Why is Gut Health Important?

You’ve probably been hearing that gut health is something you should be thinking about as you plan your diet and eating habits. What exactly is gut health, why is it important, and how can you improve it? Gut Health Explained Our stomach components (intestines, colon, digestive system) do more than help us break down the

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National Bean Day – It’s Healthy!

January 6 is National Bean Day, but you’ll want to add these healthy, inexpensive and easy-to-serve goodies to meals and snacks throughout the week. You’ll find lots of choices in the canned goods section of your grocery store, as well as bags of dried beans if you’re more ambitious about your cooking. Either option you

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Wellness Resolutions for 2017

Who hasn’t made a New Year’s Resolution at some point (or many times) during previous years, and who hasn’t blown off more than a few during their lifetime? This year, set one or more realistic goals to improve your health, fitness and/or peace of mind using one or more of the tips below. List Your

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Is the Holiday Season Making You Bonkers?

Is the holiday season making you a little bonkers? Are you flying around trying to get “it” all done, whatever “it” is? I am right there with you, people! I’m still getting emails from companies telling me “IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!!!” and I’m really looking forward to the super quiet, next few days when it

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Go Ahead & Splurge A Little!

It’s totally fine if you overdo it now and again. Especially since it’s December and as far as I’m concerned, we are officially in the homeward stretch. For example, (and this is not a food story, but bear with me) yesterday I bought our dogs……snow boots. I don’t make it a practice to dress my

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Cheer! Cheer! December is Here!

One more month left in the year, and personally, I hope it goes by fast! I’m trying to make December the best month yet with some delicious flatbread recipes that send off 2016 with a bang, are you with me? December’s recipes are delicious, full of bright fresh flavors, and easy to celebrate. Speaking of

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Staying Safe and Warm Outdoors This Winter

Whether you’re headed outdoors for work, play or exercise this winter, follow these tips to make sure the time you spend in cold weather is a safe, positive experience. Dress Correctly If you’ll be outside for extended periods, wear layers. Layers trap heat between clothing items, keeping you warmer. If you’ll be sweating while jogging

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Stay Safe During a Winter Storm

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside is not always delightful. When the snow turns to sleet, or power lines go down or the roads are blocked, things can get scary. You and your family won’t have to worry about the inconveniences – or dangers – of winter storms if you prepare early. Plan

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Winter Cookouts? Why Not?

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t fire up the grill and enjoy your favorite steaks, ribs and chicken. Using a few tips, you can join the millions of your fellow Americans (according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association) who continue to grill and chill all year round. Prepare Before

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