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We Know How to Prevent Heart Disease - So Why Don't We?
I bet you know that heart disease is a very common condition. I bet you even know it's deadly. But I have two questions for you: Did you know it's the number one killer worldwide? Did you know it's almost entirely preventable? It's true. Not only does heart (cardiovascular) disease kill millions of people worldwide each year, it's also almost...
How Effective Is Birth Control? Know Your Contraceptive Options!
How much do you really know about your birth control options? Which forms are the most effective? You go to the doctor and we tell you “use condoms every time you have sex!” Then we provide you with the small, yet highly relevant disclaimer, “but they’re not a guarantee against pregnancy so you should use another form of birth control." If condoms...
Lactose Intolerance - How To Enjoy Dairy
Many Americans suffer from lactose intolerance. Lactose is the milk sugar in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance occurs when your body does not have enough of the enzyme to digest, or breakdown, this milk sugar. If you're lactose intolerant, you may experience painful stomach cramps, gas, or diarrhea when you eat or drink dairy products. In the video below,...
Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products such as meat.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high total blood cholesterol. Therefore, many people want to know how to keep their cholesterol in a healthy range. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses the difference between dietary and blood cholesterol. She...
When making changes for a healthier lifestyle, do you remember to include what you are drinking? Beverages are the number one source of added sugar in our diets, which increase your risk for tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Truth be told, a lot of empty calories and added sugar may be hiding in some of...
Consuming too much fatty foods, like french fries, can cause GERD flare ups.
Today I would like to share a few facts with you about a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD for short. GERD occurs when the contents of your stomach pass through your lower esophageal sphincter and back into your esophagus. This causes a painful burning sensation that feels like it’s situated behind your breastbone as it moves up...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
At some point in your life, you have probably dealt with constipation! Sometimes it is occasional, like from a change in eating patterns or travel. Other times it is a constant issue that you can’t quite seem to get rid of! In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk If you don’t like the video or want...
For grains, most men need 7-8 ounce equivalents and most women need 6 ounce equivalents (Cake Wrapper).
Losing weight is NOT easy! You may be looking to lose a few pounds and don’t know where to start. Or, perhaps you are in the process of making lifestyle changes and want to know how to take your progress to the next level. Regardless of your situation, I highly recommend portion control! Eating the proper serving size is a...
Citrate helps prevents kidney stones and is in lemonade.
Have you ever passed a kidney stone before? If so, you know it's terrible! I've met women who would rather deliver a baby! Fortunately, there are a few dietary changes you can make to help prevent their formation. In the video below, Dr. James Farrell discusses dietary recommendations that help prevent kidney stones. https://youtu.be/M2DhPmc2GN4 If you don’t like the video or want more...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of important health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “super foods” because of these benefits. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI If you don’t like...