Don’t Let Poor Gut Health Ruin the Holidays

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With Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays approaching many of us look forward to the many traditional and family favorite foods that are served.  Delicious treats and meals are a part of the warmth and excitement of the holiday season. Poor Gut Health Affects 70 Million Americans Unfortunately, it’s also these very treats and rich foods … Read more

A Heads Up from Down Under

Interestingly, those of us who live in the United States get a heads up prior to each flu season.  This occurs because we are able to look at flu trends in Australia. With Australia being in the southern hemisphere, their seasons are the opposite of those countries in the Northern Hemisphere which includes the U.S.  … Read more

Are You Wasting Money on Vitamins and Supplements?

When it comes to vitamins and supplements there are so many options that sound great, but there are also many questions: Which ones really work? Exactly how effective are they? Are they worth the money? What researchers have found is that vitamins or supplements aren’t a substitute for a balanced, nutritious diet that limits excess … Read more

Making Your Hiking and Biking Vacation a Success

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Not everyone’s idea of a great vacation is lying on a beach or strolling around tourist sites. There is a growing group of vacationers who are looking for a more physically engaging trip that challenges them, while providing an opportunity to see new places and have new experiences.

Hiking and biking vacations, or other types of active vacations, require a different type of planning. Here are some suggestions that will help you avoid mishaps and maximize your enjoyment.

What’s Not Sleeping Well Doing to You?

Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.  

All of us just moved our clocks forward one hour to accommodate daylight saving time and many of us felt a little sluggish the next day because of the lost hour of sleep.  This simple example of not getting as much sleep as we do normally shows just how important a good night’s rest is to our mental and physical well-being.

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Can You Read the Warning Signs of Opiate Abuse?

The addiction to prescription opiate drugs used for pain management has become an epidemic, with estimates of anywhere from 26 million to 36 million people believed to be abusing opioids in the United States. Primarily used in the treatment of chronic pain these drugs are highly addictive.  Even when taken as prescribed they can lead … Read more

Detecting Diabetes Early with A1C Testing

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The Center for Disease Control reported 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes for the first time in 2015 (the most recent numbers).  As the number of Americans with diabetes or prediabetes grows, it becomes more important that individuals with this disease become aware of their condition and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy … Read more