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Food Does Not Equal Love

by Lori Sciame August 23rd, 2019 | Health Observance, Relationships
Moms and dads, please take this advice to heart: food does not equal love.  A candy bar given to a young child after a fall, or a banana split each day after school to celebrate another day of learning may seem harmless enough, but when food becomes a symbol of comfort and/or love to a child, then serious problems may occur.

Do you remember the stereotypical Italian mom who constantly begs her child to eat...anything and everything?  Pasta, sauce, bread, meatballs, sausage...she fills the child's plate again and again.  Although this example seems extreme, sadly, many parents still adhere to
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Foods to Help Arthritis

by Kimberly Hays August 16th, 2019 | Common Conditions, Health Observance
As many as 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation,” and it is caused by several factors including genetics, environment, age, obesity, and age. Treatment for arthritis includes weight loss, physical therapy, assistive aids, physical activity, and medication to relieve the pain. A person with arthritis needs to learn self-management skills to help in their treatment, and besides regular exercise, a healthy diet is essential. Here we will look at some of the best food choices to help if you or a loved one has arthritis.

Foods That Contain Sulphur –Vegetables like asparagus, onions, garlic, and
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Foods That Suppress Hunger

by Kimberly Hays August 9th, 2019 | Health Observance, Women's Health
We are all trying to make healthier choices when we prepare meals for ourselves and for our loved ones. With all of the information we now have available to us, it has become easier than ever before. Sometimes the problem is not the tasty meal options, but giving in to cravings between meals that can be not so healthy. There are options that will not only satisfy your cravings, but that are also healthy alternatives to giving in to those hankerings that can ruin your whole diet for the day. This does not mean that you will feel at
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Make Healthy Eating a Priority

by Lori Sciame August 2nd, 2019 | Health Observance, Men's Health
As a man ages, his odds of developing certain diseases increases. For example, his chances of developing heart disease and prostate cancer are especially high if he chooses not to consume healthy foods.  As outlined by Livestrong.com, "according to the American Dietetic Association, aging men need vitamins and nutrients to sustain a healthy quality of life."  Read on to learn ways to make healthy eating a priority for a man over 50.

Say Farewell to Fast Food

50 year old men and older can probably remember the time in history when fast food did not permeate society.
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Where Men and Women Differ

by Louise June 28th, 2019 | Diet, Health Observance, Men's Health
I'm all for equality, but dieting provides an exception.

There are some facts that can't be argued with. On average, men tend to be taller and more muscular than women. The larger and more muscular one is, the more calories one needs to consume to maintain that size, therefore, men typically need more calories than women. The 2,000-calorie diet, which the nutritional panel on most products is based on, can cause some misleading results; it implies to average person (AKA someone not interested in pulling out a calculator to do the math) that eating a serving of that product will
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