Category Archives: Wellness

Healthy Recipe: Purple Sweet Potato Bars

Have you ever heard of the purple sweet potatoes? This super food comes from the same family as the sweet potato but is vibrant in violet color that intensifies as cooked. Enjoy a healthy, sweet treat by following this recipe. Makes 16-20 bars Ingredients For the crust: 1 ½ cups raw cashews 1 cup macadamia […]

Tips to Manage Your Holiday Stress

When you think of the holidays, it may bring comfort and joy, but for some, the holidays mean added stress. Holiday-related stress and depression can cause headaches, overeating and insomnia. To combat these side effects, it is best to identify the cause of your stress and then take steps to rectify them. Consider the following […]

Stay Healthy with these Hand Hygiene Tips

December 4-10 is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Did you know that practicing good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs? Health experts estimate that 80 percent of common infections are spread through hand contact. 91 percent of adults say they always wash their hands after using public restrooms but only […]

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

November is dedicated to the sweet potato, a versatile, delicious superfood. These Vegetables are also knows as yams and are an inexpensive staple containing fiber, potassium and other vitamin benefits. We suggest you make fries out of them with no guilt! Ingredients: Sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt Pepper Pinch of cayenne or cumin Cinnamon Directions: […]

Healthy Lunch Ideas to Celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day

November is American Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association is celebrating “National Healthy Lunch Day” on Tuesday, November 17th. Help spread the message about the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle to counter the rising rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity-related illnesses. Before being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, most […]

5 Factors that Cause Lung Cancer Besides Smoke

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that more people die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer? While many people think that smokers are the only ones at risk, lung cancer affects smokers and nonsmokers alike. Exposure to asbestos and radiation, as well as smoking tobacco products or […]

Healthy Recipe: Cranberry Nut Granola

Nuts are a great snack, packed with protein, fiber and health-protective plant substances in every bite. Eating just 1½ ounces of your favorite nut each day may reduce your risk of heart disease. Almonds contain the most fiber of all nut varieties and have vitamin E, an antioxidant. If you are craving something seasonal, opt […]

Managing Workplace Stress

Over 75 percent of Americans consider their jobs stressful. Although it may not be possible to completely eliminate job stress, you can learn to manage it effectively. While dealing with stress is a normal part of everyday life, there are times when you may experience an unhealthy amount of stress on the job. The good […]

A Feel a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You may be seeing an abundance of pink lately; that is because October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. Breast exams are extremely useful in detecting cancer early. Clinical exams, breast self-exams (BSEs) and mammograms should be completed regularly so […]

Healthy Recipe: Greek Pasta Salad with Chickpeas

Have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as a healthy pasta dish? The Greek Pasta Salad with Chickpeas is full of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, hearty whole wheat pasta and protein-packed chickpeas. Monounsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your heart when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in […]

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