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5 simple ways to create more healthy days

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Creating more healthy days is easier than you may think. Contrary to popular belief, overall health is more than just being free of disease or chronic illness. Other factors, such as access to fresh foods, neighborhood walkability and public safety, ...

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Ways to fight a cold or flu

Cold and flu

Even a mild case of the flu or a powerful cold can leave you feeling run down and out of sorts for days or even weeks. While many ailments must simply run their course, there are many steps you can ...

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Power into a New Year with protein


If the idea of diving into a new year has you feeling more exhausted than invigorated, it may be time to introduce some new strategies to help keep busy days from feeling overwhelming. Proper exercise, balanced nutrition and quality rest ...

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Protect your family’s vision from digital devices


Digital communication has become an integral part of daily life. Smartphones and tablets are pocket-sized personal assistants with appointment reminders, news and a means of keeping in touch with family and friends. Living multi-screen lives may aide productivity, but eye ...

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Help! My kid wants to become a vegetarian


The voice on the other end of the phone was desperate. “I can’t believe she wants to do this,” the lady shrilled. “My 15-year-old is not being rational.” Was my patient’s daughter running away, dropping out of school, getting a ...

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Healthy living begins with ample Sleep


Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body. Sleep experts agree: adequate, regular sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. According to a new recommendation from ...

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Medicinal mushrooms blazing a path

As a little kid growing up in East San Diego, I remember heading out in the early morning hours to see what magical alien orbs sprang up overnight on our front lawn. It was my own quirky version of a ...

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Protective probiotics: Are they for you?


An urgent call came to me several years ago: “Kim, the pediatric medical group upstairs is trying to run me out of town, what should I do?” It was a friend and fellow nutritionist on the other line who was ...

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