Health Notes

Recipe: The Healthy’s in the Sauce

by admin on January 18, 2017

They’re one of the healthiest foods on the planet: Cremini mushrooms. Yes, mushrooms!

Like most mushrooms, crimini mushrooms can offer great benefits to your immune system. Several recent studies even placed button mushrooms at the top of the list when it comes to helping regulate unwanted inflammation.

Some researchers are also looking at the benefits mushrooms have on the cardiovascular system. Extracts from crimini mushrooms have been found to reduce the binding of certain immune cells onto the lining of the aorta – ultimately lowering risk of damage to the aorta and risk of blood flow problems.

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Food Prep 101

by Brenda L Herrod, MSN, APRN-BC on January 11, 2017

Planning to succeed with your health and wellness plan? If you are not focusing on your nutrition, you might as well give up. It’s true… if you fail to plan, plan to fail.

For many people, meal planning and preparation is key to staying on track. By being prepared, you take control of your eating habits and can reach your goals. If you bring your lunch, you won’t be as tempted to eat fast food lunches that are not on your nutrition plan. It will also save you money by not going through the drive thru or stopping for junk food at convenience stores.

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Exercise: Busting Five Myths about Physical Therapy

January 4, 2017
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In my more than 20 years of providing physical therapy, I have had many patients who are anxious and fearful about attending their therapy sessions. But you should know there’s little to fear. A physical therapist is a well-educated health care provider who is well prepared to help with your rehab and recovery. To help […]

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Recipe: All About the Zoodles

December 21, 2016
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During these cold winter days, it’s nice to be reminded of summer. Today, we’re bringing it back to your plate. Zucchini is a summer squash that’s a perfect blend of being low in calories and high in anti-inflammatory properties. Because it has a high water percentage, zucchini is low in calories, carbs and sugars, but […]

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The Seven Step Holiday Rescue Plan

December 14, 2016
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Ok. Just admit it. The holiday season is supposed to be magical, but sometimes it can be the most stressful time of the year. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There is so much to do, so many places to go and very little time to do it – all while you try to stay healthy […]

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Exercise: Take It With You When You Go

December 7, 2016
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So many of us will be traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you need to leave your exercise routine at home. Staying fit doesn’t have to take a sideline. There are several tools you can pack with you on your journey that won’t take much luggage space […]

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Dancing with Sugarplums… and Diabetes

November 23, 2016
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Let’s face it… this time of year can be dangerous for those of us with a sweet tooth. As the holiday season approaches, you may be thinking how to maintain your weight. But for diabetics, it’s even more important to be vigilant and keep your blood sugars under control. It can be especially hard during […]

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Recipe: A Delish Fish Dish (and Plans for your Leftovers!)

November 16, 2016
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So you have a delicious dish, but you just aren’t sure how the leftovers will keep?  Here’s a wonderful and nutritious fish recipe that not only tastes good one day one… but makes a great plan for day two! Tilapia is rich in complete proteins, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs for […]

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Top Six Tips for Creating Healthy Habits

November 9, 2016
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Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the large majority of people gain it back right back and often re-gaining more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life? The key to losing weight and keeping it off is best achieved by […]

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Exercise: Bring On The Holidays!

November 2, 2016

The holiday season is quickly approaching. What do we do to prevent adding on the weight due to all that delicious holiday food? By making exercise just as important as watching what we eat. If you have already started an exercise program, stay with it. As the weather turns colder, it’s easy to stay inside […]

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