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Four Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

The days are getting shorter and the diminished sunlight hours could be robbing your body of essential vitamin D. A recent study suggests that nearly 75 percent of American teens and adults are lacking in vitamin D, which is vital for calcium absorption, promoting bone growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.  Sun exposure as well as… Read more »

One Hour of Sleep Could Save Your Life

The holidays are almost here and we’re all running on empty.  There is so much to be done and yet the days still have just 24 hours each.  And so, we stay up later to get everything accomplished.  But recent research suggests that getting just one hour of sleep more each night could dramatically affect your health. In… Read more »

How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday.  Overeating tends to exacerbate both of these conditions and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey.  But by making some better choices, you can avoid holiday heartburn while still enjoying the feast. Start with Salad… Read more »

Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? The answer is simple.  The weight many of us put on during the holiday season is often hard to take off.  So, we should try to avoid gaining it in the first place.  Thanksgiving doesn’t have to sabotage your weight goals. With a little… Read more »

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D

Research suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may also play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely already know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is… Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is usually a month of pumpkin orange, and autumn leaves turning fiery shades of red and yellow, but it is also that time of year where we are reminded to think pink.  It’s also National Breast Cancer Awareness month.   Most women know that they should perform monthly breast self-exams, feeling for any abnormalities.  Women ages 40… Read more »