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Tis the Season for… Diabetes?

Tis the Season for… Diabetes?

We are in October, and for many this month is the beginning of a 3-month free for all when it comes to diet. We tend to give ourselves and our families permission to eat foods we generally avoid. One of the worst additions is refined sugar and fructose. Sources of these two (non-foods) can be sodas, fruit drinks, sweet tea, juice, extra fruit, energy drinks, candy, cakes and cookies, and alcohol. While a little each day doesn’t seem like much, it can and does add up. Let’s look at some...

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Eye Health: What you SEE is What you GET

Eye Health: What you SEE is What you GET

If, “What you see is what you get”, like the saying goes, we might want to think about the gift of sight just a little more seriously. In the US more than 20% of teenagers wear glasses. 53% of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 wear glasses and 77% of adults over 55 wear corrective lenses! A study done by Rose et al (2008) Archives of Opthalmology compared the sight of children in Singapore vs Sydney. In Singapore a child spends an average of 3 hours per week outside compared to a child in...

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Healthy Tips For Preschoolers to Home Schoolers

Healthy Tips For Preschoolers to Home Schoolers

Once children start preschool or kindergarten you may notice that life takes on a new routine, especially this year. All of a sudden you go from carefree time to time for reading, writing and ‘rithmetic! Along with this newfound routine, remember a regular intake of food is needed throughout the day to insure proper nutrition and energy. Children require 3 meals and a snack or two; growing brains and bodies need healthy options. By allowing your child to decide how much food is enough, there...

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Summer Sunshine

Summer Sunshine

Most of us love summer for its hot days and warm nights! Some love summer for the time spent outside hiking, boating, playing sports, or simply hanging out by the pool or creek. Planting a garden, working on house projects and going on vacation are all more fun when you can do it in the sunshine versus cold, windy weather, don’t you agree? So while there are many benefits to summer sun, there are also several reasons why we should practice caution while enjoying the rays! Benefits: 1. Immune...

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