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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about the top 4 weight loss myths. If you go to Google and search “weight loss tips,” you will see millions of hits about quick weight loss and ways to avoid gaining weight. However, a lot of these “facts” and “studies” all over the internet…
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Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! Today, let’s talk about 2 ingredients that help manage Type 2 Diabetes. If you have diabetes, then you know that it’s a disease that can have good days and bad days. Sometimes it can seem like your glucose readings are a rollercoaster of high and low numbers.  Diabetes is a serious…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about ways to boost your health with gratitude. Did you know that gratitude can have a tremendous impact on your health? A recent study, titled “The Role of Gratitude in Spiritual Well-Being in Asymptomatic Heart Failure Patients,” found that it plays an important part in overall wellbeing. The study found that being…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Today, we’ll talk about normal blood pressure ranges. What is blood pressure?Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Your blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. What do blood pressure numbers mean? Blood pressure…
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Hello and welcome to Motivation and Mindset Mondays! Today, let’s talk about clearing the mind, and we’ll give you some easy meditation tips. Meditation is a great way to clear your mind of the worries and stresses of the day. If you’re not familiar with this method of relaxation, you may think it’s difficult, however with practice,…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about microbiomes and your weight loss. What you eliminate from your body provides clues to your microbiome, and new studies have shown a link between your poop and weight loss. Intestinal bacteria in humans have been linked to the prevalence of persistent obesity and excess weight gain.…
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 Welcome to Diabetes Prevention Thursdays! If you’re diabetic, it’s important to get plenty of Vitamin A for a healthy immune system. While many people associate vitamin C with being the most important immune system vitamin, you shouldn’’t forget about the other vitamins which can also play major roles in keeping you healthy. What is vitamin A and what does…
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It’s Wellness Wednesdays! Let’s talk about how to develop a wellness program in your life. It’s important for all of us to take responsibility for our health and overall wellness in life. If you want to improve how you feel, how you look, or any other component in your life, developing a wellness program is the way…
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Hello. This is Hypertension Prevention Tuesdays! Let’s talk about the blood pressure monitor. There are several different types of blood pressure monitors available today that can effectively measure a person’’s blood pressure levels. If you have ever visited a hospital or doctor’s clinic you must already be familiar with such devices. A blood pressure monitor (BP monitor), or…
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Hello and welcome to Motivation and Mindset Mondays! Today, let’s share positive affirmations about food choices. Say the following to yourself:I am conscious about my food choices. The choices I make about my diet help me to build a healthy lifestyle.  I make a conscious effort to eat foods that benefit my body and mind. Planning meals is an easy…
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Hi! Welcome to Fit, Food, and Fun Fridays! Today we’ll talk about foolproof ways to lose weight. For many people who are overweight, losing weight is not a simple, easy task. It requires significant changes to mindset, lifestyle, and emotions. Hopefully, this article can help you simplify it just a little bit: CleanseOne of the best ways…
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Hello and welcome to Motivation and Mindset Mondays! Today, let’s talk about solving life’s challenges with your journal. A journal can serve as a wonderful tool for not only recording your life, but also for helping to find solutions to life’s challenges. Many people view a journal as the same thing as a diary, but there is a…
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It is Wellness Wednesdays and I am here to help you with your addiction. Do you struggle with an addiction every day? Is an addiction consuming your life and destroying your relationships? Are you tired of the pain and suffering, and ready to experience the peace and success you deserve? It’s important to understand how addiction…
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You may have read headlines saying that eating out can contribute to weight gain, heart conditions, and other health issues. Now there’s a study that says too many restaurant meals or fast food trips could also disrupt your hormones. The culprits are a group of chemicals called phthalates, and they are a subject of growing concern. This…
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It can be hard to see actual progress towards reaching weight loss goals. It is simple to search for ways that guarantee easy and fast results. To start losing weight the right way, you have to develop the right mindset shift for losing weight. Here a few tips: Don’t Search for Ways of Avoiding the…
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Conventional medicine has done a good job with acute care, but the results have been less impressive when it comes to chronic conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all adult Americans now have at least one long-term, complex condition such as heart disease or diabetes. With this in mind, it’s…
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Stretching provides excellent physical and mental preparation for meditation. Make your sessions more productive and comfortable by working on your flexibility. You’ll be able to sit longer and more comfortably. See what the perfect combination of stretching and meditation can do for your total well-being.  Physical Benefits of Stretching 1. Sit more comfortably.A limber body adjusts more…
