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Understanding Osteopenia and Osteoporosis:

Understanding Osteopenia and Osteoporosis: Prevention, Diagnosis and Management

Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two common conditions that significantly impact bone health, yet they differ in severity and implications. Let us start by defining the two: Osteopenia: This condition signifies a reduction in bone mineral

The Many Benefits of Vitamin D

The Sunshine Vitamin: The Many Benefits of Vitamin D — Essential for Health and Wellness

In the realm of essential nutrients, few garner as much attention and importance as Vitamin D. Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” its benefits extend far beyond mere bone health. This month we’re delving

The Importance of Water Intake on Overall Health

Hydration Station: The Importance of Water Intake on Overall Health

Proper hydration supports healthy weight management in several ways. Drinking water can promote satiety, reduce calorie intake when substituted for sugary beverages and enhance metabolic efficiency. Dehydration, on the other hand, slows down metabolic processes,

Support the health of your liver with a healthy lifestyle.

Understanding Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

You may be hearing about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on health podcasts, in books on longevity and in visits with your healthcare provider — but do you understand what this “buzzy” disorder has to

10 Strategies to reduce blood pressure

10 Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Blood Pressure

Manage Stress: Stressors are inevitable but how we manage that stress is what’s important. Think about your own individual triggers for stress and think about what you can avoid. Practice saying “no” and avoiding overwhelming

Monitor Your Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure and How to Manage It

In honor of World Hypertension Day on May 17, we want to focus on the importance of blood pressure awareness, as high blood pressure is a root cause of heart and brain disease. The blood

Lifestyle, Nutrition, & Recipes

Summertime Walking Playlist

Summertime Walking Playlist

All this talk about vitamin D, walking, and hydration have us excited about those early morning or late summer evening walks. If you’re like us, a fun playlist of upbeat songs can act as a

Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Feta Cucumber Salad

adapted from The Mediterranean Dish Speaking of hydration, this salad is packed with hydrating fruit and veggies (hello watermelon and cucumber!) This pairs well with any protein and is the perfect addition to your summer

Homemade pesto is full of heart healthy fats.

Garden Fresh Pesto

Making homemade pesto from fresh basil in the garden is one of our favorite activities in the summer months. This recipe can be modified with various greens such as kale, radish tops, carrot tops or

Gardening is good for your health.

The Benefits of Gardening: Cultivating Health and Beauty

In our fast-paced world where stress and lifestyle related diseases seem to lurk around every corner, the humble act of working in one’s garden can offer a sanctuary of health and well-being. Along with the

Pink Beet Hummas

Pink Beet Hummus

This hummus is loaded with healthy fats, high-protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber — and is easy to make! Pair it with cut veggies or gluten-free crackers for a satiating snack on the go. Directions: In a

Discover a delicious and nutritious green smoothie recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and boost your health. Try it today!

Monika’s favorite Green Smoothie

In a blender cup, add: 1 large handful of spinach, kale or mixed smoothie greens ½ banana, frozen ½ cup frozen mango chunks 1 tablespoon almond butter ¼ cup collagen powder (20 grams protein!) ½