Entries by drl

What is Glycemic Index?

The holiday season is upon us again and as humans we struggle between the joy and comfort of eating our favorite holiday foods and maintaining that healthy diet we started this year, and to which our best intentions are- to maintaining. These 5 simple suggestions should set you up for success: Avoid your food sensitivities […]

Is Your Brain Working?

Remember: Your brain cells are dying in the time it takes you to read this blog! November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Dementia is the 7th leading cause of death in the US. One in three people over the age of 65 will suffer from one form or another of dementia. There is no cure […]

5 Health Screening Tests You Need!

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment” This famous saying has been used to justify taking care of everything in life from your automobile to your health. Because of the changes in health care over the past 20 years, and the constant demand for cost savings in medical care, preventive screenings have […]

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September is National Yoga Month

This centuries old practice provides a multitude of possible approaches to yoga. But before you you start a class you need to spend a few minutes on the following  important elements: Deciding what your goals are for beginning yoga is a great place to start. Next determining what your physical needs are along with your […]

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September is National Honey Month

  National Honey Month is a celebratory and promotional event held annually during the month of September. Its purpose is to promote US beekeeping, the beekeeping industry and honey as a natural and beneficial sweetener. Honey has been used for centuries because of its medicinal/healing properties along with its food value. It may be one […]

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Summer Rice Salad

Whether you are using your left over rice or starting from scratch, this simple rice salad is great the day of preparation or as a left over for later in the week. Salad Mixture 3 Cups cooked rice (a combination of brown and wild rice is delicious) 1 Cup diced carrots 1 cup diced green […]

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Top 5 Health Risks For Men

The importance of taking your health into your own hands at an early age cannot be understated. Though the risk factor vary for men and women, the need to begin health preventive strategies early is equally as important to our long term quality of life.  Women are more likely to take their health into their […]

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Reducing inflammation Naturally

Understanding the physiology of inflammation gives us an insight into why inflammation is now the being linked to so many chronic disease process.: Inflammation is one of the first responses of the immune system to infection, irritation or injury. Inflammation is stimulated by chemical factors released by injured cells and serves to establish a physical […]