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Blueberry Goodness

It’s National Blueberry Day! Blueberries are a wonderful naturally sweet treat that have been associated with a number of health benefits. Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamin K, C and manganese. You can read all of the research on how blueberries positively affect your health HERE. If you live in the area, head on over…
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Summer Food Safety

It’s summertime and that brings extended evenings of chasing fireflies and plenty of get-togethers with friends and family which invariably means there will be…FOOD! According to the CDC 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year from consuming contaminated food and drinks and summer is peak season. If you’re hosting or attending an event that…
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Men’s Health Week & Exciting Announcement…

There is a Silent Health Crisis happening. Men are dying almost 5 years sooner than woman. In a study by the CDC, the rate of doctor visits for preventative services were 100% higher for women than for men. Men also have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death. Today kicks…
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Best Tips to Drinking More Water

Truth is if you wait until you’re dry-mouthed and thirsty to drink water you’re probably already mildly dehydrated. In an earlier post we talked about all the benefits of staying hydrated and how to calculate Dr. Brooke’s recommended daily water intake. Meeting that recommendation can be a challenge. According to a survey by the CDC…
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Water You Waiting For? Drink Up!

Do a quick search on “how much water should I drink” and you’re likely to get a variety of answers on the “right” amount to drink on a daily basis. So what IS the right amount of water you should be drinking and how important is it, really? Dr. Brooke recommends this simple formula for…
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Uncovering Food Sensitivities

If you have school age children and spend any time volunteering in the classroom it probably won’t come as a shock that almost 6 million children or up to two in every classroom are affected by food allergies. Did you know that nearly 40% of those children have already experienced a severe or life-threatening reaction?…
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What An Elimination Diet Did For Me

I never thought I would (EVER) try an elimination diet. I love food. My diet is relatively healthy. I don’t have any major health issues. I don’t have any food sensitivities. That I know of. Why would I eliminate any food that I enjoy, nevertheless entire food groups? So when my best friend visiting from Georgia…
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Zoodles and Swoodles, Oh My!

In honor of National Nutrition Month and in an attempt to eat more vegetables I decided to jump on the spiralizer bandwagon. Several years ago I tried one of the cylindrical spiralizers and the razor broke off the first time I used it. Highly disappointing (not to mention a little dangerous)! I had almost given…
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Plagued By Chronic Pelvic Pain?

This week is designated worldwide as Endometriosis Awareness Week. It’s estimated that between 6-11% of women suffer from endometriosis but it’s difficult to know for certain because some woman experience few or no symptoms and go undiagnosed. According to the National Institute of Health, endometriosis is a term used to describe a condition when the lining…
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Spring Fever Brings Sore Muscles

The weather has been unseasonably warm this winter but the few cold days keep me holed up inside as I really have an intolerance for cold (born and raised right here in NC, I realize I’d never survive a northern winter). I have managed to drag myself out to run two to three times a…
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