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True or False: Olive Oil

By Jessica Klimczak on December 04, 2014

True or False: Olive oil goes rancid after a month on the counter.

Because of its healthy fat content and delicious flavor, olive oil has become the preferred oil in many households; but does it go rancid sooner than we realize?

In order for olive oil to stay fresh, it should...

Thanksgiving foods - pumpkin pie, stuffing, etc

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Leftover Safety: Making the Thanksgiving Meal Last

By Jessica Klimczak on December 02, 2014

For many of us, leftovers sit in our refrigerators filled with our good intentions of finishing them—saving us money, time, and most of all, waste. But in reality they sit waiting until they’re finally returned to the garbage disposal or compost.

But the Thanksgiving meal? That’s the one...

Sad girl

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Don’t let it get you down.

By CoachJenK on November 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again…clocks have turned back, less daylight, less time, or so it feels, and cold, dreary days are upon us.  These changes can cause a case of the “winter blues,” or more pricelessly, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) According the American Psychiatric...

Movember Madness - Helping Raise Awareness for Men’s Health

By Jessica on November 03, 2014

It officially feels like the beginning of the holidays. Fall wreaths, cans of pumpkin and cinnamon sticks fill store shelves in preparation for one of the most filling holidays of the year - Thanksgiving. In addition to these festive products, you may begin to notice a large number of...

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...

Suicide Prevention

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Suicide awareness: Helping someone with 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...