Our Health and the Presidential Election

As September draws to a close I am reminded that in one and a half months we will have the privilege, as American citizens, to cast our vote for the next president of the United States. What does our next president have to do with health you ask? The way I see it, a...

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Go Green with Exercise

I love getting on the treadmill or the elliptical in the gym and going hard for a good 45 minutes. What I really love is when the machines are designed to give you outdoor trails to follow on a screen, as you run in place. Some of the virtual running trails that I...

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Cold and Flu Season

Even though it may not feel much like Fall in your neck of the woods, cold and flu season is underway and vaccine stations are popping up in pharmacies all over the place. The CDC already reports one death from influenza this year and the National Foundation for...

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Healthy Kids and Back to School

If your kids have not started back to school yet, surely they will soon and with that comes a plethora of new projects, new teachers and most of all new illnesses. It never fails, a school environment is a breeding ground for the spreading of germs and while we do our...

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood obesity has become a major public heath problem. According to the CDC, About 1 of every 5 (17%) children in the United States is considered obese and certain groups of children are more affected than others. While there is no single or simple solution,...

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The Flavor of a Healthy Fall Season

I love Fall. It really is my favorite time of year. Not too cold, not too hot and it marks the beginning of so many things. The beginning of the school year, the beginning of football season, the beginning of cooler weather (depending on where you live), and as the...

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The Importance of Magnesium

The Importance of Magnesium

Recently a friend told me about her issues with constipation and that by taking Magnesium Citrate twice a day she has totally changed her elimination habits to regular instead of being all backed up. The thing is, Magnesium does more than just alleviate constipation,...

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Running and our Feet

When it comes to running, our feet are one of the most important parts. Not only are they active in the push off and landing part of a run but they are also responsible for other parts of our body and its functions. We simply can not take for granted the importance of...

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