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Becoming healthy before becoming pregnant: Part I

Written by: Steven Sheppard, DO Pre-conception nutrition is a vital part of preparing for pregnancy. Factors such as your weight compared with your height and what you eat can play an important role in your health during pregnancy and the health of your developing fetus. Pre-pregnancy weight Your pre-pregnancy weight has a direct influence on your baby’s […]

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Nutrition & Hydration for Child Athletes

While swimming lessons, practice runs and a new pair of shoes are great ways to help young athletes prepare for a race, perhaps one of the best ways we can help our children get ready for any big athletic event is through nutrition and hydration. As adults, we hear the words “exercise nutrition” and immediately […]

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How to fight fatigue when you have cancer

Fatigue is not the same as being tired. Fatigue is described as the whole body being tired which isn’t relieved by sleep. Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer and cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone and other biological treatments. It’s important to know that fatigue doesn’t just go […]

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Creatine: Before or After Workout

Are you wanting to increase your lean body mass or increase your strength for an upcoming sport season?  According a to recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.jissn.com/content/10/1/36 ), using creatine after a workout has a greater effect on strength and lean body mass in bodybuilders who used creatine […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Now, I know what some of you may already be thinking – as you think of all your favorites, that eating right doesn’t include the “good stuff.” But eating right really […]

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Supersized Waistlines of Americans… and 10 tips to shrink yours

Are you like the 60% of American’s who eat a fast food lunch at least once a week; or the 25% who eat out 5 or MORE times because of a hectic life? Although a meal eaten on the run fits easily into a busy schedule; it is not an invitation to eat unhealthy or […]

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Are you skipping the most important part of your workout

Your training program is designed to tear you down so that you can recover stronger, faster and in better condition. All of those positive changes occur after you have finished your exercises. To see the best results and to prepare your body for your next workout session, regeneration is important. Regeneration consists of activities and […]

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Over one-third of all cancers can be prevented by healthy diet, physical activity and weight management.  February—National Cancer Prevention Month—provides the perfect excuse to revive those dwindling New Year’s resolutions and start working towards a healthy lifestyle. Choose mostly plant foods, limit red and avoid processed meats. Preparing meals focused around vegetables, fruits, whole grains […]

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The Best YOU!

by Kate Krantz, PT, COMT In my role as a Physical Therapist, I frequently discuss weight concerns and general health with women of all ages.  I am not a dietitian or physician, but I am a woman who loves chocolate and sweets and struggles to maintain a healthy weight! For me, at the age of 35 I […]

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Fiber: Why Don’t You Eat More?

Imagine the marketing excitement that would ensue if a product came on the market that was proven to help control weight, reduce childhood obesity, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and decrease risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes and many cancers? Such a substance-dietary fiber-already exists, and it’s readily available in foods that are inexpensive and […]

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