Eating Right with the New School Year

August 19, 2015 by  
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With the start of the school year, it is important for children to stay healthy, starting with the foods that enter their body. Whether students are packing their lunch or buying it at school , healthy choices are necessary to be able to focus and learn more at school. According to Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department Nutritionist, Jennifer […]

Healthy Tips for Eating Right During Pregnancy

March 9, 2015 by  
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 Nutrition is essential for growth and development of the baby. Inadequate nutrition during pregnancy can result in negative lifetime effects. For example, inadequate consumption of folate can cause neural tube defects such as spinal bifida. A condition of the spinal cord that may cause paralysis. In the late 1990’s, the US passed a law mandating […]

Enjoy the Chinese New Year the Healthy Way

February 19, 2015 by  
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 It starts tonight: The hearty reunion dinner followed by two hectic weeks of snacking, visiting, decorating, tossing yusheng and exchanging hongbao. Unless you plan to hightail it out of the country for Chinese New Year, being caught up in the festivities is unavoidable. For many of us, this is the time when our new year’s […]

Trans fat is bad for your heart health

February 5, 2015 by  
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Trans fat raises your LDL bad cholesterol and lowers your good cholesterol. Find out more about trans fat and how to avoid it. Trans fat is considered by many doctors to be the worst type of fat you can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat — also called trans-fatty acids — both raises your LDL (“bad”) […]

8 Great Diet & Nutrition Apps

August 27, 2014 by  
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A good, balanced diet is just as important as exercise when it comes to clean, healthy living. And apps can help you stay on the straight and narrow. For example, check out these eight great diet and nutrition apps that help you shop for healthy food, log your nutrition intake and help you pick and choose […]

Yummy Shrimp Pizza

July 16, 2014 by  
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Here is a great recipe for shrimp pizza: 1 (8-inch) whole-wheat pita bread shell ½ cup mozzarella cheese, divided 1 cup mixed salad greens 2 medium plum tomatoes, chopped 1 small red onion 10 chopped olives 6 cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp 1 tablespoon feta cheese Preheat the oven to 450°F. Top the pita with […]

Mexican Chicken Salad

December 11, 2013 by  
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2 cups diced cooked chicken ¼ cup chopped red onion ½ green bell pepper, chopped 1 small tomato, chopped ½ avocado, sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 packets of stevia or ½ teaspoon agave 2 tablespoons salsa ½ teaspoon cumin 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 head romaine lettuce 1 cup […]

Holistic Healing: Tai Chi, Stress and Weight Loss

August 20, 2013 by  
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Tai Chi is being used with increasing frequency by the Western medical establishment in several different therapeutic settings, from physical and occupational therapy and is becoming more and more prevalent at community centers and private gyms. Tai Chi is similar to Hatha Yoga in that they are both composed of a series of slow, deliberately […]

Blood Pressure: Young Hearts at A Higher Risk for Hypertension

April 10, 2013 by  
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  High blood pressure accounts more than nine million deaths every year, including about half of all deaths due to heart disease and stroke, according to WHO. What is more shocking to hear is that- young people are at an equal risk of being a victim of high blood pressure when compared to older adults. […]

Beta Carotene & Healthy Skin

March 26, 2013 by  
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  Beta-carotene is a provitamin A carotenoid, one of two sources of vitamin A. Vitamin A is not only important to your overall health and immunity, but also to the integrity of your organs, including your skin. In the body, beta-carotene converts to retinol and other forms of vitamin A. Retinols work actively within the […]

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