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​Updated Dietary Guidelines for Heart Health From the AHA

For the first time in 15 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has updated its dietary guidelines. As the leading cause of death for Americans, heart disease is something we should all do our best to prevent, and the new guidelines make it easier to do so. The new recommendations focus on making a heart-healthy lifestyle simple, with easy-to-follow steps. The AHA emphasizes healthy…

​Vitamin D Sources for Vegans and Vegetarians

Many of us are aware that vitamin D supports bone health, but may not know it offers many other health benefits such as promoting cardiovascular and mood health. About 42% of the US population is deficient in vitamin D. Among those with darker skin tones, that deficiency can be as high as 80%. Getting enough Vitamin D can be tricky for most people but even more so for vegans and veget…

​Vitamin D3 Myths ‘D’-bunked

Vitamin D3 has been a hot topic for that past few years for various reasons. But there are many misconceptions swirling around. Let's explore some fact from fiction. Everyone can get enough vitamin D3 through sunlight exposure. UNTRUEAlthough our body can produce vitamin D when UV rays hit the skin, conditions need to be near perfect for this to happen. Many children, like adults, do…

​Which Omega-3 is Right for Me?

Omega-3s offer many important benefits, including supporting heart, vision, cognitive, mood, and immune health and promoting a healthy pregnancy. But how do we know which one is right for us? Here are some tips: QualityOur omega-3 should be sustainably sourced, meaning unpolluted waters and low-impact fisheries that are monitored to protect our waterways and local environment. …

20 ​New Year’s Resolution Ideas

Budget Better - budgeting for monthly expenses, dining out, new clothes, etc. helps us better understand where our cash is going and can help us save and plan for the future. Using an online budget management tool or a spreadsheet can help. Follow your Dream Career - even if you're not actively job searching, it's a good idea to keep your dreams in mind, your LinkedIn profile filled out, and…

​Maintaining A Healthy Mood During Winter Months

Across many areas of the country, the days are darker and the weather is colder. Many begin prepping for the impending weather changes and holiday frenzy, which can bring stress, anxiety, and seasonal depression. These emotions can affect our memory, concentration, sleep, weight, hormonal balance, and immunity. We can address these with healthy lifestyle habits, such as a healthy diet, ampl…