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Calcium

06 January in Health Tips, Supplements, Supplements Calcium

          Calcium is an essential mineral that is needed to form and maintain healthy teeth and bones.  Consuming adequate amounts of calcium will help prevent osteoporosis.  Calcium is also required for clotting blood; sending and receiving nerve signals; squeezing and relaxing...

Boost Your Metabolism

01 October in Health Tips

 Metabolism is how efficiently the body uses the energy we take in to provide fuel for daily activities.  There are many factors that affect this efficiency, some of which are out of our control while others we can modify with our lifestyle choices. Genetics has a...

Tailgate Food for a Health Pro

20 September in Health Tips

Everyone seems to find themselves in at least one tail-gate celebration during the season.  With this comes the many tempting and likely higher-calorie foods that are often eaten without second thought. Here are a few ways to navigate the world of the traditional calorie-laden tailgate...

Fat, Carbohydrate and Protein Needs

05 September in Health Tips

General recommendations for the amounts of macronutrients (i.e. fat, carbohydrates, and protein) that we should eat include the following: Please note this information only serves as a guideline because the amount of macronutrients recommended depends on the calorie needs which is very unique from person...

Dairy Milk vs. Milk Alternatives

09 August in Health Tips

Milk alternatives such as almond and soy milk are becoming increasingly popular. Although we are starting to notice they may not be as "natural" as advertised.  Is cow’s milk healthier than milk alternatives given it only has one ingredient? (other than additions of vitamin A and...

Coconut Water

05 August in Health Tips

If you have been in a grocery store at all in the last few years, you have probably posed the questions: what is coconut water and should I drink it?  Quite simply, coconut water is the clear, juice-like liquid in the middle of relatively young...

Comfort Foods

23 January in Health Tips

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of comfort foods? When I asked a sample group I got responses such as mac and cheese, lasagna, pizza and meatloaf. Tasty foods that fill you up and warm your stomach on a cold winter...

Do Detox Diets Work?

05 January in Health Tips

Have you ever ended an over-indulgent holiday season with the words "I need a detox"? For many people this rings true. Detox diets have been touted by celebrities and health professionals as beneficial to aid in health and weight loss, but the truth is that they may not be necessary. Detox diets come in the form...