Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
posted 04/16/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

"Forbidden" foods that might actually be okay to eat

Well, omega 3’s and omega 6’s are a hot topic right now!   First, Ashley Koff discussed “Omega-3 + Omega-6: Are you in balance?”   This was followed by Dr. Fred Sancillio providing another view point in “Busting the most common fish oil myths”.   Now, Jonny Bowden weighs in. Jonny Bowden,... Read moreChevron
posted 04/10/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

More Straight Answers About Atrial Fibrillation

We've been going back to the basics about atrial fibrillation because so many patients, family and friends have questions. Let's look at some more questions and answers about this most common of heart arrhythmias. We thank the American Heart Association, the Cleveland Clinic, and the American College of Cardiology for their helpful informational... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, 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 lose is your hard earned cash. And, in... Read moreChevron
posted 12/31/2011, comments (0)|
Melanie Thomassian

Melanie Thomassian, Health Pro

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Dietician

Heart Healthy Vegetarian Diet

Many vegetarians rely too much on white carbs, overly processed meat alternatives, and cheese, to reach their energy needs. But, regularly eating this type of diet is not healthy for your heart.   A vegetarian diet can, however, be very healthful and nutritious, when carefully planned to include all of the essential nutrients, which the body... Read moreChevron
posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|