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Diet

  • Resolution Series: Importance of Water

    by Paula Gallagher | January 18, 2017

    water-glassesWater is a key player in weight management, but also critically important in every other aspect of our health. Water is one of the most neglected and essential components of nutrition. The importance of water cannot be overlooked.

    If you experience headaches, fatigue, muscle pains, constipation, heartburn, anxiety attacks, food intolerances, joint and muscle weakness, dry skin, chapped lips, water retention, digestive problems or bad breath, you may be suffering from dehydration. Many people are dehydrated and are not even aware of it. Even mild dehydration can impair cognitive function, such as short-term memory, alertness and concentration. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Weight Management with Diet

    by Paula Gallagher | January 16, 2017

    healthy-foodMany people hit the gym in the New Year ready to shed the pounds, and although exercise is an important piece of weight management, the true key to weight loss is what you eat.

    The concept of “a calorie is a calorie” is worth taking a look at. Many people have the perception that weight loss equals calories burned minus calories consumed. And that may work in the short term, but if you are looking for long-term results, the source of the calories is important. After all, eating 1,200 calories of junk or processed food yields very different results compared to eating 1,200 calories of balanced nutrition. Here are some important aspects to consider. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Liver Support and Health

    by Paula Gallagher | January 10, 2017

    cruciferous-vegetablesThe parties have come and gone and 2017 is here. The liver can take a beating with all the overindulgence that happens over the holidays. Now is a good time to consider giving this vital organ a bit of support.

    As a major organ of detoxification in the body, the liver must be able to process thousands of chemicals from food, your body, the environment, medications, and chemicals released from infectious organisms. Poor diet, overeating, excessive intake of fats, sugars, alcohol and environmental agents can all negatively affect liver health. Your life depends on the liver's role in protecting your body from toxin build-up. Read more

  • Resolution Series: Cleansing Your Body From the Inside Out

    by Paula Gallagher | January 9, 2017

    lemonsAlthough I am not usually one to make resolutions (see here), I also know that more than half of you do. Weight loss, getting fit and practicing good health are three of the top goals people set for themselves. Over the next few weeks we are going to provide information to help you achieve and maintain your health goals. This week I will focus on cleansing your body, or detoxification.

    Knowing where to start can be challenging. Before jumping into any diet or exercise regime, I recommend a cleanse. Though the body naturally detoxifies itself, with subtle diet changes and some nutritional supplements, we can help aid the process. Read more

  • Are Restaurant Salads a Smart Choice?

    by Margo Gladding | December 27, 2016

    balela-bean-saladIf you think that you are making the healthiest choice by ordering a salad at your favorite restaurant, you may want to think twice. While salads can be low in calories and a great way to eat more fruits and vegetables, more often than not, they are loaded with a lot of fat, sodium, and calories. Restaurants can sabotage your good intentions by offering salads that are topped with crispy (fried) chicken, processed meats, mayo-rich tuna, chicken, shrimp, potato or pasta salad, glazed nuts, sweetened dried fruit, crunchy noodles or onions, croutons, cheese, sour cream and bacon. Read more

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