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DIY Nail Polish Remover: Legit or Not?

I stumbled across a recipe for homemade nail polish remover and decided to give it a try. First, I must confess that polished nails are not part of my routine. It takes way too much effort to keep them looking nice and keeping polish on too long makes my nails brittle. With that being said,…
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What You Need To Know About Your Kid’s Backpack

It’s August and that means many kids are getting ready to head back to school. Whether you’re sending a little off to Kindergarten or a teenager to high school they will all, more than likely, have one thing in common: backpacks! Backpacks are great way to carry all of your belongings easily and there are…
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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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