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Wellness

Is a vegan diet nutritionally adequate?

The vegan diet has gained much popularity over the last decade. Promotion of the diet by celebrities and athletes has increased awareness of the many health benefits of veganism. In fact, as many as 3-6% of US consumers report being vegan. This is a significant increase, compared to just 1% in 2014. The American Institute …

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Considering weight loss surgery? Here’s what to know and what to expect

Carrying around excess weight can be a health hazard, but it’s not easy to figure out how to manage your weight—especially during major life events like marriage, pregnancy, career stress, injuries, and pandemics, when weight gain is especially common. The thought of surgical and non-surgical weight loss can bring up a lot of questions. But …

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12 tips to spark more meaningful, authentic conversations

We’ve all experienced conversations that didn’t quite go according to plan. You probably thought things through, approached the conversation with good intentions and phrased things in a way you thought would make sense, so what went wrong? Here’s the thing. Communication is deeper than words. Many things can impact our ability to effectively communicate, such …

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Beyond the BMI: Is it time to redefine what “healthy” means?

Maybe you’ve heard of the body positive or weight neutral movement that has been gaining momentum in social media in the last couple years. Health at Every Size means exactly how it sounds: moving toward the idea of exploring health for all bodies without weight loss, advocating for proper care regardless of one’s size and …

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16 things that can mess with your thyroid health and medication

If you have a thyroid disorder, you know they can be extremely difficult to manage and that many things can affect that small butterfly-shaped gland. If you didn’t know, there are certain foods and other medications that can impact thyroid health and the effectiveness of thyroid medication. There are also deficiencies you should be tested …

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Intuitive Eating 101: How to break up with diet culture

Let’s talk about intuitive eating. (Never heard of it? Jump over to this article on what intuitive eating is and then come back.) Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Intuitive Eating is broken down into 10 guiding principles, plus some …

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So, you think your child has pink eye. Now what?

When a child wakes up with a crusty eye, many parents worry about pink eye and call their pediatrician immediately for antibiotics. After all, pink eye is extremely contagious. Unfortunately, diagnosing pink eye is a little more complicated and typically requires a physical exam in your pediatrician’s office. The good news is, it’s not always …

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Intuitive eating: What it is and what it isn’t

Intuitive eating has become very popular in the last year or so — so much so that it is being misconstrued by dieting and wellness companies and influencers. To set the record straight, I’m here to explain what intuitive eating really is and why it isn’t another diet or trend. What intuitive eating is All …

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How to be social again: 5 post-pandemic socialization tips

Does the phrase “getting back into the social scene” strike excitement or fear in you? Or both? Just like when the pandemic started, we are once again in uncharted waters. All emotions are fair play here.  While the act of going out to dinner with friends may have seemed simple a year and a half …

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10 ways to embrace a body-neutral mindset

Maybe you’ve heard about body image, but have you heard about body neutrality? Once the groundwork has been laid for understanding body image, you can begin to move toward body neutrality.  What is body neutrality? First things first. We can’t run before we’ve learned to walk — meaning the idea of body love or positivity can be …

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