Take Care of Your Heart this February!

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? I apologize for starting on such a somber note, but heart disease is no laughing matter, and deserves every bit of attention that it is getting. Luckily, heart disease is preventable in most cases, and diet and exercise can…

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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart- Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and a healthy heart makes for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!  This month is dedicated to help reduce the number of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every third…

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8 Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is celebrated all around the nation on September 29th! World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation, is one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Every year about 17.3 million people die from heart disease and…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

September is National Cholesterol Education Month!  It’s the perfect time to learn what cholesterol is and to get tips to help lower your cholesterol.   Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is needed in the body to make hormones, Vitamin D, and is found in every cell in the body.  It maintains the integrity of…

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Cool Down with Some Iced Tea

It’s National Iced Tea Month!  There is nothing like a refreshing glass of cold iced tea on a hot summer’s day, which is why June is a perfect time to celebrate.  Iced Tea is a summertime staple and does a great job quenching your thirst. Besides being refreshing, tea has many health benefits and can…

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Celebrate American Heart Month with Heart Health Foods

Heart to Heart   Did you know that February is American Heart Month? This month is dedicated to help reduce that amount of lives taken each year due to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, accounting for roughly 1 in every 3rd death. In order…

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Shake the Salt Habit for National Salt Awareness Week!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with 1 in every 4 deaths resulting from the condition.  Though genetic predisposition plays a role in developing cardiovascular disease, the reason why the incidence of this disease has reached exponential numbers is likely a result of poor lifestyle choices, including a high…

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Seeing Red During American Heart Month

February always has us seeing red. In fact, today, February 6th is National Wear Red Day. No, not because of Valentine’s Day. It is American Heart Month, a month which raises awareness of heart disease in America.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in our country, including coronary heart disease, heart attacks,…

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Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…

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Food Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 Fatty acids are important nutrients that are involved in many human biological processes. There are three fats that make up the omega-3’s: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is considered “essential” in that the body cannot manufacture this fat. Therefore, you must get it in the food that you…

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