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3 Quick Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

3 Quick Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Apr 12, 2019

Lowering your blood pressure can be a daily struggle for people who are hypertensive. However, hypertension is a condition that develops over time, which means that it can be prevented. Making a habit of doing things that lower your blood pressure on a daily basis -- even when you're busy -- can help you prevent hypertension or even manage it if you've been diagnosed with it. Here are three quick ways to lower your blood pressure if you find that you are regularly getting high blood pressure readings when you go to the doctor or test yourself a...

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Apr

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Three Supplements to Safely Sleep Like a Baby

Three Supplements to Safely Sleep Like a Baby

  • Admin
  • Apr 08, 2019

  When the Z's you so desperately crave elude you, you pay a price far beyond the in-the-moment frustration of counting sheep, ruminating over the day's events and experiencing counterproductive mind-racing thoughts about how useless you'll be tomorrow unless you can fall asleep. The reality is, you probably will be somewhat useless (and irritable) tomorrow if you don't get enough sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, you're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control classifies insomnia as "a public health epidemic" affecting more than one...

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Mar

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Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Mar 28, 2019

Summertime is all about fun and games in the great outdoors -- but there's nothing fun or frivolous about the health challenges you may encounter at this otherwise-festive time of year. Let's look at four seasonal concerns to watch out for, along with smart strategies for overcoming them. Skin Cancer In addition to the warm, welcoming thermal rays that makes summertime special, our sun also bathes us in dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UVA and UVB rays can cause not only blistering sunburns but also skin cancer, including deadly melanoma...

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Mar

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Tips for Eating Well During a Difficult Pregnancy

Tips for Eating Well During a Difficult Pregnancy

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Mar 20, 2019

If you've found it difficult to eat well during pregnancy, you're not alone. Pregnant women frequently experience strong food aversions, nausea and vomiting, and diminished appetite. But where does that leave you nutritionally? Eating well during your pregnancy is essential to keeping both you and your baby strong and healthy. Whether this is your first pregnancy or a subsequent baby, here are some invaluable tips on how to do so. 1. Stay Hydrated Staying hydrated is one of the most essential things you can do during pregnancy. Drink lots o...

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Mar

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All Running Is NOT Equal

All Running Is NOT Equal

  • Admin
  • Mar 12, 2019

If you're like most people trying to get into better shape and achieve a better level of fitness, you probably have some semblance of a diet, you probably do some sort of strength training, and you probably do some sort of "cardio," or cardiovascular training. Cardiovascular training's main purpose is to raise an athlete's heart rate. There are countless different types of exercise that could be described as cardiovascular in nature -- including running, cycling and swimming. For this article, we will focus on running to explain how the differ...

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Vegan VS Keto   - Debate to End All debates

Vegan VS Keto - Debate to End All debates

  • Chad VanCalster
  • Feb 26, 2019

First of all, I don’t really think we’ll end any debate here.  We will still have our hardcore vegans and hardcore keto dieters, and they’ll both never agree which is the best diet to choose from.   For people who are more in the middle, let’s take a look at both from a middle-ground type of lens.  I’m not here to persuade anyone to choose one or the other, but to inform so that you can make a decision that is best for you. We are a split Family.  I recently started the Keto diet and my son, who is 13, calls ...

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Feb

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4 Winter Recipes to Stay Warm

4 Winter Recipes to Stay Warm

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Feb 13, 2019

  Huddled under a blanket, a blistering wind whipping past your window, there is nothing to turn your frown upside down like a warm winter recipe. Equip your kitchen with a blender and crock pot, and soon you'll be preparing family-pleasing treats that warm you from the inside out. Here are four recipes to try as soon as the temperature drops. 1. Butternut and Apple Harvest Soup Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large pan and stir in 1 large chopped onion and 2 large chopped leaks. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and then add 1 peeled and cubed potat...

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Fight Back Against Time with Kale

Fight Back Against Time with Kale

  • Admin
  • Jan 25, 2019

It's one of the most delicious of leafy green veg, and so versatile. You can make everything from chips to smoothies, but did you also know as well as being kind to your body now, you could be increasing your lifespan by as much as 11 years? The Science WebMD recently reported that according to a report headed up by Martha Clare Morris, even one serving a day of leafy greens such as kale can slow 'brain aging'. This means you stay sharper, you retain a better memory and could even be less prone to the onset of dementia. So what's the secret ...

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Going Keto: Make Sure You Get the Right Supplements

Going Keto: Make Sure You Get the Right Supplements

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Jan 23, 2019

It is well known that whole foods should be emphasized over dietary supplements because essential vitamins and minerals found in foods are usually better absorbed than those found in supplements (Lichtenstein, 2005). By nature, the ketogenic diet is best comprised mostly of whole, unprocessed foods that meet most of, if not all your nutritional needs. Thus, if you make the right food choices and eat an appropriate number of calories, you will be at a low risk of nutrient deficiencies. As for others, here are a few nutrients that deserve a...

