summer nutrition tips

Summer Nutrition Tips

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Do you ever think about your family’s summer nutrition?  If you’re like most of us, probably not.  We aren’t as likely to get colds, our schedules aren’t as regimented with the kids out of school, and we have different activities with which to amuse ourselves.  It’s also harder to plan…

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Nutrition for Pregnancy: Thriving in 3 Stages of Motherhood

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Optimizing nutrition for pregnancy ideally should begin prior to conception, continue through pregnancy and extend through breastfeeding.  These are crucial times in a woman’s life to remain optimally nourished.  A mother’s nourishment provides her child with the strongest possible health foundation while also protecting her own body from depletion.  This…

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Teenage Nutrition Guide

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The statistics concerning teenage nutrition are saddening.  According to a study released by the National Health and Nutrition Survey in 2013, 80% of surveyed teenagers between the ages of 12 to 19 years old had a nutrient-deprived diet.  Correlating with these statistics, 1/3 of teenagers had elevated or borderline cholesterol…

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you can avoid holiday weight gain

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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This year, you can do it—you can avoid holiday weight gain!  Halloween is almost here, basically kicking off the holiday season.  Just look around, and you’ll probably see Christmas sections in your area superstores.  And at least one of your friends has posted a countdown on Facebook, right?  For many…

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pumpkin smoothie recipe

Perfect Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

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Do you love this time of year because “everything pumpkin” appears?  Real pumpkin is healthy, but most pumpkin creations out there don’t use pumpkin at all and are loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.  Real pumpkin in this smoothie recipe is surprisingly sweet and packs vitamin A, beta-carotene and…

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it's never too soon to plan for a healthy pregnancy

4 Smart Steps for a Healthy Pregnancy

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If you’re planning to start or expand your family, it’s never too early to begin preparing for a healthy pregnancy.  The steps you take now to support yourself physically, mentally and emotionally will pay off with a smoother and more enjoyable experience. 1. A Healthy Pregnancy Begins with Pre-Conception Planning…

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