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July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common cause of severe…
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Osteoporosis can affect any bone in your body, and the most common trouble spots are wrists, spines, and hips. As the population grows older, the condition is becoming more widespread. When you have osteoporosis, your bones become thinner and more brittle. It usually develops over time, and the symptoms may be invisible until a bone…
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The Flint water crisis is one of the worst examples of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history. Since the early days of the Environmental Justice Movement in the 1980s, many studies have revealed a pattern across the country: certain communities are excessively burdened by environmental pollution and health risks. Like Flint, those places tend to…
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Getting a medical second opinion can help you get better treatment and save money. Even though additional consultations are beneficial, you may feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the process. A recent study reported that 70% of Americans do not feel compelled to get a second opinion. These are some facts that may improve your odds.…
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Massage Therapy is much more than a way to relax. Being rubbed the right way can improve your physical and mental health and provide relief for many common medical conditions. Below are the basic facts about massage therapy and steps you can take to get the best results. Basic Facts About Massage Therapy 1. Know…
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11Woman Sleeping while quitting to smoke.
https://youtu.be/17qYbcuHp5k   Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make to improve your health, but you may experience temporary insomnia. These are some facts about the complicated relationship between sleep and cigarettes, along with strategies that can help you sleep better no matter what cessation method you are using. Understanding the Connection…
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11The Environment and Your Health
https://youtu.be/50139CxqA54 Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. Dioxins may affect the Environment and your health. Dioxins were manufactured as insulator fluids in heat-exchangers and transformers, as hydraulic fluids, and as additives to paints, oils, and caulks. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste incineration and burning of household…
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https://youtu.be/0uhwYYgxWZM Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being. Yoga typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation or relaxation. If you’re thinking about practicing yoga, here are 6 things you should know:…
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https://youtu.be/HV4KQzS3IYI A calorie is a unit of energy. Most foods and beverages contain calories. To lose weight you need to: Eat and drink fewer calories Increase physical activity Combine the two for the best results The foods you eat and the beverages you drink provide energy and nutrients. The basic required nutrients are water, carbohydrates,…
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https://youtu.be/JTRKTwUG2Uo July is International Group B Strep Awareness Month. Group B Streptococcus (group B strep, GBS) are bacteria that come and go naturally in the body. Most of the time the bacteria are not harmful, but they can cause serious illness in people of all ages. In fact, group B strep disease is a common…
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The Flint water crisis is one of the worst examples of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history. Since the early days of the Environmental Justice Movement in the 1980s, many studies have revealed a pattern across the country: certain communities are excessively burdened by environmental pollution and health risks. Like Flint, those places tend to…
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https://youtu.be/F-7II58YXyE I have received many questions regarding this COVID-19 pandemic and the new Civil Rights protests.  I want to remind people that, COVID-19 is still here and overwhelming our health care system. COVID-19 is 10 times more lethal than the flu. It’s a new disease, and with that comes new issues. There is no real…
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https://youtu.be/GafDZdWpRzk African Americans may be vulnerable to COVID-19 because many suffer from underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity. Details of racial disparities came after data revealed the majority of New York’s more than 5,489 deaths due to coronavirus were among men, and 86% of all deaths were among people who had underlying illnesses, such as hypertension and…
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https://youtu.be/GW3UWYfijB4 Communities of color have long faced disparities in the health care system, in part because of discrimination, poor health, and insufficient insurance coverage. There have been many reports of racial bias in medicine, often called ‘implicit bias’, and that black patients receive inferior medical care to white patients. For instance, pain is undertreated in blacks…
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For those who don’t know what COVID-19 is, it is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus, and it spreads from person to person by inhaling the virus particles or by touching contaminated surfaces. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). COVID-19 is overwhelming our health care system. COVID-19 is 10…
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The unknown is what makes us more cautious. With all of this to consider, it is time for us to maximize our health as much as possible. Below is a list of questions and some key immune system-boosting tips that I not only use myself, but that I often recommend to others.
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