Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Tired of Being Tired: Living with Chronic Fatigue

I am so tired of being tired.

 

I keel over into sleep whenever I get horizontal for my nap or going to bed at night, out like a light within a minute or two. When I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for days. My mandatory rest period (i.e., daily nap) is more necessary than ever before.

 

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posted 03/30/2015, 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)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

A Journey Towards Better Health

"Sugar...ahh honey honey...you are my candy girl....and I'm in love with you!"
 
One of my favorite oldies was playing in the background as I found myself totally lost in my favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's.
 
There I was walking around the aisles, and it felt like an entirely different store from the... Read moreChevron

posted 11/16/2014, 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)|
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... Read moreChevron

posted 05/03/2011, comments (0)|