Tonsil Stones: The Hidden Source to Your Bad Breath

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Tonsil Stones cause of bad breath

Unless you are someone that suffered from persistent tonsil pain (and thus likely had your tonsils removed), you probably think very little about your tonsils each day. However, held within your tonsils could be the primary source of your on-going bad breath which you may rightfully be more aware of now that the smell is […]

How Come I Gain Weight After Losing Weight?

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If it has not happened to you, then it has probably happened to someone you know: after working for months to reach your weight loss goal, you find yourself gaining back the weight later on. It can feel like there is no way to break the cycle and maintain your lost weight. But why does […]

How To Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

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Those that wear glasses are well aware of the complications that come with wearing a mask. You’ve likely struggled with your glasses fogging up as a result of wearing your mask, and the colder temperatures outside have only worsened this issue. Why does it happen? The cause for the fogging of your glasses is simple: […]

National Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12/12)

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Handwashing Week 2020

Washing your hands is something you do every day and multiple times a day. It’s been emphasized now more than ever! Why does something so simple receive recognition during the first week of December each year? Because it saves lives! Handwashing and COVID-19 Proper handwashing has been key in slowing the spread of COVID-19, earlier […]

Boost Your Calcium Intake Without Dairy

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Dairy products are a great source of protein and calcium, however, they do not agree with everyone’s body. Additionally, there is always an ongoing debate on how much dairy you should be eating on a given day. Why is calcium so important? Your body stores calcium in your bones and teeth. Because of this, calcium […]

What Can You Do to Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

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November is American Diabetes Month and an opportunity to highlight the condition that now impacts the lives of just over 1 in 10 Americans according to a CDC report published in 2020. The prevalence of diabetes continues to rise in America and is it likely you or someone you know deals with diabetes each day. […]

Raising Your Children to Have A Healthy Weight

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Being overweight poses a number of cardiovascular and other health issues – that’s why, regardless of age, weight loss is among the most common health goals patients seek. However, the groundwork to a healthy weight starts before adulthood. Researchers have long known that overweight teens are more likely to remain overweight as an adult. Parents […]

The Connection Between Arthritis and the Weather

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Arthritis and the weather

Have you ever heard someone say “rain is coming, I can feel it in my bones.” For those with arthritis, it’s true – many really feel a connection with the weather. There have been a wide variety of studies completed in regard to this connection and the results have been inconsistent, however. What do we […]

Fermented Foods: Building Better Gut Health

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Fermented Foods

Last month we discussed probiotics role in gut health now we’ll expand this discussion a step farther with fermented foods. Because both use bacteria to create positive health results they are often confused for being the same thing. The important distinction between the two is that live organisms are not found in all fermented foods […]

HOPE: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Hope October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October people around the globe wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The work of breast cancer research and screening is year-round, but historically a particular emphasis has been placed in October. In some parts of the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed breast cancer screenings for the majority of this year. […]