Can’t Stand the Heat…?

Can’t Stand the Heat…?

HERE’S A WEEK OF HEALTHY DINNERS TO GET YOU OUT OF THE KITCHEN FAST. By Rebecca Turner, MS, RD, CSSD, LD More than a decade of research has shown that spending time gathered around the dinner table is a valuable way to strengthen family bonds. And, children who eat meals with their family tend to get more fruits and vegetables, less saturated fat, and weigh less. Plus, the more often kids eat dinner with their families; the less likely they are to Read more »
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July 04, 2016
Herbal Rx for Troubled Skin

Herbal Rx for Troubled Skin

Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions from minor cuts and scrapes to life-threatening illnesses. Now modern research is confirming the validity of some of these ancient remedies, including some familiar herbs that have been used in treating common skin conditions, many of which are likely to plague us during the summer months. Chamomile – Chamomile, which comes from the bloom of a plant from Read more »
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July 04, 2016
Get ready for fall allergy season.

Get ready for fall allergy season.

It might seem early to start worrying about the miserable days ahead when fall allergies will kick in, but in actuality, it’s just around the corner. Some experts predict that global climate changes, including record high temperatures this year, may even extend allergy season an additional three weeks. Fall can signal a perfect storm for allergy sufferers who find pesky allergens hard to avoid indoors or out. Ragweed pollen is probably Read more »
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July 04, 2016
Put a “Green” Spin on Your Family Picnic

Put a “Green” Spin on Your Family Picnic

Pack reusables: A reusable picnic basket vs. a bag; reusable dishes; and a reusable cloth table cover and napkins vs. their paper counterparts are not only eco-friendly, but will give your spread a lot more style. A plastic storage container makes a great caddy for taking and bringing home your reusable gear. Take recyclables: If you need to travel light and can’t take along reusable gear, try eco-friendly disposable dishware and Read more »
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July 04, 2016
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