Healthy Living

Keeping Food Safe During a Winter Power Outage

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Tips for keeping your food safe if you lose power in the middle of a severe weather event. Depending on where you live power outages can be a common problem. It’s likely if you live in such an area you know what to do but maybe you don’t experience a power outage very often, especially […]

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Grilling Safety 101

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There are few things that are more pleasing than the smell of food grilling on the barbeque. Grilling often includes family, friends and neighbors and provides an opportunity to have a great time while enjoying the outdoors. Grilling and meat safety begins at the store. It is important to choose packages that feel cold to […]

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Facts on Sugar

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60 Minutes Segment: Is Sugar Toxic? Sugar Association Response to Inaccurate and Misleading Assertions What is sugar? Sugar/sucrose occurs naturally in almost every fruit and vegetable and most abundantly in sugar cane and sugar beets from which it is extracted. The sugar/sucrose in a peach or watermelon is exactly the same as the sugar in […]

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60 Minutes Segment: Is Sugar Toxic?

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When 60 Minutes broadcasted a piece relating to sugar the industry thought they were going to represent multiple sides of the issue. Instead they took a journalistic approach that was one-sided and blamed sugar for many of American’s health problems when there are many facts that suggest otherwise. You can’t blame one thing for everyone’s […]

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Vitamin B12

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What is Vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is available as a dietary supplement, naturally present in some foods, added to others and as a prescription medication. What Does Vitamin B12 Do? In the simplest terms vitamin B12 is required for good red blood cell development, neurological function and DNA synthesis. Vitamin […]

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Dr Oz – Chia Seeds

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Dr. Oz Recommends Chia Seeds Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, since the seeds yield 25-30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic […]

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Kids Can Cook

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Often times, as parents we get home and just want to get dinner on the table so we can relax or move on to the next thing on our list to get done. But did you know that kids enjoy cooking with their parents? In fact, when they help make the evening meal they will […]

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Most Common Illnesses in Children

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Children aren’t the cleanest of people and are still learning the basics. At school there are hundreds of kids running around, getting into stuff and it becomes breeding grounds for organisms that cause illnesses. Luckily with time, school-age children gradually become less prone to the most common illnesses and recover more quickly from the diseases […]

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Jump Start Your Family on a Healthy Lifestyle

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Maybe you have been considering making a lifestyle change for you and your family. You have realized that you don’t look and feel as good as you used too or your children seem to have turned into junk food junkies. As parents you can take action but you need to do it as a family […]

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Take Action for a Healthy Weight

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It is easy to get caught up in the seemingly endless things that need to be done. To save time we start cutting corners; eating fast food and pre-packaged foods that tend to be high in additives, sodium, and calories. The majority of Americans have no idea of how many calories they are consuming each […]

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Do You Care About Your Weight

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Over the years, talk about weight and obesity in this country has become a popular topic. There are countless fad diet programs coming and going yet they don’t seem to be helping matters much. It is estimated that over 65 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese and more than 61 million obese adults. […]

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