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You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Reading Labels

You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Reading Labels
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That crazy old adage "you are what you eat" actually has some validity in this day and age. Many of the foods sold on our grocer’s aisles are filled with preservatives, added salt and sugar. And for those of us who are sensitive to additives such as Monosodium glutamate (MSG), or red and yellow dyes this can really affect the relative condition of your sensitivity.

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Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar

Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar


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For a light, refreshing, and healthy meal the whole family will love, make these grilled tilapia fillets. Each fillet is seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled inside a corn husk, then topped with a warm mixture of cooked corn, onions, tomatoes, and okra, and sprinkled with grated sharp cheddar cheese. Enjoy!!

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Are there any natural treatments for fibroids?

Are there any natural treatments for fibroids?

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The Importance of Symptoms of Estrogen & Progesterone Deficiency

The Importance of Symptoms of Estrogen & Progesterone Deficiency
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Estrogen and progesterone are two of the most important hormones in a woman's body. They are considered steroid hormones, and influence things like metabolism, immune functions, the menstrual cycle and sexual functions. When estrogen, progesterone or both of these hormones are not being naturally produced in sufficient quantities it can cause a variety of problems.

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Lobster Mango Avocado Salad

Lobster Mango Avocado Salad

This lobster mango avocado salad is a healthier, tropical twist on the classic summer lobster salad. Serve in lettuce cups or a buttered toasted bun! Enjoy!!

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Get Plenty of Sleep

Get Plenty of Sleep

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5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with Groups

5 Fun Fitness Ideas You Can Do with Groups

Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that “has to be done” then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story. Joining a group is a great way to make exercise more enjoyable. Groups bring a social element to exercise, yet there is still an accountability component that keeps you motivated in group settings. Here are several ways to get involved with fun exercise in a group setting.

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Healthy Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats


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Rich and creamy homemade and healthy Alfredo sauce .. yum! Alfredo sauce just automatically pairs with chicken and broccoli, so try this healthy spin. Enjoy!!

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How Do You Know When Menopause is Here and Natural Remedies

How Do You Know When Menopause is Here and Natural Remedies

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14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)

14 Foods that will Help Slow the Aging Process (and Prevent Disease Along the Way)

After a long day at work, do you ever go home and look in the mirror to find stress lines on your forehead, or between your eyebrows? Have you noticed a few more gray hairs starting to come in? Stress and bad lifestyle habits can certainly age us more quickly. They are not only hard on our minds, but our bodies as well.

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Lemony Chicken Avocado Wraps

Lemony Chicken Avocado Wraps



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Turn leftover grilled chicken into a fresh, flavorful lunch the next day with this recipe for Lemony Chicken Avocado Wraps. These wraps are easy, peasy! Just top two whole grain wraps with a mix of yumminess, roll ’em up, and then pack in your kids’ summer camp lunch boxes or your family’s weekend picnic basket.

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How Can I Get Off Prilosec?

How Can I Get Off Prilosec?

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6 Fun Ways to Keep the Family Active

6 Fun Ways to Keep the Family Active
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Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that "has to be done" then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.Adult obesity is an epidemic and what's worse, childhood obesity is becoming one with numbers of chronic diseases due to obesity increasing in children each day. As parents, teachers, aunts, uncles we must be examples to our children in order to keep them active and prevent this epidemic from worsening. One way to do this is to make fitness a part of the family lifestyle. Here are 5 great ways to do this:

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Vegan BBQ Veggie Pizza

Vegan BBQ Veggie Pizza



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In this recipe the sauce is BBQ sauce and it is so good that you’ll be tempted to have a spoon on the ready for intermittent tastings. Some of the veggies are pre-cooked so that your first bite will have your eyes rolling back in your head with pleasure. Some veggies are fresh to add that extra little crispness and texture. Everything combined adds up to a pizza with a 5 star rating. Enjoy!!Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 50 minServings: 8 slices

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Be 100% Responsible for Your Career

Be 100% Responsible for Your Career

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You Have Choices

You Have Choices
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In our lives it's easy to become a victim of our circumstance. It's easy to say, "I'm just a product of my environment," or "I just have to deal with my job/boss/husband/wife/significant other." What we fail to realize in these statements of resignation is that many others have similar circumstances as we do, and have a different view…a view of hope and empowerment.

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Rice

Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Rice


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An easy one pot dish for Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Rice that's ready in 30 minutes or less. Enjoy!!

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How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal Easily, Simply and Naturally

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal Easily, Simply and Naturally

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The Role of Breathing in the Workplace

The Role of Breathing in the Workplace
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During a busy work day have you ever stopped and noticed how you are breathing? During a stressful conversation or argument have you ever noticed how tense the body is and how restricted and shallow the breathing is? Do you ever just stop during the day to take a deep breath and clear the mind?The human body is amazingly resilient with the ability to last a few weeks without food and a few days without water. Take away oxygen and the body only lasts a few minutes. However, since the process of breathing has been happening automatically in us since the day we were born, most hardly give attention to it now. Breathing is importance in many facets. The most obvious is to supply oxygen to every cell in the body so that our bodies are energized and can function properly. When we are breathing properly the thought process is clearer, digestion is smoother, the muscles are stronger and more agile, and the senses are sharper. When we take a deep breath the body is energized and the muscles relaxed.What are the things that influence our breathing in our daily lives? Our state of mind and emotions affect the rate and depth of breathing. When we are relaxed the breathing is smooth, deep, and unlabored. Conversely, when we become angered, anxious, or stressed our breathing becomes quick, restricted and shallow. Comfortable clothing allows proper expansion of the abdomen and chest during inspiration and expiration. In addition, our posture both standing and especially sitting can augment or restrict greatly our ability to comfortably breathe. Here are some tips on augmenting proper breathing in your workplace:

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What are Your Top 5 Tips for Reducing Stress?

What are Your Top 5 Tips for Reducing Stress?

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