Traditional Southern Blue-Plate Special Packs a Powerful Nutritional Punch

Traditional Southern Blue-Plate Special Packs a Powerful Nutritional Punch

If you grew up in the South, you can’t get through New Year’s Day without starting your year off right with the traditional black-eyed peas, turnip greens and cornbread for good luck. The peas were supposed to signify “jingling money,” the greens “folding money” and some say the cornbread was the “gold.” In my family, baked sweet potatoes typically rounded out the plate. I’m not sure what their significance was Read more »
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January 05, 2016
the scoop on HEALTHY FATS

the scoop on HEALTHY FATS

We all know that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing health problems. For years, fat has been portrayed as public enemy #1 when it comes to a healthy diet. But it’s important to remember that not all fat is bad, in fact some types of fat are essential to our overall health. More important than the amount of fat, is the kind of Read more »
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January 05, 2016
When Braces Aren’t Enough

When Braces Aren’t Enough

When a person’s facial structure does not develop normally or when it is altered as the result of an injury, appearance and facial function can be adversely affected. Often, correcting the facial structure and alignment cannot be accomplished with orthodontics (braces) alone, but requires surgery to improve form and functionality. An oral or maxillofacial surgeon performs this kind of procedure, which is known as orthognathic or craniofacial surgery. According to Michael Read more »
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January 04, 2016
Thoughts for De-Stressing the After School Routine

Thoughts for De-Stressing the After School Routine

As much as we would like to, we will never be able to completely prevent the stresses of daily life for ourselves, or our kids. Today’s children often have stress coming from several sources: school; after school activities and sports; peer pressure; the media. It would be nice to think that the home is a sanctuary from the stress of the outside world. But let’s face it, hunger, homework, the Read more »
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January 04, 2016
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