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September 2017

Beets   These root veggies are packed with natural nitrates, which are getting lots of attention for lowering blood pressure which is heart healthy! Nitrates in beets are also known to boost your performance at the gym or running after the kids, so pre-activity is a great

Cold coming on? Besides chicken soup, how can we zap that cold most effectively? Zinc lozenges. But not all zinc lozenges are created equal!   A new meta-analysis of three studies, meaning results from 3 clinical trials of over 200 people, were analyzed together for their results,

Too many of us in today’s culture actually brag about our lack of need for sleep. Sure, some people do function better on less sleep, but this doesn’t mean they’re immune from the health issues that come with consistently poor sleep. These people may in fact

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month!   Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heartbeat that can cause blood to collect in the heart, possibly forming a clot that could cause a stroke. AFib is most common in older people but can occur at any age but

Are there really benefits to drinking lemon water?   I've been hearing more about this trend and wanted to know if there is any method to the madness. I know citrus has its benefits, but is lemon water in the morning really all that important?   According to some

The singer Pink recently posted on social media that her current BMI (body mass index) places her in the category obese.  Looking at the accompanying picture in the same post made my mouth drop open! She looks amazing, only months after giving birth to her

I’ve heard some stories that would make most contact lens wearers shiver. According to a recent survey, almost 85% of teens and adolescents who wear contact lenses admit to at least one bad eye health habit. This number probably doesn't surprise you - after all,