Healthy Information Archive

Cold & Flu Season Tips

The weather is starting to get chilly around here, and it feels SO good. I love the cooler weather because it is a good excuse to break out my slow cooker and start making those super savory soups and sauces again. Unfortunately, it also brings cold & flu season around. It is ...Read More

A Tribute To Berries

Did you know that berries are extremely high in fiber and antioxidants? In fact, they are counted among the Top 5 Healthy Fat Burning Foods. If you want more fat burning foods in your diet, consider strawberries, cranberries, grapes, blackberries or raspberries in your diet. Many of these berries are seasonal, however may be frozen ...Read More

Breast Cancer Special

  Recent studies suggest that physical activity may help lower the risk of a recurrence and it’s a proven mood-booster. Being overweight, getting too little exercise, and drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day can raise the risk of developing breast cancer. Being overweight, getting too little exercise, and drinking more than one ...Read More

Your Daily Apple

We’ve all heard that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, right? Why is the apple so magical? And how do we eat the same thing EVERYDAY and not get completely sick of it? Did you know that there are more than 7,500 different types of apple? It’s true. Each ...Read More

Breast Cancer Special

The most obvious risk factor for breast cancer is being a woman. Men get the disease, too, but it is about 100 times more common in women. Other top risk factors include being over age 55 or having a close relative who has had the disease. But keep in mind that up ...Read More

Breast Cancer Special

The only sure way to determine whether a lump is cancer is to do a biopsy. This involves taking a tissue sample for further examination in the lab, sometimes through a small needle. Sometimes surgery is done to take part of or the entire lump for testing. The results will show whether ...Read More

Ice Cream

People who get cravings tend to have higher BMIs — no surprise since fattening foods are often the object of desire. The combination of cool, creamy, and sweet makes ice cream an irresistible treat — but a costly one in terms of calories. A typical serving of vanilla has 230 calories. Better ...Read More

Heart Healthy: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  This oil, made from the first press of olives, is especially rich in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols, as well as healthy monounsaturated fats. When olive oil replaces saturated fat (like butter), it can help lower cholesterol levels. Polyphenols may protect blood vessels. When shopping for any type of oil first pressed, ...Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Special

Breast cancer today is not what it was 20 years ago. Survival rates are climbing, thanks to greater awareness, more early detection, and advances in treatment. For roughly 200,000 Americans who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful. There are often no symptoms of ...Read More

Heart Healthy: Tuna

Tuna is a good source of heart-healthy omega-3s; it generally costs less than salmon. Albacore (white tuna) contains more omega-3s than other tuna varieties. Tuna is a readily available fish choice. You can get everything from full tuna steaks to handy to-go pouches to carry with you. You can also mix it ...Read More