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New Study: Five Habits Add More than a Decade to your Life Jul 25th, 2020

Study just concluded a lifetime of habits like healthy eating and not smoking can extend your lifespan dramatically! According to a major study in the Circulation Journal into how behavior can impact lifespan, incorporating five healthy habits as an adult can add more than ten years to peoples’ lives. Basically, the new study concluding five habits...

Which is healthier: A hot dog or hamburger? Apr 25th, 2018

In BBQ season, only one of these favorites comes out on top. Baseball season has officially begun, so barbecue season is not far behind. As you decide what to put on the grill, you may be wondering which all-American food — a hot dog or a hamburger — is the healthier choice?...

Healthy Trader Joe’s Products Nutritionists Love Apr 25th, 2018

These are the TJs products dietitians can’t live without. As a dietitian, it’s my job to make eating well easy and accessible for people. And as a busy working parent, I need fast, nutritious solutions myself! The beloved grocery store Trader Joe’s does this so well, so I decided reach...

What is Healthier: Natural Sugar, Table Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Alcohols? Apr 25th, 2018

Average Americans consume almost 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. “Natural” sugars: what does that mean? Natural sugar goes way beyond traditional table sugar. There’s sugar in the raw varieties, coconut sugar, agave nectar, honey, and the oft-demonized high-fructose corn syrup. Honey and molasses are often turned to instead of...

Eating Romaine Lettuce? E.coli Warning Signs to Look For Apr 25th, 2018

Did you eat romaine lettuce before you heard the warnings? Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have asked Americans to discard all romaine lettuce following an outbreak of E.coli that’s been traced back to the leafy green. Earlier this week, the CDC reported more than 53 illnesses...

Why Sitting is Bad for Your Health Apr 25th, 2018

Are You Sitting Too Much? Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much...

How to Quickly Recover From the Flu Apr 25th, 2018

HERE’S 7 KEYS TO GETTING PAST THE FLU FAST: Integrative Urgent Care is the place to go for Influenza prevention, treatment, and education. With our extended available office hours and online check-in you’ll be treated quickly and efficiently. However, once you have the Flu here are 7 keys to getting...

Omega-3 Bomb: Wild Salmon with Buttered Kale Apr 25th, 2018

WILD SALMON, BUTTER & KALE The National Institutes of Health recommends an omega-3 daily intake of 1.6 grams for men and 1.1 grams for women. Omega-3 cannot be synthesized by the body itself so it must be obtained through diet. On top of fish oil capsules, nuts and vegetables such as walnuts, grass-fed butter,...

Can Being Mindfulness Help You Lose Weight? Apr 25th, 2018

Obesity continues to be a huge global problem… even though we’re inundated diet and exercise programs with all kinds of theories, explanations. However, one of the most overlooked neglected reasons people overeat is “unconscious” eating, not even noticing they’re eating. Perhaps a co-worker keep snacks in the desk and pops one...

How Do I Know If I Am Drinking Enough Water? Apr 25th, 2018

HOW MUCH IS “ENOUGH WATER”? Too much of something for one might be just the right amount for another – so what works for your sister might be bad for you, and in a few years it could be the other way around. Then it could flip back again. Water...

130/80 is the NEW High Blood Pressure Score Apr 25th, 2018

Almost half the US population is considered hypertensive overnight Blood pressure of 130/80 is the new ‘high,’according to a recent review of guidelines. This now means almost half the US population is considered hypertensive overnight. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines that...

Could Meditation Be Good for Your Heart Health? Apr 25th, 2018

Is Heart Health Linked to Stress? Up until now the distinct link between stress and arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries in human beings lacked direct clinical evidence, not anymore. The evidence only existed in animal studies but humans are mammals and now there is evidence the human heart and...

Is it Possible Habits Can Make Us Happy? Apr 25th, 2018

Adding Positive Habits Make Us Happy The vast majority of us, sooner or later, have attempted to change, efforting to break bad habits and create new ones. In the case of decreasing sugar admission, getting the chance to get to bed early or fitting exercise into every day of our...

9 Quick Tips for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke Apr 25th, 2018

New Ways to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke  1. Take responsibility for your health. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death in America, accounting for 34 percent of deaths, many suddenly and almost all of them premature. This is down from 40 percent just four decades ago, mainly due...

6 Anxiety-Reducing Strategies for Moms Apr 25th, 2018

No one is immune from anxiety. As a yoga teacher and mom of three, I can say with relative certainty that at some point or another any mother reaches a tipping point (Editor’s note: you can learn more about the author, Amanda Botur, here). I often feel it rise in my...