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A Few Easy Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle – You are what You Eat

By Jessica on December 23, 2013

Changing your diet can be one of the toughest changes to make. As we leave the holiday parties, candies, drinks and food behind it is a great time to reexamine your daily food intake and the potential areas for improvement. If you’re trying to lose weight, avoid fad diets. Studies have shown...

Making Resolutions

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Making Resolutions

A new year brings new opportunities for us to makes changes in our lives. At the beginning of every year we want to put our best foot forward and some estimate that over 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Despite our best efforts, research from the University of Scranton suggests that...

Healthy Eating

Tips for Healthy Cooking

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Grabbing a quick bite to eat on the way home from work might be easier than making a home cooked meal but we all know it probably isn’t healthier. Pew Research Center found that roughly 40% of Americans eat out two or more times...

Does Skipping Meals Help You Lose Weight?

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: Is it true that’s it better to skip meals to burn fat and eat one large meal a day? I thought the body needs meals throughout the day, but I’ve been hearing this one meal a day idea from people and want to know if it’s true.

A: It’s recommended that you eat 3 main...

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8 Tips to Help Curb Sugar Cravings

By Jessica on December 20, 2013

Q: I have impulse control issues when it comes to sugar, especially during the holidays! Any tips to help my cravings?





A: I know sugar cravings can...

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Homeopathic Remedies for ADD?

By Jessica on December 10, 2013

 

Q: Is there a general homeopathic remedy for ADD? I refuse to continue my child on stimulant medications for his issues with concentration, disorganization, sleeping, oversensitive personality and mood swings.

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How can I combat sleepiness after a big meal?

November 15, 2013

Q: I would like to know why immediately after eating---mostly dinner--I feel a very strong desire to sleep, often ‘nodding out.' I’m ok after lying down for 20-30 mins. What else can I do to prevent or minimize the sleepiness?

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When can my child start playing sports again after a concussion?

Q: My 9-year-old son suffered a mild concussion while skiing last Sunday. He had headaches for a few days but felt 100% better by Wednesday. We were told he needs to wait a full week post-symptoms before resuming sports activities, however, can he play in a soccer game this Saturday that...

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How often should I take my ADHD medication?

October 30, 2013

Q: I’ve been diagnosed with Adult ADHD and my doctor prescribed me Ritalin. I’m wondering if I need to take my medication every day or just on my “bad” days?

A: It’s extremely important to take the Ritalin prescribed to you by your doctor every day and not just on the...

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How can I get my kids to eat less candy on Halloween?

October 29, 2013

Q: Halloween is coming up and I don’t want my kids to overeat. How can I get them to eat less candy?

A: Halloween is an awesome time in a child's life because it...

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