Women’s health: a unique path to wellness

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Being a woman can feel like a blessing and a curse. On one hand, women are responsible for life itself and are often the backbone of not just families but entire societies. On the other hand, women are constantly faced with a myriad of prejudices individually and as a whole that can affect both personal and professional results. And then … Read More

Fall allergies and how to beat them

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Fall brings to mind cool weather, beautiful foliage, and pumpkin spice everything. But autumn can also bring about some unwanted side effects that a trip to Starbucks and Trader Joes just can’t cure: allergies. Ragweed pollen reaches its peak around mid-September, and considering the increase in mold and airborne irritants, the fall season tends to be one of the worst … Read More

The grain debate: the deal with today’s wheat

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Before Elizabeth Hasselbeck talked about her struggles with Celiac disease on a 2007 episode of The View, few Americans knew what “gluten” was or what “gluten free” meant. Today, products free of gluten are everywhere. More and more of us are starting to pay attention to what’s going on with our bodies and making food choices that don’t cause problems … Read More

The health benefits of breastfeeding

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“Breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition and the only necessary food for the first 6 months of an infant’s life. Infant formula is deficient and inferior to breast milk in meeting infants’ nutritional needs. The infant formula industry has contributed to low rates of breastfeeding through various methods of marketing and advertising infant formula.” This is the first … Read More

Before you go vegan…

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Making the switch from an omnivorous to an herbivorous diet can be a bit overwhelming at first. You’ll find yourself thinking about what you could cook tonight that doesn’t include things from an animal, or worrying about whether the restaurant you’re going to will be able to accommodate your new diet choice. And then there’re the questions from friends like, … Read More

Men’s health: how guys can stay (or get) healthy

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Women live longer than men. In fact, women live on average 4.5 years longer than their males counterparts. But why? Testosterone, stress, and lifestyle could all play a role, but the fact that men are generally less likely to oblige routine doctor visits doesn’t help their case. No one wants to be unhealthy, so what should men focus on regarding … Read More

Tuesday Tips: Alzheimer’s Prevention

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  Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month? In this episode of #TuesdayTips we speak with medical director Dr. Mikhail Kogan once again to learn more about how you can fight against Alzheimer’s disease!

Thoughts on brain health

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We hear a lot about heart health, but what about our brain health? The ability to make and recall memories, learn new and exciting things, make good judgment, even weight management and healthy food choices all start with what’s happening inside your cranium. How healthy your brain remains over the course of a lifetime has a lot to do with … Read More

Mental Health: a focus on youth

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Mental health awareness is a time to turn the focus on the many aspects of mental illness and what to look out for in order to prevent it, especially as it occurs in young people. Mental health issues can manifest acutely, which is described as “short-term” or episodic issues, or chronically, meaning long-term or constant recurring suffering. “A person who … Read More

Sugar, depression, and the clear connection

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Whenever there’s something amiss with our health, there’s almost always a link between that problem and the food we consume. Sometimes the link is more obvious, like a high sodium (salt) diet and high blood pressure; other times, the link may not be so apparent. Depression is a disease that is often dismissed as something that can easily be controlled … Read More