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National Soup Month

January tends to be a pretty bleak month. The holidays have just ended and everyone is adjusting back to …

Med Instead of Meds

Did you know that two-thirds of chronic diseases can be prevented by lifestyle changes, specifically diet and exercise? This …

Less Food Waste in 2020

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), food waste refers to the “decrease in …

Self-Care for 2020

A new year brings great time for reflection and new intentions. I know that resolutions have been given a …

Have a Healthy Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but we often get distracted by many of the events that …

Staying Active During the Winter

Dropping Temperatures Does Not Mean Your Activity Level Has to Drop During the winter months, it is often difficult to …

Pecan Tree Selection

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) are large deciduous trees that produce nutritious nuts that are packed full of antioxidants, protein and …

Keep Your Holiday Foods Safe

Sometimes I wonder what happened to doing things right during the holidays. I know things get hectic, but many of …

Bring Hypertension to a Halt

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It is a condition that puts a higher amount of force …

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