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Can we put the brakes on cancer with Vitamin D?  According to the American Cancer Society and the Bone and Cancer Foundation, Vitamin D may be the pill to take to do so. Research in lab animals suggests that higher levels of Vitamin D in the body may be linked to lower cancer risk.  They

Vitamin D Deficiency

  • 25th February 2013 |
  • Author: Iris

During the latter part of 2012, I ran into my doctor’s office for my routine checkup to get it in before my new deductible kicked in for 2013.  A couple of days later, I got a call from my doctor’s office advising me that I had severe hypovitaminosis D or a deficiency of Vitamin D.

How to Stay Healthy During a Heat Wave

  • 31st July 2012 |
  • Author: Iris

The heat has been brutal this year!   In the United States, there have been record-breaking heat waves over the past several months throughout the country.  Five states had more than 100 record temperatures broken in June 2012.  Thus far, Texas has had 237 records broken, followed by Colorado (226), Kansas (164), Missouri (126), and Arkansas

Bask in the Springtime Shade

  • 2nd May 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip — May 2, 2011 Today is Melanoma Monday- prevent skin cancer by avoiding tanning beds, wearing protective clothing in the sun and seeking shade.    Remember to be especially careful at the beach: water and sand reflect the sun’s rays, increasing your chances of sunburn. What is melanoma? Melanoma is a very dangerous

Grab a Date to Shrink your Plate

  • 25th April 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip – April 25, 2011 Eating out this week?   Cut calories and fat by splitting oversized portions with a friend.   If you’re dining solo, choose a healthy  appetizer or two side dishes instead.   Your meal will be better for you and just as satisfying. Food portions have changed over the past 20 years. 

Healthy Monday Tip – April 18, 2011 With Earth Day approaching, take time this week to get out and enjoy nature! Whether you go for a bike ride, observe wildlife or participate in a sporting event, now is the perfect time to gear up for spring and more outdoor activity. Exercise outdoors — Save money

A Healthy Weight Hangs in the Balance

  • 11th April 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip — April 11, 2011 To maintain your weight, it’s important to balance calories eaten with calories used. This week, keep track of the calories you consume by keeping a food journal. Try to stay within a 2000 calorie budget. Jotting down what you eat and drink in a food journal will make

Refresh Your Resolve and Get Fit

  • 4th April 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip – April 4, 2011 Take some time this week to assess your progress on your fitness and nutrition goals. Are you where you hoped to be? If not, what steps can you take to guarantee results? Come up with a revised weekly plan that will help you achieve success. If you embarked

Dish Out an Exotic Experience

  • 28th March 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip:  It’s no coincidence that cultures with whole, plant-based diets tend to promote less disease and longer life spans! This week have a “Meatless Monday” and try a new ethnic cuisine like Thai, Greek or Indian. The challenge is for you to have a “Meatless Monday”.  Today, focus on eliminating all foods from

Drive Yourself to Move More

  • 21st March 2011 |
  • Author: Iris

Healthy Monday Tip This week put the breaks on your usual routine and rev up your fitness goals by avoiding your car. Move it this Monday by walking, biking, skateboarding or taking public transportation. Less time driving means more time for activity! With the rising gas prices, parking the car and covering some ground using

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