Posts made in October, 2014

Boost Your Immune System

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

  7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold/Flu Season   1.     Cut Back on Sugar While this is especially difficult during the holiday season (Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies…) one of the best things you can do is limit your sugar consumption. Sugar promotes inflammation in the body and leads to suboptimal immune system performance. Get creative this year and look for healthier versions of holiday treats. Think less “processed” ingredients, and more “whole food” ingredients. 2.     Physical Activity Daily physical...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness

History of Breast Cancer Awareness As we’re sure many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   We start seeing a lot of pink – from little pink ribbons pinned on our shirts to pink merchandise and Races for a Cure. Did you know the original idea behind bringing awareness to breast cancer actually started with a salmon-colored ribbon? And that the woman behind the salmon-colored ribbon intended it to shed light on the fact that the National Institutes of Health was only contributing 5% of their annual $1.8 billion budget to cancer PREVENTION?   While raising...

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