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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Most of the cold weather insight we hear from different sources is not often factual. So 'tis the season for cracking those winter health myths. Don’t let the snowfall cloud your rational this jolly season. Find out which winter myths you’ve been fooled by.
- Myth: Cold air can make you sick. Many of us believe that because it is...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
What is Raynaud’s Syndrome?
Raynaud’s syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s Disease or Phenomenon, is a disorder that affects the blood vessels, mostly in the fingers and toes. It causes the blood vessels in certain areas of your body to narrow in response to cold temperatures or stress. When it is cold, the body saves heat by slowing the supply of...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
From the chilly weather outdoors to the blasting heat indoors, your skin needs some extra TLC during the wintertime. Here are some helpful tips for protecting your skin all season long.
Drink water: Hydrating your skin from within involves lots of water. Carry a bottle with you wherever you go. Herbal tea is also a great option when it...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sometimes the “most wonderful time of the year” can be really tough on mental and emotional health. The flood of festivities and family can trigger feelings of sadness, loss and frustration. This time of year can be especially straining on emotional health for many people. It is important to make your own emotional health a priority during the holiday season by recognizing your...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Muffins and Cakes: You can reduce the fat by ½ to ¾ in muffins, cakes, and quick breads by substituting non-fat ricotta cheese, non-fat plain yogurt, or pureed fruit (like unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, or pureed prunes) for the full amount of fat in the recipe. Add back 1-3 teaspoons of oil. For example, if a recipe asks for ½ cup of oil,...