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Dec

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How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

How to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Dec 03, 2018

There are 29 million people in the USA with a diagnosis of diabetes which is 9.3 percent of the population. This figure is increasing annually thanks to unhealthy diets, and sedentary lifestyles. Prediabetes is a serious health risk which can lead to the full blown disease and its complications, which include blindness, amputations and heart disease. There are ways of turning round an unhealthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, so read on for a few tips that are easy to put in place. Know your Numbers One of the first steps...

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Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

  • Admin
  • Dec 03, 2018

Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve: Bay Natural & Community Pharmacy Close at 12PM Christmas Day: Business Closed New Year’s Eve: Bay Natural & Community Pharmacy Close at 4PM New Year’s Day: Business Closed

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6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Nov 18, 2018

Want to be the talk of your next holiday potluck? Bring an innovative dish that is chock-full of flavor, and everyone will be asking for the recipe. Here are six crowd-pleasing sides and appetizers for your next seasonal soiree. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Balls Blend 4 ounces plain goat cheese, 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme in a mixer. Form the mixture into a ball and roll it in half a cup of chopped pistachios. Cool for 1 hour. Fancy Hashbrown Casserole Cook 1 pound of chopped bacon in a frying pan a...

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20 Healthy Foods to Eat on A Keto Diet

20 Healthy Foods to Eat on A Keto Diet

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Oct 16, 2018

The ketogenic diet has become quite popular recently. Studies have found that this very low-carb, high-fat diet is effective for weight loss, diabetes and epilepsy. There's also early evidence to show that it may be beneficial for certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease and other diseases, too. A ketogenic diet typically limits carbs to 20–50 grams per day. While this may seem challenging, many nutritious foods can easily fit into this way of eating. Here are 20 healthy foods to eat on a ketogenic diet.   1.) Seafood Fish&n...

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Do Microwaves Kill Nutrients in Food?

Do Microwaves Kill Nutrients in Food?

  • Admin
  • Oct 11, 2018

The microwave has been commonplace in most kitchens for years now. In fact, many people say they could not do without their microwave, which they cherish for everything from a quick reheat to easy defrosting to getting a whole meal on the table in mere minutes. For years, many also wondered if microwaves were safe. While that debate has since been settled, another question occupies the minds of a more health conscious society: does a microwave destroy the nutrients in healthy food? The simple answer is: It depends on what you heat up or cook i...

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Sep

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5 Ways to Avoid GMOs in your Diet

5 Ways to Avoid GMOs in your Diet

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 20, 2018

What you eat plays an enormous part in your overall health. While you've been told time and again to cut out sugar, fast food, junk food and processed foods in exchange for fresh fruits and vegetables, how can you be sure the latter is always healthy? With pesticides sprayed on crops and many crops containing genetic modifications, it's a challenge to choose the healthiest foods even in the produce section. What Are GMOs? Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) refer to organisms like plants or animals whose genetic material (DNA) has undergon...

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What's a Keto Diet?

What's a Keto Diet?

  • Admin
  • Sep 14, 2018

A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance, as millions of people have experienced already. The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only ...

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Sep

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3 Healthy Late-Night Snack Swaps

3 Healthy Late-Night Snack Swaps

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 12, 2018

Whether working late or playing late, nighttime snacking is a common occurrence. However, some of the more popular late-night snacks can be swapped out for healthier versions that will allow for delicious snacking that adds nutrition and not just empty calories. Here are three examples. 1. Candy-coated Chocolates vs Grapes Candy-coated chocolates can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavor variations. The most well known might by Masterfoods' "M&Ms" chocolate candies. This chart compares these kinds of candies to red seedles...

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4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

  • staff
  • Aug 22, 2018

  If you're looking for ways to attract the best candidates to your company and to keep current employees happy, you may want to take a look at the benefits and perks that you're offering. These days, some of the most highly rated companies to work for are offering more incentives to reward their hard-working employees. Wellness and fitness perks are something your brand may want to consider implementing due to the many benefits for all. Here are four benefits to offering wellness and fitness perks to your employees: 1. Increase Product...

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Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

  • Admin
  • Jul 27, 2018

As the old saying goes, everything in moderation, right? Well, sort of. If you’re talking about the foods and supplements we’ve got listed below, it’s hard to see how you could ever pollute your body by eating too many of them, and if anything, people don’t eat enough of these tasty superfoods. From the brain-powering goodness of salmon oil to the energy boosting properties of ginger, there’s something for everyone in this list. So sit back and enjoy (while taking notes for your next trip to the grocery store). Ginger Zingiber offi...

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6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

  • Admin
  • Jul 20, 2018

We live in a society where strong pills are prescribed at the first sign of trouble. But while antidepressants are a necessary precaution for people with severe and clinical depression, there are scores of patients prescribed medication they needn’t be taking. If you suffer from moderate levels of anxiety, depression or unhappiness, you might very well find real relief from all-natural techniques with none of the side effects a potent pharmaceutical drug inevitably delivers. At the very least, you could do far worse than incorporating one o...

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