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barabas7

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Lyme Carditis

In August 2013, I found an engorged tick on my arm.  When I did not get the characteristic bulls-eye rash of Lyme disease, I thought I was out-of-the-woods (so to speak).  Two or three weeks later, I had a fever of 103.4 for over two days, and my doctor did a tick-borne disease blood work panel which came back negative.

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posted 08/18/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Make Water Your First Choice for Hydration

What you drink is just as important as what you eat when it comes to your heart health.

 

Many adults struggle to consume enough fluids daily. A study using NHANES data found older adults on average consume about four, 8-ounce glasses (32... Read moreChevron

posted 07/18/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Regular Mushrooms vs. UV Treated Mushrooms: What's Best for Vitamin D Intake?

A growing body of research supports vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart disease.

 

Vitamin D acts as a hormone that regulates over 200 genes. Some functions of vitamin D include:

  • Aids in absorption of calcium within in intestinal track
  • Necessary for blood clotting
  • Aids in secretion... Read moreChevron
posted 06/24/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Is Your Zip Code Impacting Your Waistline?

Those who move to poorer neighborhoods tend to gain weight. That statement is based off the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

 

The proposed connection between... Read moreChevron

posted 05/21/2015, comments (0)|

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