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Do You Need to Follow an Alkaline Diet?
Created on 9/12/2014
The idea of an "alkaline diet" has been around for decades.

And it is becoming popular again.

A healthy human body is very good at maintaining acid-base balance.

However, our Western pattern of eating exposes our bodies to excess acids that, as we get older, become harder for our bodies to manage.

A little more alkalinity in the diet can be good for our bones and maybe other body parts - an easy way to "eat alkaline"? Pile on the veggies. Read More>>
Nighttime Snacks - Okay or Not?
Created on 9/5/2014
Late-night snacking - not a good thing, right?

No need to be so hard on yourself - a late night snack can be fine.

Just keep your nighttime snacks simple and small in size.

And stay away from caffeine from mid-afternoon through the evening.

Snacking at night won't necessarily cause you to gain weight - it's the TOTAL number of calories you take in and the total amount burned (among other things) that is important. Read More>>
Checking in on the Paleo Diet
Created on 8/8/2014
Plenty of people have "gone Paleo."

In other words, they have become followers of the Paleo diet.

That's not a bad thing in the short term...

but is the Paleo Diet a healthy choice in the long term?

Read on to find out. Read More>>
Ebola - Should You Be Worried?
Created on 8/1/2014
If you watch or read the news, you have seen mention of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

We are all concerned for the safety, welfare and health of the people affected by this deadly illness.

Many Americans have been wondering if people here are at risk, too.

That appears unlikely. Read More>>
Healthy Product Not Available? Just Ask!
Created on 4/18/2014
You've heard about a new healthy product that you'd like to try.

You scan the store shelves but can't find it.

What to do?

It's easy - just ask.

Go to the Customer Relations desk and request that the product be carried in the store. There's a good chance your request will be granted. Read More>>
Understanding "Sell-By" and "Use-By" Dates
Created on 3/14/2014
"Use-by" and "Sell-by" dates on products can be a source of confusion and concern -

are products safe to prepare and eat after the dates?

Do products taste right after the dates?

Following the dates makes the most sense from both a quality and safety perspective. Read More>>
The Health of Americans - Room for Improvement
Created on 1/24/2014
"Americans enjoy the best health and have the greatest health care in the world."

Isn't that right? Apparently not.

A new report comparing the health of Americans to people living in other high-income nations shows us to be lagging behind almost every other country on the list.

The reasons behind this are many - but you can act to better your own health.  Read More>>
Welcoming the New Year - A Time to Pause
Created on 12/31/2013
2014 - wow!

A New Year is dawning and it is filled with promise.

As we begin the New Year it is worthwhile to consider the value of pause - taking time to reflect on days past and days to come.

Ringing in the New Year with parties and laughter is great -

and it might be a good idea to set aside a little time just for your self, too. Read More>>
A New Way to Stop Smoking
Created on 12/27/2013
"Quit smoking."

If you smoke, your doctor / family members / friends have all likely asked  that you quit.

There's no debate over whether or not you'd be healthier if you did quit.

But quitting can be hard. In fact, sometimes it's really hard.

But it can be done. And a recent study suggests that meditation can help. Read More>>
The Dr. Oz Effect - How Much is Too Much?
Created on 3/19/2013
The Dr. Oz Show does a great job of sharing helpful health information with viewers in a way that's easy to understand. 

If you watch every day, however, you may wonder how many of the supplements do you have to take, which dietary practices to put in place, or which other activities are a must for you.

It could get confusing, even overwhelming.

Don't let that happen - simply use a small number of recommendations that apply to you most closely (and discuss them first with your doctor). Read More>>
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