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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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