Healthy Living

February 28, 2020

Supplements for Seniors: Vitamins D and B12 Are Essential as We Age (Video)

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Mornings start the same for many older adults: coffee or juice, breakfast, and then the process of taking the day’s medicines and vitamins. Yet according to Chris Patterson, MD, CMD, Medical Director of CarePartners Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), many seniors are missing adequate amounts of two critical […]

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February 27, 2020

Orthorexia: Are You Taking Healthy Eating Too Far?

Whether it’s cutting back on red meat or limiting processed foods, there’s usually nothing wrong with improving your diet. But when that effort goes too far — when you become so fixated on clean or healthy eating that it affects your well-being and day-to-day functioning — you may have a condition called orthorexia. “Orthorexia is […]

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February 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s hard to beat a warm, hearty bowl of soup. Be patient, because this favor-packed dish is worth the wait. ingredients 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 green bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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February 20, 2020

Do You Have a “Leaky Heart”? What You Need to Know about Mitral Valve Regurgitation

 By Robert A. Poarch Our heart works hard, beating more than 100,000 times and pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood each day. During the day, we don’t think much about our heart. Until it starts to give us problems, such as a “leaky heart.” What it means to have a leaky heart valve. “A ‘leaky’ […]

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February 19, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Mango Guacamole

Tortilla chips and guacamole – the perfect snack food. Enjoy this fun twist with mango, which adds vitamins and fiber to your diet, and helps with gut health. ingredients 2 avocados 1-2 limes, juiced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 mango, cubed 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 3 Tbsp green onions, sliced salt and pepper […]

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February 18, 2020

Postpartum Weight Loss: Healthy Strategies to Help Shed Those Pounds after Giving Birth

By Elizabeth Holmes, MS, RD, LDN, CSOWM Postpartum weight loss is similar to weight loss at other times in your life. The major difference is the change to your body and life after having a baby. What worked to lose weight and stay healthy before the baby may not work the same after baby. Losing […]

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February 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Winter Salad with Pears, Fennel and Walnuts

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a salad. Not only does this dish look appetizing, it’s full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy it alongside your favorite entrée. ingredients salad 6 cups mixed salad greens 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped […]

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February 5, 2020

Mission Possible: Andie Lost 140 Pounds without Surgery

By Jennifer Sellers It’s common these days to click online or open up a magazine to see success stories of formerly obese people who have lost large amounts of weight due to weight-loss surgery. You’re less likely to read stories like Andie Slivinski’s. She lost 140 pounds simply using the advice, tools and support she […]

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January 30, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick breakfast that won’t make you feel guilty? Try this sweet treat with fruit and fiber that you prepare the night before. Make a double batch, and you’ve got dessert too. ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp maple syrup 1 cup […]

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January 18, 2020

Handle with Care: Managing Cold and Flu Season for Mothers-to-be

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Winter weather means cooler temperatures and an increase in the occurrence of colds and influenza (the flu). For pregnant women and those breastfeeding, these common ailments bring special considerations. Knowing what to do if you catch a cold or the flu is important to keeping both mother and baby healthy. Safety […]

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