5 Cancer Prevention Tips that May Save your Life

October  is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month   By: Angelique Millis Cancer. The six letter word has impacted everyone in some way or another. Chances are you know someone who has been faced with Cancer, whether it be a neighbor, friend or family member. The fact remains that it's an unignorable epidemic and despite the technological advances that have been made over the past few years, the mystery associated with Cancer never seems to unravel. One probing question still remains on the minds and hearts of many: Is cancer a genetic mutation or the result of poor lifestyle choices? There … [Read more...]

Staying Well

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Staying Well It’s important to build our immune systems so that we can show up for all the things we do. A regular supplement program supervised by your nutritionist or nurse practitioner is a valuable individualized plan that keeps you operating at your optimum functioning level. This can change as you strengthen and need different or fewer things depending on quality of nutrition that can create wellness. For example, be sure you’re not eating things to which you’re unknowingly allergic--simple blood tests can determine this. Good habits help us to stay well and exercising discipline … [Read more...]

Stamp out Childhood Obesity- 5 Steps for Healthy, Fit Kid

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With the convenience of fast-food on every corner and the increased popularity of computers and electronic gaming, it is no secret that childhood obesity has been on the rise for the past 3 decades.  According to recent studies conducted on US Americans, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Approximately nine million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. Parents have an obligation to educate their children on exercise and diet, and to help … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the Freshman 15 by Combating Cravings

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By: Angelique Millis Ah, the Freshman 15- the infamous 10-20 pound weight gain phenomenon that college students experience as they transition from highschool to college.  While the hustle and bustle of college life makes it difficult for students to diet, many have learned that they can compromise with their cravings and make better decisions to avoid the weight gain. What are Cravings? Cravings are strong yearnings for specific foods, usually those with high sugar or high fat content. Unlike the normal hunger that we experience between meals on a daily basis, cravings are triggered by … [Read more...]