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Heart-Healthy Eating: 5 Diet Changes to Help Prevent Heart Attacks
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Heart-Healthy Eating: 5 Diet Changes to Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Preventing heart disease is key to lowering your risk of heart attack. Here are some small dietary changes that could lead to significant health benefits.
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The Dirty Dozen
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The Dirty Dozen

Read on for details about which fruits and vegetables you can prioritize to maximize the benefits of your organic shopping.
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Nourish and Protect: How Your Diet Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer
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Nourish and Protect: How Your Diet Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer

What you eat plays a significant role in breast health. Explore some of the top foods that are known for their benefits in maintaining healthy breasts.
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Discover the Healthier and More Natural Choice: Your Local Farm Stand
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Discover the Healthier and More Natural Choice: Your Local Farm Stand

Explore the benefits (for your health and beyond!) of local fresh produce and why we should all make visiting our community farm stands a priority this summer.
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From Plate to Pain: The Truth About Your Diet and Inflammation
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From Plate to Pain: The Truth About Your Diet and Inflammation

If you’re not familiar with the term “gut inflammation,” you’re not alone. In fact, many people are not aware of what inflammation is and how it can affect their health.
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Sleep and Weight Gain
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Sleep and Weight Gain

How does sleep impact your weight? You may not realize it, but there’s a direct link between how well you slept last night and your appetite today! It all comes down to circadian rhythm and how a poor sleep cycle directly affects your hunger hormones. Your circadian rhythm not only determines your sleep/wake cycle but also regulates other biological functions,...
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7 Tips to Keeping Your Heart Happy!
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7 Tips to Keeping Your Heart Happy!

Don’t go breaking your heart—follow these four tips to keeping a healthy, happy heart. Don’t smoke. We all know smoking is awful for your lungs, but smoking also forces your heart to work harder, increasing your chance for blood clots and higher blood pressure. Don’t skimp on your veggies, fruits, legumes, and healthy fats. These food groups provide important heart-healthy...
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What is “Healthy Eating”?
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What is “Healthy Eating”?

I often hear people say, “I think I’m eating healthy and doing the right things,” but it’s tricky to understand what the right things are because they’re so different for everyone. Imagine if you could identify foods that work in your favor. What if you could find fats and carbs that are truly healthy for your body, or what if...
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Tips for Balancing the Holidays
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Tips for Balancing the Holidays

Fill up on the less damaging items first. I tell all of my clients this! Before you go to a party where you have no control over what’s being served, fill up on a healthy meal prior and minimize the damage. Fill your plate with things that support health and leave a small space on the plate for things that...
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Why Do We Self-Sabotage Our Weight Loss?
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Why Do We Self-Sabotage Our Weight Loss?

Have you ever started a weight loss plan and then suddenly craved all of the things you just told yourself you can’t have? Or go to an event where someone offers you something that you’re not supposed to have, but you accept it and eat it anyway? There are real reasons why we sabotage our weight loss and the more...
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Aloe Vera Juice
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Aloe Vera Juice

Historically, aloe has been predominantly used on the skin to aid with healing, but in more recent times it is being used more frequently for its lesser-known beneficial effects on the gut and metabolism.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, such as Ulcerative Colitis, have been shown to improve with regular consumption of aloe with statistical significance (see the link to the study...
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The Slow Start to Fasting
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The Slow Start to Fasting

We get a lot of questions from patients regarding the topic of fasting. What exactly is fasting, and what does it do? If you Google “fasting” you’ll find that there’s enough information out there to completely overwhelm you. Explained as simply as possible, fasting in any form is just the absence of food and drink. However, there are hundreds of...
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Grow a Garden
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Grow a Garden

As we enter the long and often brutal New England winter season, many of us begin our countdown towards spring. We bemoan the cold and gray and what we see as a dreary landscape. We long for the warmth of the sun and the light of longer days and impatiently watch for that first sprout of green to erupt from...
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Heart-Healthy Eating: 5 Diet Changes to Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Heart-Healthy Eating: 5 Diet Changes to Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Preventing heart disease is key to lowering your risk of heart attack. Here are some small dietary changes that could...
The Impact of Excess Weight on Your Health: Nine Key Health Issues You Should Know

The Impact of Excess Weight on Your Health: Nine Key Health Issues You Should Know

Being overweight is not just about the scale; for many who carry excess weight, losing 5% to 15% of their...
The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

Read on for details about which fruits and vegetables you can prioritize to maximize the benefits of your organic shopping.
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