10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

As you are well aware, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now celebrating 25 years of awareness, education and empowerment.  While there are some factors, such as family history that you can’t change, there are several things you CAN do to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.  These tips are likely recommendations you…

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September 2011: To Your Health

In this issue: Fiber Facts • Tailgating Tips • The Benefits of Apples • Black Bean Skillet Chili. For many sports fans the much anticipated football season is now in full swing, many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season, and Whole Grains Month has arrived. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and practice those football drills you see on T.V. or take advantage of the delicious apple season and go apple picking. And since September is Whole Grain Month, make a commitment to try a new Whole Grain each week for added fiber and other important nutrients. Lastly, be sure to check out our featured recipe, a delicious Black Bean Skillet Chili.

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What You’re Eating May Help Soothe Arthritis Pain

What can help: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Once ingested, omega-3’s convert into compounds that are much more potent than the original fatty acids themselves.  One important type of compound, called resolvin, is effective in signaling the inflammatory response to end. In arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, an overactive immune system causes degradation of body tissues.  Resolvins…

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Tips for Lowering Cholesterol

Getting your cholesterol levels checked on a consistent basis is the key to living a healthy life. According to the American Heart Association, those who have cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dl are at double the risk of having a heart attack as opposed to those who have cholesterol levels <200 mg/dl. Include “good” fats…

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