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The real cost of a healthy lifestyle

It’s so expensive to eat and live a healthy lifestyle! Or is it? While it can be expensive to eat and live healthy, it doesn’t have to be. Eliminating the myths of healthy living and implementing some better alternatives can help you achieve...

 

Misconceptions about health foods

Many people resolve to improve their health each new year. Maybe it’s to lose weight, exercise more, or to drink more water. We start off the year with the best of intentions, but could that effort be in vain? Many health products out there...

 

Say no to holiday weight gain

The average American gains weight over the holiday season, how much will vary person to person but over a few years that couple of pounds here and a couple of pounds there adds up. This year plan to maintain, not gain. Many of us are gearing up for...

 

'Tis the Season of Sugar

Halloween is over and if you are like most parents your pantry or cupboard is filled to the brim with Halloween candy. Halloween is the official kick off to the Season of Sugar. Did you know, the average American child consumes 32tsp of sugar per day. That's 128g of sugar per day which is more than...

 

Alternatives to Pumpkin Spiced favorites

It's Pumpkin Spiced everything season. If you have been to your local grocery store, restaurant or coffee shop you have seen all of your favorite items transform into pumpkin spiced versions. You might enjoy this fun fall flavor, but it's important t...

 

Get an A+ in health with these Back-to-School tips

It’s after Labor Day and we all know what that means, summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, and moms and dads everywhere are doing their happy dance. The one thing we are dreading is the sleepy kiddos as the long days take a toll on their minds and body. We are also...

 

Smart summer snacks for kids

If you have kids home from school for summer break you are probably feeling like there is a black hole in your fridge and pantry. Kids are hungry in the summer from all that swimming and running around enjoying being a kid. Many of us mistake boredom...

 

Healthy hydration for the summer

Summer is here. For most that means a lot of BBQ'ing, lake time and vacation. That also means a lot more drinking ... and no I don't just mean the cold brews. In the summer we tend to consume more caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. This is a fun...

 

Staying active for better health

Did you know it is recommended to take 10,000 steps per day? Have you started tracking your steps with an activity tracker? You might be surprised how few steps or active minutes you really take each day. If you have a sedentary job and lifestyle, ge...

 

Spring clean your health routine

Spring is here. It's time for a Spring Cleaning for your health and wellness. We are creatures of habit and over time our bad habits tend to rule. If you made some New Year's resolutions to improve your health, you may have forgotten about them by...

 

Supplements: What do you really need?

Are you trying to get healthier and not sure where to start when you walk down the supplement aisle? Do the large supplement stores make you nervous and you don't know where to start? Years ago we were able to get all of our nutrients in a...

 

Kick the winter blues to the curb

If you are like most people in the northwest you are ready to hop a plane to the tropics and catch some rays. The doom and gloom of no sun, and rain for days at a time can bring on more fatigue, feelings of depression and lack of motivation. The...

 

Resolve to improve your health

Did the holidays take their toll on you? If you are like most Americans you gained weight this holiday season and if you are like 48 percent of Americans you are resolving to lose weight this year. That is a great resolution to make, but what about t...

 

Healthy for the Holidays

Worried about how to get it all done for the upcoming Holidays? Do you always end up with so many items on your list to prepare for the holidays that the moments are gone before you have even had a chance to enjoy it? The first step in enjoying and t...

 

Reading labels: The good, the bad and the truth

Wondering what all the claims are on your food packaging? Organic, Non-GMO, natural, gluten free, etc. There are so many claims out there, many of which are clever marketing gimmicks to get us to buy a higher priced item when, in fact, it isn't any...

 

Do you have the Sugar Blues?

Have you ever eaten a meal only to want to eat again shortly thereafter? Are you constantly tired and experiencing sugar highs and lows? You know, the ones where you feel like you can take on the world but a few hours later are ready for a nap? You...

 

Packing smart lunches for kids

The first day of school is right around the corner. Back to carpools, new backpacks, school supplies and, of course, the new lunch box. What are you going to pack in that lunchbox this year? Kids need a healthy, fun and nutritious lunch to reach thei...

 

How to slow down in a high-speed world

Has the word "busy" replaced the word "fine" as your automatic response when asked by someone how you are doing? The world is moving faster and faster and we have more expectations and demands on our time. The new normal is that both parents are work...