and white definition? For…
Healthy Thanksgiving without Giving up your Holiday Traditions
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the time of year where many people abandon their weight loss and health goals and say, "I'll…
Alcohol- Health Pro or Health Con?
Alcoholic beverages have been enjoyed throughout recorded history. For some, a drink with dinner may be relaxing. Others may enjoy the inhibitions that…
Hey, Who Turned the Lights Off?
The winter months are arriving bringing holiday cheer and shorter days. For many people who are affected by SAD (seasonal affective disorder) it can feel…
Healthy Holiday Gifts to Give
It is that gift-giving time of year again. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa, I'm sure you have already hit the shops or have your gift list ready to go. This time of year is also filled with candy, home-baked goodies, pies, and pastries. It is the most challenging time of year for those who are trying to lower their cholesterol, control diabetes, or lose some weight. I'm sure you all know people who are in this situation. Giving them more candy and treats somehow feels counterproductive. Why not give some healthy gifts this year?
4 Tips to De-Stress Your Holiday
Even if you are strapped for time, you can get back to enjoying the holidays by following a few time-saving ideas.
Reducing Your Cancer Risk
Second to heart disease, cancer is a leading cause of illness and death in the united states accounting for one in four deaths. Recent data shows one…
Improve your Health While Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Besides providing taste, color, and aroma, many herbs and spices can also be good for our health. We know there are medicinal herbs in the form of herbal supplements that can be helpful for what ails us, but we often overlook the simple ways we achieve health benefits from herbs in our everyday cooking.
Mental Health Days
Being self employed allows for a pretty flexible schedule, but instead of making the most of that I typically make a detailed to-do list so that my work day is full.
Are You Ready for Change?
It is that time of year again, where we set goals for the new year. Making a commitment to improve your health or life is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Thinking of our new goals is often exciting. "I want to lose weight" or "I want to get into better shape" sound great on paper, but the steps to get there are what we really need to be excited about.
Using the Glycemic Index
The glycemic index is gaining a lot of speed as a new health trend. We are seeing more and more articles about it, and many new diet and weight loss…
Fitting in Exercise During the Cold Winter Months
Do you have a difficult time fitting in exercise during the winter months? I do. It is primarily because I don't like to be cold and all the exercise…
Journaling Your Way to Wellbeing
I have to admit it: I love journaling, and have done it since I was a child. But writing out your thoughts can be a difficult thing for many people; they…
The Polymeal: Recipe for Your Heart
Here's a new idea for heart disease prevention: Create a meal using seven powerful foods and decrease your risk of heart disease by a whopping 76…
The Number One Weight Loss Saboteur
Are you sabotaging your weight loss efforts before you even start? Many people are: 95 percent of dieters regain their weight and, each time they lose…
Enhance Your Metabolism
When working towards weight loss, it is important not only to cut calories but also to maximize your metabolic rate at the same time. When you combine…
Relieve Stress in the Workplace
We hear a lot about stress management these days. Many of us have incorporated stress management tools such as meditation, walking, or a hot bath at the…
What to Eat When You're Expecting
So, you're expecting. Congratulations! There are many things you have control over to help make a healthy environment for your baby during the next nine…
Foods You Thought Were Good For You, But Aren't
I have to admit it -- I am a sucker for "natural" food packaging. My eyes get drawn to the earth-tone colors of the labels with the words "natural,"…
3 Vitamins to Watch When You Are Expecting
When you are pregnant, sorting through all the nutrition information can be difficult. There are certain nutrients that need to be increased during pregnancy,…
Keys to Successful Weight Loss
Have you noticed that "lifestyle change" is the new buzzword phrase? You see it in magazines, on television, and in popular diets. It seems…
Vitamin D Deficiency -- Are You at Risk?
Do you know if you are vitamin D deficient? Surprisingly, the latest evidence shows that many men and women have insufficient blood levels of this important…
Buying Organic Foods
It is amazing to see how the organic food section of all grocery stores are growing bigger and bigger. Even Walmart is getting in on the act. Not so long…
13 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes
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