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Wellness

Taking stock of bone broth: Is it really worth the hype?

Have you been intrigued by the growing collection of bone broth recipes out there? Bone broth is trending, but don’t let its recent popularity fool you. Bone broth has been around for ages and has been used in Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years. So, what exactly is bone broth and what are the benefits?  …

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Sustainable living: 3 simple but meaningful changes to make today

When was the last time you truly stopped to think about where your food comes from? How about where your trash goes? Have you ever thought about the process that makes your light turn on when you flip the switch? All of these things impact our Earth, our health and the health of our future …

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5 highly nutritious yet underrated foods to add to your diet

As a registered dietitian, I am often asked, “What foods I should be eating? Can you give me a list of healthy superfoods?” This is always difficult for me to answer because I think all healthy foods are “super” in some way. But the idea of having a list of a super healthy and disease-fighting …

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Gym safety: How to exercise safely during COVID-19

Exercise for each and every one of us is important — and exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic is equally, if not more, important. No matter what type of exercise is right for you, it’s a way to not only keep your body moving, but also give your mind a break for the sake of your mental health.  The caveat? …

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How to talk to your doctor about a second opinion

When you’ve been told you have a potentially life-threatening condition, like heart disease, and need a major procedure such as open-heart surgery, it’s not only a good idea to seek a second opinion, but it’s actually encouraged by many physicians. Traditionally, second opinions have often been associated with complicated or dire diagnoses but are becoming …

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How to exercise for heart health at home

In the era of COVID-19, many people face new challenges in remaining active. It is well known that exercise and an active lifestyle greatly reduces risk factors for and risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 cause of death in the US. However, many traditional methods of exercise are now inaccessible (gyms, sporting groups, cardiac rehabilitations, etc.).  …

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Why it’s time to talk about body image and self-esteem

When you think of “body image,” you may not correlate it to health. What many people, both inside and outside of healthcare, don’t know is how much body image plays into our lives and the decisions we make. Many also don’t know how it impacts children and their future as they grow into adults.  It’s …

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20 takeaways from 2020

I know. I know. Most of us would rather leave 2020 in hindsight and gaze only into the hopeful eyes of 2021. In a time full of uncertainty and loss, I’m right there with you. Yet, as we end this topsy-turvy year, it can be helpful to reflect upon what the unpredictable days have taught …

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How to help a child cope with anxiety

Is your child feeling anxious, sad or worried? As a parent, it’s only natural to be concerned, but these feelings are all part of a child’s normal development. However, if your child does not outgrow these fears and worries, it can lead to problems at home and school. When these anxieties persist, or when there are …

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Is my diet broken or do I have a nutritional deficiency?

When it comes to dietary changes, weight loss or achieving new wellness goals, many people assume a big overhaul is needed. Questions such as, “Do I need to go Paleo, Keto or eliminate sugar altogether? What about Whole30?” often come up.  But you might be surprised to learn that it’s the small changes that make the biggest …

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