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Snack Bars: The Do’s & Dont’s

Our lives are constantly on the go, so that means that sometimes our food has to be on the go as well. Reaching for a snack bar seems like an easy solution to needing a snack while on the move, but if you aren’t sure of what is inside of that small snack, you might […]

National Caffeine Awareness Month

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it. That morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea that keeps us going seems like a necessity. It keeps our central nervous system stimulated with the most widely consumed psychoactive drug, caffeine. Every body is different and people tolerate caffeine in many different ways. What is important is […]

Your Second Brain

Your brain is in control of all of your thoughts and movements. It is what tells you to get up out of bed in the morning and to lift that cup of coffee to your lips. So many of our daily activities and actions are ruled by our brain that it seems as though it […]

February: American Heart Month

Our hearts are fluttering this February with both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month upon us. Both circumstances give us the opportunity to think about our loved ones and how much they mean to us. Broken hearts are the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, and no, not the […]

How Much Sunlight Is Enough?

Plenty of water and sunlight are necessities for life. Here in the sunshine state, we are very lucky to have access to the sunshine vitamin all year long.  Although it has been engrained in all of our minds to stay out of the sun and vigorously apply sunscreen, the sun plays a vital role in […]

To Vitamin or Not To Vitamin?

We’ve all been told to stay healthy by taking our vitamins, but we’ve also all been told that everyone is different. So how do we know which vitamins each person needs if we’re all different?

Many popular vitamin companies have created multivitamins specifically for both men and women, which seems a bit more personal. The […]

Addicted to Sugar?

Having a sweet tooth could be more than just a taste preference. Do you feel like you are constantly craving a sweet treat? A recent study revealed that sugar could actually be more addictive than cocaine. Being humans, once we taste the sweet goodness of anything with sugar in it, we are biologically wired to […]

National Handwashing Awareness Week

This week is National Handwashing Awareness Week. So let’s get down to the dirty facts. Did you know that 80% of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch? Germs and bacteria latch onto our hands with everything we touch. Those germs and bacteria can cause pesky infections and even diseases. That means that handwashing is […]

The Importance of Family Health History

A lot of who you are is a result of where you came from. But where you come from is more than just what town you were born in or what country your great grandparents are from. There are many great benefits from learning about where you came from. It is fun and exciting to […]

American Diabetes Month

“Diabetes is costly in both human and economic terms. It’s urgent that we take swift action to effectively treat and prevent this serious disease.” – Ann Albright, Ph.D., R.D., director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation

It may seem a bit ironic that directly following Halloween and leading up to Thanksgiving, America nationally addresses the issue […]