Category Archives: Simple Steps to Wellness

Dealing with Depression – Do You Have the Winter Blues (S.A.D.)?

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Kristina Alexanderson

When family and friends come together, we try to put on our best face at the gathering, despite any negative feelings we may be experiencing.

With winter holidays, conditions like depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) often get tucked under the rug.

What is SAD, and Do You Have It?
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MEGA, The Easiest Way to Remember What Your Thyroid Does For You

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Ever wonder why you have more difficulty losing fat than most? One influencer of your metabolism can be your thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland sitting around the throat. In addition to metabolism, this gland impacts some of the most important systems in the body.

Furthermore, there are an estimated 20 million Americans experiencing a thyroid condition of some kind. Could you be at risk?
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

4 Tasty Meals That Add Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables To Your Autumn Day

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With autumn comes the browning of tree leaves and pumpkins everywhere. What else is new and exciting?

Produce.

Fruits like pears and persimmons and vegetables like cabbage and beets are now plentiful because they’re in season. To help you eat by the season, we have created a recipe guide that incorporates the fruits, nuts, and vegetables of autumn.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Tips That Keep Your Healthy Eating On Point This Holiday Season

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, DennisSylvesterHurd

The roadblocks can sometimes be endless when it comes to healthy eating and living a health-conscious lifestyle: Family dinners, potlucks, traveling, and even just a long day of meetings at work are a sure-fire way to get off track; Your family members (or friends) aren’t always supportive of your fitness goals; The host at a holiday party insists on seconds, or there’s accidental leftover grazing.

Giving opportunities for these derailments can lead to feeling depleted, bloated, tired. We want you to feel your best – so how can you keep your healthy eating (and metabolism) on track and you making healthy choices? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Simple Wellness Steps: How to Supplement For Immunity

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Credit: Wikimedia, Oddman47

We’ve been sharing tips for wellness that are actionable and easy to bring into your everyday life, in an effort to help you be your best self. We believe that incorporating small, feasible changes over shorter periods of change can help you experience the motivation and confidence that comes from seeing your personal goals fulfilled.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

How to Workout to Make the Most of Your Workout Time

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jaredpolin

Long work hours. Caring for a loved one. School. Home maintenance. Catching up with friends. There’s less and less time for the things you know you need, like exercising. When you do have time, it seems like it’s not enough. 15 minutes here, 10 minutes there…is that enough for an effective workout? Should you even bother? 
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.