Slimming Down and Shaping Up

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Kevin Collins thought his extreme fatigue was merely the result of his demanding lawn cutting job. When he fainted at work, he again blamed it on the demands of his career. A month later he was at his mother’s house when his sister, who had a blood glucose meter, checked his levels. His glucose level […]

Pros and Cons of Today’s Most Popular Diets

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Every day we get bombarded with new information about what we should be eating, how we should be eating it and when we should eat it. Promises are thrown out regularly, saying that certain diets can help us lose weight or stave off disease—but what’s right? And more importantly, which one is right for you? […]

3 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Digestive System

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We are full of bacteria — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Did you know our bodies actually use bacteria in our intestines for digestion and to process food into energy? In fact, these bacteria are essential for a healthy digestive system. New research suggests that a healthy digestive system, with diverse bacteria, may […]

3 Easy Summer Recipes for Kids

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For this weekend’s unofficial kickoff to summer, we put together a few fun recipes to try with your kids. Summer doesn’t have to mean all-day snacking or unhealthy meals. There are so many fresh, in-season fruits and veggies that you can try with your kids to experience new tastes. Here are just a few fun, […]

That ‘healthy’ snack might not be as healthy as you think

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Featuring: Kristen Gradney, MHA, RDN, LDN Eating healthy can be tough. It requires willpower, planning and, more than ever, vigilance. Even when we stick to choosing healthier foods, it’s easy to wind up eating foods that fail to move us closer to our health goals. Snack makers have gotten really good at promoting health benefits, […]