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​10 Winter Wellness Tips for Healthy Living

Wash Hands Often. Winter is the prime season for colds and flu. Handwashing is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and our family from getting sick. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when we touch our eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. We may also spread germs when preparing food or drinks wish unwashed hands. To properly wash our hands, we should lather with soap…

​The Connection Between Gut and Brain

Most of us have felt “butterflies in our stomach” when we were stressed, nervous, or upset. How about the phrase “follow your GUT instinct?" These are just a couple of expressions we use in reference to the gut-brain connection. It's very real, and we need to heed the warning signals that our “second brain” sends us because our brain and gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected thr…

​Breaking Down the Most Beneficial Digestive Enzymes

There is an old joke that asks, "how do you eat an elephant?" The answer: one bite at a time. Yes, the idea is silly, but have you ever felt like you did eat an elephant after a meal? You’re just stuffed... uncomfortably full... like you need go lay down. We’ve all felt this way after a huge meal, for instance during the holidays, but it might also happen after a normal meal. This is where dig…

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Fall is here and there’s nothing I look forward to more than Thanksgiving turkey and all of the delicious sides dishes. Even though I never eliminate the traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, I do like to add a side or two that are healthy and bright colored to make the table look magnificent! The following are a few of my tried-and-true, healthy Thanksgiving side dishes that don’t get pushe…

​Women’s Supplements Simplified

Wander around the supplement aisle of a pharmacy or natural food store, or drop into the abyss that is the online supplement market, and you're bombarded with choices. How are we women supposed to know the most important supplements we should take with all of these options. I'll help simplify.  My short list for women: a multivitamin, omega-3s, vitamins D3 and K2,&nbs…

​Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

According to the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, right behind heart disease, but we mustn’t give up hope hearing that statistic. A person’s chances of living with cancer and living beyond it are better than they ever have been. Millions of people who have had cancer are surviving and thriving, though it’s still very scary to hear those initial words that no one ev…