Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Prednisone Mood Swings

Prednisone. It’s a double-edged sword. This medication can be an excellent tool to address rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares, as well as a host of other medical conditions. When a bad flare has sidelined you, prednisone can help you to quickly get back on your feet.

 

On the other hand, the side effects can be a trip... Read moreChevron

posted 03/25/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

7 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure without Medication

1.   Invest in a home blood pressure monitor.

 

It is wise to monitor your blood pressure at home, as well as your doctor’s office.  Combining your readings with your doctor’s will provide a better measure of your high blood pressure and treatment... Read moreChevron

posted 03/18/2015, comments (0)|
Maryee

Maryee, Health Guide

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I am in my mid-40s, have kids, work full-time, & manage our home.

Addictive Additives in Food

We have a tremendous obesity problem in our country today, with one in every three adults being either overweight or obese. It seems odd to me that no other generation in our lifetime faced this in such incredible numbers. There has to be something to this that has come about in recent decades. It makes me think that with the introduction of... Read moreChevron

posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietitian

Detox Diets: Are They A Good Idea?

With the start of 2012, you may have made a pledge to shed the extra pounds you've gain over the last year.

Recently, I've heard a lot of people saying they intend to go on a "detox diet," as soon as the New Year begins.

But, is that a wise move?

For the most part, the only thing detox products help you to... Read moreChevron

posted 12/31/2011, comments (0)|