Submitted by admin on March 23, 2018 - 11:08am
Each January, we commit to getting healthy and fit. Then winter doldrums set in and we set our deeply-felt resolutions aside and curl up under a blanket on the sofa.
The spring comes and with it a renewed commitment to be our best (or perhaps it’s simply the deeply-held dread of taking off our layers and revealing what we have wrought over the winter months). For whatever reason, getting fit and spring go together like love and marriage.
Submitted by admin on January 30, 2018 - 9:44am
Do you feel sluggish in the afternoons? Light-headed or suffer with brain fog and fatigue? If your health if generally good, you might be confused by this.
You may just need a B12 boost. Our bodies crave B12 to keep our nerves and cells healthy, among other things.
Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.
Submitted by admin on April 18, 2017 - 11:49am
I am always inspired by my travels in and around Italy…all of the Med, really, but Italy is where my heart lives. I feel my best there, the most natural, the most…me.
Submitted by admin on May 17, 2016 - 10:33am
Here on the East Coast, during that brief period of paradise known as early summer (or late spring), strawberries rule…as they should. There is nothing quite like them in the plant kingdom. I can think of no other fruit that inspires thoughts of sensuality and romance like these lush berries. Slightly sweet, with just enough tart flavor to sparkle on our tongue, strawberries seduce us…and we willingly submit for every minute that they are in season.
Submitted by admin on April 25, 2016 - 12:35pm
As April showers are replaced with May flowers, many of us rejoice at the thought of spring being fully sprung.
And then there are the more than 50 million Americans who dread the blossoms on the trees, the pollen in the air because for them, spring doesn’t bring flights of fancy, but rather boxes of tissues for their runny eyes and noses.
Seasonal allergies are no joke. According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation, allergies cost more than $14 billion each year. That’s a lot of sneezing!
Is there any relief that doesn’t involve you feeling like the walking dead?
Submitted by admin on March 11, 2016 - 9:33am
With all the talk about the DARK Act (HR1599)seeing the light of day in the Senate after easily passing in the House, I thought it might be time for us to become educated on this potentially game-changing legislation. We need to fully comprehend what is at stake here and why it’s so important to let your representatives know that you want food labeled with or without GMO ingredients so you can decide for yourself if you want to consume them.
Submitted by admin on March 11, 2016 - 9:27am
How do you maintain a demeanor of calm, serenity in the world we live in? Phones, text messages, constantly being plugged in and connected; we’re never out of reach or unplugged. Politics, climate change, special interest groups trying to take over our food…it’s enough to make us crazy? So how do you keep your glow going?
As spring warms us and we expose more skin to the sun, let’s use tools at our fingertips to put our best face forward.
Submitted by admin on February 11, 2016 - 1:14pm
As we celebrate our tickers, I thought I would take a look at one of the ingredients that seems to cause us so much grief.
We are told that eating foods containing saturated fats raises cholesterol levels in your blood. We know that high levels of LDL cholesterol, along with elevated triglycerides (fats in the blood) increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
What exactly are saturated fats? A bit of chemistry for you.
Submitted by admin on February 11, 2016 - 1:06pm
(A Note from me: I found this article online. I adore the work of Dr. Katz. I just had to share it with you. David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is a specialist in internal medicine and preventive medicine, with particular expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic-disease prevention. He is the founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center, and principal inventor of the NuVal nutrition guidance system.
Submitted by admin on January 15, 2016 - 9:07am
We seem to tend toward over-indulgence...the holidays, the summer, graduation, weddings...because it's Tuesday and then we want to get back on track. Is juice the answer? Maybe; maybe not.
The average American drinks about 30 quarts of fruit juice every year. It’s a healthy way to start your day or a seriously convenient method of increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables, right? Not so fast. Even though 100% juice has some benefits, it also has drawbacks you just might want to consider before pouring your next glass.