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Managing Psoriasis in Winter

Managing psoriasis in winter can be especially difficult.  Cold, harsh, dry conditions create a perfect storm for flare-ups.  Not to mention all the hand washing we do to try and avoid all the illnesses going around. Common factors leading to issues with psoriasis when the weather gets chilly: How you can prevent flare-ups:

Reduce Holiday Stress with Exercise

Holiday shopping, increased food preparation, frequent visitors, and managing finances can all lead to increased holiday stress. December seems to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. The catch is that exercise can actually make the holidays merrier by relieving some holiday stress. Exercise promotes the release of… Read more »

Keep Your Holidays Healthy

The holiday season is fast approaching.  You don’t have to let the typical holiday stress, lack of sleep, and overeating take their toll.  You can still find joy this time of year while keeping your holidays healthy.  We’ll show you how.

Five High Fiber Cold Weather Breakfast Ideas

Research suggests that a high fiber diet may help you prevent weight gain and even encourage weight loss.  It’s also a heart-healthy way to start your day, plus it keeps your digestive system running smoothly.  Try these delicious high fiber cold weather breakfast ideas and kick-start your day:

Five Reasons for Feeling Tired

Do you find yourself dragging throughout the day without enough energy to do the things you love? There could be an underlying reason for feeling tired.  Here are five of the most common reasons you’re exhausted:

Adjusting to the Time Change

Are you having trouble adjusting to the time change?  We may have just gained an extra hour of sleep, but that one hour can wreak havoc on our internal clocks.  Our bodies are extremely sensitive to changes in light and schedules.  It will now be lighter in the morning and darker much earlier in the… Read more »

Stress Relieving Comfort Foods

When you’re stressed, you crave foods that you believe will make you feel better.  It’s time to put down the chips and chocolate and reconsider your comfort foods.  Try these stress relieving comfort foods instead.

Cold Weather Skincare

Across much of the country, the temperatures are dipping as the chill of autumn weather arrives.  Whipping winds, dry air, and cold temperatures can have a damaging effect on our skin. The cold air outside and heat inside can strip moisture from pores, making your skin itchy and dry. But you don’t have to suffer… Read more »

Gluten Sensitivity and Vitamin D

If you shop the health food aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely noticing more and more items labeled, “Gluten Free.”  Gluten sensitivity is on the rise. Research estimates that 18 million Americans suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House, that’s 1 in 133 Americans. Gluten sensitivity… Read more »

Natural Solutions for Cold and Flu Symptoms

If your cold and flu symptoms have you running for the nearest over-the-counter medications, you may want to think again.  Those medications can often leave you feeling groggy and like your head is in the clouds.  In fact, they may not even be effective. CVS Health is pulling some cough-and-cold treatments that contain an ingredient… Read more »