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Take Your Leap Day and Reduce Stress to Improve Heart Health

What will you do with your extra day? I HIGHLY recommend taking it for yourself and scheduling some self-care activities. Take this one for yourself.  You have a whole extra 1440 minutes, after all! And that stress reduction is great for your heart health! It doesn’t have to be a spa day (but can be!); […]

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Cooking with Cranberries: How to Use them (Besides Just Cranberry Sauce)

Origins of Cranberries Cranberries are most often known as a vibrant red fruit that adorns our holiday tables, particularly at Thanksgiving. Native to North America, particularly in the acidic bogs of the northern United States and Canada, cranberries have been a staple in indigenous diets for centuries. Native Americans used them not only to eat

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Added Sugars v. Natural Sugars – Effects on the Body and Hormone Balance

Many of us love sweets and sugar cravings are totally normal – in fact, its hardwired into us as a survival mechanism. Our bodies know it’s an energy source. However, due to this attraction, sugar can become an addictive substance if we’re not aware of it. – especially with added sugars. However, even if you

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Apple Season! Nutrition Benefits and Culinary Uses of Apples

As the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp, we find ourselves in the midst of a delightful time of year which features: apple season! There’s something special about enjoying produce when it’s in season, and apples are no exception. The fresher the produce, the higher the nutrient content. And not only do

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Health is in the Air: A guide to Choosing Balanced Foods While Traveling

Eating healthy while flying can be a challenge due to limited food options, the temptation of in-flight snacks, and generally, being thrown out of our own personal routine. However, with a bit of planning and mindful choices, you CAN maintain a nutritious diet while traveling. A lot of it comes down to your mindset around

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15 Reasons why People Don’t Stick to Their Goals

People often struggle to stick to their healthy habits. Why is that? Well, it’s a complicated answer, as behavior change has many variables. We tend to think its simple, but knowing something and actually doing it are two very different things. We are not robots. Acknowledging these variables and working with them, not against them

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