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Calorie Counting App

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Is it Good for You? The Calorie Counting Debate.

By Jessica on September 23, 2014

Nowadays we are bombarded with the newest health fad, eating trend or dieting gimmick and it is borderline impossible to know if the claims and promises made are anything more than clever marketing. One health claim, which some may say is the oldest in the book, is calorie counting but...

Believe in yourself

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Self Improvement Challenge - 5 things you can start doing today

By Jessica on September 15, 2014

We think it is important to always work on making the world a better place. Whether it is through charity, volunteering, donations or a little inward introspection, working to make things better is always work worth doing. In honor of Self Improvement Month we have listed 5 things you...

Jar of Peanut Butter

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True or False: Is refrigerating peanut butter dangerous?

By Jessica on August 28, 2014

Over the years I have heard from a number of people that you should never refrigerate peanut butter. The story goes that placing peanut butter in the fridge causes a bacteria to develop which can cause food poisoning. I was curious as to whether or not this story held any merit, so I...

Happy Family

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Should the whole family get flu shots?

By Jessica on August 26, 2014

The seasonal flu typically peaks in January or February but it can strike as early as October and last through the month of May. The seasonal flu is considered to be highly contagious and can be fatal for certain populations. Medical professionals believe you can contract the flu when...

BMI Vs ABSI - Health


By Jessica on August 21, 2014

As a society, we are constantly bombarded with weight loss ads, photoshopped images and impossible goals put forth by the latest fitness magazine. All of these messages make it hard to know if you are at a healthy weight and whether or not you should continue your current diet and...

Peanut & Almond Butter Recall - Should you be concerned?

By Jessica on August 20, 2014

On August 19th, nSPIRED Natural Foods Inc. voluntarily recalled a number of Peanut Butters and Almond Butters because of a possible health risk. Anytime a product is recalled, especially one that is consumed in 90% of American households, concern and worry are natural reactions. If you...

Suicide Prevention

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Suicide: A Cure for Depression?

By CoachJenK on August 19, 2014

Depression and other mental health disorders affect millions and millions of people around the world, yet sadly and unfathomably it still remains a shameful illness that most people feel the need to hide.  There are individuals out there that understand depression and other related disorders...

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True of False: Can immunizations cause learning disabilities?

By Jessica on August 14, 2014

Anyone who has young children, or knows people with young children has probably heard the vaccination debate. A rather hot button issue in our society, many people believe vaccinations can cause autism or other learning disabilities, but where did this assumption come from? In 1998,...

Bees: Why We Need Them Even Though We Fear Them

By Jessica on August 05, 2014

It is fair to say that humans have mixed emotions about bees. We love the flowers they help pollinate we don’t love the stingers they can leave behind after they have felt threatened. Did you know we have identified 25,000 species of bees? Or that a large majority of these species...


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Children and ADHD

By Jessica on January 28, 2014

Children are naturally very active small people, and each child exhibits a different level of energy unique to him or her. However, when an energetic child has the potential to injury himself or others on a continual basis because of overly active behavior, it might be time to talk with a...